I have had the V20 for about a year now and it has been the most reliable smartphone I have ever had. I have owned these Android phones Samsung Moment, Galaxy S, Galaxy S3, HTC Evo, HTC Evo4gLTE, Note2, Note3, Note4, Note 7 and now the V20. Got the V20 when I returned the Note 7. My Samsung phones always slowed down and lagged like crazy after a while. The Note 7 was already lagging like crazy after just 2 weeks. The V20's wide angle camera is the most useful camera feature on the market the second screen allows for control of streaming services or on device music with the main screen off and gives notifications and access to settings, flashlight and certain apps with the screen off. The removable battery is just an awesome feature nothing like being able to just pop in a new charged battery and charge your other one in the battery charger. The camera features for manual mode are awesome and while the Note 7 took a little bit better pictures the V20 has the most outstanding 4k video recording I have ever seen on a phone. When I got my V20 I still had a Note 7 and compared the screens side by side. I was initially disappointed with the V20 with the factory screen settings but by turning on comfort view and then using screen color adjustment in accessibility settings under vision I was able to dial the V20 screen in to look almost identical to the Note7 screen I had beside it. The quad dac is amazing if you have some high impedance head phones it really works great. Last week I went and bought a Note 8 and returned it the next day because the V20 screen looked better in many areas because of Samsung dimming the screen in certain apps like The Play Store, Browsers and settings menu. Even the home screen is limited in brightness all in attempt to save battery life. The result was that my V20 screen looked better in all of the areas that Samsung applied their selective screen dimming. The Note 8 screen did look better in apps that were not limited by the dimming but in the browser for instance the V20 had a nice pure white background while the Note 8 had a yellow tint. I returned the Note 8 the next day because I liked the V20 better. The V20 feels better in the hand to me and that stupid curved screen on the Note8 is an accident waiting to happen because the cases can not come up and around the panel. I have used all the flagship phones available in the U.S. and have come to the conclusion that the V20 is the best phone on the market even now Nov. 2017.
I just got the phone 3 days ago and it is a big disappointment for me. Battery life is poor and cell signal drops frequently. I will never ever use LG phone again.
- The screen size and its aspect ratio 16:9. It's bigger than other 18:9 or 19:9 phones.
- The image quality of the screen. The color isn't very vibrant like iPhone X, but it's quite crispy and bright.
- The little second screen on the top. It's very practical and useful.
- The microSD card.
- The possibility to turn the phone on/off with double-touch.
- It's not slow, but I find not fast enough at my taste.
- Battery. It's not terrible, but I think it's below average, maybe due to large screen and high resolution.
- The speaker. Sound is just fine, nothing amazing, but it's not loud enough.
Neutral (personal need):
- the swappable battery means that the phone can't be charged wirelessly and be waterproof.
- A lot of people praise the sound quality, the DAC, it's good but I find nothing extraordinary.
Alazay, 23 Nov 2017v20, more features , the ultra loads a slight bit faster , not really noticable, but v20 for m... moreLet me say that battery autonomy is some insufficient. Luckily is removable. About features embodies ALL.
Is abhorrent that nowadays increases quickly the number of devices too much "tecno" with poverty of features.
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2017Which is better lg v20 vs htc u ultra vs mate 9 v20, more features , the ultra loads a slight bit faster , not really noticable, but v20 for more features and bigger battery, just my opinion
Ak, 20 Nov 2017change the cable or try it with a totally different charger and cable, also make sure fast cha... moreHi AK, you were right, the problem was with the cable that came along with the device, switched to a third party cable and dang, quick charging again.
Only wish LG had atleast had year's warranty on the charging brick, cable and battery in India.
Had to buy the third party cable.
Rimac , 21 Nov 2017Doesn't has been reported in GSMArena of a single bootloop case but image retention some cases. I going for the HTC 10 i guess.. Thanks for the help Rimac and Alazay :)
tylr.v, 21 Nov 2017Any long term issues? I'm okay with the performance but are there any bootloop issues and stuff? Doesn't has been reported in GSMArena of a single bootloop case but image retention some cases.
Alazay, 21 Nov 2017ok , check this out https://www.androidheadlines.com/2016/09/phone-comparisons-samsung-ga... moreAny long term issues? I'm okay with the performance but are there any bootloop issues and stuff?
tylr.v, 21 Nov 2017Are there any major problems in this device? I'm hoping to buy this or a HTC 10 later this mon... moreok , check this out https://www.androidheadlines.com/2016/09/phone-comparisons-samsung-galaxy-s7-vs-lg-v20.html s7 vs v20 -> v 20 wins g5 vs v 20 -> v20 wins https://www.androidheadlines.com/2016/09/phone-comparisons-lg-g5-vs...
Are there any major problems in this device? I'm hoping to buy this or a HTC 10 later this month. I can get both of em for under $400. I'm gonna use one of them as my daily driver in 2018. What should i buy? Thanks in advance :)
Slash89, 20 Nov 2017Is it still worth buying? I'm really interested in this phone, how's the camera quality compar... moreok ,
check this out
s7 vs v20 -> v 20 wins
g5 vs v 20 -> v20 wins
xperia xz vs v20
again lol v20 wins
Slash89, 20 Nov 2017Is it still worth buying? I'm really interested in this phone, how's the camera quality compar... moreMaybe isn't the top quality in pieces but for sure it's the only model with ALL features, high quality cameras and awesome sound with an audio recorder close to studio level.
At present, unbeatable value for money.
Is it still worth buying? I'm really interested in this phone, how's the camera quality compared to the Sony XZ Premium or XZ1?
Girish 685, 18 Nov 2017I bought the V20 on January 2017. The phone was running smoothly until recently. The issue is ... morechange the cable or try it with a totally different charger and cable, also make sure fast charging is enabled
Alazay, 20 Nov 2017V20 over g6 and s7 any day, move storage same rame better sound better cameramore storage i meant :), my bad
sid , 19 Nov 2017dude go for lg g6 awesome phoneV20 over g6 and s7 any day,