Anonymous, 25 Feb 2019Change the rules all you want I will be super disappointed if you guys aren't on this forum in... moreI've never twisted the rules. The features that the V20 has are that aren't available in current flagships are the reason I'm not upgrading. See you in 2022 then. Don't worry, we'll still enjoy our V20's in as much as you will still be envying them here.
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2019Change the rules all you want I will be super disappointed if you guys aren't on this forum in... moreYou can even triple your "lol", you will still give a forced lough here. Nobody is silly enough to get duped by such a sore... user.
Chances are quite a number of V20s might very well last up to 5 years.
Someone who does not even own the device but is keen to check in to have his hopes dismissed in 2021, while putting a twisted smile on his face, can hardly be called successful, can he ? ;)
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2019Nope. You got it wrong. Will be using my V20 for as long as it is alive and functional. Not up... moreChange the rules all you want I will be super disappointed if you guys aren't on this forum in 2021 still rocking your V20's and bragging about how "great" they are even in 2021.
It's only been a little over 2 years and looks like cracks are appearing and you're only almost at the half way point of a 5 year usage cycle. Some of you I think even got your V20 in 2017 which technically means you need to go until 2022.
Trust me, it will be much easier for a non-V20 user like myself to come here and check in on you than it will be for you guys to actually use a V20 for 5 years hahaha :-P
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2019Hey hey hey, remember you guys have to use your V20's until 2021 so no point in even thinking ... moreNope. You got it wrong. Will be using my V20 for as long as it is alive and functional. Not upgrading anytime soon unless it's rendered obsolete or useless because:
1. It's dead.
2. Android Nougat/Oreo can no longer access and install apps from the Playstore (like gingerbread, ice cream sandwich), or
3. Some technological change renders majority of its features unusable or non-operational. (Ex. micro sd format becomes obsolete, FM radio broadcasts are shut down, IR blased remotes and ir based appliances are no longer produced, LTE is phased out, dual sim use becomes irrelevant, 5000mAh and larger battery capacities become available in flagship phones, etc. or
4. A true successor comes along that has everything the V20 has except for the removable battery (in exchange, it has to have at least 5000mAh battery).
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2019There won't be a Pie for the V20. LG wants V20 users to upgrade instead to the V50 Thinq 5G w... moreHey hey hey, remember you guys have to use your V20's until 2021 so no point in even thinking of buying a V50 or Mate 20 (unless you want to buy a V50 or Mate 20 in 2021 hahah, hey at least they'll be super cheap by then).
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2019There won't be a Pie for the V20. LG wants V20 users to upgrade instead to the V50 Thinq 5G w... moreYou are right. Huawei is smart and knows that there is a segment of consumers who want the functionality of the V20, will give it and with specific updates of Android and SW.
There won't be a Pie for the V20. LG wants V20 users to upgrade instead to the V50 Thinq 5G which already has Pie. I doubt though if the V50 will have regular software updates. LG is dying as a mobile phone brand so software updates for the V50 will be a lot worse.
The V50 has dual sim with dedicated micro sd card support, a headphone jack, FM radio and a 4000mAh battery so it's basically an acceptable enough successor to the V20 but still, it's got no IR blaster. Hopefully future versions (V60 or V70) will have it or it's Huawei's future Mate and P flagships for me as they always had IR blasters, headphone jacks, FM radios, excellent cameras and huge 4000mAh+ batteries. And much better software updates too! (Not like LG's horrendous software update support).
For the record, my other V20, the -ESA-xx variant, is still on Nougat 7.0, the software it launched with in 2016. And it's not alone. Many other V20 regional variants were also NEVER upgraded to Oreo.
So be warned if you ever buy an LG phone especially one as expensive as the V50 Thinq 5G. Better yet, get the regular Mate 20 for less and more software update reliability (plus an IR blaster too!)
I have serious doubts about the Pie update to the V20. I think that if their launch was at 2.016, September, mean be more 'updatable' than others aged same.
Here's how an untampered BCK-5200 battery charging kit looks like. Note the translucent plastic and the paper seal used to pack the battery and the plastic battery case:
Right now, even battery charging kits have tampered/fake batteries that are not in their official plastic packaging and paper seal.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2019You mean it costs twice more than a fake oem battery.
You think LG is still making fresh ba... moreNo. I actually based my pricing on my purchase of the official external battery charging accessory [BCK 5200] which used to be available on ebay a year ago for $25, and comes with the official slow external charger and a sealed, genuine LG V20 OEM battery in the pack.
I bought 3 of those for the battery mainly, and so I got 3 additional OEM batteries for my V20 (and 3 external chargers). I bought the Powerbear 6500mAh for the V20 for $80 in a local seller (not Amazon.com). That makes it more than twice the price I paid for my OEM V20 batteries.
The OEM batteries have a different manufacturer: 'Donghwa Tocad Electronics' while the fake ones are manufactured by 'Yantai Bonsung Electronics'. Bought one of those fake ones for $7 each so I know how they differ from the genuine ones in terms of manufacturer's name, and most especially in terms of performance. The fake ones shut down the phone during peak or high processor loads even with 20-25% battery remaining and last only half as long from a full charge (battery percentage drops twice as fast). They look like real genuine, OEM batteries but don't perform as well. I don't know why others say they perdorm as well as OEM's but from my experience, they really don't and aren't worth it. Maybe others haven't tested these fake batteries under load (online gaming on LTE data which will cause unexpected shutdowns even at 20-25% battery remaining).
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019I actually returned one PowerBear extended battery for 'invalid battery' defect. It actually c... moreYou mean it costs twice more than a fake oem battery.
You think LG is still making fresh batteries for the V20? Not a chance. I'd reckon a large % out there for sale now are in fact fake. Reviews of disappointing performance/not holding a charge would suggest so, too. When LG stocked batteries on their website (guaranteed legit) they were $39.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019This is why I never use third-party batteries, period. It's just not that 25% of reviews are ... moreI actually returned one PowerBear extended battery for 'invalid battery' defect. It actually costs more than twice the OEM battery and has excellent return and refund policy. The build quality is actually the best among extended batteries (better than Zerolemon). Just because I purchased a defective product doesn't mean I have poor taste. In fact, I don't recommend purchase if there is no good return policy. Amazon has excellent return policy.
Your LOGIC is like that reviewers and websites that positively reviewed the FEW SAMSUNG Note 7 units that didn't have EXPLODING battery problem and all the users that chose to buy the exploding Note7 ALL HAD POOR TASTE. The PowerBear is far from an exploding battery but yes, it does have quality issues so buy only if you have an excellent return policy. Otherwise, buy another extended battery brand (hyperion, perfine, etc.) I bought it over the others because it was the only one that had 2 year warranty and excellent return policy in my area. I would be at greater loss if I bought an extended battery I can't return and that doesn't have warranty.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019Yes. Lots of bad units (25% of reviews are 1 star). But if you get a good one that doesn't giv... moreThis is why I never use third-party batteries, period. It's just not that 25% of reviews are 1-star, if you tally it up 40% of reviews are 3 stars or less, and only 46% gave it 5 full stars. That's a terrible track record. I'm starting to get the vibe you have poor taste for well designed products, or a good taste for poorly designed products! You even support this powerbear garbage.
Juste, 18 Feb 2019Is this https://gopowerbear.com/collections/v20/products/lg-v20-extended-battery the one you m... moreYes. Lots of bad units (25% of reviews are 1 star). But if you get a good one that doesn't give you an 'invalid battery' error, you'll be rewarded. As an alternative, buy an extended battery case only (with no extended battery) like the Hyperion case, and place your spare OEM battery there so it will always be with you and you don't need to remember bringing it with the V20 always for marathon sessions.
Keeping in view its customer demand and likes, LG should consider to launch V20 (Pro) edition, with improved battery, front camera, AMOLED display and android Pie out of the box. Hope so this will erase all previous complains regarding V20 users.
Anonymous, 14 Feb 20191. BLATANT LIE. The V20 has removable battery. To say it's THE SAME as a powerbank battery cas... moreIs this https://gopowerbear.com/collections/v20/products/lg-v20-extended-battery the one you mentioned ?
If so, how do you find it ? Both the battery and the protective case.
Reviews on amazon.com are not brilliant...
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2019This is awesome life advice: don't every have anything nice because one day you might break it.You obviously did not get my point. Beauty without substance is ugly. I have seen far too many beautiful curved edge screen phones that shatter at the slightest drop, and the repair costs are absolutely outrageous.
Beauty and substance are not mutually exclusive. You can have beauty and substance at the same time. But as I see it, many ultra fragile curved edge screened phones are more beauty than substance.
MLAVRA, 17 Feb 2019For all of you who don't own V20, have no intention of buying one and possess all knowledge an... moreIt's possible repeat the same style, even improved ? With complete update at the correct time ? Obviously, yes. And for many manufacturers. But damn if this is business ! !