LG V30 is pretty awesome but lacks some features what the v20 has. No FM radio, no removable battery, no IR blaster. I think I have to go with v20. anyone has the v20? is the phone okay? does it have bootloop issue? what about screen ghosting/retention issue.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2017The stutter/lag only happens in the initial set up of a brand new phone when the phone downloa... moreMaybe you are the same person that explains us the improvement of the USB C 3.1 versus the conventional USB. Thank you for so much for clarify concepts.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2017The stutter/lag only happens in the initial set up of a brand new phone when the phone downloa... moreIn addition, you can also set 'Force GPU rendering' to 'ON' and set 'Force 4x MSAA' to 'ON' in the developer options. Also ensure 'game battery saver' is off. If the lag/stutter remains, you need to check on hardware. First the sd card must be not defective and at least a class 10 (high speed), sim cards not defective. If after factory reset and doing all these suggestions still result in chronic lag and stutter, it is likely a hardware issue (defective internal storage, RAM, etc.) and it is best to have the phone replaced if within warranty period, or repaired.
TedCruz'sFather, 29 Aug 2017I just purchased the V20 from someone in brand-new condition, and it turned out to be the wors... moreThe stutter/lag only happens in the initial set up of a brand new phone when the phone downloads android firmware updates via ota, while google playstore automatically updates all apps, attempts to sync everything with your account, and other new phone setup related processes are still running in the background. After everything is complete and updated, the phone should be fluid, smooth, and lag free/stutter free after the reboot. Otherwise, if it remains laggy and stuttery, you may have too many apps that have 'draw over other apps' permission or too many apps that don't work well with battery saving optimization. In that case, go to settings - general - apps - : - configure apps - special access - draw over other apps, also - ignore optimizations. Set draw over other apps permission to NO (except messaging) and set ignore optimizations to ON for all apps. Restart your phone after the settings change. It should be fluid, lag free and stutter free, even more fluid than any iphone or samsung, old or new. For even more speed, you can go to settings - general - developer options and set the animation scales to 0.5x,0.5x.0.5x instead of 1x,1x,1x. For even more refinement in the fluidity of user experience, download nova launcher, use it as default launcher and go to nova settings - look and feel: set scroll speed and animation speed to fast.
TedCruz'sFather, 29 Aug 2017I just purchased the V20 from someone in brand-new condition, and it turned out to be the wors... moreThere is something wrong with your phone. The V20 is very smooth usually.
Dearest LG.Thanks for creating the best of yours without hybrid based on GSMArena review up to the time. Of course with Bluetooth 5 + its auxiliaries and USB V 3.1 and otg and the lesser bezels ! this V 20 would have been an everlasting relic from the LG....Hopefully in LG V30 ....Nevertheless its qualities are the best even nowadays....Thanks GSMArena for writing complete review...,Justice Rights.Omid12Omidvar loves fact-writing and following moral guidelines....Thanks all.
I've had my V20 for just under a year, and the first week took abit of adapting to. But nothing most android users shouldn't be used to. Was quick and easy to toggle the menu interface to go to standard android rather than the lg quick one.
the phone beyond that just works like any premium smart phone
TedCruz'sFather, 29 Aug 2017I just purchased the V20 from someone in brand-new condition, and it turned out to be the wors... moreTry with a new one device with the factory box opened by you. Maybe the on paper specs become true.
I just purchased the V20 from someone in brand-new condition, and it turned out to be the worst purchasing decision of my life (at least one of them).
On paper, the V20 seems pretty awesome, but it's an utter nightmare of a phone. First, coming from phones with fingerprint readers on the front, I figured it may have been a little difficult to get used to the rear-facing reader, but let me just say it's not only extremely difficult, it's also not comfortable to use the phone in this way at all; it causes you to have to shuffle your phone around in your hand all the damn time. I don't have this problem with front-facing fingerprint readers.
Besides that, the phone is extremely slow and laggy, even after a fresh reset. After going through the setup wizard, it takes about 5 seconds for the icons to appear on the screen. Then you scroll attempt to scroll through the apps, and the menu stutters as it scrolls.
This isn't even beginning to touch on the privacy concerns I now have with Android phones. Sure, Apple has some privacy concerns itself, but after doing some intensive research, I'm finding there's a greater issue of privacy that many don't discuss with phones.
The current state of our technology is really sad; it makes me wish I had more power and money so I could go out and start my own company because it seems neither Apple, Google, nor Microsoft (which are the main players) really consider their consumers, privacy, or security in the products they build. It infuriates me.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2017I have the v20 , personally I wouldn't get it , I'm trying to sell mine and get a different one. Why is that
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2017Hello guys,i'm looking to buy this phone so can you just give me a quick run down on the phone... moreI have the v20 , personally I wouldn't get it , I'm trying to sell mine and get a different one.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2017Hello guys,i'm looking to buy this phone so can you just give me a quick run down on the phone... moreMy unit has four months and doesn't have image retention and older units doesn't have bootloop, too.
Hello guys,i'm looking to buy this phone so can you just give me a quick run down on the phone?I had my G2 for 3 years and time has come to change it so does the V20 have any issues like screen ghosting,bootloops and so on?
LG V20 is not compatable with Fitbit. I purchased a fitbit to find when I tried to set it up, LG10 was the only one compatable.
Garfwog, 22 Aug 2017If you want or need a good quality selfie lens, this is not the phone for you, they put in a t... moreMy V20 charges from 1-100% within 80 minutes. I use the charger that the G5 came with.
Best all-around I ever owned and I use Google Pixel and iPhone SE daily to do some DoorDash. I rotate between 5 different phones although I might cut back so I can sell off the S7 edge and G5. Need to cut off T-Mobile to save money. V20 gets relegated to just a media player and camera phone.
The selfie cam on both G5 and V20 is annoying af because the photos are reversed. You need to use Open Camera if you. Wear a t-shirt with words on it and everything is reversed. Unlike my other phones where it probably displays the photo. My last phone to do that was from the Chinese.. Xiaomi.
There aren't many phone brands I trust. The problem with sticking to Pixel exclusively for me is there will be different OEMs making it like the Nexus devices. It becomes uncertain every year.
Motorola - No interesting flagships this year.
Nokia - Was never a major player in the US.
Sony - Unlocked still may not work on Verizon.
As much as I prefer Android much more over iOS, living in the States and owning a MacBook Air which can't recognize my Pixel using Android File Transfer, I am sorta forced to use iPhone more now.
Android haters: It's Google spyware!
*goes back using Google Search, Google Now, Google Photos, Google Voice, YouTube, Gmail, GMaps with location services turned on*
Google gets richer every day no matter if you use iOS or Android. Google services or anytime you log online to check your Facebook are keyholes to get spied on.
The most SOT I ever got from my G5 is about 7 hrs SOT when I upgraded to Nougat. The V20 is like 20-25% better which is a difference of at least 2+ hrs more of SOT. Right now, I am at 4.5 hrs SOT with 40% left.
Out of the three LG phones I ever owned, V20 is definitely the most durable as my G3 S and G5 felt like it was built like a McDonald's Happy Meal toy. One minor drop from the bed or waist high inside its holster case and both with their flimsy plastic/painted plastic over metal gets a crack and dent. I'm surprised I haven't cracked the V20 camera hump at all.
As LG wanted back in 2015, the V-series is really LG's flagship series. No longer the G-series. Look at the materials used since the Optimus G and mostly shoddy built quality whether glass or plastic and a plastic frame that easily cracks. It is why the G-series get discounted fast to $400 or less within a couple months. If you want good build quality, Motorola and Nokia is the way to go.
Love my V20 but it will be my last LG phone. The last flagship to offer removable battery. Staying exclusive to Pixel phones which aren't made from LG. Or moving back to Motorola or Nokia. The Nokia 8 ranks higher on my list than the Essential Phone, Note8, and iPhone 8. The design is starting to look too retro though but if it is built like a tank like the Nokias from yesteryear, I'm all for it.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2017Maybe the quality is weak but decent for 2014 standards? Cool. Don't care. I have a Note 3... moreI just placed an order for TWO LG V20's. Should arrive in 2 business days. LG has the best deal ever which started mid August 2017. By opening a new phone line with Tmobile, I jumped on the BOGO offer (buy 1 get 1 free) on LG G6 and/LG V20 (can also mix n match). My LG G4 fell victim to the notorious BOOTLOOP fiasco. I loved that phone until it croaked. LG fixed it but I was ready for a new phone & just tired of the headache & heartache of owning the LG G4. LG Support Center was really responsive. They didn't hang me out to dry. But still, it was a bad experience. This BOGO deal on one of the most badass phones available on the market right now makes up for everything. I'm betting on the theory that lightening usually doesn't strike twice in the same place. Optimistic that the dreaded bootloop curse is over at least in the here and now. In case anything goes wrong i have an extra LG V20 as my backup phone.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2017Maybe the quality is weak but decent for 2014 standards? Cool. Don't care. I have a Note 3... moreI totally agree with your opinions. Verizon like others american operators don't help so much to their consumers. The Nokia 8 doesn't made by the original Finnish company. Meanwhile I enjoy the V20 like a mad goat.