Anonymous, 17 Mar 2018I don't think you've had your v20's long enough to experience the screen retention first hand,... moreWith an extended battery from 6.400 mAh upwards, you don't need the usual sealed battery of maximum 4.000 mAh.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2018It's unfortunate people complain of the V20's temporary screen retention issue and think it is... moreI don't think you've had your v20's long enough to experience the screen retention first hand, it's starts off slowly/hardly noticeable around the 4-6 month mark but after 1+ year it starts to get very noticeable and very annoying. It gets worse with time and heat produced by gaming and the camera make it substantially worse. IMO It's just as bad and just as unacceptable as other types of screen burn-in. Of course, since you're a huge LG v20 fan boy you think this is OK but to your average consumer with no brand bias this is totally not OK.
Also with the weak battery, you think being able to swap the battery out for a fresh one is a excuse and therefore acceptable for a phone to have weak battery life, again, to your average consumer this is unacceptable as average consumers want maximum battery life out of a single charge, period.
How to avoid screen retention in the V20:
Use the following custom settings:
Theme - high contrast (black theme)
Launcher - Nova launcher prime with gestures.
Phone Wallpaper: SB wallpaper changer - wallpaper changes every few hours
Shortcut icons - in nova launcher, set to small sizes and limit to one row. Put everything else in the app drawer. My phone almost has no shortcut icons except a few at the bottom. Everything else I launch from the app drawer or launch using tap, swipe and other gestures. Other apps are in the second screen at the top which are swipeable to an empty signature screen (if you don't want retention on second screen)
Screen brightness - I use an app called Lux Dash premium. It smoothly dims my phone when its dark and brightens it when its bright outside. It not only avoids excessive screen brightness that may cause screen retention, but it also significantly improves battery life - try it.
I also hide home touch buttons for ALL apps (settings - display - home touch buttons - hide home touch buttons)
I use 'back button' app for navigation and place it anywhere I like (movable location but I mostly position it vertically at the right side of the screen near my thumb for easier access).
Second screen: set to display date and time when main screen is off, and display signature, app shortcuts and empty screen (quick tools) from time to time. Try these settings on your V20. It will leave your V20 with only the network icons, time and battery logo static.
Also, weak battery is such a lame excuse for selling the V20 when you can just buy a new OEM/original V20 battery for $15- $20 or better yet, buy extended batteries for longer screen on time. Also network issues are almost always due to user not buying the correct V20 model that matches the network frequency available in the area the V20 is being used. It's lack of basic knowledge in the inner workings of Android phones really. Better for these kinds of usersnto just get an iphone. It's foolproof for users who don't know anything technical, don't want choices, don't want tinkering, and just want a phone that works out of the box.
It's unfortunate people complain of the V20's temporary screen retention issue and think it is a permanent burn in when it clearly is not. Also, lots of solutions have been mentioned here how to avoid screen retention which are very effective and very simple to implement. I for one don't have screen burn in issues. Retention is practically non-existent due to minimal static elements in my home screen and use of auto brightness app (LUX) as well as wallpaper changer app. I am sorry for users who sell their V20 due to simple, easy to correct screen retention issues in ips displays when a lot worse (permanent burn in, permanent color shifts, much shorter display life) can happen in amoleds.
Sold my v20. Severe burn in. Weak battery. Poor reception. Lg has a history of screwing the pooch and they havent disappointed this time either.
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2018People still use S3!And become an usual stream at the upcoming times.
Wait and see.
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2018Yikes! 6 years, really? That would be like still using a Samsung S3 today. What a nightmare.People still use S3!
When T.Mobile confirms the Oreo update for the v20, this a good sign that the update is coming indeed.
Will the lg v20 have the new oreo update?
I know sometimes we have to wait for the 1st quarter of the year to pass..
AnonD-744238, 13 Mar 2018When the Oreo update releases...?That's not known yet, would be glad to find out, but the rumours are the first quarter of 2018
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2018Online streaming via wireless connection (chromecast, wifi direct) will never do justice to hi... moreAppreciate the response back. Honestly was trying to see how it played on the phone itself. I have Netflix on my TV already so streaming to the TV wouldn't be necessary. But was curious as to the quality on the phone itself.
I bought the Moto x4 thinking it would be a decent phone till next year when they start cranking out 5G phones. Whenever it happens... But watching Netflix on the Moto x4 was terrible. Looked all pixelated... The specs of the phone looked better than my current Note 2, but the video quality was trash... Was thinking about the LG V20 or the G6 as an upgrade.
Dre, 12 Mar 2018How does Netflix play on the LG V20? How is the quality? Is it grainy? I had the Moto x4 for... moreOnline streaming via wireless connection (chromecast, wifi direct) will never do justice to high resolution movies. If you want the best video quality, you have to download the movie entirely for offline viewing choosing the highest quality available and play it back offline using a 4K slimport usb c to hdmi adapter. The V20 supports slimport output up to 4K resolution. Just connect it to your 60" or larger screen LCD tv and enjoy the highest video quality available which is not possible with wireless connections/online streaming.
How does Netflix play on the LG V20? How is the quality? Is it grainy? I had the Moto x4 for like 4 days before returning that thing... Netflix was super grainy on it. That and the clips I'd see on twitter were grainy too. I'm still rocking a note 2 here... Bought this phone at the lost and found at a airport. Could not believe the video quality was still better on this note 2 than the Moto x4.
I'm just wanting a better used phone until next year. When they start rolling out all those sweet 5G phones... The money spent on a new phone right now is a couple flights out someone nice for a visit... Just not worth it to me yet. Note 2 skkkrrrrooonngggg!
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018V20 is gonna get Oreo, yahooo!Pleased to hear that. yeah. 👍
Yes, I agree. The prices of newer flagship phones are becoming ridiculous. $1000 for a smartphone that gets replaced every year or two! A device mostly used for calling, texting, Facebook, browsing, YouTube and occasional gaming. Wow! Does it really have to cost like a high end desktop PC? And does it really need to be replaced annually like manufacturers would like users to believe? Smartphone advances are reaching a plateau. Demand for the latest phone models are slowing down. Soon we'll experience the first smartphone sales decline. That's why manufacturers intentionally remove features that prolong phone life and usability. Removable batteries and dedicated external sd storage are no longer offered. That way, you'll buy new phones when storage is full or battery is dead. I'm tired of wasting money on those new flagship phones with fewer and fewer features. Ni more headphone jack, no ir blaster, no FM radio, no dedicated sd card slot, no removable battery, etc. It will only get worse.
I have my V20 for just over a year now & it's been good so far. Cons -long like a phablet well that's kinda technically what it is. Screen Burn is becoming an issue. I don't plan to upgrade when my contract expires at the end of the year so I'm hoping this phone can last another 3 or 4 years. I'm tired of upgrading & also the price of phones are becoming ridiculous
Anonymous, 06 Mar 2018Im still using my Samsung S3 (4g model) thanks to the feature battery removable : ))) Yes. Removable batteries make it possible to have 6 year old phones. IPS LCD lifespan is minimum of 10 years so maybe my Lenovo P770 (2012) model with IPS LCD display can still last up to 10 years. Let's see. My Lenovo P770 is also still alive because of removable battery (original battery was replaced - became swollen/bloated/non-charging).