Oathbreaker, 05 Sep 2017V20 will get Android P but leaving mine with Nougat unless it is a remarkable update because O... moreThe PiP feature in Android 8 Oreo is totally pointless. Android 7 Nougat already supports native multi-window and even freeform floating windows. And you can force enable it for ALL apps . It is the best feature of Android 7 Nougat. It is much superior to Android 8's PiP.
rc, 13 Sep 2017I'm using mi max for a year now at high brightness, no whatsoever image retention experiencing... moreWhy buy the LG V20 despite someone experiencing screen retention issues? Well because it happens to all phones and it is mostly user dependent. I don't think it will ever be an issue to me. Also, the V20 has additional features which the mi max does not have: 1. dedicated sd card support up to 2TB that accepts exFAT file formats (mi max only recognizes FAT32 and supports only up to 256gb sd card and you have to give up one sim slot for the card). 2. Slimport (hdmi out) /tv out support. 3. Removable battery with option for external battery charging or using 10,000mAh third party batteries. 4. USB - C compatible. 5. Higher resolution screen with second screen feature 6. More powerful and energy efficient Snapdragon 820 processor 7. HD playback of playstore movies (some brands like xiaomi, oneplus, huawei, vivo, oppo, etc just are not allowed to play google play movies in HD even if the phone is HD capable. It's a licensing issue having nothing to do with the phone's capability). 8. Vastly better camera and audio components. 9. Guaranteed update to Oreo and 10. Higher density screen. The mi max has bigger screen but ironically, it can fit lesser lines of text than the smaller screened LG V20.
Olo , 13 Sep 2017This is V20 not G4A polemic starts here few days ago about image retention on V20, affecting all kinds of screen. That's why is here also the G4.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2017I'm tired of hearing about image retention or ghosting and the FAKE NEWS/PUBLICITY it is exclu... moreI'm using mi max for a year now at high brightness, no whatsoever image retention experiencing. While my V20 experience this with half brightness. Also why you buy phone with issue will occur before it gets 1 year of using?
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2017The stutter/lag only happens in the initial set up of a brand new phone when the phone downloa... moreThat's why you should disable all automatic updates (and update manually after you read the changelog and only if you need those changes), and disable bloatwares (apps that you don't need but are running in the background). It's true for ALL Android phones.
Does this phone has a Booting / Boot Loop Issues just like LG G4? And how do we troubleshoot it? Thank you
Importing one H990DS Taiwanese variant since it has gotten really cheap. Can't wait to get my hands on it. :)
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2017I'm tired of hearing about image retention or ghosting and the FAKE NEWS/PUBLICITY it is exclu... moreMy LG G4 working extremely hard during fifteen months without image retention noticeable, means with the same IPS screen better results than the V20, according to the reports here.
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2017Probably. But is it not, that while competitors focus on non-removable batteries, it will be v... moreYour equanimity is valuable and also I hope so, but remember the gold rule is the offer and the demand.
Rimac , 11 Sep 2017Obviously a profit to the companies doing a short life product or eventually fixing extra costs. Probably. But is it not, that while competitors focus on non-removable batteries, it will be very profitable to produce phones with removable batteries, as you get all those market looking for removable batteries? I hope LG makes high ends, midrange phones with removable batteries, and learn from samsung's marketing strategy catering to all user needs. I guess they focus much on design, slimness of phones, sacrificing the market value of having removable batteries. I hope they make a 5.2" version of LGV20.
Inquire LG, 11 Sep 2017I hope LG will release a phone 5.2" and removable battery. Any idea if they will have one? Wh... moreObviously a profit to the companies doing a short life product or eventually fixing extra costs.
I hope LG will release a phone 5.2" and removable battery. Any idea if they will have one? Why is LG why using non removable batteries, when they get the bigger market share using "removable batteries"? I dont understand why manufacturers work on non removable batteries..what is the advantage?
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2017There is something unique to how LG manufactures its screens which causes a much more noticeab... moreAt least it's not an amoled which is even more prone to burn in. But whatever screen I'm using, amoled or lcd, I don't think I'm a candidate for accelerated screen burn. My wallpaper changes hourly, my theme is dark, my navigation bars are hidden, my app shortcuts are all in the drawer (I use Nova launcher's gestures to open apps) and my desktop is almost devoid of app shortcuts and folders (I hate clutter, reminds me of iphone). Even my desktop pc is almost shortcut free. Also not fond of the second screen showing static and bold, distracting shortcuts/icons. That leaves only the notification bar icons (battery icon, network icon and time as static in my phone [not completely though]). Anyway, if it comes in a year's time as you predicted, and worse, if it manifests bootloop like your G4, then I'm sure to warn others here. This is my first LG phone/device and I've never been loyal to a single brand.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2017I'm tired of hearing about image retention or ghosting and the FAKE NEWS/PUBLICITY it is exclu... moreThere is something unique to how LG manufactures its screens which causes a much more noticeable ghosting than most screens. It's not limited to phones either, when Apple launched it's retina 15" macbook pro they used LG to supply half the screens and Samsung to supply the other half. Owners who got a macbook pro with a LG screen immediately started noticing the ghosting problem and the only solution was for Apple to replace the screen with a Samsung unit which had zero problems.
Yes other phones can have ghosting or burn in or whatever but it's much more prominant on retina-level resolution LG screens. A lot of G4 users have reported this problem (gets worse as it goes on, too) and it's also been confirmed on the G5, v10 and v20, too. Just look at the videos on youtube. It's very real, just because your phone doesn't have it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It's still too early for most v20 users anyways as the ghosting usually doesn't get noticeable until after 10 to 12 months of use.
guest, 10 Sep 2017Is this OTG-ready?Yes. All android phones do. However some phones have limitations in the file formats used in the attached otg device. Example: For best compatibility, use fat32 in the attached device as not all phones can read exFAT and NTFS file formats.
Bob, 10 Sep 2017Hi everybody! I'm thinking to buy this phone, i like every spec of it, but im a little confuse... moreI'm tired of hearing about image retention or ghosting and the FAKE NEWS/PUBLICITY it is exclusive to LG phones only.
For the record:
ALL displays, whether IPS LCD or AMOLED have image retention potential. Image PERSISTENCE is tempory while SCREEN BURN is a long term wear and tear of LCD and AMOLED screens and develops over a LONG, LONG time for most users who don't have static screen displays.
It happens faster for some users due to the nature of the apps or games they like to run or play or due to the high contrast user interface of the app or game they may have been using so frequently on their phones or due to their preferred choice of colors and static icon arrangement and static wallpapers they like to display on their screens for extended periods of time. They are accelerated in users who always set MAXIMUM brightness settings most of the time and those who prefer to have their phone displays 'always on' or those who set very long screen time outs (ex. 10min, 15 min).
I REPEAT: The screen burn has LITTLE to do with the LCD/AMOLED display and MORE TO DO with the usage pattern of the user.
In general, IPS LCDs perform so much better than AMOLEDs in terms of LONG TERM screen burn. Both Amoleds and IPS LCDs can have temporary image retention (not the same as permanent screen burn) which can be corrected with change in usage patterns.
TO SUM UP:
Screen burn or image retention happens more frequently to some users than others - REGARDLESS of the phone brand/model they have. It is the usage pattern that affects screen burn the most, not the technology or quality behind the LCD/AMOLED display; also, Amoleds are worse than IPS LCD's in their potential for permanent screen burn/damage but to reiterate: the user's preferences/usage pattern has more effect than the display technology itself.