Anonymous, 28 Sep 2017I have none of the issues you mentioned. You may need to check and disable draw over other app... morePlease stop force feeding everyone what you think. If it's so great then WHY isn't it in the #1 phone on this website? If it's so great WHY isn't this forum super busy with activity? If it's so great then WHY hasn't everyone gone out and bought one because the v20 is so cheap but with so many features?
It's a phone, it has pros and cons just like every other phone. And then there's the intangible overall user experience that no feature set can save if it's not good. I for one don't need an FM radio, IR blaster or my SD Card slot to recognize 2TB cards that don't even exist yet. For me screen quality, battery life, and camera are what is important and the v20's battery life or screen can't touch a Samsung, period.
The v20 is best suited for people who need the DAC, camera and/or audio recording. Everything else is just "so so" or very "average" about it despite the elaborate fantastic picture you're trying to paint.
Nauman Majeed, 27 Sep 2017Lg v20 is an average phone. Camera,DAC and other such things are great. Main issues are Ran... moreNot only doesn't have overheats but, without hard gaming, it is "A quiet american".
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2017Owned for about a year, very laggy and no quick way to clear memory. Autorotation is possesed... moreIt is really quite easy to correct lags in android phones. Even cheap phones with entry level snapdragon 435 processors and just 2GB of RAM can run smoothly if you just know how to tweak, disabling unnecessary permissions. In particular, try to disable all 'draw over other apps' permissions and turn off all battery optimization and disable 'run on start up' of most apps. If you don't know how or don't bother doing research about what all those things mean and how they can affect an android phone's performance, you may be better served by an iphone or a windows phone. If you did as suggested and still have a laggy phone, try a factory reset and redo those suggested above. If still the same, you may have hardware issue (internal memory, sd card, etc.) Have the phone replaced.
Owned for about a year, very laggy and no quick way to clear memory. Autorotation is possesed and late to the game, on sprint network. Main issues are updates mess with memory causing lag or just not enough memory management on active app. Have had to reboot a dozen times for issues with volume focus or non responsive.
Nauman Majeed, 27 Sep 2017Lg v20 is an average phone.
Camera,DAC and other such things are great.
Main issues are
Ran... moreI have none of the issues you mentioned. You may need to check and disable draw over other apps permission and disable battery optimization for many apps if you are having any lags (random or otherwise). Also battery heating is average and normal, nothing out of the ordinary; typical of flagship phones with powerful processors. Battery life, yes average but definitely better than flagship phones with less than 3200 mAh battery, that is, if you really are a heavy 4G LTE only mobile data user. For heavy mobile LTE data users, you should know that only the battery capacity matters. No amount of power saving or optimization helps. The V20 should get you through the day most of the time just like other flagship phones with similar battery capacity (3000-3200mAh).
Average phone as a whole? This I don't agree. It is actually the best one you can have in terms of true smartphone versatility. Rare or absent features in most flagships that the V20 has: dedicated sd card support up to 2TB, remote/I.R. functionality, FM radio, removable/replaceable battery, hdmi out/tv out/slimport support, excellent dual cameras with extensive manual controls for photo and video capture, hi quality quad DAC audio, drop resistance and swipable, multipage second screen for quick access to apps, contacts etc. Other 'more common' flagship features that the V20 has: QHD screen, fast processor, fingerprint support, dual sim support, LTE-A capability with multi LTE band support, fast charging (QC 3), USB C, headphone jack, etc.
So NO, the LG V20 is NOT your average phone, and even more so, NOT your average flagship phone. It is UP and ABOVE the rest in terms of overall versatility, features and performance. I am a 'price no object', buyer with no brand loyalty whatsoever. Please name me a single flagship phone other than the V20 that has EVERY feature the V20 has (I mentioned them all above) and I will buy it if it outperforms the V20 even just in screen size or in processor power.
If you are talking about external looks and screen size alone however, the V20 is an average phone. But once you get into the essentials - the extensive feature set, the versatility, the flexibility and the overall smartphone experience for the most demanding of users who want everything in a phone, then sadly, it has absolutely no competition.
Lg v20 is an average phone.
Camera,DAC and other such things are great.
Main issues are
Random lags (really annoying).
Battery life average.
Rimac , 26 Sep 2017Please tell me, if fitting a spare of 10.000 mAh battery is still pocketable and the possible ... moreYes, it still fits in pocket but feels a bit bulky which you will get used to easily. Zerolemon has own back case which fits fine. Here's a link to a real life review: https://youtu.be/3c_tfipwotA
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2017The LG V20 battery performance is not bad. It is as good as most flagships with 3000 - 3200mAh... morePlease tell me, if fitting a spare of 10.000 mAh battery is still pocketable and the possible structural weakness fitting the spare cover.
Thanks in advance.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2017Uh... They bought those sealed ones because they have no choice, not because they do not care.... moreGeez whatever you do don't buy a Tesla car; the battery is not owner replacable!
You guys are in a league of you own, like I said, your next phone is most likely going to have a sealed battery anyways. Like it or not. And there's just to few of you to convince manufacturers to do otherwise. I just want the longest battery life on a single charge without carrying powerbanks or batteries so I will take a larger sealed battery over a smaller replaceable battery anyday.
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2017Suit yourself and try to argue all you want but the fact is even your next phone is probably g... moreThe LG V20 battery performance is not bad. It is as good as most flagships with 3000 - 3200mAh batteries and should get you through most days without any need for the spare battery. On heavy usage days, the second battery works wonders. I essentially have a 3200mAh x 2 = 6400mAh powered phone with me. Beats even the Samsung A9 pro with 5000mAh battery in total entertainment (YouTube, browsing, movies, music, social media, flash photography, etc.) 6400mAh lasts you a full day from 6AM to 10PM without having to carry a bulky charger or powerbank. On outings and long trips where 2 days and an overnight stay is likely, I just replace the OEM battery with my zerolemon 10,000 mAh battery. It's the ultimate in convenience. This is probably going to be the last flagship of its kind. If I'm going to have a fixed battery phone as a successor to my V20, it is going to have at least 4000mAh and ideally 5000mAh or higher battery to protect my investment. Phones with sealed batteries not having at least 4000mAh capacities are very bad choices no matter how sleek, curvy and bezel free they look. Their small batteries will have you charging them several times a day in a few years time: prime candidates for rapid obsolescence. You're better of with a midrange phone with large battery or best, one with removable battery like the V20
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2017Uh... They bought those sealed ones because they have no choice, not because they do not care.... more. . . Fake progress. The matter is that many people when their batteries degrade it's time to forget the phone cost so is easy to buy a new one. Unpleasant is to those who still are paying through carriers expensive models.
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2017Suit yourself and try to argue all you want but the fact is even your next phone is probably g... moreUh... They bought those sealed ones because they have no choice, not because they do not care.
Optimized battery life is bullshit when nearly all of them spend their day plugged in to a wall and powerbank.
Progress gone backwards.
I personally moved from S7 to LG v20 due to the fact they have removable batteries and ir blasters and antrue dual sim with sd card. Looks like I will stick with samsung if lg has build in batteries now. Dont get me wrong but lg is going to loose alot of customer base.. people have other options.
Anonymous, 25 Sep 201780 USD for battery replacement is highway robbery.You can buy at least four (4) original/genu... moreSuit yourself and try to argue all you want but the fact is even your next phone is probably going to have a non-removable battery. Only a small minority of users want to swap batteries where as the majority of users would prefer longer battery life, thinner and waterproof phones.
The v20s battery life is terrible by today's standards so I think it's a band-aid solution to swap batteries to meet your needs. Not to mention you have to carry them around with you and find time to charge them. If that works for you, great. However, you probably don't want to admit but if your power and battery requirement is so high you probably bought the wrong phone. You should have bought a phone with a bigger battery and better battery life, period.
Last, you're going to start crying about lack of updates for your v20 soon, anyways.
Anonymous, 25 Sep 201780 USD for battery replacement is highway robbery.You can buy at least four (4) original/genu... moreOh, were you also supposed to mail the damned thing and be iphone-less for a few days or take it to a Genius and be iphone-less for a few hours?
Pick your poison.
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2017Fyi Apple will replace the battery in an iPhone for about 80 USD which is quite reasonable for... morePaying someone an expensive price to do something that could have been done with their fingers. For FREE.
May I ask whether LG V20 suffer any bootloop issue as experienced by its predecessors?
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2017Fyi Apple will replace the battery in an iPhone for about 80 USD which is quite reasonable for... more80 USD for battery replacement is highway robbery.You can buy at least four (4) original/genuine OEM LG V20 batteries for that price to last you more than 5 years. I pity iphone owners for sacrificing features, flexibility and the overall smartphone experience as a whole in the name of owning a status symbol phone. Many carry two iphones because of lack of dual sim functionality and are also seen bringing powerbanks and adapters because of horrid battery performance after just a few years of use.
Inquire LG, 24 Sep 2017When your battery depletes, you will be forced to buy a new one(a very obvious reason). For ex... moreFyi Apple will replace the battery in an iPhone for about 80 USD which is quite reasonable for Apple and that's about 1/9 the cost of a new one. Not to mention the replacement and installation will have a full warranty.