Alex, 09 Dec 2017You wrote the phone is selling way under MSRP, this seems the case for most LG flagships... in... moreActually, no. Price drop is common to all Android flagships to varying degrees. The competition in the Android world is cut throat with Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi seriously undercutting prices. Good for consumers. If you are concerned with resale value, go for the iphone. If you are concerned with value, then the Android world has lots of choices with the V20 being one of them.
Rimac , 10 Dec 2017Spending amounts of money in advertising like Samsung and IPhone LG could maintain prices of 8... moreTake a economics class and you will understand why prices go up and down. Falling LG prices has nothing to do with their marketing expenditures.
Alex, 09 Dec 2017You wrote the phone is selling way under MSRP, this seems the case for most LG flagships... in... moreSpending amounts of money in advertising like Samsung and IPhone LG could maintain prices of 800 onwards long time as by it becomes famous selling much more.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2017Manual focus works well, that is, for a smartphone which only has a touchscreen and focus peak... morethank you so much for your help... i am on a tight budget and in need of a camera to shoot content that's why i was thinking between v20 or a s7 hopefully v20 would do it for me.
AnonD-721490, 10 Dec 2017Does manual focus works well in manual video mode??
How is the video quality in 1080/60fps modeI totally agree with the detailed explanation that you have received from Anonymous.
I presume that english is their language doing easier the expression.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2017It's so funny the way you babble on and on and on about features, it's incredible why on earth... morePhone of the year? If that's how you choose your phones then good for you. You might as well buy an iPhone if you are only after awards or accolades. The V20 is only for those who can truly appreciate what it is, a rarity among flagships, a masterpiece of true smartphone versatility, usability and service life longevity; not some faddish, classy, sexy curved phone, devoid of substance that gets replaced every year because of new fashion trends and planned obsolescence.
AnonD-721490, 10 Dec 2017Does manual focus works well in manual video mode?? How is the video quality in 1080/60fps modeManual focus works well, that is, for a smartphone which only has a touchscreen and focus peaking zebra indicators onscreen as guide. You simply slide the vertical focus bar onscreen downward for near focus, and upward for focus at infinity. How smooth you glide your finger upwards or downwards will determine if the manual focus is smooth or jittery. Auto focus works well too though it can sometimes 'bounce' back and forth when rapidly going from near to far and vice-versa. Video quality at full HD (1920x1080), 60fps is very good in daylight or at lowish ISO's. At lower light levels/higher ISO's (IS0 800 upwards), video is relatively low noise but soft (not very detailed). It would have been better if you can adjust the level of noise reduction employed at high ISO's but I guess it's asking too much for a smartphone. I usually just set video to 30 frames per second to as low as 24 frames per second in low lighy to achieve better detail as you can then use 1 to 1.5 stops lower ISO. Alternately, you can supplement with video lights to get the ISO low for better video quality (more visible details) without underexposure.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2017As if the absence/delay of an Oreo update or future Peanut butter update makes the V20 bad? So... moreIt's so funny the way you babble on and on and on about features, it's incredible why on earth wasn't it phone of the year?
It's going to take 9 buckets of tears now, btw.
Rimac , 09 Dec 2017Although I can not compare autofocusing with the S7, when you want recording fast the V20 auto... moreDoes manual focus works well in manual video mode??
How is the video quality in 1080/60fps mode
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2017I've had two devices that had LG screens and the screen retention/ghosting problem. I think i... moreAs if the absence/delay of an Oreo update or future Peanut butter update makes the V20 bad? Sorry, I bought two V20's one after another not because of Oreo but because the V20 is such a rarity in a world full of disposable, highway robbery priced flagship phones with sealed batteries, distorted, shampoo bottle shaped NarrowView 18:9 displays, worthless curved screens that are fracture/crack loving and magnets for unwanted touch screen interactions, and costing three to four times the V20's current price yet doesn't even have dedicated sd card slot, has not an ir blaster, no headphone jack, zero drop resistance and doesn't even have the classic analog FM radio for those long trips and in times of emergencies/calamity updates with absolutely no data needed! Add to that an excellent camera/shooter and video and audio recorder that has all the quality components and all full manual controls you can only dream of. And yes, the durable IPS display. Good luck on your amoled and enjoy the more permanent burn in, faster dimming and nasty color shifts in a few years time. If anybody is going to cry a bucket of tears, it's definitely not me.
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2017It's hilarious you throw down the G6, a phone which has been more successful than the V20 in L... moreYou wrote the phone is selling way under MSRP, this seems the case for most LG flagships... in my country the G6 started above Samsung s7 and now it is a lot under...they just start their phones extremely expensive and they drop to like half the price. Seems an LG speciality...
AnonD-721490, 09 Dec 2017hi i want to choose between samsung s7 and lg v20 my priority is video and i have heard the au... moreGo to the mall or market, try out both, make a decision. Everyone here will say go for the v20 and over in the s7 forum everyone will tell you buy the s7.
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2017Yeah right. Any phone brand can be made to look bad by selectively searching the internet and ... moreI've had two devices that had LG screens and the screen retention/ghosting problem. I think it's easier to actually see the issue to understand it and see how bad or how not bad you think it is and make a choice.
I'm not going anywhere until I got at least 7 buckets of your tears from crying about why your v20 still hasn't got its oreo update.
AnonD-721490, 09 Dec 2017hi i want to choose between samsung s7 and lg v20 my priority is video and i have heard the au... moreAlthough I can not compare autofocusing with the S7, when you want recording fast the V20 autofocusing don't would disappointed you.
hi i want to choose between samsung s7 and lg v20 my priority is video and i have heard the auto focus on v20 isnt as good as on samsung.
The audio at the manual video recording are amazingly accurate and with the possibility of modify parameters during the process can drive to an almost pro video.
This feature alongside with the top quality audio recording and Hi-fi QUAD DAC drives the V20 to the top level among the smartphones specialised on these features.
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2017Don't listen to any of these bozo' s. Search for videos on YouTube and see the issue for yourself.Yeah right. Any phone brand can be made to look bad by selectively searching the internet and youtube for screen and other defects however isolated, insignificant, or user specific they may be. Guess what? Go search YouTube and Google for iPhone X screen burn and Samsung S8 screen burn, Note 8 red tint and you'll also find plenty of examples. Moral lesson: Any phone brand can be made to look bad by trolls like you who have nothing better to do. Get back to the Samsung forum.
AnonD-50664, 08 Dec 2017I'm thinking about getting this phone , can anyone tell me about the screen burn thing is it r... moreDon't listen to any of these bozo' s. Search for videos on YouTube and see the issue for yourself.
AnonD-257122, 08 Dec 2017How's the camera and battery life of the V20??Camera is excellent. Detail and noise level at 100% crop in low light is one of the best out there if not the very best. The availability of extensive manual controls makes it capture photos better than when you just use auto mode. Battery is average; lasts as long as those from other flagship phones having similar battery capacities (3000mAh - 3400mAh) assuming you are a moderate to heavy mobile data user. Don't take gsmarena's battery endurance test rankings too seriously. None of gsmarena's battery tests ever use the phone's mobile data. If you are a moderate to heavy mobile data user, only the actual battery capacity really matters.