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.
Rimac , 26 Aug 2017The Samsung Note 4 doesn't have FM radio and their camera has weak quality. Maybe the quality is weak but decent for 2014 standards?
Cool. Don't care. I have a Note 3 and camera is pretty damn good for 2013. Doesn't have FM radio like you mentioned about the Note 4. Verizon just doesn't want to offer it. FM radio was disabled on their G5 as well. My Sprint G5 had it though.
Planning to sell the Note 3 for a measly $100. S7 edge, Note 3, and G5 will all be put on sale. Go to the G5 comment section and check my post there. Samsung and LG are mostly of CHEAP quality. Motorola and Nokia build stronger phones and for less than $200.
The image retention is starting to show on my V20 after four months like my G5 did. You can see it under Nova Settings with a night mode grayish background. The only solution I did was the same for G5 and put everything with a black theme and a plain black wallpaper for the home screen. My icon pack are now switched to Lines. My V20 is titan (like matte black) anyway, so it matches the look.
LG and Samsung really do have questionable hardware quality or software quality. Sticking to Pixel and hoping Motorola will be an OEM for Google again. Or maybe Nokia or Sony. I want a Pixel with the design and build of the Essential Phone but with the same excellent image quality. Essential is weak in photos.
Nokia 8 and Essential Phone are the only two that actually intrigue me. The Note8 and iPhone 8 are $1000 ripoffs. Between G5 vs G6 vs V20 vs V30, V20 seems definitely the keeper for life. Removable battery forever. V20 is the best all-around phone I ever had. G5 is the most disappointing favorite I ever had. Cheap build quality. Weaker battery life. Worse camera app.
V20 > V30 > G6 > G5
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2017It actually isn't an accurate review. Accurate reviews have pros and cons. Personally, I actua... moreV20 is the best all-around smartphone I ever owned.
My G5 falls waist high and inside the holster case. It gets slightly damaged on the top. My V20 fell facedown on tile with zero protection by accidentally getting dragged by my laptop because I forgot to detach it. Zero damage! Not even any paint scraping off or scratch.
G5 is now being put up for sale. Along with its image retention, no ability to lower MP resolution, no external speaker for FM radio, and fragile build quality, all I had has been bad luck with this phone. V20 will stay with me forever. Will be used as a multimedia device.
Keeping Pixel, iPhone SE, and V20. Og Pixel and SE will be last of their series to offer headphone jack. V20 will be last flagship to offer metal back, IR blaster, FM radio, microSD slot, AND removable battery. The last flagship to truly offer it all like the Note 4 was from Samsung.
I have been using lg v20 since november
I is a great phone
But today i cannot open the cam anymore not by any way
I cleared the app cache
Restarted the phone
Tried almost everything
Still it is not working
And i dont want to factory reset
Can anyone help please
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2017It actually isn't an accurate review. Accurate reviews have pros and cons. Personally, I actua... moreYou are100 % right. With LG it is only about reliability. Other than that, marvelous phones. I had G2; the display burned. My G4, of course bootlooped after 14 months. Now, I am enjoying very much a V20 and hope to use it little longer.