Anonymous, 19 Jan 2018I'll hold on to my V20's for as long as it is problem free and functional, unless --- a TRUE s... moreThe only thing LG has proven with the v20 is that the phone with the most features isn't neccessisarly the best phone. Yes it does a lot of things but doesn't do any one thing particularly well with the exception of the camera and DAC.
Once again you go in and on about features but can't comment on user experience because that's very difficult to quantify in a numbered list.
I'm guessing this phone is only somewhat popular in India now as the rest of the world has moved on. You knock 18:9 screens, sealed batteries, hybrid card slots but there is a high chance your next phone will have all these features and when that happens you will think that phone is the best in the world. When your last phone had a 1080p screen you probably ranted that 2k screens were pointless and ate up battery and now your phone has one and you're not saying anything bad now about 2k screens, are you?
I'll hold on to my V20's for as long as it is problem free and functional, unless --- a TRUE successor with all the feature set of the V20 comes along. The V30 is not that successor. I'll only compromise on features, dropping some of them when my V20 is dead but no other phone with as complete a feature set is in sight.
Again, let me enumerate the features why I bought the V20 (update to Oreo has NEVER been one of them, but I do appreciate it if it gets Oreo or Peanut butter):
1. The V20 has a built-in IR blaster to control all your appliances including those of your noisy neighbors. Volume of their sound system too high? Turn it down or turn it off with your V20 secretly through their window. It will scare the hell out of them so they will stop being noisy. Want to input your song number in a karaoke player? You can do it with your V20! Aircon? TV? Washing Machine? Car stereo? Teach your V20. It has a learn mode! Just REALLY spend time learning how to use it and customizing it and you'll wonder how you ever survived using a phone without one.
2. The V20 has dedicated sd card slot, not that stupid hybrid slot where you are forced to choose between dual SIM or one SIM + SD card only. With the V20, you can use the 2 SIM slots AND still add your SD card. What's more, the V20 supports up to 2TB micro sd cards.
3. The V20 is probably the ONLY recent flagship with analog FM radio. All the rest have removed it. When theres a calamity, you'll realize its utmost value when nothing other than your FM radio is working. When you just have to listen to your favorite DJ on those long trips without data available, you are going to realize how much you miss not having an FM radio with you, anytime, anywhere, without wasting data and draining your battery in the process.
4. The V20 has drop resistance which ensures your phone will handle drops. More important than waterproofing really. I have dropped my phone a lot more times than wetting it with liquid and damaging it in the process.
5. The V20 has slimport (hdmi out/4K video out) capability. Wireless screen share of movies is nice but results to downgrade in video quality due to WiDi bandwidth limitations. Not so with slimport.
6. The V20 has removable battery. Low batt? Replace with a fully charged spare while charging the depleted battery using an external charger accessory. That means no charging time needed, no wear and tear of usb port (loosening), and no frequent exposure of phone internals from heat generated due to charging. Forget slow wireless charging! Why accelerate battery wear with even more heat? External charging is best!
7. The V20 has high quality audio recording, high-quality 4K video capture with manual controls and superb photo capture with dual cameras and full manual controls.
8. The V20 has a high resolution QHD IPS display with SECOND SCREEN. Place app shortcuts, your name or even Christmas greetings or whatever you like (Halloween, Valentines, emojis, etc.) on the second screen.
9. The V20 has fast charging when you need it through USB-C. It's OTG compatible too! Usb thumb drives, external hard drives, even those in NTFS and exFAT formats (not limited to FAT32) can be read with the proper app.
10. The V20 has analog headphone jack when all the rest have removed it.
11. The V20 has LTE advanced (4G+) with support for wall penetrating 700mhz. It has ability to force network mode to 4G/4G+ only (LTE only) for those places where the auto mode (GSM/WCDMA/LTE auto) keeps on giving you the slower HSPA/HSPA+ (H/H+) signal.
12. The V20's screen is a bright, 5.7" IPS panel in ideal 16:9 aspect ratio. 18:9 may be IN nowadays but consider this: 18:9 screen actually makes Facebook photo feeds smaller! 18:9 is too narrow. It makes keyboard typing cramped for the same screen diagonal! Reading in 18:9 curved phones look like reading text from a bottle of shampoo! Too much scroll! Amoled screens look nice, but if you didn't know already, they actually have much shorter life span than IPS panels. Amoleds tend to burn all their blue pixels and white pixels faster than the red and green ones, losing brightness faster with time and skewing the white balance towards reddish or amber tones.
13. The V20 has a powerful processor but costs only half to 1/3 the price of current flagships. Do you need the fastest processor for Facebook, Mobile Legends and Clash of Clans? No! Even the midrange snapdragon 625 will be do. Processors are like cars. The only benefit of the fastest cars are bragging rights and speeds in the race track. They're barely noticeable in everyday city driving.
The V20 is a phone meant to last and built to last, and not some latest trendy model that gets dumped after every year when newer flashy designs and newer models are released.
Get the V20 if you truly want to slow down the nonsensical yearly upgrade cycle phone manufacturers push so hard on consumers with the main objective of making your phone obsolete faster than ever, but actually adding nothing meaningful other than a fresh new exterior design and a new color option.
Exterior designs and looks rapidly go out of style. Useful features like those enumerated above don't.
Get it while it's available and cheap. It may be the last flagship phone to truly have it all.
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2018They've already done that, it's called the V30.The V30 has not IR blaster, very important for me and other specific circumstances.
Also I can not use a 10.500 mAh battery to long time videos.
AnonD-731695, 18 Jan 2018Does anyone know if LG fixed boothloop problem with v20 ?Nobody here who owns a V20 has a bootloop problem. But I do know many phones regardless of brand can have defective units (isolated bootloop issues). Yes, even some units of the iphone X and Samsung note 8 have bootloop issues. You just Google ' + bootloop' and voila! you see bootloop issues regardless of phone brand/model you put in the search.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2018Hilarious; everyone's buying this phone for super cheap and still expecting LG to keep it upda... moreActually, after 2 year's time, all android phones will have outdated Android versions--- even Google's own Pixel phones. They will all be on equal footing with the LG V20 in terms of having an old android software that won't be updated anymore. The difference is that the LG will still have vastly better battery performance due to removable batteries, vastly better screen as Amoleds start to darken and shift white balance to redddish or amber (blue amoleds degrade much faster than red or white amoleds), phone's storage will be filled up in phones without dedicated sd card slot if user is using 2 sims, etc. In addition, V20 users will still be able to use the FM radio, IR blaster etc. as they still will remain functional even when Google playstore no longer supports nougat phones. So there you have it. I don't care for the delay or absence of an Oreo update for the V20. I didn't buy the V20 because I want Oreo. Besides, after two years time, no phone is going to have updated software unless you root them and install custom ROMs.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2018Hilarious; everyone's buying this phone for super cheap and still expecting LG to keep it upda... moreMaybe the V20 are abandon to new updates. However it's possible a "renewed edition" with the latest on hardware.
Pradeep Bhatt, 18 Jan 2018i am very disappointed that i still not get oreo update,as it was a first noget phone but what... moreHilarious; everyone's buying this phone for super cheap and still expecting LG to keep it updated. It makes perfect business sense for them to abandon support because most units were sold at prices around half the MSRP. They'll just lose more money if they continue to have a support department working on this phone when they could be putting their efforts into their next project instead.
Hope nobody's holding their breath for 7.1 or Oreo. However, I'm sure LG has a intern software engineer in the basement working on a update for the v20, but you'll regret updating once it comes out!
Can anyone help or guide me, having an lg v20 h910 but accessing only 2G network hence unable to load pages. I have checked in mobile network settings and there is no option for altering.
Any information shall be appreciated thanks
i am very disappointed that i still not get oreo update,as it was a first noget phone but what now?
this is still in 7.0 noget not get 7.1 so don't belive in LG this co. does't exist in mobile phone and and i will not buy any lg phone again not recommend anyone this co.
AnonD-731457, 17 Jan 2018is it worthy to buy LG V20 in 2018 ? As flipkart is offering discount . is it a good deal for 26k
Yes. If you are tired of wasting money on yearly phone purchases that don't add anything significant, or don't improve the convenience or increase the smartphone's usability and longevity, then get the V20.
AnonD-731457, 17 Jan 2018is it worthy to buy LG V20 in 2018 ? As flipkart is offering discount . is it a good deal for 26k It's worthy if for you are important the wide range of features that make it unique.
is it worthy to buy LG V20 in 2018 ? As flipkart is offering discount . is it a good deal for 26k
Apologies Guys, Ignore my earlier query. I have established from another forum that yes, the LG V20 Dual SIM does operate on 4G/2G (standby).
Hi guys, can anyone confirm that the Dual SIM version of LG V20 definitely operates as both 4G and 3G? That is one SIM operates on the 4G band and the second (standby) SIM operates on 3G.
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2018To the LG V20 owners. Is it possible to create offline / local backup off app data and store ... moreThe V20 has a built-in LG backup app and LG mobile switch app. I'm not sure if any of the two can restore app data (that is, game progress, etc.). Maybe the others here have experience with those LG apps.