Anonymous, 27 Dec 2017I'm expressing my extreme satisfaction or should I say delight for a rare flagship product tha... moreI can agree now that you've finally started saying how its so great for you and meets all your needs VS it's the best phone in the world suitable for everyone approach.
I'm just very disappointed because the phone looks so good on paper and in marketing materials and I wanted to buy one but couldn't get past the dim screen. It's more ugly too in real life because the bezels seem bigger when you see the phone in person. Anyways, If the screen had been brighter I probably would have bought it. Screen quality is important to me and it's actually a feature that most people don't realize they're always using whenever they're using the phone and I was shocked when I saw my G4 and V20 side by side both set to 65% brightness and the V20 was noticeably a lot dimmer. Btw I was happy with my G4's screen minus the screen retention problem that got worse and worse with time.
That said, I've seen the screen on the V30 and it's an amazing step up for LG.
There are no issues whatsoever with my two V20's... No burn in, no bootloop, no stutter, etc. The first one (the older B&O model) I bought at around $510. The second one (the newer non B&O model) I bought at around $290. Both brand new H990DS models! The V20 is priced around $290 now, I just couldn't resist buying a second one as I love the first one. Really excellent value. No regrets or buyer's remorse whatsoever. The $290 V20 is the best. I just wished I'd waited a little longer though. I would have saved some serious cash with my first V20.
OZstar, 27 Dec 2017Thanks for your reply, how about phone overall performance like speed, durability, I was readi... moreI have two LG V20's. The older one is a B&O model with B&O headphones and B&O logo at the back cover while the newer one is the standard release (without B&O headphones or B&O logo at the back cover). Both were bought brand new and have no problems whatsoever.
Not so old but looks like lots of blank space bottom and top, it's odd when compared to v30+ and replaced battery kinda looks odd!
OZstar, 27 Dec 2017I wonder why people on this planet not reply whats been asked, or to help someone take better ... moreThis old man can bring you a little help in the sense that my V20 bought early May runs perfectly since that moment and I tell you that almost don't stop never as the owner is retired and has time free.
Rimac , 27 Dec 2017I wouldn't expressing better my convincing against trolls, haters and unfounded critics becaus... moreI wonder why people on this planet not reply whats been asked, or to help someone take better decision, rather writing such a difficult phrase to understand.
If any person other than this Rimac guy can comment on LG V20 hang and reboot issue, would be great.
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2017I'm expressing my extreme satisfaction or should I say delight for a rare flagship product tha... moreI wouldn't expressing better my convincing against trolls, haters and unfounded critics because seventy two years old and little english don't permit.
You done it at the best way.
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2017If you are into photography, the V20 is actually one of the best if not the best camera phones... moreThanks for your reply, how about phone overall performance like speed, durability, I was reading on Amazon that their are some lag issue plus rebooting?
Does this phone have bootloop problem? I am trying to get this phone, but phone dealers are not giving any warranty becouse "LG's phones are problem magnets, they always have hardware problems".
OZstar, 27 Dec 2017Hi All,
I am considering to change my Lumia 640 XL to either Sony experia XZs or LG V20, sony... moreIf you are into photography, the V20 is actually one of the best if not the best camera phones out there. Here's a fair comparison under identical low light conditions conducted by gsmarena themselves:
Get the V20.
Rexx, 12 Dec 2017Hello!! Is LG V20 Supports OTG?? Pls advise thanksYes it definitely supports OTG
I am considering to change my Lumia 640 XL to either Sony experia XZs or LG V20, sony XZs is the new model with excellent camera but screen size is bit smaller 5.2, where as LG V20 is same size of my Lumia, more or less same features in XZS and V20, can someone advise which one i will go for.
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2017Yes but it's price is upwards of 40% less than a V20 too, and because the screen is smaller th... moreYou are comparing an 5" phone with a 5.7" flagship phablet so everything on the V20 is expected to be an upgrade over the G5: Try reading back my previous posts and you'll see where the G5 falls short: smaller screen, smaller internal memory, smaller battery, no second screen, no drop resistance, no dedicated sd card slot. Need I say more to prove the V20 is a much better phone or are you going to tell me it's too big? Here's what, tell me what your phone is, what its features are, that the V20 doesn't have, and why I should buy it over the V20, and I'll tell you what the V20 has that your phone doesn't and why the V20 is superior over your Samsung. Deal?
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2017Holy crap you are so dedicated to justifying your purchase as to even dismiss newer phones not... moreI'm expressing my extreme satisfaction or should I say delight for a rare flagship product that is largely ignored and underrated that at its current price and specs/feature set, will not likely have any successor that is as feature packed and as long lasting in terms of usability and durability. So no, I'm not justifying my purchase as you put it. I am a very happy buyer delighted with the phone and so am enthusiastic recommending it to users who drop by here to make shopping comparisons. If you are not happy with me criticizing other phones, then you should not stay here. Go to your phone's forum and express your satisfaction there (unless you are secretly wanting to buy a v20 or are working with sales and marketing to drive people away from the V20 and convince them to buy another brand or 'upgrade' to newer models). People like you go gaga over the fastest and latest processor, super duper looking amoled displays (that actually don't last as long as ips displays) and the latest trendy, curvy, elongated 18:9 new fashion phone of the year, that you forget the true essence of a smartphone - an all in one device that should be used for anything and everything if possible, as long as possible, to make life easy and to save money by not upgrading every year: gps/compass/maps, radio, master remote that controls everything that you can use anytime, anywhere and always with you, has dedicated sd slot for all your storage needs (no problems with storage devouring 4k videos, lossless music, large raw photo files, office files, etc.) has removable battery for zero charging downtime, and costing only a third to half the cost of the newer models without those features. Now if those unique selling features have no use to you, then by all means, buy the latest disposable fashion oriented, flagship phone out there. Couldn't care less if all you do on your phone besides calling and texting is play games and post photos on Facebook. The V20 is not for you. Be happy because for your needs, you have a thousand other flagship choices. By the way, audio and video capabilities are not the ONLY thing that makes the V20 special. In fact, I didn't buy the V20 for those high level specs. It's actually the more practical, mundane, daily use features that made me buy it. The audio, photo and video prowess were just icing on the cake . The removable battery, the ir blaster, the dedicated slot sd card, FM radio, etc. are actually very worthy features however insignificant they may be to you. It is the presence of ALL, I repeat, ALL of those features in a SINGLE flagship phone product that makes the V20 truly unique. Even the newer LG models don't have some of those features, more so Samsung which is just a tired fashion statement phone brand that is hot today, but will be passe' next year with a new model launching. The V20 is not like that, mind you, because of the extensive features list, analog or otherwise. The V20 is a phone built to last a long, long time. If you change phones every year it won't matter. The V20 is not for you.
Rimac , 26 Dec 2017Yes, most, but not all and with a smaller screen. Yes but it's price is upwards of 40% less than a V20 too, and because the screen is smaller that means a higher PPI because you guys crave specs so much haha. And you get buy those "lg friends" accessories like the camera grip with has a built in extended battery, oh!
The G5 pretty much has all the bells and whistles that other v20 fanboy craves so much (removable battery, ir blaster, snapdragon 820, fm radio, dual SIM + sd slot for up to non-existant 2tb sd cards lol!) He could have bought at least three G5's for the price of two V20's, he'd be set for the next decade!
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2017Holy crap you are so dedicated to justifying your purchase as to even dismiss newer phones not... moreYour last paragraph reflects an honest criticism. Expressing your point of view without biased opinions. Uncommon at the V20 forum. Congratulations.
Rimac , 26 Dec 2017Which kind of rarity ? Getting the best in versatility with added quality on the features. ... moreUhhh the G5 can be had for even less money yet has most of the bells and whistles as the V20 like Snapdragon 820, removable battery, dual sim + sd, ir blaster, and fm radio.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2017Because both the LG G6 and LG V30 don't have the following which users are looking for in the ... moreHoly crap you are so dedicated to justifying your purchase as to even dismiss newer phones not being as good. It's funny because people like you probably thought quad HD or 2k screens were pointless and ate up battery and now you're using one.
Most people don't use built in IR blasters that's why they're taking them out. If i want to change the tv channel am I really going to unlock my phone, launch the remote control app, select tv, and then change the channel VS just picking up the tv remote and pushing the channel up button? And then you want to turn your air con off so you do all the steps again but need to switch it from tv to air con VS just picking up the air con remote and pushing the power button? Give me a break. It's only useful if your original remotes are lost or broken.
IPS vs OLED vs AMOLED whatever all have their pros and cons it's a matter of personal preference. If the V20 came with a AMOLED screen then you'd be preaching that AMOLED is the best, right? The V20's screen is average at best, in fact if you look at the tests the G4's screen is actually a little brighter. The secondary screen is a gimmick that makes the v20 the largest 5.7" screen phones on the market but let me guess thats a good thing because the bigger size makes it harder to lose right? Haha, I'm sure thats your arguement. There's no way your fingers are going to reach that secondary ticker screen with one handed use. Yes it's neat, but It's still a failed experiment.
The V20 is a good phone, and a great phone if you can utilize the video recording and DAC (funny you don't mention these) because that's what this phone excels at, but you just keep pointing out bells and whistles. Its important to note the V20 does not have wireless charging and does not have any kind of water resistance, two features most consumers will appreciate more than IR blasters any day. Also the second wide angle camera is too wide makes it practically useless as the effect is too much which is why they toned it down in the G6.
I get it, you've bought two so you're "All in" so to speak but I think people deserve more open minded opinions. The V20 wasn't super successful, even with the Note 7 fiasco which you thought would've helped the V20 even more, and since has completely fallen off the radar. It's a good phone and maybe a great phone for people like you but the best phone most certainly not.