nutjob2, 16 Dec 2016I'm going to assume that you have some sort of disability that stops you from being able to sw... moreBecause it's completely effortless to keep two batteries charged every day, the extra battery and charger is always provided free from the manufacturer, the extra battery doesn't take up any space when going somewhere and it's always a good time to power off your phone and start fiddling with a battery replacement.
Or maybe not!
But if you actually read what I wrote then the main problem with LG G5 isn't the below-average battery life but all the software- and hardware problems. I will wait a good while before getting the V20 to see if it has similar problems.
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2016If your argument against this phone is solely the battery...and you ever bought an item in a s... moreTotally agree! I'm still using my beat up LG 3. No issues with anything, including the original battery. Tomorrow I think I'm going to break down and get the LG V20. I love my music. I want to download my free Amazon Prime movies. I want to utilize my premium headphones.:)
DaXiong, 14 Dec 2016G4 is only one phone away in the same series. Anyway, I was like you earlier but these day... moreI'm going to assume that you have some sort of disability that stops you from being able to swap batteries in a phone, becuase otherwise that statement makes no sense whatsoever.
I had used LG G4 for a year heavily. it was the only phone which satisfied me after the usage of sony xperiaz1. G4 had a better cam and easy menu. which is superb in ma opinion. but the only thing is about battery. even i got 2 batteries while i bought it. battery is nt good even if am nt a hard internet user. i sold it only bcos of this issue after a year. it was fell down many times from my hand bt i neva faced any issue with its display, it had only smal heating issue while using the cam. what abt the V20. is the battery enough ? how about the heating issues?
Anonymous, 15 Dec 2016You should compare the LG v10 since we are talking about the v20. G4, is a separate model. It'... moreI'm comparing with LG G5 because that's the model that sort-of fulfilled my requirements while the LG V10 didn't. I'm aware that HTC phones are generally non-repairable.
Anonymous, 15 Dec 2016You should compare the LG v10 since we are talking about the v20. G4, is a separate model. It'... moreThat is very true, some manufacturers glue the battery down, and removing it can damage or even destroy the hardware inside. Not to mention if the case is opened, in most cases, the warranty is void, and you compromised the IP rating of the device, (unless you send it to the manufacturer or authorized repair, which are more expensive and sometimes don't even offer battery replacement)
As for the V20's battery, I own it, and I am a power user...I haven't had any issue with the battery, it lasts me all day with 20-40% left when I put it on charge at night...there are days where I use it excessively (many games during boring waits), where I need to swap and go...luckily LG gave me a spare battery with the device as a promotion...as well as some pretty good B&O earbuds. I haven't had any software/hardware problems, (I had 2 G4's...(first warranty replaced, second I got a free upgrade because they messed up) both bootlooped, I had a Note 7...which burned up...usually I don't have the best of luck). So coming in I was skeptical too about the V20. However, I pulled the trigger...and am not regretting it.
DaXiong, 15 Dec 2016I agree in principle but if the phones with removable battery aren't good enough then i will s... moreYou should compare the LG v10 since we are talking about the v20. G4, is a separate model. It's like comparing the galaxy note and the galaxy s models. The note had battery failure but the s models did not. And as far as replacing a non removable battery, do research on which phones can be done easily or not. I had an HTC with non removable and it was unfeasible to replace no matter the price. So it really depends on how the certain phone model is built whether it is replaceable or not. If I had a choice I would choose removable batteries, but nowadays that feature is becoming rare.
Anonymous, 14 Dec 2016http://betanews.com/2015/08/18/this-is-precisely-why-phones-without-removable-batteries-are-a-... moreI agree in principle but if the phones with removable battery aren't good enough then i will still buy a phone with a sealed battery.
LG V20 is just too much of a gamble for me because LG G5 had lots of software and hardware problems and the battery life is not so good (and other phones with removable battery doesn't even come near in fulfilling my requirements).
DaXiong, 14 Dec 2016G4 is only one phone away in the same series.
Anyway, I was like you earlier but these day... morehttp://betanews.com/2015/08/18/this-is-precisely-why-phones-without-removable-batteries-are-a-terrible-idea/
old article, but still relevant until a new battery tech is utilized (as I said previously, graphene batteries are on the horizon, Tesla is looking at them for their cars). This is a major cause of the Note 7 debacle, and another reason sealed batteries are bad ideas.
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2016Yes, the G4. 2 flagships ago. (G5 and V10 came after, and had very minimal, sporadic cases). ... moreG4 is only one phone away in the same series.
Anyway, I was like you earlier but these days I will take a sealed 4000+ mAh battery over replaceable 2800 mAh any day, simply because it makes the phone much more usable. Of course it would be better if the 4000 mAh one was replacable too but no phone is perfect.
And you can usually replace the sealed batteries even if it's harder or you need to pay someone to do it.
DaXiong, 13 Dec 2016Many older LG phones such as G4 died from motherboard failure long before the battery needed r... moreYes, the G4. 2 flagships ago. (G5 and V10 came after, and had very minimal, sporadic cases). The G3 didn't, the G2 didn't...
so, your point is? If you're trying to say that there's a chance that the phones motherboard or other hardware will die prior to the battery, every phone has that chance...no matter the brand. Defective devices are a thing that every company suffers from.
Sealed batteries lock in a planned obsolescence, especially with quickcharge "technologies" (they're literally just the limiter on the SoC being removed or altered, allowing higher wattages to pass to the battery) degrading the li-ion cells faster.
Personally if companies started researching and began utilizing new battery tech, like graphene or the like, I wouldn't mind sealed batteries, as graphene has already shown that it can hold 7.5x more charge, degrades much slower, and is multitudes safer, as it isn't reactive.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2016Get a spare...immediately double the endurance (or more with a higher capacity one)...done. ... moreMany older LG phones such as G4 died from motherboard failure long before the battery needed replacement anyway...
Amber Ann , 13 Dec 2016I have read that switching batteries can make your phone worse or mess up your charging or som... moreI don't seem to have that problem, but I use Samsung galaxy s5 mini. I do notice that one does hold an hour less charge though but that's not relevant. I carry a portable charger too just in case. But as far as hot, both get hot when in heavy use. Performance wise, phones is still normal. Just a bit slow here and there because of my memory usage. From my previous experience, I had a non removable battery htc mini and the battery can hold a charge anymore. So the phone was out of commission even if everything else was fine. So I would rather have phones with removable batteries.
Just bought the battery charging kit for lgv20. Idk if its true that swapping out batt. Can affect phone performance.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2016An extra battery is just less than $20 and it's a one time deal. You have a spare and most lik... moreI have read that switching batteries can make your phone worse or mess up your charging or something I'm not exactly sure but I noticed when I started switching batteries my phone started getting even hotter than it did before & mine a factory LG battery not just a non name brand one. I also noticed one battery gets a lot hotter than the other battery
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2016At least it should be after resistant for something. That would be better than nothing. I have... moreIt actually may be some sort of dust/water resistant...LG just didn't do the IP testing on the device (it could also be that the IP rating wasn't high enough to advertise), they did the MIL-STD testing for drop and impact.
Just for benefit of all in India - v20 in india comes with dual nano SIM card support and dedicated SD card slot. No hybrid SIM slot issue like other manufacturers. It supports VoLTE out of box. But use sim tray number 1 for JIO sim.