XX.XX, 01 Feb 2018Yes, it is worth buying in 2018. I just bought one 2 weeks ago :)Yes, highly recommended my friend. Bought one for my cousin few days ago. I own one too. It's smooth and the camera output is super great and incomparable to other flagships which were released last year or 2016, thanks to that extensively exhausting hard to learn manual thing tho, but worth it when you learn how it works sort of same in my DSLR manual settings, play with it and learn with it, sets V20 apart; that's with the rear camera. Selfie cam is just the same as the other flagship phones. Overall, can go on part with the newly released flagship phones.
XX.XX, 02 Feb 2018Since you just said you have the B&O H990DS - I have another question for you; where did y... moreI have one V20 - 64Gb. bought the last April through Ebay and one more bought the last July through Amazon. Both of 64 Gb. and B&O branded.
I presume doesn't matter the Gb. to be B&O branded or not.
AnonD-162753, 02 Feb 2018Guys new update for. Lgv20 H918 T mobile is available. Bumping security patch level to jan1 2018Good news, that its being updated but I was hoping it would be Oreo or at least that LG is working on Oreo because of the long delay of updates. Plus, the V20 launched on Nougat so it should receive a 2nd major android update which is Oreo because a new android comes out every year or so, so a 2 year software update policy should guarantee a Oreo update right?
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2018Sorry I forgot. I got overexcited about the V20 and a bout with nostalgia regarding my very fi... moreSince you just said you have the B&O H990DS - I have another question for you; where did you buy your B&O H990DS & for how much and is it the 32GB or 64GB model?
Because after seeing two new 32GB V20's at a local shop with a exorbitant price of £379.99 until the present day (I was in the shop today), I was slightly surprised that my recently bought 64Gb H990DS for £260 from Ebay is not B&O branded and even thought it was fake for a second but everything's legit which makes me bring up the question:
Are the B&O branded V20's specifically only 32GB or are there 64GB models as well? And if it is like that then I don't understand the confusion made by LG despite me being happy with this phone.
Guys new update for. Lgv20 H918 T mobile is available. Bumping security patch level to jan1 2018
AnonD-734566, 01 Feb 2018will this be a good upgrade from vibe x 3 , i need a phone with good audio quality Sorry I forgot. I got overexcited about the V20 and a bout with nostalgia regarding my very first smart phone, the Lenovo P770, that I forgot you asked about audio quality of the V20. Yes, the V20 has superb audio quality although I tend to use it with an Equalizer app (Equalizer FX from playstore) and using BSplayer as music/video player as I prefer a transparent sound signature with realistic, an almost 'live', 'in there' sounding vocals/midrange (an almost real feeling of the singer's 'presence' performing live in front of you), wide soundstage, deep bass and crystal clear highs without being harsh and irritating. Anyway, if you are so much into audio and would like to hear exactly what I'm talking about, I'm reposting again my audio gear and settings I use with my V20:
My equalizer settings for Xiaomi Mi Sport bluetooth earbuds and Audio-Technica ATH M50s headphones:
Music player: BSplayer free
Equalizer app: Equalizer FX
Settings for Equalizer FX:
Virtualization: On (set bar to around 20% of total length)
I get superb, excellent sound from these settings: wired or wireless. I have the B&O version H990DS LG V20. (The non B&O version may have different sound signature and therefore require different equalizer settings). Note: For wired headphone, I like the sound signature better with the "HiFi Quad DAC" turned off/disabled.
AnonD-734566, 01 Feb 2018will this be a good upgrade from vibe x 3 , i need a phone with good audio quality Yes. I'd upgrade in a heartbeat if I were you while the V20 is available and priced at superb discount prices. More than the removable battery, the V20 has a learning remote. It works with even less known appliance brands, including most air-conditioners where ir blasters without learning mode will not be able to control. In addition, the V20 has support for 700mhz LTE band which, if your network supports it, will give you better signal indoors making you enjoy high speed 4G+ internet even in basement parking spaces and elevators. Also, the V20 has 4K usb c to hdmi slimport support. If you like watching movies on your large screen tv from your phone, you will notice video quality and playback smoothness using wired slimport connection is absolutely so much better than wireless streaming. As a bonus, no need to waste data connection when you have the movie stored offline in your phone. Also, the V20 supports HD playback of rented or purchased Google play movies. Most other Chinese brand phones like Lenovo, Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and even Oneplus flagship phones don't. I don't understand why Google play movies refuse HD download and playback in-phone with these phone brands. Must be a studio licensing thing. So if you are into movie rentals and purchases and would like to play movies with DRM through your phone at the highest HD or even in 4k resolutions, the V20's support of HD and 4K playback via slimport adapter is heaven sent. Other features the V20 has that the Vibe X3 doesn't have are dedicated SD card slot, which, if you are like me who always use two sims and have 75GB worth of media files (stored in the dedicated sd card slot), the dedicated sd card support is just indispensable. Other improvements of the V20 over the Vibe X3 are the higher quality IPS screen with its higher QHD resolution and slightly bigger 5.7" screen, faster processor and convenient reversible usb c with Qualcomm quick charge 3.0 (although you may not need to use it frequently due to the V20's removable battery). Speaking of removable battery, my Lenovo P770 is still alive up to now because of it. Unbelievable 2012 phone. My very first smartphone which had a huge 3500mAh battery at that time (2012) and removable battery too! After 4 years of daily use (I love its FM radio that doesn't need headphones to play out FM stations via loudspeaker), the battery became swollen/bloated. Good thing third party battery replacements are very much available even until now, more than 5 years after the phone has been released so bought one for less than $10 and now, the phone is functional again. Amazing because it is now going towards its 6th year! The 3rd party removable battery saved it. Its IPS display is still perfectly color balanced, and very much still problem free as when it was new. The only major downside is its lack of storage space having only 4GB internal memory which is not enough for Google apps which cannot be moved to sd card at all. But even then, more than worth the investment. Of course, it still doesn't have fingerprint sensor, LTE support, ir blaster, wifi direct, slimport support, etc. being an old phone. It has never been upgraded by Lenovo from Jellybean but guess what? It's still as smooth and as fast (by 2012 standards) now as it was when brand new. I'm actually hoping my V20's will last as long.
AnonD-734566, 01 Feb 2018will this be a good upgrade from vibe x 3 , i need a phone with good audio quality The V20 is your phone while the pack also comes with the features that have made this model unique.
AnonD-734566, 01 Feb 2018will this be a good upgrade from vibe x 3 , i need a phone with good audio quality The V20 is a good upgrade from the Vibe x3. The V20 has a hi-fi DAC so you'll surely have good audio quality but comparing the two side-by-side, there's not many differences to justify spending money unless you really want to upgrade.
I actually even like the vibe x3 front design more than the V20 but that's my opinion. The x3 has stereo speakers and a slightly bigger battery at 3500mAh but it's sealed in and that's about all the advantages it has over the V20.
If you really feel the need to upgrade, go for it, you'll surely see the big feature portfolio + improvements in the V20 over the x3 but if you can wait a little longer you can save a little more money but it's all up to you.
will this be a good upgrade from vibe x 3 , i need a phone with good audio quality
After having used all kinds of extended batteries I suggest the use of the 9.300 mAh MUGEN POWER, according my opinion, the best by far.
Sougat, 01 Feb 2018Is lgV20a still worth buying in 2018? Yes, it is worth buying in 2018. I just bought one 2 weeks ago :)
AnonD-697094, 31 Jan 2018Front Camera quality is not bad in good lighting, however it does suffer under low light. Und... moreThe Note4 has the same f/1.9 aperture as the V20 but the difference between the two is 3.7MP vs 5MP nevertheless the quality could be much higher to the extent of discerning each particular hair on your skin.
If I designed a phone, I'd make it fair in both camera departments and put two identical sensors front and back - that way it would be equally equipped and capable of the same outcomes, not a mixed bag.
Palag ka?, 30 Jan 2018...or you can just accept the fact that you lose the conversation.Boom! This comment made my day. Hahaha, it's nice to see people having their own opinions and arguments in this V20 section, lemme' grab my popcorn.
i have been using this device for a week, its all good except front camera was average and battery life also average. the cons was this device is removable that can be last for another 3 years if u change the battery once every year. i play games a lot and use game booster to boost its performance, it can play all game in very high setting without any worries. i laso experienced using vivo v7, xperia z1, lg g5, j7. i recommend this device for those who value money
And calling V20 owners 'heavily biased'. Look who's talking. It's someone who made a VOW never to buy an LG again because of his bootlooping G4.
Really pointless having an argument with someone who has an axe to grind with LG. Dedicated sd card slot up to 2TB is a CON for him. Long lasting ips display is a CON for him because you replace phones yearly anyway. Talk about true manipulation of facts from someone who had a bootlooping G4 and can't move on from brand hate towards LG. 'Never LG' again, huh?