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.
Is this supported with Cast Screen feature in the settings of the phone?
I was looking for c9 pro.but my friend suggested me to go for v20 .after so much research finally i bought this one.nice phone with cool features
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2017It actually isn't an accurate review. Accurate reviews have pros and cons. Personally, I actua... moreThe necessary counterpoint to the defeatist Garfwog. In my opinion with the correct pros and cons.
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2017It actually isn't an accurate review. Accurate reviews have pros and cons. Personally, I actua... moreI'd like to add another very important feature: You can set the LG V20's SIM1 slot to 'LTE only' using a workaround for maximum download speeds. LG phones like Samsung and Huawei notoriously disable the hidden Android menu (*#*#4636#*#*) which makes it possible to force LTE only. Most all other Android phone manufacturers do not disable this very useful hidden menu. Thankfully, there's a workaround with the LG V20. Can't find 'LTE only' workarounds for forcing Samsung and Huawei flagships to be on LTE only network mode.
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2017Finally a accurate review! I was right to not buy it. Thanks!It actually isn't an accurate review. Accurate reviews have pros and cons. Personally, I actually bought the LG V20 because it is the only flagship phone which has almost everything: features that matter the most to the smartphone user; not just some fancy elongated 2:1 'NarrowView' screens with curved dges that break easily and cause unwanted touch screen interactions at the edges or anorexic phone thinness that do not serve any benefit other than bragging rights.
The LG V20 is the only flagship phone or any phone for that matter that has ALL of these features in one phone: not the fastest but topnotch fast processor, dual sim support, 64GB internal memory but with dedicated SD card expansion slot (very rare in flagships), not Amoled but very good IPS QHD screen, removable battery (very rare in flagships) - not the highest capacity but you can buy spare batteries or extended monstrous batteries for those long trips off the grid, FM radio (very rare in flagships), IR blaster (very rare in flagships), Slimport - hdmi out support (very rare in flagships), fingerprint support (nothing fancy but works reliably compared to a useless half-baked iris scanner), high quality dual rear cameras (wide and ultrawide) with fast, f/1.7 lens and excellent manual mode, a good enough selfie camera for the narcissists, 4K video recording, superb audiophile grade audio recording and playback, 3.5mm jack headphone support (becoming rare in flagships), USB C with really fast usb C cable charging (not some wireless charger that takes forever to fully charge), ebook friendly 5.7" screen in 16:9 aspect ratio (not some horribly distorted 18.5:9 ratio screen) + second screen, true multi-user support with near vanilla Android functionality/experience, guaranteed update to at least Android Oreo (hopefully Android Peanut butter also), MIL-STD-810G (drop resistance) rating (more important than water resistance), and with many freebies: B&O headphones, additional spare battery all for the price of now only $399 or less. I'd say buy it now before smartphones like the V20 (having almost everything) become a thing of the past. The only negatives I can think of are no water resistance, software navigation buttons that are too big wasting screen space (better if it had hardware navigation buttons only), limited theme support (Xiaomi is the best in this regard), not so big screen (I prefer 6.0"+ screens in 16:9 ratio, no curved glass), mediocre battery (though you can buy spare batteries for added usage time), not as fluid/smooth touch screen experience compared to the best of the best (Iphone, Pixels, Xiaomi and Huawei flagships).
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... moreYour battery is probably defective. I suggest you buy a new one. Just be sure to buy genuine OEM, LG batteries as there are lots of fake/counterfeit ones on ebay that look the same but drain so much faster and charge slower than original batteries. Also, not sure if you are using a fast charger. It normally takes 1.5hrs to less than 2 hours to fully charge the 3200mAh battery from 0-100%. Also, starting with 100% battery at around 7AM, I am able to use it with mobile data on LTE all the time and still manage to get 15% by 5PM. With really heavy use, it usually dies by 2PM, so that's at least 7 hours from 100%-0%. It's mediocre performance compared to my Mi Max but nowhere near the horrible battery life you are experiencing. Maybe you need to update the software and do a factory reset.
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... moreAlthough your post has equanimity, has a lack of pros, like the audio and video high class.
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 phone quickcharges. Maybe check your charger. I do agree that the selfie isnt the best. But i dont selfie much.
Tom, 18 Aug 2017Hi, further to my query to you guys, whats your present software version in LG V20? I presentl... moreNo we anybody didn't receive it, is your set DS, and which region. It badly needs updating, but LG is trolling.
If you want or need a good quality selfie lens, this is not the phone for you, they put in a total piece of garbage for the front camera. Also the battery dies really REALLY fast, and charges really REALLY slow, and it doesn't help that charging turns off the Battery Saver, or that Battery Saver is just hideous to look at, it just means more battery will be used due to LG's poor design. I originally switched LG because I wanted to phase away from Samsung and because V20 had all the best specs at the time, looked really good on paper. Owned it for a year now and I rated it a 6.5/10 in my head, so disappointed. Since then I decided to charge my Note4 and V20 at the same times under the same stresses and measure with Battery HD app. The results are baffling. Note4 went from 15 to 100 in an hour. V20 goes 15-55 in an hour. The fact that it isn't waterproof too, tells me I should just trade it in to pay for the Note8 when it comes out. V20 was $830 when it came out and I regret agreeing to that price. Also the second screen is a cool idea but it doesn't have anywhere NEAR the amount of features it should have, a mildly creative person would look through the features and determine they hardly even tried.