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?
Palag ka?, 30 Jan 2018...or you can just accept the fact that you lose the conversation.Exactly. No positive comment about the V20 can come from someone who is bitter with the LG brand due to prior bootloop experience with an LG G4.
Front Camera quality is not bad in good lighting, however it does suffer under low light. Under low light it is somewhat grainey, but compared to something like a Note 5 it is a bit better in my personal experience.
Green, 30 Jan 2018Dear all hope all are fine! kindly tell lg v20 front camera quality. I already have lg g5 &... moreIf you are so much into selfies/grouphies photography, get selfie specialist camera phones from Oppo or Vivo with dual front cams which have much higher (16 megapixels to 20megapixels) resolution and f/2.0 aperture. The V20's 5.0 megapixel selfie camera while good enough for social media posts viewed on small screens, is not actually an ideal phone for frequent selfie shooters.
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2018My viewpoint is realistic because I have said there are both pros and cons to the v20 while yo... moreWhat? I manipulate the cons and make them pros? 2TB suppport, dedicated sd card is a CON? You mean to say a hybrid sd card slot is as good as a dedicated slot? And you keep telling me about amoled display. Didn't I tell you over and over they look nicer but don't last as long as IPS due to blue pixels in an amoled having shorter life? That's one of the main reasons why Samsuny is going towards microled. You can't accept the trade off you get from amoled technology (shorter life expectancy) and insist it is superior to ips lcd in EVERY single way. Now that is REAL manipulation. You almost have an inordinate desire to put down a 1-year old flagship like it was your holy mission. Why? Because you made the wrong choice between your S7 and the V20 and have buyer's remorse? Why even spend an awful lot of time criticizing the V20 here with invalid arguments when you can promote your supposedly 'better than V20' Galaxy S7 in the Samsung forums?
Dear all hope all are fine! kindly tell lg v20 front camera quality. I already have lg g5 & previously used g4.both selfie camera is the best I have ever seen.I want to buy lg v20. kindly tell front camera quality.Good or bad?
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2018So you are saying that real owners of the V20, those who actually own and use their V20's ever... moreMy viewpoint is realistic because I have said there are both pros and cons to the v20 while you have only said it's all pros with no cons which is not very realistic as you bend, twist, and manipulate the cons into being pros. And you're the one who keeps bringing up Samsung, not me.
And enough with the 2TB as card support already, this is a perfect example of you manipulating and over exaggerating the facts. Again you're probably just repeating what the clever salesman told you so he could reduce his stock of unsold v20's by two units. The fact that you bought two means you're probably going to be heavily biased. Would you trust a review of the v20 written by LG? You might as well work for them.
Now you're going to tell me how the screen retention problem and the fact that it's dimmer than a G4 is a good thing...