I was going to buy the LG V20, until I saw that headphone jack in the bottom! What morons! Major deal-breaker.
After a good while with the V20, I have really noticed a rather interesting issue. The auto image compression to JPG forces a loss in clarity. I have shot both in RAW and JPG, the RAW photos (Although a bit bland color wise) have very impressive pixel clarity...however when compressed to JPG, everything almost looks oil painted up close. This is not the case on other phones like the Pixel, iPhone or GS7
This can be remedied with software, if LG addresses this, it will greatly improve its camera over other phones.
.w.e.n.t.e., 07 Nov 2016Botloop and heating problem on G3? Been using the g3 for 2.5 years and have never experienced ... moreStucked on logo not bootloop
This happened when update via pc which unstable
.w.e.n.t.e., 07 Nov 2016Botloop and heating problem on G3? Been using the g3 for 2.5 years and have never experienced ... moreyeah,G3 has heatting problem and when i ran normal games the heatting bother me...the temp gpes about 43 to 45 degree. and now lg V20 has scratch problem especially in camera.also V20 battery life time is so weak in compare to other new flagships...
Shaun Moroz, 07 Nov 2016Outclass? Look at the G3, G4, G5 and even the V20. The G3 had heating and bootloop problems, s... moreBotloop and heating problem on G3? Been using the g3 for 2.5 years and have never experienced those.
Harris, 07 Nov 2016Hi, LG is producing outclass phone in all aspects, except for one major problem i.e. You can'... moreOutclass? Look at the G3, G4, G5 and even the V20. The G3 had heating and bootloop problems, same with the G4, the G5 had modular problems and an awful design, and the V20 has a camera glass problem and also has an awful design. But at least they're doing better than Sony, HTC and Motorola.
LG is producing outclass phone in all aspects, except for one major problem i.e. You can't download or keep data of yemail for more than 2 months while using gmail, however, can keep data of Hotmail a/c. But in all other android phones, can keep data for gmail, hotmail etc.
I have tried to make them understand but it remains the same.
i had 2 galaxy s7edge.piece of crap! cant even run software on s7.i then got lg v20.its one of the best phones yet! worked great out of the box! samsung is making bad phones for some reason. i will have lgv20 till something wows me more.
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2016"5.7 sucks Bootloader locked sucks LG sucks Really even the pixel's bootloader is locked why would they make it unlocked they want you to have the best experience on the phone and if you break the software it will be your fault not go to the service center and tell them the bootloader is unlocked it is not my fault
I've had my LG V20 from AT&T (H910) for about 12 days now. So far I love it. Build quality is definitely the best LG has done yet. Feels fantastic and premium in the hand. Nice solid metal build, but with removable battery. Love going back to a extra large 5.7 inch display after using a S7 Edge for a few weeks when the Note 7 got discontinued. The IPS LCD its self is quite beautiful. Yes it dose not not have the "pop" that AMOLED dose but it is with out a doubt a beautiful display with great brightness and contrast. No issues viewing outdoors for me. Also thankfully LG has finally greatly improved their automatic brightness, and I actually leave it on all the time.
The second display is more useful than I thought it would be, and far more useful than the edge panel stuff from the S7 Edge and Note 7. Now that I'am used to it and using it for jumping between apps and quick toggles I love it. It's also nice having notifications visible without taking any screen space while doing something fullscreen like a video or game. It of course also works great as a always on display.
The software is great IMO. The latest version of LG's UX, LG UX 5.0+ is a nice refinement of the UX from the G5. They have cleaned up the notification shade significantly. It's excatly like stock Nougat. The overall look is very clean and consistent, with white backgrounds and clean icons. Also thankfully this latest version of LG UX has a full theme engine that is just as extensive as Samsungs. It can modify the appearance of the icons, notification panel/quick settings, settings app, all of the stock/LG apps, and even the LG widgets. Just need more themes to pick from but that should take care of its self in time, and the first user made V20 theme recently appeared on the play store so user created themes are possible and work just like LG made ones. The UX is also extremely fast, snappy, and responsive. I've had zero lag or stutter like I would have every once in a while on my Note 7. Its smooth as butter. And of course all of the Nougat features are fantastic, such as replying directly to notifications, dual window, quick switching between two apps, Vulkan API, faster app installs/updates, small application sizes, etc etc.
The loud speaker is pretty good. It is def very loud, but the sound quality is just average. The headphone jack output however is fantastic. That quad dac is fantastic and makes some incredible audio. I will be getting my free pair of B&O H3 headphones soon thanks to the promotion by LG. Can't wait to try them out with my V20.
Camera is of course amazing, as well as video recording. Overall I've got no complaints so far. Would highly recommend. Well done LG.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2016Unfortunately that foil is useless. It won't protect the camera glass from anything, especiall... moreThe true design flaw of the camera is the position. It should have been placed in the corner. A camera placed in the center to achieve a symmetric design prioritizes design over practicallity, because you are barely able to hold your phone in the natural and stamina game controller grip without covering the camera with your fingers. Additionally, you may touch the lens in everyday use. And it gets much harder to use the phone as a desk lamp using a horizontal stand case due to the lower flashlight position (traditionally, the camera Flash is played very near to the camera). And it gets much harder to take horizontal photos sneakily (for example: at school, you have to hold at least half the device over the table for the camera to be higher than the table).
A corner camera is also able to invade into every small corner (for example: under a blanket or a cupboard/fridge).
HTC and Oppo are getting rid of this design flaw slowly.
Rodney, 04 Nov 2016My issue is the camera lens is already cracked. Sprint told me they don't have any cases yet. ... moreI purchased the v20 full case and clip before the phone was release from walmart.com... The case brand is evocel and arrived before my v20 did.. Case is durable and only $10..
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2016I own the phone. The foil does make it seem like separate pieces, however, in the pictures of... moreUnfortunately that foil is useless. It won't protect the camera glass from anything, especially from impacts, stresses or presses. Even if the foil is on, the camera glass still can get scratched at the foil cutouts for cameras.
I understand that because you own the phone, you defend the design flaw of V20. But it's still fact that the camera glass is fragile. The best thing you can do is to keep the foil on the camera glass and buy a case that gives a few mm thickness around the cameras.
Of course unfortunately no manufacturer has the brain and IQ to make a case that has sliding door over the camera. I saw only one case with this feature: EyePatch for iPhone. This would be the perfect case for V20.
Maybe I will buy V20 at some time because it is the last phone in the world with removable battery. Unfortunately it is likely that LG will stop using removable battery in G6 in favor of unibody design and glass back, so the primitive sheeple will feel it as "premium". I hope I'm wrong.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2016No, the lenses are not separated. There is only one big piece of glass that covers the cameras... moreI own the phone. The foil does make it seem like separate pieces, however, in the pictures of broken camera glass, that foil is not present, a reviewer even admits to removing it, and that it "was not easy to remove cleanly"
Thereby some reports are kind of bogus, as they remove basic protections on the phone and get a bad result. This foil shields the glass from impacts, and takes the brunt of most to any heat from the LEDs, reducing chances of the breakage. It is still a slightly cheap thing for LG to do, when it shouldn't cost too much more to simply seperate the glass pieces for the cameras, then have 1 overarching piece around them.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2016There are quite a few cases available, from Speck to Otterbox. Try ordering online or not jus... moreNo, the lenses are not separated. There is only one big piece of glass that covers the cameras and everything around them. The protective film misled you.
Rodney, 04 Nov 2016My issue is the camera lens is already cracked. Sprint told me they don't have any cases yet. ... moreThere are quite a few cases available, from Speck to Otterbox. Try ordering online or not just at a carrier store. (Usually carriers only keep certain popular phone's cases in store)
I haven't had any camera lens issues...and mine, the camera glass is not 1 sheet...the lenses each are separate, then there is a main sheet around everything, and the LEDs actually stick above the main sheet, with their own cover. There's also a protective film on the main sheet around the rest.