Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017You are so paranoid. The real reason why manufacturers like non-removable batteries are:
1... moreYou are so incompetent. The non-removable battery is planned obsolescence.
The batteries have limited lifespan. When the non-removable battery in your phone won't hold a charge, what will you do? The water resistance and power banks won't save your phone. Going to the service to replace the battery is nothing more than trouble. If you send it to the service, they will open the unibody phone and damage/break it. You will also lose water resistance after that. It is much more expensive than a new battery, and you have to wait days/weeks till you get back your phone. If the manufacturer ends the support for the phone, they won't replace the battery anymore. You are dependent on them.
Another advantage of removable battery is the 3rd party battery option, because 1. you can replace the stock battery to a 2x 3x bigger extended battery, 2. you still can buy new battery for your phone even if the phone manufacturer discontinues the support and replacement battery for the phone.
The non-removable battery phones are not stronger structurally.
The non-removable battery expose the users to danger. If Note 7 had removable battery, it would save the phone, the users and Samsung itself. The users could easily pull out the faulty battery and prevent fires but keep the phone. And when Samsung released the good battery, users could simply get the new battery.
Azam, 11 Oct 2017What is second screen ??The second screen for LG means that there is a small shortcut screen that allows you to access to apps easily, although it is limited to 5 apps that can be placed there. It also allows you to display your email address at the second screen.
Gibbo, 11 Oct 2017WhatÂ’s the difference between the H990 model and the H990DS/N?
CheersThe model H990DS is Dual SIM.
" " H990N is to Hong Kong market (although has a version also global Dual SIM)
Bob, 09 Oct 2017Well I'm in UK and the only reason I know the v20 even exists, is because of this website. The... moreReading specs you can have the basic idea. The matter is to use it. I recommend you strongly.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2017That's an excuse as the LG v20 got lots of press and even extra attention as being seen as the... moreWell I'm in UK and the only reason I know the v20 even exists, is because of this website. The v20 wasn't officially released in the UK at all, so it wasn't marketed either.
Bob, 07 Oct 2017Marketing. That's it. That's why celebrities don't appear in the media holding in their hands a V20. Better. Less money spended in advertising reverting to selling price.
Bob, 07 Oct 2017Marketing. That's it. That's an excuse as the LG v20 got lots of press and even extra attention as being seen as the logical replacement for Note 7 owners having no choice but to send their devices back to Samsung. Interesting had the Note 7 never had the recall the v20 probably would have totally bombed.
Fyi carriers where I am are still selling/offering the v20 on plans.
AnonD-706011, 06 Oct 2017I have been using it for a year already. When I switch over to another phone, second screen dr... moreI totally agree with your clever analysis of the V20 features. Mainly, as you say the audio recording custom mode and the 32bits / 192 KHz sampling of the HI-FI QUAD DAC.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2017What is the difference with the carrier branded version versus the international version? Will... moreThis is what you can do...
1. On your phone, go to Settings and within Settings, it is usually General tab, if settings have tabs, if not all the way down to ABOUT. Open about and get the Model number. Each model has different LTE bands and also different communication technology, either GSM or CDMA.
2. On GSMArena website open LG v20 page and click on specifications tab and choose your model number to see the LTE bands for your model. then, whatever carrier you want to use your phone, has to support one or more LTE bands.
3. Unlock your carrier branded phone.
you can also go to willmyphonework.com to see if your phone is compatible with the carriers you plan to use.
I hope this answers your Q.
I have been using it for a year already. When I switch over to another phone, second screen drawback immediately sinks in, and you get to appreciate how useful it is. But after a day or two, you also notice it could go without. However, technically it is not a second screen, it shares the same unibody with main screen, LG has it separated from a linear kernel code. Therefore, not cool for LG not allowing second screen not be modified more extensively by its user, without rooting the device.
I have used few devices, high and low end, but nothing can come close to LG v20 sound recording modes. Within the custom mode, music that you record can sound like a studio production.
Videos and photos are satisfactory but cannot compete any longer with this year's flagships, yet still can produce relatively high end outputs. Slow-mo even in HDR looks low end.we all know slow-mo king is Sony right now.
First thing that will make any LG v20 users to think twice before trading it in is its REMOVABLE battery. Big question: you could have the best and the most expensive phone, but how good is it if you can't turn it on?There is simply no other phone in the planet this premium, this good with a removable battery. Since its inception, many third parties stepped up their games and manufactured optimized high capacity battery for LG v20, and some goes up to 10000 mAH, that is almost 3x the capacity of the original battery, however battery housing gets modified and phone looks like a mammoth and loses all of its elegance and looks like a DTAC of yesteryears... you can definitely have a LG v20 with a battery that could last up to two days, but you must decide if you want a beauty or a beast sitting in your pocket. Also, there are desktop cradles that could charge the LG v20 and additional batteries simultaneously and you could leave home with as many fully charged batteries as you wish and never worry about running out of juice or finding an outlet.
So for mostly for that, after v30, iPhone X, Samsung Note 8 and Pixels 2s, I still do not see any phones out there to trade my v20 for... by the way, as of October 2017, you can find LG v20 for as low as $300, if you know where to look for, that is clearly a better deal than many mid-range phones of 2017.
Smart settings on this phone are great, my favorites are that upon connection to Bluetooth or audio jack, it can automatically open an app you choose.
Everything else is just same as any other Nougat phones. It is good to know, this phone will get Oreo upgrade by the first Q of 2018.
By the way, if I may suggest that Microsoft Launcher (previously Arrow) is gorgeous on this phone.
What is the difference with the carrier branded version versus the international version? Will I be able to use a carrier version outside of the US?
AnonD-327936, 30 Sep 2017Great to finally see a v20 security update in the last few days bringing the patch level to Se... moreMr Grazza, pls share with us, which region or DS model, no pls, it's seems their is no further confirmation from anybody. Awaiting
At first i didnt use the second sceen. But after a while i do use it to fast toggle wifi, flashlight, etc. Saves a step, but i dont mind that they got rid of it
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2017and the secondary display of the v20 isn't a gimmick? (hint: it is)Personally I think it is really useful as it gives all info and controls on a ticker tape at the top. But horses for courses I suppose.
Essentially a great phone, although I bought for sound quality. Which is just amazing. Betters some of my HiFi components. And you can purchase for £280, which is a bargain. Only downside is a so so battery.
Great to finally see a v20 security update in the last few days bringing the patch level to September!
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2017It isn't if you use it other than for your name. You actually have 6 pages in all. You can s... more"When you are busy with an app or reading news . . . " written in your own language explains my thoughts better than me, an old man living in a residence with the suitable phone to manage the air. con. and the tv. autonomically, adding the awesome sound capability to listen music.
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2017and the secondary display of the v20 isn't a gimmick? (hint: it is)It isn't if you use it other than for your name. You actually have 6 pages in all. You can swipe from page 1 to 6. As for me, I only use 3 pages (3 swipes) since swiping more than that defeats the purpose of convenience. The first screen has my flag and signature, the second contains my most used apps and the third is a blank screen when I don't want anything displayed (Ex. I swipe to page 3 when I'm with strangers). Sometimes I add a fourth screen for my most used contacts. That is during screen on. For screen off/sleep mode, I configure the second screen to display the date, time and battery percentage. That way, I don't have to turn on the screen to check the date, time and battery level or if there is any text message or notification (the V20 does not have LED notification). I set the second screen to always on when the main screen is off. However, you can configure the second screen to turn off from say 10PM to 6AM but I don't do it since it consumes negligible battery power anyway. When you are busy with an app or reading news, and you receive a call or text message, it gets displayed in the second screen. Really nice feature as it won't cover what you were reading or doing. You can answer calls and read and answer texts from the second screen with minimal disturbance/covering up of the main screen. Really nice feature. Will miss it if I upgrade to another phone but I guess l can live without it: not so without an IR blaster, FM radio or a sealed 4000mAh or higher battery or a removable battery if less than 4000mAh capacity.