Anonymous, 15 Sep 2017Yup just keep blabbing on and on whatever it takes to validate your purchase decision. The ... moreI don't know about the others but yes, I'd buy the V20 even if it were sold at the price of the Samsung Note 8. The reason is because it is worth to me so much more than the Note 8. I value substance, features, usability, versatility, and longevity up and above branding and fancy looks. The features you consider low-end like the removable battery, ir blaster, dedicated sd card slot and FM radio that are all present in the V20 but largely absent in all other flagship phones from other brands is what makes the V20 truly unique and special. It is the last flagship of its kind to have almost everything you can ask for. It has what it takes that will make it relevant even 5 years from now. I do understand most buyers prefer to prioritize looks, branding and prestige up and above everything else. It is for that reason Samsung and Apple sell more than all the rest and not because they are truly the best in what smartphone technology can offer.
I'm accustomed since youngster at HI-FI stereo systems, now relocated in a room which is not suitable to this purpose the V20 came as a source with high capability and of course don't finish here their capabilities.
This is the only phone that comes up on GSMArena Phone Finder with my prefered features.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2017Yup just keep blabbing on and on whatever it takes to validate your purchase decision. The ... moreI think that IPhone and Samsung are really expensive and if the people buy it are because the democratic average don't committed mistakes.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2017"people who bought one who have to come here to boost about it to somehow validate they made t... moreYup just keep blabbing on and on whatever it takes to validate your purchase decision.
The G5 was a failure, even LG admits it greatly under performed and was the main reason their mobile devision lost money last year. The V20 was more successful but not a home run which is also pretty disappointing because once Note 7's were recalled you would've thought V20 sales would have taken off as people didn't have much choice.
You can blah blah blah but sales and popularity tend to not be wrong. If the G5 and V20 are the best phones in the world then why didn't people buy them? And lets be honest why you really bought the V20; because it was cheap, right? If it was 700-800 USD would you have still bought it? Probably not. I get it, bang for the buck. Again, I don't think the V20 is a bad phone, it's a good phone, an above average phone but the best smartphone out there I think not. If you needed it for it's fantastic DAC, video and/or audio recording I'd support you as these are the stand-out features, instead, you're talking about the low features like IR blaster and FM radio which a lot of phones have (like Huawei). I promise you LG will not update the V20 to Android P and and when you get your hopes up when LG releases the Oreo update you will be greatly disappointed to discover the update is not optimized and further reduces the V20's battery life. I hope all V20 owners here are happy with Android N 7.0 because that's as good as it's going to get. LG might release an update but you're not going to be happy after you install it but at least you will get to go to About Phone/Software and see a "8.0" right?
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2017"people who bought one who have to come here to boost about it to somehow validate they made t... moreI couldn't have said it better and I fully endorse it. It lacks highlight the audio quality.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017Funny you used the word "worthless" where despite all the features you talked about LG phones ... more"people who bought one who have to come here to boost about it to somehow validate they made the right decision."
That's exactly what Samsung and iPhone owners do. LG V20 owners are telling the facts about V20, they are not the ones who "validate they made the right decision". Because it's a fact that still LG V20 is the best smartphone overall. The other commenter described the reasons.
The reason why Samsung phones are much more popular is that people have no common sense and are brainwashed by the marketing, paid journalists and reviewers. And Samsung spend much more money on marketing. They (and now all other manufacturers too) use similar marketing trick what car commercials use: the shiny, curved surface of the phone body reflects the light, like the body of a car. Today, most people consider a phone as a jewelry and a status symbol instead of a high tech tool. Conversely, the LG V20 is a high tech, useful tool.
Yes, V20 and G5 have ugly back design that looks like a face. But who cares? Features are the important factors, not the looks.
"there are lots of phones with fm radio, SD slot, and ir blaster"
Then which phone besides V20 and G5 has all those features even if you exclude removable battery?
V20 (and G5) is the only one phone, and it's also the last one in the world forever that has all these unique and rare features in one device that the other comment (that you replied to) listed.
When I buy a new phone, I buy it with the mindset that I'm going to use it forever. If a new model appears and it has enough big improvements over the current phone to worth the upgrade (doesn't happen in less than 4-5 years), then I buy the new phone. But with the LG V20, the true smartphone industry and history is over, it's ended. There will never be any better phone in the future to buy. They will have better CPU, better camera, but overall, they will be worse. And 2016's smartphones, CPUs are futureproof. For example they can run GTA San Andreas at full speed at max graphics, can run the properly configured PPSSPP emulator without lag, has native freeform floating windows thanks to Android 7, good f1.8 camera + everything listed in the other comment... So V20 has everything that a true smartphone must have, so it's futureproof. And the removable battery allows to use the phone forever.
Has anyone experienced 2nd screen burn out issue after 1 year of usage? Mine either got burned or a defect.... And yes, I 24h/7d switch it on, never turned off since purchase.
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2017Pathetic arguement. Only someone with brain damage would consider a Mi Max over a v20. Even ... moreActually, I own both the Mi Max and the V20. The Mi Max /Mi Max 2 are targeted for a different demographic and market segment: those who want a 2-in-1 phone and tablet because they are heavy ebook readers/social media users/photo viewing /browsing enthusiasts, heavy video/youtube watchers and heavy gamers. The combination of a supersized 6.44" screen and a huge 5300mAh battery makes for a convenient all-in-one phone-tablet package for that demographic. The price of the Mi Max at 1/3 to 1/2 the price of the V20 but has an all metal body, fingerprint scanner, ir blaster, dual sim, sd card expansion and fm radio. It runs as smooth as my V20. Miui is very smooth and efficient without stutter and the display and themes customization is just mind boggling and a far cry from what LG smartworld theme store offers. It's one of those things I miss about my Mi Max when it isn't with me. It has been relegated to a secondary phone for me which I use instead of my V20 when I'm outside for more social rather than work related functions. Kids love it for sure and so do heavy Facebook users, youtubers and ebook readers.
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2017Why buy the LG V20 despite someone experiencing screen retention issues? Well because it happe... morePathetic arguement. Only someone with brain damage would consider a Mi Max over a v20. Even I would take a v20 over most Chinese phones, if not all.
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2017Why buy the LG V20 despite someone experiencing screen retention issues? Well because it happe... moreAlso, the LG V20 has more LTE bands making it easy for data roaming. In my area, Mi Max's limited LTE bands availability makes me unable to change to another carrier operating on a different LTE band. Also, I only get regular speed LTE/4G with my Mi Max because of missing LTE bands, whereas with my LGV20, I always have LTE-A/4G+ signals. Mi Max's LTE-A /4G+ will only work in China and other selected countries where their LTE bands are compatible with that in the Mi Max.
Oathbreaker, 05 Sep 2017V20 will get Android P but leaving mine with Nougat unless it is a remarkable update because O... moreThe PiP feature in Android 8 Oreo is totally pointless. Android 7 Nougat already supports native multi-window and even freeform floating windows. And you can force enable it for ALL apps . It is the best feature of Android 7 Nougat. It is much superior to Android 8's PiP.
rc, 13 Sep 2017I'm using mi max for a year now at high brightness, no whatsoever image retention experiencing... moreWhy buy the LG V20 despite someone experiencing screen retention issues? Well because it happens to all phones and it is mostly user dependent. I don't think it will ever be an issue to me. Also, the V20 has additional features which the mi max does not have: 1. dedicated sd card support up to 2TB that accepts exFAT file formats (mi max only recognizes FAT32 and supports only up to 256gb sd card and you have to give up one sim slot for the card). 2. Slimport (hdmi out) /tv out support. 3. Removable battery with option for external battery charging or using 10,000mAh third party batteries. 4. USB - C compatible. 5. Higher resolution screen with second screen feature 6. More powerful and energy efficient Snapdragon 820 processor 7. HD playback of playstore movies (some brands like xiaomi, oneplus, huawei, vivo, oppo, etc just are not allowed to play google play movies in HD even if the phone is HD capable. It's a licensing issue having nothing to do with the phone's capability). 8. Vastly better camera and audio components. 9. Guaranteed update to Oreo and 10. Higher density screen. The mi max has bigger screen but ironically, it can fit lesser lines of text than the smaller screened LG V20.
Olo , 13 Sep 2017This is V20 not G4A polemic starts here few days ago about image retention on V20, affecting all kinds of screen. That's why is here also the G4.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2017I'm tired of hearing about image retention or ghosting and the FAKE NEWS/PUBLICITY it is exclu... moreI'm using mi max for a year now at high brightness, no whatsoever image retention experiencing. While my V20 experience this with half brightness. Also why you buy phone with issue will occur before it gets 1 year of using?