Heating issue: The V20 heats up but nothing I'd call unusual.as I've had other smart phones in the past that actually run hotter but are still functiona and work OKl up to now.
I don't have screen retention issue and battery life normally lasts me a day more often than not. Maybe because of the way I customize my V20 screen.
Here's my custom settings:
Theme - high contrast (black theme)
Launcher - Nova launcher prime with gestures.
Phone Wallpaper: SB wallpaper changer - wallpaper changes every few hours
Shortcut icons - my phone almost has none except a few at the bottom. Everything else I launch from the app drawer or launch using tap, swipe and other gestures. Other apps are in the second screen.
Screen brightness - I use an app called Lux Dash premium. It smoothly dims my phone when its dark and brightens it when its bright outside. It not only avoids excessive screen brightness that may cause screen retention, but it also significantly improves battery life - try it.
I also hide home touch buttons for ALL apps (settings - display - home touch buttons - hide home touch buttons)
I use 'back button' app for navigation and place it anywhere I like (movable location but I mostly position it vertically at the right side of the screen near my thumb for easier access).
Second screen: set to display date and time when main screen is off, and display signature, app shortcuts and empty screen (quick tools) from time to time. Try these settings on your V20. It will leave your V20 with only the network icons, time and battery logo static.
UrbanBeast, 28 Dec 2017I am a proud owner of LG V20 for 3 months now. I have the H990DS B&O version btw. Screen r... moreHiccups and lags solution:
Solution 1: Go to settings -> general -> apps -> configure apps (three dots at the upper right) -> special access.
Ignore optimizations - turn ON for All apps (default is off)
From the same 'special access' menu,
Draw over other apps - turn OFF for ALL apps. (except messaging)
Other stutter/lag busting remedies:
Enable developer options if not enabled already.
1. Turn ON 'force gpu rendering'
2. Set window animation scale, transition animation scale and animator duration scale to 0.5 for all three.
3. Restart phone.
Download Nova Launcher
Go to nova settings -> look and feel
Set both 'scroll speed' and 'animation speed' to 'fast'.
That's it. Let me know how all these adjustments go on your V20.
I am a proud owner of LG V20 for 3 months now. I have the H990DS B&O version btw. Screen retention, noticeable hiccups and lags, heating, sub-par battery life, and mobile signal are the only known issues in my unit and it bothers me every time it happens. Good thing its battery is removable, 0-100% in seconds. The battery kit is a useful accessory, everyone who owns a V20 should consider buying it. I seldom charge my phone using the fast charger for I'm used in swapping batteries. I yet to test its camera, video, and audio recording capabilities to its full potential soon. So far, I haven't regretted buying this phone. I can't promise myself to keep this unit long-term. As long as it satisfies my demands, this would stay with me for a while.
Q:Should I recommend the V20?
A:Yes no doubt.
A: Budget-friendly, feature-packed and upgradeable to Oreo soon (March or April 2018).
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2017I can agree now that you've finally started saying how its so great for you and meets all your... moreHelping potential buyers on the fence choose whether to buy the V20 vs. some other phone and explaining to them why I think the V20 may be better for them is different from going to other forums and telling users they should buy the V20 because it is absolutely the best phone everyone should have. Praise for the V20 is expected in this forum. After all, this is a camp of happy V20 owners. V20 owners that do have problems or are not satisfied, get helpful suggestions from other V20 owners here.
AnonD-726374, 27 Dec 2017I wonder why people on this planet not reply whats been asked, or to help someone take better ... moreV20 is not known for hanging or rebooting or bootloping more than any other Samsung Sony or HTC phone. There is no need to ask such questions. This forum should be used for exchange of true information and experiences about V20.
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2017I'm expressing my extreme satisfaction or should I say delight for a rare flagship product tha... moreI can agree now that you've finally started saying how its so great for you and meets all your needs VS it's the best phone in the world suitable for everyone approach.
I'm just very disappointed because the phone looks so good on paper and in marketing materials and I wanted to buy one but couldn't get past the dim screen. It's more ugly too in real life because the bezels seem bigger when you see the phone in person. Anyways, If the screen had been brighter I probably would have bought it. Screen quality is important to me and it's actually a feature that most people don't realize they're always using whenever they're using the phone and I was shocked when I saw my G4 and V20 side by side both set to 65% brightness and the V20 was noticeably a lot dimmer. Btw I was happy with my G4's screen minus the screen retention problem that got worse and worse with time.
That said, I've seen the screen on the V30 and it's an amazing step up for LG.
There are no issues whatsoever with my two V20's... No burn in, no bootloop, no stutter, etc. The first one (the older B&O model) I bought at around $510. The second one (the newer non B&O model) I bought at around $290. Both brand new H990DS models! The V20 is priced around $290 now, I just couldn't resist buying a second one as I love the first one. Really excellent value. No regrets or buyer's remorse whatsoever. The $290 V20 is the best. I just wished I'd waited a little longer though. I would have saved some serious cash with my first V20.
AnonD-726374, 27 Dec 2017Thanks for your reply, how about phone overall performance like speed, durability, I was readi... moreI have two LG V20's. The older one is a B&O model with B&O headphones and B&O logo at the back cover while the newer one is the standard release (without B&O headphones or B&O logo at the back cover). Both were bought brand new and have no problems whatsoever.
Not so old but looks like lots of blank space bottom and top, it's odd when compared to v30+ and replaced battery kinda looks odd!
AnonD-726374, 27 Dec 2017I wonder why people on this planet not reply whats been asked, or to help someone take better ... moreThis old man can bring you a little help in the sense that my V20 bought early May runs perfectly since that moment and I tell you that almost don't stop never as the owner is retired and has time free.
Rimac , 27 Dec 2017I wouldn't expressing better my convincing against trolls, haters and unfounded critics becaus... moreI wonder why people on this planet not reply whats been asked, or to help someone take better decision, rather writing such a difficult phrase to understand.
If any person other than this Rimac guy can comment on LG V20 hang and reboot issue, would be great.
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2017I'm expressing my extreme satisfaction or should I say delight for a rare flagship product tha... moreI wouldn't expressing better my convincing against trolls, haters and unfounded critics because seventy two years old and little english don't permit.
You done it at the best way.
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2017If you are into photography, the V20 is actually one of the best if not the best camera phones... moreThanks for your reply, how about phone overall performance like speed, durability, I was reading on Amazon that their are some lag issue plus rebooting?
Does this phone have bootloop problem? I am trying to get this phone, but phone dealers are not giving any warranty becouse "LG's phones are problem magnets, they always have hardware problems".
AnonD-726374, 27 Dec 2017Hi All,
I am considering to change my Lumia 640 XL to either Sony experia XZs or LG V20, sony... moreIf you are into photography, the V20 is actually one of the best if not the best camera phones out there. Here's a fair comparison under identical low light conditions conducted by gsmarena themselves:
Get the V20.
Rexx, 12 Dec 2017Hello!! Is LG V20 Supports OTG?? Pls advise thanksYes it definitely supports OTG
I am considering to change my Lumia 640 XL to either Sony experia XZs or LG V20, sony XZs is the new model with excellent camera but screen size is bit smaller 5.2, where as LG V20 is same size of my Lumia, more or less same features in XZS and V20, can someone advise which one i will go for.
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2017Yes but it's price is upwards of 40% less than a V20 too, and because the screen is smaller th... moreYou are comparing an 5" phone with a 5.7" flagship phablet so everything on the V20 is expected to be an upgrade over the G5: Try reading back my previous posts and you'll see where the G5 falls short: smaller screen, smaller internal memory, smaller battery, no second screen, no drop resistance, no dedicated sd card slot. Need I say more to prove the V20 is a much better phone or are you going to tell me it's too big? Here's what, tell me what your phone is, what its features are, that the V20 doesn't have, and why I should buy it over the V20, and I'll tell you what the V20 has that your phone doesn't and why the V20 is superior over your Samsung. Deal?
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2017Holy crap you are so dedicated to justifying your purchase as to even dismiss newer phones not... moreI'm expressing my extreme satisfaction or should I say delight for a rare flagship product that is largely ignored and underrated that at its current price and specs/feature set, will not likely have any successor that is as feature packed and as long lasting in terms of usability and durability. So no, I'm not justifying my purchase as you put it. I am a very happy buyer delighted with the phone and so am enthusiastic recommending it to users who drop by here to make shopping comparisons. If you are not happy with me criticizing other phones, then you should not stay here. Go to your phone's forum and express your satisfaction there (unless you are secretly wanting to buy a v20 or are working with sales and marketing to drive people away from the V20 and convince them to buy another brand or 'upgrade' to newer models). People like you go gaga over the fastest and latest processor, super duper looking amoled displays (that actually don't last as long as ips displays) and the latest trendy, curvy, elongated 18:9 new fashion phone of the year, that you forget the true essence of a smartphone - an all in one device that should be used for anything and everything if possible, as long as possible, to make life easy and to save money by not upgrading every year: gps/compass/maps, radio, master remote that controls everything that you can use anytime, anywhere and always with you, has dedicated sd slot for all your storage needs (no problems with storage devouring 4k videos, lossless music, large raw photo files, office files, etc.) has removable battery for zero charging downtime, and costing only a third to half the cost of the newer models without those features. Now if those unique selling features have no use to you, then by all means, buy the latest disposable fashion oriented, flagship phone out there. Couldn't care less if all you do on your phone besides calling and texting is play games and post photos on Facebook. The V20 is not for you. Be happy because for your needs, you have a thousand other flagship choices. By the way, audio and video capabilities are not the ONLY thing that makes the V20 special. In fact, I didn't buy the V20 for those high level specs. It's actually the more practical, mundane, daily use features that made me buy it. The audio, photo and video prowess were just icing on the cake . The removable battery, the ir blaster, the dedicated slot sd card, FM radio, etc. are actually very worthy features however insignificant they may be to you. It is the presence of ALL, I repeat, ALL of those features in a SINGLE flagship phone product that makes the V20 truly unique. Even the newer LG models don't have some of those features, more so Samsung which is just a tired fashion statement phone brand that is hot today, but will be passe' next year with a new model launching. The V20 is not like that, mind you, because of the extensive features list, analog or otherwise. The V20 is a phone built to last a long, long time. If you change phones every year it won't matter. The V20 is not for you.