Inquire LG, 06 Sep 2017I've used Mi max, it cant transfer photos directly from phone to pc. Can LG V20 do direct tran... moreAll android phones can transfer files to and from windows P. C. 's. Just change transfer settings from the notification shade: there are at least 3 options: charge only, file transfer (MTP), photo transfer. The V20 has 2 additional options: power supply and midi device. Android has PC file transfer as long as I can remember (jellybean or earlier). If you can't transfer, try with other computers. If the same problem, your phone's micro usb slot is defective, otherwise, you need to check the usb driver installation of your windows PC. It may have conflicts, outdated drivers or other software issues causing the file transfer failure.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2017Honestly I think the fact that all phones tend to get slower over time gives them 2.5 to 3 yea... moreNever had an android phone that gets slower as the years go by. I believe the lag is primarily caused by the user's lack of understanding as to what contributes to lag in the Android operating system and how to correct it as more and more apps get installed and uninstalled. Many of the installed apps are notorious for 'running on start up', drawing over other apps, running in the background using data and infesting the phone with pop ups. That's the biggest issue iphone owners tend to tell Android phone owners why they prefer the iphone. Unfortunately, the slow down is just not true. It's due to the user's insufficient understanding on how to optimize the system and what causes the lag. I actually still have my 2012 Lenovo P770 and still works as 'fast' (by 2012 standards) as it was when it was brand new. The 4GB internal storage limitations and lack of LTE and fingerprint scanner made me upgrade. Right now it is used mainly as a home FM radio as well as a flashlight and a secondary 'landline' call and text phone. It makes for an excellent voice recorder and portable radio and call and text phone as well during trips and outings as it can broadcast FM radio on loudspeaker even without a headphone plugged in. It would have already ended up in the landfill were it not for its huge (by 2012 standards), user replaceable/removable 3500mAh battery. The 'lowly' features (FM radio, big battery) makes it excellent at doing all the remaining things it can still so well even after almost 5 years. I've had several smart phones after it but sold them all or gave them away. It is because I can afford to upgrade, not because they all became sluggish or died by some accident, mishandling /abuse or internal factory failure.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2017Never said or implied that the V30 or Samsung flagships are garbage. We were talking about wh... moreHonestly I think the fact that all phones tend to get slower over time gives them 2.5 to 3 years of usage tops. Of course you can still use the phone but the lag makes for an unpleasant experience. If you're lucky you'll still be getting software updates after 2 years. If I had to guess the v20 won't get any more updates after this year.
Remember the G Flex 2? People thought they were getting an awesome deal but in return LG pretty much abandoned the phone for updates, this might be the case for the v20.
Anybody got an update from April onwards, nobody I suppose, very bad LG, at least after 3 months, Themes are really obsolete and very cumbersome to open. Change format and new design as Samsung. V30 is launching in September, nothing much to fanfare, no need to upgrade for 700$° Most have already bought, only few pieces leftovers.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2017You guys are hilarious so by your standards even the V30 is garbage. Your V20 may also r... moreNever said or implied that the V30 or Samsung flagships are garbage. We were talking about which features contribute greatly to prolong the phone's usefulness before complete obsolescence. You are using phone mishandling and abuse (accidental or otherwise) as basis for comparison as to which phone becomes obsolete faster. Two different comparisons. The first compares longevity before becoming obsolete under normal circumstances. The second is comparing phones based on defects and mishandling.
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2017Your battery is probably defective. I suggest you buy a new one. Just be sure to buy genuine O... moreI've used Mi max, it cant transfer photos directly from phone to pc. Can LG V20 do direct transfer of photos from phone to pc?
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2017Never said I'm gonna use it forever. I'm just correcting your wrong definition/perception of w... moreYou guys are hilarious so by your standards even the V30 is garbage.
Your V20 may also render itself useless within 12 months if the screen starts developing LG's famous ghosting/scteen retention problem. What then? Replace the screen? It's not waterproof either so you have to be careful in that regard too. With all phones there are issues that can prohibit long term use, you also got to remember how phones tend to slow down and lag more after years of use (ALL phones) so it's generally time to get a new one anyway. Don't be such a LG fanboy you will regret everything you've said should your phone have a problem and you get to experience LG's horrible customer service.
Is there any heating peoblem for this phone?...What about the camera quality.. Should it worth for money... Please healp me...
Should I buy this phone for less than 450$ ? That's currently the best deal for that and maybe bigger amount of money in my country. Thank you.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2017And I'd like to add... Those 'lowly' features you mentioned like FM radio and IR blaster/remot... moreAnd also removable batteries are useful to the upcoming solid state batteries. I imagine everybody going to the official service to open the sealed body.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2017Never said I'm gonna use it forever. I'm just correcting your wrong definition/perception of w... moreAnd I'd like to add... Those 'lowly' features you mentioned like FM radio and IR blaster/remote control functionality are not 'lowly'. Phones with them will still be very useful and relevant as radios and master remotes even if the android version and processor are no longer the current 'top of the line'. In the meantime, those curvy and sexy edges and classy appearances will be worthless once you will need to charge the battery several times a day because its not replaceable and you have no other phone feature that can run well on a worn out battery. At least ir blaster and fm radio can run with the screen off and last longer despite poor battery. Besides, you can always replace the removable battery. So much for your ridiculous argument.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017Funny you used the word "worthless" where despite all the features you talked about LG phones ... moreNever said I'm gonna use it forever. I'm just correcting your wrong definition/perception of what constitutes true obsolescence. I've replied again because it seems you have confused devaluation of price and consider it as a measure of obsolescence. Well let me tell you. Those curvy Samsung flagships may not devalue as much as LG phones but they will be obsolete faster than the V20 or your G4. The sealed non user replaceable battery will make you want to throw it away as soon as you start charging 3 to 5 times a day.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017Funny you used the word "worthless" where despite all the features you talked about LG phones ... moreIt's possible to find phones with FM radio, IR blaster and SD card, but very difficult with also removable battery and high audio, photo and video capabilities.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017'Feels' obsolete? You're ridiculous! :) Your idea of obsolescence is based on looks and how yo... moreFunny you used the word "worthless" where despite all the features you talked about LG phones still devalue at a much higher rate than say, Samsung.
You're argument is ridiculous you make it sound like you plan on using it forever and if the V20 is so perfect why don't you buy a second one for backup? You go on and on about it's features so why doesn't everyone buy one? Why isn't it incredibly popular? The only fans the V20 has are people who bought one who have to come here to boost about it to somehow validate they made the right decision.
It's still too early, wait after a year and see how happy you still are. I was seriously considering buying a V20 because the features and price are great but 1. It's ugly I know people will say otherwise but to most people it's ugly with an awkward design and large bezels and 2. The screen brightness is actually lower than the G4. Again some people will say the screen is great but only when the brightness is maxed out. Set a V20 beside a G4 set both screens to 70% and you will see a noticeable difference.
The V20 is an excellent phone if you need the great audio, photo and video capabilities more so than most of the lowly features you talked about as there are lots of phones with fm radio, SD slot, and ir blaster.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 05 Sep 2017Will the V20 get updated to Android P like the V30, since both launched with Android Nougat an... moreV20 will get Android P but leaving mine with Nougat unless it is a remarkable update because Oreo isn't much of an update. I enjoy Android 7 already.
I did notice last night PiP works with Google Maps. So I can watch YouTube while a tiny screen showing Maps with voice navigation is still going on. That's a big deal to a courier driver like me.
Nougat just feels more comfortable to use and definitely improved battery life on my G5 especially on standby with the improved Doze. I'm still not sure Oreo improved battery life on my Pixel after a week with it. Feels the same and sometimes worse in other days.
Not a fan of the new notification shade and Settings menu either. Won't show the day and date on the lock screen anymore. Oreo just feels like a minor update that doesn't feel necessary unless for Project Treble.
Still loving my V20. My Pixel will glitch and freeze up sometimes if I type using SwiftKey for awhile. My LG phones are my favorite to text and leave comments on. Zero issues and typing is the #1 thing I do most on all my phones since I leave comments on YouTube and here all the time.
Camera poor? I don't think so. The V20 has one of the best cameras around, especially now that it's available for about $300.
Will the V20 get updated to Android P like the V30, since both launched with Android Nougat and flagships are usually in line to get 2 major software upgrades?!
I guess that's one huge advantage of buying a phone that releases with the latest available version of Android from Day 1, even before Nexus & Pixels get that update.