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.
Today buying lg v20 mobile mobile design ok but camera very poor like vga camera how to use this problem and one update comes 750mb around im new user plz guide me
Inquire LG, 04 Sep 20171. Will you need to recharge the batttery everyday? 2. Will it fit in jeans pocket? 3. Is it... moreThat's why what the companies searching profits with sealed batteries they can under warranty or not opening the device. I think that always are compulsory to the customer pay something.
1. Will you need to recharge the batttery everyday?
2. Will it fit in jeans pocket?
3. Is it true that camera resolution is pixelated when subject suddenly moved?
I wonder why LG did not make removable battery on their high end phones this 2017? Its actually a selling point, especially that other brands do not use removable batteries as well. Any clue why manufacturers prefer using non removable batteries?
My biggest, practically only, complaint about my LG V20 is the charger cord. First, why could they have not made the wall charger cord 6" longer? How much extra could that have cost? Maybe a nickel?
The first thing I did when I got home was plug the phone to get a full charge. The second thing I did was try to answer it when it was plugged in to the wall for charging. The SHORT cord pulled the phone from my hand before it got to my ear. I am 6' 1" tall. Luckily the phone was not damaged, although it fell to a hard tiled floor.
The second issue is why couldn't they have let it use the same micro USB charge port as my last three Verizon phones. That way I would not have had to buy yet ANOTHER car charger cord. I did try Verizon, but theirs was $32.95. The one $7 one from ebay did not work, right out of the box. I got one from Wal Mart for $22, and still feel ripped off. What is the advantage of using another type of charging port, other than to the charger suppliers?
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017'Feels' obsolete? You're ridiculous! :) Your idea of obsolescence is based on looks and how yo... moreCompletely explained. Well pointed and well said. Thanks for your valuable time to us.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017Ridiculous. My G4 also has a removable battery, dual SIM, SD card slot, IR blaster and FM Rad... more'Feels' obsolete? You're ridiculous! :) Your idea of obsolescence is based on looks and how you feel. If that's how you want to waste money, go ahead. It's not mine anyway. True obsolescence is not being able to use the phone in variety of ways that the current generation is using it and currently, it is being used as an all-in-one device: for calls, text, internet browsing, as camera, video and audio recorder, universal remote controller, FM radio, Music, media and video player, electronic newspaper, electronic book, social media, mobile gaming, map, navigation tool, compass, emergency flaslight, document editing, photo editing, screen casting, etc. The more the usabilty features still available for the phone, the longer a phone is still very useful. The fewer the features, (no FM radio, no IR blaster, no headphone jack, no sd card expansion for ever increasing video and photo file sizes) the faster a device becomes worthless and useless, hence, obsolete.
Ian, 03 Sep 2017Another thing, what about the camera? I saw in youtube video that this phone is not good in c... moreYou can perform top class videos in manual mode with the highest audio quality. Yes indeed, the frontal camera are slightly weak.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017I have the V20. It's almost perfect, the ideal future proof phone that will still likely be al... moreAnother thing, what about the camera? I saw in youtube video that this phone is not good in capturing videos especially with its OIS capability. and the front cam is not so good.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017Ridiculous. My G4 also has a removable battery, dual SIM, SD card slot, IR blaster and FM Rad... moreAbsolutely aren't obsolete to the current days. The bootloop issue are a "guilty" obsolescence.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017I have the V20. It's almost perfect, the ideal future proof phone that will still likely be al... moreRidiculous. My G4 also has a removable battery, dual SIM, SD card slot, IR blaster and FM Radio and it feels very obsolete now.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017I have the V20. It's almost perfect, the ideal future proof phone that will still likely be al... moreThank you very much again for your time and patience explaining the reality mainly for those who have low English language skills.
Ian, 02 Sep 2017LG V30 is pretty awesome but lacks some features what the v20 has. No FM radio, no removable b... moreI have the V20. It's almost perfect, the ideal future proof phone that will still likely be alive and usable even after 5 years or more. Why I say so? Because the FM radio is not going away after 5 years, so will 3.5mm headphone jacks. Infrared remotes will still be here after 5 years. Non-removable batteries will be dead and non replaceable by then but the LG V20's removable batteries and external charger accessories mean you can stock spare batteries and stock spare external battery chargers to last you 5 years or more. The IPS LCD is going to outlast Amoled panels from competing models as IPS LCD panels are inherently brighter. As they go, they usually last 10 years or more, before dimming to unacceptable levels; not so for amoleds. Also, amoleds usually have more severe screen burn the ips lcd panels. The Google operating system may only be upgraded until Android P (Panut butter?) but if you know your way around custom ROM's you may get to even Android R (Red Velvet Cake?). I have no bootlooping issues myself and have not heard the same issue from other owners. It's LTE speed will still be very fast (LTE advanced capable) and the 4K HDMI out (slimport feature) will still be around and relevant in 5 years or more while the dedicated sd card expansion that supports up to 2 Terabytes of storage will mean no low storage issues even after 5 years or so. This phone is probably the last of the 'HAVE IT ALL' flagship smartphones before every phone manufacturer follows trends that guarantee planned obsolesence as pioneered by Samsung (very fragile/easily breakable NarrowView 18.5:9/2:1 curves glass edge screens, Non-removable, low capacity battery, no FM radio, no IR blaster), or planned obsolesence set by iphone (no 3.5mm headphone jack, no sd card support, no dual sim). In short, don't think about the LG V20 being an 'older 2016 model' phone. Just buy it and its accessories while its still here and available at very reasonable or even bargain prices before it becomes extinct or a rarity meant for the museum of the greatest phones that ever existed. It just might even start to cost more a few years from now when it becomes rare and if the trend towards planned obsolesence (no FM radio, no IR blaster, no SD card expansion, no removable/replaceable battery) by phone manufacturers becomes irreversible.