I've been a Note user up to Note 4. I've been waiting with anticipation for the LG V20 reviews. Now I want one! - Please bring it to the UK!
OSasmatteroffact, 23 Sep 2016"My advice except you are an audiophile don't buy the v20 get the note 7 (and you can blow you... moreHow original. Did you come up with that joke all by yourself?
What is funnier is when I see iPhone 7+ still having INFERIOR cameras to the Note7. Inferior design using it for three straight generations in a row. Still at 1080p when that resolution should be minimum. Still lost to Note7 in battery life. An iPhone 7+ takes nearly 3 hrs to fully charge. Cut it back to 30 minutes with an iPad charger but Note7 still charges faster by one full hour. The Note7 is also smaller and narrower than both 7+ and V20.
The LG V20 battery score is garbage. I have no time carrying an extra battery when battery life should be great in the first place. LG used to have the best displays too. Now they have average displays with light bleeding. They have been tarnishing their reputation since last year with the reboot loops on their G4 and V10 which is far more common than an exploding Note7. Again, V20 only standouts with audio. Being stuck with clearly an average display and battery life are huge red flags against it. LG should've packed it with 4000 mAh. Design is okay if you get it in silver but nothing amazing.
Look at all objectively and without an OS bias. Where exactly do the iPhone 7 Plus and LG V20 beat an S7 edge or Note7 in hardware aspects? Not many. Again, only by trying to smear campaign the Note7 with bomb jokes and having a hatred for Samsung is when you can't admit others are inferior. I made a mistake back in 2013 picking an HTC One M7 over S4. I got stuck with overheating, short battery life, long to charge, and purple photos in six months. I won't make the same mistake again...
2013 - Note 3
2014 - Note 4
2015 - S6 edge
2016 - Note7 (S7 edge a close 2nd)
A company like LG is going the same downward spiral as HTC. Ever since the G4 reboot loop debacle, very hard to ever trust LG ever again for flagships.
[deleted post]Then which phone would you suggest, mate?
Please list all the strengths of it. XD
Only thing I'm reality interested in is how good that audio actually sounds
Well for me I am not a heavy user I have an LG magna LTE with a 2450 MAH battery and I just take it at 100 when I wake up and I dont charge it till I sleep so the battery life must be so much greater on that but I miss buttons at the back so much amd I always wished for a phone with IR blaster and I dont have to use a case on it so this maybe my next phone mine is still good though but the GPS is sooooooooo annoying and storage is so bad I have an SD card but I cant move all apps to it so an SD card slot without the adoptable storage on android M is useless I guarantee you.
Tann Hauser, 23 Sep 2016Well, many will agree....that cameramodule on the back is really really an enormeous turnoff. ... moreAnd since when were camera modules designed primarily to look good anyway?
LG made great phone here only to completely ruin it by that horrible camera...sad but true .
AnonD-391326, 23 Sep 2016Your eyesight is not good...better checked lolWell, taste is not to be discussed I agree, but looking at other 2 camera module flag phones, like huawei or apple, this one is designed the worst. At least IMO.
But then again I find any protruding camera phone ugly so...
great review, the second screen improvements look cool and helpfull now
what i'm most worried about is the fact that it heats up (Acording to review) i hope it doesn't over-heat otherwise it's a no-no, specially since they say it heats very quick, other than that it's cool, the battery might not be the best but hey, removable battery is what u wanted right? it's still manageable ^_^
LG used to have the best screen, best camera, best battery and best design and build quality in their flagship. Since the inexplicable LG G4 they lost everything. Dim and always greenish screen, small battery and poor battery life, crap design and crappy build quality. The camera is still among the best but not that consistent as other top flagship cameras, and their video stability is always crap. Only one thing we could say to LG now is good-bye.
In intro FM radio is mentioned. In review it is not. Is it lacking in preproduction unit, or is it completly removed?
After reading the review, I am leaning towards Note7..
Note7 v V20 v iPhone 7 Plus, Note7 wins in most key areas over both LG and Apple. Design, cameras, display, and battery life. V20 doesn't truly excel in an important feature to me except having a removable battery with fairly average battery life and audio quality/recording (externally and internally). The iPhone 7+ killer feature is the 2x optical zoom.
If we are going to pay top dollar for these overpriced flagships, we might as well aim for the best in several areas. The Note7 also received a software update that smoothed out the UI. Imagine when it receives Nougat. Samsung simply has better battery optimization than LG right now. And the iPhone 7 Plus across all reviews has inferior cameras against an S7!
Design - Note7 > V20 (silver) > iPhone 7+ (matte black)
Cameras - Note7 > V20 = iPhone 7+
Display - Note7 > iPhone 7+ > V20
Battery Life - Note7 > iPhone 7+ > V20
LG V20 finishes in last place in two key areas while also lacking water-resistance. I saw a battery test comparison between Note7 v iPhone 7+, and Note still won and this was with the less efficient Snapdragon 820. Recall or not, Exynos or Snapdragon, the Note7 still looks to be the best smartphone of 2016.
Anonymous, 23 Sep 2016wow... great phone, i hope lg packed it with extra battery kit 60 hours endurance rating i... moreYes with the stand charger too but considering LG, they never bundled their phone with another battery back up and stand charger since the past few years when 4X out