LG V20: a UI walkthrough of the first (heavily skinned) Android Nougat phone

LG V20: a UI walkthrough of the first (heavily skinned) Android Nougat phone

LG has just taken the wraps off its brand new big phone: the LG V20.

A 5.7-inch handset, the LG V20 is the world's first phone to run on Android's 7.0 Nougat operating system and it's an all-out flagship featuring the top-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system chip, 64GB of storage, a larger battery and LG's tried dual-camera system.

But it's the 'first Android Nougat' phone part that will be particularly exciting to many. Now, LG warns that it does not guarantee that the V20 will be out on the U.S. market before the expected new Google Nexus phones, but in terms of global availability and particularly on its Korea home turf, the V20 will be a first.

If you're expecting stock or close to stock Android experience, though, you should know that this is not the case. The LG V20 comes with the company's own user interface that we've come to know from the LG G5, but with a few additions and modifications that give it a Nougat flavor. The notification dropdown in particular has been reworked and is now more compact, information-dense, and overall more convenient. There is a few other smaller changes here and there, and you can take a quick look at all of them in our quick LG V20 user interface walkthrough right below.

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V20
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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4 Comments

1. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Is the app drawer gone?

3. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Yes. It is gone. Same as the G5 - just download the drawer from LG SmartWorld or wait helplessly like a sheep for the system update that includes LG Home+app drawer.

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1197; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

This must be even worse than Touchwiz..

4. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

LG should change their home screen icons. They dont match the notification shade and settings menu at all. It looks like the UI doesnt have a cohesive design, cartoonish main screen icons and more minimalist noti shade and settings menu

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