Poll results: LG's V20 winning over Google's Pixel XL?

Poll results: LG's V20 winning over Google's Pixel XL?
In the second half of 2016, we've got three two exciting phablets to look forward to — the LG V20 and Google's Pixel XL. Both of these are the first phones ever to come out with Android Nougat out of the box and both have their own spin on the operating system. Obviously, LG went with its well-known LG UX, while Google introduces its own Pixel UI skin for the first time, which is built around its super-smart Google Assistant.

Both phones have their own unique features, and both are targeted at different audiences. The LG V20 seems to be aimed at the photo, video, and music buffs, with its dual cameras, high acoustic overload points for the microphones (can record loud, loud noises), elaborate manual video mode, and quad DACs. The Pixel XL takes a more casual approach when it comes to hardware, with no extra bells and whistles or extreme bling. But it is Google's new platform for software concepts and solutions and the Android faithful probably have what to be excited about.

So, we wondered — now that both devices are up for sale, which one would you go for? We have to say, we expected more of a 50:50 result here, but it seems like the Pixel isn't as loved as Google might hope. Rounding up the results here — 60% said they'd love a V20, 30% said they'd get a Pixel XL, and 10% said they want nothing to do with any of those two devices. Do these results surprise you?

Cast your vote: LG V20 or Google Pixel XL?

I'll have the Google Pixel XL!
31.65%
The LG V20 is my weapon of choice!
60.26%
I really can't imagine myself using any of those phones... ever!
8.09%

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Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)
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(14.17h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Not that surprised. Many of us here are probably a bit saddened by the switch of the Nexus line, and a healthy skepticism may be at play. However, a year from now, my experience with LG devices is that I would have a quirky V20 with battery life issues and be waiting at the mercy of LG and carriers for an update. I think over the life of the device, the Pixel still has the edge since updates are direct.

6. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

It's not like you couldn't just buy an extra battery. I would take the LG V20 over the Pixel in a heartbeat. The phone looks just like an Iphone. If I want a Ipone I would buy one not a clone of one.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you are basing things on looks. So what about what's inside the phone. The Pixels have excellent cameras with the first phone to offer really fast and accurate sensors(accelerometer and gyroscope) which are used in the Pixels EIS and something that PhoneArena has avoided like the plague for some reason. Even though it's clearly marked on every Pixel box is Google's new Daydream VR. Not to mention the Pixel displays are superior to any iPhone display. Plus they even offer a 3D touch or long press like the iPhones. Yet these Pixels are the only Android smartphones to offer that functionality right now. For that matter they are the only ones to offer Android 7.1. Also they are the only one to offer the new SD 821 SoC.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Pixels for the Win! Although I have to admit the LG V20 is a nice device as well. But the iPhones are not so nice. iPhones are basically same crap as last year.

11. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

I'm thinking more in terms of my experience with LG trying to update a device from the software standpoint and causing more problems and resulting in my wasted time in trying to fix them. Even factory resets haven't always worked. And then waiting and waiting for a fix to be released. Life was not good at that point.

10. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

This poll is rigged! Obama and Hilary rigged it!

15. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Let me be that guy to say that updates are overrated if your baseline is a smooth, feature rich experience that does what you need it to do in the first place. In fact many times an update may in fact make performance on a particular device worse off than it was without it. From what I've seen, as is there are enough features in Nougat to never need an update unless it's security related and be perfectly fine.

18. Drrntodd

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 26, 2016

My experience with 'updates' is that they cram them down my throat and typically add tons of crap that I didn't want. Of course, they always sell the updates to us by saying they will enhance security and optimize for speed, but it seems the opposite most of the time. I'd rather they send me security updates only, and let me decide on the rest.

19. Drrntodd

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 26, 2016

My experience with 'updates' is that they cram them down my throat and typically add tons of crap that I didn't want. Of course, they always sell the updates to us by saying they will enhance security and optimize for speed, but it seems the opposite most of the time. I'd rather they send me security updates only, and let me decide on the rest.

2. Fona13A unregistered

Color me surprised actually. The V20 isn't a bad piece of tech barring a recent camera glass issue that's up in the air right now. But on the other hand Google did take a HUGE risk using a brand name not nearly as reputable as Nexus.

3. dnomadic

Posts: 415; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Natural reaction to the price and features... long-term I'm sure all would agree that the Pixel bis y far the better and more premium device. I'll take smooth software with updates, great camera, and the newer processor over the LG. I do understand the appeal of the LG but, no thanks.

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

WOW Time for LG V20 start exploding , with no reason to find. Right?

5. HealthyScratch

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2016

Um, 692 people voted; stop the presses, V20 wins! (LOL, for the record I like the Pixel, since I couldn't vote)

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'll finally give LG props for making a good phone because they have failed many times with the G lineup and the Flex.

16. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

Excuse yourself. The original optimus g pro was a fantastic phone and still a favorite of mine. Back then LG also had that awesome multicolor led notification home button, great camera, and non bluish screens

12. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I've had the Pixel XL since the 20th. It's the best phone I've had out of maybe 25 devices.

13. tonyv13

Posts: 117; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Well pixel seems like a lovely device except for that price, but once the price drops to 500$ I'll pick one up

14. chenski

Posts: 768; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Lg v series is the real power user series

17. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

I like v20 more something but the cracking of camera glass worries me a bit

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