The LG V20 went through 60,000 safety and usability tests prior to mass production

The LG V20 went through 60,000 safety and usability tests prior to mass production
Looking for a "safe" Galaxy Note 7 alternative? The LG V20 might be a good bet, and not just for its dual camera and lavish sound quality. A Korean report reveals that the device, which is bound to hit U.S. stores next week, has went through a mind-boggling 60,000 validation tests prior to mass-production.

Durability tests are especially reflected upon. LG uses a steel bar for drop tests, as the material is considered the hardest for this purpose. It also undertakes a one-meter drop test on the V20's edges and inspects the unit with the goal of improving hardware stability and discovering structural defects. Other tests include a steel ball dropped onto the V20's display, and checking whether the smartphone can withstand a person's weight.

Assembled V20 handsets are also put through an integrated test system to assess their user interface, while touch screen sensitivity is checked manually by an employee. Following that, the device is subjected to radio frequency tests. LG establishes whether the V20 can deliver signal in various wireless environments, including bazements. Automated machines test how fast it responds to specific network services, such as international roaming.

In times where the world's biggest smartphone maker faces deserved criticism for its quality control, it's reassuring to see a manufacturer like LG take extensive measures to make sure its top device is safe, durable, and behaves as advertised. Hopefully, all the effort LG put in making the V20 safe for consumers won't turn out to be in vain.


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  • 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)



1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

LG is known for rigorous quality test just like most Japan company.

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

ok tech. when did LG become a Japanese company. they were once Goldstar. changed their name because they were branded as low end then became Lg. made in south korea always.

6. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Sorry for my statement but I was comparing LG to most Japanese company. I know that they're Korean company.

8. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Do you even know how to listen? See this is the problem with people like you in society. You want to do everything but you're simply unable to put in the work. It takes time to know everything like the people in your generation want to think you know. Well guess what? You don't know more than a baby's bottom, and this super duper clear to anyone you talk to. You need to calm yourself down, get a nice little pudding pop, and go into a deep 136 hour nap. Now, it was cool of you to apologize but that's probably the only cool thing you did all day. Admit it please?

9. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

AllFanboysMatter the irony, maybe you need to look into yourself and get out of your mom's basement and get a job. You're the problem of society.

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Wtf are you talking about?!

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31606; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What a dumb ass you are.

7. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

He didn't say that LG is Japanese. He just implicated that LG and Japanese companies are known for their QC. Ever heard of an LG or a Sony phone blowing up?

11. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Xperia14 he just love his Sammy product that he can't comprehend what I just wrote about comparing LG to most Japanese companies.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Did it pass the boot loop test?

25. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I surely hope so, I was not a happy camper when my G4 developed the boot loop issue, but LG did repair it at no charge...

32. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yeah, they also repaired it for my friend but the operation deleted all of his encrypted photos that were on storage. It sucks, I am a long time fan of LG, Optimus G is one of my favourite Androids but the display in mine broke for no reason at all. But I heard good things about their quality in recent phones and V20 is awesome phone


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

If LG is known for such rigorous quality testing then why did the G5 only go through like 6 tests? 1. Shaking it. 2. Giving it the cold stare. 3. Dropping it onto plush carpet. 4. Scratching at it with feathers. 5. Screaming profanities at it. 6. Having a ridiculously hideous person take selfies with it to see if the screen cracks...

24. jmonteiro829

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

WHOA...... WHOA........ WHOA.... Hold your horses I was with you until you got to Screaming Profanities..... that is just uncalled for and rude! People these days go off the rails for no reason what-so-ever! Take a chill pill man! Geez.... the behavior on the internet these days.

26. flow280

Posts: 33; Member since: May 09, 2016

Unfortunately, many Japanese companies (especially Sony) have really fallen in terms of offering quality products. At one time, I would have readily purchased (and recommended) any Sony, Sharp, Panasonic product. Now, after experiencing purchase after purchase products plagued with defects and questionable build quality as well as poor customer service, I really can't afford to gamble my money on these products any longer. As far as I'm aware, Toyota (I know, not an electronics company) seems to be the only Japanese company that still offers quality products.

27. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

No matter how many times they checked nobody wants an ugly phone.

2. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

The problem with lg is that no one cares about this pathetic. LIFE IS GOOD really doesn't equate to daily living with LG products. In fact they should change to Life Sucks or LS. No one want's a big ass acronym on their phone, or any device for that matter. those losers need to get with the program and actually make a phone that people might want. what kind of name is v20 anywhay? it's like they tried 20 times but failed each time. HEY GUYS, LET'S STOP AFTER 19 looking boy. what the hell do these comapnhies think nowadays? And now we are about to have a stupid dumb president named trump or clinton. What is the world coming to? It seriously might be coming to an end and we will be the first out the door. Everybody please provide LG suggestions as to how they can improve their mobile products, as their marketing guys and engineers have not been able to succesfully figure it out. Well boys, get cracking.

28. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You loathe about acronyms but other OEMs have longer names.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016


4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

take *notes*. Samsung. literally

12. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Ive had mine since yesterday. Loving it so far. Camera, video and legit. Any of you fellow tinkerers, will LOVE all the features in the camera and audio apps. More feature packed than even Sammy. Tap to wake is a beautiful thing. Fingerprint scanner is as fast as my iPhone 7+. Near instantaneous. And I'm liking the second display. I miss some things from my Note5 & 7...but LG has a nice little screen capture/edit toggle, that makes up for the lack of stylus...a tiny bit at least :) My first LG device, and so far I'm impressed. The IPS display is pretty damn sweet as well. Zero light bleed in my unit, thank goodness.

13. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I wish it was available in Europe, then I would probably get one. The only thing I really miss is IP68 though. Anyways, enjoy yours. It's a great phone from what I've seen in the reviews.

17. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Yeah, bummer it's not available for ya :( LG has one of the worst marketing/business strategy teams ever. They wait 6 weeks after they announce it; to finally give people a preorder/release date. Same for the G5 if i recall. Hype it up and then let that hype die. Very odd. And yeah, availability globally, is not good. Water and dust resistance would have been nice, for sure. Everything else seem spot on. Thanks man, having fun with it so far :)

19. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

It's that 60001st test that will get you.....

20. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Not 500 or 1K, but 60K. They must have tested every component twice.

21. NicAngel unregistered

Instead of just doing all these tests, they could have concentrated a little bit more on the design. The back of the phone is ugly AF!

29. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Who looks at the back 100% of the time?

33. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Front side is also no less than ugly.

23. therealbigrich

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

Got mine from T-Mobile yesterday. It's pretty Good only problem I have is battery life isn't the best

30. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

That's LG for you.

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