LG V20

LG V20

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular

Pros

  • Extremely high pixel density screen (513 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)

Cons

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Description

The LG V20 isn't just another smartphone. It is a multimedia powerhouse aimed at Android enthusiasts and content creators. As such, it comes with high-end audio reproduction and recording capabilities. The duet of main cameras we knew from the LG G5 is present here as well - one camera shoots high-res regular photos, while the other sports a wide-angle lens for a greater field of view. And the top-notch hardware tucked inside the hood makes this phone an ideal proposisiton to power users, with plenty of processing might to offer. A nice addition to the whole package is the secondary always-on display situated at the front. It displays shortcuts to frequently used functions, and notifications can be shown even when the main display isn't lit. While there's no modular functionality here, the LG V20 offers a removable battery - a rarity among metal-made handsets.

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Displaybenchmark

  • Display size:
    • 5.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 513 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 72.40 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • Yes
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 1040 x 160 pixels
    • Touch screen:
        • Capacitive

Camerabenchmark

  • Rear:
      • Dual camera
  • Main camera:
      • Popup16 megapixels
      • Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
    • Specifications:
      • Aperture size:

        Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

        F1.8; Focal length:

        Focal length - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

        29 mm; Sensor size:

        Sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

        1/2.8"
  • Second camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Specifications:
      • Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
  • Flash:
    • Dual LED
  • Video recording:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
    • Features:
      • Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle

Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.14 oz (174 g)
      the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Aluminum
  • Resistance:
      • Shock
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes
  • Biometrics:

    Biometrics - Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.

    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Gray, Silver, Pink

Hardware & Performancebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 530
  • Memory:

    Memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 4 GB
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 50 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

      • up to 2000 GB
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat); LG UX UI

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 3200 mAh
  • Fast Charging:
    • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Talk time:

    Talk time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 14.17 hours
      the average is 21 h (1234 min)
  • Stand-by time:

    Stand-by time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 17.8 days (426 hours)
      the average is 20 days (482 h)

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, Video out
  • Location:

    Location - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Other:
    • NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Multimediabenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Sep 2016

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as LG US996


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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

LG V20 (VS995)

for Verizon Wireless

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:

    Talk time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 26.08 hours
      the average is 21 h (1234 min)
  • Stand-by time:

    Stand-by time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 17.2 days (412 hours)
      the average is 20 days (482 h)
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 20
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 01 Nov 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFVS995 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.91 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.83 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 0.88 W/kg

LG V20 (LS997)

for Sprint, Boost Mobile

Differences from the main variant:

  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 25, 26
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 41
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Sep 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFLS997 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.73 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.19 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.19 W/kg

LG V20 (H918)

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:

    Talk time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 21 h (1234 min)
  • Stand-by time:

    Stand-by time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 6.1 days (146 hours)
      the average is 20 days (482 h)
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 66
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 01 Nov 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFH918 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.87 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.18 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.18 W/kg

LG V20 (H910)

for AT&T

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:

    Talk time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 23.00 hours
      the average is 21 h (1234 min)
  • Stand-by time:

    Stand-by time - As rated by manufacturer.

    • 6.2 days (148 hours)
      the average is 20 days (482 h)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 20, 29, 30
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 01 Nov 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFH910 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.87 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.18 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.18 W/kg

LG V20 (H990DS)

International version

Differences from the main variant:

  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Dual SIM:
    • Yes
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 01 Nov 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFH990 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.36 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.86 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.39 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 0.86 W/kg

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