LG V20 User Reviews
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kick413 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Picked this phone up after about 5 months with the iPhone 7plus, because i missed android. love the big display and the second screen. It seemed like a gimmick at first but as time went on i realized how much i liked it. Day time shots are great, but night shots can be a little "grain-y". Wished LG would've used a slightly bigger battery as i only get about 4hrs SoT with moderate use. But quick charge is always great. Overall nice phone.
8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Report
LG V20 is an absolutely extraordinary phone
Robert235 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This phone has features unique features like the control over your microphone while recording video or just audio, second screen, Nougat out of the box and etc. The sound both from the speaker and the headphone port is louder and more crisp over the v10.
The camera is of the best I have used on a cell phone and I found myself using the wide lens camera more often than I thought. Battery life is a big improvement over the V10, I get on average 6-7 hours screen on time even with the second screen alway on and I get 4hrs SOT with heavy usage, in contrast to the v10 4-5 hrs average SOT. The only two cons are that LG couldn't like you customize the screen off functions of the second screen like and added a higher capacity battery.
15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Report
Good Phone On Paper, Not So Much In Person
partyman66 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've had this phone now for about 2 years and it checks most of the boxes on paper. I really wanted (and tried) to like it. This quirky device unfortunately just does not live up to my expectations and requirements as a solid daily driver of a phone.
The Good: This thing has a huge 4K screen that looks really nice with a little color customization in your ROM, and the screen can be made to be very bright for viewing in bright afternoon sunlight. It has a pretty good rear-facing camera that takes clear and fast shots in daylight with what I feel is respectably accurate color representation. It includes support for 1 microSD Card and has a physical headphone jack at the bottom of the phone with a single loudspeaker located on the other side of the same edge of the phone. The stock battery is a 3200 MaH removable unit with plenty of cheap aftermarket replacement batteries available for purchase online and the phone charges extremely fast using the factory charger and USB-C charging cable. The fingerprint scanner is on the back and built into the power-on button and is by far the best and most responsive fingerprint scanner I've ever used on a phone. Be sure to peel the little clear protective sticker off of your fingerprint scanner though (most people don't know it's there), or the scanner won't work anywhere near as well as it is supposed to. The processing is smooth and fast with little lag in normal day-to-day use and has stunning music sound quality via headphones.
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Is the LG v20 the most underrated phone?
yungcub has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Wow! Such a productivity powerhouse, every time I pull this phone out of my pocket and take a photo or use the second display my friends comment "What phone is that??" The photo quality is out of this world, the audio is great (you need decent headphones to actually use the quad-DAC), the second display is great for productivity, though I can see how someone with small hands would have trouble using it.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Report
jacobturk99 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have had nothing but a great experience from my v20 since owning it, it has great speed, more than enough storage, an excellent duel camera setup, a secondary screen, fantastic screen resolution, and, most importantly, a removable back.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Report
It's kinda good.
Cellick has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Decided to buy v20 instead of Galaxy s7. Not impressed. First problem - battery. I have to charge the phone during a day. Reception isn't the best. Maybe because I'm a Tmobile customer.
4GB of RAM memory isn't enough these days. 64 GB of storage too. The phone gets hot.
1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
Best phone released in years!!
hugebezelsplease has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
When I got my first smartphone, I'd always used Mac computers, so I assumed I'd get an iPhone.
Then I looked at functionality, and saw that for less money, android phones (the Galaxy s4, specifically) had many more important features, like a removable SDcard for super cheap portable storage, and a removable battery, so I never had to worry about loosing power for more than 5 minutes (if I planed appropriately), not to mention the option of a fresh replacement when the first battery starts to dwindle. As a cherry on top, a built in infrared remote, so I could control my entire entertainment system with my phone.
I, of course, went with the s4, and have stuck with android, despite a lot of backward progress from phone manufacturers.
As Android OEMs have begun to dismantle their hardware advantages in the name of style, (mostly because vapid tech reviewers only focus on how slim and shiny new phones are, then talk about 15% more battery like it makes up for all the disadvantages of a sealed phone) the V20 is the first android phone I've had since that S4 that hasn't been a bundle of compromises.
I love my V20, I finally have my IR remote again, and the second screen is incredible. I've never been without a removable battery, but this is the first time the phone has also felt as solidly and seamlessly built as a sealed phone.
I couldn't care less about the slick cameras or crazy good digital sound, but they sure are nice to have (I'm amazed by the HD recording on this thing,...
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
I am just excited to have a removable battery again
samdregia has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I actually just purchased a V20 for, I was looking up all the different options, and I love music so normally I go with HTC phones, but as I said I did my research, the drivers that are in this phone make the sound quality better then any other, I understand that people are sour that the battery doesn't last forever, but the whole reason I had to buy this phone was cause my s6 edge's battery went bad after a year and a half, and there was nothing I can do about it, so I am just happy that now, its only a ten dollar fix instead of a whole new phone, but I will come out with a more complete review, when I have used it more!!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Report
This is such an AMAZING phone!
joedow325 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I have gone through a few phones, starting from the LG G4, Galaxy s6, iPhone 6s Plus, to the iPhone 7 Plus, and I can say that this is the best phone out of all of them! To begin with, this phone has an excellent build quality. Even though I keep my phone in a case, the metal of the phone feels amazing in the hand. And lucky for me, I have big hands, so I definitely appreciate the big size of the phone. The display is outstanding. It is the best non-amoled screen I have ever seen. It is extremely sharp and the colors are very accurate. Along with it being great, the battery is also great. I have noticed that it charges the fastest when you are using the included quick-charging plug rather than an aftermarket one.
The UI speed is good, but it's not great. I do notice some lagginess here and there, but it's never terrible.
I never thought that I would be using the second display so much! It is very useful. From just having my phone on my desk or a table and quickly glancing over at it for the time or notifications without having to turn the screen on is very handy. I can use it to open preset apps, quick settings such as WiFi or turn on the flashlight, or even quickly call or text my favorited contacts.
The camera is great. The wide-view camera, not so much. When you use the wide-view camera in certain lighting, it makes everything look washed out and pixelated. But the regular camera is the best I have used. Everything always looks sharp and accurately colored....
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
The best android phone with removable battery and expandable storage
rbmusica has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Kudos to LG for making the one and only flagship Android phone with removable battery and expandable storage. I tried many times the non removable battery options (galaxy S6), but it's simply not working for me.....until batteries will last for several days/weeks.
I always buy the phone and 3 batteries. I have a slow external charger so one battery in the phone, the other with me as spare, and the last one is charging.....and when you're travelling or having a real business on the move this is the only option, Thanks again LG for reaching out and listening to its customers!!!
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
Best Android Phone
jbyt0822 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Coming from Galaxy s7 edge, I find this phone to be my best android phone so far. It's ultra fast, don't think it ever stuttered a bit so far. Its display is just fantastic(I saw critics prefer LED display over IPS, but for me personally I don't think I can ever go back to AMOLED display).
It's a very big phone though, especially when using it with a case the phone is just gigantic. It's a very tough phone overall(military spec) so you might think you don't need a case, but I have heard camera glass being very fragile.
If you don't mind carrying a big phone, this is definitely a phone worth considering.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
Best phone i ever had
himalmagar has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Tbh, this phone is the best. Go and grab it, you'd love it for sure. I've used note 7 too, then I upgraded to v20. So far, this is better than note 7, beside waterproofing.
Battery gets charged to 100% in 86 minutes, while iphone 7 plus takes more than 3 hours to get full charged. So 3200 mAh is good enough.
LG- life's good.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report