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  1. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    So I am thinking leaving my now 2yrld Note 4 for a LG V20, and wanted to know how are you finding:
    - Display
    - Battery Life
    - Heat (does the V20 Heat up a lot when web browsing and using LTE?)
    - Signal strength

    Of the V20 vs. The Note 4?

    Thank you
    10-31-2016 03:52 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I'm comparing to a Note 7, but the experience shouldn't be too far from the Note 4.

    -It's OK, but you'll miss the pitch-black, well, black from the Note. It's definitely a different 'feel' to it, but it does look very nice. Just not AMOLED quality, I'm afraid.
    -Haven't tested enough yet. So can't comment on this one. On pretty much standby and WiFi being on but only a handful of apps syncing (still haven't installed much), I've gotten a drop of 5% in 5 hours. But like I said, not enough use (so can't say how much SOT since I've barely touched it).
    -I can feel it heating up when installing apps. It gets warm, not hot, but I can see it warming up with intense activities.
    -Pretty much on par with the Note, if not even a bit better (I've gotten one bar where the Note gets none, but both were still getting slow service).
    10-31-2016 04:06 PM
  3. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Best decision of your life
    tadpoles and pegleg96 like this.
    10-31-2016 04:20 PM
  4. talon1189's Avatar
    I went from a Note 4 to a V20. The V20 is quite a bit faster. The battery is also better than the Note 4. The V20 just has a lot more user adjustments than the Note 4. I love my V20
    10-31-2016 04:44 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If you ever played with a G4 coming from a Note 4...that's how you'll feel with this (ish). Yeah, the V20 obviously has major improvements over the Note 4, but if you compare it to a Note 7 (or even 5), you'll feel like it's trying hard to mirror some features.

    Oh, and prepare to be annoyed by the on-screen buttons and, especially, the power button/fingerprint reader placement. They're definitely a learning curve once you're used to the physical ones on the Note.

    Double tap to wake/turn off, though, that's something that you'll quickly grow used to and soon you'll be tapping on every phone/screen you see thinking it'll work hehe.
    Ryano89 and canonuevo like this.
    10-31-2016 05:19 PM
  6. canonuevo's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    So I am thinking leaving my now 2yrld Note 4 for a LG V20, and wanted to know how are you finding:
    - Display
    - Battery Life
    - Heat (does the V20 Heat up a lot when web browsing and using LTE?)
    - Signal strength

    Of the V20 vs. The Note 4?

    Thank you
    1. Coming from a Note 4 to 7 to V20 here. Display is not as great as the Note's, but still enjoyable
    2. Battery life will get you to 4 hours of SoT if you're lucky.
    3. It has barely heat up on me. It didn't even heat up during quick charge.
    4. Signal strength is pretty good.

    Edit: V20 is much more snappier than my note 7, which I like.
    10-31-2016 06:23 PM
  7. dohlo's Avatar
    I went from the 4, to the 7 (still in my possession, not ready to give it up) and now have the V20 to try out for 14 days. Only had it a day, but it's not bad.

    Battery life while idle with a good connection is awesome. Played Spotify for 40 minutes this morning via Bluetooth and it only dropped 1%. But as soon as I got to where was working, poor signal drained the battery a good bit. Doze mode on Nougat is awesome at idle apparently.

    Display is taking some time to get used to. Definitely not bad, but by no means a sweet, saturated AMOLED display from Samsung.

    The rear fingerprint scanner and home button is pretty snappy and reliable, and the knock on/off as stated is pretty cool. But the on screen capacitive buttons are taking a lot of getting used to.

    I think I'd take this over my note 4 no doubt. Still not sure if I like it over my N7
    10-31-2016 09:59 PM
  8. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    To bad our comparisons are to the best phone on the market that now longer exist
    mjc03 likes this.
    10-31-2016 10:24 PM
  9. Nizzler's Avatar
    I made the switch coming from a note 4. No regrets for me. Even though the note 4 amoled display is much brighter and colors are more vibrant. Once I got used to the v20 display and adjusted the displaybsettings, it was no big deal. Battery life is a huge difference. The v20 blows away the note 4 battery life. Kust my opinion
    Kaelon likes this.
    11-01-2016 04:44 AM
  10. d3t99's Avatar
    I switched from a nexus 6 to note 4 strictly for replaceable battery. I was blowing through 2 batteries per day easily with my use.
    I bought the v20 for the same reason. Other features that won me over : dac, camera, SD card slot and ir blaster.
    Battery life in the v20 is so good that I may not need a 2nd battery. Every once in a while I top of with a qc 3 battery pack. I returned the v10 after 2 days, battery was horrible.
    The screen is an adjustment. Amoled pops but the v20 screen is better in sunlight
    Phone never gets hot
    Way faster
    Dac is amazing
    11-01-2016 08:08 AM
  11. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    You guys are awesome, thank you so much!

    I was set on the V20, but what I am put off by is the Battery Life, seems <5hours SOT is the standard.

    I have elected to go with a S7 Edge instead. I am not a huge Audiophile and I think the 'Lucky' DAC in the S7E will be fine for me.

    Thanks again!
    SpookDroid and Laura Knotek like this.
    11-01-2016 09:42 AM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The S7 Edge is also an awesome device! The only thing that kept me from getting it (for the third time) after the Note 7 recall was that it's not 64GB. That's why I'm trying out the V20, but a few design quirks (back fingerprint reader, touchscreen buttons instead of physical/capacitive, no notification LED, crappy AOD implementation, no waterproofing) are definitely making me want the S8 to come out SOON hehe
    Tsepz_GP and recDNA like this.
    11-01-2016 01:08 PM
  13. William Nale's Avatar
    I had a Note 4 with a G5 inbetween. Get the V20, you won't be disappointed. Doesn't get hot (my Note 4 was unusable after the Marshmallow upgrade), battery life much better and the V20 is waaaaay faster in all aspects.
    It's a no brainer..
    11-01-2016 02:13 PM
  14. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I'd say the S7 Edge is a no-brainer. The V20 is a 'yeah, sounds cool, but I need to brain it a bit', really. It's not a bad phone, mind you, but if you loved the Note 4 experience, the V20 WILL mean having some learning curve and adjusting yourself to LG's ways. The S7 Edge is just as good (better, even, if it wasn't for that 'meager' 32GB) and keeps on with the Samsung way. Easier, smoother transition.
    11-01-2016 03:08 PM
  15. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    The S7 Edge is also an awesome device! The only thing that kept me from getting it (for the third time) after the Note 7 recall was that it's not 64GB. That's why I'm trying out the V20, but a few design quirks (back fingerprint reader, touchscreen buttons instead of physical/capacitive, no notification LED, crappy AOD implementation, no waterproofing) are definitely making me want the S8 to come out SOON hehe
    I really wanted to try the V20 myself, but I was not impressed WRT those battery stats.

    Haha, yeah, S8 will be a major beast, I personally got the S7E as a sort of stop-gap between the Note7 debacle and Note8.
    11-01-2016 03:13 PM
  16. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I really wanted to try the V20 myself, but I was not impressed WRT those battery stats.

    Haha, yeah, S8 will be a major beast, I personally got the S7E as a sort of stop-gap between the Note7 debacle and Note8.
    Well I've had two S7 Edges (prior to Note 7 and loaner before the replacement Note 7 came in), so I thought I'd give the V20 a chance. So far it's not so bad. But I do miss a lot from the S7/Note 7. If it doesn't convince me, I'll get a blue S7 Edge when it comes out and then just wait for the S8 (thank you, JOD! )
    11-01-2016 03:25 PM
  17. tadpoles's Avatar
    I've seen a couple people mention the V20's on-screen buttons. They can be set to hide, and that setting can be app-specific. Once hidden a quick swipe up restores them for use.

    This ability has been useful.
    11-01-2016 04:15 PM
  18. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I've seen a couple people mention the V20's on-screen buttons. They can be set to hide, and that setting can be app-specific. Once hidden a quick swipe up restores them for use.

    This ability has been useful.
    It's not that they're 'in the way', it's that they're not, for me. I'm just used to having those buttons available at all times without interfering with the screen (and without having to do the swipe up thing to get them). But what's proving to be more difficult for me is to get used to the fact that you don't have the fingerprint reader on the front of the device. With the phone lying on my desk or propped up on a car holder, THAT becomes a problem. If it wasn't for double tap to turn on and Smart Unlock, this phone would have made it back to the store the first day haha.
    11-01-2016 04:26 PM
  19. tadpoles's Avatar
    It's not that they're 'in the way', it's that they're not, for me. I'm just used to having those buttons available at all times without interfering with the screen (and without having to do the swipe up thing to get them). But what's proving to be more difficult for me is to get used to the fact that you don't have the fingerprint reader on the front of the device. With the phone lying on my desk or propped up on a car holder, THAT becomes a problem. If it wasn't for double tap to turn on and Smart Unlock, this phone would have made it back to the store the first day haha.
    Yeah. It definitely is no Samsung. To some that's bad, to others not so much. I'm in the latter crowd. Yes, my S7e's FPS and buttons are convenient but this phone is still the bees knees to me.
    11-01-2016 07:31 PM
  20. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Last night proved to be tricky with the fingerprint reader on the back: Cooking. It's really, REALLY inconvenient having to pick up the phone with food-covered hands every time the screen goes off to follow an on-screen recipe. Ugh.

    The phone is really zippy, though. I'm liking it, despite the quirks. But not loving it. So it's S8 for me as soon as it launches, I'm afraid (or sooner if a blue, 64GB S7 Edge comes along mid-way hehe).
    11-02-2016 12:11 PM
  21. Nizzler's Avatar
    No need to pick up the phone immediately once the screen goes off. A quick double tap on the screen will reactivate it. Just depends on what you have your lock timer set to.
    11-02-2016 01:38 PM
  22. SpookDroid's Avatar
    yeah, but it's still cumbersome unless you set it a very high time, which defeats the purpose of a secure lockscreen. Plus, if you're in my case, having your work e-mail on your phone enforces tighter secure settings, including immediate locking after the screen times out. It wouldn't be that bad if you could pair fingerprints with a pattern lock instead of a password
    11-02-2016 02:20 PM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    I think you would be pretty darn happy with the V20 coming from the Note 4 .
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    11-02-2016 02:25 PM
  24. rushmore's Avatar
    My battery life with the Note 4 is 5 hours SOT with MM update, reset to stock and a new battery. Wish it was like this for the year I used it when launched. Note 7 got 5.5 hours SOT and will be interesting to see how the V20 is with my own use. MXPE for the last year was at best, 4 hours SOT.

    The J Williams YouTube posts and my own brief tests with a stock retail V20 has me still concerned about the low light pics. It seems no better than the Note 4 or MXPE.

    I get folks that have the device have their own experience, so hoping mine gets on par too after using. Low light pics should be tap and shoot good. Note 7 (RIP), 7 Plus and Pixel take very good low light tap and shoot pics. If I have to do manual adjustments for each low light pic, I will probably return it. Here is hoping comparing the Pixel, 7 Plus and V20 in store was a fluke.
    11-02-2016 05:22 PM
  25. recDNA's Avatar
    I'd say the S7 Edge is a no-brainer. The V20 is a 'yeah, sounds cool, but I need to brain it a bit', really. It's not a bad phone, mind you, but if you loved the Note 4 experience, the V20 WILL mean having some learning curve and adjusting yourself to LG's ways. The S7 Edge is just as good (better, even, if it wasn't for that 'meager' 32GB) and keeps on with the Samsung way. Easier, smoother transition.
    I don't like the distorted view through the curved glass nor the smaller screen. I also like the ir blaster. The only thing I like about s7e is the camera.
    11-02-2016 05:35 PM
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