03-02-2017 05:04 PM
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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Manufactures are giving us features, yet they end up taking them away. For example, Samsung: removed the SD card, sealed the battery, took out the IR blaster, reduced megapixels to 12 from 16. Now LG G6: sealing batteries, no quad DAC, no LED indicator, went from 16MP to 13MP. Really glad I went back to removable batteries, though they aren't necessary right now, further down the road it will help (batteries stop holding a good charge after several months). Let's hope LG keeps the removable battery feature for the V series. I don't need a waterproof phone, if I go hiking, I put it in a waterproof bag that costs me 10 bucks on Amazon. You can't even expose a waterproof phone to salt water anyway so there's no point for me (I go hiking and to the beach often).
    sswitzer, amyf27 and monsieurms like this.
    02-28-2017 04:32 PM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    In the end you have be thankful that there are some manufacturers that dare to be different. LG doesn't always do the right thing in the eyes if the market place, however its s good thing.
    02-28-2017 04:38 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    Manufactures are giving us features, yet they end up taking them away. For example, Samsung: removed the SD card, sealed the battery, took out the IR blaster, reduced megapixels to 12 from 16. Now LG G6: sealing batteries, no quad DAC, no LED indicator, went from 16MP to 13MP. Really glad I went back to removable batteries, though they aren't necessary right now, further down the road it will help (batteries stop holding a good charge after several months). Let's hope LG keeps the removable battery feature for the V series. I don't need a waterproof phone, if I go hiking, I put it in a waterproof bag that costs me 10 bucks on Amazon. You can't even expose a waterproof phone to salt water anyway so there's no point for me (I go hiking and to the beach often).
    The S7/S7 Edge has SD card slots so I don't get the SD card part :P.
    02-28-2017 04:46 PM
  4. Chris Dontworryaboutit's Avatar
    I got mine with my sister two weeks before T-Mobile had their crazy sale and I'm still completely happy with the phone. I had a V10 before this and I never thought there was anything wrong with it besides the mediocre battery life. Within a few days of using this I was amazed how much better everything is. Maybe a lot of it is nougat but the battery is so much better. The only negative for me is because of the price of this device I'm a little paranoid about taking it out of my pocket when outdoors but feeling less of that every day.
    amyf27, verks and Jeremiah Bonds like this.
    02-28-2017 05:57 PM
  5. estebanlrog's Avatar
    Had a LG V10 and almost hesitated getting the V20 when TMO had the price at 360 (which I combo with the TMO lg mini projector with proof of purchase!!!!) I did it and man this feels so nice and it works like a polished product. Where for me the V10 felt more like a prototype. Lots of glitches especially with messaging and pulling my face away from fon screen woukld stay dark. Battery lasts longer and quick charge 3.0 is the shizz!!
    02-28-2017 08:50 PM
  6. jcwolf's Avatar
    Very nice phone! I'm glad I took the leap and bought it when I did, $360 for a phone this smooth!!!! Nougat can actually run and not kill my battery, nexus 5x sucks!

    Love the screen, bigger than I'm used to, but liking it very much. The entire phone is buttery smooth and someone said polished, excellent description. Very glad I jumped!!
    02-28-2017 10:29 PM
  7. TheMarcus's Avatar
    Honestly kind of wish I went with the Moto Z Play or Z Force. Those phones are really appealing to me. The V20 is good, though, except for the too often laggy moments I sometimes have and battery life isn't terrible thanks to it being removable. I think the screen is just a tad bit too big. Thought I'd like 5.7", but LG was right when they said 5.5" was the sweet spot.
    02-28-2017 11:05 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    The entire phone is buttery smooth and someone said polished...
    Inside and out. This phone is slippery! Lol
    03-01-2017 04:45 AM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Honestly kind of wish I went with the Moto Z Play or Z Force. Those phones are really appealing to me. The V20 is good, though, except for the too often laggy moments I sometimes have and battery life isn't terrible thanks to it being removable. I think the screen is just a tad bit too big. Thought I'd like 5.7", but LG was right when they said 5.5" was the sweet spot.
    I thought about that Z force prior to its release,however I don't care for the whole MOD thing. I also didn't want that shattershiwld because it's easily scratched. Yeah its replaceable or you can cover it but it just didn't fly for me. Thank heavens we have options.
    03-01-2017 05:42 AM
  10. mrdave570's Avatar
    This is my first BIG phone. My hands are not very large and I was worried about dropping it. The phone barely fits into my pants front pocket too. It took me 2 months after it came out to buy it because of the size. So far, no drops. A 5'5 phone with all of the features the V20 has would be better for me but I enjoy this phone and amazing battery life more than any other cell phone that I've had since 1997. It is known as a phablet and when I take it out, some people who don't have large phones look at it weird due to the size. Although I have an extra battery, I have not used it and rarely carry it around. For the first time in my life, I can go out for 6-8 hours and not need to look for a place to plug in or use my portable battery charger. If this is due to Nougat, then count me in as a Nougat fan.

    My service is on AT&T. At the store, they told me they sold very few V20s. Most people are so brain-washed for Apple and Samsung that they don't even consider LG smart phones. Clever marketing is not a LG strength. In a way, this makes me glad because I don't like being a product follower or falling for marketing crap. My last phone was a HTC because of this rebel trait that I have
    03-01-2017 08:22 AM
  11. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    Honestly kind of wish I went with the Moto Z Play or Z Force. Those phones are really appealing to me. The V20 is good, though, except for the too often laggy moments I sometimes have and battery life isn't terrible thanks to it being removable. I think the screen is just a tad bit too big. Thought I'd like 5.7", but LG was right when they said 5.5" was the sweet spot.
    I went from a Moto Z Force to the LG V20. Even though it is only .2 inches, the screen seems much bigger on the V20, which I like.

    and everytime I go back to a Moto, i love how fast it is, but then I miss the cool stuff that other companies like LG and Sammy do. Like I love the Samsung Keyboard and Calendar, but I love the LG QuickCapture+, and smart settings are cool, and the LG Calendar is a close second.

    and yes you can replicate a lot of that by adding apps to the Moto, but then you are just bogging it down with multiple apps, and then they never seem to do it as nice as Sammy or LG
    03-01-2017 08:45 AM
  12. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    Now LG G6: sealing batteries, no quad DAC, no LED indicator, went from 16MP to 13MP.
    I too am staying with the LG V20 instead of getting the G6, but I keep seeing this posted about the LED indicator.

    The V20 doesn't have that right? I know Sammy does, but did LG ever have it?
    03-01-2017 08:46 AM
  13. Mooncatt's Avatar
    The V20 doesn't have that right? I know Sammy does, but did LG ever have it?
    The V20 doesn't have an LED indicator because the secondary display shows notification icons, but yes their G line of phones had it. Well, I know for sure the G4 did because I had one, so I'm guessing the others did too.
    03-01-2017 08:53 AM
  14. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    The V20 doesn't have an LED indicator because the secondary display shows notification icons, but yes their G line of phones had it. Well, I know for sure the G4 did because I had one, so I'm guessing the others did too.
    ok thanks, all I had was the V10 and V20. I briefly had a G2, but like for a week, so I dont remember much about it
    03-01-2017 09:00 AM
  15. TheMarcus's Avatar
    I thought about that Z force prior to its release,however I don't care for the whole MOD thing. I also didn't want that shattershiwld because it's easily scratched. Yeah its replaceable or you can cover it but it just didn't fly for me. Thank heavens we have options.
    I ruled out the Z and the Z Force almost immediately. The placement of the logo made the bottom bezel unnecessarily large, unlike the Z Play. A lot of the mods are gimmicky, but the only one I had my sights set on was the battery mod with wireless charging. It's perfect. The sound mod would have been great for the party I was at on Saturday. And if you're a gamer, they finally have a game pad mod! What's not to like?

    And with LG taking things out of their new phones, we might soon find ourselves out of options... Hoping the V30 keeps everything we like, but slims the bezels like the G6. I'd love the V20 more if it was smaller (and less laggy)

    I went from a Moto Z Force to the LG V20. Even though it is only .2 inches, the screen seems much bigger on the V20, which I like.

    and everytime I go back to a Moto, i love how fast it is, but then I miss the cool stuff that other companies like LG and Sammy do. Like I love the Samsung Keyboard and Calendar, but I love the LG QuickCapture+, and smart settings are cool, and the LG Calendar is a close second.

    and yes you can replicate a lot of that by adding apps to the Moto, but then you are just bogging it down with multiple apps, and then they never seem to do it as nice as Sammy or LG
    It does seem like you see a lot more with the V20 even though its screen is barely bigger, but the top of the screen is too hard to reach if you use your phone primarily one handed like I do and the 2nd screen is impossible to reach without a second hand or some Olympic level hand gymnastics.

    As for the software, I hate how laggy this phone (and every single LG phone I've owned) can get so I'm interested in giving Moto a try. For software features, the only things I'd miss is theming and being able to add a fourth button (notifications pull down) to my nav bar. I use SwiftKey so no stock keyboard will ever do it for me. LG calendar actually is great, but I've found DigiCal to be similar and better. Capture+ has only been useful for me because it's so difficult taking screen shots on the V20. Smart Settings is terrible if you knew any better. I've disabled it on all my recent LG phones

    I wanna love the second screen, but it's a long way from being great. There is more bad than good so it makes me wonder how much the people at LG actually used it because I can think of numerous ways to make it better. I don't mind having it there for a few functions, but I won't miss it when it's gone. I do like that it makes the phone taller, though, because it makes the phone feel more natural to use when making calls.

    The V20 doesn't have an LED indicator because the secondary display shows notification icons, but yes their G line of phones had it. Well, I know for sure the G4 did because I had one, so I'm guessing the others did too.
    That's a poor excuse to not have the LED indicator. The LED indicator is there to get your attention when you have notifications. The second screen on the V20 does not grab your attention at all. You'd have to be staring at it to know that you received a notification or that you have one waiting. When the screen is off, I feel like the only thing the second screen gets right is showing you the time.
    03-01-2017 10:03 AM
  16. Brjlk's Avatar
    Yes, very glad. The phone is very responsive & the wide angle lens is unique for a smart Phone.
    03-01-2017 10:12 AM
  17. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    03-01-2017 10:32 AM
  18. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Love it. Fast, fluid and the camera is awesome.
    03-01-2017 10:53 AM
  19. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Hell yeah I'm glad!! I was actually going to wait for a device this year with nice/good specs that preferably had an Amoled screen. I'm now mainly looking forward to the Note and LG V series or any Chinese co. that has close/similar specs to most high end devices. They're making some very nice phones!
    03-01-2017 11:00 AM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    Manufactures are giving us features, yet they end up taking them away. For example, Samsung: removed the SD card, sealed the battery, took out the IR blaster, reduced megapixels to 12 from 16. Now LG G6: sealing batteries, no quad DAC, no LED indicator, went from 16MP to 13MP. Really glad I went back to removable batteries, though they aren't necessary right now, further down the road it will help (batteries stop holding a good charge after several months). Let's hope LG keeps the removable battery feature for the V series. I don't need a waterproof phone, if I go hiking, I put it in a waterproof bag that costs me 10 bucks on Amazon. You can't even expose a waterproof phone to salt water anyway so there's no point for me (I go hiking and to the beach often).
    The thing I would miss in G6 is led indicator. Is it official that it is gone?

    I love my V20 but really miss led indicator. Almost All notifications in second screen are white and easy to miss at any distance. I would love an app that worked like an rgb indicator displaying a different color in second screen for each app notification I choose.
    03-01-2017 11:31 AM
  21. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    I ruled out the Z and the Z Force almost immediately. The placement of the logo made the bottom bezel unnecessarily large, unlike the Z Play. A lot of the mods are gimmicky, but the only one I had my sights set on was the battery mod with wireless charging. It's perfect. The sound mod would have been great for the party I was at on Saturday.
    I always just left the wireless charging battery mod on my Force. Seemed to be the only time I had a phone that would truly last all day. And all the reviews had somewhat negative comments about that speaker, but it was pretty great. I just got a Samsung Level Mini box to try and replicate that. But it doesn't sound as good as that JBL did.

    I'd love the V20 more if it was smaller (and less laggy) .
    So far my V20 is not laggy at all, but again it is only a week old for me. And I actually like the size, i want a big screen, and a somewhat large form factor

    I use SwiftKey so no stock keyboard will ever do it for me. LG calendar actually is great, but I've found DigiCal to be similar and better. Capture+ has only been useful for me because it's so difficult taking screen shots on the V20. Smart Settings is terrible if you knew any better. I've disabled it on all my recent LG phones
    i have used SwiftKey, and it is good, i used it on my Moto. Samsung is definitely my favorite there though

    Capture+ is the best for me, I use it to take quick screenshots that I can crop and share, and draw on the pic, etc

    Smart Setting works fine for me. I only have it set to do a few things and it does them right every time. I have it to turn on my Wifi when I get home, and turn off my Wifi when I leave home. Then I have it open Google Play Music if i plug in headphones
    03-01-2017 12:57 PM
  22. TheMarcus's Avatar
    So far my V20 is not laggy at all, but again it is only a week old for me. And I actually like the size, i want a big screen, and a somewhat large form factor
    My phone runs great after a factory reset, but then...

    After having the G3 and G4 for a cumulative 3+ years, I was more than ready to hop on a 5.7" screen phone (probably the deciding factor between this and the Moto Z), but after using it for months, I prefer the usability of a slightly smaller screen that doesn't really lose too much in terms of viewing space. However, LG did work some magic on the G6 so fingers crossed we get to keep our big screen on the V30 while having it an easier to handle phone.

    i have used SwiftKey, and it is good, i used it on my Moto. Samsung is definitely my favorite there though
    I've never used Samsung so I can't comment, but SwiftKey is easily better than anything I can find in the Play Store. A lot of that is because I'm just so used to it.

    Capture+ is the best for me, I use it to take quick screenshots that I can crop and share, and draw on the pic, etc
    Capture+ is great, don't get me wrong. It's just not a must have app when other apps can do the same.

    Smart Setting works fine for me. I only have it set to do a few things and it does them right every time. I have it to turn on my Wifi when I get home, and turn off my Wifi when I leave home. Then I have it open Google Play Music if i plug in headphones
    I'm not saying that smart settings doesn't work, I'm saying it's not good. When I've been using automation apps for as long as I can remember (previously Llama, now MacroDroid), smart settings is a bad joke by comparison.

    My WiFi turns off when I leave home or work, turns on when I come home or arrive at work. My ringer and notifications volume also adjusts automatically based on time and location and so does my media volume based on what my phone's connected to. I have different apps for listening to music or podcasts so only having the option for one to open is not useful. When my Bluetooth or headphones connect, I get a pop up asking me which app I want to run or I can dismiss if I don't need to open any of those apps.

    Smart Settings doesn't even come close to that level of functionality and MacroDroid still does so much more without being as complicated as Tasker.



    I would love an app that worked like an rgb indicator displaying a different color in second screen for each app notification I choose.
    That would be awesome. I wonder if it's possible. LG should have added that functionality, but they either don't think things through or they just half *** stuff.
    03-01-2017 02:21 PM
  23. recDNA's Avatar
    It's possible but nobody would devote the time to just support the V10 and V20. Not enough of a pool of users to monetize it. We would need a devotee willing to do a ton of work for no return. Such individuals used to be common in the Android world. Sadly it is all about making a buck now.
    03-01-2017 02:27 PM
  24. garak0410's Avatar
    I went from a Moto Z Force to the LG V20. Even though it is only .2 inches, the screen seems much bigger on the V20, which I like.

    and everytime I go back to a Moto, i love how fast it is, but then I miss the cool stuff that other companies like LG and Sammy do. Like I love the Samsung Keyboard and Calendar, but I love the LG QuickCapture+, and smart settings are cool, and the LG Calendar is a close second.

    and yes you can replicate a lot of that by adding apps to the Moto, but then you are just bogging it down with multiple apps, and then they never seem to do it as nice as Sammy or LG
    I've considered the V20. I've had the Pixel and my daily driver is the Z Force Droid. The Z Force Droid seems like the most well rounded phone with the trade-offs I can live with. It remains snappy even using adoptive storage and the camera, albeit slow, is pretty consistent in taking good shots. And I do use the mods. I have several styles of backs, a battery mod and the JBL speaker. All works great. On my Pixel, I ended up with cloudy or halo shots more often than not. I've had my eye on the V20 for a while too but haven't had a chance to play with one.
    03-01-2017 06:24 PM
  25. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Really hope that we get to see another large screened, high-end phone with a removable battery this year.
    03-01-2017 06:25 PM
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