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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Just curious who still has it lol this is the longest I've ever owned a phone (except for the Motorola bar phones and flip phones from back in the day). There isn't really a NEED for me, but more like a want to get the latest and greatest. But lately I've been using a REAL camera to take photos, so I don't see what the point is getting a new phone. Battery is NOT a problem if I have 4 spare batteries. Looking forward to the V30s ThinkQ though just for an updated phone. I honestly don't understand it when people say "My V20 is slowing down, it lags and reboots.. I want to throw it across the room!" How can a phone slow down like that? Unless you don't know how to manage your phones apps, this phone still works exactly the same as brand new, battery life has not changed much either.

    Are you still using your V20? If so, why? How long do you plan to keep it? What phone will you get next? If I ever do upgrade, the V20 makes a great universal remote controller and audio player.
    03-06-2018 11:52 AM
  2. MittenSportsFan's Avatar
    Just curious who still has it lol this is the longest I've ever owned a phone (except for the Motorola bar phones and flip phones from back in the day). There isn't really a NEED for me, but more like a want to get the latest and greatest. But lately I've been using a REAL camera to take photos, so I don't see what the point is getting a new phone. Battery is NOT a problem if I have 4 spare batteries. Looking forward to the V30s ThinkQ though just for an updated phone. I honestly don't understand it when people say "My V20 is slowing down, it lags and reboots.. I want to throw it across the room!" How can a phone slow down like that? Unless you don't know how to manage your phones apps, this phone still works exactly the same as brand new, battery life has not changed much either.

    Are you still using your V20? If so, why? How long do you plan to keep it? What phone will you get next? If I ever do upgrade, the V20 makes a great universal remote controller and audio player.
    No plan to replace V20 at this point. Only if performance deteriorates or some new compelling phone is introduced.
    So far only thing new phones have are faster chip and better camera. They lose replaceable battery, IR blaster, and large 16x9 screen.
    Net loss for me to get new phone.
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    03-06-2018 12:44 PM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    I agree with you: there really isn't a need to upgrade your V20. It's a stellar phone!
    mitul_mehta likes this.
    03-06-2018 02:21 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Only when it could be deemed a true upgrade, not a sacrifice.

    Though, I do have my eye on the coming CAT S61 phone. If money wasn't an option, that's one I would be tempted to get because it actually offered several functions you won't find on other phones.
    03-06-2018 02:41 PM
  5. AtTheHop's Avatar
    No reason to spend any money to upgrade to a phone that does not have removable battery or accept additional sd card.
    huntnyc and J Dubbs like this.
    03-06-2018 05:32 PM
  6. mwake4goten's Avatar
    I do have some sympathy with those who mention that their phone is slowing down. Theres lots of reasons why this might be...for example I owned HTC M8 and always had software and app updates on my phone. Eventually over time as app sizes became bigger with greater functionality my once snappy M8 became slower and slower. I've learnt my lesson now, I have a HTC 10 and first thing I did was switch off automatic app updates... 18 months later no slowdowns feels snappy like day one....
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-06-2018 08:06 PM
  7. kal_el_5011's Avatar
    Just curious who still has it lol this is the longest I've ever owned a phone (except for the Motorola bar phones and flip phones from back in the day). There isn't really a NEED for me, but more like a want to get the latest and greatest. But lately I've been using a REAL camera to take photos, so I don't see what the point is getting a new phone. Battery is NOT a problem if I have 4 spare batteries. Looking forward to the V30s ThinkQ though just for an updated phone. I honestly don't understand it when people say "My V20 is slowing down, it lags and reboots.. I want to throw it across the room!" How can a phone slow down like that? Unless you don't know how to manage your phones apps, this phone still works exactly the same as brand new, battery life has not changed much either.

    Are you still using your V20? If so, why? How long do you plan to keep it? What phone will you get next? If I ever do upgrade, the V20 makes a great universal remote controller and audio player.
    I am in TOTAL and COMPLETE agreement with you. I love this phone so much. I switched from the Galaxy line, which I loved. I had read an article that said why do I keep getting a Galaxy when the allure fades away after it's first year?! And he was right. I seemed to always hate my galaxy after the first year and the battery drained like crazy. My v20 still has amazing battery life and is spectacular. I don't want to switch but I do want newer tech..... Eventually!!!
    Morty2264 and huntnyc like this.
    03-06-2018 09:05 PM
  8. Chromium 4's Avatar
    I love my V20. It's one of the best phones I've ever used and since I'm no one's fan boy, I've had devices from a variety of manufacturers. This phone is like a Swiss Army knife...it just does so many things well. When I got the urge to upgrade I went with the Note 8 which I use with the VR, 360 camera or those times when I need a good zoom lens. But the V20 remains my daily driver. It's funny but I find more and more people are "discovering" this underrated gem, especially since the price of the flagship have spiraled out of control. I plan on using this phone until it's no longer practical.
    03-07-2018 12:15 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    I am in TOTAL and COMPLETE agreement with you. I love this phone so much. I switched from the Galaxy line, which I loved. I had read an article that said why do I keep getting a Galaxy when the allure fades away after it's first year?! And he was right. I seemed to always hate my galaxy after the first year and the battery drained like crazy. My v20 still has amazing battery life and is spectacular. I don't want to switch but I do want newer tech..... Eventually!!!
    The V-series line is truly amazing! I was *this* close to getting a V30; but I decided on another device. However, I'd like to try out a V-series phone in the future! What kind of phone would you update to? Would you consider a V30 successor?
    03-07-2018 07:37 AM
  10. kal_el_5011's Avatar
    The V-series line is truly amazing! I was *this* close to getting a V30; but I decided on another device. However, I'd like to try out a V-series phone in the future! What kind of phone would you update to? Would you consider a V30 successor?
    Yeah, it's absolutely consider a V line series upgrade. I'm willing to wait another year to see what a V40 looks like. But I'd be willing to go for a V30 considering the battery life I've been getting out of my 20. Of course it sucks not having swappable batteries but I've been more than happy with my battery capacity not losing its energy any where near as much as my galaxy's did.

    Having said that, I'd also switch to A Google phone but only to switch to Google Fi for my cell service. I have Sprint.
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    03-07-2018 08:33 AM
  11. jmssarno's Avatar
    I agree, there's no real reason to upgrade from the V20, except for the "Oooh" and "Wow" factor of a new device.

    I've had my V20 since launch and I love it. My phone doesn't lag or slow down or anything like that. With proper device management that shouldn't happen...

    I'm looking at the V30S ThinQ and looking forward to what the upcoming Pixel 3 brings to the table. Again, after the oooohs and aaaahs, will there be a legitimate reason to upgrade from my V20? I don't know, only time will tell. But as of right now, it looks like I'm going to be loving my V20 a bit longer.
    stonecoldd likes this.
    03-07-2018 12:35 PM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yeah, it's absolutely consider a V line series upgrade. I'm willing to wait another year to see what a V40 looks like. But I'd be willing to go for a V30 considering the battery life I've been getting out of my 20. Of course it sucks not having swappable batteries but I've been more than happy with my battery capacity not losing its energy any where near as much as my galaxy's did.

    Having said that, I'd also switch to A Google phone but only to switch to Google Fi for my cell service. I have Sprint.
    For sure! I loved removable batteries as well... It's pretty sad that we don't have them on very many phones anymore!
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    03-07-2018 06:23 PM
  13. tube517's Avatar
    I just bought a refurb (fair condition) at a nice price and it was intended to be a backup.

    Now, it is my daily. I still love my S8+ but now I can let that one rest once in a while and use my v20.
    kal_el_5011 and huntnyc like this.
    03-07-2018 06:39 PM
  14. kal_el_5011's Avatar
    I just bought a refurb (fair condition) at a nice price and it was intended to be a backup.

    Now, it is my daily. I still love my S8+ but now I can let that one rest once in a while and use my v20.
    Do you notice a significant difference between the two?
    03-07-2018 06:52 PM
  15. kal_el_5011's Avatar
    For sure! I loved removable batteries as well... It's pretty sad that we don't have them on very many phones anymore!
    I failed to mention that I also bought the nova launcher to put on my V20. I love it!
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    03-07-2018 06:52 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I failed to mention that I also bought the nova launcher to put on my V20. I love it!
    I've used Nova Launcher Prime on every Android device I've used, even those running stock Android. It's my favourite launcher of all time.
    kal_el_5011 and tadpoles like this.
    03-08-2018 02:42 AM
  17. tube517's Avatar
    Do you notice a significant difference between the two?
    S8+ is a faster phone and it is a very nice display for video playback.

    The V20 has some nice features that the S8+ does not have. Removable battery, Quad DAC, 2nd screen. It's a different experience.
    03-08-2018 08:39 AM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    I failed to mention that I also bought the nova launcher to put on my V20. I love it!
    Awesome! Nova is great!
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    03-08-2018 12:16 PM
  19. huntnyc's Avatar
    Awesome! Nova is great!
    Loved Nova but on my v20 unwanted movement of bottom row of icons to dock made me switch back to Action launcher which has no such problems.
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    03-08-2018 03:37 PM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    If Note 8 had dropped to a reasonable price on VZW I might have switched but crazy how they want full price.
    03-08-2018 04:01 PM
  21. mitul_mehta's Avatar
    Just curious who still has it lol this is the longest I've ever owned a phone (except for the Motorola bar phones and flip phones from back in the day). There isn't really a NEED for me, but more like a want to get the latest and greatest. But lately I've been using a REAL camera to take photos, so I don't see what the point is getting a new phone. Battery is NOT a problem if I have 4 spare batteries. Looking forward to the V30s ThinkQ though just for an updated phone. I honestly don't understand it when people say "My V20 is slowing down, it lags and reboots.. I want to throw it across the room!" How can a phone slow down like that? Unless you don't know how to manage your phones apps, this phone still works exactly the same as brand new, battery life has not changed much either.

    Are you still using your V20? If so, why? How long do you plan to keep it? What phone will you get next? If I ever do upgrade, the V20 makes a great universal remote controller and audio player.
    It's a classic phone and I plan to keep it till it lasts.
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    03-08-2018 10:04 PM
  22. flyingkytez's Avatar
    No plan to replace V20 at this point. Only if performance deteriorates or some new compelling phone is introduced.
    So far only thing new phones have are faster chip and better camera. They lose replaceable battery, IR blaster, and large 16x9 screen.
    Net loss for me to get new phone.
    True about the screen. The Samsung phones are advertised as a 5.8 and 6.2 inch but since it's so narrow, it feels much smaller compared to the V20.
    03-09-2018 12:34 AM
  23. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I do have some sympathy with those who mention that their phone is slowing down. Theres lots of reasons why this might be...for example I owned HTC M8 and always had software and app updates on my phone. Eventually over time as app sizes became bigger with greater functionality my once snappy M8 became slower and slower. I've learnt my lesson now, I have a HTC 10 and first thing I did was switch off automatic app updates... 18 months later no slowdowns feels snappy like day one....
    Exactly. Apple got caught slowing down their phones.. but people STILL buy their phones. Samsung got busted for their Note 4 update (never admitting it but 2 of my friends had to throw away their Note 4 just after the update).. I haven't seen anything happen with LG yet. I'm no longer updating my phone however. I also keep Windows Update OFF... it's annoying and slows down the PC... my computer ALWAYS gets corrupted by them and I ALWAYS have to factory reset (useless hot fixes).. the solution: press ctr + r and then type in services.msc and then go to Windows Update, then turn it off. Planned obsolescence is real, just look at the printer industry... perfect example. Electronics can last a LONG time.. video game consoles still working after 20 years.
    stonecoldd and J Dubbs like this.
    03-09-2018 12:40 AM
  24. flyingkytez's Avatar
    It's a classic phone and I plan to keep it till it lasts.
    I have the LG Optimus Fuel, a phone I use every single day for music streaming. Phone is 3 years old and there isn't 1 problem. I think the V20 will last a long time.
    kal_el_5011 likes this.
    03-09-2018 12:41 AM
  25. flyingkytez's Avatar
    If Note 8 had dropped to a reasonable price on VZW I might have switched but crazy how they want full price.
    Note 8 shape is too weird, very long and a little narrow... plus that fingerprint scanner placement though.. and curved screen. No doubt a great phone however.
    03-09-2018 12:43 AM
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