09-20-2018 01:30 PM
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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I really wanted a Lumia device... That never happened.
    I thought Windows Phones are dead?
    07-31-2018 11:53 AM
  2. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I usually upgrade on two reasons. Not in any order but if, one, there's just too great of a deal, then I'll upgrade. Or the other, is when I realize performance has degraded so bad I need an upgrade to get past the performance issues in my networks. Make sense?
    How does performance degrade? If you factory reset the phone, the phone will run exactly as it did brand new. The only thing that will actually degrade
    over time is the battery but even that takes a long time. Another reason why performance degrade is sometimes because of OTA updates.. either the software engineers did a poor job or they did it on purpose (like how Apple did it). I still have a laptop from 2013 and it runs perfectly and fast.. no performance drop. Just make sure you don't install too much junk apps and keep the device clean.
    07-31-2018 12:00 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Congratulations! Welcome to the LG family! Very glad you picked the right phone... You are indeed a SMART shopper.. waiting 1.5 years and buy the phone for much more cheaper than paying $800 when it first comes out. Honestly the V20 STILL destroys all mid-range phones out there, which manufacturers are selling for much more money. Been using my V20 since the day it was launched and it still runs 100% like it did new out the box. I don't understand why people upgrade every single year.. phones nowdays are "good enough", an annual upgrade is a disappointment because there's not much that's better, in fact more and more old school features are actually REMOVED! The V20 actually has the widest front and rear angle camera of any phone to date, more wider than the newer LG phones. How they managed to fit a Quad DAC in a slim phone is beyond me, LG is indeed the king of audio in smartphones. So disappointing in today's designs.. their major focus is on physical appearance and "simplifying" the phone to the point where they remove essential features such as the headphone jack. It's refreshing to use a FLAT SCREEN phone.. every phone now is curved and it just annoys me because it serves zero purpose and gets in the way. As long as you take care of your V20, and maybe replace the battery when it dies, expect to use the phone for a very very long time. I have no plans to upgrade yet.. still enjoying the V20 very much. I understand people "get bored" of using their phone for a long time, well just swap the case and change the theme! On Apple, Google Pixel, and other phones, you can't do that (you're stuck with the white theme on the Pixel but you can still change the launcher).

    I recommend getting an app called 'BoredSigns'... it gives you a little more options for the 2nd screen such as weather!
    Pixel
    Dark Theme
    Attached Thumbnails Happy to find a V20 almost NIB-14466.jpg  
    Laura Knotek, huntnyc and snowmutt like this.
    07-31-2018 12:06 PM
  4. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    Congrats. Its definitely a solid phone with older features newer phones have left behind. I'm just waiting for the V40 now.
    I am in the same boat, I find myself consistently returning to the V20, so I'm hoping the V40 really impresses, because I really just wish my V20 had the specs of my S9+ in the V20 body
    Laura Knotek and RaRa85 like this.
    07-31-2018 06:11 PM
  5. Chromium 4's Avatar
    Welcome to the. "Oh LG V20, why can't I quit you" club. There's still plenty of us that have stuck with this underrated gem for the long haul. A while back I got the urge to upgrade and purchased a nicely discounted Note 8. The plan was for the Note to move up to daily driver and the V20 become back up and audio player. What ended up happening is the LG continued to be the work/daily driver and the Note the play phone.
    huntnyc, Morty2264 and kal_el_5011 like this.
    07-31-2018 11:28 PM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to the. "Oh LG V20, why can't I quit you" club. There's still plenty of us that have stuck with this underrated gem for the long haul. A while back I got the urge to upgrade and purchased a nicely discounted Note 8. The plan was for the Note to move up to daily driver and the V20 become back up and audio player. What ended up happening is the LG continued to be the work/daily driver and the Note the play phone.
    The V20 seems to have that effect on its users. Also, I remember that the V10 was also pretty hard to put down for some.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-01-2018 06:42 AM
  7. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    How does performance degrade? If you factory reset the phone, the phone will run exactly as it did brand new. The only thing that will actually degrade
    over time is the battery but even that takes a long time. Another reason why performance degrade is sometimes because of OTA updates.. either the software engineers did a poor job or they did it on purpose (like how Apple did it). I still have a laptop from 2013 and it runs perfectly and fast.. no performance drop. Just make sure you don't install too much junk apps and keep the device clean.
    Well, that isn't entirely true. A big problem on some phones is apps that have been updated for faster hardware (i.e. inefficiently) and start running poorly - Google Maps I'm looking at you... It sometimes it's new system updates. It can ruin the whole experience. A good example is my Nexus 5X, which ran great until Oreo and its later updates. Even after re-flashing the phone with the factory image, it's just not the same anymore. I may just roll it back to Nougat and live without security updates until I find something newer. I really like the G7 from the time I've played with it in the store, but not sure I'm ready to spend new phone money yet.
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    08-01-2018 08:27 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Well, that isn't entirely true. A big problem on some phones is apps that have been updated for faster hardware (i.e. inefficiently) and start running poorly - Google Maps I'm looking at you... It sometimes it's new system updates. It can ruin the whole experience. A good example is my Nexus 5X, which team great until Oreo and its later updates. Even after re-flashing the phone with the factory image, it's just not the same anymore. I may just roll it back to Nougat and live without security updates until I find something newer. I really like the G7 from the time I've played with it in the store, but not sure I'm ready to spend new phone money yet.
    Excellent points and examples.
    kal_el_5011 likes this.
    08-01-2018 02:19 PM
  9. datum9's Avatar
    Congratulations! Welcome to the LG family! Very glad you picked the right phone... You are indeed a SMART shopper.. waiting 1.5 years and buy the phone for much more cheaper than paying $800 when it first comes out. Honestly the V20 STILL destroys all mid-range phones out there, which manufacturers are selling for much more money. Been using my V20 since the day it was launched and it still runs 100% like it did new out the box. I don't understand why people upgrade every single year.. phones nowdays are "good enough", an annual upgrade is a disappointment because there's not much that's better, in fact more and more old school features are actually REMOVED! The V20 actually has the widest front and rear angle camera of any phone to date, more wider than the newer LG phones. How they managed to fit a Quad DAC in a slim phone is beyond me, LG is indeed the king of audio in smartphones. So disappointing in today's designs.. their major focus is on physical appearance and "simplifying" the phone to the point where they remove essential features such as the headphone jack. It's refreshing to use a FLAT SCREEN phone.. every phone now is curved and it just annoys me because it serves zero purpose and gets in the way. As long as you take care of your V20, and maybe replace the battery when it dies, expect to use the phone for a very very long time. I have no plans to upgrade yet.. still enjoying the V20 very much. I understand people "get bored" of using their phone for a long time, well just swap the case and change the theme! On Apple, Google Pixel, and other phones, you can't do that (you're stuck with the white theme on the Pixel but you can still change the launcher).

    I recommend getting an app called 'BoredSigns'... it gives you a little more options for the 2nd screen such as weather!
    +1

    and ZeroLemon is an essential addition to the V20
    08-01-2018 04:25 PM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    +1

    and ZeroLemon is an essential addition to the V20
    Useless though if you need NFC capability. Muegen is the way to go.
    kal_el_5011 and huntnyc like this.
    08-01-2018 09:42 PM
  11. snowmutt's Avatar
    Well, that isn't entirely true. A big problem on some phones is apps that have been updated for faster hardware (i.e. inefficiently) and start running poorly - Google Maps I'm looking at you... It sometimes it's new system updates. It can ruin the whole experience. A good example is my Nexus 5X, which ran great until Oreo and its later updates. Even after re-flashing the phone with the factory image, it's just not the same anymore. I may just roll it back to Nougat and live without security updates until I find something newer. I really like the G7 from the time I've played with it in the store, but not sure I'm ready to spend new phone money yet.

    Since I got this, I kind of have decided to just stay as is, decline upgrades, and not push my luck. I am "just" starting to understand how to really use this device (still up in the air on the secondary screen), and the idea of updating the software when it is running really well just seems like inviting trouble.
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    08-12-2018 03:40 AM
  12. snowmutt's Avatar
    +1

    and ZeroLemon is an essential addition to the V20
    Will check them both out, and I do NOT get the curve screen craze either.

    "HEY LOOK!!! My new phone is all rounded, Billy Bob!!"

    "Why is that, Curly Sue?"

    "Well, it... that is... it kind of..... WELL, LOOK!!! IT IS CURVED!!!"
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    08-12-2018 03:44 AM
  13. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Will check them both out, and I do NOT get the curve screen craze either.

    "HEY LOOK!!! My new phone is all rounded, Billy Bob!!"

    "Why is that, Curly Sue?"

    "Well, it... that is... it kind of..... WELL, LOOK!!! IT IS CURVED!!!"
    Sooo shiney! Look at how shiney it is! Nice and curved, I could wear it around my neck like a piece of jewellery! However it's NOT ergonomic and logical for everyday use. Can't install a screen protector, and cases fit awkwardly. Very glad LG at least made the G7 FLATTER so we could install a tempered glass screen protector over it. Fun fact: Samsung makes more money selling Apple parts for the iPhone than their own curvey phones.
    08-22-2018 02:44 PM
  14. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Since I got this, I kind of have decided to just stay as is, decline upgrades, and not push my luck. I am "just" starting to understand how to really use this device (still up in the air on the secondary screen), and the idea of updating the software when it is running really well just seems like inviting trouble.
    I totally agree. I see time and time again, people COMPLAINING in forums, asking "How do I downgrade my phone? The battery drains and the phone lags or glitches!" Sorry bud, once you CLICK update, there's NO turning back... I remember AT&T REMOVED features on the phone such as the data on/off shortcut toggle... got so annoyed! Learned my lesson... Way way back in the day, it was actually possible to downgrade.. now manufactures lock it and you cannot do it anymore. That's how they get you...
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    08-22-2018 02:49 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I totally agree. I see time and time again, people COMPLAINING in forums, asking "How do I downgrade my phone? The battery drains and the phone lags or glitches!" Sorry bud, once you CLICK update, there's NO turning back... I remember AT&T REMOVED features on the phone such as the data on/off shortcut toggle... got so annoyed! Learned my lesson... Way way back in the day, it was actually possible to downgrade.. now manufactures lock it and you cannot do it anymore. That's how they get you...
    Yup....I upgraded once and lost the FM radio on my Droid on Verizon
    08-28-2018 06:46 AM
  16. aximtreo's Avatar
    Just bought my first V 20; almost new and unlocked. Been a Windows Phone user up to the end of 2017 when I went to the IOS world. Worked my way from the 6+ to the present X and to be honest, the X is OK but the money I have tied up makes me nervous to use it. Can't wait to get the V 20.

    The X is MINT, unlocked, 256 GB and silver if anyone is interested.
    MSFTisMIA and Grabber5.0 like this.
    09-03-2018 06:10 PM
  17. Greedog's Avatar
    Just bought my first V 20; almost new and unlocked. Been a Windows Phone user up to the end of 2017 when I went to the IOS world. Worked my way from the 6+ to the present X and to be honest, the X is OK but the money I have tied up makes me nervous to use it. Can't wait to get the V 20.

    The X is MINT, unlocked, 256 GB and silver if anyone is interested.
    Did I read that correctly? You have the "X" and are excited to get the V20?
    Wow! What a statement!
    09-17-2018 07:32 PM
  18. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Did I read that correctly? You have the "X" and are excited to get the V20?
    Wow! What a statement!
    I'm not the least surprised by this. The V20 while older is a better phone than the x in many ways. Just look at what it can do that any iPhone can't.... Technically I am using a higher rated phone than my v20 that's in for repair (HTC u11) and I can't wait to get it back as my daily driver.

    The V series is like this on people, irregardless of it's shortcomings..

    Mac
    huntnyc likes this.
    09-17-2018 11:27 PM
  19. BrokerDadFL's Avatar
    I'm at the point where I can buy a used $130+ V20 and do some repairs on it. Bought a couple of cell phone kits with all the tools. eBay sells parts.

    I like the v20 because of picture capability and being able to slap on a fresher battery and be good for a long while, not tied to a charger line. So I'd think I buy a couple of cheap v20 and fix them up, as back ups.
    09-18-2018 10:02 AM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    I'm at the point where I can buy a used $130+ V20 and do some repairs on it. Bought a couple of cell phone kits with all the tools. eBay sells parts.

    I like the v20 because of picture capability and being able to slap on a fresher battery and be good for a long while, not tied to a charger line. So I'd think I buy a couple of cheap v20 and fix them up, as back ups.
    The trick is finding a decent battery. I've had bad luck on ebay. They may be oem but they're old and ability to hold a charge well diminishes rapidly.
    09-20-2018 01:30 PM
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