1. aztec12's Avatar
    My current phone is the lg v20 but lately I've been eyeing the lg g6.
    By jumping to the g6 will I be upgrading or downgrading? Just want to know your opinions, thks.
    08-30-2018 07:32 PM
  2. Morty2264's Avatar
    I think that question would primarily depend upon who you ask; and what you are looking for in a phone. I totally understand the allure of the G6 - I really wanted one and still do sometimes! The G6 runs Snapdragon 821 and has a 3300 mAh battery and a 5.7" display; whereas the V20 has a 3200 mAh but has a removable battery (which is great if you are a power user); and is known for its audio experience.

    It's a tossup in my opinion - they are both good phones. The G6 may feel better in the hand due to the (new at the time - the G6 was the first to implement this!) 2:1 aspect ratio.

    My recommendation to you is to watch some unboxing videos of the G6. It has some great qualities. Battery life isn't awesome from what I've heard but there are always ways around combating that. It's an all-around good phone. Hold it in the store and see what you think. It will be easier to snag now that the G7 ThinQ is out.

    Good luck, and let you know what you decide!
    08-30-2018 07:52 PM
  3. krazyatom's Avatar
    USA LG G6 carrier version don’t have high dac. LG 6+ does with high dac.
    08-30-2018 09:01 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    From a processor standpoint, the G6 has more oomph. Looking at the total package, you sacrifice a lot of features that the V20 has. The V20 is still a great performer with no problems running even a graphic intense game. So with all that in mind, I think the V20 is still the king of phones as a complete package. If you don't want a removable battery, non-glass body, IR blaster, secondary display, or LCD screen, then go for the G6.
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    09-01-2018 07:35 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    From a processor standpoint, the G6 has more oomph. Looking at the total package, you sacrifice a lot of features that the V20 has. The V20 is still a great performer with no problems running even a graphic intense game. So with all that in mind, I think the V20 is still the king of phones as a complete package. If you don't want a removable battery, non-glass body, IR blaster, secondary display, or LCD screen, then go for the G6.
    I agree with you. The G6 has the better processor for sure, but the V20 does have a more complete package when you think about things like audio/video, etc.
    09-02-2018 05:33 PM
  6. rfan8312's Avatar
    Maybe you're right about v20, but I've heard it's battery isn't as good as v30, although it is removable.

    I bought v30 for it's quad DAC which I believe v20 has as well, and it is really good, not on level with $1000 DAP but worth the trade off since you can stream and listen to quality audio right from your daily driver...but what struck me the most now using v30 is the battery and terrible auto-mode camera (I'm told Gcam.apk fixes the camera problem), yet I'll still stay with v30 just for this all new kind of battery experience, and the wonderful audio quality with headphones.
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    09-02-2018 07:08 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    Maybe you're right about v20, but I've heard it's battery isn't as good as v30, although it is removable.

    I bought v30 for it's quad DAC which I believe v20 has as well, and it is really good, not on level with $1000 DAP but worth the trade off since you can stream and listen to quality audio right from your daily driver...but what struck me the most now using v30 is the battery and terrible auto-mode camera (I'm told Gcam.apk fixes the camera problem), yet I'll still stay with v30 just for this all new kind of battery experience, and the wonderful audio quality with headphones.
    Sometimes removable batteries make all the difference!
    09-03-2018 10:44 AM
  8. flyingkytez's Avatar
    It depends.

    Pros of the G6:
    • More compact bezelless size (both phones are 5.7' however the G6 is more narrow and compact.. the V20 has the "classic" and wider 5.7')
    • New taller aspect ratio (not sure if it's a pro or con)
    • Wireless charging built-in
    • IP-68 water resistant (however, not recommend for
    ocean salt water or chlorine water in swimming pools, will corrode the metal parts)
    • 100 mAh battery size difference (3300 mAh vs 3200 mAh)
    • Completely flat screen so it's much easier to install
    glass screen protectors
    • Upgraded 13MP wide angle (as opposed to 8MP)
    • Better looking, stylish, and has a shiney glass back

    Cons of the G6 (versus the V20):
    • No Quad DAC on the US models (only available on the International Korean variants), the V20 has it built-in
    • Black bars on YouTube videos due to uncommon and mostly unsupported aspect ratio
    • Smaller, more NARROW screen.. does NOT feel like a traditional and classic 5.7' screen (such as the Note 4 & V20) thus doesn't feel like you have a 5.7' screen at all
    • DOWNGRADED FRONT FACING CAMERA... Significantly inferior to the V20, the front facing camera is NOT a wide angle... plus it looks HORRIBLY GRAINY and UGLY when compared to the V20 side by side (yes, I tested it myself)
    • Wide angle POV on the rear camera is SMALLER than the V20 (this is to reduce and remove the distorted effect of the wide angle) but the MP is much higher therefore more detail (13MP vs 8MP)
    • The main 13MP REAR camera is downgraded from the 16MP camera on the V20.. it doesn't look any better than the V20.. however they reduced the MP size for no reason (bigger MP doesn't necessarily mean better but it's still an advantage when you zoom/crop photos and has overall more detail. For example the 13MP vs 8MP wide angle made a big difference because it was less grainy...)
    • Headphone jack is located on the top as opposed to the bottom like on the V20 (most prefer on the bottom because when you use headphones and place the phone in your pocket, it's more convenient and you don't have to have the phone face right side up)
    • The back of the G6 is made of glass which is more fragile.. The V20 has a solid airplane craft material metal on the back. If you want a more durable phone, the V20 is the better option, however the G6 is still MIL-STD-810G compliant and is still more tough than the average smartphone
    • NO LED NOTIFICATION LIGHT, the 'Always On Display' on the G6 utilizes the ENTIRE LCD backlight display which is kinda ugly and consumes more power VS the V20's smaller and more useful 2nd screen display (LG did however reduce the light bleed a lot so it doesn't look that bad really)
    • No 2nd screen as mentioned earlier as opposed to the V20, therefore that means the G6 has a SMALLER screen size since the 2nd screen on the V20 gives you a little more screen...
    • NO REMOVABLE BATTERY. It's not a deal breaker but the V20 will last much longer because the battery is much easier to replace since it's removable... plus you can swap fresh batteries on the go...
    • MORE DIFFICULT TO REPAIR. As we all know, uni-body all glass smartphones are much more complicated and difficult to repair.. to open it, you have to use a heatgun and carefully remove the screen, thus risk breaking the screen plus the water resistance feature will no longer work after you open it. Basically it's not worth repairing.. the V20 you can remove the back cover and unscrew the back to repair the phone much easier...
    • THE IPS LCD IS UGLIER AND MORE DIM. I compared the V20 and G6 display.. the G6 LCD looked more washed out, dim, and has inaccurate whites (not sure but I think LG wanted to lower the overall price so they used inferior screens. The G6 is not their "flagship", the V series is)

    Note: I'm not saying the G6 sucks nor am I being biased (I am a fan of LG and BOTH phones). I did a comparison of the two because I did thought about upgrading to the G6 at one point but decided it wasn't that good of an upgrade from the V20 (Snapdragon 820 vs 821 CPU was not significantly better, nor was the 3300 mAh vs 3200 mAh battery, the camera also didn't look any better). The G6 had a lower starting pricepoint than the V20, meaning they probably had to cut corners and used inferior parts to fit people's budgets better. The V series is LG's "true flagship". A flagship is the company's BEST device offering and the V series is exactly that.

    Overall, I'd get the G6 for the following:
    Water resistance, wireless charging, more compact size, more beautiful looking and shiney phone, easy to install screen protectors bc of flat screen, higher and better 13MP wide angle camera

    I'd get the V20 for the following:
    Unique and useful 2nd screen display, superior built-in QUAD DAC audio experience, removable battery option, more durable metal build quality, higher 16 MP main rear camera, much better front facing camera with WIDE ANGLE view, easier to repair, a TRUE 5.7' inch screen because it's wider, excellent IPS LCD screen
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    09-08-2018 09:13 AM
  9. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Maybe you're right about v20, but I've heard it's battery isn't as good as v30, although it is removable.

    I bought v30 for it's quad DAC which I believe v20 has as well, and it is really good, not on level with $1000 DAP but worth the trade off since you can stream and listen to quality audio right from your daily driver...but what struck me the most now using v30 is the battery and terrible auto-mode camera (I'm told Gcam.apk fixes the camera problem), yet I'll still stay with v30 just for this all new kind of battery experience, and the wonderful audio quality with headphones.
    I agree, "auto mode" on the LG cameras are not that good.. plus focus speed is slow, especially in low light. The Pixel 2 GCam mod really does uses the camera to its fullest potential (thanks to auto HDR, colors/contrast/lighting looks better.. low-light shots looks amazing and rivals 2018 flagships) and I'm now satisfied with my LG phone (before, not so much due to the camera experience). I don't think I'll ever get any other phone besides LG because the wide angle camera is very important and useful for me.. both the FRONT and REAR. The telephoto lens is fake on the Note 8 and other phones.. it's all a marketing gimmick and is software based (a Reddit user proved it by covering the lens with his finger).. glad LG actually puts in effort by offering real useful and unique features. I like the V30 design and it's possibly the best looking phone in this stupid notch screen trend.. I just wish they didn't curve the screen so much because glass screen protectors are harder to install...
    huntnyc likes this.
    09-08-2018 09:39 AM

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