Specs summary

Screen
5.7"

The LG V20's screen is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.15GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 Quad core 2.15 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3200mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3200 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 6.7 days standby time, 960 minutes (2G).



The V20 has broad appeal, an interesting camera setup and mountains of features — but it doesn't quite 'wow' as a complete product.

- Andrew Martonik , Android Community 

Whether it’s taking sexy selfies or scenic landscapes, the LG V20 is the camera phone for the job.

- Andy Boxall , Digital Trends 

Reviews summary

8/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 29 reviews

What's good  

  • Rugged design
  • All-day battery life
  • Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • Plenty of internal storage
  • microSD support
  • Great camera
  • Excellent audio (with good headphones)
  • Excellent audio recording quality
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Great performance

What's bad  

  • Screen lacks contrast
  • Fingerprint scanner placement
  • Second Screen is useful but not essential
  • Fit issues between phone parts

LG has never been one to shy away from breaking away from the pack. While they aren’t always successful, they always get people’s attention. With the LG V20, they’re hoping to top one of their most popular releases in recent years.

With a slew of exclusive features on the spec sheet, reviewers couldn’t wait to get their hands on this latest release. Does the phablet live up to the hype?

Let’s see what everyone is saying!

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While reviewers had little to say about the looks of the V20, they were quick to point out a few innovative features. LG has made a metal phone with a removable back. Despite its large size, reviews show it’s easy to grip and use. Android Pit said, “The button layout has been designed well, so even those with small hands will have easy access.”

The fingerprint scanner on the rear doubles as the power button, allowing you to wake up your phone and unlock it in a single touch. Some reviewers noted issues locating the scanner with their finger. However, none mentioned any issues of sluggishness or low accuracy.

Unfortunately, they mentioned build quality was lower than expected—Particularly in areas where the plastic end caps and metal case met.

Reviews on the display were equally mixed. Gadget Review noted, “The V20’s display isn’t bad, per se, but the overall quality is definitely behind today’s standard for a high-end smartphones.” The biggest complaint from reviewers was contrast. But, most applauded the brightness.

Where the real debates came in was the Second Screen. Reviewers tested the phone expecting to feel apathetic about the small dynamic display at the top of the screen. By the end of most reviews, they ended up liking the screen, though few felt it was a must-have feature. Android Pit highlights this, saying, “It’s certainly not a necessary feature but it does add to the overall user experience. For example, you can see notifications while still watching a video.”

Performance was one area where reviewers had no trouble agreeing. With a quad-core 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM, the V20 packs the same power as many of 2016’s most popular flagship releases. GSM Arena, “There's hardly a high-end smartphone you can get nowadays that would be slow. But as smartphones go, the LG V20 is one of the fastest around.”

You’ll also find 64GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards up to 2TB in size. You’ll have no problem keeping your music, apps, games and movies with you wherever you go!

As one of the first phones to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat, the phone offers access the latest and greatest Android features. Reviewers found that split-screen mode worked well and noted that they even received security patches nearly as quick as with their Pixel devices.

Some reviewers questioned the ability for the 3,200mAh battery to keep up with the beefy specs and massive screen on the V20. While it is firmly in the middle of the pack on battery life benchmarks, NDTV notes, “Battery life was excellent, and we were able to stretch to well over a day with normal usage including games and video streaming over 4G.” Quick Charge 3.0 support also offers an 80% charge in 30 minutes. Between that and the fact you can swap out the battery, there’s little need to worry.

The V20 sports an interesting dual-camera setup on the rear. There’s a normal 16MP lens with optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus paired with an 8MP wide-angle lens. While reviewers loved the ability to create shots, many noted that the 8MP wide-angle lens wasn’t great in low-light or for capturing fine details. GSM Arena said, “The LG V20 has one of the best snappers on the market. Photos have vibrant colors, low noise, and loads of detail, not in small part to the higher 16MP resolution.”

Reviewers were also satisfied with the adjustable 5MP front facing lens. However, some noted that the wide-angle mode introduced heavy distortion toward the edges of the frame, limiting the feature’s usefulness.

The final feature touted by LG is the quad DAC 32-bit auto in the V20. Gadget Review noted, “Using high-end headphones, tunes via the SABRE DAC were discernibly richer, clearer, and more articulated than the stock DAC.” Reviewers without high-end headphones noticed little difference. Your experience is likely to depend on your audio accessories.

The phone also includes a 24-bit, three-mic recording array. Android Pit put this feature to the test and declared, “The result is fantastic and this is definitely the best smartphone for people who make audio recordings. Even in noisy environments it still performs well.”

Overall, reviewers had plenty of love for the V20. Android Pit summed up opinions well, saying, “In short, the V20 has a lot to offer users who were scared away from the Galaxy Note 7. Throw in Android 7.0 Nougat and you can really see the appeal.”


Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)


VR-Zone

Built more for media junkies

from VR-Zone
In conclusion, at a retail price of S$998, the LG V20 is actually a smartphone that’s worth its price tag, especially if you are an avid photographer, videography, or audiophile. If there is any smartphone in the market that’s built for media junkies, it is without a doubt, the LG V20... Full review
The Indian Express

Buy this for the unique, not best, camera

from The Indian Express
Should you buy? Yes, if you can afford it and love a great camera which has the potential to be a conversation starter. The LG V20 is among the best Android flagships out there, but make sure you need the extra features for which you are going to be spending some serious money. The V20 is by no means cheap, and if you need a good flagship there are better options there... Full review
Gadget Review

Among the best phablet-sized smartphones on the market today

from Gadget Review

Where the V-series continues to trump others is with functionality – the LG V20 is packed to the gills with features, some of which you won’t find on other phones, like a cutting-edge HiFi Quad DAC for unrivaled headphone audio, secondary-screen tools, and wide-angle cameras. The useful UI tweaks and exceptionally robust manual camera controls do well to strengthen the experience from the software front, and if LG can make the right improvements moving forward, in areas like the screen quality and waterproofing, we’ll say that the V-series has a very bright future indeed.<... Full review

tech2

Feature rich smartphone, but cannot beat most flagships in the market

from tech2
There are a bunch of things that impressed me.The audio recording, playback capabilities and camera features get a thumbs up. Now while the camera is loaded with features, it is not quite up there when it comes to performance. The always-on display bar is practical and could go a long way. In terms of overall performance, I was impressed at how snappy and fluid the phone felt... Full review
GSMArena

The epitome of LG's technology and the embodiment of a no-comprise phone

from GSMArena
The LG V20 is a great phone, certainly the best out of LG - something that used to be reserved for the LG G line of devices. The design may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the attention to detail and the overall quality are undeniable. And the V20 isn't all about innovation - the phone upholds the high standard of being a flagship with a big display, a great camera, the latest processor, a fingerprint scanner and a quality build... Full review
G Style Magazine

Bye bye point and shoot camera

from G Style Magazine
The photos most of the latest smartphones produce are more than good enough and the added benefit of being able to upload these shots right away to your favorite social media sites is a huge plus. Not only that, you can edit your photos before posting which isn’t something you can really do on a regular camera. The convenience of a smartphone and the improved photo quality on a device like the LG V20 makes not having a real camera now and issue anymore with me on vacation... Full review
NDTV

Well worth considering seriously for its versatility and uniqueness

from NDTV
LG’s V20 it is a bit of a jack of all trades. It’s trying to be a lot of things, and in most cases, it succeeds – just without much finesse. While some phones have one standout feature as their calling card, this one offers not only dual cameras but also the second screen, impact-resistant body, and Android 7.0. High-quality sound recording might not be a much-sought-after feature but it’s a very handy bonus. We think that LG could have done a bit better in the styling department, and its software could use a lot more polish... Full review
Techgoondu

Makes a mark with B&O sound

from Techgoondu
If you’re looking for an Android phone, particularly a large-screen one after the Galaxy Note7 has gone off the market, the V20 should be on your list. You’d find it surprisingly attractive... Full review
Digit

Great audio performance, removable back and battery

from Digit
There’s no denying that the LG V20 is a fast and good phone. It’s just not in that absolute premium class. It’s not built like an iPhone, and it lacks the camera quality of the Pixel and iPhone. The primary reasons to purchase the LG V20, are its removable back and battery, and superior audio performance. If you’re part of that niche segment, the LG V20 is the only flagship that fulfills your needs... Full review
Gearburn

The definitive LG flagship this year

from Gearburn
The LG V20 offers a great but not excellent camera experience (in large part due to the extensive settings), rich audio playback and super-speedy performance. But those hoping to get some fantastic concert recordings will need to do just that – hope... Full review

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