LG V20 

price₹ 31,990 onwards

launchDec, 2016

56.0

excellence score

58.0

value for money score

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Design

  • Excellent build quality - one of the best phones LG has ever made in this regard - built for durability and longevity
  • The phone is really well built, but it is not the prettiest, or most elegant phone out there - the focus is more on durability than aesthetics - so it doesn't look as premium as its price
  • Misses out on water resistance that is present in some other flagships
  • Not particularly easy to use with one hand

Display

  • Bright, attractive, flagship-level screen

Software

  • Unique (and useful) "secondary screen" functionality, that can be customized to your needs - serving notifications when the phone is in standby, and listing recent apps/favorite apps/most common contacts etc, when the phone is active
  • LG's highly customizable UI over Android is fairly pleasant to use

Performance

  • The performance with the Snapdragon 820 chipset shines, even compared against other S820-powered phones - the phone is fast and fluid throughout
  • The phone has bit of a tendency to heat up when put under stress

Camera

  • Dual-FoV cameras on the front and back are very good with excellent microphones and Qualcomm's EIS image stabilization
  • Having a wide-angle view in addition to the normal camera FoV for both the main camera and the selfie cam is fun leaving room for lots of experimentation in creative framing
  • The extensive manual controls offered by the V20 for both photos and video taking are matched by none other (not even Lumias)

Audio

  • The V20 loudspeaker is among the loudest on a phone, and the sound quality is excellent
  • The sound quality is excellent via headphones too
  • Very good call quality

Battery

  • Decent battery life - though lower than what the best phablets offer
  • Quick charging support and a replaceable battery

More

  • Transit drop compliant / shockproof
  • On the whole, the LG V20 is more a niche audience device, than a mainstream device - it is built for power users, camera fanatics, audio enthusiasts, and content creators - they’re the ones who would appreciate the full package of features that the V20 has to offer
  • Although manual video controls and Hi-Fi sound recording are great for photography pros/enthusiasts, the average user might find them a bit of an overkill for a phone

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LG V20 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat, Expected upgrade to 8.0 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS Quantum Display
  • Secondary display (160 x 1040 pixels; 2.1 inches)
  • Always on Display
  • Miracast
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Gorilla Glass 4
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall IC
  • Barometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.15 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 530
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3200 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight174 gm
Thickness7.6 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (16MP + 8MP)
  • 16MP (F/1.8 Aperture)
  • Laser Autofocus
  • Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Contrast Autofocus (For Photos & Videos)
  • Optical Image stabilization (OIS)
  • Auto Smile Capture
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Video HDR
  • Video Recording with Stereo Sound
  • Hi-Fi Video Recording
  • 75 Degree Wide Angle Lens
  • Low Cut Filter (LCF))
  • 8PM (F/2.4 Aperture; 135 Degree Wide Angle Lens)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • 120 Degree Wide Angle Lens
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
TV OutYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Quad DAC and B&O Play Speakers
  • HD Audio Recorder (StedyRecord 2.0)
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • Infrared Port
  • USB Type-C
  • Google Drive (with 100 GB Storage)

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