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LG V20

September 27, 2016

 

Earlier this month, LG unveiled their latest 'V' series phone -- the LG V20. After it's predecessor, the LG V10, the V20 is the second model in their relatively new 'V' series. It is also definitely the more stylish model with it's new aluminum build and premium look. No radical new design, or features, but the V20 is quite an impressive device.

 

DISPLAY AND PROCESSOR 

Returning, is the second screen that is located on top of the primary screen which allows quick access to recent apps, notifications, favorite contacts and your own custom greeting. The main screen is a 5.7" IPS LCD always-on display (1440 x 2560, 513ppi) and sports Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Out of the box, the V20 will be the first to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat. It will also have a quad-core 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 processor an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM.

 

 

BATTERY

Improving from the 3000 mAh battery on the V10, LG made the right move by including a bigger 3200 mAh removable battery on it's successor. With the added fuel, LG promises the V20 to have 20% better battery life than the V10. Not following in the same footsteps as the G5, the V20 will not have a bottom that can be pulled out . Instead, there will be a button on the side that allows you to eject the back off. 

 

 

CAMERA AND MEMORY

Similar to the setup on the LG G5, the V20 will be equipped with dual rear cameras. The primary camera will have a 16 mega-pixel standard lens and a f/18 aperture with the secondary camera sporting an 8 mega-pixel wide-angle lens (up to 135 degrees) and a f/2.4 aperture. A 5 mega-pixel shooter will occupy the front of the device which will also have a wide-angle feature of up to 120 degrees. To store your precious photos and videos, you will have 64GB of internal storage and up to 2TB via micro SD.

 

FEATURES

LG created the LG V20 with audiophiles in mind. With that said the V20 offers Hi-Fi recording with a high AOP mic (up to 132dB) which also allows you to customize the sound. Hi-Fi Quad DAC is a feature that reduces 50% of white noise and captures better sound detail.

 

Steady Record 2.0 was created to make video recording even smoother. This aims to get rid of shaky videos by using Qualcomm's electronic image stabilization (EIS) technology which is complemented by digital image stabilization (DIS) which further improves video quality in post-processing and helps minimize distortion. Add this technology with the wide-angle front/rear cameras and you have quite the smartphone for photography and videography.

 

 

Users can now use one of the built-in themes to customize the interface (changes to menu, app icons, font etc). Current selection of themes is minimal, but more themes are bound to pop up.

 

PROS:

  •  Excellent camera

  •  Excellent audio features

  •  Big removable battery

  •  Expandable memory up to 2GB

  •  Vibrant Screen(s)

CONS:

  •  No water resistance

  •  No wireless charging

  •  No app drawer unless you download a different launcher

The LG V20 is expected to be released on September 29th and come in either pink, titan or silver. Pricing has not yet been announced. Will you be picking up an LG V20?

 

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