LG V20 now available from T-Mobile

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Right on schedule, the LG V20 is available from T-Mobile.

The V20 is available from T-Mobile for $49.99 down and 24 monthly payments of $30 each, or $769.99 full retail. Customers that buy the LG V20 by November 20 will receive a free pair of B&O Play H3 earphones, worth $149. To get your earphones, you’ll need to point your browser here and fill out the redemption form by December 9.

LG’s V20 comes preloaded with Android 7.0, making it one of the first phones to run Nougat. That’s not the only notable feature of the V20, though, as it’s also got a secondary display above its main display that’ll show things like extended notifications and app shortcuts.

Around back, the V20’s got a dual rear camera setup. One is a 16-megapixel standard camera and an 8-megapixel wide angle camera. And then there’s the V20’s Quad DAC, which LG says will help audio played on the V20 sound clearer by minimizing distortion and ambient noise.

The V20 also has an interesting T-Mobile-specific feature. LG’s V20 is the first phone to work with T-Mobile’s AWS-3 spectrum, aka band 66. T-Mobile will use this spectrum to continue building out its LTE network.

Other features of the LG V20 include a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD slot, and a removable 3,200mAh battery. The V20 uses a USB Type-C port for recharging its battery, and Quick Charge 3.0 support is included.

With the recent demise of the Galaxy Note 7, the LG V20 could be a good replacement for Note 7 owners looking for another device to move to. Like the Note 7, the V20 has a large, high-res display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, and a microSD slot. Of course, T-Mobile’s new Google Pixel offer make those devices tempting for T-Mo customers in the market for a new smartphone, too.

Have you tried the LG V20 yet? If so, what do you think of it so far?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Daniel O.

    Picked one today and all I can say that it is a gorgeous device. It feels nice in the hand even with the Tech21 case (didnt liked the otterbox). Its pretty fast and the audio quality really impressed me. Coming from an iPhone 6 Plus and a quick stance with the Note 7 Im pleased. Oh and I like the little second dispaly, its quite handy and cool.

  • Gilmar P

    I just got mine today and the phone feels really nice with the metal back plate. Unfortunately, the rumors about the camera glass is real. I got my phone 4PM EST and around 11PM I was testing out the camera when I noticed some lens flares in the pictures. I turn my phone around and there it was, a cracked camera glass. I haven’t even had the phone for 24 hours, yet alone 12 hours. I hope LG does something about this, especially since I was excited to use this phone for the wide angle lens.

    • noh1bvisas

      don’t believe you. you only have 3!!! comments to your credit. troll alert.

      the phone has been out for over a month in S. Korea. if this was a widespread problem we would be hearing about it.

      I own V20, btw.

      • lomsha

        Dude you are the one trolling

  • Jess

    Good signal so far, went into the service mode screens to see the set ups. Interestingly, Band 66 does not show up in the list of LTE bands I figured it would. Other than that, the device looks very nice it’s snappy and the screen is a good size, decent build too. Will take it out tomorrow for a ride to see how well it does in the areas a I frequent. Haven’t had the chance to play with the camera will do that tomorrow as well.

    • noh1bvisas

      how does one get into the “service mode”? band 66 isn’t rolled out, yet. i’m curious if it’s in my area yet, or not.

      i ran an internet speed test. i was gett 24mps on my g3 at home. 37mps on the v20.

      • james

        It just falls under lte but they havent rolled out 66 spectrum yet start soon

        • noh1bvisas

          tmo told me the 256QAM will be rolled out in my area next month. waiting for that.

        • james

          Im jellous im sure my area will be a while

        • Jess

          Thanks for the tip, just thought it would be listed separately. And yes B66 hasn’t rolled out yet, at least in my area it hasn’t.

      • james

        29mbs tmobile tower 60 mbs charter

  • I’ve had mine’s since the 20th. I was going back and forth on whether to take it back, for an S7, but decided to hold on to it. I don’t plan on keeping it for 2 years though. It’s not as snappy as the Note 7, I’ve had a few instances of lag. I had a V10 for 9 months before the Note 7,so I’m familiar with their UI. I’ve already installed Nova Launcher. I just feel like the phone is too much. I feel like if I’m paying this much, it should be for a Samsung. It’s a cool phone,but I wasn’t really that excited about it. I wish the battery was bigger. I wish they’d make a version with a stylus

    • noh1bvisas

      “I feel like if I’m paying this much, it should be for a Samsung.”

      i suppose the exploding feature does add value.

      • Neither of mines deployed or overheated, so that’s kind of invalid

        • noh1bvisas

          sounds like you may have dodged a bullet. why risk it?

    • noh1bvisas

      no offense, but i think your opinion has a bit of “sour grapes” to it:

      “I feel like if I’m paying this much, it should be for a Samsung.”
      “I wish they’d make a version with a stylus”

      • I’m not offended. I am ticked that I have to return a great phone. Their is no other phone that fits all of my needs. So… Yeah. This comment was kind of pointless

    • DILAW IDDAHLA

      I got this phone on the 24th. I think I will take it back and get something else for $500 – $550. I think this phone should be sold for $500 max. The 2nd screen is an ok feature, but I wish when watching videos the screen would combine both screens to make a bigger one. With it’s size, I prefer is the phone had 1 big screen instead of the 2nd screen taking up space since I barely use it. Battery life on this phone is ok at best. I got 4.3 hours on screen time, but I wish I can get around 6 or even 5 hours. Camera is nice, but I wish video recording was a little better. The phone is a good phone, but not worth over $500 imo. The V10 is selling for $280 brand new and I know this V20 will be around that much in a year

  • Trevnerdio

    Besides my (very annoying) text messages only being received ~85% of the time issue, I love the phone, it’s wonderful. Everyone’s doing me a frighten about this camera glass, though…

    • Gilmar P

      My camera glass already broke within 7 hours of having the phone…

      • noh1bvisas

        don’t believe you. you only have 3!!! comments to your credit. troll alert.

        the phone has been out for over a month in S. Korea. if this was a widespread problem we would be hearing about it.

        I own a v20, btw.

        • livewire1981

          While they may be a troll, there are a few articles about it on the net. Nothing concrete though.

        • noh1bvisas

          there was one, documented incident. by the same person who had to retract his note7 gorilla glass 5 scratch test because it was residue left on the glass from the pic, not a scratch.

          in the v20’s case, he scratched the camera lens with a #7 pic before it cracked.

        • livewire1981

          Cool, thanks for the update. I found the stories hard to believe, tbh.

        • J.J.

          i guess we will have to wait and see. reports of major flaws always pop up with new phones and then disappear into the night. the conspiracy in me thinks competitors fabricate some of these to shutter sales

        • Gilmar P

          Three comments because it’s a new thread. How can I attach a picture to show you guys?

        • noh1bvisas

          three total comments in your history.

        • Gilmar P

          Oh sorry I read that wrong. I only started now because I’ve seen some of the rumors about it and was hoping they wouldn’t be true. Unfortunately, at least for my unit, the rumors are true. Should I take a picture and put it on twitter or another platform? Which is best to use here?

        • thepanttherlady

          To post a pic upload it to photo bucket, imgur etc and post the link here. When I see it I’ll approve it.

        • Gilmar P
        • noh1bvisas

          yeah, and it looks like something impacted the lens. did you get in touch with TMO like they asked?

        • Gilmar P

          I did, but since LG has not said anything about it officially the only thing TMO can do is replace the unit after a $175 insurance deductible…

        • Gilmar P

          Look at my reply to thepanttherlady

        • noh1bvisas

          so, where’s the pic?

        • Gilmar P
        • noh1bvisas

          looks like an impact mark on the upper lefthand side.

    • noh1bvisas

      you posted about the text issue the other day. did you ever call tmo and report it?

      • Trevnerdio

        Haven’t yet, will do that today. I have 8 more days of my remorse period, I believe, and if they can’t at least offer me a reasonable band-aid in the meantime, I’ll be returning the phone, unfortunately. It’s pretty great otherwise, but I’ve even tried wiping the phone twice now, and while it’s gotten better, I’m still not receiving texts sometimes. Solid, albeit weak, LTE signal. Haven’t tested Wi-Fi calling since the wipe.

  • TheRealKingSen

    Almost $800 for a LG phone. Lol

    • noh1bvisas

      i paid $569 after trading in a $20 phone i bought off craigslist. that was a pre-order promo, though.

      • J.J.

        i couldnt use that with jod, but the cost did not bother me much since ill probably swap it for a s8edge in april/may on jod

  • noh1bvisas

    Here are my impressions after 2 days with the v20. I upgraded from a G3:

    feels more premium
    bigger screen
    2nd screen
    no t mobile branding on the phone (LOVE that)
    Quad DAC is very noticeable (cleaner sound, crisper highs and distinct lows without being boomey)
    i think the sound was better even with my wireless buds where the Quad DAC doesn’t work
    faster than the g3
    liking nougat, so far
    built in themes (love the dark high-contrast theme)

    things i’m not crazy about but i’ll adjust:
    no led indicator but the “always on” 2nd screen shows notifications.
    the volume button are on the side, instead of the back

    • 30014

      Does it have any T-Mobile bloatware? If so, can it be uninstalled? I haven’t purchased a phone from T-Mobile since the G2, everything since then has been nexus devices. I’m interested in the monthly payment offering to purchase the phone but only if it’s bloat free.

      • noh1bvisas

        it has the usual tmobile: (tv – can be uninstalled) & voicemail – can be uninstalled). i’m more irked about all the google bloatware that cannot be uninstalled. LG has incluced their health ap and something called smartworld (haven’t tried that out) but both can be uninstalled.

    • Omar Cardenas

      Same thing with my tmobile lg g5 no tmobile branding i love that!!! The only branding it has is the LG one at the front in the bottom. I wish tmobile did that no branding on all there other phones not just lg phones..

    • PiCASSiMO

      How do I enable the dark high-contrast theme?

      • noh1bvisas

        settings>theme

      • J.J.

        settings, under theme i use “black gold” theme

        • PiCASSiMO

          Got it… thank you.

  • Benben

    One plus 3 399$ better phone better specs

    • noh1bvisas

      not good enough to make a real login, apparently.

      i considered the 1+3, but no wifi-calling and sketchy software support killed it for me.

      • J.J.

        yea also my 256 gb sd card needed a home lol

  • Michelle Meisinger

    LG v20 is s nice phone, but I prefer the Samsung Note 7. I miss my Note 7.

    • J.J.

      agreed. ive had the v20 for over a week and i like it alot but….Rip note 7

  • james

    Sounds like a bunch of zellous samsung lovers. This phone is way cooler than the exploding note 7.

    • Bradley Karas

      I dunno about “way cooler” but it’s just as good

    • Omar Lozada

      it’s a good phone, but not as cool or great as a note 7.
      great specs, but I will be missing my blue note 7 for months to come.
      had the phone for more than a week and I can’t help to think and miss my note 7.

      • noh1bvisas

        the note 7 was the biggest debacle in the history of phones. not just cell phones. ALL phones since alexander grahm bell uttered the words “watson, come here”.

      • james

        I had note 7 felt like they were trying to cram to many features in it so problem being nothing was amazing. Because they were all over the place but i understand some people like all the bells and whistles. I think the audio quality on lgv20 is amazing just tried out the recording on it amazing aswell i gave samsung a chance. They blew it. I went from v10 to note 7 to v20 ill stick with v series i might gove pixel a chance

    • Bradley Karas

      Nah man I like this phone a lot

  • Bradley Karas

    Had this phone for over a week….yes I miss my Note 7 but this phone is great! Fixed the connectivity issues that plagued the G5, it’s fast, the camera is sick, tidal streaming via Bluetooth sounds amazing compared to the S7 and the second screen is a nice little feature. Wish they would be more clear about MIMO with this phone cause I’m getting conflicting stories but it is qam and 3xCA capable so I’m not really seeing a need for MIMO at this time. Speeds I’ve clocked on average have been 60 down (highest 140 down) and 20 up on OOKLA

    • noh1bvisas

      i thought i might be imagining that wireless streaming sounds better on the v20.

      have you tried wired? the Quad DAC makes a noticeable difference.

      regarding ookla, i’ve went from 24 download to 37 download. i don’t remember the up.

      • Bradley Karas

        I haven’t…I have Beats solo 3 wireless headphones so I haven’t had a need but with tidal already being HiFi it sounds amazing.

  • Panzer

    Been considering this phone for a while now; I’ll wait a month or two to see how things shake out before pulling the trigger on another Upgrade after the Note 7.

  • PiCASSiMO

    I have a LG G4 that is my 5th after several warranty claims. The first had boot loop, while the next had camera issues, and the last ones had WiFi connectivity issues. Ultimately, T-Mobile ran out of G4s to give me and offered and S6 which I kept the G4.

    The G4 cost me $325 back in November 2015 and I just got the V20. Did some camera comparisons between the G4 and V20 and here’s my unprofessional findings:

    The V20 videos, although a little better in quality, they are not what I expected from a 2016 flagship devices. Sounds great, but not much of an improvement over the G4.

    The V20 pictures, are VERY disappointing. Initially set on the 12MP 16:9, I changed it to the 16MP 4:3, I found pictures to be more watercolour and less sharp than the G4. This is especially true when looking at grass blades and bricks.

    Tried this in both auto and manual mode, and still the G4 came ahead. Loss of detail is very disappointing, especially when I’ve paid more than double the G4 ($770) for this phone.

    Sadly, I’m going to return this back to T-Mobile and wait a little until the S8 comes out (hopefully without the home button and backwards capacitive keys). Maybe by that time the Pixel XL 128GB will drop in price and I’ll consider that.

    Even though the phone experience is snappy and fast, and I kind of like the second top screen, along with the finger print reader, it’s the camera that makes or breaks the phone for me. And in this case, it is very disappointing to have the G4 beat it.

    • noh1bvisas

      “I have a LG G4 that is my 5th after several warranty claims.”

      you lost me there. if i had had a phone that needing replacing FIVE times, i would never give the brand a chance again. frankly it wouldn’t take five. once, ok. twice, highly unlikely. i would move on.

      • PiCASSiMO

        How can I move on to another brand? I’m stuck with the phone, unless I try selling it for less than its worth ($65 was offered by T-Mobile).

        • noh1bvisas

          “Ultimately, T-Mobile ran out of G4s to give me and offered and S6 which I kept the G4”

          And then you bought a v20?

        • PiCASSiMO

          S6 was, like the other G4s, a factory refurb. But it was a 32GB model without SD card that I had pictures, videos, and MP3s on from the G4. Besides, I had the physical home button and the reversed capacitive keys on the Galaxy phones.

          And yes, then I bought a V20, a few months later.

        • noh1bvisas

          i have over 3000 photos on my phone – takes up about 3g. back to my original statement.

        • PiCASSiMO

          What size of pictures are you taking? 16MP pictures are 3 to 4 MB. You should be using between 9 to 12GB of pictures of the available 25GB from fresh install. 32GB is a joke with additional apps and normal pictures and HD videos

        • noh1bvisas

          back to my original post…

        • Francisco Peña

          I have a g4 and have 22gb used with 1650 photos in the camera folder.

        • PiCASSiMO

          That works out to be about 13MB per picture… I double checked my 16MP G4 pics and they average 7-8 MB each.

    • PiCASSiMO

      Not sure if this link will come through, but I’ve uploaded G4 vs V20 pictures, cropped at 100% to show the old G4 is better than the V20:

      https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxQq_IwJs6i3ZkltQ3pYdTUzeE0?usp=sharing

      • PiCASSiMO

        I think I figured out why the G4 (along with G5 and V10) camera is better at the resolution output compared to the V20:

        These all use the Sony IMX234 (5312 x 2988) 16 MP sensor that is 6.828 mm (1/2.6″) diagonally. Compared to the newer IMX298 (4608 x 3456) 16 MP that is smaller at 6.40 mm (1/2.8″). It’s smaller but appears to be using the same 1.12 μm pixel size.

        Now, compare that to the larger IMX378 (4032 x 3024) 12.2 MP sensor that at 7.81 mm (1/2.3″) and 1.55 μm pixel size, is used by the Google Pixel/Pixel XL, which appear is what I think LG should have stuck in their V20 from the beginning along with the IOS, they would have made a killer phone that I wouldn’t return tomorrow back to T-Mobile.

    • priap1sm

      I thought it was literally the same camera? Weird.

      • PiCASSiMO

        Only the G5 (non-wide) and V10 share the same sensor. The V20 has its own where the 16MP is non the 16:9 ratio, rather 4:3 (so everything looks cropped on left and right sides of the frame).

        Watch this video (LG V20 Camera Shootout Part 1: Photo & Video Stabilzation) to see exactly what I mean about “clarity”:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBEQEKlgXNU

  • mreveryphone

    I pre-ordered it and returned it before it released… I couldn’t take the half-baked software… Good try LG but try again. I thought this was going to hold me over from the note 7 fiasco but it did not… S7 Edge it will be until the S8 drops!

    • noh1bvisas

      half-baked? good one, since you are still flying with your note 7.

      • mreveryphone

        Yeah… Phone is trash… The UI is a mess and the second screen should be at the bottom and not the top…

        • noh1bvisas

          would you like it more if it caught on fire? you seem to really like that feature.

        • mreveryphone

          Yes! Best feature ever!

        • noh1bvisas

          except you’ve never used one.

        • Philly Jim

          Don’t know how long you where actually using the phone, I’ve had just about every High End phone on the market for the past several years, I usually have the phones and just switch sims every other week, i wad Leary about buying this phone add it would be my first LG phone and with out making this post a Mike long all I can say is that i am extremely happy with my decision slapped Nova prime on the phone 5 minutes after in boxing , every one is entitled to there opinion but trash is way out of line going to jump from my HTC 10 to the LG V 20 and going to give up my ONE plus 2 which just got Nougot a few days ago plus the two hundred$ credit , about the only thing that bothers me is the two hundred$ card is that if you use it to pay down the phone it only takes 200$ in monthly charges on the back end meaning instead of 24’payments you only have to pay for 18’as an original jump customer I jump to a different phone every six months or so , but I’m sure I’ll find something to use the visa gift card for something , I’ve been rooting and using custom kernels since my first smartphone which was the HTC Hero , not really necessary anymore , I love the phone it’s my new Daily driver , it’s far from trash and anyone saying so must be a little illiterate.Have a great week

        • mreveryphone

          I’ve used just about every high end phone phone for the past 4 to 5 years so I know a thing or two about these smartphones that keep us so entertained from leaks to release dates to after the buzz reviews… I used the V20 for a week, The LG V20 “to me” is trash and needs to go back to the drawing board… The camera and DAC are the only things it has going for it. The camera isn’t doing anything groundbreaking to make it stand out from the crowd other than giving you manual control which only a niche few will know how to use… The DAC is really only the saving grace for this phone as it does add another level for audiophiles… The lcd screen is poor, the UI is a mess and the top second screen is uninspired at best. LG chooses what gets put up there other than a few apps that the user gets to put up there… I buy all my phone’s outright so incentives and trade-in’s don’t excite me. But I’m a little illiterate so what do I know…

        • noh1bvisas

          except you cancelled the order before you ever used the v20. are we going to go through this AGAIN?

        • thepanttherlady

          No, we’re not. You’ve been harping on this for far too long now. Get over it and move on.

        • noh1bvisas

          well, if you are going to side with liars, i’ll stop contributing to this site. going to delete all my useful posts now. bye bye, bitch.

        • mreveryphone

          That’s so disrespectful… And I don’t think you contributed anything of use to this site or any other’s you comment on… You’re an immature individual that needs internet attention… Sad… Very sad…

        • noh1bvisas

          a site is only as good as it’s content. i’ve deleted all my knowledge that i took the time to share. if they prefer trolls like you to solid content, they got it. blocking you now, asswipe.

        • mreveryphone

          You’re the troll lol..

        • mreveryphone

          Dude.. I used the phone for a week. I have no reason to lie about anything on this site. I just dropped the phone off at the UPS store yesterday.

    • gmo8492

      There have been zero issues since I have had my V20. What problems did you run into again?

      • mreveryphone

        My issues are all personal preference. From the hardware to the software the phone is trash… Never again will I buy another LG phone. It’s just very uninspired to me…

    • noh1bvisas

      warning: in the post above trolleveryphone changed “arrived” to “released”.

      in other words, he’s never used the phone.

      • mreveryphone

        Lol… I’m sure everyone cares discus police!

  • Tinger12

    I’ve had this phone since the 25th. I love the feel and size (coming from a 6s Plus). The screen is much better to me than the 6s Plus. The battery life is about what I expected from a high end Android device. I need a sleeve as it is quite slippery. As for the camera bump, it is a bit annoying and I do see where the glass could be an issue, but I also don’t toss my phone around or stuff it in my pockets like many do. The jury is still out on the camera glass. It’s performance is quite good and I have experienced no lag or other performance issues. I traded in a $60 BLU R1 HD for the $200 dollar credit (Tmo gave me zero for the trade). I am going to keep this one and hope the camera glass is not really an issue but people who can’t take care of their phones.

  • noh1bvisas

    someone below was saying the v20 took blurry pics. go here, scroll down a bit and click on the pic. in the full size you can clearly make out the individual pixels in the pic i took with my v20.

    replace ‘dot’ with ‘.’
    androidauthority dot com/lg-v20-available-canada-us-unlocked-version-coming-november-725341/

    • My New Orderz

      The front camera pics are nasty Looks like ghosting and 3D like. I’m wondering what’s going on with that?

      • noh1bvisas

        no clue. mine is fine.

      • gmo8492

        The automode jacking up the iso and pictures looking a bit fuzzy. I’ve had my V20 for a little less than a week and the pictures have come out great. Like the reviewer from pocketnow said, you can take full advantage of the manual mode for some really impressive shots that can compare to an iphone or even the defunct Note 7.

        • noh1bvisas

          he/she is talking about the front/selfie camera. no manual there.

        • gmo8492

          Oh, but I haven’t even experienced anything that they’re describing.

        • noh1bvisas

          i like the “beauty” focus on the selfie cam. hides wrinkles nicely. hahahahaha

  • el_perezo

    Need help with two things. The plastic that comes on screen is not an actual protector right? And second, is anyone else getting like fuzzy green outline when taking pic in manual mode? Is that normal?

    • noh1bvisas

      some reviewers are calling the plastic a screen protector. i took mine off – don’t use any screen protector but i’m not hard on my phones. 2.5 years with my g3 and the screen is perfect.

      one reviewer, who managed to break the camera screen after scratching it with a #7 pic said to leave the plastic on the camera side. i’m doing it for now to see how the camera glass “scandal” plays out. i think it’s bogus, but better safe than sorry for now.

      regarding the green outline, if you are talking about what shows on the screen but not in the pic, it is a depth of field focus to show exactly what the camera is focusing on – the manual focus (look at the focus MF setting). you can adjust what it is focusing on using the slider on the side.

      • el_perezo

        Thanks. Answered everything.

  • Cam Fas

    Does it have 256qam ? 4x4mimo?

    • noh1bvisas

      256QAM, yes. tmo is just rolling out that technology. i was told “sometime in November” in my area. call tmo for yours.
      4×4, is up for debate. nobody can get a straight answer. the chip supports it but it needs 4 antennas instead of 2. nobody knows how many it has.

  • Jose M

    Too many mixed reviews for me. Camera not up to par for a device in this price range.

    • noh1bvisas

      such as? there’s some actual owners posters posting here.

      never mind. i see from your history it wasn’t a serious option for you:

      “Jose M 18 days ago
      Agreed, I’m staying with Samsung, i’m holding onto my Note 4 till next year.

      Jose M 18 days ago
      Good move on Samsung’s part, now they can focus on the S8, I hope they do it right. I’ll patiently wait for the Note 8 as well.”

      • el_perezo

        Haha burned. So far im loving the phone. Im not a big picture taker, but i find myself constantyl sending pics to my wifes iphone 7 plus to show her how much better my phone is. Only thing i wish for is water resistants. Im a firefighter so wish it had that.

    • zp

      It’s not?

  • noh1bvisas

    Here are my impressions after 3 days with the v20. I upgraded from a G3:

    feels more premium
    bigger screen
    2nd screen
    no t mobile branding on the phone (LOVE that)
    Quad DAC is very noticeable (cleaner sound, crisper highs and distinct lows without being boomey)
    i think the sound was better even with my wireless buds where the Quad DAC doesn’t work
    faster than the g3
    liking nougat, so far
    built in themes (love the dark high-contrast theme)

    things i’m not crazy about but i’ll adjust:
    no led indicator but the “always on” 2nd screen shows notifications.
    the volume button are on the side, instead of the back

  • Walt

    LG phones suck!

    • james

      Lg rocks u r so blinded by samsung or apple

    • FILA

      Nexus 5 was the greatest phone ever

  • Nain Romero

    the V20 feels like a bigger G5. the software is the same so even if its running a new version of android it doesnt feel like im actually getting anything out of it. its fast with a nice sized screen but i had to return mine after a day of using it. something about that top screeb felt weird to me, would have been better placed at the bottom. i found a google pixel XL on craigslist for $900 and I dont regret it.

  • vplaza

    Finally had the chance to play with the V20 at a T-Mo store. Very nice phone but it seems to be lacking a few things for me. The second screen looks more like a novelty than anything else at the moment, without a lot of real utility. Maybe they’ll fix it with an update to allow more customization for it.

    I’m sure it is perfect for some folks, but for that price, it doesn’t check all the boxes that I’d want. It certainly felt fast and you knew you had a premium phone in your hand.

  • FILA

    I LOVE my new 5 inch Pixel. This is the phone to get! I know wrong thread but 2 great phones released at the end of the year here.

    • GersonT1000

      Yes, the Pixel is much better because it has removable battery, expandable memory, IR blaster, the best video shooting mode in smartphones, dual camera in the back, and a strong all metal construction. What? Pixel doesn’t have those things? Oh.

      BTW, I don’t have the V20. I got a G5 which I ‘downgraded’ to when the Note 7 fiasco happened, and I’m saving $15 a month. I’m very happy I went with it. The only downside is that it’s not a vibrant AMOLED like Samsungs and that I don’t like on screen buttons.

      • Aaron Davis

        Actually, the V20 isn’t all metal, the top and bottom bezels are plastic.

        Everything else is accurate though.

  • Drewski

    This particular phone right here is Fabulous. I recommend getting the phone asap. A Better replacement for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, just until the s8 comes out in stores that time, or perhaps Samsung will rebrand the Samsung Note 8 into something else different.

  • Aiden

    Whatever happened to the V10 getting a further discount now that the V20 is officially out? I know it’s $499 now but thought it was supposed to go down to $399 and even one TMO Store in DC said they rang one up at $349 while doing an upgrade. I could never duplicate this discount at any other Tmo Store and every it still shows $499.

    • Acdc1a

      They are extremely cheap on the secondary market. Mywit had them for $219 and $199 dependent on condition.

      • Aiden

        I needed to jump from my iPhone 6s to this. I still have to fulfill my JOD terms. I got a free iPhone 7 with iPhone trade in on one of my other lines and now the 6s isn’t being used. Good opportunity to get my mother in law into a new phone since she’s still using an old Note 3.

        • Critic4U

          Give your mother in law the iphone 6s, then your problem is solved, I would just tell her that you could teach her how to use it. Just throwing out ideas good luck on your decision.

        • Aiden

          Thanks, I might in fact just do that. I wanted to get off the 30/mo payment and get into the V10 at $400 cos then payments would be way less than $20 per month. Trying to reduce my bill in as many ways as possible

      • zp

        I sold mine for $275.

  • bruce

    Love the fm radio

    • james

      Yeah thats new for tmobile

  • Bryck

    Love the phone, but to expensive for me.

  • PC_Tool

    T-Mo version now has Root and TWRP as well. Still pretty involved to get it all up and running, but definitely some good news!

  • Bemi

    I got the V20 to replace my Note 7. Needless to say I am not feeling it. The camera for starters just doesn’t seems right. Im not into the whole manual mode. It’s gonna go back for more than likely an S7 edge. I’ll just use that till the Note 8 comes out. I guess I’m too use to Samsung it just didn’t have some of the things I was use to.

  • caucasionally

    I’ll be getting this phone on my sprint line while I have the G5 on my T-Mobile line. The V20 seems like a beast. Not sure if I’d get it if I only had one phone, though. Sometimes a smaller phone is just more practical. On a random note, I’m not sure if it was posted on here or not. The G5 is now on T-Mobile’s update page for it to get Nougat. It’s in the Manufacturers development stage. Exciting!

  • gr8gatzby

    Disappointed with V20 after 3 days but giving it more time, though likely switching to Pixel.

    1) cheap and fragile feel
    2) non-waterproof
    3) camera doesn’t come close to GN7 quality/speed.
    4) Rear cover has popped loose twice via normal use, but won’t come off when I try to remove it intentionally(wtf?)

  • zp

    Is anyone able to register for the B&O headphones promo? I have been getting an error message about my IMEI since the 26th. It’s really annoying. LG has not helped.

    • Aaron Davis

      Don’t include the dashes in the IMEI, just the numbers.

      It did the same thing to me the first time I tried it, said the IMEI wasn’t eligible.

      Went back and removed the dashes, and it worked.

      • zp

        I haven’t included the dashes. Clearly, someone input my IMEI incorrectly or it’s not in the database. I can’t get anyone at LG or T-Mobile to help me. This is as frustrating as my debacle with the Note 7. I am not a happy customer.

  • Genecio

    Did anyone that pre-ordered receive their ( Up to $200) e-check rebate yet?

    • Brad

      Nope! Called LG three times they told me to contact TMobile who told me that’s a LG promotion to call them! T-Mobile did get my trade-in and credited my account. Love the free B&O headphones, but just sent my LG V20 back to T-Mobile due to getting screwed out of $193 from LG! My LG V 10 will be my last LG product due to this fraud! I did love the camera and battery life on the V20, but LG designs are boring. Loved my G4 and V10 for style. Oh well, best of luck getting your promotion from LG!

      • Genecio

        I just received my e-check (via email) today…..so they really make good on their promises.

        Retrieve your check now
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        How to use this check:

        Click the button below to retrieve the check from our secure online system.
        Print on a standard printer, no special paper or inks are required.
        Deposit like normal at any bank or credit union.
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        DETAILS FOR CHECK #41375
        $200.00

        MEMO
        1631-v20tradeinoffer
        PAYMENT FROM
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        P.O. Box 520988
        Longwood, FL 32752
        ISSUED AT
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  • Larry E

    Sad to see all these people with less than stellar opinions of this phone. I really wanted a phone with removable battery. If the S8 or Note8 don’t come with removable battery, I’m switching to Apple. If I’m going to get stuck with a non-removable battery, at least Apple has a better warranty program and higher resale values.