Specs summary


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


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


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

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.

64 GB

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


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

Based on 31 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)

Android Guys

An absolute beast on the spec sheet

from Android Guys
The V20 is still one of the best phones you can get today. It has great build quality, a great camera, good battery life, and the best audio experience on the market. It might not stand up to some 2017 flagships, but if you can find it for the right price, it's a good choice... Full review

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Full Specs

Release date September 30, 2016
Regions available USA, Canada
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 Quad core 2.15 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
64 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.97 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
960 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 6.7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Pink, Silver, Titan
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.0 x 7.8 x 0.8 cm
(6.3 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 174 grams
(6.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 513 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display LCD, 1040 x 160 pixels, 2.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 16+ megapixels
Dual Lens Yes
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Dual camera feature (16 MP 2nd camera), Exposure compensation, HDR, Slow motion recording (HD 120fps), Time lapse, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Wide angle
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments
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