So this week I got the chance to take a look at the LG V20, the new flagship phone from LG. The LG V20 is building from last year’s V10 and trying to be the best content creation smartphone in the world. For specs, the V20 comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM and dual 16 MP / 8 MP cameras. The build is more of a standard style phone and doesn’t have the modular components that the LG G5 has. The build is all metal and rugged. It feels much better in the hand then G5 from earlier this year.
Of course content creation is a prominent feature of the LG V20 and the dual cameras that sport a 16-megapixel primary lens with an f1.8 aperture and the wide angle 8 Megapixel lens with an f2.4 aperture. This dual camera setup gives you all the shooting options you need. There is also enhanced audio recording with the video that you can control the direction the sound is focused in while recording for a more professional feel to your video. To keep things stable there is Steady Record 2.0 build in to keep video moving smooth while you’re in motion. For audio LG has built in 4 different DACs inside the V20 to give you superior sound quality with recording and playback.
For software, it’s LG UX 5.0 running Android 7.0 Nougat. The first phone to do so outside of the Nexus line of phones. The UI is what you expect from LG. A bit cleaner it seemed than last year, but we’ll see how well it does when carriers add their bloat to it. They also continued with the secondary ticker display at the top of the V20 that provides shortcut and quick access to apps and features. To keep all this running LG has added a 3200 mAH battery with USB Type C fast changing so you won’t have to wait long to fill up.
It seems like LG has learned some lesson from the last two flagship smartphones they have put out and taking the safe but consistent route with the V20. We will need to test some more to give you our full review so stay tuned for that coming up shortly.