LG - V20 64GB - Titan (Verizon)

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Talk to friends and family with this LG V20 smartphone. Its Android Nougat operating system lets you switch between apps seamlessly, and the 135-degree front and rear camera lenses let you fit more people into your photos. Listen to clear, high-quality music with the Quad DAC audio of this LG V20 smartphone.
$28.00/mo.
for 24 months
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$0.00 down for qualified customers. Tax on full retail price due at time of sale. 0% APR, Full price: $672.00.

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Overview

What's Included


  • LG V20
  • 3200 mAh Battery
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (42 out of 49)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor

Octa-core 2.15GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 7.1 Nougat OS

Makes it easier to take action in the moment, with more personalized settings and smarter notifications.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.7" IPS Quad HD touch screen

Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing of videos, photos and games.

16MP and 8 MP dual rear and 5MP front cameras

Front and rear Wide Angle Lenses give you three times more room to fit everyone in the frame.

64GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Extensive storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 2TB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.*

Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure

Swipe your finger on the backside sensor panel to unlock your phone.

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

Listen to your favorite tunes

Store and play your MP3 files on your phone.

Requires a voice plan and data package.

Early termination fee of $350.

* Depends on device memory and network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.


Customer rating

4.2
86%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.1

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best phone for me

    Posted
    Jonathan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I don't know if I'm considered a "power user" but when deciding on a new phone the features I was looking for (at least 32gb of on board storage - it has 64gb!!, expandable storage, current high end specs, removable battery, and great audio, great camera, great fingerprint sensor (very convenient) not Samsung - not that I wouldn't recommend a Samsung phone) were only offered by the V20. So my choice was clear. The runners up were the pixel (no expandable storage or reliable battery, OR AUDIO JACK!) and the galaxy edge (no removable battery and I wanted to venture away from Samsung). To be honest, the phone I really wanted was the note 7, but that was a disaster. Back to the V20, it's great! I'm a headphone enthusiast, so that quad DAC has been great. I installed the 128gb memory stick from my last phone, Note 4. Listening to music has been a joy, through the audio jack. The speaker is less than stellar. There are other phones that are louder and clearer. It isn't bad though, I listen to podcasts, watch YouTube and it sounds good but the speaker doesn't use the DAC. I'm sure it'll be just fine for the vast majority of people. Performance is smooth and fast. I went to the developers menu and cut the animations in half so it feels faster and more responsive. If you have an older or newer phone and felt like it was getting old or sluggish, I recommend trying that before getting another phone. There were a few times when the phone froze for a second or two, scrolling became unresponsive. I'm not sure what may happened. It might have been updating apps or I was jumping around between apps and games and video and audio too much or Nougat was doing something in the background. Since the problem fixed itself quickly, I wasn't really able to diagnose what was going on. Generally speaking, the phone is fast and fluid. The camera is fast and takes great shots, even on automatic. I hear manual is even better but I haven't tried it yet. And with 64gb and expandable storage, you can take MANY photos and videos before worrying about how much space you have left. It takes in a lot of light, so low light performance is really good. You can still see the digital processing so it isn't gonna replace a good DSLR or other high quality camera, but for a phone it's definitely one of the best, if not the best, easily competing with the pixel, galaxies, and iPhone 7. So far, my only gripe is that the quick launch shortcut (double tapping the volume down while the screen is off) is hardly quick. I've found it faster to just unlock the phone and launch the app. :/ Security. The fingerprint sensor is fast and responsive. You can register multiple fingerprints, so if you have a bandage on your index tip, like I do right now, you can use your middle finger (or pinky, if you like) or your other hand. I was delighted that it didn't have trouble reading my fingerprints, as I've had trouble with them in the past. It does require some technique though. Others, including myself, have found that it can take multiple attempts for it to register. I've discovered that because the sensor is on the back, your finger isn't always where it needs to be. Your finger slides onto it or it rolls. And that will lead to an error in the reading. But if you tap your finger on the sensor, you won't have have problems. I think I would've preferred to have the sensor in the front. Another thing about using the fingerprints is you have to create a knock knock code. There are times when it won't let you use your fingerprints. So you better pay attention when you create it or you may get locked out of your phone. Bonus features, aka gimmicks. Qslide (a quick mini window app launcher not unlike the Samsung Note's floating, multi window tech) is neat but has limited functionality. It is limited only to default apps like phone, messaging, email. It doesn't support Gmail or hangouts, or any other third party alternatives, which is a bummer. Another big disappointment is that, on Verizon, the only Smart feature available is the battery saver. Boo Verizon! There are workarounds for enabling some Smart features like launching a default app for when you plug in to the audio jack or connect Bluetooth, but the feature I wanted most, when to automatically turn WiFi and data on/off based on location, was completely disabled. Normally, you would set up locations, home or work etc, and based on your location it would automatically switch between WiFi and data. A great feature that you would normally have to hack into your phone was built in and disabled! A month later, I still find that aggravating. WHY VERIZON?? At least, give us an answer! Verizon has a history of gimping phones and installing things you don't want or need. For example, my Note 4 and galaxy S3 were supposed to have fm tuners but were either taken out or disabled. Other than that, being able to customize the bottom touch screen buttons is a welcome feature. The wallpaper options are neat, like the 360 or animated wallpapers, or the wallpapers that use the first initial of your signature and superimposes it on the image. It would be nice if they let you choose the colors and position of the initial, though. Samsung-style system wide themes are a nice touch, although there are only three options at the moment. Hopefully, more will come. I really like the way you shrink the screen the by sliding your finger across the menu buttons in the direction you want to screen to be positioned (left or right). The memo app is odd because it requires a stylus that should've been built in, like with the Note. The second screen is an odd duck. It's too high to use one handed. Because it's an lcd and not an amoled, you can see where the screen ends and the camera begins which can make for a less than uniform look at times. It isn't bad, but you notice it from time to time. There are lots of ways to customize so you can keep it from getting too cluttered. I try to use it but I usually find it to be the least convenient way to do things. The battery is my biggest disappointment. I wish it were bigger. I would gladly take a thicker phone if that meant it would survive a whole day of heavy usage. As is though, it's fine. It'll last an entire day of occasional phone calls, messaging, Internet browsing, Twitter, and an hour or two of YouTube and podcasts. But that's because the battery is brand new. Put a year's worth of cycles through it and that'll change. That's why having a removable battery is so important to me. I don't upgrade every year. I always plan on keeping it over two years. I mean, why get a new phone the second you finish paying off the last one? I don't do that with cars or houses or anything else. So, all in all. It's a great phone. It should've had a larger battery, the second screen is more of a novelty, some of its design choices calls for a stylus that isn't included, Verizon killed the Smart features, it freezes sometimes, I miss having an always present home button, I do prefer the warmer tone and true blacks of amoled screens. But it has the best audio(through the jack, also it has a jack!), great camera, especially in low light, fast and powerful, expandable storage, a removable battery, and running the latest version of Android. Too me, this is the most future proof phone in the market. And that means a lot. If that is what means the most to you, then this is your phone. I will also add that Verizon sells this for $200 less than the suggested retail price at around $670, another bonus, which also makes this one of the cheaper options for flag ship phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect phone for me

    Posted
    SpartanGrad
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was one of the Samsung Note 7 victims & it turns out I am glad for it as I like the LG V20 even more. Size is the same without the curved edges that I found annoying, especially with screen protectors. My eyes can't notice the difference with the lack of Samsung's OLED screen. I had & used the Note 7 for a few weeks before returning it & I have no complaints with the color, clarity & brightness of the V20. And here is what makes the LG V20 better than the Note 7...removable battery, DAC audio (I like listening to music). And the battery lasts longer than the Note 7. Specs may seem worse on paper but this phone simply holds its charge much better and with a good amount of use over 18 hrs it ends with about 30-40%...if I take it easy with the online surfing I could probably go 2 full days before needing to recharge. Price is a huge benefit with Verizon. The full price is just 672, about 200 less than the other carriers. And I took advantage of the 200 credit with my Samsung Galaxy S5 trade in (worth 60 for trade in without the promo). So for a bit over 450 (just about 100 more than the 2 yr contract upgrade with the Note 7) I have this awesome phone and I am still month to month with Verizon so if I choose to use the upgrade next yr I can. But unless some revolutionary phone comes out next yr I can easily see myself enjoying this phone for at least a couple of years. And the free premium headphones worth 180 is the icing on the cake. Really looking forward to receiving those to fully appreciate the DAC. Plus this may be the last removable battery & headphone jack phone available should Samsung copy Apple's lack of headphone jack move. I highly recommend this to anyone, especially if you are with Verizon due to the price. I am using an Incipio case (dark red & black) and IQ Shield Matte (virtually fingerprint free, reduces glare) screen protector and am very pleased with these as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Offering by LG

    Posted
    mdrav

    First let me note that I am coming from the LG G3 and was completely satisfied with that phone. However with gift cards from my job totalling enough to buy the phone outright, I took advantage and upgraded to the LG v20. It is without a doubt the best phone I have ever owned. It is quick, has a beautiful display, and checks all the boxes for me in what I wanted from a smart phone. Especially important was the need for expandable storage and removable batteries. While it is the largest phone I have owned I don't have problems with one handed operation (I am 6 feet though). It does have the Mini Screen functionality that allows you to shrink the screen to a more comfortable size when needed. I do use from time to time and it works flawlessly by swiping across the bottom of the screen in either direction. I am on Verizon and have had no issues. I have not experienced any lag or performance issues, though for the record I am not a gamer. Battery life is average I would say and lasts me thoughout the day with moderate use. Please take that comment with a grain of salt because there are SO many variables affecting battery life (background apps running, location, ie being in an area that is looking for a cell signal which drains the battery, etc.) But having extra batteries resolves any concerns for me in that regard. I carry a spare battery with me always for days when I will be out later than I expected. I also swap each morning between a battery I charged overnight and the battery I used the prior day. Stand by time btw is excellent. Very little battery drain. Pictures under the right lighting are outstanding. Otherwise the pictures are pretty good. Same regarding videos though I haven't done a lot of video recording. I don't have enough high quality music files to comment on the DAC but otherwise the music quality is really nice. Having all my music in iTunes when Apple is no longer making high capacity ipods, I am absolutely thrilled that I can now download ALL my songs onto my 256 Gig SD card and have my music with me at all times. All that AND an IR blaster! I am good for a while! Hope this review is helpful and that if you purchase the phone you will be as pleased as I am.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Offering by LG

    Posted
    Mdrav
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First let me note that I am coming from the LG G3 and was completely satisfied with that phone. However with gift cards from my job totalling enough to buy the phone outright, I took advantage and upgraded to the LG v20. It is without a doubt the best phone I have ever owned. It is quick, has a beautiful display, and checks all the boxes for me in what I wanted from a smart phone. Especially important was the need for expandable storage and removable batteries. While it is the largest phone I have owned I don't have problems with one handed operation (I am 6 feet though). It does have the Mini Screen functionality that allows you to shrink the screen to a more comfortable size when needed. I do use from time to time and it works flawlessly by swiping across the bottom of the screen in either direction. I am on Verizon and have had no issues. I have not experienced any lag or performance issues, though for the record I am not a gamer. Battery life is average I would say and lasts me thoughout the day with moderate use. Please take that comment with a grain of salt because there are SO many variables affecting battery life (background apps running, location, ie being in an area that is looking for a cell signal which drains the battery, etc.) But having extra batteries resolves any concerns for me in that regard. I carry a spare battery with me always for days when I will be out later than I expected. I also swap each morning between a battery I charged overnight and the battery I used the prior day. Stand by time btw is excellent. Very little battery drain. Pictures under the right lighting are outstanding. Otherwise the pictures are pretty good. Same regarding videos though I haven't done a lot of video recording. I don't have enough high quality music files to comment on the DAC but otherwise the music quality is really nice. Having all my music in iTunes when Apple is no longer making high capacity ipods, I am absolutely thrilled that I can now download ALL my songs onto my 256 Gig SD card and have my music with me at all times. All that AND an IR blaster! I am good for a while! Hope this review is helpful and that if you purchase the phone you will be as pleased as I am.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phablet phone

    Posted
    tt42
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    If you enjoy a phone size of the Nexus 6p, then you will really like the LG V20. It is basically the same size as the 6p, but feels much better in the hand. It is well balanced and has a great design. The phone itself is snappy and easy to use. I had no problems setting up the phone. One thing to note if you are coming from Android 6.0 or 6.0.1 on your old phone - The apps don't transfer when using NFC to transfer your information, at least they didn't in my case. I had to go and manually download them again. Maybe this is because they are different versions. Call quality is great. The bluetooth works great with my vehicle and Bluetooth speakers. The fingerprint sensor works quick. At first it was a bit quirky, but I realized that LG had placed a very small bit of plastic covering over the fingerprint sensor. Once that was removed, I redid my fingerprints and it works great. Be sure to catch that before scanning in your fingerprints. I like the 2nd screen functions more than I thought I would. I wouldn't say it is ground breaking, but similar to the always on screen functions. Overall, the benefits of this phone really make a great case for its purchase. Removable battery, expandable memory, 64gb storage, great screen quality, metal chassis. I highly recommend it if you like a phone with a large footprint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't wait for the Note 8

    Posted
    MSNC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got the Lg V20 as a replacement for my old s4 after all the Note 7s started burning up. I thought about waiting until next summer for the Note 8, but after a month with the V20 I'm glad I didn't wait. The screen is big and beautiful and most importantly NOT curved. I hate the curved Edge screens. I was always activating one of the edge funtions when I would try the s7 in a store. The V20 puts its always on functions at the top in a second screen that is out of the way while still being just as useful. The camera works great, the phone starts with 64 GB of storage instead of 32 and can take an SD card. It's not waterproof, but you can change out the battery, a trade off that I prefer. I also prefer the finger scanner on the back. It just works naturally. You pick up the phone with your finger on the button and it is opened before you turn the phone over. Plus moving the button to the back makes the phone shorter than an iPhone. But the real big difference is the quad DAC. The phone can play flac audio file and not only has Hi-Fi abilities with a good set of headphones, but also has build in options for surround sound and other equalizer functions. If you want a phablet that can play great music, this is it. I never thought I would buy another Lg phone after my old flip phones, but this is a great phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    LG V20 Higher End Phone?

    Posted
    GaryVB

    I went through all of the Note 7 recalls. I still had it when they reduced the charging level to 60%. Rumor had it that they were going to disable the phones that had not been turned in. I absolutely loved the Note 7. But I was going to fly so I had to get a different phone. I initially (for 5 days) got a Samsung S7 Edge. It was too small. Maybe great for someone that has small fingers but not for me. I hated the S7 Edge. I got notice that the LG V20 I had ordered the middle of October finally came in. I traded in the S7 Edge back in for the V20. The V20 is an OK phone but that is all. The camera is not near as good as the Note 7. The screen resolution is not as good as the Note 7. When my contacts were transferred from the S7 Edge to the V20, the contacts transferred without any associated phone numbers. I have spent hours adding phone numbers back into my contacts. The phone does not pair well with Ford's Sync 3 System (2017 Ford Escape) The Note 7 worked to perfection. The screen layout is so different compared to the Note 7. I have to hunt for everything. I cannot believe Android Systems can be so different. I have yet to get the V20 to pair with my 65 inch Sony 4K TV. The Note 7 paired perfectly and was able to cast my 4K movies to the TV. The V20 is a fairly good phone but I cannot wait until Samsung comes out with a Note 7 replacement. I will be the first one in line to get the replacement. Even if I have to camp out in front of the store. I liked the Note 7 so much that I wanted to keep it in spite of the battery problems. My Note 7 never did get hot. Unfortunately I have to fly once in awhile for work so that was the nail in the coffin for my Note 7. I do not want an I-Phone. I refuse to buckle under to "The World According to Apple".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Yet

    Posted
    Picky

    I have owned several flagship phones including many samsungs and I must say build quality is fabulous I hear expert camera reviews blah blah blah who is getting paid who is doing this to help[ average joe spending hard earned money ALL cameras on flagship phones are good this one makes using high end features easy like wide screen and flash selection on camera screen without having to use a dropdown menu GENIUS they built it into GUI so you can grab that pic in format right now and not fumble for settings Audio in headphones or Bluetooth is GREAT best ever from ANY device QUAD dac need more be said display is plenty bright and crisp PHONE feels solid no flimsy feel even back cover is solid the extra battery for those all day power user sessions snapdragon 820 delivers big everything is fluid 4 gigs ram expandable to 2 tb were talking desktop specs few years back and a value price for a powerhouse phone Thank you LG job well done nothing to write a con about yet its a great p[hone you will not regret owning it compare it to the rest outside ip68 nothing to discuss

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reception, durability, sound and screen. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 87/100 = Very good quality.
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