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# 205560 17-Nov-2016 18:42
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The time has come to replace my ancient and venerable phone.


Based on specs, I have pretty much narrowed it down to the Samsung Galaxy S7, and the LG V20.


Both of which are going for the same price.


The S7 has the advantage of being water resistant, and from my cell operator (2degrees), which means I know it will work fine. For that I get a decent screen, a decent camera, 32GB of main memory, and a microSD card.


The V20 is less well known, and not officially released which means I need to get it from a parallel importer. PB carry them for same price as 2D have the S7. The V20 would give me a slightly bigger screen, 64GB of memory instead of 32GB, a removable battery, and a dual-Sim configuration (which might be handy for travel). However, I don't think it's water resistant, and as it's not an official 2D phone they might not support it.


Any thoughts on which of these is the better phone?

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  # 1673065 17-Nov-2016 18:45
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Throwing the cat in, Oneplus 3 from pbtech :P




But if its only between the s7 and the LG.  I would go LG because I kind of dislike samsung now.





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  # 1673085 17-Nov-2016 19:34
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Lg v20 is a nice phone and one advantage is a user replaceable battery. If it was me I would be buying a lg.


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# 1673095 17-Nov-2016 19:55
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Well this sounds familiar!


I was looking at the LG V20, S7 and the Oneplus 3 to replace my very very aged Moto Atrix 2 (don't laugh!) and ended up with the LG V20.


Bit of a list why I grabbed it in no particular order..


-FM radio


-Headphones (B&O) included


-Removable storage via micro SD


-Quad DAC


-Secondary screen


-Large primary screen


-Fast charge and USB C


-Removable battery


-Dual SIM


Absolutely no regrets at all, the phone is fast and the audio quality is awesome (I am no authority but my ears like), both front and back cameras are reasonable with a lot of manual settings to tinker with.


Haven't tried any games yet but i'm sure it can keep up!


Pretty much the only thing that irked me is the need for a power plug converter for the wall (included) but not really a big deal.


If you want a random internet persons vote it's for the LG V20 :)!


Let me know if you want any specific info and i'll test it out.





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  # 1673104 17-Nov-2016 20:06
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Why is water resistant such a big deal. Note they're not water proof.  If you dig deep enough you might find the LG is just as water resistant but they don't go on about it.


Most devices are water resistant to some degree.


How often has the water resistant feature been necessary for you up till now?

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