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Topic # 204321 27-Sep-2016 11:19
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Have been keeping an eye on the LG V20 phone and I see GSM Arena have a review up on it now. Looks like a very nice phone. Anyone thoughts, comments on this phone? Anyone keen to pick one up?

 

 

 

LG V20 GSMArena review

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1642865 29-Sep-2016 18:08
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I've seen this too and quite liked it. I wonder how long until it's available here in some capacity.

 

 


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  Reply # 1643104 30-Sep-2016 08:40
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Battery is the only let down for me, their last couple phones have tanked when it comes to battery life. Not to mention the reboot issues that's plagued their last few phones.


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  Reply # 1643121 30-Sep-2016 09:16
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Given how little effort LG has made in distributing and promoting the G4 and G5 (and not even bringing in the V10) I'm guessing any availability of the V20 in NZ will be via parallel imported channels only.

 

It's somewhat sad that good top-spec phones like these get little attention and distribution, with all eyes seemingly firmly on Samsung products (though perhaps the Note problem may offer an opportunity to push the V20?). I'd be interested to know what it'll retail for here in NZ; I'm going to try to hold off replacing my aging G3 for up to a year so hopefully by then I'll have the money for a Pixel XL or perhaps the V20.




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  Reply # 1652199 17-Oct-2016 11:31
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There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in this phone, especially given the number of people looking for a high end alternative to the now dead Note 7. Looking at the specs, I would've thought more people would be salivating over it hahahaha.

 

 






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  Reply # 1652736 18-Oct-2016 10:33
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October 28 confirmed release date in the USA.


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  Reply # 1652747 18-Oct-2016 10:52
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Got LGV10(parallel imported) for wife and she's been using it for a while now. No battery/reboot issues, impressed with the in-built DAC. Shame that it's not promoted/distributed unlike other brands.


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  Reply # 1652790 18-Oct-2016 12:15
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I'll be getting one at some stage to replace my G4. Probably when the price is a little more reasonable.


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  Reply # 1652811 18-Oct-2016 12:57
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It's for sale in the US, but no lte28 on the US version.
Had anyone found a Korean site to buy from ?.

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  Reply # 1652885 18-Oct-2016 14:01

morocco: It's for sale in the US, but no lte28 on the US version.
Had anyone found a Korean site to buy from ?.

 

V20 launches in AU, and by extension NZ, early next month. Will have band 28.

 

Don't really recommend anyone ever imports a Korean telco-branded phone for anything other than curiosity, there are a LOT of complications and caveats in getting them to operate properly outside of their homeland. Although the gigantic extending DVB-T antennas are amusing.





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  Reply # 1652896 18-Oct-2016 14:20
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NikT:

 

V20 launches in AU, and by extension NZ, early next month. Will have band 28.

 

 

Are you able to give any indication of the launch price? Ta...


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  Reply # 1652925 18-Oct-2016 14:35

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Are you able to give any indication of the launch price? Ta...

 

 

Still early days, don't know yet. Expecting it to be less than the Pixels mind you!





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  Reply # 1652963 18-Oct-2016 15:20
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Thanks Nik, I can wait that long ( my daughter who gets my note 5 might argue that ).
I have to say the extra full time screen and the audio, combined with removable battery, makes for a very cool looking phone.
One question, will we get the ultra cool B&O h3 headphones do you know ?.

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  Reply # 1653063 18-Oct-2016 16:42

LG AU has announced the V20: Launch date 8th November, $1099AUD.

 

 

 

morocco: Thanks Nik, I can wait that long ( my daughter who gets my note 5 might argue that ).
I have to say the extra full time screen and the audio, combined with removable battery, makes for a very cool looking phone.
One question, will we get the ultra cool B&O h3 headphones do you know ?.

 

Doesn't look like the B&O earphones are packed in with the AU variant, I'm sure LG would have mentioned it in the above press release if they were.





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  Reply # 1653397 19-Oct-2016 11:05
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I'm keen for an LG V20 now that the Note 7 is out of contention.

 

Camera looks good and build quality appears to be good. I'll lose the spen but I think I'll survive.

 

 


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  Reply # 1653404 19-Oct-2016 11:07
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Was trying to decide between the Sony XZ and the LGv20 and the Pixel XL. I think I've ruled out Sony for non QHD Screen, and the Pixel for no SD Card. 

 

I can't see any downside to the LG v20 other than the fact it's LG who aren't exactly renowned for their software update speediness. 

 

 


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