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Topic # 225958 13-Dec-2017 08:13
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Main reason Im getting a new phone is for photography. My old 5MP nokia isnt cutting it between phones haha.

 

So its $235 for the G5, $335 for the V20 or $240 for the M6 Note.

 

The g5 and v20 have SD820, AD530, 4GB Ram, 2k IPS screen, f1.8 lens and Sony Sensor along with 3 axis OIS. 3000mah and 3200mah removeable batteries. They also shoot in RAW/DNG format which is very important to me for PP in lightroom.

 

I was going to get the M6 Note as it uses the same Sony sensor as the HTC U11 and has 4000mah battery, but I dont think it shoots RAW files.

 

Would the V20 be worth the $100 over the G5?


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  Reply # 1917828 13-Dec-2017 08:51

The V20 is awesome and that’s a steal. Well worth it. I’ve spent time with all three, and for those prices that’s the obvious choice.




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Cheers Nick, you know your stuff. I think the V20 is for me. Everybody I speak to who has moved on from the V20 says they want to go back to it. If i had the money id try the v30.

 

Refurbs do worry me, but if its a well test ali shop with good feedback and good returns policy, I dont think its a huge worry.

 

Einfo sell them for $620 :-)




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And as one of your pet peeves Nick. the LG has all the LTE bands. SO thats good to, not that it worries me as you know.

 

What model number is the M6 note that has both bands?


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  Reply # 1918994 13-Dec-2017 12:37

TeaLeaf:

 

Cheers Nick, you know your stuff. I think the V20 is for me. Everybody I speak to who has moved on from the V20 says they want to go back to it. If i had the money id try the v30.

 

Refurbs do worry me, but if its a well test ali shop with good feedback and good returns policy, I dont think its a huge worry.

 

Einfo sell them for $620 :-)

 

 

Even $620 is a good price for the V20, I cleared the last of PB's stock at $599 and they flew. If it'd only had a slightly larger battery I'd probably have used it for longer, it's an all-singing-all-dancing flagship. The G5 was nice but couldn't compete with the S7 and had a polarising design, V20 is the very last flagship to retain all the 2013-2015 features - removable battery, IR blaster, headphone jack (the HiFi DAC + AMP is really really good) and the killer combo of dual SIM 3G + a separate SD slot instead of hybrid. Then there's the dual cameras, manual video controls, lossless directional audio recording, drop resistance, second screen... You'll be very happy I think.

 

TeaLeaf:

 

And as one of your pet peeves Nick. the LG has all the LTE bands. SO thats good to, not that it worries me as you know.

 

What model number is the M6 note that has both bands?

 

 

M6 Note with band 28 hasn't been launched yet, so I don't actually know the finalised model number - referred to internally as "LATAM/APAC". They've delayed it until end of Jan to rework a few things. A shame it's not landing before Christmas, but there's still some nice surprises in store for that version.





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