LG’s V20 flagship smartphone lets you live life full size in every respect.
Retailing at Rs. 60,000, the LG V20 is aimed squarely at the best of the best in the world of smartphones. And for that money you get a rather well built smartphone with a huge 5.7-inch screen and a rich 2560×1440 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM, an inbuilt memory of 64GB which can be further expanded to 2TB, a 3,200mAh battery, dual rear camera and a lot more!
Switch the phone on and it is immediately clear from the rich display, responsiveness and seamless touchscreen interface that this is indeed a high-end phone. Everything is fast, from the installing and loading apps to switching between various screens it’s just pure joy. When I first started using the phone the 3,200mAh battery would last over a day.
When I went on vacation, the V20 did a great job of capturing the scenic environs of Meghalaya with its 16MP F/1.8 camera lens. It captures colours and contrast really well making for a commendable shooter. Adding to its credentials is its wide-angle lens, which offers a 135-degree angle view to get great portrait shots of the beautiful landscape that I was in. Selfies are great too, thanks to a 5MP front camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens.
Another great feature was the secondary screen on the top of the phone with quick launch icons for various features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, audio controls and more. This screen stays on permanently to show date, time, battery level and notifications – making for a very handy feature indeed.
I also loved the fantastic video display and the DAC sound quality from its speaker. Along with the Type-C, Quick Charge 3.0, which allows you to fully charge the phone in about two hours.
However, there are downsides to the phone as well. While multitasking apps, the phone would hang. This from a Rs. 60,000 phone is questionable from a buyer’s standpoint.