As expected earlier, LG India has finally launched its second flagship of the year LG V20 in India. The smartphone was introduced earlier this year at an event held in San Francisco but is now available in India for Rs. 54,999. It will be sold online via Amazon Indian along with offline stores.
While the Android smartphone market is filled with a number of flagship devices, both from well-established and emerging Chinese smartphone makers, we will tell you 10 reasons why LG V20 might be your next Android flagship.
1. Latest Software (Android Nougat):
The LG V20 runs on the latest Android Nougat out of the box. It was the first Android smartphone to be announced with Nougat and is currently the second smartphone to be available with Nougat apart from the earlier launched Google Pixel smartphones.
It means you will get to experience and use all the goodness and amazing Nougat feature right from the boost with no need of waiting for OTA upgrade. And being a flagship offering, it also means that the V20 will definitely receive at least one major software upgrade.
Here’s the official promo video for LG UX 5.0+ based on Nougat:
2. Premium Audio Experience:
If you are an audiophile and don’t like to compromise with your music listening experience, the LG V20 might just be the smartphone you are looking for. It features 32-bit Quad DAC, a world’s first for any smartphone, and offers Hi-Fi Audio which means reduced white noise and up-sampling of music files for the premium audio experience.
Additionally, each LG V20 units comes with a pair of free B&O Play headsets worth Rs. 18,000. These headsets have been designed in collaboration with B&O Play specifically for the V20 so that you get the best out of your beloved music collection.
3. Secondary Display:
No matter what Android flagship you are using, a big portion of your usage experience consists of waking up the phone every now and then to check notifications, time, date, and other such information. But with the LG V20, you don’t have to keep waking up your phone as it features a 2.1-inch secondary ‘Always On’ display with 160 x 1040 pixels resolution.
Next time when you would like to check any notification or information like temperature, date, time, and alarm clock, all you need to do is to take out the V20 and take a glance at the secondary display. You can even set a custom text as the message, app shortcuts, and check your recent apps from the secondary display.
4. Dual rear cameras and wide-angle front camera:
The LG V20 comes with 16MP + 8MP dual rear cameras with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. One of the two rear cameras is a 135-degree wide-angle lens. The camera setup also features laser detection autofocus (LDAF), phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and contrast autofocus along with optical image stabilization and LED flash.
As for those who love to take selfies, there is a 5MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture and 120-degree wide-angle lens. It means now you can capture that perfect group selfie without worrying about any of your friends getting cropped out.
Other than this, the V20 offers options like panorama, slow-motion, time-lapse, Popout photo that make the whole photography experience fun.
5. Manual Camera Controls:
While there is no doubt that the LG V20 has praiseworthy dual cameras and a wide-angle selfie camera, the best part about the photography experience on this flagship is the camera app’s manual camera controls for photos and videos.
It means you get to have the total control over various photography aspects like exposure, ISO, and white balance.
6. Record in Lossless Audio Format:
In current times, we not only use our smartphones for media consumption but also for capturing moments via video and audio recording. But generally, the audio of the recording does not come out as you would expect it to be and thus ruining the whole moment.
But with LG V20’s ability to record in lossless audio format, you can be assured that you will get an audio that is like experiencing the moment like you are there in the reality. It makes uses of the 3 High AOP (Acoustic Overload Point) for offering the best possible audio recording experience.
7. Removable Battery:
While there are a lot of Android flagships to choose from, the majority of them have one common disappointing feature which is the non-removable battery. But with the LG V20, you get a 3200mAh removable battery which means you can take out the battery whenever you want. And it even has a dedicated button which makes it a lot easier to take out the battery after removing the back panel. The button also gives you access to the microSD card slot which means that the V20 features expandable storage and that’s just brownie points.
8. Military Standard Shock Resistance:
One of the scary things about modern smartphones is that they are generally not as durable as yesteryear phones used to be. You generally have to spend a good amount of money on a good quality and sturdy bumper case to keep them protected. But with LG V20, you can have the peace of mind as it features military standard shock resistance so that you don’t have to worry about it getting slipped out of your hands.
It is MIL-STD-810G impact resistance certified and is made up of advanced silicon polycarbonate and aircraft-grade aluminum. While it does not mean that the LG V20 is a Superman-device which is immune to everything, it does mean that you have a lot less to worry about this phone as compared to other competitors under normal daily-life conditions.
9. Quad HD Display:
The LG V20 sports a 5.7-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 513ppi. While it’s hard to tell the difference between a Quad HD panel and a Full HD panel for a normal user, it’s always good to have the display panel with highest possible resolution. And if you are specifically into stuff like virtual reality which is expected to be the next big thing, you are in for a treat with the LG V20 as you will get the best possible immersive VR experience.
10. Smooth Performance:
The LG V20 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB RAM. It means you have the top of the line chipset, GPU, and more than necessary RAM which can handle almost any resource hungry app and graphic extensive game with nothing to worry about those frequent lags and slow performance.
So these are the 10 best features or you can say reasons that why the #LGV20 might be your next Android flagship. You can visit the official product page to know more about the latest LG flagship and get one for yourself from Amazon India.
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