LG K20 V Review

LG K20 V is one of the newest smartphones introduced by LG in 2017. This smartphone runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat and is available from Verizon Wireless. With 2.5 arc glass design, LG K20 V successfully assimilates the modern, beauty, and comfort. Even though LG K20 V features basic technology like 5.3 HD display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of ROM, but the overall is good. The performance is not supposed to be bad since jumping from app to another app is still good enough. The following is an in-depth review of LG K20 V.

Key Specs

LG K20 V key specifications:

  • 5.3 inches (720 x 1280 pixels) TFT LCD Display protected with Panda Glass
  • 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 with Adreno 308 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage (MicroSD slot up to 2 TB)
  • Runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • 13 MP (f/2.2) rear camera with LED Flash and a 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions: 147.3 x 73.7 x 7.6 mm; Weight: 134 grams
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, S-GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB 2.0
  • Li-Ion 2800 mAh removable battery

LG K20 V Full Specifications

Design

LG K20 V’s design wisely uses the combination of material, color, and texture to produce modern look for a friendly-budget price. The front-side relies on 2.5D curved glass surrounded by bronze stripe, resulting in a modern look like smartphone these days. The 5.3 inch HD IPS display is not as big as you think because it still brings through a one-handed operation. While the back-side is made of textured plastic but successfully provides very comfortable grip. Even though the phone is nearly all black, thanks to the bronze touch that make a distinct view.

Display

LG K20 V comes with 5.3 inch HD IPS display which provides delightful experience with vibrant color and stunning view. The combo of size and resolution is not optimum. A single pixel is still possible to be observed, though. However, the IPS technology attached into it helps LG K20 V to have a great display. Since the level of reflectivity is low, but the brightness is maximum, either indoor or outdoor operation is possible. Considering the price, LG K20 V is worth the money.

Software

LG K20 V runs the latest Android 7.1 Nougat. Swapping between the screen, you will experience the LG user interface which is by default not having an app drawer. But, the user interface is actually customizable, so you can turn on app drawer to have a cleaner home screen. LG’s Knock On and LG’ Knock Code is part of this phone. LG’s Knock On allows you to wake the screen easily by double tapped it. While LG’s Knock code provides more complex security to access the device.

Camera

Discussing the camera sector, LG K20 V has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera features LED flash, Quick Share, Film Effect, HDR, Burst Shot, and digital zoom up to 4x. While the front-facing camera features Auto shot, Gesture shot, Interval shot, and selfie light. Both of the cameras produce the high quality result and stunning image.

Performance

LG K20 V is powered by 1.4 GHz Quad-core processor (Snapdragon 435) with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. You can say the hardware is modest and sluggish, but the performance is not all that bad. This phone is still possible to handle the high graphics game and perform various basic applications. Aside from the processor performance, the internal storage is totally bad with 16 GB built-in drive. However, LG K20 V has expandable microSD card slot up to 2 TB.

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Connectivity

This Korean smartphone is supported by Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network. Although the LTE connection is super speedy, it depends on the network availability. Besides LTE, LG K20 V also has Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS tracking, Media Sync (MTP), and mobile hotspot. All the connections are functioned well. There no issue while connecting to the internet, Wi-Fi, or other people via phone call. Real-time GPS tracking is also very good and accurate.

Battery

When you remove the back cover, you’ll find 2800 mAh removable battery. The phone is able to accompany you all day long with the good amount of basic usage like calling, browsing, capturing an image, light gaming, and social media. The standby time is up to 12.5 days and usage time is up to 31 hours. However, LG K20 V doesn’t have fast charging nor wireless charging. Since the battery is removable, you need not worry about the battery replacement, you can do it by yourself.

Wrap-up

LG K20 V’s hardware is a modest device but still possible to make basic tasks done well. The software is always as good as ever with native LG user interface. Also, you won’t disappointed by the screen size and resolution. The detail is not really clear but the availability of IPS technology is able to cover the shortcomings. Considering the cost that only $168, the overall is totally good for those who don’t need heavy performance phone.

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