Description

The LG V20 has been discontinued.

For an alternative, please try the LG V30

LG V20 UK SIM Free

LG V20 SIM Free UK

Life's good when you play more. With a redesigned body and updated digital audio, last year's sleeper hit of the Android world is back.

The V20 features a large 5.7" screen, LG's specialised second notification screen, dual cameras and high fidelity DAC for audio lovers.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

All LG V20 purchased from Clove Technology are factory unlocked and SIM Free. This is the single SIM version, using a NANO SIM card.

This version of the V20 is fully compatible with all UK and European networks. For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications, and your network provider.

Colour and memory variants

The LG V20 comes with 64 GB of base storage and is available in Titan Black, Silver & Pink (availability of colour options may vary).

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Reasons to buy the LG V20

  • Android 7.0 Nougat - the first Android phone to run version 7.0
  • 5.7" QHD display - super high resolution / 513 ppi
  • 2.2" always on secondary display for notifications, shortcuts and messages
  • Snapdragon 820 v2 and 4GB - top of the range performance and multitasking
  • 64 GB storage & micro SD support
  • Dual camera system - 16 / 8 MP cameras with laser autofocus and SteadyRecord 2.0
  • B&O certified sound with quad DAC system
  • Removable 3,200 mAh battery

Box Contents

  • LG V20 SIM Free smartphone
  • 3,200 mAh battery
  • B&O Play headphones
  • Quick charge 3.0 certified mains adapter
  • USB Type-C cable

Overview

LG V20 UK LogoLast year the LG V10 was an unexpected hit worldwide. Separate from LG's flagship 'G' range, the V models feature higher grade, experimental technology not often seen in mainstream phones.

This year the V20 offers up the same 5.7" Quad HD (1440 x 2560) main screen with a slightly improved always-on second display. Big changes though include improvements to the camera systems and digital audio processing.

LG have also changed the design significantly. The V20 looks more like the recent G5 with rounded corners, stainless steel side rails with a metallic paint job and circular rear mounted fingerprint sensor.

The V20 is also the first smartphone to launch with Android 7.0, making it the most up to date device in the Android ecosystem.

Dual Cameras

The main camera on the V20 has a high-grade 16 megapixel resolution. This is accompanied by a wide-angle 135 degree secondary 8MP sensor.

With an f/1.8 aperture, the main camera is a powerful and capable tool in its own right. By employing the second camera, you can better take wide landscape shots or pictures of large groups. Laser and Phase Detect auto focus return to the V20 for pinpoint shooting.

LG have developed SteadyRecord 2.0 for smooth video. Added optical stabilisation is included thanks to this being the first phone to employ Qualcomm's EIS video stabilisation features. This makes for incredibly smooth video recording especially for moving subjects.

Digital Image Stream analysis tracks an object along its line of movement and can use predictive technology to minimise tear and distortion in the finished recording.

The front of the V20 features a wide angle 5 megapixel camera for selfies and video calling.

LG V20 Audio Recording

Quad DAC

The original V10's DAC was the gold standard for smartphone audio and things have only got better with the V20. What's better than a single DAC? 2 DACs? How about 4?!

Bang & Olufsen have helped fine tune the audio processing of these and along with a fine 72 stage volume control, the V20 is the phone of choice for audiophiles.

Oh and in a world where the headphone jack is starting to disappear from phones, there's no need to worry. LG include a pair of B&O Play headphones, or you can plug in your favourite pair to enjoy high fidelity audio from local sourced or streaming services.

It's not all about playing audio either. The V20 employs top quality microphones which LG claim to be able to record live concert events without noticeable distortion or clipping.

Second Screen

Returning to the V20 is the secondary screen in the top right corner of the display. This is slightly longer than the original display allowing you to display a personalised signature of up to 24 characters.

You can also customise the second display to show incoming notifications for apps of your choice. There is also the opportunity to add shortcuts to your favourite apps, letting you launch them no matter what else you're doing on the phone.

Android 7.0 Nougat

Known as Nougat, the LG V20 is the first phone to run Google's 2016 Android release. The full list of features updated in 7.0 is avalable to read on Google's own site.

Stand out aspects include a new multitasking system, new locales and language support, improvements to graphics and 3D rendering in games and native support for virtual reality systems and apps.

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Specification

SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version7.0 (Nougat)
Custom SkinLG UX 5.0
Processor
Speed2.15 GHz dual & 1.6 GHz Dual
Dual Core
Quad Core Yes
Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
OtherAdreno 530 GPU
Expansion Slot Yes
TypeMicroSDXC
Capacity (Up to)256 GB
RAM4 GB
ROM
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity64 GB
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size5.7
TypeQuad HD IPS
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~515 ppi)
Other160 x 1040, 2.1 inch 2nd display / Corning Gorilla Glass 4,
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G Yes
Frequencies
SpeedLTE Cat12 600/150 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes
Version4.2
FunctionsA2DP, LE, aptX
WiFi Yes
Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
DLNA
Version
Ports
DataUSB Type-C
PowerUSB Type-C
Audio3.5mm jack
Video OutYes, wireless via Google Cast / Miracast
Facebook
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
Other
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
MegapixelsDUAL 16 MP & 8 MP
Flash
Camera Lens(16MP) f/1.8 / (8MP) f/2.4
OtherLaser & Phase Detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type5 MP, f/1.9
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass
Gyroscope Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
FormatsMP3 / WAV / FLAC / eAAC / WMA player
Recording
Video
FormatsMP4 / DviX / XviD / H.265 / WMV player
Recording
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Battery
Capacity3,200 mAh
TypeRemovable Li-ion
Removable Yes
Call Time
GSM
3G
Standby Time
GSM
3G
Dimensions159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm
Weight 173 grams
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services, LG UX 5.0
Other32-bit quad DAC, 72-stage volume control
Warranty

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