LG V20 Hands-On: Another Absolute Monster (Video)

If there’s a device that will save LG this year, this may just as well do the trick.

The V20 feels like it has to not only live up to its trail-blazing V10, but also surge past its direct predecessor, the G5, after some lukewarm critical reception and meager sales. And so far, it looks like this sleek new program is doing both jobs well.

There’s a lot that the company has packed into an all-metal chassis like this one: dual rear-cameras, four DACs from ESS and tuned with the help of Bang & Olufsen, a refined Second Screen and a unique rear hatch that can play all the favorites like a removable battery, microSD and SIM card. Did we mention that this whole thing is rated MIL-SPEC 810G? Just like the V10.

But the hardware is only the beginning of the story. Software includes a very-vaunted Android Nougat launch with the inclusion of LG’s software skin — darn that app drawer once again, but we’ll have to wait until the final version to make the call — and the most robust camera control system for both photos and videos.

Take a quick first look with our own Juan Carlos Bagnell right here:

LG V20 First Look Video

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.