The LG V20, with its dual screen and removable battery certainly stands apart from the current crowd of smartphones. Here are top 5 features:
#1 – Design and build
The LG V20 improves a lot in terms of design, and sports a full metal body, with no modular chin.
LG V20 boasts MIL-STD-810G (military certification) impact resistance, based around an advanced silicon polycarbonate and aircraft-grade aluminum. The smartphone itself is manufactured to be tough enough to not require a bumper case. The V20 is 7.6mm thick and weighs 174 grams.
#2 – Dual rear camera
One of the major additions is the dual rear camera for better photography. The LG V20 sports a 135-degree 8-megapixel lens accompanied by 16-megapixel 75-degree lens. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel 120-degree wide-angle lens for more composition in selfies. The Auto Shot feature in the front camera detects when you are smiling and automatically clicks a selfie.
The LG V20 even comes with a Hybrid autofocus (AF) feature that essentially houses three AF mechanisms – Laser Detection AF, Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF. The camera automatically decides which AF is best for a particular shot and captures it accordingly. This essentially enables sharper photos even in low lightning conditions. OIS 3.0 is also thrown in for better motion photography.
#3 – Android 7.0 Nougat
As mentioned, the LG V20 is world’s first smartphone to run on Android 7.0 Nougat, even before the new Pixel phones. This means that you’ll get all the features of the latest version of Android, with the exception of the System UI Tuner and the customizable quick settings. There is also a default multi-window view mode, which is very useful when combined with the V20’s second screen.
Many applications can operate in split-screen mode regardless of whether you’re holding the phone horizontally or vertically. You should note though that the split screen between two apps can only be achieved in landscape orientation. Some apps, such as Chrome, are better than others in this mode.
#4 – Second Screen
The LG V20 brings back the tiny secondary display on top of the screen, and even offers the same 513 ppi pixel density. There’s also the new Eexpandable notifications feature that lets users tap a button on the second screen to enlarge notifications in order to check long messages at a glance and quickly send a reply, or share information. As for the main display, it features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) IPS Quantum display.
#5 – Audio features
The LG V20 is the world’s first smartphone for audiophiles, sport a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, which claims to deliver clear sound by reducing distortion and ambient noise by up to 50 percent. It can also record Hi-Fi videos and the optional Low Cut Filter (LCF) technology can apparently remove unwanted background noise and Limiter (LMT) while recording audio, which can now be captured using 24-bit/ 48 kHz Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM). Additionally, it also comes with built-in HD Audio Recorder and B&O PLAY speakers, to keep the audiophile in you happy.
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