LG V20 H990DS 4G LTE Dual SIM Factory Uncloked, Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS 64GB 5.7-Inch 16MP + 8MP, No Warranty - International Version, TITAN
|Operating System||Android 7.0|
|Memory Storage Capacity||64 GB|
|Other camera features||Front|
|Screen Size||5.7 Inches|
|Human Interface Input||Touchscreen|
|Cellular Technology||4G, 3G, 2G|
About this item
- Main Camera: Dual 16 MP (29mm, f/1.8) + 8 MP (12mm, f/2.4), laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash; Front Camera: 5 MP .64GB ROM, 4GB RAM; Supports Micro-SD up to 2TB, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, Quad-core CPU, 5.7 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carrier such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
- Please check if your GSM cellular carrier supports the bands for this model before purchasing, LTE may not be available in all regions: 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1800(B3) / 1700(B4) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1), LTE: LTE 2100(B1) /1900(B2)/ 1800(B3) / 1700(B4) / 850(B5) / 2600(B7) / 900(B8) 700(B12)/ / 800(B20) / 800(B26)/ 700(B28)/ 700(B17) TDD LTE 2600(B38) / 1900(B39) / 2300(B40) / 2600(B41) .
- This device may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international items. Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.
- The box contains: Your new device, USB cable, Earphones, Charger (may be foreign) If so, a FREE US adapter will be included, Documentation.
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This phone is a t-mobile locked variant. It will work only with t-mobile. It is fully usable with t-mobile.
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1. Removable battery - I have owned phones with and without removable battery and I simply think that having the option to take it out to replace it/reset phone/etc is better. As far as battery life is concerned, it doesn't seem to do as well as I hoped when the screen brightness is above ~20%. In any case, I will be switching to LG mobile products as long as they keep providing the removable battery option.
2. Second screen - Initially I had this turned off completely because I didn't think that I'd like it or that the battery would be able to handle it. After realizing that there was no LED notification light like there had been on every other Android that I'd owned, I turned it on and was impressed with the battery life and the selection of options that the second screen has available. It turns off when face down or in my pocket, and allows me to switch music/look at time and date/turn on flashlight/etc without constantly unlocking my phone. Definitely a plus for this phone
3. Back cameras - This is just a result of better cameras being put on phones in general, but having TWO of them for image stabilization and other things is something I figured was a gimmick. Though I don't take many pictures, someone who does would find that they are very crisp and it is rather difficult to cause significant motion blur.
4. Tech Specs - The 4GB RAM in the phone is higher than the 3GB Note 4 I had before and the GPU/CPU are much more snappy than it as well. For somebody who uses their phone for emulation or graphics that require a more robust phone, this one does great. It also handles Android 7.0 very well, which is always a pleasant surprise. The 64GB onboard storage is great and the microSD slot included under the battery is really only a plus for people with a lot of apps or pictures, but having the option available is another thing that many manufacturers are excluding in their later developments. LG went in the right direction with this as well. I won't use the dual SIM option in the phone, but for somebody who travels internationally on a regular basis, it can definitely make an impact.
5. Build quality - This phone just FEELS comfortable. The case feels protective and is surprisingly light. The biggest issue I've had with phones since my HTC Thunderbolt is the feeling that phone is cheaply built and will be completely destroyed when dropped. This phone doesn't feel that way at all. Though there is no texture on the phone and it can feel slippery, a good case on the phone can fix that problem.
1. Power button - This is more personal beef with the phone, but im not a fan of the power button being on the back as opposed to the side of the phone/top of the phone. The grip on the phone to push the button just seems to be uncomfortable
2. LG Launcher - I have never been a fan of the launchers that phone companies develop because they are usually sluggish or are too "fruity". This launcher is no different, though it doesn't seem to be particularly sluggish. This is easily fixed with the installation of a third party launcher like Nova, but it is something that I think is a negative attibute for the phone.
3. Bloatware - This is basically true for all Android phones, but the amount of bloatware that comes preinstalled on the phone (especially on the international edition) is pretty ridiculous. I had to disable ~10 apps that came preinstalled on the phone that I didn't want there and took up an uncomfortable amount of storage. As an aside, disabling the Facebook/Facebook Messenger apps and installing a 3rd party Facebook browser instead will increase your battery life tremendously.
4. Front camera - For the typical selfie lover, the Note 4 front camera was great. The V20 front camera is considerably worse than that and may be a deterrant to an average Instagram/Snapchat lover. Not the worst thing in the world and certainly isn't a dealbreaker, but it is something to think about.
Overall, I recommend this phone to people who want a phone with removable battery and with high processing power and storage capabilities.
Positives: Allows you to use two SIM cards and a micro SD card.
Probably the last “flagship” smartphone to have a removable battery.
The integral DAC allows fantastic audio so long as you’re using the headphone jack.
Superior manual controls when taking pictures and videos.
Very little bloatware, especially when compared with the carrier variants of the LG V20.
My H990DS was ordered from Amazon vendor BuyeRush. I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was manufactured in November 2017 (the first three digits of the serial number indicate the month and year of manufacture) and came with the September 1, 2017 Android security patch.
My H990DS arrived in sealed, original packaging but with a 220V charger and outlet plugs for use in Europe, Asia, and South America. This was no surprise since the H990DS was manufactured for the international market. BuyeRush included a 110V adapter with outlet plugs for use in North America.
Fast charging with the included charger and (flat) cable. I ordered a spare LG 110V charger which came with a round cable. My V20 receives “fast charging” only when a flat cable is attached.
The fingerprint reader (located on the power button) is fast and reliable. The power button's location—on the back of the phone—may not appeal to everyone.
The LG V20 comes with an IR blaster but I was unable to get it to change channels on my TV set's cable box; it did control the power and volume functions. I installed numerous IR blaster apps; most didn't work at all. One app did allow me to change channels but failed to operate the power and volume controls. These quirks may be specific to my phone and/or cable box.
Negatives: Battery life is only average at best.
The single speaker is also only average.
The LG V20's automatic mode for pictures isn’t as good as many other smartphones.
The biggest drawback to me of the H990DS is that has no setting for making wi-fi calls.
As a non-carrier-branded V20, the H990DS is dependent on LG for future software and security updates, and LG does not a good history of providing them. LG hasn’t updated the operating software from the original Nougat 7.0. The LG V20 is expected to be updated to Oreo 8.0 sometime in the first quarter of 2018 but any system updates after that are doubtful. I have no idea when, or if, I’ll ever receive any future Android security patches.
My H990DS came with LG earphones, not B&O earphones, and doesn't have the B&O audio tuning some H990DS phones do.
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Terrible photos in low light very grainy
Fish eye photos in wide lens view
Weak Battery (but was expecting this so not that bad)
Included charger failed in less than two weeks
Sturdy solid phone
Big clear screen
To solve the battery problem I simply bought the extra battery with the charge case < which is nice because My phone has never been plugged in...Yet
You tube has great reviews! this phone is very under rated!
LG has it's own design philosophy and V10 and this phone is the best presentation, they are not made for the masses but to the people in need they fit much better than others' offers.
I'm not gonna repeat all the stuff this phone can do because it's easy to find elsewhere.
here are the issues I have with this phone :
1. this particular model (H990 DS) does not have an unlockable bootloader, this is a big letdown for developers and power users.
2. battery capacity sucks with the original 3200 mah one.
LG should make higher capacity batteries with customizable backs like some 3rd parties have already been doing.