LG V20 US996 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Titan)

LG V20 US996 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Titan)

LG V20 US996 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Titan)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Capable
  • North American Variant/US Compatible LTE
  • 16MP + 8MP Rear Cameras / 5MP Front
  • 2.15 GHz Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core CPU
  • 64GB Storage Capacity + 4GB of RAM
  • 5.7" IPS LCD Touchscreen Display
  • QHD 2560 x 1440 Resolution
  • Hi-Fi Quad DAC Audio
  • Removable 3200mAh Battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility or activation on CDMA Carriers.

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LG US996 Overview

  • 1Description

The LG V20 64GB Smartphone combines powerful handheld performance with an advanced camera array and next-level audio-playing capability. The V20 features two displays: a 5.7" IPS primary display and a secondary screen that sits above the primary and serves as a toolbar for shortcuts and notifications, including emails and social media alerts. The V20's primary display features a Quad HD 2560 x 1440 native resolution for viewing all your HD content in rich colors and crisp detail. Beneath the V20's hood is the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, which features a big.LITTLE configuration. This setup utilizes two separate Kyro processors working independently from each other to better manage performance and battery life. Supporting this configuration are 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage, with a microSD card reader that will allow you to expand your base memory up to 2TB.

The V20's camera setup includes two separate rear lenses: a 16MP standard field-of-view sensor and an 8MP wide-angle lens. This dual-camera setup allows you to take advantage of advanced photo- and video-capturing features, including Multiview mode, Popout effect, and the ability to switch between standard and wide-angle while you're recording. A 2-in-1 5MP selfie camera is also onboard, and also offers both normal and wide-angle modes.

Bluetooth is onboard for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi is also integrated for high-speed Internet connectivity. Built-in NFC allows you to instantly connect to other NFC-enabled devices for content sharing, simply by tapping the two devices together. A-GPS with GLONASS is also available for using Google Location and Maps services. Additionally, the LG V20 features a removable 3200mAh battery that can deliver hours of use.

Note: The US996 is a North American Variant of the LG V20. It will run on any GSM network that uses cell frequencies supported by the device, including AT&T and T-Mobile. It is also compatible with certain CDMA carriers. However, if you are planning to use this device on a CDMA carrier, please confirm with your carrier that they will activate the US996 variant of the LG V20 before purchasing.

GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth 4.1 + LE, NFC, and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and that they will allow you to used carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The US996 is a US variant of the LG V20. The US996's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found herexqbbyzubtfrfvaecaevbaetfszxxrfabvx, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
Dual Rear Cameras
The LG V20 features dual rear cameras (16MP + 8MP) that allow you to switch between normal and wide-angle views. A 2-in-1 5MP is also on board and includes a wide array of features including modes to make shooting selfies and group photos a breeze.
Steady as You Go
The V20 features Steady Record 2.0, which lets you record crisp, clear content-even when you're on the move.
Hi-Fi Quad DAC Audio
The V20 is the first smartphone to include Quad DAC for cleaner playback. Stream sound in high quality to enjoy your music as it was meant to be heard.
HD Audio Recorder
Capture spectacular moments every day with sound quality that matches your video quality. Get great sound with a wider dynamic frequency range using three intelligent mics and Hi-Fi Recording.
Android 7.0 Nougat
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 7.0 Nougat adds major productivity capabilities to the operating system in the form of a multi-window view, which allows for two apps to be placed onscreen at a time. An improved notification system allows you to interact with texts and emails right from your notification pane - without needing to open the app. Other features include file-based encryption, a Data Saver mode, the ability to scale text and icons to better suit your phone's screen, and more

LG US996 Specs

Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Memory 4 GB
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPU 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Dual-Core
1.6 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Dual-Core
GPU Adreno 530
Storage 64 GB
Size 5.7"
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Display Colors 16.0 Million
Pixel Density 513 ppi
Display Technology IPS-Type LCD
Screen Coating Gorilla Glass 4
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1 x USB - Type C
Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone
1 x Integrated Speaker
Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
CDMA 2G CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA 3G CDMA2000, EV-DO: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25 Bands
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 + LE 
Infrared Yes
Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance None
Keyboard Virtual
Battery Removable Lithium-Ion (3200.0 mAh)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.3 x 3.1 x 0.3" / 160.0 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm
Weight 6.14 oz / 174.07 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.3"

LG US996 Reviews

V20 US996 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Titan) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 123.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I upgraded from Nexus 5 to the V20! Well worth it. I went for it when it was on sale. Definitely worth it. I upgraded from Nexus 5. Pixel XL was overpriced. iPhone was overrated. Very fast and smooth. Nougat runs all my apps without any glitches. The thing I like about LG is that it doesn't add too much bloatware or custom skins. User experience is very close to stock android. The camera...I compared it to the Pixel XL and I find it in many aspect better than the Pixel. On auto settings, the pictures are sharper and less noise on my low light test shots of objects, but it seems to have slightly more fringing on bright shots. I haven't test night scenes. No regrets. Grab it if it is on sale.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect, What I wanted and Verizon Compatible I love it and love the large screen. Going with an unlocked version was a bit scary since I'd always relied on the carriers. It seemed everyone was saying the US996 was Verizon compatible and it is. I did take it to the Verizon store since I needed a nano sim. They did all the work for me for free; called the connection desk and got my phone recognized, got everything transferred to the nano sim and all for no charge. As far as the phone; I've had no issues after two weeks; it is what I was looking for. This version did come with a screen protector but I later swapped it out for a glass one.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfying replacement for a Note 7 Coming off the disappointment of the Note 7's failure, I had a hard time finding a phone I wanted to buy. I decided to give the LG V20 a try and was surprised to find that I actually prefer it to the Note 7. Though some will complain about the lack of AMOLED screen, I find this an improvement since the Note 7's screen was difficult to see in bright sunlight, e.g., when used as a GPS in the car, and the V20 is easy to see. I would consider the form factor and feel closer to the Note 4 - The V20 is a lot like an upgraded Note 4 with the only real deficiency being the lack of a stylus and no wireless charging. I also found I didn't really like the Note 7's curved edges since they'd tend to register unintended touches, so the flat screen of the V20 is preferable for me as well. The V20 is a worthy replacement for the Note 7.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend Just as I had hoped it would be. I have been actually much happier with the display than I though I would be coming form an OLED to LCD. Really good display. Battery is average, but the first thing I did was pick a second battery. Love the removable back! I'm not a camera bug, but this camera has been the first to get me into manual mode and it's been great! Expandable storage and quad dac are also great features. I like large phones and this one wont disappoint. I have also been liking the second screen.. Although not for everyone, this is now a very nicely priced phone if you like the specific features it offers.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek, Removable Battery, MicroSD, Powerful, Second Screen This phone is absolutely amazing. I came from the LG V10, and I always loved that phone. I was waiting forever to upgrade to this phone. Finally received it on Nov 11th! This phone is very sleek and beautiful. I rarely care about that, but it really is a nice looking phone. Having a removable battery is in my top 3 needed things. It is the only thing that I sometimes budge on when buying a phone, but I hate to, it is so handy to be able to just swap batteries and in less than 30 seconds have another whole full charge. The new Battery Cover release button is awesome and I love the new metal battery cover. I purchased a LG Genuine extra battery and charger kit on eBay, shipped from Korea. Well worth it. I also love the USB Type C plug, fiddling in the dark is no longer a problem! The Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is very fast and convenient as well. My Anker PowerCore+ 10000mah Portable Battery Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 comes in handy when not wanted to completely drain my battery. So between that and my second battery. I am set for a long time of use. This phone is snappy, not only does Android 7.0 Nougat make it better, but I am very happy with it's performance. My only wish was that it would have had 5 or 6GB of memory instead of 4GB like the V10. It's always nice to have a slight upgrade. The second screen is by far in the top 3 coolest features of the phone. Always having the time and date available while the main screen is off is sweet. I also use the flashlight using the second screen with the main screen off a lot. You can control your music that way too. Saves battery and time. While the screen is on I have some contact shortcuts on it, and I love being able to answer and hang up a call from it while I'm in other apps. The main screen is also very high quality, loving the 5.7 Quad HD IPS. I love the new fingerprint sensor and being able to unlock the phone with my fingerprint without having to press the power button. The V10, I could unlock with fingerprint, but had to press the power button first. I use fingerprint to unlock and get into secure apps very very frequently. Love this feature. One thing I'm not sold on yet is the movement of the volume up and down buttons. I really did like having them on the back of the phone. Made one handed use even easier. I've been having some issues/getting used to. The new location. Not even close to being a disappointment though. Having an unlocked non-carrier version is the best thing ever. No carrier bloatware, and no carrier bootup screen. It's wonderful, and I love that I can use it on almost any carrier in the US. I'm excited to use the camera more,the V10 camera was outstanding, and I can only imagine how much better this one will be. Being able to save photos to the MicroSD is awesome too. If the phone ever crashes I have all my photos on the MicroSD and can remove it. I also upload my photos to Dropbox, and the Google Photos with their unlimited free photo storage. LG Backup is an amazing app, it really is. Between that app and what Google backs up, settings etc. Transferring phones was a breeze. I went from my V10 to my V20, in less than 1 or 2. Minus a few apps that had to be relogged in, or permissions having to be reset. I highly recommend LG Backup to anyone. QuickMemo+ is very useful to me, to be able to quickly clip any part of my screen to share, instead of just having doing a full screenshot. Nice feature of that app, otherwise, for notes I usually use notePad by niceSprite. LG allows so many OS customizations that most manufacturers don't. I love the option to change the order and color of the soft touch buttons. I also noticed the addition of Phone Themes! This is awesome, I changed mine from the normal white to the Black High Contrast, and really like it. I also like that I can change and organize my status bar shortcuts. See photos. As you can notice, I use Nova Launcher, so I can't comment on the new LG launcher without an app drawer. But I think I did notice that LG has an option to download their old Home Screen and Launcher App. I love having the Hi-Fi Quad DAC output through my treasured Headphone port (Sorry iPhone 7 users). I use Bluetooth in my car, I use a bluetooth beanie, a JBL Charge, and a JBL Micro Wireless, but I still use the headphone port while mowing the yard and whenever else I need to. I've also used the headphone port to plug in an external microphone using an adapter. So no Apple, it's not outdated and I still want it. I'm also excited to try the HD Audio Recorder that allows recording over a separate track. Finally getting to Android Nougat, the best new feature in my opinion is direct reply notifications. This allows your to respond to emails, sms, instant messages, etc right from the notification tray. Very handy. I probably missed something, I will add more if I think of it. But I would recommend this phone to anyone looking to upgrade to a new phone. It's one killer device.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great phone, great audio with quality ear phones/buds This is a great flagship phone, and I wonder why it (and LG) are not more popular. LG is the only one offering replaceable batteries and SD card storage. For those of us keeping phones more than a year, that means we can replace batteries as needed when they wear out and get a lot more life from these expensive devices. This phone has high build quality, a great screen, no bloat. Only knock is battery life, but it is highly dependent on what you have running. I've found a few apps that kill the battery quickly so they're now gone. Overall, this is a great phone. I had no problems activating with VZW.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real freedom for battery killers All day long, I enable Bluetooth (earbuds, Pebble Time Round), data and GPS, I also have lots of background apps running. None of my previous phones or my husband's (Note 5, iPhone 6s Plus, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with 4000mAh) can survive more than 7 hours. I have to carry a heavy power bank, and have my phone plugged in in the afternoon. Urghhh! This LG V20 brings back the old but gold removable battery, which is the most suitable solution for me. I bought 2 more batteries and a wall charger: 1 battery in my phone, 1 in my bag and 1 getting charged at home. Now I feel FREE, real FREEDOM. Besides, camera is good in manual mode. I've read many reviews about bad automatic mode, and sadly this is true. But that is the trade off I am willing to make.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every Android lover's dream! LG's greatest masterpiece await Being a Samsung fan since the release of the Galaxy S2, I fell in love with Android because of the limitless customization capabilities and the unique features it offered to someone like me who demanded more from technology. After owning several of Samsung's flagships, I became disappointed with the direction they were heading: focusing on creating a beautiful phone and abandoning their. Android roots. I never thought about owning an LG phone because I thought they were generic and lack design and that they used inferior technology. This year, the LG V20 has come to prove that they are worthy of being a premium handset. Now let's get into the reason why I chose the LG V20 over the other flagships like the S7 Edge, Pixel XL, and iPhone 7. 1. The REMOVABLE battery. - LG managed to design a metal phone with a removable battery proved that you can design a beautiful phone and not compromise features. Now other manufacturers CANNOT say that they can't do it. Yes, I agree that the water resistance feature is nice, but who goes swimming with their phone everyday? Plus, I wouldn't expose my phone to chlorine water anyway even if it's waterproof. Plus, after 2 years, I dont need to shell out another $800 for a smartphone. Just pop in a new battery and you have a brand new phone again! Oh yeah, and the battery life is stellar! LG has tuned the device to optimize RAM performance and battery saving features. Stand by time is the best I've ever experienced. 2. Amazing camera plus dual camera set up. - The camera itself blows all other smartphone cameras out the water. Ignore online reviews and try it yourself. I had the S7 and though it shoots photos fast and takes great low light shots, it just isn't detailed enough for me with that 12MP camera. I would say the next best camera would be the iPhone 7 Plus but I'd still pick the LG V20 as the winner. The rear wide angel camera is SO MUCH FUN to use! There is also a front wide angel camera so you can take group photos with fri
Date published: 2016-11-24
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This unlock phone can update the software form LG?Because I buy the V20 unlock form Amazon. When I try to update the V20 form LG . The phone show me the message the phone not Register So cannot update the software. and then I return it.
Asked by: Lewis L.
Without knowing exactly which variant you purchased from Amazon, I cannot be sure. However, this V20 we are currently offering is the regular North American/US version. As long as it hasn't been modified, and you are in the United States, activated with a US carrier, you should receive updates.
Answered by: Steve M.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does Wi Fi calling work with Verizon?
Asked by: Mark
This phone is not compatible with Verizons Wifi Calling. Only Verizon Branded phones have the firmware to support this Verizon feature. The phone does have wifi connectivity available.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will the tablet (free with preorder) be shipped to Canadian customers?
Asked by: Thomas
Unfortunately due to manufacturer restrictions we are unable to ship outside US.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does it work on at&t?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes this LG V20 is compatible with AT&T.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27


can i use the 240 voltage to charge the phone ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes - the charger is 110-240V AC 50/60Hz.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is this phone new or used? Like open box or never opened??? and where it made? What country ship from?
Asked by: Krix_ _.
This is a brand new phone, The box was opened just to unlock the phone. The country of origin is South Korea and as of this post it would be shipped from New York.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will the US996 V20 have support for OTA FM radio?
Asked by: Anonymous
I installed NextRadio and it says it does NOT have access to the FM receiver in the device!! I'm on T-Mobile!!
Answered by: Lisa A.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will this phone be compatible with Straight Talk BYOP(Bring Your Own Phone)4G LTE service?
Asked by: Trayonna S.
Yes it will be compatible with the 4G LTE service from Straight Talk
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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