The LG V20 is the latest and greatest LG has to offer. This smartphone was originally announced last month as the first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat. That being said, the LG V20 is a direct successor to the LG V10 which was introduced last year. The main feature of this phone is its secondary ‘ticker’ display which is located above the phone's main panel, and this is an always-on display, which essentially means it can be quite useful as it can show you notifications and tons of other info even if your main panel is turned off. In any case, the LG V20 is available for purchase since recently, and in case you’re interested in checking out the LG V20 torture test, read on.
As expected, JerryRigEverything managed to get his hands on the LG V20 in order to perform his usual set of tests on the device. For those of you who don’t know, this is a YouTube channel which tests the latest devices by putting them through a variety of test. Now, the LG V20 did fairly well, the source performed a number of tests on the phone, ranging from scratching its display, all the way to putting pressure on the phone in order to see if it will break. The phone’s display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4, and it did as expected in the test, it does not scratch easily. This phone is made out of metal and plastic, its frame and back side are made out of metal, while the top and bottom strip are made out of plastic (we’re talking about the front side of the device). The buttons on this device are also made out of metal, and so is its speaker grill.
Now, the device’s display did well in the burn test, as it was able to recover after being burned by a lighter for several seconds. The phone’s camera protrudes on the back, and it is also the most troublesome part of this device it seems. It won’t scratch super easy, but if it does scratch, it could break on its own, well, the glass on top of it could, as it did in this video, so you might want to pay attention to that, and leave the “screen” protector on top of it. Now, the phone did not break in the “pressure” test either, it did flex quite a bit though, but it continued to function after that. If you’d like to check out the full test, take a look at the embedded video down below.