LG V20 suffering from bad camera cover glass?

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As smartphone manufacturers continue to push materials and construction in hopes of one-upping the competition, the potential exists for embarrassing defects to surface. A new one that is cropping up in recent days involves the LG V20, the company’s latest flagship level device that they hope to use to overcome disappointment from LG G5 sales. Unfortunately, reports have started to surface indicating the glass cover over the rear camera module is prone to cracking.

In the latest report related to the LG V20, a user on Reddit shows the shattered glass cover seemingly emanating from the LED flash, which can double as a flashlight on a smartphone. According to the report, the user had been using the flashlight function for about 30 minutes when the damage was discovered.

Apparently this is not the first such incident reported concerning the camera’s glass cover on an LG V20 as another Reddit user suffered a similar fate mere hours after taking their new device out of the box. The LG V20 is also not the first smartphone to suffer from a possible issue concerning the glass cover for the rear camera. Over the course of the past year, some owners of the Nexus 6P, which is manufactured by Huawei, also found the glass covering to be brittle and prone to cracking.

If you are the type of person who like to be the first on the block with the latest smartphone or other tech gadget, do all of these reports of potential manufacturing defects and issues make you want to change your first adopter tendencies to wait for some reviews to filter in?

source: Reddit


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.


  • ZBlade

    If you look at the torture test from Jerry Rigs Everything. He talks about the glass covering the camera. This should be an easy fix though.