LG V60 ThinQ first look: Affordable 5G phone with practical dual-screen system

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The LG V60 ThinQ 5G.


Impression: LG

A T-Cell model of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G arrived yesterday and I am making it my new day-to-day driver. I have examined out a Korean LG V50 and a G8X so I have activities with LG Dual Display screen include remedy. The V60 rises to the best of LG’s solution line and we are going to be paying out really serious time with the telephone.

The entry price for a new Samsung Galaxy S20 telephone is $999.99 with the S20 Ultra 5G starting at $one,399.99. The Iphone 11 Professional starts off at $999 whilst the Iphone 11 Professional Max starts off at $one,099. Hence, you would count on the LG V60 to start off at the $one,000 price, but surprisingly the telephone retails for $799.99 with the mix which include the Dual Display screen include priced at $899.99. That’s a ton of telephone for $100 to $two hundred much less than the starting price of other solitary-display smartphones.

Also: LG G8X ThinQ Dual Display screen assessment: For $seven hundred, superior productivity than the Galaxy Fold

Soon after striving equally the LG V50 and LG G8X, it is really obvious to me that the Dual Display screen include is vital for productivity. It offers you the flexibility to have two big 6.eight-inch shows for programs and really serious productivity with the skill to pop out the telephone and go solo when you want to vacation gentle.

LG V60 ThinQ 5G specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Display screen: 6.eight inch, 2460 x 1080 pixels resolution P-OLED 20.five:nine part ratio (395 PPI)
  • Working process: Android ten with LG UX nine
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB interior with microSD enlargement card slot
  • Cameras: 13 megapixels tremendous-extensive (117 degrees) f/one.nine and sixty four megapixel rear f/one.eight cameras. ToF sensor array involved. ten megapixel f/one.nine entrance-facing digicam.
  • Drinking water resistance: IP68 water and dust rating
  • Shock resistance: MIL-STD 810G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth five.one, GPS, NFC, FM radio
  • Battery: five,000 mAh non-removable with Qualcomm Brief Demand 4+
  • Proportions: 169.three x 77.6 x eight.9mm and 214g
  • Colour: Classy Blue and Classy White

The V-collection is centered on movie generation and this V60 continues this craze with stereo speakers, 4 substantial-functionality microphones (with Voice Bokeh), and AI digicam computer software with sophisticated movie choices. It also matches the new Samsung Galaxy S20 line with aid for 8K movie recording. Compared with the rest of the smartphone earth, the LG V60 ThinQ continues with a three.5mm headset jack that supports its substantial-excellent 32-bit Quad DAC functionality.

LG Dual Display screen specifications

  • Display screen: 6.eight-inch, 2460 x 1080 pixels resolution OLED 20.five:nine part ratio (395 PPI)
  • Exterior include show: two.one-inch mono
  • Hinge: 360 Freestop
  • Proportions: a hundred seventy five.nine x 86 x 14.99mm and 134g
  • Colour: Black and White

In regards to 5G, the LG V60 ThinQ supports Sub6 (very low-band) and mid-band (Sprint is presently using it) networks. The Verizon design also supports the a lot quicker, shorter variety mmWave 5G (substantial-band) technological know-how.

Also: LG V50 ThinQ 5G assessment: A dual-show 5G flagship

Components

1 of the initial matters I noticed is the big size of the LG V60. With a 6.eight inch show it is a bit taller and a bit broader than the significant Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. Even so, it won’t have that significant rear digicam bump either so it is really a bit more tasteful on the lookout. The pretty OLED show is flat with a slight curvature at the edges tapering down into the facet. With the Android ten gesture-primarily based navigation, it feels pure to slide your finger up from the base edge and in from the sides. There is a tiny entrance-facing digicam opening at the best, but it suits inside of the notification bar and is hardly apparent. Minimum bezels are current all over all 4 sides.

The brushed metal edges are well intended with a beveled piece on the base. The pretty pearl white glass back transitions down from the back into the sides. Properly-spaced, distinguished metal buttons are current with a power button on the ideal and volume/Google Assistant buttons on the remaining. The SIM card/microSD card tray is observed up best. A USB port and three.5mm headphone jack are on the base. Stereo speaker sound comes from the base and up above the show.

There is a horizontal digicam bar positioned down about a fifth of the way from the best. It consists of two cameras, a ToF sensor array, and a flash. Wireless charging is supported, as well as Qualcomm Brief Demand 4 Moreover.

If you acquire one of these at T-Cell this week make absolutely sure to be careful inserting and eradicating the LG V60 from the Dual Display screen include. There are unique directions ideal in the box as you unpackage it and it will take a bit of observe to get it ideal so you really don’t bend the base USB-C connector.

Program

The LG V60 is running Android ten with the February Android protection update. LG’s UI has occur a very long way and is relatively shut to what you see on Google Pixel gadgets. The Google Explore feed can be revealed as the remaining-most house display panel and you have total handle over how matters are arranged and organized on your telephone.

There are a handful of LG apps mounted on the machine, which include an picture gallery, FM radio application, LG Well being, LG Shell out, ThinQ house application, and QuickMemo+. Four games and a world wide web browser, Whale, are mounted for you to check out the Dual Display screen practical experience to its fullest. T-Cell also incorporates a handful of of its utilities, which include Cell Hotspot, Visible Voicemail, and Title ID that are all helpful for a entire T-Cell practical experience.

I am a big lover of the grid, font, widget, and other choices that permit you improve the telephone for your use. I’m a bit unhappy to see the floating bar appears to be missing, but at minimum there is a handy utility for the Dual Display screen include.

Also: LG G8X ThinQ Dual Display screen, very long-time period check: Two screens good, but beware bulk and battery lifetime

Preliminary impressions and activities

The components is beautiful and feels pretty in hand, but it is a extremely big telephone. It is rated for IP68 and MIL-STD 810G and comes with a two-calendar year components guarantee so LG is self-confident in its skill to hold up well over time. I really like the Google Assistant button and the general style of the telephone with palms that are big ample to hold and use it comfortably.

The shows appear good and I appear ahead to consuming media information on them. All of the good Dual Display screen functions I pointed out in my LG G8X assessment utilize right here as well and the Dual Display screen include will be a concentrate of my formal assessment in the future pair of weeks. This machine has the probable to be a really serious productivity equipment and with my remote do the job scenario, I am going to see how helpful it can be in this scenario.

I have occur to considerably recognize the one hundred twenty Hz show of the Galaxy S20 line and however, this is not current on the LG V60. The concentrate of this telephone is on the digicam, audio, and dual-display activities and it is priced hundreds much less than the S20 Ultra.

T-Cell 5G is supported and I prepare to compare it with a pair of Galaxy S20 gadgets. It is not blazing 5G, but improved variety and penetration are more vital to my requirements in any case and there are advantages to 5G even in these early levels of adoption.

Keep tuned for more aspects on the cameras, 5G, battery lifetime, dual display use, and more.

Come to feel cost-free to interact with me right here or on Twitter as I do the job on the total assessment and other LG V60 ThinQ articles or blog posts. I am on the lookout for unique use scenarios for the Dual Display screen include too so be sure to permit me know what you want me to check.