LG V60 ThinQ 5G hands-on review

LG V60 ThinQ 5G hands-on review

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The V60 won’t be cheap, but LG thinks it can undercut the current Galaxy S20 price of $999 while still delivering some of the core features like 5G connectivity, Snapdragon 865 flagship SoC and high-end smartphone photography.

LG V60 ThinQ 5G specs

  • Body: 169.4 x 77.7 x 8.9 mm, 219g; Front and back glass, aluminum frame
  • Screen: 6.8″ OLED, FHD+ (1080 x 2460px) resolution, 20.5:9 aspect ratio, 395 ppi
  • Camera: Primary: 64MP Quad-Bayer, f/1.8 aperture, 0.8µm pixel size, 1/1.7 sensor size, OIS; Ultra-wide: 13MP, f/1.9 aperture, 1.00µm pixel size, 1/3.4″ sensor size
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+): octa-core CPU (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585), Adreno 650 GPU
  • Memory: 8GB/128GB, expandable via microSD up to 2TB
  • OS: Android 10, LG UX.
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh, Quick Charge 4.0+
  • Connectivity: 5G; Dual SIM; Dual-band Wi-Fi, Buetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0
  • Misc:Under-display fingerprint reader; NFC

The unique thing about the V60 is that the dual-screen accessory is back and this year, LG is planning to bundle it with the handset for free. By making the secondary screen more accessible to the consumers, they hope people would warm up to the benefits of the setup.

Other than that, the handset is almost fully equipped to compete in the high-end segment with its big and tall 6.8-inch OLED screen, generous 5,000 mAh battery and dual-camera setup on the back. Yes, there are only two cameras on the back – main one plus ultra-wide but LG thinks it can provide lossless 2x zooming by leveraging the large 64MPO sensor instead.

Hardware and features

The phone is built around a tall 6.8-inch OLED with 1080 x 2460px resolution making the aspect ratio rather unusual – 20.5:9. We can live with the fac that it’s not QHD resolution, but we think LG is missing the mark by not delivering a high refresh rate screen in a flagship product in 2020.

The display should be able to peak at 500 nits, but we suspect it can go higher in Auto mode under direct sunlight. Under the screen sits an optical fingerprint scanner, and LG didn’t talk much about that, and we didn’t have time to assess its performance so that we will leave that for the full review. Our best guess is that they’ve used the same one found in the G8X, which was a hit and miss.

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