Review of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G
“The LG V60 ThinQ is an interesting phone and with various qualities to rescue as his strong battery, camera, decent, responsive performance, and an accessory dual screen very useful.”
- You can also add a dual screen
- Lasting battery
- Accelerated performance
- Has a software very custom
- The camera is poor in low light
- Something expensive
The LG V60 ThinQ is not the first phone with technology 5G of the company, nor the first to introduce a dual screen, whether as part of an accessory, however, has several qualities novel that is worth rescuing.
With a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8 GB of RAM and Android 10, the device has a lot to offer. But, what are these features enough to invest at least $800 dollars on it? After using it for several days, we’ll tell you if it really worth to buy it.
Design and ports
The LG V60 ThinQ has a notch in the shape of a semicircle smaller with respect to that of its predecessor, the LG V50.
In the upper back, you’ll see the camera module in a horizontal direction. Also, at the bottom, you’ll find a USB-a port C and a connector for headphones, while the left side is the volume control, and a button intended for the Google Assistant. As in most phones, the power button is on the right side.
The phone offers two modes, depending on whether or not you use the case of dual screen optional. Without the holster, the phone looks and feels relatively thin but when you add the case of a dual-screen, we feel that the phone is completely changed. Although this case makes the device heavier and larger, we cannot deny that it offers a extra protection and a second screen that allows us to see better without the strain on both the view.
If we compare it with phones of dual screen in the market, like the Galaxy Fold Samsung, LG V60 ThinQ remains more thin, even with the case extra.
The LG V60 ThinQ comes in two colors: blue and white. The model that we were testing is the pearl white and the truth seems to us very elegant and delicate.
The cover of the double screen
The most interesting feature of the LG V60 ThinQ is the cover of a dual-screen that brings. Although it is not a flip phone to a “real” as the Galaxy Fold or the Motorola Razr, we must admit that this accessory adds a second screen of the same size and resolution, and does its job well.
The dual display is very useful when you perform multiple tasks, and games. In our tests, we had the opportunity to view videos in one of the screens and take notes in the other without any problem.
Append the case of a dual-screen phone is quite simple. You just have to swipe from the top, ensuring that the USB-a connector C is inserted into the port of the phone. To charge the phone, you’ll need to use an adapter USB-C magnetic that comes with the case or the wireless charging. You must remove it with care, to avoid damaging the display or the USB port-C.
In the front part of the casing, you’ll see a small monochrome screen that displays information such as the time, battery life and notifications, so you don’t have to open the phone for those details.
However, if you think that you don’t need a second screen, and the most important thing for you is to have a phone light and without a lot of volume, we recommend that you do not purchase this accessory.
Although we can not deny that the colours offered by the screen are bright and vivid, both when you are in the inside as in the full light of day, and the blacks are quite vivid thanks to the OLED technology of which it is composed, we must admit that we were disappointed a little to know that its resolution is 1,080 p, and that the refresh rate is 60 Hz, taking into account that the screen V50 ThinQ offers a higher quality of 1,450 p.
In terms of the design of the screen, you’ll find an optical sensor fingerprint in the bottom, which in our tests we didn’t like it at all, since that sometimes took several seconds to respond. We believe that it is a function that should improve as soon as possible, since that is the only method, in addition to the password regular, with which account the phone to be unlocked.
The LG V60 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, along with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It also has a MicroSD card reader, with which you can expand the storage if you want.
In general, in our tests, the V60 ThinQ it worked so fast, even when what we use to do multitasking and play a few rounds of Fortnite. Without a doubt a quality that is expected taking into account its price and its processor.
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G features Android 10, coated with the skin of LG, as all phones of this manufacturer.
Although in general the software works very well, we find bloatware unnecessary, that on some occasions, we had to delete.
Some of the unnecessary items that we found were the preinstalled games as Modern Combat 5 and Sniper Fury, which, fortunately, can lead to the recycle bin to always.
We also noticed that the skin LG shuffles the applications as it thinks fit and not as we decide. For example, in our tests, after you choose to sort applications alphabetically, we installed some new applications, and are located at the end of the list, instead of doing it in alphabetical order.
Quality of photo and video
The LG V60 ThinQ account in the rear with a system of three camera lenses: a sensor main 64-megapixel f/1.8, a lens ultra-wide, 13-megapixel f/1.9 and a lens of time-of-flight of 0.3 megapixel that is used to capture depth information. However, it does not offer the option of a telephoto lens so popular in the new phones.
In general, the photos we took with good light gave us favorable results, however, it was not the same when there was little light.
The most interesting thing about the camera on the V60 is the fact that you can capture videos in 8K, as new phones from Samsung, thanks to the Snapdragon processor 865. However, it is important that you know that that also means that these videos will take up more space.
The front camera comes with 10 megapixels and altomar photos in low light, the camera had problems. However the portrait mode showed problems with the detection of edges.
Great battery life
The best of the LG V60 ThinQ is your battery. The device works with a massive battery of 5,000 mAh. In our tests we used the phone for a full day, and opening various apps and making a few phone calls and at the end of the day still had 30 percent of battery.
As was expected, the attachment of a dual-screen (Dual Display), depletes the battery a little faster, however, we realized that it does not in an exaggerated way.
Price and availability
The LG V60 ThinQ has a value of $800 dollars without the accessory screen dual, or $900 with the accessory. Until the moment, is only available on AT&T and T-Mobile, although it is expected to get an unlocked version soon.
The V60 ThinQ comes with a limited one-year warranty, and if you register the device with LG, you’ll get a second year free.
The LG V60 ThinQ is an interesting phone and with various qualities for rescue as is its strong battery, camera, decent, responsive performance, and an accessory dual screen very useful. However, it is not perfect. We were disappointed a little experience with the software and the sensor fingerprint and the truth is that it is not so novel if we compare it with the LG V50.
If you’re looking for a phone of quality, but without spending more than $1,000, the LG V60 ThinQ is a decent choice.
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