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-Cellular version of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G arrived yesterday and I am generating it my new everyday driver. I have tested out a Korean LG V50 and a G8X so I have ordeals with LG Dual Screen cover option. The V60 rises to the top rated of LG’s merchandise line and we will be shelling out really serious time with the mobile phone.

The entry price tag for a new Samsung Galaxy S20 mobile phone is $999.99 with the S20 Ultra 5G starting at $1,399.99. The Iphone eleven Professional commences at $999 while the Iphone eleven Professional Max commences at $1,099. Hence, you would expect the LG V60 to get started at the $1,000 price tag, but surprisingly the mobile phone retails for $799.99 with the combination which includes the Dual Screen cover priced at $899.99. Which is a good deal of mobile phone for $one hundred to $200 less than the starting price tag of other solitary-monitor smartphones.

Also: LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen evaluation: For $seven hundred, superior productivity than the Galaxy Fold

Following seeking the two the LG V50 and LG G8X, it is really distinct to me that the Dual Screen cover is important for productivity. It presents you the adaptability to have two substantial six.8-inch displays for applications and really serious productivity with the ability to pop out the mobile phone and go solo when you want to travel mild.

LG V60 ThinQ 5G requirements

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Display screen: six.8 inch, 2460 x 1080 pixels resolution P-OLED twenty.five:9 element ratio (395 PPI)
  • Running program: Android 10 with LG UX 9
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB interior with microSD growth card slot
  • Cameras: thirteen megapixels tremendous-broad (117 levels) f/1.9 and sixty four megapixel rear f/1.8 cameras. ToF sensor array included. 10 megapixel f/1.9 entrance-dealing with digicam.
  • Water resistance: IP68 h2o and dust ranking
  • Shock resistance: MIL-STD 810G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.eleven a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth five.1, GPS, NFC, FM radio
  • Battery: five,000 mAh non-detachable with Qualcomm Brief Demand 4+
  • Proportions: 169.three x 77.six x 8.9mm and 214g
  • Coloration: Stylish Blue and Stylish White

The V-series is centered on movie development and this V60 proceeds this trend with stereo speakers, 4 substantial-overall performance microphones (with Voice Bokeh), and AI digicam software package with state-of-the-art movie alternatives. It also matches the new Samsung Galaxy S20 line with assist for 8K movie recording. Contrary to the relaxation of the smartphone planet, the LG V60 ThinQ proceeds with a three.5mm headset jack that supports its substantial-excellent 32-bit Quad DAC capability.

LG Dual Screen requirements

  • Display screen: six.8-inch, 2460 x 1080 pixels resolution OLED twenty.five:9 element ratio (395 PPI)
  • Outdoors cover display: 2.1-inch mono
  • Hinge: 360 Freestop
  • Proportions: 175.9 x 86 x fourteen.99mm and 134g
  • Coloration: Black and White

In regards to 5G, the LG V60 ThinQ supports Sub6 (reduced-band) and mid-band (Dash is at present utilizing it) networks. The Verizon product also supports the more rapidly, shorter selection mmWave 5G (substantial-band) technologies.

Also: LG V50 ThinQ 5G evaluation: A twin-display 5G flagship

Components

A person of the very first matters I observed is the substantial dimensions of the LG V60. With a six.8 inch display it is a bit taller and a bit broader than the enormous Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. Nevertheless, it will not have that enormous rear digicam bump either so it is really a bit additional tasteful wanting. The beautiful OLED display is flat with a slight curvature at the edges tapering down into the side. With the Android 10 gesture-based navigation, it feels natural to slide your finger up from the base edge and in from the sides. There is a tiny entrance-dealing with digicam opening at the top rated, but it suits inside the notification bar and is barely obvious. Minimum bezels are existing all-around all 4 sides.

The brushed metallic edges are nicely created with a beveled piece on the base. The beautiful pearl white glass back transitions down from the back into the sides. Very well-spaced, notable metallic buttons are existing with a energy button on the suitable and quantity/Google Assistant buttons on the left. The SIM card/microSD card tray is uncovered up top rated. A USB port and three.5mm headphone jack are on the base. Stereo speaker sound comes from the base and up over the display.

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

If you purchase one particular of these at T-Cellular this 7 days make guaranteed to be mindful inserting and getting rid of the LG V60 from the Dual Screen cover. There are precise directions suitable in the box as you unpackage it and it usually takes a bit of observe to get it suitable so you you should not bend the base USB-C connector.

Software

The LG V60 is managing Android 10 with the February Android safety update. LG’s UI has occur a extensive way and is rather shut to what you see on Google Pixel equipment. The Google Uncover feed can be demonstrated as the left-most dwelling monitor panel and you have total regulate over how matters are arranged and structured on your mobile phone.

There are a several LG applications mounted on the product, which includes an image gallery, FM radio app, LG Wellbeing, LG Pay back, ThinQ dwelling app, and QuickMemo+. 4 video games and a internet browser, Whale, are mounted for you to examination out the Dual Screen knowledge to its fullest. T-Cellular also includes a several of its utilities, which includes Cellular Hotspot, Visual Voicemail, and Name ID that are all beneficial for a finish T-Cellular knowledge.

I am a substantial fan of the grid, font, widget, and other alternatives that let you enhance the mobile phone for your use. I am a bit sad to see the floating bar seems to be lacking, but at the very least there is a helpful utility for the Dual Screen cover.

Also: LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen, extensive-phrase examination: Two screens good, but beware bulk and battery lifetime

Initial impressions and ordeals

The hardware is attractive and feels beautiful in hand, but it is a very substantial mobile phone. It is rated for IP68 and MIL-STD 810G and comes with a two-calendar year hardware warranty so LG is confident in its ability to hold up nicely over time. I like the Google Assistant button and the over-all style and design of the mobile phone with fingers that are substantial ample to hold and use it comfortably.

The displays appear fantastic and I appear ahead to consuming media content material on them. All of the fantastic Dual Screen functions I outlined in my LG G8X evaluation use below as nicely and the Dual Screen cover will be a target of my formal evaluation in the subsequent pair of months. This product has the likely to be a really serious productivity machine and with my remote do the job problem, I am likely to see how beneficial it can be in this problem.

I have occur to enormously take pleasure in the one hundred twenty Hz display of the Galaxy S20 line and regretably, this is not existing on the LG V60. The target of this mobile phone is on the digicam, audio, and twin-monitor ordeals and it is priced hundreds less than the S20 Ultra.

T-Cellular 5G is supported and I system to review it with a pair of Galaxy S20 equipment. It is not blazing 5G, but improved selection and penetration are additional essential to my requirements in any case and there are gains to 5G even in these early phases of adoption.

Continue to be tuned for additional particulars on the cameras, 5G, battery lifetime, twin monitor use, and additional.

Experience free of charge to interact with me below or on Twitter as I do the job on the total evaluation and other LG V60 ThinQ posts. I am wanting for precise use cases for the Dual Screen cover way too so be sure to let me know what you want me to examination.