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

Nancy J. Delong

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G. Impression: LG A T-Cellular model of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G arrived yesterday and I am creating it my new day by day driver. I’ve examined out a Korean LG V50 and a G8X so I have ordeals with LG Twin Screen include remedy. The […]

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The LG V60 ThinQ 5G.


Impression: LG

A T-Cellular model of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G arrived yesterday and I am creating it my new day by day driver. I’ve examined out a Korean LG V50 and a G8X so I have ordeals with LG Twin Screen include remedy. The V60 rises to the major of LG’s item line and we are going to be shelling out major time with the telephone.

The entry rate for a new Samsung Galaxy S20 telephone is $999.99 with the S20 Extremely 5G beginning at $1,399.99. The Apple iphone 11 Pro begins at $999 when the Apple iphone 11 Pro Max begins at $1,099. Therefore, you would anticipate the LG V60 to begin at the $1,000 rate, but surprisingly the telephone retails for $799.99 with the blend including the Twin Screen include priced at $899.99. That is a large amount of telephone for $100 to $200 fewer than the beginning rate of other single-screen smartphones.

Also: LG G8X ThinQ Twin Screen evaluation: For $seven hundred, far better productiveness than the Galaxy Fold

After seeking equally the LG V50 and LG G8X, it’s distinct to me that the Twin Screen include is vital for productiveness. It provides you the overall flexibility to have two substantial six.eight-inch displays for applications and major productiveness with the potential to pop out the telephone and go solo when you want to travel light-weight.

LG V60 ThinQ 5G technical specs

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Display: six.eight inch, 2460 x 1080 pixels resolution P-OLED twenty.five:nine component ratio (395 PPI)
  • Functioning technique: Android ten with LG UX nine
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB internal with microSD expansion card slot
  • Cameras: 13 megapixels super-broad (117 levels) f/1.nine and sixty four megapixel rear f/1.eight cameras. ToF sensor array included. ten megapixel f/1.nine front-facing digital camera.
  • Drinking water resistance: IP68 h2o and dust ranking
  • Shock resistance: MIL-STD 810G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth five.1, GPS, NFC, FM radio
  • Battery: five,000 mAh non-detachable with Qualcomm Rapid Cost four+
  • Dimensions: 169.three x 77.six x eight.9mm and 214g
  • Color: Elegant Blue and Elegant White

The V-sequence is focused on online video generation and this V60 continues this trend with stereo speakers, 4 substantial-overall performance microphones (with Voice Bokeh), and AI digital camera software with innovative online video solutions. It also matches the new Samsung Galaxy S20 line with aid for 8K online video recording. As opposed to the rest of the smartphone planet, the LG V60 ThinQ continues with a three.5mm headset jack that supports its substantial-excellent 32-bit Quad DAC capacity.

LG Twin Screen technical specs

  • Display: six.eight-inch, 2460 x 1080 pixels resolution OLED twenty.five:nine component ratio (395 PPI)
  • Outside include screen: 2.1-inch mono
  • Hinge: 360 Freestop
  • Dimensions: a hundred seventy five.nine x 86 x fourteen.99mm and 134g
  • Color: Black and White

In regards to 5G, the LG V60 ThinQ supports Sub6 (small-band) and mid-band (Sprint is currently using it) networks. The Verizon model also supports the more rapidly, shorter vary mmWave 5G (substantial-band) technological know-how.

Also: LG V50 ThinQ 5G evaluation: A dual-screen 5G flagship

Components

One particular of the initially matters I observed is the substantial dimensions of the LG V60. With a six.eight inch screen it is a bit taller and a bit wider than the massive Samsung Galaxy S20 Extremely 5G. Having said that, it won’t have that massive rear digital camera bump possibly so it’s a bit additional sophisticated wanting. The attractive OLED screen is flat with a slight curvature at the edges tapering down into the aspect. With the Android ten gesture-dependent navigation, it feels normal to slide your finger up from the bottom edge and in from the sides. There is a smaller front-facing digital camera opening at the major, but it suits in just the notification bar and is scarcely apparent. Small bezels are present around all 4 sides.

The brushed steel edges are nicely built with a beveled piece on the bottom. The attractive pearl white glass back transitions down from the back into the sides. Well-spaced, prominent steel buttons are present with a ability button on the ideal and quantity/Google Assistant buttons on the remaining. The SIM card/microSD card tray is found up major. A USB port and three.5mm headphone jack are on the bottom. Stereo speaker audio arrives from the bottom and up above the screen.

There is a horizontal digital camera bar positioned down about a fifth of the way from the major. It consists of two cameras, a ToF sensor array, and a flash. Wi-fi charging is supported, as nicely as Qualcomm Rapid Cost four In addition.

If you obtain one particular of these at T-Cellular this 7 days make guaranteed to be mindful inserting and eradicating the LG V60 from the Twin Screen include. There are unique instructions ideal in the box as you unpackage it and it takes a bit of follow to get it ideal so you don’t bend the bottom USB-C connector.

Software

The LG V60 is managing Android ten with the February Android stability update. LG’s UI has come a very long way and is rather shut to what you see on Google Pixel products. The Google Find feed can be shown as the remaining-most home screen panel and you have whole command in excess of how matters are arranged and organized on your telephone.

There are a few LG apps put in on the system, including an image gallery, FM radio application, LG Well being, LG Pay, ThinQ home application, and QuickMemo+. Four game titles and a world-wide-web browser, Whale, are put in for you to examination out the Twin Screen expertise to its fullest. T-Cellular also incorporates a few of its utilities, including Cellular Hotspot, Visual Voicemail, and Name ID that are all beneficial for a complete T-Cellular expertise.

I am a massive supporter of the grid, font, widget, and other solutions that permit you optimize the telephone for your use. I am a bit sad to see the floating bar appears to be lacking, but at minimum there is a handy utility for the Twin Screen include.

Also: LG G8X ThinQ Twin Screen, very long-term examination: Two screens fantastic, but beware bulk and battery everyday living

Preliminary impressions and ordeals

The hardware is attractive and feels attractive in hand, but it is a quite substantial telephone. It is rated for IP68 and MIL-STD 810G and arrives with a two-12 months hardware guarantee so LG is assured in its potential to hold up nicely in excess of time. I love the Google Assistant button and the over-all style and design of the telephone with hands that are substantial sufficient to hold and use it comfortably.

The displays glance great and I glance ahead to consuming media written content on them. All of the great Twin Screen features I outlined in my LG G8X evaluation use here as nicely and the Twin Screen include will be a focus of my official evaluation in the next couple of weeks. This system has the opportunity to be a major productiveness device and with my distant operate condition, I am going to see how beneficial it can be in this condition.

I’ve come to drastically value the 120 Hz screen of the Galaxy S20 line and sad to say, this is not present on the LG V60. The focus of this telephone is on the digital camera, audio, and dual-screen ordeals and it is priced hundreds fewer than the S20 Extremely.

T-Cellular 5G is supported and I strategy to assess it with a couple of Galaxy S20 products. It is not blazing 5G, but improved vary and penetration are additional critical to my desires anyway and there are rewards to 5G even in these early levels of adoption.

Stay tuned for additional aspects on the cameras, 5G, battery everyday living, dual screen use, and additional.

Really feel absolutely free to interact with me here or on Twitter as I operate on the whole evaluation and other LG V60 ThinQ posts. I am wanting for unique use situations for the Twin Screen include also so remember to permit me know what you want me to examination.

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