Read this detailed LG V60 ThinQ 5G review to find out why this phone is one of the best flagships in the market at a reasonable price.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G was released in March 2020 during the war of flagships. Every manufacturer releases its greatest phones every year showing off the most advanced techs in the world. However, the prices sometimes do not make any sense at all. Luckily, this does not apply to LG V60 ThinQ 5G.
What makes us more interested in this phone is its second screen accessory. Yes, you can attach another screen to this phone but it is sold separately. You have to spend a few more bucks to enjoy its dual-screen experience.
Similar to other flagships, LG V60 ThinQ 5G provides cutting-edge features that are most likely missing in mid to low-entry phones. LG also boasts about its 5G connectivity and its FullVision display.
If you are curious about new features available in this phone, read this LG V60 ThinQ 5G review thoroughly. Find out why this phone is worth getting.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Key Specs
LG V60 ThinQ 5G specifications:
- Weight: 218g
- Dimensions: 169 x 78 x 8.9mm
- OS: Android 10
- Screen size: 6.8-inch
- Resolution: 2460 x 1080
- CPU: 2.8GHz Octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128/256GB
- Battery: 5,000 mAh, Non-removable
- Rear camera: 64MP (standard) + 13MP (ultrawide) + 0.3 (depth)
- Front camera: 10MP
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Design
LG V60 ThinQ 5G has a gorgeous overall design. Both the front side and back cover are well-built and every button is almost perfectly placed. We said “almost” because the phone is huge and it is hard to navigate it with one hand. The phone also feels heavy as it weighs around 218 grams.
The body has rounded edges similar to currently-released devices. The LG V60 ThinQ 5G is almost bezel-less although there is a waterdrop notch, which houses a front-facing camera. Fortunately, the notch looks proper and does not take up too much space.
This phone gives a premium vibe when you look at the back cover. It is made of high-quality glass. However, it is pretty slippery and susceptible to fingerprints. You can use a phone case to protect the phone, especially the back cover.
This device is available in Classy White and Classy Blue color variants. The colors look minimalist yet elegant.
There are three camera lenses and an LED flash on the back of the phone which are lined up vertically. The cameras do not protrude as much as other competitors.
You can find a SIM card slot and a microphone on top. A speaker, a USB Type-C port, and a headphone jack are located on the bottom of the phone.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Display
LG V60 ThinQ 5G has a 6.8-inch display with a 2460 x 1080 resolution. The aspect ratio is 20.5:9, which is a tad weird but it is probably due to the notch. The display uses P-OLED with 16M colors and the quality is just spectacular. P-OLED is a variant of an OLED panel that uses a plastic base layer.
The colors are vibrant and the screen is bright even in direct sunlight. You will still be able to see the interface when walking outside on a hot sunny day.
Despite having a lower pixel density compared to some competitors, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G’s display is commendable because it looks very sharp. The screen uses Gorilla Glass 5 to protect it from scratches.
Media viewing is so satisfying on this device. You can watch Netflix videos in HDR10+. This technology is able to boost the color and contrast of videos. The screen also has an always-on display feature, which is capable of showing limited information when the phone is asleep.
As we have mentioned above, you can attach a secondary screen to this phone. Unfortunately, it is sold separately as an accessory or not included in the box. The dual-screen capability is meant for people who want a seamless multitasking experience.
You can also turn the second screen into a keyboard or a gamepad. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner but we will talk about it more in the performance section.
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LG V60 ThinQ 5G Camera
You are provided with three rear-facing cameras, which consist of a 64MP main camera, a 13MP ultrawide camera, and a 0.3MP depth sensor camera. Sadly, there is no zoom lens or dedicated telephoto camera available on this phone. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 10MP with an f/1.9 aperture.
The results are absolutely stunning and on par with photos taken by other flagship phones. The LG V60 ThinQ 5G’s cameras perform the best in well-lit conditions. The colors are rich and the details are retained in every photo.
You can maximize the cameras’ potential by tinkering the manual settings. Despite not having a telephoto camera, the digital zoom is still acceptable.
The 10MP front-facing camera produces high-quality images as well. It is definitely perfect for selfies and to decorate your Instagram feed. If you have bought the second screen, you can turn the selfie camera into a rear-facing camera by folding the phone. Even better, the second screen functions as a viewfinder when you use it that way.
Moving on to the video recording, the quality is above average. It does not do that well in dark conditions as videos become noisy. The rear-facing cameras are capable of recording videos in 8K resolution at 30 fps. It is also able to record in HDR10 mode and has an optical image stabilizer. The selfie camera can record videos in 4K at 30 fps supported by the HDR ability.
Two interesting features that capture our attention the most are voice bokeh and ASMR mode. Voice bokeh can minimize a significant amount of background noise while recording a video. Meanwhile, ASMR increases the sensitivity of the microphones.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Storage
There are only two storage variants of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G, which are the 128 and 256GB versions. It is spacious for casual users but if you want more space, there is a microSD slot available, which supports up to 2TB of storage.
Since the phone takes up a lot of memory for camera shots and videos, you may run out of space quickly. The other alternative is to back up your files to a computer or upload them to online storage services such as Google Photos and Dropbox. You can also free up more spaces by cleaning your caches and cookies.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Performance
LG V60 ThinQ 5G sports one of the fastest chipsets in the market, the 2.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. This processor is used in almost every 2020 flagship Android phone.
Snapdragon 865 is best known for supporting 5G connectivity and the 5th generation of Qualcomm AI Engine.
Besides the monstrous processor, this phone is supported by 8GB of RAM. It is more than enough to support your multitasking experience. This phone obviously can pull off any task effortlessly.
It opens basic apps with ease and loads more demanding apps quickly. You are less likely to encounter performance issues unless you run buggy applications. Screen transition and scrolling are smooth and we did not see any noticeable hiccup.
This LG V60 ThinQ 5G performance review declares that the gaming experience is spectacular on this phone. LG provides a Game Launcher app that boosts your phone’s performance. The launcher has a virtual gamepad only for supported games. On a more positive note, you can customize it and use the second screen exclusively as the gamepad.
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G comes with LG UX 9.0 on top of Android 10. This customized Android brings in several new features that are probably not available in other flagships.
The operating system now supports universal dark mode and better privacy settings. You can customize the always-on display feature to display notifications you want to see the most.
On the other hand, the dual-screen mode does not live up to its potential. Unless LG decides to update the software, you can only run one app at a time.
This phone is rated for IP68 water and dust resistance. It is also believed to be tougher than most phones as the V60 has a MIL-STD810G rating or military standards for durability.
Furthermore, this device is equipped with an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, a compass, a barometer, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. To secure your phone, you just have to touch the bottom area of the screen. The response is not that fast but still bearable. But compared to a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, the response time is slower.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Connectivity
Based on its name, the LG V60 ThinQ supports the 5G network and, of course, LTE. 5G is supposed to be faster and low-latency although it all depends on your carrier’s coverage. You can contact your carrier’s customer service or check out their official website.
This phone also employs Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 and Bluetooth 5.1, which supports aptX HD. The aptX HD is a codec that enables devices to deliver high definition audio over Bluetooth. This codec supports 24-bit music quality, which has become more popular these days among audiophiles.
You can also plug in other devices, from USB flash drives to digital cameras, to your phones via a USB OTG (on-the-go) cable.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Battery
LG V60 ThinQ 5G has a large 5,000mAh battery and it is non-removable. In theory, a battery of this size can power your phone for a day or two. However, it depends on your screen usage and apps running in the background. The battery may deplete faster if you attach the second screen.
The good news is this phone supports fast wireless and wired charging. A 25W charger is included in the box and it can charge your phone to 100% in less than two hours. Fast charging is beneficial as you do not have to plug in your phone too often.
Is LG V60 ThinQ 5G a good phone?
You can get LG V60 ThinQ 5G for around $699.99 at various stores. This LG V60 ThinQ 5G review believes that this phone surpasses our expectations. We would even say this phone is underrated. There are more expensive flagship phones out there. Why get the expensive one if you can buy the cheaper one with similar, or even more complete features?
LG V60 ThinQ 5G has a sturdy build quality, looks premium, and captures outstanding photos. Although the night shots and video recordings can be improved, they are still above average. The processor is fast and can run heavy games. It is perfect as a daily driver.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Pros
- Premium design
- Great cameras
- Powerful processor
- Supports 5G
- Large battery
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Cons
- Blurry night photos
- Chunky size
- Dual-screen not maximized