LG V60 Review Rundown
The LG V60 5G ThinQ is a handsome and powerful flagship phone for a relatively reasonable price. The phone, with the Dual Screen attached, is actually thinner than "true" foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The Android 10-based LG UX software interface is intuitive enough to handle dual displays. The lack of multi-band 5G on most carriers limits its prospects for the future.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The V60 ThinQ is LG's fancy flagship that includes a second display in the phone case for dual-screen magic. $900 gets you both of these screens, and while it may not look as svelte as Samsung's Galaxy Fold, it's also less than half the price. With the FHD+ resolution, text in games can look a bit smudgy, and the lines not so clean.
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G is a premium phone poised to compete against the Galaxy S20. With the case, the phone costs from $900 to $950 depending on the carrier. The phone's photos are vibrant and clear, and the camera did a good job at locking in on moving objects.
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 ThinQ has an OLED display, but the resolution sits at 1,080p. The phone, with the Dual Screen attached, is actually thinner than “true” foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. When multitasking, the second display makes it easy to watch videos on one side and take notes on the other.
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G has a 6.8-inch OLED main display with the now familiar 20.5:9 aspect ratio. It works in a similar manner as a clamshell handset, except that the secondary display is connected and powered via the USB-C port on your smartphone. It is a pleasant experience to enjoy a YouTube video on the main screen while I skim my Twitter feed on the secondary screen.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 works on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, but it only supports sub-6GHz networks. The front of the phone is dominated by a 6.8-inch display with a teardrop notch for the camera. The primary lens supports 4-by-4 pixel binning to create sharp 16MP shots.
Reviewers from Phonearena have found the following[***]:
The V60 boasts a Snapdragon 865, a strong camera setup, top-notch battery life, 5G, and great audio. Starting at $799, the V60 isn't the cheapest phone around, but it's certainly a better bargain than its four-digit competitors.
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The V60 ThinQ 5G is LG's second 5G-ready phone after the V50. It's a phone that you need to ‘get’ in order to appreciate and isn't for the mainstream smartphone buyer. The phone is just too big though. This decidedly makes the V60 a two-hand phone, as even scrolling with one can feel precarious.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 was due to be unveiled during MWC 2020, but following the show's cancellation at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, LG opted for a low-key online launch. By itself, the phone has looks we'd expect on a Samsung flagship, including a pearl-hued glass back, gold-ish trim around the camera bump, and burnished aluminum sides. It's not quite surpassing other top-tier phones in looks, with thicker bezels than you'll see in the Samsung Galaxy S20 line. The phone is closer to the size of other ‘Plus'- monickered phones, with a 20.5:9 ratio display.
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
LG is undercutting Samsung's Galaxy S20 in price, while still trying to cram a lot of upgrades into the V60. The big selling point is still that basic, core ability to run different apps side by side at the same time. Pricing is a little scattered, with the phone itself costing $800 (T-Mobile) or around $900 with the Dual Screen.
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G feels like a refresh of a rehash rather than a candidate for one of the best phones you can buy right now. The V60 packs three lenses on the back — a primary 64-MP wide-angle one, a 13-MP ultrawide and one of LG's time-of-flight Z Cameras. Without a telephoto, the V60 can't deliver the 3x or 4x optical quality of the Galaxy S20 family.
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 ThinQ might not be as flashy as some of the other best phones around, but this is a surprisingly impressive phone – if you look past a few details that feel stuck in the past. While I like the Dual Screen and it does add a much-needed unique flair to the V60, it's not something I can keep on all the time. It's too thick and adds more weight to an already weighty phone. The camera setup is good – if not exactly class-leading or unique. Yet, the pictures the phone captures are actually really nice.
- 1. ^ LG's Dual Screen V60 Is So Charming, I Don't Mind Its Flaws. Gizmodo. 09 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ LG V60 ThinQ 5G review: A less exciting but cheaper Galaxy S20 alternative. Cnet. 06 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ LG V60 ThinQ 5G Dual Screen review: Not quite a flagship. Digitaltrends. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 4. ^ LG V60 ThinQ 5G review: the regressive flagship. Nextpit. 21 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 5. ^ LG V60 5G ThinQ Review. Pcmag. 03 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 6. ^ LG V60 ThinQ Review. Phonearena. 01 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 7. ^ LG V60 ThinQ 5G review. Techadvisor. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 8. ^ LG V60 ThinQ review. Techradar. 04 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 9. ^ LG V60 Dual Screen review: V for versatility . Theverge. 17 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 10. ^ LG V60 ThinQ 5G review. Tomsguide. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 11. ^ LG V60 ThinQ Review. Trustedreviews. 26 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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