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LG V60 Review Rundown

LGPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 65%
Pros**
  • Superb dual-screen performance
  • Great battery life
  • Dual Screen is easy to use
Cons**
  • Screen protectors are hard to come by

Summary

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.

Rundown

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The V60 ThinQ offers powerful productivity features at less than half the price of anything comparable. It's not the best camera for every situation, so if a phone's camera is an important feature for you, you should look elsewhere. There is 5G support on the V60 for all three major carriers, but guess who doesn't have any kind of 5G service where they live?
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Dual Screen case
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not the best camera
  • No 5G support

androidauthority[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 has two cameras on the back of the device: a standard angle and an ultrawide. The standard angle lens is powered by a 64MP sensor which bins 4x to 16MP. On the front, you'll find a 10MP selfie camera. Because of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the V60 can now shoot 8K video at a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 at a max frame rate of 26fps.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous dual-display display
  • Great battery life
  • Great cameras
Cons[**]
  • No 5G
  • No IP rating

androidauthority[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The V60 delivers significant results a year later with the core primary camera experience. Zoom and ultra-wide areas are where LG is lagging behind the competition. The lack of a telephoto camera is likely because of profit margin considerations. The phone ships with a 25W charger in the box, sharing the same charging speed as Samsung's recent flagships.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fast charging
  • Solid performance
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • No ultra-wide camera
  • No telephoto camera
  • Unreliable volume controls

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset, which keeps everything running smoothly. The phone's photos are vibrant and clear, and the camera did a good job at locking in on moving objects and keeping them in focus. The V60 also beat out the Galaxy S20 and took the lead in both 3DMark's Slingshot Unlimited test and Geekbench 5.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Long battery life
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • No 5G or 5G
  • No headphone jack

digitaltrends[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 53%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 ThinQ is a solid phone let down by a frustrating software experience and so-so features. If you want a Snapdragon 865-equipped phone in the sub-$800 price range, this is the way to go right now. However, if you're simply looking for a flagship-tier phone, you might consider the Samsung Galaxy S20.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful design
  • Solid performance
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • No telephoto lens
  • No IP68 rating

nextpit[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 55%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 proved to be surprisingly good with night mode on, where it managed to capture some pretty sharp shots. However, without night mode turned on, the smoothing of the image become too much at times, resulting in plenty of lost detail. The V60's sensor combination did not excite me. It's a shame to have decent performance while missing out on flagship-level performance.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality case
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • No telephoto lens
  • No headphone jack

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The V60 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor along with 8GB of RAM. It ships with 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, of which just 96GB is available out of the box. The V60 ships with Android 10 paired with LG's UX 9.0 custom skin. The AT&T version of the V60 is packed with bloatware.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No 5G
  • No multi-band support

techadvisor[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 50%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 is one of my favourite phones of the past two years. It is lovable, with outstanding battery life, great audio and a Dual Screen case. But it is only available through US mobile carriers, meaning it will probably be difficult to get into the hands of some niche audience.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Great battery life
  • Dual Screen is great
Cons[**]
  • No face unlock
  • App drawer is a pain to use

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 runs Android 10, with the latest version of Google's OS bringing with it dark mode, over-the-air security patches and a host of other improvements. There are just two rear cameras here, with no telephoto lens nor any sort of depth sensor. The V60 packs a 5,000mAh battery, which gets you through a day of ordinary usage, with change.
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Pros[**]
  • Dual Screen is fast
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No in-display fingerprint sensor
  • No telephoto lens or depth sensor

theverge[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
, it's a bit softer than the primary one. The third “lens’ is just a time-of-flight sensor for depth data, so the V60 doesn't have any kind of portrait or optical zoom lens in its repertoire. Video recording is also solid, though 8K is just silly overkill at the moment. LG Pay can trick payment terminals into thinking you swiped a real credit card.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous Dual Screen display
  • Great battery life
  • Excellent camera
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack
  • No stylus support

tomsguide[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
LG's modifications to Android feel like change for the sake of branding, which is the cardinal sin of a pointless OEM skin. A serious rethink of the interface — or, a cleanup at the very least — is long overdue. Armed with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 chipset and 8GB of RAM, the V60 is on a par with Samsung's latest flagships regarding performance.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Dual Screen is a nice addition
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack
  • Lackluster cameras

trustedreviews[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 ThinQ has an official UK release, so getting a hold of one is a little tricky. It does feel like LG needs a bit of reset with its flagship phones and we might just get that with Velvet. The 5000mAh paired with 1080p resolution display leaves you with some of the best battery life on any high-end Android phone. The in-display fingerprint scanner is good, if not as good as a physical sensor.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great battery life
  • Dual Screen works well
  • Good camera
Cons[**]
  • Fingerprint scanner isn’t as good as a physical sensor
  • No wireless charging

wired[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 53%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
The LG V60 is a great phone in many ways, but its $800-$900 peers are simply better. Poor low-light performance is the biggest problem with the V60's cameras. The flashy feature on the camera side is 8K video recording. The V60 will likely get a few hundred dollars cheaper this summer.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous, ultra-thin screen
  • Great battery life
  • 5G connectivity
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster low-light performance
  • No headphone jack

References

1. ^ LG's Dual Screen V60 Is So Charming, I Don't Mind Its Flaws. gizmodo. 2020-04-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ LG V60 hands-on: A proper 2020 refresh. androidauthority. 2020-03-10 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ LG V60 one year later: Is it still worth buying?. androidauthority. 2021-03-21 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
5. ^ LG V60 ThinQ 5G Dual Screen review: Not quite a flagship. digitaltrends. 2020-03-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ LG V60 ThinQ 5G review: the regressive flagship. nextpit. 2020-04-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ LG V60 5G ThinQ Review. pcmag. 2020-04-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ LG V60 ThinQ 5G review. techadvisor. 2020-04-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ LG V60 ThinQ review. techradar. 2020-04-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ LG V60 Dual Screen review: V for versatility . theverge. 2020-04-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ LG V60 ThinQ 5G review. tomsguide. 2020-04-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ LG V60 ThinQ Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
13. ^ Review: LG V60 ThinQ. wired. 2020-04-17 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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