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LG VELVET Review Rundown

LG Electronics | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of LG VELVET
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Great camera
  • Good battery life
  • Good performance
  • Camera is inconsistent
  • Mediocre camera

Summary

LG Velvet is an elegant midrange 5G phone that doesn't really stand out. The Velvet is compatible with the improved LG DualScreen, which doubles the screen real estate with another 6.8-inch P-OLED display. The phone comes with the Snapdragon 765G, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage space.
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

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
At $600 in the US, the Velvet is more affordable than LG's G8 and V60. It has a great camera, a silky-smooth screen with a higher refresh rate and a more powerful processor. The Velvet has a sharp and vibrant 6.8-inch OLED screen.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Bright, colorful OLED screen
  • Dual Screen accessory
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet has Android 10 with the June 1, 2020, Android security patch. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with 5G connectivity, and either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The camera is far from bad, but it is inconsistent, and that can be frustrating. Like the Motorola Edge, the LG Velvet is fast enough for everyday use.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful P-OLED screen
  • Strong performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Camera isn't great

nextpit[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet costs 899,800 won in its native South Korean. For comparison, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G launched at $799 including the DualScreen. The LG Velvet has a Full HD+ 6.8-inch P-OLED display in a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. There is no Quad DAC like you get on an LG flagship.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Good battery life
  • DualScreen is compatible with active pen input
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The 5G-capable LG Velvet comes with the Snapdragon 765G, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage space. In addition to its symmetric design, the new upper-midrange smartphone from LG features a triple-camera setup. The unique feature of the LG Velvet is the second display, which comes in the form of a Dual Screen case.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Bright, high-contrast IPS display
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • Only one USB Type-C port

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet for AT&T is something of a return to basics, offering 5G for a relatively affordable $599.99. The phone has a 48MP main camera that mostly takes 12MP photos, but can simulate a 2x zoom. It also has an 8MP ultra-wide camera; a 16MP front-facing camera; and a 5MP depth sensor.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, bright OLED screen
  • Long battery life
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons[**]
  • Only 60Hz refresh rate

phonearena[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Phonearena have found the following[***]:
LG Velvet aims to be competitive and comes at a lower price than your conventional top-tier smartphone. To achieve this, the company cut down on the processing power inside the phone, but it still made it look like a shiny jewel. The Velvet name was picked to signify how smooth and elegant the phone looks and feels, LG says.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Beautiful 90 Hz screen
  • Decent camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techadvisor[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Velvet is a step up for LG in some ways, particularly design and the DualScreen case adds an interesting element. The Velvet slots into the case easily enough and like magic you have two phones side-by-side. It's like holding two identical phones next to each other only a lot easy to use. LG provides software so you can put a virtual controller on the bottom screen while dedicating the top one to the actual game.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful design
  • DualScreen is great for multi-tasking
  • Fantastic battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet looks and feels expensive from the front, although does not have the surround-free appearance of a Samsung Galaxy S20 family phone. A headphone jack is one of the unusual benefits of the LG Velvet. The phone has a solid in-screen fingerprint scanner. There's also a Google Assistant button, seen on some LG V and G series phones.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful design
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • Thick bezels
  • Not the best value for money

theverge[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
The Velvet has a 6.8-inch curved OLED screen with a selfie camera notch. It ships with a new version of the Dual Screen accessory that LG has been experimenting with on its last few flagships. While the Velvet's main camera that turns in decent photos most of the time, it often suffers from over-sharpening and it isn't competitive in low light.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Beautiful OLED screen
  • Dual Screen is great for power users
Cons[**]
  • In-screen fingerprint sensor is slow and unreliable
  • Poor battery life

tomsguide[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
AT&T sells the LG Velvet for $599. At 0.31 inches, the Velvet is actually thinner than the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The LG Velvet features a bright, colorful P-OLED screen with 2,460 x 1,080 resolution.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Bright, colorful display
  • 3D Arc Design
  • Good camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre battery life

trustedreviews[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet is a mid-range Android phone from the Korean brand. It has a 48-megapixel camera that can shoot 4K video at 30fps. The display lacks some of the newer tech you'll find in the Moto Edge, OnePlus 8 and Xiaomi Mi 10. While the photos taken are more than adequate, the depth you'd get with a pricier phone like the iPhone or Galaxy S20 lacks.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • FHD+ display
  • Great battery life
  • Dual Screen case is included
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre performance
  • Poor software

references

  1. 1. ^ LG Velvet review: A chic 5G phone that I wish would step it up a little more. Cnet. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ LG Velvet review: LG’s flagship is finally competitive again. Digitaltrends. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ LG Velvet review: back on the smartphone catwalk. Nextpit. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ LG Velvet 5G Smartphone Review - High-class comeback for the camera mope. Notebookcheck. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ LG Velvet 5G Review. Pcmag. 06 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ LG Velvet review. Phonearena. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ LG Velvet review. Techadvisor. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ LG Velvet review. Techradar. 22 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. 9. ^ LG Velvet review: sleek, not smooth. Theverge. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  10. 10. ^ LG Velvet review. Tomsguide. 04 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  11. 11. ^ LG Velvet Review. Trustedreviews. 03 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  12. *. 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.
  13. **. 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.
  14. ***. 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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