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LG VELVET Review Rundown

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

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Beautiful dual-screen display
  • Decent battery life
  • Unique dual-screen design
Cons**
  • 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

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet retails for $599.99 on AT&T in the United States. In Germany, the phone retailed for around €650. While the design is no doubt gorgeous, there is a lot of competition that is more powerful for the same price or less. Almost every phone on the market has a killer feature that would make you buy it above other devices.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • 90Hz display
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack
  • Dual Screen isn't very useful

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet is powered by a variant of the Snapdragon 765 processor. It's not as robust as Qualcomm's latest 865 processor, but it's what keeps the phone's price relatively low. The camera has a digital zoom up to 10x. Photos taken with the front-facing camera were clear, with accurate skin-tone and colors.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No optical image stabilization

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet has a second 6.8-inch P-OLED screen attached to a case. It's a heavier, less elegant solution than Samsung's Galaxy Fold, but more affordable and (probably) more durable long-term. I love the svelte body, the performance is more than adequate for most people, and the battery life is decent. The camera is the phone's biggest weakness, and will take the Velvet out of contention for frequent smartphone photographers. The phone is an attractive, lightweight phone that scores well across the board.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Great camera
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No 5G
  • No IP68 rating

nextpit[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet ships with Android 10 and LG UX 10. The software feels identical to what you get on the LG V60 ThinQ. LG UX is a pretty painless experience for those who are invested in Google's ecosystem. The Velvet is the first LG smartphone to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G Mobile Platform.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim and sleek design
  • DualScreen functionality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No wireless charging

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet has a 6.8-inch P-OLED panel (2460x1080, 395 PPI) with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. The rear and front-facing camera can record video in 4K at 30 FPS. The 48-MP camera cannot shoot 4K60 video. The smartphone comes with a 24-month warranty.
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Pros[**]
  • Good battery life
  • Dual Screen case
  • Good camera performance
Cons[**]
  • No FaceUnlock
  • Display could be brighter

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Velvet is the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 phone I've tested. It's billed as a midrange-to-high-end chip, not a flagship. AT&T is offering the Velvet for $300 on an installment plan. The Pixel 4a has a somewhat better camera and no bloatware.
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Pros[**]
  • Amazing low-light camera
  • Great battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No waterproofing

t3[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet is a very capable Android phone with a great camera. It has a Snapdragon 765G processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone is IP68-rated for protection against dust and water, and has 25W fast charging. There's a fingerprint sensor built into the display for actually getting into your phone.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful design
  • Good camera
  • 5G support
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better
  • No IP68 rating

techadvisor[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Velvet has a decent 4300mAh battery and can easily last through a day of varied usage for the average user. LG offers reasonable 25W fast charging but getting to 31% in 30 minutes starting from 0 is nothing to write home about. Still, I wasn't expecting to find wireless charging here so that's a nice extra. stereo speakers are very impressive with better sound than most budget Bluetooth speakers.
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Pros[**]
  • Premium design
  • Good build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No 90Hz display
  • No wireless charging
  • No Quad DAC

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet has the Snapdragon 765G chipset, one of the most important processors in the effort to bring down the cost of 5G phones. There's a dedicated Night View mode that takes slightly longer to capture an image, but improves color fidelity. The front camera has a 16MP sensor, the SK Hynix hi-1634. It can render and retain details like individual eyelashes indoors in moodily lit rooms.
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Pros[**]
  • Premium design
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • Low-resolution display
  • No wireless charging

theverge[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 44%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The Velvet's cameras aren't terrible, but they're not great. The image quality feels incongruous with the phone's build quality. You're firmly in mid-range territory here. The Velvet does, however, wring excellent battery life out of the 765.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons[**]
  • No Quad DAC
  • No headphone jack

tomsguide[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
T-Mobile sells an LG Velvet that's powered with MediaTek's Dimenisty 1000c system-on-chip. The 4,300 mAh inside the AT&T version of the LG Velvet hints at decent battery life. LG Velvet runs Android 10 with LG's overly fussy UX skin.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Good cameras
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No 5G support
  • No stereo speakers

trustedreviews[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 44%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The LG Velvet is a good alternative if you’re against going full-on flagship. The camera array consists of a main 48-megapixel sensor that can shoot 4K video at 30fps, a secondary 5MP depth sensor and a welcome 8MP ultrawide. Around the front there’s a 16MP selfie camera that also works for face unlock if you'd rather not use the in-display fingerprint scanner.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Dual Screen case
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No headphone jack

wired[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 43%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
;T model was filled to the brim with bloatware. The custom Android interface is otherwise OK, if peppered with annoying quirks. The camera app suggests there's a zoom camera, but it's just the main camera digitally zooming in. If you want a good phone for very little money, go for the Google Pixel 4A.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
  • Dual-screen case
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster software
  • Only one year of software updates

References

1. ^ LG Velvet review: Style points (Update: On sale!). androidauthority. 2020-08-20 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ LG Velvet review: LG’s flagship is finally competitive again. digitaltrends. 2020-06-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ LG Velvet review: back on the smartphone catwalk. nextpit. 2020-06-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ LG Velvet 5G Review. pcmag. 2020-08-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ LG Velvet review: LG goes in a new direction. t3. 2020-06-25 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
8. ^ LG Velvet review. techadvisor. 2020-06-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ LG Velvet review. techradar. 2020-07-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ LG Velvet review: sleek, not smooth. theverge. 2020-06-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ LG Velvet review. tomsguide. 2020-09-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ LG Velvet Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
13. ^ Review: LG Velvet. wired. 2020-09-09 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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