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LG WING Review Rundown

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

Overview

Photo of LG WING
  • Superbly executed design
  • Sleek, futuristic design
  • Dual-lens video recording and gimbal mode
  • Lackluster software updates

Summary

LG Wing has two screens, with the large 6.8-inch P-OLED main screen swiveling to a 180-degree landscape orientation to reveal a smaller, 3.9-inch second screen underneath. Like LG's Dual Screen cases, the current state of the Wing's app support can't quite convince me to use the swivel screen more often.
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

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 50%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The LG Wing has two screens, with the large 6.8-inch P-OLED main screen swiveling to a 180-degree landscape orientation. The phone takes on a T-shape at this point, and the result is a phone that you hold naturally with one hand, yet can still watch video in landscape orientation at the same time. Like LG's Dual Screen cases, the current state of the Wing's app support can't quite convince me to use the swivel screen more often.
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Pros[**]
  • Superbly executed design
  • Sleek design
  • Swivel screen is great for video
Cons[**]
  • Screen is swiveled
  • Lackluster battery life

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The LG Wing costs $999. The main, 6.8-inch, 2460 x 1080-pixel screen can be swiveled up into a wing state or swung back to simulate a single-screen device. The LG Wing packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, which isn't a flagship-tier processor.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 6.8-inch screen
  • Dual-lens video recording and gimbal mode
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not for everyone

nextpit[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The new LG Wing launched in South Korea this month, soon to be followed by releases in North America and Europe. The defining feature of the LG Wing is its 6.8-inch 20.5:9 FHD+ P-OLED display that swivels between portrait and landscape mode. You can capture two videos at once with both the front and rear cameras in Swivel Mode. LG is calling its suite of camera and editing tools the LG Creator's Kit.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic swivel screen
  • Great camera performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 45%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The LG Wing allows you to produce a secondary 3.9-inch G-OLED display below the 6.8-inch main screen. There is neither a notch nor a punch hole marring the view of the display, but instead a pop-up selfie cam slides up automatically on top of the case. Google's Android version 10 is preinstalled on the LG Wing and expanded by the manufacturer's own user interface.
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Pros[**]
  • Very good dual-screen performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Dual-SIM and microSD card slots
  • Fast Wi-Fi
Cons[**]
  • Low-contrast secondary display
  • Mediocre cameras

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The LG Wing uses a Qualcomm X52 modem, which we've previously seen run into trouble with AT&T's network. With the main screen in portrait orientation and the smaller screen hidden, the Wing streamed video over Wi-Fi for 9 hours, 15 minutes. The Wing's ambitious form factor looks destined to fall to the ecosystem pitfall.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Unique swiveling screen
  • Dual-screen camera mode lets you capture videos with front and rear cameras
  • Dual Recording video mode
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster performance in video calling, web browsing, or movie watching

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The LG Wing 5G is a phone with a front screen that swivels horizontally and upward to reveal a smaller display underneath. It's the sort of mechanism we saw on some of the many experimental phone designs that came out in the 2000s. When closed, the phone looks and operates just like any handset, and although it's a little thicker and heavier than most others, it's still closer in size to a regular phone than a chunky foldable like Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Slim bezels
  • Solid performance
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • Swivel mode is convoluted
  • Not all apps will fit

tomsguide[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The LG Wing is a dual-screen phone, but you wouldn't know it by looking at it straight away. LG says the Wing is built to withstand 200,000 swivels, which the company estimates should last you five years. While I've encountered some circumstances where the Wing isn't sure how to orient apps, for the most part, my impressions of the Wing's user experience are positive.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality dual-screen display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Dual-camera setup
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • Poor camera performance

trustedreviews[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 56%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
LG Wing has a unique swing-out display that rotates to reveal a secondary screen. At 260g, the LG Wing is chunky enough to barge its way past the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium and the Black Shark 3 Pro as the heaviest Android phones I've ever used. Despite essentially gaining an extra 4-inches of screen space, a good chunk of your home screen content essentially gets sucked into oblivion.
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Pros[**]
  • Unique flip-out display
  • Unique dual-screen design
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ LG Wing review: This novelty can’t quite get off the ground. Digitaltrends. 06 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ LG Wing review: a flippin’ fun phone. Laptopmag. 06 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ LG Wing review: weird, fun, and surprisingly usable. Nextpit. 07 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ LG Wing Smartphone Review - An ingenious dual-screen concept?. Notebookcheck. 03 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ LG Wing 5G Review. Pcmag. 02 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ LG Wing 5G review. Techradar. 01 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ LG Wing review. Tomsguide. 01 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ LG Wing Review. Trustedreviews. 11 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. *. 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.
  10. **. 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.
  11. ***. 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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