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LG WING 5G Swivel Smartphone

NEX score 66%

Product Overview

LG WING is a smartphone that achieves the dual-screen experience with a unique swivel mechanism: The main display can rotate 90 degrees to reveil the secondary display underneath, unlocking new functionalities without the need of a hinge, as found in the Surface Duo or the Galaxy Fold2.
The main screen of the LG WING is a 6.8-inch P-OLED display with rich colors and deep contrast. Combined with the unique form factor of the WING, it makes for a superior media-consumption experience, with the secondary display serving as the controls and/or multi-tasking panel.
To achieve a clean frontal appearance, the LG WING employs a 32MP pop-up camera that preserves the full-screen viewing experience. Additionally, the tri-camera setup at the rear can work together with the front camera to deliver "Dual Recording" in swivel mode.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Stylish, futuristic design
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons
  • Swivel screen isn't for everyone

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 66% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb dual-screen performance
  • Gorgeous dual-lens video recording
  • Good color space coverage
  • Solid performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Lack of multi-screen functionality
  • No third-screen option
  • No IP rating
  • No viewfinder
  • No wireless charging
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
Secondary Display

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C 3.1 Gen1
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC

Construction

Battery | Capacity
4000 mAh
Camera | Front
32MP f/1.9 79.6-deg
Camera | Rear
64MP f/1.8 78-deg + 13MP f/1.9 117-deg + 12MP f/2.2 120-deg
Colors
Aurora Gray, Illusion Sky

Dimensions

Size | Depth
10.9 mm
Size | Height
169.5 mm
Size | Width
74.5 mm
Weight
260 g

Display

Aspect Ratio
20.5:9
Secondary DisplayAspect Ratio
1.15:1
Display Diagonal
6.8 inch
Secondary DisplayDisplay Diagonal
3.9 inch
Display Type
OLED (P-OLED)
Secondary DisplayDisplay Type
OLED (G-OLED)
Pixel Density
395 ppi
Secondary DisplayPixel Density
419 ppi
Resolution
FHD+ (2460 x 1080)
Secondary DisplayResolution
1240 x 1080

Function

Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G Mobile Platform integrated with Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System
Operating System
Android 10
SIM
3G, 4G LTE-A, 5G
Weather Resistance
IP54 Water and Dust Resistance, MIL-STD 810G Compliance

Performance

Memory | Capacity
8 GB
Storage
256 GB + microSD

Production

Debut
2020-09-14

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following***:
LG created a special interface to handle the two displays when the phone is swiveled open. When you flip the main screen out, it turns into a carousel of apps that you can select from. Only about half of the apps I downloaded work on the bottom display. The phone is only a bit thicker than your average smartphone.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Unique form factor
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No headphone jack
  • No 3.5mm jack

androidauthority[2]

Sentiment Score 47%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following***:
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Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Slim, light design
  • Dual-screen performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No IP68 rating
  • No ultra-fast wired charging

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score 60%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The LG Wing has a Snapdragon 765G 5G processor and 8GB of RAM inside. The camera has various gimmicky modes to play around with, too. It's technically very impressive, but when you end up using it like every other bar-shaped smartphone, it's hard to justify spending $1,000 to get one.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Swivel screen is fast and reliable
  • Good battery life
  • Fast performance
Cons
  • No IP rating
  • No wireless charging

laptopmag[4]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The LG Wing is a show-stopping, swiveling smartphone that will turn heads everywhere you go. Vloggers will love the Wing's unique ability to record videos using the front-facing and rear lenses simultaneously. When the Wing is in swivel mode, the main 6.8-inch screen switches to a new interface.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous dual-lens video recording
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No front-facing, selfie camera
  • No viewfinder

nextpit[5]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following***:
You can capture two videos at once with both the front and rear cameras in Swivel Mode. Dual Recording is designed for those who want to record a scene and their reaction at the same time. You can use the second screen as an editing palette while the video is shown in full on the main screen. This feature works well for editing video on-device.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Dual-screen camera
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No Quad DAC
  • Mediocre cameras

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score 55%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The P-OLED FullVision display offers a refresh rate of 60 Hz and resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels. The maximum brightness is very good, but could have been even higher considering the price point of the dual-screen smartphone. Despite the suggested retail price of more than 1000 Euros (~$1214), the LG Wing is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High-quality case
  • Dual-screen display
  • Good color space coverage
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No biometric identification via face recognition
  • Only a single speaker

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score 57%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The LG Wing 5G has a 12-megapixel, 120-degree ultra-wide-angle camera. In Gimbal mode, the phone captures up to 1080P video—that's 2.1 megapixels. Dual Recording video mode lets you capture videos with the front and rear cameras at the same time.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gimbal mode lets you capture videos with two cameras at once
  • Two screens let you pair passive activities (streaming on IMDB, watching webinars) with active activities
  • Dual Recording video mode is great for YouTubers
Cons
  • The gimbal camera can't combine pixels to detect more light
  • It's heavy

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
Swiveling the screen up switches the top display to a carousel of apps, which are sadly limited to a handful of apps. The only way we found to use a different app on the main screen is to set up dual-app combo shortcuts. There's so much potential and flexibility offered by the extra screen real estate, but currently, it takes a bit of setup and finagling to use.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Swivel screen
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lack of multi-screen functionality
  • No wireless charging

tomsguide[9]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The LG Wing is powered by a Snapdragon 765G system-on-chip. Performance is generally good, with the device acting satisfyingly quickly to switch between single-screen and dual-screen modes. Backing the LG Wing's two screens is a 4,000-mAh battery, which matches the size of the power pack in Verizon's version of the LG's other new phone, the Velvet.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful dual-screen performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • No third-screen option
  • Battery life could be better

trustedreviews[10]

Sentiment Score 48%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The LG Wing is a foldable smartphone that doesn’t rely on foldable technology. Flipping the display around 90 degrees opens up a horizontal content carousel. This is filled with a limited selection of apps on the main screen, and a simplified home screen on the bottom. While this is evidently aimed at making the split-screen process intuitive, it’s far from ideal. The lower screen is mainly useful for typing and communication tasks.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb dual-screen performance
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • No telephoto lens
  • Not the best value for money

wired[11]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from wired have found the following***:
The LG Wing has a 6.8-inch screen and a 3.9-inch bottom display. The phone is huge and heavy and weighs a whopping 32 grams more than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. LG's keyboard never understands my swipe typing, and it's impossible to type in swivel mode.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gimbal-like camera system is great for video clips
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No wireless charging or microSD card slot
  • Fingerprint sensor is fiddly to use in swivel mode

User Reviews

References

1. ^ LG Wing hands-on: A new kind of dual-screen (Video!). [androidauthority]. https://www.androidauthority.com/lg-wing-hands-on-1172670/. 2020-09-17. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ LG Wing review: An incredible first try, but a first try nonetheless. [androidauthority]. https://www.androidauthority.com/lg-wing-review-1159766/. 2020-11-06. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ LG Wing review: This novelty can’t quite get off the ground. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cell-phone-reviews/lg-wing-review/. 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ LG Wing review: a flippin’ fun phone. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/lg-wing. 2020-11-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ LG Wing review: weird, fun, and surprisingly usable. [nextpit]. https://www.nextpit.com/lg-wing-full-review. 2020-10-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ LG Wing Smartphone Review - An ingenious dual-screen concept?. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/LG-Wing-Smartphone-Review-An-ingenious-dual-screen-concept.512842.0.html. 2021-01-03. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ LG Wing 5G Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lg-wing-5g. 2020-12-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ LG Wing 5G review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/lg-wing-5g-review. 2020-11-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ LG Wing review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/lg-wing-review-hands-on. 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ LG Wing Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/lg-wing. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Review: LG Wing. [wired]. https://www.wired.com/review/lg-wing/. 2020-12-28. Retrieved 2021-10-14.

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