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LG WING Swivel

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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.

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

External score 66%
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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Specifications

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External Reviews

androidauthority[1]

Reviewer score 74%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found:
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.
Pros
  • Unique form factor
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No headphone jack
  • No 3.5mm jack

digitaltrends[2]

Reviewer score 60%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found:
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.
Pros
  • Swivel screen is fast and reliable
  • Good battery life
  • Fast performance
Cons
  • No IP rating
  • No wireless charging

laptopmag[3]

Reviewer score 87%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found:
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.
Pros
  • Gorgeous dual-lens video recording
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No front-facing, selfie camera
  • No viewfinder

nextpit[4]

Reviewer score 76%
Reviewers from nextpit have found:
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.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Dual-screen camera
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No Quad DAC
  • Mediocre cameras

notebookcheck[5]

Reviewer score 55%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found:
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.
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[6]

Reviewer score 57%
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
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.
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[7]

Reviewer score 72%
Reviewers from techradar have found:
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.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Swivel screen
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lack of multi-screen functionality
  • No wireless charging

tomsguide[8]

Reviewer score 61%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found:
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.
Pros
  • Powerful dual-screen performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • No third-screen option
  • Battery life could be better

trustedreviews[9]

Reviewer score 48%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found:
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.
Pros
  • Superb dual-screen performance
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • No telephoto lens
  • Not the best value for money

wired[10]

Reviewer score 66%
Reviewers from wired have found:
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.
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

References

  1. ^ LG Wing hands-on: A new kind of dual-screen (Video!). [androidauthority].
  2. ^ LG Wing review: This novelty can’t quite get off the ground. [digitaltrends].
  3. ^ LG Wing review: a flippin’ fun phone. [laptopmag].
  4. ^ LG Wing review: weird, fun, and surprisingly usable. [nextpit].
  5. ^ LG Wing Smartphone Review - An ingenious dual-screen concept?. [notebookcheck].
  6. ^ LG Wing 5G Review. [pcmag].
  7. ^ LG Wing 5G review. [techradar].
  8. ^ LG Wing review. [tomsguide].
  9. ^ LG Wing Review. [trustedreviews].
  10. ^ Review: LG Wing. [wired].

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