While we were all expecting a successor to the G8, LG instead announced a successor to the V50. The LG V60 ThinQ 5G is the latest fully featured flagship smartphone from Samsung's Korean rival. LG doesn't go quite as hard with the spec sheet as others like Samsung and Oppo, but it also doesn't go as hard with the price point.
LG V60 ThinQ 5G specs:LG switched to a Full HD+ panel with the G8X and is has done the same with the V60. Only a handful of manufacturers continue to use QHD panels on their top-tier offerings including Samsung, Google, OnePlus, and Huawei. We don't mind the switch, but we'll be looking out for brightness and color quality. Other phone makers are fitting their devices with high-refresh rate displays, and LG hasn't done so here.There's a lot to like about the LG V60 on paper, and although it doesn't have every item on the feature list that competitors do, it's got the whole flagship ground floor covered. Let's dig further and see what LG is packing this year.UnboxingUnder the lid is a welcome note and cleaning cloth. The note from LG has information about adding a second year of warranty for free when you register the V60 online. The phone itself is wrapped in protective plastic.On the next page, we'll unwrap the V60 and check out its exterior design.
The V60 is packed with 5G, a 64MP camera chock-full of features including 8K video, a 3.5mm headphone jack, hefty battery, wireless charging, and an optional Dual Screen accessory - all starting at a price lower than the entry-level Samsung Galaxy S20. On paper, LG has all it needs to compete not just with Samsung, but other brands like Apple and Google. Body: 169.3 x 77.6 x 8.9 mm; 218g; Gorilla Glass 5 (front), Gorilla Glass 6 (rear); MIL-STD-810G compliant; IP68 water and dust resistant Screen: 6.8" FHD+ (2460x1080px) OLED Cinematic FullVision Display; 20.5:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi; HDR10+ Chipset: Snapdragon 865 (7nm+): Octa-core CPU (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585); Adreno 640 GPU; Qualcomm X55 5G modem (Sub-6 on T-Mobile, mmWave on Verizon) Memory: 128GB (Expandable via microSD up to 2TB), 8GB RAM OS/Software: LG UX 9.0 based on Android 10 Rear camera: Primary: 64MP, 1/1.7" sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 78-degree FOV lens, 0.8 µm pixels, PDAF, OIS; Ultrawide: 13MP, 1/3.4" sensor; f/1.9 aperture; 117-degree FOV lens; 1.0 µm pixels; ToF: 14 µm pixel, 1/4" sensor, f/1.4 aperture, 80-degree FOV lens Front camera: 10MP, 1/3.1" sensor; f/1.9 aperture, 72.5-degree FOV lens, 1.22 µm pixels, PDAF Video: Main: Up to 8K Video (7680x4320px) with HDR10+; 4K time lapse, video portrait; Selfie: 4K @ 60fps Audio: 3.5mm jack, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, LG 3D Sound Engine; Stereo loudspeakers Battery: 5,000 mAh battery, Quick Charge 4.0+ (25W) USB-C adapter included; Wireless charging support Misc: Dedicated Google Assistant Key; ASMR recording; Wi-Fi 6; Bluetooth 5.1; MIDI device support; FM Radio Dual Screen: Optional snap-in secondary display; 6.8-inch FHD+ OLED (same as main one); 176x86.1x8.9mm; 134.1g, (347.8g combined); magnetic USB-C passthrough; no batteryLG's vision of multitasking continues with the Dual Screen accessory. A few changes have been made to the texture on the back, the external display is brighter, and the magnetic charging tip has been updated. LG plans to bundle the Dual Screen with purchase of the V60, which drives the value up even further.UnboxingLG's packaging hasn't changed much over the years. The unit we received was a T-Mobile branded one, and the only visual difference was the T-Mobile branding printed on the side and the inclusion of a T-Mobile SIM card in the box.Under the phone is a pack full of documents with warranty information, a quick start guide, and SIM tool. At the bottom of the box is a Quick Charge 4.0+ USB-C adapter and USB-C to C cable.
On the next page, we'll unwrap the V60 and check out its exterior design.