The LG V60 ThinQ 5G. A T-Mobile version of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G arrived yesterday and I am making it my new daily driver. I've tested out a Korean LG V50 and a G8X so I have experiences with LG Dual Screen cover solution. The V60 rises to the top of LG's...
Hands on: The LG V60 ThinQ is a step in a more modern direction for LG with improvements in the right places though some standard perks, like the telephoto lens, have been dropped. Combine that with the Dual Screen and you have an overlarge phone that’s moderately powerful enough to become a multimedia machine that can watch and play on 5G connectivity. Whether that’s enough to separate the V60 from the pack may come down to its cost, which will convey whether the phone is a shrewdly-priced alternative to expensive foldables or just another flagship phone with a quirky addition.
Hands on: I have to say though, this phone is already large and with the dual-display it is massive. It looked comical even in my hands. If you like big phones, that’s great. If not, you may want to look elsewhere.
Hands on: LG isn't blowing anyone away with stellar design or features, but it goes toe-to-toe with Samsung in many ways and does it at a discount. And it includes a second screen accessory at the same time.
Hands on: Overall, the V60 ThinQ 5G is another mixed bag from LG, in our opinion. While it includes a lot of good hardware, its execution falls short of its competitors.
Hands on: One standout feature of the V60 is that it has a headphone jack. Unlike most high-end phones available today, the phone still has that beloved audio port so you can plug in your wired headphones. The phone also runs Android 10, has wireless charging, an in-screen fingerprint reader and it's water resistant.
Hands on: And I’m not sure the V60 really does anything to move the needle for LG. The company’s fans will still be very into this phone, but other consumers might not be swayed. LG has said it hopes to make its mobile business profitable by 2021 through “wow factor.” Is this supposed to be that? Or is the wow still to come from an eventual G9?
Hands on: LG tries to include all the latest features without making the V60 ThinQ cost an arm and a leg, but the phone still manages to be a little dull and doesn't really stand out in one area. It's kind of like the Toyota Corolla of phones—V60 ThinQ even sounds like a model name for a car!
Hands on: But is it enough to persuade potential buyers? As always, the answer is no. The V60 still has the hard task to stand out from the competition with excellent camera performance, great display, and long battery life. The latter looks achievable with the significant bump to the 5,000 mAh unit, but we will know for sure once we have our hands on one of those and test it out extensively. Even with a sub-$1000 price tag, the V60 has a lot of proving to do.
Hands on: In my book, LG also gets a lot of credit for keeping the headphone jack for so long. I do believe that the Korean firm is the last one to use it, at least on a premium device. Naturally, it uses LG's 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, so it's a really good headphone jack. In fact, it used to be the best headphone jack on the smartphone market, back before it was the only headphone jack in the premium smartphone market. Seriously, you'll be able to hear the difference on this thing, even with cheap headphones.
Hands on: Meanwhile, the dual-screen, clip-on case also packs a 6.8-inch OLED panel on the inside (the same as the phone) with a 2.1-inch cover display on the front. It comes bundled with the phone, so you don't have to purchase it separately. LG worked with Google to expand the number of apps you can use in the V60's "Wide view" mode, which allows you to display an app across the dual screens. It's now compatible with Gmail, Maps, YouTube, YouTube Music, Photos, and Search.