LG V60 ThinQ 5G Review

by MD News Desk May 20, 2020

The Good

Large display and loud speakers are great for content consumption
Durable body with IP68 and MIL-STD-810G compliance
Top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 with 5G support

The Bad

Display lacks a high refresh rate or QHD resolution
No dedicated telephoto camera
No fast(er) charging

The Bottom Line

Unique Dual Screen experience

8.5out of 10


  • Display6.8 inches
  • Rear Camera64 MP/13 MP/0.3 MP
  • Front Camera10 MP
  • ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Resolution1080 x 2460
  • RAM8GB
  • Operating SystemAndroid 10
  • Storage128 GB
  • Battery5000 mAh
  • WaterproofYes
  • Dual SimYes
  • Quick ChargingYes


LG’s structure language sees a couple of slight changes in the equipment that, when consolidated, give the V60 a progressively refined look. The most prominent changes to the structure are the chamfered edge around the casing and the more profound tightened edges on the back glass board, and the projecting camera arrangement, masterminded evenly.

We appreciate seeing a chamfered edge in the casing – cell phone producers used to do this a great deal and the pattern has left generally. Also, the edge has an anodized finish, which is a decent difference to the numerous gadgets got done with polished casings these days.

The rear of the gadget conveys a wily likeness to the Samsung Galaxy S10+ with its level camera “bar”. This new camera arrangement is a flight of LG’s decision to for the most part keep the cameras flush under the back glass. By structuring it with a “camera knock” it has a more pleasant highlight that praises the Classy White completion of our unit. In the interim, the back glass board is made of Gorilla Glass 6.

The shading finish of the telephone is alluring. It is nothing similar to the Prism White on the Galaxy S10+, however its intelligent properties help us a piece to remember the two-conditioned completion on the HTC U11. The Classy White has warm traces of pearlescent.

The format of the telephone is fundamentally the same as the G8X’s. On the front is a solitary camera indent and despite the fact that the bezels aren’t razor flimsy, we didn’t worry about them as the top and base ones are at any rate even. The left side has three keys: volume up, volume down, and the committed Google Assistant key.

The telephone unquestionably feels huge and albeit overwhelming, its weight is very much conveyed. It isn’t too substantial when you consider all that LG’s pressed in here: a 5,000 mAh battery, 6.8-inch show, brutal triple camera, Quad DAC earphone jack, and in-show scanner – bested with the most recent silicon from Qualcomm, and 5G support.

The V60 is likewise appraised for IP68 water and residue obstruction and is MIL-STD810G agreeable for military guidelines of low and high weight, high and low temperature, temperature stun, sun based radiation, downpour, dampness, vibrations, and stun opposition. You wouldn’t actually toss the V60 around, however it’s sturdier than most.

By and large, we appreciated taking care of the V60. In spite of it being made of glass, it didn’t feel excessively dangerous without a case. The tightened edges and corners make the V60 agreeable to hold. The general structure isn’t excessively ostentatious, however exquisite and straightforward.


There’s a huge 6.8-inch OLED show with a goal of 2460 x 1080 px which comes out to a prospective proportion of 20.5:9. The past age V50 had a QHD+ show, however the invigorated V50S wrecked it to FHD+. The equivalent was finished with the G8X so it’s protected to state LG’s settled on a cognizant choice to utilize FHD boards on its leaders.

This showcase is ensured by Gorilla Glass 5.

In our testing, we saw a splendor of 511 nits from the V60’s showcase. Exchanging the brilliance setting to programmed yielded us 622 nits under splendid daylight, so neatness in splendid light won’t be an issue. Least splendor is a low 2.1 nits, extraordinary for review in obscurity.

With the Dual Screen case joined, we oversaw 513 nits of brilliance on the subsequent showcase. In contrast to the principle screen, in any case, the Accessory showcase won’t go more splendid than that – yet it is a huge overhaul from the LG G8X’s Dual Screen, which just assembled a maximum splendor of 371 nits.

With the Dual Screen case on the V60, the presentations can be arranged with singular splendor, or you can synchronize the Dual Screen to coordinate the fundamental. While you can set the two presentations to any shading profile, you’ll be glad to realize the showcases hues will coordinate one another. You can’t set the profiles independently, however. You can, be that as it may, set the principle show to any profile and the optional screen will stay on the default “Auto” setting.

As far as shading propagation, the vast majority of the shading profiles are tuned to the DCI-P3 shading space. The default Auto mode highlights pale blue whites and splendid striking hues. We estimated a normal deltaE of 4.1 with a greatest deltaE of 8.5 analyzed against the DCI-P3 shading space.

Something else, the most exact profile is “Film”, which demonstrated us a normal deltaE of 2.9 and greatest deltaE was at 4.9, based off a similar DCI-P3 space. This shading mode is altogether progressively exact with considerably more normal whites, grays, and semi-dynamic hues.

There are a lot of sliders for tuning the showcase hues and appearance including: shading temperature, reds, blues, greens in Auto, and Expert mode likewise offers extra sliders: immersion, tone, sharpness.


The LG V60 is controlled by the Snapdragon 865 chipset and matched with the X55 modem with help for sub-6 or mmWave 5G systems, contingent upon your market and transporter. The 865 uses 8 Kryo 585 centers in the accompanying arrangement: 1×2.84Ghz +3×2.42GHz + 4×1.80GHz with the initial four being Cortex-A77 and the last four are Cortex-A55 centers, all based on the 7nm+ procedure.

The V60 just arrives in a 8GB RAM setup matched with either 128GB or 256GB of capacity. The US variations just come in 128GB (UFS 3.0), however the V60’s stockpiling is expandable through microSD card up to 2TB.

LG was resolved about contribution the V60 with 8GB of RAM. Once could contend that it isn’t sufficient contrasted with its rivals, however the telephone creator is certain that this measure of RAM is plentiful for smooth activity and execution of the V60, regardless of whether you choose to utilize it with the Dual Screen case or not.

True to form, execution of the LG V60 is incredible, however it doesn’t top the diagrams among different gadgets with the equivalent chipset. Let us see exactly how the V60 is piling toward the others.

In the multi-center tests, the V60 is unquestionably a stage up from the LG G8X and V50, however its bested by only several different gadgets fueled by the equivalent chipset. Single-center execution doesn’t change a lot down the rundown, and Apple’s A13 beats anything out there in such manner.

Illustrations execution is incredible. The V60 may even have a favorable position over different leads because of its FHD+ show, along these lines making games less requesting contrasted with pixel thick QHD screens.

At last, Antutu 8 puts the V60 nearly at the middle of the gadgets looked at here. It figured out how to beat the Galaxy S20 Ultra by somewhat, however other Chinese contenders and the iPhone 11 Pro Max despite everything scored higher.

In crude numbers, contenders with a similar chip are seeing higher numbers, yet saying this doesn’t imply that the V60 is moderate. We’ve seen incredible execution and solidness from the V60 all around, however these benchmark tests are intended for the individuals who care about crude execution numbers as a target approach to look at execution between brands.


There’s a strong 5,000 mAh battery in the V60 – a 20% expansion over the LG V50 (and V50S’) 4,000 mAh one. Packaged with the V60 is a Quick Charge 4 USB-C connector, equipped for 25W charging speeds. The connector is appraised for 5V/3A (15W) and 9V/2.77A (25W).

The included 25W connector energized the V60 to 42% after 30 minutes, which is not exactly the promoted half in a short time. What’s more, the V60 bolsters Qi remote charging.

In our battery tests, the LG V60 did extraordinarily well. We saw over 23h of video playback and over 15h of perusing on a charge. The V60 likewise gathered more than 28h in call time. Despite the fact that we anticipated better backup draw, the V60 dealt with an amazing 103h by and large.

The continuance is incredible enough to cover a balance of an additional draw of about 20%. Odds are you won’t utilize the Dual Screen persistently 100% of the time. Regardless of whether you used the Dual Screen relentless, you’ll absolutely last through the entire day.


One significant change to the V60’s camera is the absence of a committed fax camera. We’re seeing more cell phones equipped with profundity sensors, and the V60 is one of those. LG’s fundamental camera is a 64MP (9248 x 6936 px) sensor with 0.8 µm pixels (1.6 µm representing pixel binning) and regularly yields 16MP pictures. The primary sensor has a f/1.8 opening focal point and a 78-degree field of view and the fundamental camera is the one in particular that is optically balanced out (OIS).

Next, the ultrawide camera has a f/1.9 opening focal point and 1 µm pixels. This one has a 117-degree field of view, and throughout the years, LG has worked superbly of lessening focal point mutilation through this viewpoint. This one uses a 13MP sensor.

At last, the third camera is a ToF sensor with f/1.4 gap and 14 µm pixels. LG calls this its “Z Camera” however it’s only an extravagant method of naming its profundity sensor.

The forward looking camera is a 10MP shooter with a 72.5-degree field of view, f/1.9 gap focal point, and generally huge 1.22 µm pixels. A year ago, the V50 highlighted double forward looking cameras – one of which was a ultrawide. Maybe putting a second selfie camera was not worth the difficulty (nor the more extensive indent).

LG’s camera application is direct to utilize. Swipe over the screen to switch between modes or swipe vertically to switch between the front and back cameras. The top column contains switches and settings for every mode like glimmer choices, angle proportion, goals, and the clock.

For a couple of years at this point, LG’s been offering manual video manual still photograph modes with control for ISO, screen speed, center, white equalization, and the camcorder offers all the last mentioned, in addition to manual sound increase control. A histogram and gyro-level are both invite instruments for creating shots.

There are additionally two or three video modes that exploit the various mouthpieces on the V60. New here is an ASMR mode for recording this ongoing popular sort of video. We saw that mode on the LG G8X first and now it’s advancing toward the V arrangement.

Voice Bokeh utilizes the encompassing mics to diminish foundation clamor and spotlight on vocals before the camera.

Pictures shot with the LG V60’s principle camera look incredible. Despite the fact that it has a 64MP sensor, 4-to-1-pixel binning brings about 16MP pictures at long last.

Picture quality is incredible, and the dynamic range is very acceptable also. Upon close review, we notice that sharpness is only a slight bit on the solid side, however that is just perceptible once we look at the pixels at 1:1. In spite of the fact that shadows look darker than maybe some other contenders’ cameras, the scenes are caught all the more consistent with life.

Commotion levels and difference are both extraordinary. We are enjoying what we are seeing up until this point. Hues are profound and consistent with life also.

Here are a few examples to contrast and the OnePlus 8 Pro’s 48MP camera (which has a bigger sensor and yields 12MP pictures). The OnePlus will in general make shadows more brilliant and cooler (bluer). The 8 Pro additionally appears to catch subtleties that speak to genuine life.

We don’t envision that numerous people will shoot in full goals – all things considered, a full-res photograph takes up around four fold the amount of capacity. On the off chance that you might want to, notwithstanding, the choice is effectively available from the angle proportion setting in the viewfinder. Full size pictures are 9248 x 6936 px in goals.

The ultrawide camera catches 13MP pictures, and its photographs are predictable with the principle camera’s in white equalization, hues, and differentiation. Throughout the years, LG’s ultrawide cameras have reliably diminished focal point bending (the fish-eye impact), and the V60 has no observable contortion. The exemption is the carport entryway in one of the shots, however that is because of the point.

Subtleties and sharpness can get somewhat dinky towards the edges of the edge, yet this occurs on numerous ultrawide cell phone cameras.

The V60 doesn’t have a committed zoom camera, however the V60 will shoot “2X zoom” by trimming it from the fundamental camera. We’re not irritated with this; pictures are very acceptable in subtleties and the sensor has a lot of goals to cut a decent zoomed picture from it.

As a matter of course, the Night View mode is in the “More” tab, so it was a bit of irritating to need to burrow for it each time we needed to utilize it.

In any case, utilizing Night View was justified, despite all the trouble. The mode works admirably of making out subtleties in the shadows, and it did an entirely great job with foliage. Obviously, if it’s a blustery night, you can expect some mushier subtleties like in the palms over the house yet that doesn’t have anything to do with the camera’s properties.

Representations shot with the V60 are decent. We do wish there were a choice to zoom in representation mode, in any case. With a genuine camera, the best possible approach to make a picture effort is utilizing a more extended focal point (one that zooms) and shoot the subject from further away as it includes for an all the more complimenting viewpoint on the individual’s face.

The forward looking 10MP camera is incredible, and self-adjust here is a reward. Selfies are complimenting with pleasant skin tones, incredible subtleties, and a characteristic bokeh that maintains the emphasis on faces. Introduction is additionally even while dynamic range and hues are steady with the primary camera.

The LG V60 is one of the not many cell phones that can shoot video in 8K goals out of the container. The other critical camera with this capacity is the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup. The goals comes out to 4320×7680 px with a subsequent bitrate of 47Mbps at 26 edges for each second.

In all actuality, there is no genuine need to record in this high of a goals. The main explanation we can consider is on the off chance that you intend to snatch outlines from the video, which come out to around 33MP pictures.

4K video took shots at 60 fps is sharp and brimming with subtleties. Notwithstanding, we do see clamor all through the 60fps 4K video.

For the record, 4K@60fps video tests have a bitrate of about 63Mbps while 4K@30fps is doing 49Mbps – both in the H.264 codec. You can change to H.265, where 4K@30fps will be recorded with a bitrate of 38.5Mbps along these lines sparing you some stockpiling.

In reasonableness, we’d suggest recording in either 1080p@30fps or 2160p@30fps.


While we were all anticipating that a replacement should the G8, LG rather declared a replacement to the V50. The LG V60 ThinQ 5G is the most recent completely included lead cell phone from Samsung’s Korean opponent. LG doesn’t go very as hard with the spec sheet as others like Samsung and Oppo, however it likewise doesn’t go as hard with the value point.

The V60 is pressed with 5G, a 64MP camera stuffed with highlights including 8K video, a 3.5mm earphone jack, robust battery, remote charging, and a discretionary Dual Screen adornment – all beginning at a value lower than the passage level Samsung Galaxy S20. On paper, LG has all it needs to contend with Samsung, however different brands like Apple and Google.

Should I Buy It?

The LG V60 makes a ton of progress – its brilliant and bright OLED screen, inconspicuously invigorating structure, incredible handling power, great battery continuance, and a noteworthy camera. The Dual Screen Accessory likewise makes this telephone a commendable thought for any individual who needs to get into flexible performing multiple tasks without burning through hundreds more – and the best part is its feasible you’ll see it packaged for nothing.

The fit and adaptable camera and recording modes, alongside 8K abilities, make the V60 the main other cell phone available to record with such a goals, beside Samsung’s Galaxy S20 lineup. LG goes further with manual sound account controls, ASMR recording, and bunches of video recording modes for makers.

LG’s despite everything clutching the earphone jack, which a great deal of our perusers will appreciate. The business has just proceeded onward with Bluetooth and TWS sound and Samsung’s as of now slaughtered off the earphone jack from its lead telephones, consequently further diminishing the specialty gathering of audiophiles who need genuine Hi-Fi sound from their cell phones.


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