LG V60 ThinQ in South Africa

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.

LG V60 ThinQ Vodacom

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LG V60 ThinQ Telkom

LG V60 ThinQ 5G specs:

  • 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 (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 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); 176×86.1×8.9mm; 134.1g, (347.8g combined); magnetic USB-C passthrough; no battery

There’s no longer a dedicated telephoto camera on the V60, but LG attributed this was because the high-resolution of the 64MP sensor can shoot lossless zoom photos, so we’ll certainly be testing this. The other two cameras are the ultrawide and a dedicated 3D ToF camera. This took preference over a dedicated zoom camera – so we’ll see how much better portraits will look.

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.