I really like the V60 ThinQ 5G Dual Screen, but there are times when I just want a smart phone without the giant brick attachment. Yes, the dual is a brick, but oh what a joyful powerhouse of a brick it is! It’s a productivity device for the multi-tasker (like me).
Still, when I go out I don’t always need to dual screen. Granted, I’m not going out a lot during COVID, but I have been able to make it down to the beach. So, I ditched the dual screen and just the phone on it’s own is nice for a change.
Few things I noticed right away when removing the case.
First, the V60 is a really elegant looking device. I forgot how nice it is because it’s been locked up in that black case. Without the dual screen case, it’s really slick – nice rich looking color scheme, nice materials and overall classy. It’s still heavy, but by comparison to the dual screen version it’s a LOT lighter.
Now this could just be in my head, but I feel like without dual screen the phone feels faster and smoother to scroll and run apps. I’m not saying it was slow before, because it definitely wasn’t. I’m just saying it seems to render everything even quicker.
Oh - the 5G is NO joke either. My LG V60 is CRUISING on the T-Mobile 5G network. I'm seriously loving the network and speed on this thing in NY and NJ.
The battery lasts SO long. I’m at the end of 36 hours with moderate use and ready to plug it in. Plugging in this device without the dual screen attachment to the fast charger gets me up to 50% in 30 minutes! The ease of charging is nice too. I don’t have to remember the dual screen attachment.
Charging wirelessly I find the phone doesn’t get nearly as hot either.
Bells and Whistles:
Generally speaking, people always go for the newest devices with all the extra bells and whistles. In my experience, many of those high cost features go unused, or may be used only once or twice and then forgotten. In some instances they’re just (dare I say) gimmicks.
In the case of the V60 it’s probably got enough of the bells and whistles for 80-90% of smartphone users without all the excessive overlays, bloat and fancy tricks/features for a lot less $.
I love the gestures on this handset by the way. It took me a minute to get used to on-screen gestures, like swiping left to middle to go back for example, or swiping up to see open apps and then swiping them away…etc. But now I find myself trying to use the same gestures on other devices that aren’t capable of them. They’ve become second nature and I enjoy using them.
The camera is fantastic. The pictures and comments about the pictures… wow! People have asked me what type of ‘camera’ I use. Even my Apple purist friends have commented on what great pictures I take… and then I tell them it’s my LG phone. I’m not exaggerating this. I have to admit, I do take care to frame my shots and take my time with my pictures, which a lot of people don’t. That probably helps.
One picture I’ll share via Juxtapose is of 2 friends of mine during a sunset (the faces were blurred to protect the innocent 😝 ).
The first picture on the left is just point and shoot. As you can see, because the sun is behind them my friends are shadowed and dark.
The picture on the right is after I tapped on the screen on my friends, and wow the difference. The phone automatically brightened my friends… it did have an impact on the sunset as well and the entire picture, but it’s still pretty incredible that it can automatically add light (open shutter?) to get the subject in full color and brightness.
Use the white scroll bar in the center of the pictures to move left or right to see the difference.
Review continued after the pictures too - but have to scroll down some. Weird formatting.
So, I think that’s about it for now. I still really like this device with and without the Dual Screen. The sound quality is also awesome.
Prior to this device I was using the OnePlus 7Pro 5G. I really love that device too… One thing I thought I would miss when moving to the LG V60 is the edge to edge display. The V60 has more of a bezel and isn’t edge to edge, but in all truth I didn’t even notice, and even now it’s an afterthought. Just worth mentioning I guess.
Have any questions, thoughts or tips on the LG V60 ThinQ 5G? Let me know!
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