Can The LG V60 Compete With Samsung?!
The LG V60 Lacks Newer But Perfects Older Features!
Samsung released the Galaxy S20 earlier this year and it set a higher bar for other companies to try and reach if they wanted to be market dominant, outside of Apple of course since they own a larger part of the market that many other companies won't be able to control. LG has decided to try and challenge the S20 with their new LG V60, fans of LG devices have been waiting for LG to take the jump into the world of 5G and updated specifications.
LG removed the dedicated telephoto camera on the V60, the reason they removed that feature is because the high-resolution of the 64MP sensor can shoot lossless zoom photos which can be seen as a better feature than the previous. The other two cameras are the ultra-wide and a dedicated 3D ToF camera.
The LG V60 Display
Unfortunately though for a device that wants to challenge the S20 the V60 lacks some of the features that are much more common with flagship Android devices in 2020. You won't find a 90-120Hz refresh rate display with the LG V60 and that lets the display down more than most would think. They instead went with the older 60Hz panel. Its bezels are plain to see and a bit thicker than Samsung devices which can be seen as a negative or positive depending on the person's preference.
Most new devices especially phone handsets release with higher memory in 2020, LG decided to stick with 8GB of memory which is quite low since most smartphones are moving to the 12GB of Ram as standard.
The main feature of this device is the dual screen which allows users to run multiple applications at once, it folds very similarly to the Galaxy Fold but instead of being one huge screen when folded, its two separate screens which again will come down to preference whether it's a great feature or not.
The phone costs around $800 which is about the same as the Galaxy S20 on its release, that is pricey since there are other handsets like the One Plus and huawei that are also fighting for market dominance in the android market.
- 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 battery
Let us know your thoughts on the LG V60 and if you plan on getting this handset in the future.
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