LG V50 ThinQ 5G
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About the Phone
LG V50 ThinQ does not step back from being the flagship it sets out to be. It comes with a few pros and cons:
- LG V50 ThinQ has the LG-based minimalist design going for it along with its shock-free durability.
- The LG Dual-Screen technology is an excellent answer to the modern foldable phones and aids in multitasking.
- Powered by the Snapdragon 855, this phone can reach breakneck speeds with apps and the latest games.
- The phone comes with adequate battery under its hood that keeps it chugging through most of the day.
- It is a 5G compatible phone.
- The wide-angle camera, along with telephoto lens, is capable enough to click amazing shots. Even low-light photos turn out decent and well-defined.
- The phone is on the heavier end.
- The selfie camera does not produce as good a selfie as the Time-of-flight enabled selfie of LG G8.
As a new phone, the LG V50 ThinQ seems futureproof. It comes with 5G capabilities, but the real stealer is the DualScreen technology which could be a great alternative to foldable phones. If you are an LG fan and want a phone for the long-run, then LG V50 ThinQ has got you covered.
In the imminent age of foldable phones and 5G handsets, LG ThinQ arrives as the phone of the future. Priced at Rs. 55,000, the LG V50 ThinQ comes with a promise to keep you with the times in the future.
LG V50 ThinQ is a phone from the future. Arriving with 5G and mimicking the foldable property of the latest phones, LG V50 ThinQ does not hold back in its performance or battery capacity. It comes as a competitive phone, looking to get a place in your hearts, even if you are not an LG lover.
The LG V50 ThinQ continues to follow the heritage set up by LG going for a minimalistic look. The phone comes with a smooth back which can feel a bit plasticky in your hands. The phone is quite hefty at 183mm and remains a bit thick too at 8.3mm. It may not be easy to manage with one hand because of its chunkiness. The problem with the design is that it does not feel premium enough. However, the phone does come with IP-68 water and dust resistance and military-grade protection against drops. There are three pogo pins present at the bottom of the phone just below the fingerprint sensor and the camera module to attach the LG DualScreen. You can attach another screen with the phone for powerful multitasking – one of the key features that LG introduces, stating that they won’t be going for the in-vogue foldable phone. The power button is on the right and is a bit hard to press.
The LG V50 ThinQ comes with 6.4-inch OLED screen with QHD+ display. It goes for the modern 19.5:9 ratio. The colours are quite bright and punchy, and the colours are quite accurate. It adds to the richness of the phone. The OLED screen itself adds to the fantastic contrast of the phone with the deep blacks and bright colours. HDR playback utilizes the OLED screen well. There is a notch at the top of the phone, and you can easily hide the notch – which gets replaced by a black bar on either side.
The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which is a modern processor and is quite blazing fast. The phone can manage multiple apps without a problem. App loading times are quite low too. Plus, the Snapdragon 855 is quite efficient and does not drain the battery much. It can run the latest games at high settings without facing any stutters. The LG V50 ThinQ comes with the 5G connection which requires a bit of performance, and the Snapdragon 855 matches with the requirement.
The LG V50 ThinQ comes with a triple camera set which is quite powerful. It also comes with artificial intelligence technology that can sense the proper scene and give you a high setting to click a decent picture. The phone comes with a 12 MP camera with an f/1.5 aperture and adds features like 3-axis Optical Image Stabilization and dual pixel PDAF. It also comes with a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x Optical Zoom. The phone also comes with a 16 MP wide-angle camera which has a 107-degree capturing capability.
There is no distortion around the edges while using the wide-angle camera. The telephoto zoom worked well without much distortion, and the daylight shots came out rich with the standard camera. In low-light conditions, the phone is able to handle differences present in the light conditions, but there is a yellow-tinge left behind by the AI camera. Otherwise, the images remain capable.
The phone comes with an 8MP standard camera and a 5MP wide-angle camera. The photos are ok but not quite high-quality. The portrait mode doesn’t stand out and has poor edge detection. The time-of-flight feature in LG G8 was better.
Regarding Battery, the phone arrives with a massive 4,000mAh juice pack. It can power the phone for quite some time, and it is possible to keep it running for a day with moderate use, though 5G might take a bit of battery juice. Charging is moderately fast and can take the phone from 0 to full charge over an hour.
LG V50 ThinQ has two main features – the LG DualScreen and its potential for 5G internet. Other than that, the phone comes with powerful internals, although the camera falls short. If you are an LG fan, then you should buy this product as it has a defining feature that might affect the next sets of LG. In general, it is a capable phone.