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Arnold M Xavier, 26 Apr 2021Go for LG v60 it will get up to Android 13 in the futureHi Arnold, Thanks for the suggestion. I also want to purchase V60 but it is not available in India till now. And purchasing from extrrnal source can cost amost double. No doubt, V60 is holds everything i need. Thanks
Hope LG can make a comeback in the future if they decide to, you know, start making phones again. Until then, I will be switching to Sony Xperia in the meantime. Hope the Xperia 1 III doesn't disappoint.
RishiGuru, 23 Apr 2021You are most welcome. If you don't like Chinese phones, you may have a look at Asus RO... moreYes, I mentioned in my previous comments thay may be I will go for Asus Rog 5. There is no doubt that it will be a true upgrade with G7+. I still have doubts about sound quality compare to LG because LG DAC used 32bit/192k harware system and Rog 5 used 24bit. It will take time and hard efforts to beat LG in sound department. But sure, once 256GB variant available in India, i will go for it. And rumors says ZenFone 8 will be packed with 32bit audio chip. Lets see what will come in future. I can wait because if this info is ture, it is worth waiting for. Addiing to that, Rog 5 is beast in every expect.
Muzik, 21 Apr 2021I totally agree with your points. Yes, Velvet can slay all if we use full potential of that so... moreYou are most welcome.
If you don't like Chinese phones, you may have a look at Asus ROG Phone 5. It has got real fire power when it comes to headphone audio with a proper 3.5mm audio jack. This is what GSMArena has to say:
"Fans rejoice, after a hiatus on the ROG Phone 3, the on-board 3.5mm jack has made a triumphant return to the ROG Phone 5! And what a return indeed - it is hooked up to an ESS SABRE ES9280AC Pro DAC with HyperStream II QUAD DAC™ technology and a built-in Class G ESS Sabre Headphone amplifier.
The Class G Headphone amplifier automatically detects load impedance between 8 to 1000 Ohms. Enabling lower THD and 2Vrms in output for headphones with higher impedance than 50 Ohm. You can refer to the table for a breakdown.
The Class G ESS Sabre Headphone amplifier promises best-in-class signal-to-noise performance of 130db. And is backed-up by a patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator that can reach a dynamic range of 122dB.
The ROG Phone 5 is also Hi-Res Audio (HRA) certified and when paired with a High-Res Audio certified output device can play back audio files rated at 24-bit/96kHz or 24-bit/192kH."
Nitz, 12 Apr 2021Same here. But compared to G7+ ThinQ, it doesn't seem like an upgrade. The reasons I'... moreThere spec is wrong 30.9 ufs its a good speaker mono if you wanna to hear loudest go through mike
most beautiful smartphone ever made. thanks lg. i love it.
So sad, but LG ended up with mobile production mainly becouse of this strange experiments and inadequate prices.
RishiGuru, 21 Apr 2021Thanks a lot for such detailed review of the Wing's headphone audio capabilities. I reall... moreI totally agree with your points. Yes, Velvet can slay all if we use full potential of that sound chip.
I cant say anything about Vivo phones, i never used that brand. Even, i never used any Chinese brand. I better be stay away from those. It really doesn't matter what specs they provide and on what price, I just don't want them. I prefer any Non-Chinese brand anytime even with some low specs at given price. Trust me, one of my friends paid a heavy amount just because of security related issues. Even, he got fired because of that back in 2016 so, i will try not to opt any Chinese brand.
And yes, about the sound quality, i am looking for some mobiles which have good listening experience. Till then, am totally fine with G7+. This mobile have no issues, not even a scratch. By 2.5 years, i am looking after this mobile like a precious gem. Hope mobile companies will liten to us and make a dedicated mobile for sound lovers. They. Can keep everything else old like 1-2 generations.
But thanks for you info. About chips and sound department. It is always a pleasure to discuss this with you and music lovers.
Muzik, 20 Apr 2021I am here again with some mixed feelings about the sound quality of LG Wing. I tested that wit... moreThanks a lot for such detailed review of the Wing's headphone audio capabilities. I really loved to read the subjective part. In the end it seems Wing delivered as much as I expected it to be in audio department. And the net result is poor performance in comparison to ESS laden DAC models like LG G7+.
Frankly speaking, ESS dacs (QuadDAC) are the best in business, and very few phones can compete with them. I have experienced their capabilities with LG V30+ & LG G8X. Wing must be using a mid level Qualcomm audio codec that ships with SD765G in Wing.
Question is LG Wing's DAC is inside the phone or in the dongle? If Wing is emanating pure digital audio stream from its USB port, then a Hi-end audio dongle will take it near your G7's performance. But if the DAC is inside the phone and the dongle is just an analogue pass-through then we are stuck.
In my expereince only the top end Cirrus Logic DACs can compete with ESS DACs. I have a Vivo NEX S laden with Cirrus Logic DAC, it has what it takes to compete with my LG's. The latest Vivo X60 Pro+ is also laden with Cirrus Logic DAC inside. This phone is capable to challenge your G7+ on the open. However no audio jack in X60 Pro+, so we have to always use the analogue audio pass-through dongle with it. I hate that.
Lastly, India bound LG Velvet (4G) comes with Snapdragon 845. SD845 comes with a discrete Qualcomm Aqstic WCD9341 top-of-the-line audio chip. The WCD9341 when implemented in high power/ performance mode is a TRUE KILLER. If properly implemented in the hardware level it can slay many dedicated DAC phones.
I have a Meizu 16th (SD845 & WCD9341) and the audio quality is sublime. It slays my iQOO 3's dedicated AKM AK4377A DAC by slight margin. Manufacturers like LG, Vivo & Meizu understands audio and do what is required in the hardware level to wring the maximum from these audio chips. To me Meizu 16th is a benchmark of what Qualcomm is capable in the headphone audio department.
In the end LG Wing may be a great phone, but for audio lovers like us it is complete NO NO.
RishiGuru, 18 Apr 2021Thanks in advance. :)I am here again with some mixed feelings about the sound quality of LG Wing. I tested that with type c connector provided in the box. It was loud and clear. The vocals were balanced and a punch of bass was also there. I can say the results were quite satisfactory. But but but.. in the comparison with G7+ Thinq, sorry to say but it is nowhere near. I used ATH M50x and Sony Hi-Res. IEMs which are my daily drivers. Following are some points:
- The loudness with clarity was missed in Wing.
- The punch of actual Flac file was like similar to a 320 kbps Mp3 in Wing.
- Equaliser is not that effective, no matter what settings i am on. Wing missed that enhanced quality.
- A pre installed 3D sound engine also was not that effective, there was a very low difference in Wing.
- It was very horrible experience when using that 3D SE with equaliser. It was like totally "Khichaddi" mixed. Even kichaddi is tasted better.
- Finally, the orchestra test without using any app, just plain music, it was nice.
Do not use that 3D sound engine, man that had ruined the quality.
Now again, I tried that with Samsung dongle, it was a bit loud but not any noticeable difference. But that play the songs better without using any enhancer or engine.
If you ask me frankly, I would go for Velvet any time if I have to choose between Wing and Velvet in sound department. Velvet sound quality is far better and richer.
And for me, I will stick with G7+ for now as I didn't find any alternative. Actually, I kinda likeing my G7+ more after this experience. 😂
Well, that's it. My experience with Wing. Hope it helps.
hello does anyone know if the S. Korean i.e international unlocked version has different network bands (especially in 5g) versus the U.S variants (perhaps some U.S posters might know) I understand there are slight differences between the U.S versions themselves (Tmobile is different from the ATT and Verizon ones, the latter two are similar). thanks!
RishiGuru, 18 Apr 2021Thanks. It will be great if you provide us the analogue audio quality capabilities of LG Wi... moreSure, I will let you know. Hope it will arrive on time. May be on Wednesday, I will be able to give you some details on sound qualities.
Muzik, 18 Apr 2021I already brought that but not going to replace my LG G7+ Thinq. Thats for someone who deserve... moreThanks.
It will be great if you provide us the analogue audio quality capabilities of LG Wing with the provided headphone jack dongle.
RishiGuru, 18 Apr 2021Are you buying it? Has no audio jack and speaker audio is subpar. The only selling point of th... moreI already brought that but not going to replace my LG G7+ Thinq. Thats for someone who deserves that tech. I brought that to gift to my younger brother.
It is a cool device but not of my taste. I waiting for V60 5G or S21FE .... But want V60 more as that would be a good upgrade other then screen resolution.
And if sony will come back to india i will definitely go for 1 III .
Muzik, 14 Apr 2021In India, it will be around 400 $ after a few hours. Are you buying it? Has no audio jack and speaker audio is subpar. The only selling point of this phone is it has different form factor.
AnonD-920712, 05 Apr 2021850 EUR for low chipset and fkn gimmick useless feature? What are they thinking? No wonder t... moreFeatures are not at all useless. Innovators are leaving market because innovations make their phones costly and people now prefer cheap and same looking phones with useless features. Only count does matter for them and those companies make them fool. Eg: 48 MP=12 MP×4.
I'll miss LG!!!