DGG, 15 Jan 2022Be aware people that LG is no longer in the phone business. They quit and left the LG Wing pu... moreI knew LG Wing's fate from the very beginning, hence avoided purchasing one. Rather I have two LG G8X's with Dual Screen cases slapped in, and is undoubtly a more practical design. And then the cases are removable which gives you high flexibility of using as you want.
More over G8X just a more powerful phone with flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 at its helm, hence the phone is a very capable performer even with dual screens. Presence of QuadDAC and 3.5mm audio jack makes the deal even more sweeter.
Be aware people that LG is no longer in the phone business. They quit and left the LG Wing purchasers with no new development and a very flawed LG Wing phone that needed more developers to design SW for that 2nd half-screen. Now no developers are supporting it or plan to that I know of. It's a dead design and LG isn't going to be making any more phones or updates to the Wing. I have one and while it has some good features, it's just an uncompleted model that now will never get any software developers supporting it or its screens. DONT BUY AN LG WING! LG IS NO LONGER MAKING PHONES!
i use lg android phones since 2009. lg gw620 was the first smartphone on market with android 1.5. later i bought optimus one(2012), g2(2014), v10(2016), v20(2018).
now i have lg wing (2020) and this will be my last lg phone for sure. it means end of era for lots of people. thanks lg for the great innoviation and great devices.
This phone's display is a fine example that you can achieve a very high screen-to-body ratio without resorting to any notches or holes. If this was the main design of today's smartphones, I'd be super happy.
Do not update to 11. Stick to 10.
Video recording is a mess. Gallery app a mess.
Finally received an Android 11 today, and dayum, they have really done it now. Starting the swivel mode used to take me like 2-3 sec (turning on the bottom screen, rotating both screens etc), but now with 11 its instant. Now thats impressive and very welcome (the slow swivel mode was the only annoyance i ever had).
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2021How are you supposed to buy smartphones from a non existent smartphone brand? And it seems un... moreCouldn't agree more. Those critics definitely never realized the boot loop issue happened to Huawei Nexus 6P. It was FAR worse than what happened with LG's G4 and V10.
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2021To you or anyone else still using it, does the swivel screen leave circular marks on the lower... moreNot at all. But handling the device with a little care, it will be much better in long run.
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2021To you or anyone else still using it, does the swivel screen leave circular marks on the lower... moreStill using the Wing as a daily driver and, no, it does not leave marks on the 2nd screen at all.
Muzik, 27 May 2021I agree on LG price drop part. They drop the price like a zero value. Same happened with me al... moreTo you or anyone else still using it, does the swivel screen leave circular marks on the lower screen?
DGG, 18 Sep 2021Felt a bit betrayed by LG.
Never promoted developers to produce any apps that were useable ... moreHow are you supposed to buy smartphones from a non existent smartphone brand?
And it seems unfair to lump their appliances department with the bankrupt phone department.
You should have bought with caution a phone released by a company that is bleeding for so many quarters, is the punching bag of reviewers and maligned by critics who still believe LG phones after the v10/G4 bootloop regularly.
DGG, 18 Sep 2021Felt a bit betrayed by LG.
Never promoted developers to produce any apps that were useable ... moreI said this before and I will say it again, LG Wing was a 1st gen experimental device which had too many rough edges. In India, LG was selling the phone for $400 a piece, still I did not buy it. Instead I bought two LG G8X's with Dual Screen case. The Dual screen case is far practical and is of real use than the tiny secondary screen of Wing.
Felt a bit betrayed by LG.
Never promoted developers to produce any apps that were useable on this phone.
The 2nd small screen is useless to me. Neither LG or developers supported apps designed for this 2nd screen and the worthless little apps it came with were just removed from the phone eventually because they were so bad. Haven't used the 2nd screen more than a few times in the almost a year I've owned it because there's nothing I found any use for it.
Adding any screen protector messes up the fingerprint reader. Adding camera protectors just results in poor picture reflections. And every one of 11 screen protectors I've tried that claim to be made for this phone either don't protect both screens or don't fit right on one or both screens. And since I like the screen fingerprint reader, 9 of those 11 protectors stop or severely hinder the fingerprint reader whether sensitivity is high or low.
It's all glass and one slippery, horrible-to-carry phone. If you drop it from an arm height, you can count on it landing face down and breaking the glass. Most fragile phone I've ever had. Have had to use my insurance twice to replace broken/cracked main screens because this phone is darn near impossible to hold onto.
Had to put on a pop button just to keep a hold of it since no case I've tried works with it and protects it. Cases just don't fit it well because of it's need to swivel. Have tried several and they all either scrape on the top swivel or don't protect the device well.
The camera app is so darned difficult to understand with far too many camera options that all look the same but can't be navigated to easily. I seldom use the camera because it takes 30 seconds just to get the camera working and the app adjusted to take a photo. And video capture just is not very good with stuttering recordings and what looks like old SD resolutions even though the camera is set to high HD settings.
The 5G part of the phone is really bad at picking up 5G. I have Google Pixel 5a and it works well on my T-Mobile 5G account. But this phone never shows more than 3 of 5 bars for 5G with T-Mobile in the same areas the Google phone shows 5 bars. And when the Wing starts it's back and forth seeking for 5G and dropping back to 4GLTE it gets almost no data. I finally had to shut off the 5G functionality of this phone to return to getting 4GLTE speeds that were usable. Again no issues with 5G in the same areas with Google 5a 5G on T-Mobile networks.
And one moment the screen won't register almost any touch and the next it picks up your hand holding it on the edges as 50 touches. Very annoying when it starts this.
And lastly, less than a year after buying the Wing with almost no new updates or apps designed for it, LG decides to exit the phone business. So thanks LG for selling a phone with lots of potential that could have been an innovative phone then ignoring it for it's entire partial year it was out and then abandoning all those customers who bought those phones from you. Never again will I ever buy anything LG, let alone phones.
The most things I love about this phone are, number one, the innovative form factor, because I did not like one thing about the usual phones that is when the keyboard comes up, a big portion of the display gets covered up. And also, this gives you the advantage of multitasking more conveniently almost like a PC. And number two is what I have been looking for, for a long time, which is, "not too rounded corners"! Because almost all phones nowadays come with all four corners overly rounded and most of them also come with an annoying notch, creating round black holes on display! But this phone has no imperfections of those kinds, so it earned my affection.
I hope LG would design more phones like this one.