Mumulenka, 26 Feb 2020- teardrop notch (like any other notch) is atrocious - LG V30 had a WORSE photo sensor than L... moreLG V30 sensor may have used smaller sensor but did yield overall better detail in bright light & actually improved on low light performance but did have some issues with dynamic range relative to maximum brightness handling compared to LG V20 but this was not huge. The V30 has higher resolution than either V20 or V40 & that did in fact show in photos taken in the best lighting conditions.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2020FHD resolution shouldn't really be a problem, it is still sharp enough. I am more concerned th... moreI installed the G Cam mod & did see slight improvement but not huge at all & only in slight detail recovery. The G Cam also caused other problems so I quickly removed it. Dynamic range did not appear to be improved at all compared to what it did for the V40. Again G Cam had other issues with photos on the V40 pertaining to color accuracy. Seems better that way on V60 but interfered with other apps which I valued.
I posted earlier about this phone & it appeared that the post was accepted but I was unable to log in then but am logged in now & can't see my previous post even though I just viewed it a few minutes ago without logging in.
Any rate I did buy the phone and noticed some issues with gesture navigation which I did mention in other posts but failed to mention issues with second screen acting up. It does work correctly most of time but occasionally will start flashing off & on or start turning to snow appearance. When this happens second screen loses touch sensitivity or some time stop working at all as in goes blank. Restarting phone fixes issue.
I also had to turn off gesture navigation which was very laggy on my phone. I went to setting & switched to standard android navigation & this made the phone feel much faster with zero lags.
I mentioned earlier about what I thought was mildly excessive smoothing but I take that back. Output looks great.
Some people have complained about small video file sizes. This is actually somewhat adjustable in the camera settings. I found that I could effectively double the bit rate from 40 to 80 Mb/s to improve image quality for 4K60FP/s. 8K is limited to 52Mb/s.
Images produced by camera are fairly color accurate. Significantly better than the LG V40 which I also own. Dynamic range presentation is significantly better on the LG CUP than on earlier V series models & low light photos are the best yet for LG V series phones & there is a mode that allows you to adjust the exposure that works very well so you can capture just the right amount of brightness to accurately reproduce what the eyes see.
It is true that LG dropped MQA support but that truely is no great loss & neither is the loss of higher than 192 KHz sample rates as there is no audible information there anyway. The DAC operates at well into the MHz range anyway. At least 80 MHz & all audio is converted to sigma delta 1 bit conversion at 80 or above MHz.
Most of the issues with this phone can be fixed with a software update. Even with out that update it is still a great phone that is very fast
I've had the phone for 3 days now.
I was very surprised how easy it was to view both screens in direct sun light. Even when not set at full bright. Did even if the summer sun is brighter I don't expect any problems.
The phone is thicker and heavier than the V40 even when it's in use with out the dual screen.
It is very responsive. I have noticed some lag on the internet but the internet is having issues because of the virus. Apps are not having to restart with a bunch open. The only app I've had a little trouble with is the game township. It acts up. The company was very poor in their CS response. Tried to blame it on the internet connection. I'm getting 70+ mps to my phone. The graphics get confused, and a few other issues.that don't happen when only using the phone without the dual screen. So definitely an app issue.
The little on screen button to deal with the dual screens occasionally gets in the way, but can be moved around the screen.
One major annoyance is that they have the adapter to charge the phone when it's the the dual screen case. It is about the size of an adapter from micro USB to USB C without the metal prong. So I expect it will be very easy to lose. I would have rather they just put a charging port into the second screen.
Somethings are hard to find. I don't find the apps for email for file manager. I was able to backup the email ago from my v40. However the file manager app from the v40 didn't work. The v60. I got a different one from the app store. Switching keyboards isn't in the pull down menu. I need to go to settings and search for keyboard.
The settings app isn't as nice or as helpful as the V40.
I like that you can watch videos with the second screen standing up. Plus I can do other things on the phone while watching. I also play ingress and pogo. They are both location based games so I can play both at the same time.
The phone IS sold either single or dual screen on T-Mobile. $800 for single and $900 U.S. For the dual screen.
Over all I like the phone but still getting use to how wide it it's with both screens and the extra weight.
I will wait to see it in person before I judge it too harsh. Love my lgv30 it's perfect but getting older now.
Worried about the display mostly being non QHD as FHD on the V30 is okay but not as sharp as QHD.
Looks a little too wide I would like my next phone under 70mm wide will look at the Sony 1 ii.
And compared to the s20 in my country we get exynos and I'm not paying MORE for less battery life and performance. So that's why LG win for me there.
Camera software means nothing to me as you just either use manual or Gcam
Updates Ive gotten Oreo and pie on my 2017 V30 so LG are fine in my books. Not like the updates help much anyway. People just love the idea of making their phone new with new updates I guess.
And the v60 is literally giving you 2 screens and 90% of the s20 ultra at less price and people are still salty. You want them to price it lower then a one plus or something? Not like Samsung are cheap either the ultra is $2000 here and base is $1300
Mumulenka, 26 Feb 2020- teardrop notch (like any other notch) is atrocious - LG V30 had a WORSE photo sensor than L... moreHave you actually used a phone with a notch? I am using one right now, with a bigger notch than Lg V60. Trust me after a few weeks it practically disappears and you won't notice it at all. Not buying this phone cause it has notch in my opinion is stupidity. I would have bought it if it was available in my country.
Finally great hardware last time was the famous G2 and that was long long time ago, the secondary display is to small to replace a laptop 12" with huge battery inside,, that's too good
"The S20 and S20 Plus as of writing, NotebookCheck reports that the two devices offer a mere 1.06x zoom camera. The phones merely seem to be cropping via the ultra high-resolution cameras and using software processing to get to 3x and 10x Â“hybrid-opticÂ” zoom then."
As for the S20 Ultra offers a 4x periscope zoom camera.
So "maybe" the V60 camera is ok and while the overwhelming bashing will continue .... Its just some info for the non biased people.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 20202x lossless zoom is there.
With gcam this can get better pictures than most 2x optical zooms ... moreFor the price they ask for these phones I want a dedicated telephoto with 5x optical zoom. For less zoom the regular camera already do a good job. The P30 Pro have a good price now. But I'm waiting to watch if a new model worth more despite the brand.
Bart, 01 Mar 2020What are You guys saying?! I got LG G7 ThinQ, the android 9 update was late, sure. But there ... moreYou must be in Korea or using a korean variant to say that. coz outside KR the support is crap. They even end up pulling out/closing mobile department in some countries.
Bart, 01 Mar 2020What are You guys saying?!
I got LG G7 ThinQ, the android 9 update was late, sure. But there ... moreTell that to other regions that got LG "the very first Nougat phone out of the box" V20 still stuck on....... guess what????
NOUGAT. Aka Android 7.
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2020Sadly it lacks of a telephoto camera. And better a periscope one No for me then.2x lossless zoom is there.
With gcam this can get better pictures than most 2x optical zooms on the market.