Melissakis, 19 Apr 2020I used to be a loyal fan of LG, mainly because of the 3.5mm jack and the quad DAC. I slowly ma... moreIf you did like Creative Labs' X-Fi DAC/Amp compared to LG output, I belive there is something wrong with your testing or preference for real sound quality.
Sure Dragonfly wipes the floor with V series, but Creative donle? I think not.
No DAC benchmark on a LG phone!?! Wuuuut? Why?
The biggest feature of LG V series is sound and you won't provide measurements?
Well that's a shame...
Melissakis, 19 Apr 2020I used to be a loyal fan of LG, mainly because of the 3.5mm jack and the quad DAC. I slowly ma... moreNot everyone wants to use a dongle and one with a good dac costs $100+. Also I'd like to be able to charge my phone and listen to music at the same time. I think this is a great phone and worth getting just for the headphone jack and quad dac.
Mike9625, 19 Apr 2020This is definitely one of the less gimmicky phones of this year, this is all that you need in ... moreI concur. I, too am not an LG fan, but this one got me. I've had my AT&T LG V60/Dual Screen/Smartphone for about a month now. Super impressive for the price. Everything I need, though the phone does not include every single thing.
My personal only gripe, is when the phone is in the dual case, the charger cord uses a magnetic clip on to connect the charger to the base. I see me losing this little magnetic piece. I'm yet to charge wirelessly, but I think I'll have to remove the phone from the 2nd screen case 1st.
I bought this phone when it was 1st released, didn't have a choice of color, thus I have the Blue Phone with Gold borders, which is nice just the same.
And, last, 5G! (If available in your area)*
For the price, that's a great phone. Much better than the regular OnePlus 8. Yes some specs have been downgraded compared to the V50, but it's still a solid phone with all the essentials covered.
Finaly! Thank you!
I am going to bench this review right away.
This is definitely one of the less gimmicky phones of this year, this is all that you need in a phone, a higher refresh rate would be welcome, but I don't really mind that. I'm not a LG fan, but this time they just did a great job. Price and everything!
Abhi-Darth-Plagueis, 19 Apr 2020Had a good laugh reading it.
Not only did they skip the 3.5 mm jack test (which they did sa... more"as for the phone, Dual Screen 'workaround' solution for foldable dilemma is, once again, gimmicky..."
Gimmicky my bottom. Ever since I got my G8X with DualScreen, I sold the Galaxy Fold that I bought not that long before it. Not only the G8X and DualScreen bundle is miles cheaper than the overrated Galaxy Fold, but I can easily use two apps together at the same time without having to worry about app resizing whatsoever. Plus, the second screen is definitely come in handy for me to use the virtual touch keyboard for my Office work and also for my Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable emulator gaming. But the best bit? I can take the second screen off if I'm not planning to use it. Try that with Galaxy Fold!
The fact the V60's DualScreen actually has stylus support (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnHCb3rvwyM) made me loving LG's foldable solution even more. But I'm seeing no reason to upgrade from my G8X for now.
Had a good laugh reading it.
Not only did they skip the 3.5 mm jack test (which they did say would be their policy in future) but also the so-called replacement - the "Speaker Quality test"
also the photo/video lab tests too, were missing.
Just add a disclaimer saying you guys were staying-at-home due to coronavirus, so the review would omit stuff. Why create an impression of intentionally saboataging a review?
as for the phone, Dual Screen 'workaround' solution for foldable dilemma is, once again, gimmicky, but hey, if it comes free in the box, no-one ought to coplain about it.
The one thing I would have liked here is a quad bayer type ultrawide, having autofocus and all the bells and whistles that comes with some recent flagship offerings from other brands, sporting a high resolution imager for it. That'd have made it a killler deal. I don't mind the absence of telephoto at all.
Also the endurance rating is insane for a 5000 maH cell powering that large 6.8" screen, especially the video test. 3G call test did surprise me, however, because nearly all phones having a certain chip/modem output same results in this test. I wonder what could be the issue here?
This phone would have been a worthy successor to my V30+ bar the following
1. No QHD display
2. Very bulky and large
But it offers the following advantages over V30
1. More powerful
2. Better camera
3. Better battery backup.
I am skeptical about pricing and availability in India. If available, will upgrade else will retain my V30+ for atleast another year which has given me stellar ownership experience so far
YUKI93, 19 Apr 2020"You audiophiles, by a dedicated DAC/Amp and forget about 3.5mm jack."
Haha, NO! Even for a... moreYou're not entirely wrong. I also do not like carrying that DAC with me when outdoors, that's why I still appreciate my S10's jack. But if I had to loose jack tomorrow, I wouldn't miss it that much as one year ago.\
First of all, I do not care about fidelity when outdoors that much. Second, TWS are good enough these days, I own Creative's Outlier Air and they are decent, to say the least. Third, you can always buy a tiny DAC/Amp, like Meizu's HiFi DAC pro. It's so small, you hardly notice it.
I know that these solutions I propose mean more expenses, but all these are things that are bought once and will stay with you for many years.
regarding the dual screen thing, there's a difference between "included for free" and "included in the price". it it's bundled with the phone then you're definitely paying for it, whether you want it or not
Melissakis, 19 Apr 2020I used to be a loyal fan of LG, mainly because of the 3.5mm jack and the quad DAC. I slowly ma... more"You audiophiles, by a dedicated DAC/Amp and forget about 3.5mm jack."
Haha, NO! Even for audiophiles like me, 3.5mm jack is still a necessity. As much as I love that dedicated AMP, there's no way I'd bring that hanging bulk everywhere. Using that AMP as a dongle on my smartphone really turns me off, hence why I always leave it at home. Just give me a straight and seamless connection to 3.5mm audio jack port all day tqvm.
"Although shadows look darker than perhaps some other competitors' cameras, the scenes are captured more true to life."
Shadows should be dark to contrast/compliment the highlights. It will give the picture a sense of depth. I don't like the current trends of new phone in which they try to brighten the shadows to "see" what is in there. It only makes the photo flat and lifeless.
Very solid phone (as with the older V50), save for the brand image and limited service and aftersales support especially in Asia and Europe. The display could have a 90Hz refresh rate, but it's ok because it doesn't cost more than its competitors (without the dual screen accessory, which is a gimmick).
I used to be a loyal fan of LG, mainly because of the 3.5mm jack and the quad DAC. I slowly make the transition form wired to wireless for my daily routine except the times at home, when I want to listen to music more seriously. So, the 3.5 jack is not absolutely necessary for me.
My main disappointment comes from the quad DAC. I bought Creative Labs' X-Fi DAC/Amp and compared it to LG's quad DAC. X-Fi absolutely trashes LG any day of the week. LG's DAC beats every smartphone, but it does not even come close to a dedicated DAC. You audiophiles, by a dedicated DAC/Amp and forget about 3.5mm jack.
On the other hand, the second screen is really great, I used it on a G8X and loved it. This will be V60's main selling point. But not for me, the phone is very,very bulky.