LG V60 Dual Screen review: V for versatility

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LG is planning an absolute refresh for its coming mainstream smartphone, however earlier than getting there, the company chose to launch one other entry in its spec-heavy V-series, the V60 ThinQ. With superior handbook, digital camera controls, a hi-fi headphone jack, and top-end specs, these phones have at all times been geared towards tech nerds.

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This year, LG is undercutting Samsung’s Galaxy S20 — the Android standard-bearer for 2020 — in worth, while still trying to cram a variety of upgrades into the V60. It’s got a Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G connectivity and is capable of shooting 8K video. You can outfit the V60 with a second display (with the optional Dual Screen case) for unrivaled multitasking. Microsoft’s Surface Duo is set to arrive later this year, and it will push the dual-display phone concept forward, but LG is already on its third try with the V60.

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However, the V60 lacks among the options which can be more and more frequent on “flagship” Android gadgets in 2020. There’s no fluid 90Hz or 120Hz show; LG as a substitute sticks with a conventional, no-frills 60Hz panel. Its bezels are plain to see and thicker than what you’d discover on a Samsung or OnePlus. As different high-end gadgets transfer as much as 12GB of RAM (and past), LG is being barely conservative with 8GB of reminiscence. And regardless of continued refinement, the Twin Display screen accent by no means actually unlocks its full potential: the large promoting level continues to be that fundamental, core capacity to run completely different apps facet by facet on the identical time. However LG’s hallmarks — a good camera, blissful headphone audio, and top-notch performance — are still represented in the V60. Pricing is a little scattered, with the phone itself costing $800 (T-Mobile) or around $900 with the Dual Screen on Verizon and AT&T. Either way, you come in under the S20’s $999 sticker price.

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