What to Expect from LG’s V40 ThinQ

Though smartphone manufacturer LG has been struggling with smartphones, the world’s 3rd most popular smartphone company is surely are not giving up yet.

V40 ThinQ is LG’s latest flagship, the successor to the V30+ that most people loved for its features and performances even after facing a few issues. The latest smartphone from the brand aims to fix issues from the previous V30+ and comes with necessary upgrades.

The V40 ThinQ captivates the consumers with its industrial design, like the V30+. You would get to enjoy a glassy metal sandwich body with curved edges for premium style and an ergonomic grip. The back has a glossy finish which changes shades with the light. It does not pick up scratches quickly. A downside of a glossy finish is that your phone could slip out easily from your hands.

The power button and SIM slot are on the right side, while the volume button and the dedicated Google Assistant button is on the left. On the back, the triple camera is slightly raised from the body that will make the camera glass prone to scratches. V40 ThinQ has MIL-STD-810G compliance, so we do not have to worry about damages from basic drops and bumps.

Unlike the display issues of the V30+, V40 ThinQ is now as good as the current flagships excluding for the new Galaxy S10. The screen is striking with its brightness, rich colors and deep blacks. The bezels of the latest flagship are amazingly thin. The notch can also be hidden if needed. V40 Thin Q is one of the cheapest smartphones in the market today with a 2K display.

The rear camera setup is the one to look out from the V40. The triple camera setup is composed of a telephoto lens and ultra-wide lens which opens up a host of shooting options. It also has a 3-axis OIS, f1.5 aperture, dual-pixel autofocus, and 2x optical zoom. This feature set plus a ton of shooting modes including an AI mode makes the smartphone more alluring for camera lovers.

V40 offers HDR video recording, and the audio is recorded in stereo 24-bit/192kHz. The portrait mode works great but does not deliver edge-detection as expected of a flagship phone compared to iPhone XR and Samsung S10+.

The V10 excels in low light with its f1.5 aperture. On the other hand, the timer setting requires to be operated from the settings menu and users cannot use the ultra-wide lens for video shooting.

In front is an 8MP + 5MP ultra-wide dual camera setup, perfect for taking selfies. On the other hand, the images have soft details when viewed at full resolution. The second lens is an ultra-wide lens perfect for group selfies. The LG V40 ThinQ is the best choice for a smartphone if your main requirement is a great primary camera.

Thanks to the Snapdragon 845, the V40 is seamless performance wise. The device also supports wireless charging. However, the OS is still running on Android 8.1 instead of Android Pie. The face unlock is competitively fast. But still, users can use the rear fingerprint scanner which works seamlessly. The audio performance of the device is impressive with its built-in quad DAC.

The V series from LG has regularly been labeled a flop for smartphones from the past years. The V40 ThinQ is packed with great features, seamless performance, and an extraordinary rear camera at a reasonable price. Although it is expected that this is going to be yet another LG flagship that is not as popular compared to its competitions. The LG V40 ThinQ is an incredible smartphone, and it sells for $900.

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