The LG V60 is a cheaper, quirkier S20 alternative

by birtanpublished on August 24, 2020

this is the LG V 60 no I'm not gonna call it the LG v 60 thank you 5g dual-screen we're not doing that but here's the thing this is a 5g phone for under $1000 with a snapdragon 865 and everything you could ask for it's a

Pretty great deal especially when you compare it to the $1400 Galaxy S 20 ultra let's start off with what's good about this phone the V 60 s hardware is gorgeous it looks almost exactly like a galaxy has ten from the back with this

Elongated camera housing but it has a flatter design that sort of abruptly tapers instead of rounding off I really like this classy blue finish with gold accents on the metal rails and there's also a white model that looks equally

Nice the things built like a tank and it's got all sorts of hardware amenities its ip68 water-resistant it's got quick charge for and wireless charging you get a fantastic set of stereo speakers and look at that there's still a headphone

Jacket isn't totally dead yet and of course you get LG's incredible quad DAC for high res wired audio this 6.8 inch display up front is totally flat and while its limited to just 1080p I think it looks really great its color accurate

It's bright enough for outdoor visibility my only two complaints with it are the big bezels around the perimeter and the 60 Hertz refresh rate seriously 90 and 120 Hertz panels have been pretty common for over a year now

So it 60 feels like a pretty noticeable downgrade but if you're coming from a phone that already has a 60 Hertz display and you probably are this really isn't that big a deal now if there's one huge headline victory for the v60 it's

Definitely the battery life LG crammed a 5,000 milliamp hour battery inside and paired with a 1080p display and super efficient processor endurance on the v60 is unreal it's been basically impossible to kill in one day and we were only able

To reach 30 percent after five hours of screen on time and an hour long group duo call so yeah the phone's big and heavy but it all pays off with some of the battery life we've seen on any phone in

Recent history now about the cameras LG went pretty basic this year with just two cameras and no dedicated telephoto in a time when zoom is a pretty major focus you get a sixty-four megapixel primary sensor with 4 to 1 pixel binning

For 16 megapixel output along with a 13 megapixel ultra wide there is technically a third Z camera but that's just LG's fancy name for its advanced time-of-flight sensor there's really nothing too crazy going on with either

Camera but I actually really liked that in my s20 Ultra video I knocked Samsung's image processing for it's over sharpening softening on faces lifted shadows and so on none of that is a problem on the v60 s camera everything

Just looks natural and as it should and to no one's surprise the ultra wide is also pretty great LG's been doing wide-angle lenses for longer than just about anyone and there's no harsh barrel distortion that you typically see in

This format the trade-off is that photos from either camera while balanced in color and exposure are pretty lacking in fine detail especially once you zoom in even just a little bit and speaking of zoom to X's about the max you should

Push with v60 because anything above that quickly turns your photos into oil paintings it's the v6 T's biggest weakness against the s20 series which put a big priority on telephoto but honestly I'd take a good wide angle over

A telephoto any day of the week if I had to choose so this isn't a big deal to me but your priorities may be different we should also talk about what's not so great with a v60 because boy that software is not great

You do get Android 10 which is nice but even though LG's software has been visually redesigned for a cleaner look it's still clunky as hell the app drawer still doesn't stay sorted when you add or remove apps and there's no gesture to

Pull down the notification shade like at all there's also a ton of bloatware on this AT&T unit I've been reviewing with over 30 apps pre-installed from candy crush to CNN and DC Universe it's just insane

An LG doesn't plan on selling an unlocked variant in the States so this is the only option you're gonna get those carriers will also determine the price you pay for the v60 t-mobile's listing it at just $800 which is 2/3 the

Price of the s20 ultra for a pretty comparable phone meanwhile AT&T and Verizon are selling it for 900 and 950 respectively but for that extra money you're at least getting the dual screen attachment which I didn't mention before

Because it's really the same thing we saw on the g8x it's a little half-baked and the software management isn't the greatest but you do get twice as much screen when you want it which can really come in handy

Look the v60 has its quirks and compromises but none of them are enough to be deal-breakers software is entirely subjective and most of what I don't like about the software can be fixed with a third-party launcher even if it means

Sacrificing the full screen gestures and going back to three button navigation I rarely take zoom photos for the quality difference to matter that much to me and I really do like the regular photos that come out of these two cameras and again

There's just nothing like the v6 T's battery life and for that alone I'd say you should go out and buy it this isn't a better phone than the galaxy s 20 plus or s 20 altra but for hundreds of dollars less it sort of doesn't have to

Be everybody thanks for watching if you enjoyed this video be sure to subscribe to the channel and go check out our full thoughts on the v60 over at android central.com until next time stay safe and we'll see you around

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