Review: LG V40 ThinQ
The V40 ThinQ is a good device; a perfectly serviceable phone that will do what people want it to do without too much trouble. It could do more to stand out, but I admit that looks aren't always everything.
The metal-and-glass chassis is well-made, from fine materials. The huge display is impressive. The core functions — wireless performance, voice quality, and battery life — are all where they need to be. Some will surely appreciate the high-quality headphone jack, but I'm sad about the lack of stereo speakers.
LG's take on Android 8.1 is a bit busy and involved for my tastes, but it offers a lot of avenues to personalize the phone. The software lets owners take control of nearly everything and the underlying processor ensures the phone runs smoothly.
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The camera app is incredibly powerful, if also incredibly overwrought. I like the sheer volume of capture modes, but they are scattered all over the place and often come with a learning curve. Thankfully the three lenses provided unique flexibility and the resulting images are mostly of high quality.
All the major U.S carriers will sell the phone, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon. Pricing ranges from $900 to $980 depending on the carrier.
The LG V40 is a nice phone. It's attractive, capable, and well-built. Whether you opt for this over an IPhone or Note is purely a matter of taste.
The LG V40 ThinQ is a beast of a top-end, large-screen phone. In addition to our in-depth review, we have a video tour in 4K, and some bonus photos.
Oct 3, 2018
LG today fully revealed the V40 ThinQ, its camera-focused flagship phone for the remainder of the year. The V40 adopts five cameras, with three on the back and two on front.
Oct 1, 2018
LG today revealed that its forthcoming flagship, the V40 ThinQ, can capture cinemagraphs. The feature, called Cine Shot, lets people record several seconds of video and then create a still image that has a moving segment.
Sep 27, 2018
LG has revealed several aspects of its forthcoming flagship phone, the V40 ThinQ, in a promotional video shared in its home market of Korea. The main points revealed by the video are the V40 ThinQ's 6.4-inch screen and five-camera array.
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