9/10
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The LG V50 ThinQ currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gear Hungry

The biggest draw of this gadget is the integration of the latest in broadband technology. When combined with its other neat features, this can make for a more exciting and more engaging smartphone experience.

- Jordan Carter, Gear Hungry
TrustedReviews

LG’s first 5G phone might be mainly a retread of the V40, but at least it shows the brand is interested in embracing the next standard of mobile connectivity. It’s just a shame the additional screen seems like nothing more than a gimmick.

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews
Digital Trends

The V50 ThinQ will be expensive, and with the second screen not coming to the U.S., the minor updates — which are uninspiring — aren’t enough to justify the price, especially since you’ll hardly be able to use 5G for the next year at the least. It’s still a solid phone, but from our early impression...

- Julian Chokkattu, Digital Trends
The Inquirer

Is it bleeding edge? Well, by 5G standards, you could argue that it's not - but LG fans will definitely love the continuity paired with the new tech, and we can all be reassured that 5G handsets won't represent a retrograde step.

- Chris Merriman, The Inquirer
Pocket-lint

Much of what the LG V50 ThinQ offers sounds familiar - and that's because it is. The LG V50 is an evolution of the LG V40, bringing much the same experience, a similar design and pretty close tech specs, but with some important bumps to accommodate 5G. There's more power and a bigger battery.

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint


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Screen Size
6.4"

The LG V50 ThinQ's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery.

V50 ThinQ Specs

Overview
Release date June 30, 2019
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Astro Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.9 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 183 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels
Pixel density 537 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR, Scratch-resistant glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.9
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F1.5), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, F2.4), HDR, Slow-motion recording, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
2nd camera feature (5 MP, F2.2)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Gear Hungry

Utilizes the latest and the fastest in mobile broadband connectivity

from Gear Hungry

The biggest draw of this gadget is the integration of the latest in broadband technology. When combined with its other neat features, this can make for a more exciting and more engaging smartphone experience.

Read full review

The biggest draw of this gadget is the integration of the latest in broadband technology. When combined with its other neat features, this can make for a more exciting and more engaging smartphone experience.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

Fully loaded in just about every area

from TrustedReviews

LG’s first 5G phone might be mainly a retread of the V40, but at least it shows the brand is interested in embracing the next standard of mobile connectivity. It’s just a shame the additional screen seems like nothing more than a gimmick.

Read full review

LG’s first 5G phone might be mainly a retread of the V40, but at least it shows the brand is interested in embracing the next standard of mobile connectivity. It’s just a shame the additional screen seems like nothing more than a gimmick.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

Brings upgrades but lacks inspiration

from Digital Trends

The V50 ThinQ will be expensive, and with the second screen not coming to the U.S., the minor updates — which are uninspiring — aren’t enough to justify the price, especially since you’ll hardly be able to use 5G for the next year at the least. It’s still a solid phone, but from our ear...More

The V50 ThinQ will be expensive, and with the second screen not coming to the U.S., the minor updates — which are uninspiring — aren’t enough to justify the price, especially since you’ll hardly be able to use 5G for the next year at the least. It’s still a solid phone, but from our early impressions, it’s not quite as robust as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

Read full review

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The Inquirer

Reassuringly normal

from The Inquirer

Is it bleeding edge? Well, by 5G standards, you could argue that it's not - but LG fans will definitely love the continuity paired with the new tech, and we can all be reassured that 5G handsets won't represent a retrograde step.

Read full review

Is it bleeding edge? Well, by 5G standards, you could argue that it's not - but LG fans will definitely love the continuity paired with the new tech, and we can all be reassured that 5G handsets won't represent a retrograde step.

Read full review

Less

Pocket-lint

5G in a familiar package

from Pocket-lint

Much of what the LG V50 ThinQ offers sounds familiar - and that's because it is. The LG V50 is an evolution of the LG V40, bringing much the same experience, a similar design and pretty close tech specs, but with some important bumps to accommodate 5G. There's more power and a bigger battery.

Read full review

Much of what the LG V50 ThinQ offers sounds familiar - and that's because it is. The LG V50 is an evolution of the LG V40, bringing much the same experience, a similar design and pretty close tech specs, but with some important bumps to accommodate 5G. There's more power and a bigger battery.

Read full review

Less

Android Authority

A safe bet on 5G

from Android Authority

It’s easy to see LG is playing it safe with its first 5G phone. The company even told us it remained modest on the new features because the company “wanted [5G] to run on a stable platform,” meaning it didn’t want to introduce too many battery-hungry features.

Read full review

It’s easy to see LG is playing it safe with its first 5G phone. The company even told us it remained modest on the new features because the company “wanted [5G] to run on a stable platform,” meaning it didn’t want to introduce too many battery-hungry features.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

A boring flagship bolstered by the Dual Screen, which turns your phone into a Nintendo DS

from Tech Advisor

The V50 ThinQ is basically just a 5G V40 with a processor upgrade. That means both good and bad: faster internet speeds and new features, balanced out by a thicker body and likely reduced battery life. Still, we loved the V40, and so the V50 could be a winner as long as LG can keep the price manageable.

Read full review

The V50 ThinQ is basically just a 5G V40 with a processor upgrade. That means both good and bad: faster internet speeds and new features, balanced out by a thicker body and likely reduced battery life. Still, we loved the V40, and so the V50 could be a winner as long as LG can keep the price manageable.

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