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7.5/10
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The LG Velvet currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 46 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.4 GHz
Screen Size
6.8"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


NDTV

While LG's idea of a foldable smartphone is cost-effective, it does not have the same wow factor as true foldable phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It will appeal mainly to multitaskers who should be able to take advantage of the dual display setup. The USP of the LG Velvet is its dual-screen...

- Aditya Shenoy, NDTV
Smartprix

LG isn’t hitting really hard with specs, but there are things that Velvet does really well. The HDR display is awesome, the design is thoroughly premium, and the stereo speakers are loud and clear. Also, LG has eliminated many small and big peeve points we had with the LG G8x Thinq’s dual-screen exp...

- Deepak Singh, Smartprix
The Indian Express

The Velvet on its own is a good phone, but one that will have to compete with the likes of the Oneplus 8 and Samsung  mid-range phones. So buy this primarily because you want to explore a second screen at some point. The phone will not disappoint you and will certainly make you the center of attenti...

- Nandagopal Rajan, The Indian Express
Phandroid

There are too many sacrifices in the LG Velvet to really make a run at the best mid-range device of 2020. And now, there are too many devices that provide a much better experience at the same, or lower, prices.

- Andrew, Phandroid
Gizbot

LG Velvet is a design-focused value flagship smartphone with unique dual-screen form-factor. It is the only handset in the sub-50K price-point that comes close to offer a foldable smartphone user-experience at one-third of the price-point of premium foldable devices. If that's what you are looking f...

- Rohit Arora, Gizbot


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Common Questions


LG released the Velvet on May 15, 2020.


The Velvet price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare LG Velvet prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Velvet user manual here.


LG backs up the Velvet with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Velvet has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.8"

The LG Velvet's screen size is 6.8 inches with 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.4 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) Octa-core 2.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ 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
4300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4300 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 1493 minutes, 739 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

LG Velvet Specs

Overview
Release date May 15, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
5G:
700/1800/2100/3500 MHz
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1500/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) Octa-core 2.4 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.551 W/kg
Body: 1.531 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 937 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 739 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1493 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Aurora White, Aurora Green, Aurora Gray, Aurora Silver, Illusion sunset, New Black, Aurora Red, Aurora Green
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.72 x 7.4 x 0.79 cm (6.6 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 180 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology P-OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels
Pixel density 395 pixels
Size 6.8 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
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, In-screen fingerprint
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 No
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 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/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 Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
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, White balance, 2nd camera feature (8 MP, F2.2, Ultra-wide), 3rd camera feature (5 MP, F2.4, Depth), HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F1.9
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG LM-G900EM, LM-G900N

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