7.7/10
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The LG Velvet currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 25 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...


Android Police

The Velvet is all about two things: a new design for LG phones, and the idea of engineering what's ostensibly a flagship with slightly lower-tier specs and a lower-tier price to match. On the former point, I'd say LG failed — it's different, but not in a good way — though I've heard plenty of opposi...

- Stephen Schenck, Android Police
finder.com.au

It's a phone with nicely refined style and a mostly compelling feature set. The weaker than expected camera array is really the sticking point for this particular phone, and that's not to say that it has a bad camera. It's just that it's an ordinary camera up against some real powerhouse cameras at...

- Alex Kidman, finder.com.au
Gadget Guy

Few phones in this price bracket EXCEED most categories, have Qi charging, 2TB expansion and IP68 and MIL-STD reliability. This has it all and its $100 cheaper than the OPPO Find X2 Neo and the Motorola Edge. LG Velvet is a damned good all-around device that I would be delighted to use as a daily dr...

- Ray Shaw, Gadget Guy
Good Gear Guide

While the middling camera and bloated software don’t do it many favors, the LG Velvet is still a decent option for those who want something a little closer to a typical flagship than even the bolstered mid-tier can provide. 

- Fergus Halliday, Good Gear Guide
Neowin

The phone is just so well designed, from the pretty colors to the way that it feels meticulously crafted to fit in your hand. And while the screen doesn't have a high refresh rate, it's still a beautiful OLED display.  LG also packs in a lot of great features. The speakers sound phenomenal for a sma...

- Rich Woods, Neowin


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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
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
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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