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LG V50 ThinQ

Specifications

LG V50 ThinQ
LG V50 ThinQ (V Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 3120 x 1440 pixel 537 PPI, Capacitive, P-OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
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Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, fingerprint, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 159.2 x 76.1 ( = 0.33 x 6.27 x 3 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Triple: Main-12MP (27mm, f/1.5, 1/2.6", 1.4µm, 3-axis) + Wide-16MP (16mm, f/1.9, 1/3.1", 1.0µm) + Tele-12MP (52mm, f/2.4, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix Dual: 8MP (26mm, f/1.9, 1.4µm) + 5MP (21mm, f/2.2, 1.4µm)
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
183 g ( = 6.46 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.63% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 47 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 89%, features: 90%, display: 85% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG V50 ThinQ

87% LG V50 ThinQ review: Phone more widely available as 5G coverage grows
Source: Android Authority English
The LG V50 ThinQ may not have an inspiring exterior, but its performance is solid. It’s a well-made piece of hardware that covers all the bases a flagship should. I wish battery life in 5G zones were a tad better, and I wish the camera offered a little more pop. Other than these small blemishes, the phone does really, really well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 88% display: 80% mobility: 63%
85% x 29-09-2019
Source: Neowin English
All-in-all, the LG V50 ThinQ is a pretty great phone, particularly if you're in a place that supports 5G. While it launched as a Sprint exclusive, it's available on Verizon now as well. But if you still can't get 5G, as most people can't, this is still a good phone, although I don't know if it's good enough to justify the $999 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
The LG V50 ThinQ and Its Dual Screen Case – What Can You Do With Two Screens? [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English
With that said, I like that LG continued on with making the V-series devices a bit different from the norm. A “second’ screen isn’t really anything new for it, just that now, it’s an actual usable second screen. For sure the LG G8X will be a bit better than this and if that the case, it’ll be worth it for those who want a second screen, but don’t want to commit the cash and want the versatility of a modular system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2019
82% LG V50 ThinQ review: Phone more widely available as 5G coverage grows
Source: Android Authority English
The LG V50 ThinQ may not have an inspiring exterior, but its performance is solid. It’s a well-made piece of hardware that covers all the bases a flagship should. I wish battery life in 5G zones were a tad better, and I wish the camera offered a little more pop. Other than these small blemishes, the phone does really, really well. If you’re a Sprint customer in a 5G market (or not a 5G market), there’s no excuse to not buy this phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 88% display: 80% mobility: 63%
70% LG V50 ThinQ 5G review
Source: PC Advisor English
Then there’s the Dual Screen. This is, to be blunt, a gimmick for most people, and a fairly silly one at that - which might explain why it isn't even available in the US. But it’s also a surprisingly novel way to bring the foldable experience to a much lower price point, and if you're a devoted multi-tasker then it actually works better than you might expect, if you can forgive a few niggling design flaws.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG V50 ThinQ unboxing and first impressions: 5G is here
Source: Neowin English
Announced at Mobile World Congress this year, LG's V50 ThinQ was one of the first 5G smartphones. Unfortunately, there were very few cities where 5G existed. Sprint is starting to expand its 5G network though, and now that it's in New York, I wanted to get my hands on a unit to test it out.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2019
70% LG V50 ThinQ Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
At its core, the LG V50 is a retread of last year’s V40 that sports a spec bump and embraces 5G. It’s just a shame the additional screen seems like little more than a gimmick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% LG V50 ThinQ 5G review
Source: Stuff TV English
So while the S10 5G has a better screen and camera, the OnePlus 7 5G looks much more futuristic, Oppo's Reno 5G can zoom further and Xiaomi's Mi Mix 3 5G costs less and delivers an all-screen display, the V50 has a place in the line-up, and is easily LG's best phone to date.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% LG V50 ThinQ 5G review
Source: Techradar English
The LG V50 is solid, but smartphone design has left it behind. It’s priced like it’s still top of the line, but it has too much competition from all sides.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% LG V50 ThinQ review: Phone more widely available as 5G coverage grows
Source: Android Authority English
The LG V50 ThinQ is reserved for just a few markets right now. If you live in an area where Sprint 5G service is available, this phone is a bargain thanks to an aggressive lease price from Sprint.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 88% display: 80% mobility: 63%
50% LG V50 ThinQ 5G review: Two bad
Source: Good Gear Guide English
LG’s first 5G handset tells a familiar story but it’s more of an obnoxious big-budget remake than a cult-classic. It's less Suspiria and closer to the recent live action take on Dumbo. When it comes to the price, this thing sits towards the top of the smartphone totem pole but the gulf between LG and the other brands playing in that range feels like it has never been larger. Look - I don't know if this is the worst phone I've reviewed this year but it's certainly a contender and miles from the point where I'd readily recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to burn money and make things more difficult for themselves. At the price it currently commands, it just doesn't make sense to buy this phone. True to the form of the brand involved, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G is far from my favorite handset of 2019. It's technically competent on some fronts but that's about the only nice thing I can think to say about this walking disaster of a flagship smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% LG V50 ThinQ
Source: PC Mag English
The LG V50 ThinQ is one of the first phones to ship with 5G connectivity—but 5G is in its infancy and a first-gen modem gives the phone limited shelf life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% LG V50 ThinQ — a 5G, dual-screen phone you probably shouldn’t buy
Source: Ausdroid English
It gets some things right, but too many wrong, and in a phone that’s $1700, that’s too much to accept. If you want a good 5G phone, buy an OPPO Reno 5G or a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. If you want a great camera phone, buy either of those, or the Huawei P30 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% LG V50 ThinQ review
Source: CNet English
Though the LG V50 is a solid phone and one of the first to have 5G, it's not a worthwhile investment. Its high price can't compete with the OnePlus 7 Pro and national 5G coverage is sparse.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
LG V50 ThinQ review: Does Sprint’s first 5G phone deliver?
Source: Android Authority English
The LG V50 ThinQ may not have an inspiring exterior, but its performance is solid. It’s a well-made piece of hardware that covers all the bases a flagship should. I wish battery life in 5G zones were a tad better, and I wish the camera offered a little more pop. Other than these small blemishes, the phone does really, really well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2019
80% LG V50 ThinQ review:
Source: CNet English
Though the LG V50 is a solid phone and one of the first to have 5G, it's not a worthwhile investment. Its high price can't compete with the OnePlus 7 Pro and national 5G coverage is sparse.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
60% LG V50 ThinQ 5G Review: Last Year's Design, Next Year's Tech
Source: Tom's Guide English
With the V50 ThinQ, LG is one of the first phone makers to offer a 5G-ready device in the U.S., trailing Samsung by just a few weeks. The V50 might not be an eye-catching or even entirely new device in the same vein as the Galaxy S10 5G, but that might not matter much to LG, so long as the V50 delivers fast, reliable performance in cities where 5G is available. In my experience using the V50 on Sprint's 5G network, the phone definitely saw faster speeds, but not nearly as fast as the S10 5G on Verizon's network.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
LG V50 ThinQ 5G review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
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. Then there’s the Dual Screen. This is, to be blunt, a gimmick, and a fairly silly one at that. But it’s also a surprisingly novel way to bring the foldable experience to a (hopefully) lower price point, and we love that LG is mad enough to make it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2019
LG V50 ThinQ 5G review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
Taken on its own, 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2019
Hands on: LG V50 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2019
Hands on: LG V50 ThinQ review
Source: Techradar English
The LG V50 ThinQ has a lot going for it in many ways - but it still suffers from an over-complicated interface. At its heart it's a multimedia powerhouse with a camera that seems pretty strong - let's see if LG can refine things a little more before launch and improve the V50 to go alongside the futuristic 5G tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2019
LG V50 ThinQ 5G review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
Taken on its own, 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
LG V50 hands-on: Five Gs, five cameras, two screens, and so many questions
Source: Android Central English
LG's newest entrant to the V-series brings 5G, background blur video, and a case with a second screen to the photography and audio powerhouse.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
LG V50 will be Sprint's first 5G device this spring
Source: CNet English
LG and US carrier Sprint unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ 5G phone on Sunday at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. It's the Korean phone-maker's first 5G-enabled device, meaning it'll connect to the latest generation of high-speed mobile data. As one of the first few high-end 5G phones, it'll also directly compete with Samsung's recently launched 5G phone, the Galaxy S10 5G. It will be Sprint's first 5G smartphone in the US too, and will also available on Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network, T-Mobile and AT&T in the US later in the year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2019
LG V50 ThinQ 5G and LG G8 ThinQ hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
For another year LG tries to impress the crowd with some out-of-the-box thinking. We've got a slew of new features to keep us busy during the review process of the G8 ThinQ and the V50 ThinQ 5G with its Dual Screen add-on. But are they enough to lure in potential buyers?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2019
LG V50 ThinQ initial review: 5G in a familiar package
Source: Pocket Lint English
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
LG V50 ThinQ hands-on: A safe bet on 5G
Source: Android Authority English
Overall, I’m a little concerned with LG’s strategy here. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019

Foreign Reviews

90% LG V50 ThinQ 5G
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG V50 ThinQ Für den großen Wurf fehlt was
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
83% LG V50 ThinQ 5G Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% LG V50 ThinQ 5G, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Análisis Del Lg V50 Thinq 5G: Prueba A Fondo, Características Y Opinión
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% LG V50 ThinQ 5G, análisis: un gama alta completo y preparado para una red 5G que aún no lo está tanto
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 93% mobility: 83% workmanship: 93%
LG V50 ThinQ 5G: a análise completa de um “high-end” bastante atrativo
Source: Mais Tecnologia Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Nice ergonomy; support 5G; metal case; high gaming performance; powerful processor; excellent main camera. Negative: Slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2019
70% Recensione LG V50 ThinQ 5G by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% LG V50 ThinQ 5G Recensione: L'Innovazione Passa Per Il Doppio Schermo
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Recensione LG V50 ThinQ 5G: concreto apripista, ma le reti?
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
85% Recensione LG V50 ThinQ: un assaggio dei pieghevoli
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
80% Recensione LG V50 ThinQ: il prezzo da pagare per il 5G (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 55% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
Unboxing LG V50 ThinQ 5G by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; big screen; nice display; decent hardware; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/04/2019
LG V50 ThinQ: display incredibile e 5G già pronto (autonomia permettendo). La recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice performance; great cameras; elegant design; solid workmanship. Negative: Low autonomy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/13/2019
V50 ThinQ hands-on: l'incompreso smartphone 5G di LG
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; slim size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
Prise en main du LG V50 ThinQ : pas d'écran pliable mais 2 écrans quand-même !
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive design; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
LG V50 ThinQ, Dual Screen 2 màn hình, "đỉnh" gấp bội Galaxy Fold
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; impressive dual display; decent hardware; big screen; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2019
Hình ảnh LG V50 ThinQ thực tế đẹp mê hồn, chơi game cực phê
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Impressive display; high gaming performance; good hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2019
LG V50 ThinQ về VN - công nghệ 5G, 3 camera sau, giá 18 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Support 5G; nice triple cameras; good hardware; great display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2019
Trên tay LG V50 Thinq đầu tiên về Việt Nam: 5 camera, hỗ trợ mạng 5G
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; support 5G; powerful hardware; long battery life; quick charging; nice triple cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2019

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 640: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is intergrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 845 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

855: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2018 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A76 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a X24 LTE modem (up to 2 Gigbit download), a new Wi-Fi modem (Wi-Fi 6 ready, 60 GHz mmWave), Hexagon 690 DSP with new Tensor cores for AI processing, a Spectra 380 ISP with an integrated computer vision engine and an integrated LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

6.4":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.183 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


LG:

LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).


76.63%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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