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LG Velvet

Specifications

LG Velvet
LG Velvet
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.8 inch 20.5:9, 2460 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, P-OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 96 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 2TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Gyroscope, barometer, proximity sensor, digital compass, motion sensor, USB-C, OTG, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM: 900, 1800, WCDMA: B1, B8, LTE: B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28, B38, B40, 5G: n1, n3, n28, n40, n78, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.85 x 167.08 x 74 ( = 0.31 x 6.58 x 2.91 in)
Battery
4300 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (f/1.8, 26mm, 1/2.0", 0.8µm, camera 1) + 8 MP (f/2.2, 120˚, 15 mm, 1/4.0", 1.12µm, camera 2) + 5 MP (f/2.4, camera 3) Camera2 API: Level3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/1.9, 29mm, 1/3.1, 1.0µm
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, modular power adapter, USB cable, LG UI, 24 Months Warranty, Widevine L1, supported navigation systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, Satellite-based Augmentation System , fanless, waterproof
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 46 g ( = 1.62 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 96.82% - very good
Average of 40 scores (from 68 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 77%, features: 79%, display: 85% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the LG Velvet

84.7% LG Velvet 5G Smartphone Review - High-class comeback for the camera mope | Notebookcheck
The Velvet is LG’s latest upper-midrange smartphone, which scores some major points with its refined design and a dual-screen case. Read our review to learn if the manufacturer suggested retail price of 599 Euros ($683) is justified.
The Dual Screen Phone You Already Forgot About? - Durability Test!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
Its time to see how durable LG's new Velvet phone is... The LG Velvet is a super thin smartphone with all the bells and whistles of 2015 and the 5G of 2020. AND it has a dual screen option. Should be interesting. I tried out a new camera for this video! Not sure if its my favorite. Might take me a little bit to get the settings figured out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2020
70% LG Velvet review
Source: Tom's Guide English
LG deserves credit for trying to shake up its phone lineup. The LG G series that the Velvet replaces just wasn't resonating with people. Swapping in a better looking phone — which the LG Velvet clearly is — is a big step toward making LG's handsets relevant with a wider audience. The cameras also take decent pictures, though LG would be advised to improve with low-light performance and portrait shots.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% LG Velvet Review: The Less Expensive 5G Smartphone Worth Considering
Source: Best Products English
If you want a flashy smartphone that’s plenty capable at a competitive price, the LG Velvet is worth considering. It sports a more expensive build quality than most other midrange smartphones, is equipped with wireless charging, stereo speakers, and lets you add a second screen or use it in tandem with a stylus. Considering its svelte looks, stellar battery life, and 5G support, I think it’s worthy of being your next phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Velvet Review: Stylish 5G Phone Lacks Excitement, Brings Value
Source: Hot Hardware English
We really like the Velvet’s design and we appreciate that it does everything adequately. The headphone jack is a nice bonus, even without that lovely 32-bit HiFi Quad DAC. Wireless charging and water resistance are always welcome features too. Still, without a high-refresh display or OIS for the main camera, the Velvet cuts a few too many important corners in this segment, and the user experience is compromised by excessive bloatware and by software that could use an update. It also seems like an antiquated business model to only offer carrier exclusives with no unlocked option at this point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2020
86% LG Velvet review: Svelte design marred by AT&T bloat
Source: Techaeris English
I think the LG Velvet is a new direction for LG and it’s a great direction. Their one misstep was working with AT&T on an exclusive first release. They should have just made this unlocked and useable across carriers. AT&T’s bloatware was godawful and sullied my experience. But there are a lot of redeeming qualities if you can muscle past the AT&T mess. I still think this is a phone to consider but you just need to understand what you’ll be walking into with the AT&T version.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 75% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100%
LG Velvet 5G smartphone
Source: Tech Smart English
At R11 800, the LG Velvet 5G is pushing the top of the midrange market, still below the R20k we see for some flagships. What it has going for itself is 5G, although competition for cheaper solutions in the 5G space, such as the Huawei P40 lite 5G, will soon start crowding the market. The Velvet’s new look is impressive and the sleekness of this metal design and rounded edges will win new users for LG. That said, LG disappoints with the cameras on the Velvet, and I expected more from the brand since their previous phones were strong in this department. It's a decent smartphone that will serve its master well, but ultimately the Velvet lacks that something special to make it a fan favourite.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2020
80% LG Velvet review: A chic 5G phone that I wish would step it up a little more
Source: CNet English
The Velvet is LG's signal that it's heading towards another, more affordable but thoughtful direction. But the company should go even further. After spending time with the Velvet, I would still prefer something like the OnePlus 8 ($699 at OnePlus). While it doesn't have a headphone jack or work with a secondary screen accessory like the Velvet (which, by the way, costs an extra $199), it does have a great camera, a silky-smooth screen with a higher refresh rate and a more powerful processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Ausdroid Review: LG Velvet 5G has style but does it have substance?
Source: Ausdroid English
The Velvet is trying to be a flagship-ish stylish phone at well under $1000. It succeeds in being stylish and has some good hardware and software features but is held back by its average camera and what’s inexplicably left out weakens the phone’s key strengths.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2020
LG Velvet Review: Everything is better in pink
Source: Mobile Syrup English
To put the price in perspective, the Samsung Galaxy A71 costs about $600 as well and sports similar specs, although the Velvet is more future-proof with its Snapdragon 765 processor compared to the A71’s Snapdragon 730 chipset. If you compare it to the Pixel 4a, that device has a price tag of $479, but if you’re someone who likes bigger displays, and the 5G-ready chipset, the Velvet might be the choice (there’s a Pixel 4a 5G coming that will cost $679). Both A71 and Pixel 4a sport better cameras than the Velvet, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2020
70% LG Velvet 5G
Source: PC Mag English
Pricing is everything when judging this phone. The Velvet lists for $599.99, but as of this writing, AT&T is offering it for $300 on an installment plan. That makes it cheaper than the $349 Pixel 4a. AT&T is also offering the Galaxy A71 5G for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% LG Velvet review: An affordable 5G phone that I wish would step it up a little more
Source: CNet English
With the 5G-enabled LG Velvet, the South Korean phone-maker is trying something new. The Velvet doesn't belong to any of the company's established lines, like the G- and V- series. It looks different than most LG phones and at $599 in the US, it's more affordable than LG's G8 and V60. (UK and Australian prices and availability are TBA, but the South Korean price converts to about £600 or AU$1,100.)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
770% LG Velvet review: Fake it till you make it
Source: Good Gear Guide English
With the success of the early G-Series handsets further and further behind them, LG’s flagship smartphones seemed to get more and more formulaic with each passing year. The results became equally as predictable. They’d come out a month or two after Samsung launched their latest salvo, packing a lot of the same tech but lagging when it comes to design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 770%
Review: Why LG Velvet is important
Source: 9to5google English
LG Velvet is the company's most exciting release in years and, while it doesn't fix all of the problems, is an important release for LG. Here's why.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2020
80% LG Velvet review: Who needs a Snapdragon 865?
Source: Neowin English
The LG Velvet is an excellent phone, especially when you consider that it only costs $599. Yes, that was a flagship price only a few years ago, but in 2020, that's half the price of a Samsung Galaxy S20+. Sure, it's not perfect, and I place high expectations on it because it feels so premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Velvet Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Velvet is also coming to T-Mobile and Verizon later this summer. The Velvet is a lovely new look for LG, and it has a 6.8” OLED display that supports Wacom AES pens (as does the Dual Display accessory). It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G CPU, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, a microSD card slot and triple rear cameras. It competes with the Samsung Galaxy A71 and the OnePlus Nord.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2020
80% LG Velvet review: Style points (Update: On sale!)
Source: Android Authority English
The LG Velvet won’t offer you any fancy bells and whistles such as a high refresh rate display, super-fast charging, or periscope cameras. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, it just leaves a lot to be desired in a world where competition is sky high. Almost every phone on the market has at least one killer feature that would make you buy it above other devices. The LG Velvet’s best feature — its design — isn’t on the spec sheet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 73% display: 89% mobility: 70%
70% LG Velvet review
Source: Techradar English
The LG Velvet is a mid-range 5G phone that costs a little too much, even compared to LG’s high-end phones of the last year or two. Its lower power chipset does not feel a huge step down, but the rear camera array is not as versatile as we would hope for at the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% LG Velvet review: This affordable 5G phone didn't go far enough
Source: CNet English
With the 5G-enabled LG Velvet, the South Korean phone-maker is trying something new. The Velvet doesn't belong to any of the company's established lines, like the G- and V- series. It looks different than most LG phones and at $599 in the US, it's more affordable than LG's G8 and V60. (UK and Australian prices and availability are TBA, but the South Korean price converts to about £600 or AU$1,100.)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
The LG V60 and VELVET Review: A Classic & A Design Restart
Source: AnandTech English
Overall, both phones aren’t the most competitive phones, but they’re still LG’s best phones they have made to date, and are both definitive improvements of the company’s past attempts. Let’s hope the Velvet’s fresh redesign can also be applied to other future LG devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/15/2020
LG Velvet unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
Unboxing LG's new Velvet smartphones. The company is departing from the G and V series and focusing on thinking outside the box in terms of design and more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2020
80% LG Velvet review: Refreshing restart?
Source: Pocket Lint English
This device - despite sub-flagship hardware - makes for a more attractive offering than many recent LG phones. What's really caught our attention is the Dual Screen cover - doubling the 6.8-inch screen with a second one of the same size. However, there are weaknesses in the camera, giving pause for thought in a very competitive market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Velvet hands-on: a fun dual-screen phone that’s not entirely gimmicky
Source: Engadget English
LG is betting on a new smartphone strategy, starting with the mid-range Velvet which comes with a refreshing look, some flagship qualities and an optional Dual Screen case. Engadget’s Richard Lai gives this 5G phone a quick test drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2020
Hands on: LG Velvet Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
LG’s new design language works very well here and this looks a lot better than LG’s last few efforts. There’s a lot to like with the camera array, specs and feature list too, even if the software lacks polish.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2020
70% LG Velvet review
Source: Tech Advisor English
For me it comes down to whether or not you're taken with the idea of the DualScreen, despite its shortcomings. If you are, and we may be down to a small number of potential buyers now, then the Velvet is a great choice - especially if LG decides to bundle it as standard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% LG Velvet Review: Sleek, Not Smooth
Source: The Verge English
I like LG’s approach with the Velvet. It’s genuinely trying something different after years of making niche flagships, and this is a strong first attempt at a striking new design. Unfortunately, it falls short in a couple of key areas, and I think most people will probably be able to find better options. But between the Velvet and reports of even more experimental form factors, I can at least say I’m intrigued by LG’s phone design again.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% LG Velvet review: LG goes in a new direction
Source: T3 English
Depending on the final price – which we don't have yet – the LG Velvet could be the phone for you, if it ticks the boxes that you need: a headphone jack, an almost-unique Dual Screen accessory, and performance that will be more than enough for most users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% LG Velvet review: Beautifully flawed
Source: Android Central English
With expected pricing around the US $750 mark, you could certainly do a lot worse than the LG Velvet. The Dual Screen accessory, in particular, might be its greatest asset — giving many folding-phone benefits at a much lower price. Direct rivals like the OnePlus 8 offer a better balance of specs and features at a similar price point, and fans of the Dual Screen concept would be better off bagging a discounted V60.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% LG Velvet with DualScreen review
Source: GSM Arena English
LG's doing a change of pace with this year's premium roster. Gone are the letters and numbers and ThinQ branding (how does one end up at a mouthful like the G8X ThinQ), in comes the Velvet with its expressive personality. With that much of it, universal appeal is inherently out of the question, obviously.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% LG Velvet review
Source: Stuff TV English
The LG Velvet is a breath of fresh air from LG with an attractive design refresh, but it’s nothing new to the rest of the Android world. For the €650 price you get 5G, a decent OLED display, a headphone jack and solid performance while the options of the dual screen and active pen are perhaps the real differentiators here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Velvet Review: Style vs Substance?
Source: Pocketnow English
LG is changing things up! And that's a really good thing, for the most part. Where will you land in this new, stylish brand that finally breaks away from the Vs and the Gs of the world? This is Pocketnow and I'm Joshua Vergara — what's going on, everybody? — this is my review of the LG Velvet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2020
Hands on: LG Velvet review
Source: Techradar English
The LG Velvet is a mid-range 5G phone that costs a little too much, even compared to LG’s high-end phones of the last year or two. Its lower power chipset does not feel a huge step down, but the rear camera array is not as versatile as we would hope for at the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2020
80% LG Velvet review
Source: Phone Arena English
The LG Velvet does have a "fast charger" in the box, but — compared to today's standards — it's anything but fast. It'll top you up from 0% to 100% is almost two hours. If you are in a hurry, a 15 minute charge will give you 20% and 30 minutes of being plugged in results in 40%. It's not abysmal, but not ideal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Velvet Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
LG’s new design language works very well here and this looks a lot better than LG’s last few efforts. There’s a lot to like with the camera array, specs and feature list too, even if the software lacks polish.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

LG Velvet Neustart mit Stil
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2020
LG Velvet Großes Display mit reifer Leistung
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2020
80% LG Velvet 5G
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Velvet Ganz schön gut
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2020
LG Velvet Ein Comeback?
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2020
90% Velvet: LGs Premium-Neustart mit 5G im Smartphone-Test
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Das LG Velvet ist schöne 5G-Mittelklasse
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2020
70% LG Velvet frisches Design mit Hardware-Altlasten
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG Velvet im Test: Schön gemacht, LG!
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; excellent display; wireless charging; waterproof; support 5G. Negative: Weak processor; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2020
LG Velvet im Test: Schön gemacht, LG!
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Decent processor; nice cameras; excellent display; wireless charging; waterproof; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2020
86% LG Velvet, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
85% LG Velvet, análisis: un móvil diferente que acaricia la gama alta
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 83% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
Mi Experiencia Con El Lg Velvet Tras Tres Semanas De Uso
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Negative: Relatively high price; no 5G; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/06/2020
79% Recensione LG Velvet
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% performance: 65% workmanship: 85%
89% LG Velvet, lo smartphone di fascia medio alta messo alla prova – Recensione –
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90% features: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
78% Recensione LG Velvet: il nuovo design ci piace ma serve un rinnovamento software
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 52% features: 80%
81% Recensione LG Velvet
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
85% Recensione LG VELVET
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 69% workmanship: 92%
LG Velvet Recensione e Considerazioni
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; support 5G; good price; waterproof IP68; big screen; great cameras; decent speakers; impressive dual display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/27/2020
80% Review: LG Velvet 5G
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Velvet review: dit zijn de plus- en minpunten
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Velvet: eerste indrukken na 24 uur met deze 5G-telefoon
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Modern design; quick and wireless charging; waterproof and dust avoiding; good price. Negative: Average cameras; not dual screen; stylus pen not included.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2020
83% LG Velvet 5G : un design futé qui nous fait voir la vie en rose
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% workmanship: 100%
70% Test du LG Velvet: de retour sur le podium?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% [Recenzja] LG Velvet Dual Screen – to najlepszy dodatek do smartfona!
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
88% Recenzja LG Velvet. Żarty z papieru na bok – to naprawdę fajny smartfon
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 88%
78% [Recenzja] LG Velvet – godne uwagi, nowe otwarcie firmy
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
LG Velvet - test smartfonu, który elegancją ma zdobyć nasze serca
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Attractive design; elegant design; high performance; support 5G; wireless charging; mini jack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2020
87% Recenze LG Velvet: vypadá skvěle, má slušnou výbavu i příznivou cenu
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 84% features: 85% mobility: 91% workmanship: 93%
Trên tay LG Velvet tại Việt Nam, giá xách tay 17 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price; nice cameras. Negative: Weak hardware; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2020
LG Velvet chính thức ra mắt: Thiết kế mới, Snapdragon 765, camera 48MP, IP68, giá hơn 17 triệu
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; powerful processor; nice cameras; waterproof IP68; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2020
LG Velvet 5G chính thức được công bố với ngoại hình đẹp long lanh
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; nice display; excellent cameras; smart stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2020
LG Velvet chính thức lộ diện: Snapdragon 765, hỗ trợ 5G, 3 camera 48MP, pin 4300mAh
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; support 5G; nice triple cameras; decent autonomy; wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2020
78% LG Velvet Review – renasterea lui LG sau alt cui in sicriu?
Source: Arena IT →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Review final LG Velvet 5G: bine dotat, dar plătești premium
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Premium design; decent performance; very nice display; great cameras; high autonomy. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2020

Comment

Model:

The LG Velvet is the latest addition to the LG phones. Overall, LG has taken a completely opposite approach to its typical idea of a flagship phone with its new LG Velvet by abandoning the long-running G-series altogether. It was an attempt by the company to be taken seriously as a design leader. The Velvet is a mid-range phone with mid-range pricing but with a high-end fit and finish. While not all phones’ choice of processor create a material impact on the user experience, this phone proves otherwise. LG’s decision to go with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 for this device is definitely related to the material impact. Most flagship Android phones, especially those being released this year, have been equipped with a Snapdragon 865 system-on-chip at its core. It is definitely the fastest chip available to Android device manufacturers, but the issue with this processor is that it does not have an integrated 5G modem. Therefore, it has to be paired with a separate 5G modem, which requires extra physical space and consumes more power. Due to this, phones tend to become rather thick and heavy. However, LG has decided to incorporate the Snapdragon 765 within the Velvet, as it might not be as powerful as the 865, but it does come with an integrated 5G modem. The LG Velvet’s bet is that by sacrificing a little bit of top-end performance, the user gets a sleeker phone that will still work well with the new 5G networks. The LG Velvet has been incorporated with 8 GB of RAM and a 4,300mAh battery. It also comes with a moderately fast 25W charger and supports 9W wireless charging.

The Velvet has a 6.8-inch 1080p curved OLED screen with a selfie camera notch and slim bezels on the top and bottom. The front glass curves at the sides with no plastic slivers between the glass and metal parts. The metal sides form prominent lips at the corners. This device definitely looks and feels expensive from the front, even without having the surround-free appearance of a Samsung Galaxy-S20-family phone. The LG Velvet has not missed out on the extra resolution of one of the higher-end alternatives, as the display colour is definitely good and there are also modes which allow the users to tweak the saturation and tone. The phone also clicks into an ultra-bright mode when used outdoors in the sun, for great visibility in almost all conditions. One of the drawbacks has to be the missing high refresh rate. While the standard 60Hz screen is not that bad, it does raise some questions on the value of the phone. As for the cameras, the Velvet has three rear cameras, namely a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The camera hardware is another drawback for this device, as there is a big drop in image quality between the primary and secondary cameras. To add to it, the main camera’s image quality is not jaw dropping, either. Overall, the phone has its own high and low points that need to be considered.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 620: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 765 and 765G) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2. The 765G variant is 10% faster than the one integrated in the 765 and 20% faster than the Adreno 618 predecessor.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


SD 765G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 475 cores (one fast ARM Cortex-A76 prime core at up to 2.4 GHz, one A76 gold core at 2.2 GHz and 6 small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz). As one of the first SoCs it also integrates a 5G modem (Snapdragon X52 up to 3,7 / 1,6 Mbps down- and upload, mmWave and Sub-6 support). The processor is manufactured in the modern and energy efficient 7nm EUV process at Samsung. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.8":

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.


0.18 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).


96.82%: This notebook model is regarded by the reviewers to be exceptionally good. There hardly exist laptops, which are rated so good. If this rating can be taken seriously, this is a clear recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-06- 4 (Update: 2020-06- 4)