LG V50 ThinQ 5G Dual Screen review

GSMArena team, 17 Dec 2019.

Introduction

We may be a bit late with our LG V50 review, but the holiday season is upon us, and the LG V50 ThinQ 5G with its Dual Screen accessory is shaping to be a deal worth looking forward to. It's one jam-packed flagship with everything that's cool right now, it comes with a unique take on multi-tasking, and it also opens the 5G world to you on the cheap.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G review

Indeed, the LG V50 - this is what we'd call it from now on - is built by LG's flagship standards with all-sorts of protections on its dual-glass body and they did not come at the expense of jacks or slots.

The 6.4" OLED screen is as top-notch as they come - the resolution is extended 1440p making for amazing 538ppi density, there is both HDR10 and Dolby Vision support, Always-on option and whatnot. And underneath that beauty is the Snapdragon 855 chip with 6GB RAM and a 5G modem.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G review

LG has spared no resources on the cameras. The V50 offers a triple camera in its back with wide + telephoto + ultrawide arrangement, while the notch at the front hosts two selfie shooters for standard and wide photos.

The V50 has a lot more to offer, though, and some of the features can't be seen right away. The 4,000 mAh is very much appreciated, there is also a Hi-Fi DAC, stereo speakers, FM radio, and even a standalone microSD slot.

LG V50 ThinQ specs

  • Body: Aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 5 front, Gorilla Glass 6 rear. 183g. MIL-STD-810G compliant (14 categories of tests); IP68 rated for dust and water resistance.
  • Screen: 6.4" 1440p+ P-OLED; 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a waterdrop notch, 538ppi; HDR 10 and Dolby Vision support.
  • Camera: Primary: 12MP, 1/2.55" sensor, 1.4Ám pixel size; f/1.5 27mm lens, 3-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF. Telephoto: 12MP, 1/3.4" sensor, 1.0Ám pixel size, f/2.4 52mm lens, OIS, PDAF; Ultrawide-angle: 16MP, 1/3.1" sensor, 1.0Ám pixel size; f/1.9 aperture, 136-degree FOV lens, 16mm equiv. focal length, fixed focus.
  • Selfie cam: Primary: 8MP, 1/4"sensor, 1.12Ám pixel size, f/1.9 26mm lens, fixed focus; Wide: 5MP, 1/5" sensor, 1.12Ám pixel size, f/2.2 21mm lens, fixed focus.
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855 chipset, octa-core processor (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485), Adreno 640 GPU.
  • Memory: 6GB of RAM; 128GB storage; dedicated microSD slot.
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with LG UX8.0, Android 10 + LG UX 9.0 planned upgrade
  • Battery: 4,000mAh Lithium Polymer (sealed); Quick Charge 3.0/Power Delivery fast charging; Qi wireless charging 10W.
  • Connectivity: 5G, LTE-A, optional Dual SIM, USB Type-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS; Bluetooth 5.0; NFC, FM radio.
  • Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader; Hi-Fi Quad DAC; 3.5mm headphone jack; stereo speakers.
  • Dual Screen: Optional snap on secondary display: 6.2" FullHD+ OLED, 131g, no battery.

There is literally nothing missing on the LG V50 right now. Sure, Android 10 is not available yet, but it's coming early next year.

Meanwhile, the V50 can be bought with or without the Dual Screen accessory, but if the bundle is priced attractively it may actually be worth your hard-earned cash!

Unboxing the LG V50 ThinQ 5G Dual Screen

If you buy the LG V50 Dual Screen bundle, then you will get two boxes wrapped in a black paper sleeve. The smaller box contains the Dual Screen case and some manuals.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G review

The second box contains the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and its core accessories. Next to the phone, inside, you will find a 16W charger and a USB-C cable.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G review

But that's not all. As opposed to the G8X retail box, the V50's also contains a pair of in-ear headphones with a braided cable.

Reader comments

  • Anonymous

Is the headphone output louder then the v40?

  • Gopi

One of the worst product from a big brand like LG. Bought one recently on my overseas trip. The Hardware itself is good on papers, but suggest it is LOUSY and really SLUGGISH in comparison to what Samsung is offering. YOU WILL BE VERY DISSAPOIN...

  • Oates

The one thing that makes these LG phones truly unique is their Quad DAC, and you guys don't even bother to test it, let alone MENTION it!? This made me think that it didn't have quad DAC, because surely GSM arena wouldn't make the mistake of not ev...