Updated on 2019-02-05 by Geetansh Arora
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LG V40 ThinQ is LG's second flagship after the G7 ThinQ which was launched a few months ago. LG V40 packs few improvements over in the camera and display department. The internal hardware has not changed much. Let's take a look at the brief review of LG V40 ThinQ.
Design-wise, LG V40 looks like a normal flagship model with glass sandwich design. On the front, we have a 6.4-inch display and on the back, we have a triple camera setup placed horizontally. The design looks nice and the phone is a bit big but is lightweight and easy to use. It is slippery like other glass back phones and gets smudges easily.
The display on the LG V40 is a Quad HD 1440p P-OLED panel. The display looks gorgeous and has deep blacks and bright whites. The contrast is not as good as what you see on Samsung flagships but it is not bad at all. The display gets sufficiently bright and sunlight legibility is good. This is probably the best display we have seen on an LG smartphone and we love it for its colors, sharpness and viewing angles. There is a notch on top though, which can be hidden via settings. The notch houses the dual front camera setup and the earpiece.
The LG V40 ThinQ is powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. There is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This is the configuration that you must have seen on other flagships this year. The hardware is powerful and is able to handle any task you throw at it. All apps and games run smoothly. 6GB RAM handles the multitasking well and you won't see frequent restarting of apps.
The battery inside the V40 is 3300 mAh and will last for only a day with medium usage. The battery backup is not that great here. But you do get fast charging and wireless charging so if you are a heavy user, have a wireless charger at your office or just keep the charger in your bag. Wireless charging is fast but not crazy quick. In 30 minutes, the phone goes from 0% to 40% with the supplied fast charger in the box.
The LG V40 ThinQ is IP68 rated so you don't need to worry about water splashes on it. You can use it in rain without any issues. Even with the IP68 rating, it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and has a 32 bit DAC to drive the output. The sound via the 3.5mm jack is loud and clear and is a treat for audiophiles. If you like to listen to music via the speaker then you don't need to be disappointed. LG V40 comes with Boombox speaker and it is very loud. Just place your phone on a hard surface and enjoy the loud music. This is the best audio output that we have ever seen on a smartphone.
On the camera side, we have a triple camera setup on the back and a dual camera setup on the front. LG G7 came with a dual camera setup where the second lens was a wide angle lens. Here. LG has added an extra wide angle lens and a telephoto lens as well. There is a 12MP color sensor, 16MP wide-angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens to zoom in without losing quality. The camera performance is excellent in daylight conditions. Pictures look very sharp and detailed with natural looking colors. Dynamic range is decent as well. Video recording via the rear camera is excellent and one of the best you can get. All 3 camera sensors produce high-quality footage and you get plenty of settings to tweak in the camera app.
The front camera has never been LG's strong point. Here we do get a dual front camera where there is a standard 8MP sensor with a 5MP wide-angle lens. The pictures from the front camera look good with nice colors and a sufficient amount of details. It does struggle in low light though.
Overall, LG V40 ThinQ is an impressive phone but not that big upgrade if you compare it to the G7 ThinQ. The G7 is available at around 30000 and the G7+ is available at around 40000 in India. So, the 49999 price tag of LG V40 looks high because the improvements in display and camera are marginal. Go for LG G7 if you have a budget of 30k and go for G7+ if you need 6-128GB configuration. OnePlus 6T and Honor View 20 are 2 other good options in the under 40k segment.
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LG V40 ThinQ is a smartphone with gorgeous display, great triple and dual cameras, powerful internals. Plus, it has other features like IP68 Rating, wireless charging, boombox speakers. The only negative is the battery backup. If you have a budget of around 50000, you should definitely consider buying this phone.