What we want to see from LG’s next flagship phone
The LG V60 may be one of the most underestimated flagship phones of 2020, in fact we thought it would be the best phone in the company for many years. LG was able to reduce the prevalence of $ 1,000+ phones found on phones such as Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi.
Starting at $ 800 without a dual screen case, you get the most powerful Android processor on the market, a large battery, wireless charging and water resistance. There’s still room for improvement, so here’s what we’d like to see from the LG V70, or LG’s next V-Series flagship.
Our verdict: LG V60 Review – LG’s best try over the years is worth a look
A big step in camera quality
At this point it seems to be constantly avoided, but in this case LG’s main problem is its cameras. This is not to say that the LG V60 takes bad photos. However, Google, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi and others have accelerated their game in recent years, especially for point and shoot photography.
LG’s phones tend to give up rivals when it comes to general compatibility. Our own Eric Semon noted that the V60 camera suffers from incompatible exposure and problems with HDR. Brother Android Authority Writer Joe Hindy has also found that the phone takes on a higher-than-average image but low-light images are not as attractive.
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LG has also long since come up with an extremely comprehensive camera upgrade. We’d love to see more megapixels as we’ve seen with the Oppo Find X2 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro, with an automatic focus for an improved low light quality or a more versatile experience than we see with Huawei’s recent flagships.
Improved fingerprint scanner
Display fingerprint sensors have been around since 2018, but it’s hard to say if they will ever be more suitable than physical scanners. The LG V60 does not give us much confidence in this regard.
The V60’s display scanner is not as reliable as the rear-mounted scanner seen on LG’s previous phones. It takes a little longer to verify and fails to read more often than some competing devices.
Initial use of this technology has caused toothache in many brands but some of them now provide faster, more accurate footwork. Time to grab LG.
It’s time to improve the software
Before the LG V60, the last time I used an LG phone was the V30 in 2017. I was disappointed to learn that the software on the V60 is still very similar to that release. Android AuthorityWhen reviewing the LG Velvet, David Emel lamented the widespread use of neon on Android skin.
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LG’s software is not the worst culprit for Android skins from major brands (here you are looking at Vivo FunTouch OS). But we have recently seen that both Oppo and Realme are making great strides in embracing aesthetics such as stock without losing functionality. Time to go back to the drawing board, then?
Long commitment to updates (and a regular schedule)
LG has a mixed reputation for firmware updates, with months of delays or omissions being avoided altogether. While the company seems to have improved somewhat with the rollout of its Android 10, some owners will wait until the end of 2020 to upgrade.
We like the LG V70 – and all premium LG phones – get a long, timely commitment to the Android system and security updates. This is especially true in 2020, with Samsung announcing a three-year warranty for updates to Android versions to match Google and OnePlus.
Better dual screen experience
LG’s dual screen device is unique in the smartphone world, essentially providing customers with a flexible experience without having to pay a hefty device for a large premium. Unfortunately, there are disadvantages to pairing.
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For one, the LG V60 paired with a dual-screen case is an extremely confusing combination. You will strive to get it out of tight jeans, and clean and thick means it has a good chance of pulling your pants down. Here the LG V70 / Dual screen pair is expected to be slim and light.
Then there is the software experience. You need to download a third party application like this WideMode To launch an unsupported application across both screens. You want it too Third party application If you want to open application links (e.g. Google Maps or Red Contacts) on the other screen. Here’s to LG focusing on these problem areas with future recurrences.
Where is the high freshness rate screen?
Mobile screens with high fresh rates have been gaining popularity over the past 18 months, albeit in some capacity from the 2017 Razr phone. This technology provides a smoother experience when switching through menus, scrolling and playing support games. LG has decided to abandon this technology and many other OEMs have adopted it.
Consumes more juice at a higher fresh rate, but users can always go back to the standard 60Hz fresh fresh rate to extend battery life. We have seen that some brands offer software upgrades to optimize energy consumption. Also, those who like Samsung use variable fresh rates to balance things, automatically adjusting between different fresh rates based on content.
Keep the headphone port on
The LG 3.5mm comes with quad DAC hardware for a better audio experience. There is reason to be concerned about the V70, as it lowers the LG Wing standard.
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The Wing stands apart from LG’s traditional flags and is the first device in the company’s innovative smartphone designs in the Explorer project. So, neglecting the headphone jack may not be a sign of things to happen in the future but at once. In any case, we’d love to see the LG stick with a 3.5mm port like the V60, especially ones like the Sony will bring the standard back to their flag.
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