LG V40 ThinQ

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7.8/10
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The LG V40 ThinQ currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 17 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Headlines

The LG V40 is a remarkable device in every which way, from the incredible display to the stunning design and build quality, the superb audio reproduction and output to the vast array of options in its camera. The manual photo and video modes are a creator’s dream come true, and deliver a host of new...

- Nick Sutrich, Android Headlines
Android Police

For all LG does to improve and iterate on its flagship phones, its competitors continue to do better. That's the real problem here.

- David Ruddock, Android Police
PCWorld

The V40 isn't just LG's best phone of the year, it's one of the best Android handsets of 2018, with a brilliant screen,fantastic camera, and loads of fun.

- Michael Simon, PCWorld
Phone Scoop

The V40 ThinQ is a good device; a perfectly serviceable phone that will do what people want it to do without too much trouble. The metal-and-glass chassis is well-made, from fine materials. The huge display is impressive. The core functions — wireless performance, voice quality, and battery life — a...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Mashable

LG doesn't have an iPhone killer here. Instead, if you want an Android device with a camera that can capture what other phones miss, the V40 ThinQ might be for you. It stacks up and checks off the boxes with fast performance, a vibrant display, and good battery life.

- Jake Krol, Mashable


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LG backs up the V40 ThinQ with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.4"

The LG V40 ThinQ's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 1320 minutes.

V40 ThinQ Specs

Overview
Release date October 18, 2018
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.45 W/kg
Body: 0.91 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 588 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1320 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors New Aurora Black, New Platinum Gray, New Moroccan Blue, Carmine Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.9 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 169 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels
Pixel density 537 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.5
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x optical
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Second camera (16 MP, 107-degree viewing angle, f/1.9), Third camera (12 MP, 45-degree viewing angle, f/2.4 ), HDR, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Second camera (5 MP, f/2.2)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Android Headlines

A content creators’ dream come true

from Android Headlines

The LG V40 is a remarkable device in every which way, from the incredible display to the stunning design and build quality, the superb audio reproduction and output to the vast array of options in its camera. The manual photo and video modes are a creator’s dream come true, and deliver a host o...More

The LG V40 is a remarkable device in every which way, from the incredible display to the stunning design and build quality, the superb audio reproduction and output to the vast array of options in its camera. The manual photo and video modes are a creator’s dream come true, and deliver a host of new features and quality options that are sure to please anyone looking for a top-of-the-line manual camera experience.

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Android Police

The best LG's ever built still isn't quite enough

from Android Police

For all LG does to improve and iterate on its flagship phones, its competitors continue to do better. That's the real problem here.

Read full review

For all LG does to improve and iterate on its flagship phones, its competitors continue to do better. That's the real problem here.

Read full review

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PCWorld

Five cameras are good. $900 is not.

from PCWorld

The V40 isn't just LG's best phone of the year, it's one of the best Android handsets of 2018, with a brilliant screen,fantastic camera, and loads of fun.

Read full review

The V40 isn't just LG's best phone of the year, it's one of the best Android handsets of 2018, with a brilliant screen,fantastic camera, and loads of fun.

Read full review

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Phone Scoop

It's attractive, capable, and well-built

from Phone Scoop

The V40 ThinQ is a good device; a perfectly serviceable phone that will do what people want it to do without too much trouble. The metal-and-glass chassis is well-made, from fine materials. The huge display is impressive. The core functions — wireless performance, voice quality, and battery li...More

The V40 ThinQ is a good device; a perfectly serviceable phone that will do what people want it to do without too much trouble. The metal-and-glass chassis is well-made, from fine materials. The huge display is impressive. The core functions — wireless performance, voice quality, and battery life — are all where they need to be. Some will surely appreciate the high-quality headphone jack, but I'm sad about the lack of stereo speakers. Thankfully the three lenses provided unique flexibility and the resulting images are mostly of high quality.

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Mashable

A speedy well-functioning phone

from Mashable

LG doesn't have an iPhone killer here. Instead, if you want an Android device with a camera that can capture what other phones miss, the V40 ThinQ might be for you. It stacks up and checks off the boxes with fast performance, a vibrant display, and good battery life.

Read full review

LG doesn't have an iPhone killer here. Instead, if you want an Android device with a camera that can capture what other phones miss, the V40 ThinQ might be for you. It stacks up and checks off the boxes with fast performance, a vibrant display, and good battery life.

Read full review

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Droid Life

Great display, cameras, and solid performance

from Droid Life

V40 ThinQ is equipped with all of the goodies you’d expect from a 2018 flagship, plus a little more considering LG’s focus on the audio experience for buyers. LG spared no expense when it came to equipping this phone with everything you might need.

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V40 ThinQ is equipped with all of the goodies you’d expect from a 2018 flagship, plus a little more considering LG’s focus on the audio experience for buyers. LG spared no expense when it came to equipping this phone with everything you might need.

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The Verge

An excellent phone with unique camera system

from The Verge

It has great performance, an excellent screen, and reliable battery life. It simultaneously improves on both the V30 and the G7. Even though the camera system isn’t without fault, it’s still a ton of fun to compose with, and gives me more options than any other phone.

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It has great performance, an excellent screen, and reliable battery life. It simultaneously improves on both the V30 and the G7. Even though the camera system isn’t without fault, it’s still a ton of fun to compose with, and gives me more options than any other phone.

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Cnet

Five cameras, lots of options

from Cnet

It's definitely worth considering if you see yourself using the wide-angle lens often -- that is, taking expansive photos with a wide field of view, and fitting lots of content in each frame. It's a signature feature in many LG phones, and the company has been iterating and improving on it for ye...More

It's definitely worth considering if you see yourself using the wide-angle lens often -- that is, taking expansive photos with a wide field of view, and fitting lots of content in each frame. It's a signature feature in many LG phones, and the company has been iterating and improving on it for years. It's also one of the few premium phones that still has a headphone jack, which can be a deal breaker for some.

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Venture Beat

Even 5 cameras can’t spice up a boring phone

from Venture Beat

Setting the five cameras aside for a moment, the V40 is largely iterative. LG played it safe with the internals, which are at best in line with what’s come before (the Snapdragon 845) and at worst slightly behind the competition (the 3,300mAh battery). Same goes for the software: with the excep...More

Setting the five cameras aside for a moment, the V40 is largely iterative. LG played it safe with the internals, which are at best in line with what’s come before (the Snapdragon 845) and at worst slightly behind the competition (the 3,300mAh battery). Same goes for the software: with the exception Cine Shot and minor UI touchups, the experience is virtually indistinguishable from the G7.

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Hothardware

One of the most powerful, flagship Android devices currently on the market

from Hothardware

Couple its competitive vitals with a relatively clean, minimally-skinned OS installation, flexible camera setup -- both for world-facing shots and for selfies -- good looks, its high quality OLED display, and surprisingly good audio for smartphone, and you've got an attractive product on your han...More

Couple its competitive vitals with a relatively clean, minimally-skinned OS installation, flexible camera setup -- both for world-facing shots and for selfies -- good looks, its high quality OLED display, and surprisingly good audio for smartphone, and you've got an attractive product on your hands. Pricing, however, may give some consumers pause. 

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