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7.9/10
Informr score
The LG Wing currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 35 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Solid swivel mechanism
  • Clever design

What's bad

  • Bulky and awkward
  • Poor battery life
  • Questionable price
  • So-so performance

LG took a stab at looking at smartphone design differently with the LG Wing. It will look odd to those used to the ordinary black slate phone but borrows design elements from slider phones of the past. Is an innovative design enough to make a phone great? And does the design work?

Design

The LG Wing has an impressive swivel design from which it gets its name. When folded out, the phone resembles a capital ‘T.’ This design offers a few different benefits depending on how you use and how you’re holding the phone. A couple of examples include a wider keyboard when texting and a more convenient way to play your favorite games.

Display

The main display is a 6.8-inch OLED. Reviews noted that bright colors and dark shadows were okay but nothing mind-blowing. The second screen is a 3.9-inch OLED with basically the same performance. So while the design itself impressed, the screens only just passed muster for reviewers after the novelty wore off.

Performance

The performance seemed to be the least of LG’s worries, and it shows. With similarly priced phones including 90-144Hz refresh rates panels, the phone perhaps feels slower than it really is with its 60Hz panel. The chipset they used is firmly mid-tier, especially when you consider this phone supports 5G. Reviewers worry that the older Snapdragon model they chose isn’t where it needs to power two different displays and run 5G adequately -- let alone provide any form of future-proofing for the price.

Software & Storage

The phone uses the latest version of Android with the LG UX overlay. The overlay is essential to the swivel screens' arrangement, so you won’t be able to install a new one if you don’t like it. This means the phone might be less flexible for power users. Storage is decent, however, at 128GB/256GB of internal storage with the option to add up to 2TB using a microSD card.

Cameras

While the design wowed, the cameras failed to impress reviewers. Due to the phone’s unique design, it wasn’t possible to do the usual selfie camera. Instead, LG used a mechanism to pop up for it. But overall picture quality was only so-so.

However, if you’re looking to stream, record vlogs, or capture video of your daily adventures, a range of different recording options (including a pseudo gimbal mode) offers interesting features you might not find on other phones.

Battery Life

Reviewers stated that the battery doesn’t have enough endurance. With two displays running all the time, they ended up charging during the day rather than just plugging it in at night like other phones in this price range.

Audio

Phone audio only gets so good, but since one speaker is bottom-firing, you’ll need to be careful how you hold the phone to avoid muffling the speaker.

Specs at a Glance

  • Glass chassis
  • A 6.8-inch OLED and a 3.9-inch mini display
  • Octa-core 2.4 GHz Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Android 10
  • 128GB/256GB storage with MicroSD option
  • 64MP camera
  • 4000mAh battery

Bottom Line

The LG Wing turned heads with its unique design. It is innovative and something we haven’t seen before. However, the rest of the phone seemed sub-par for the price, which rivals that of iPhones and Samsung’s higher-end smartphones. The battery is too small and the chipset is outdated. The result is a device seemed relatively underpowered according to reviews yet doesn’t last a full day on a single charge.

The Verge says, “The LG Wing’s rotating display is a marvel of engineering and an incredibly fun novelty, the kind of design innovation that’s exciting to see in a world where most smartphone designs are just variations on the same black slabs. But being new and interesting doesn’t mean that something is good, and without better software support or a lower price tag, it’s hard to recommend the Wing for anyone but the most jaded smartphone owners.”

Android Authority states, “The LG Wing is a first-try at an entirely new form factor for modern smartphones. It needs some work to appeal beyond the early adopter crowd, but it's impossible to deny that LG is on to something here. In other words, we're anxiously awaiting the LG Wing 2.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.4 GHz
Screen Size
6.8"
Camera
64+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Smartprix

As I called it in the beginning, LG Wing is a fascinating device that has its foibles. It has got a grandstanding design that enhances multitasking on a smartphone. This is backed by some durability certifications and ratings. The display is palatable, the battery lasts fairly long, and two of the m...

- G.S. Vasan, Smartprix
Fortress of Solitude

I loved my time with the LG Wing during the review period. I’d film a lot more footage than I would usually, even if the video wasn’t useful to any project. However, my experience with the novel smartphone proved difficult as a result of software glitches every other day. A few software patches down...

- Evan Saunders, Fortress of Solitude
NDTV

The LG Wing is a one-of-a-kind smartphone that brings a completely new form factor to the market. LG's approach is unique, and the Wing stands out in a sea of similar-looking smartphones. The LG Wing offers good cameras. The form factor and dual camera recording feature makes it a worthy pick for vl...

- Aditya Shenoy, NDTV
DxOMark

With a dedicated ultra-wide camera for stills, a second ultra-wide gimbal motion video camera, and a pop-up selfie shooter, though, the LG Wing introduces something new in the market and looks to be an interesting smartphone for content creators looking to produce more innovative imagery on the fly.

- Paul Carroll, DxOMark
The Indian Express

Yes, if you are one of those who have been contemplating a dual-screen or foldable phone. This phone is much more affordable and offers a very unique experience that can also be practical. I recommend this phone for those who record a lot of video, either for a hobby or for work. The adventurous amo...

- Nandagopal Rajan, The Indian Express


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Common Questions


The Wing price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare LG Wing prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Wing user manual here.


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


If your Wing has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.8"

The LG Wing's screen size is 6.8 inches with 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.4 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) Octa-core 2.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 32+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 1468 minutes, 710 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

LG Wing Specs

Overview
Release date October 31, 2020
Regions available USA
Networks
HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) Octa-core 2.4 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.13 W/kg
Body: 1.06 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1004 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 710 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1468 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 18.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Swivel
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Aurora Gray, Illusion Sky
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.95 x 7.45 x 1.09 cm (6.7 x 2.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 260 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 54
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology P-OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels
Pixel density 395 pixels
Size 6.8 inches
Secondary Display Color OLED, 1080 x 1240 pixels, 3.9 inches, 16.7 million
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
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, In-display fingerprint sensor
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 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
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
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
64+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (13 MP, F1.9, Ultra-wide), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
32+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F1.9
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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