7.6/10
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The LG V50 ThinQ currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 23 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


ZDNet

While other manufacturers struggle with folding screen designs, LG has taken a different approach to adding screen area to a handset. A second screen does make for a bulkier, heavier handset, and it challenges the battery, but these trade-offs are to be expected. 5G support will give this phone a de...

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
Neowin

The main thing that I absolutely hate is LG's software. That's the biggest con to this device. Aside from that, you've got a powerful smartphone with a solid OLED display, a great triple-lens camera with some impressive video capture capabilities, and a headphone jack. And it's not just any headphon...

- Rich Woods, Neowin
G Style Magazine

I like that LG continued on with making the V-series devices a bit different from the norm. A “second’ screen isn’t really anything new for it, just that now, it’s an actual usable second screen. For sure the LG G8X will be a bit better than this and if that the case, it’ll be worth it for those who...

- Samuel Huang, G Style Magazine
Android Headlines

Don't buy the LG V50 ThinQ 5G specifically for 5G. Why? It's pretty simple really. 5G is not ready. LG has a history of making an almost perfect smartphone, and then screwing up on a key feature or two. We keep hoping that LG is able to get away from that, but it hasn't happened just yet. And it app...

- Alexander Maxham, Android Headlines
Android Headlines

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is a pretty interesting smartphone from the company for two main reasons. One is 5G and the other is the second display add-on that it is selling with it in some parts of the world (not the US).

- Alexander Maxham, Android Headlines


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Common Questions


LG released the V50 ThinQ on June 30, 2019.


The V50 ThinQ 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 V50 ThinQ prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG V50 ThinQ user manual here.


LG backs up the V50 ThinQ with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.


If your V50 ThinQ 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
6.4"

The LG V50 ThinQ's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

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

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 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 1560 minutes.

V50 ThinQ Specs

Overview
Release date June 30, 2019
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/850 /3600/2500/1500 MHz
5G:
2500/28000/39000 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128 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: 0.92 W/kg
Body: 1.23 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1560 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 16.6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Astro Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.9 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 183 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, HDR, Scratch-resistant glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
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 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/ 1.9
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F1.5), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, F2.4), HDR, Slow-motion recording, Time lapse mode
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
2nd camera feature (5 MP, F2.2)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, 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 Stereo
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


ZDNet

A good, but not great, flagship-class handset

from ZDNet

While other manufacturers struggle with folding screen designs, LG has taken a different approach to adding screen area to a handset. A second screen does make for a bulkier, heavier handset, and it challenges the battery, but these trade-offs are to be expected. 5G support will give this phone a...More

While other manufacturers struggle with folding screen designs, LG has taken a different approach to adding screen area to a handset. A second screen does make for a bulkier, heavier handset, and it challenges the battery, but these trade-offs are to be expected. 5G support will give this phone a degree of future proofing. Five cameras (two front, three back) deliver good enough photos, but there's nothing exceptional on offer here.

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Neowin

A pretty great phone, particularly if you're in a place that supports 5G

from Neowin

The main thing that I absolutely hate is LG's software. That's the biggest con to this device. Aside from that, you've got a powerful smartphone with a solid OLED display, a great triple-lens camera with some impressive video capture capabilities, and a headphone jack. And it's not just any headp...More

The main thing that I absolutely hate is LG's software. That's the biggest con to this device. Aside from that, you've got a powerful smartphone with a solid OLED display, a great triple-lens camera with some impressive video capture capabilities, and a headphone jack. And it's not just any headphone jack; it's LG's 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, so the headphone audio experience is awesome.

Read full review

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G Style Magazine

For those who want a second screen, but don’t want to commit the cash and want the versatility of a modular system

from G Style Magazine

I like that LG continued on with making the V-series devices a bit different from the norm. A “second’ screen isn’t really anything new for it, just that now, it’s an actual usable second screen. For sure the LG G8X will be a bit better than this and if that the case, it’ll be worth it...More

I like that LG continued on with making the V-series devices a bit different from the norm. A “second’ screen isn’t really anything new for it, just that now, it’s an actual usable second screen. For sure the LG G8X will be a bit better than this and if that the case, it’ll be worth it for those who want a second screen, but don’t want to commit the cash and want the versatility of a modular system.

Read full review

Less

Android Headlines

The boring 5G smartphone

from Android Headlines

Don't buy the LG V50 ThinQ 5G specifically for 5G. Why? It's pretty simple really. 5G is not ready. LG has a history of making an almost perfect smartphone, and then screwing up on a key feature or two. We keep hoping that LG is able to get away from that, but it hasn't happened just yet. And it...More

Don't buy the LG V50 ThinQ 5G specifically for 5G. Why? It's pretty simple really. 5G is not ready. LG has a history of making an almost perfect smartphone, and then screwing up on a key feature or two. We keep hoping that LG is able to get away from that, but it hasn't happened just yet. And it appears to be the case again with the LG V50 ThinQ 5G this year.

Read full review

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Android Headlines

It's another great, underrated phone from LG

from Android Headlines

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is a pretty interesting smartphone from the company for two main reasons. One is 5G and the other is the second display add-on that it is selling with it in some parts of the world (not the US).

Read full review

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G is a pretty interesting smartphone from the company for two main reasons. One is 5G and the other is the second display add-on that it is selling with it in some parts of the world (not the US).

Read full review

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Pickr

An interesting idea let down by overall value

from Pickr

The phone itself is nice to hold, the battery life is definitely capable, and the camera is acceptable, but little about the LG V50 is truly remarkable. In fact, outside of the 5G capability, the LG V50 is otherwise ordinary.

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The phone itself is nice to hold, the battery life is definitely capable, and the camera is acceptable, but little about the LG V50 is truly remarkable. In fact, outside of the 5G capability, the LG V50 is otherwise ordinary.

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Stuff

Won't be for everyone, but still checks a lot of boxes

from Stuff

If we were dishing out awards for the 5G phones currently available, the LG V50 would win 'geeks choice'. If you like to play with tech, it's fun to figure out ways to get the best from the Dual Screen. The camera is also best when you play about with the manual settings, and there's plenty of sa...More

If we were dishing out awards for the 5G phones currently available, the LG V50 would win 'geeks choice'. If you like to play with tech, it's fun to figure out ways to get the best from the Dual Screen. The camera is also best when you play about with the manual settings, and there's plenty of satisfaction to be had every time you put it on a surface play back music and showcase the BoomBox feature. It is easily LG's best phone to date.

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PCWorld

A walking disaster of a flagship smartphone

from PCWorld

It feels like you really have to go out of your way to make the LG V50 ThinQ 5G work for you and, even if you can stomach the premium price-tag, that’s going to be a bitter pill to swallow.

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It feels like you really have to go out of your way to make the LG V50 ThinQ 5G work for you and, even if you can stomach the premium price-tag, that’s going to be a bitter pill to swallow.

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Digital Trends

Boring but capable phone

from Digital Trends

LG’s V50 ThinQ is not exciting, but it’s a good phone that satisfies in almost every department. Its spotlight feature is 5G, but it’s not yet time to buy a 5G phone, and that sadly makes the phone overpriced.

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LG’s V50 ThinQ is not exciting, but it’s a good phone that satisfies in almost every department. Its spotlight feature is 5G, but it’s not yet time to buy a 5G phone, and that sadly makes the phone overpriced.

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Ausdroid

A 5G, dual-screen phone you probably shouldn’t buy

from Ausdroid

It gets some things right, but too many wrong, and in a phone that’s $1700, that’s too much to accept. If you want a good 5G phone, buy an OPPO Reno 5G or a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. If you want a great camera phone, buy either of those, or the Huawei P30 Pro. Unfortunately, we feel like the pla...More

It gets some things right, but too many wrong, and in a phone that’s $1700, that’s too much to accept. If you want a good 5G phone, buy an OPPO Reno 5G or a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. If you want a great camera phone, buy either of those, or the Huawei P30 Pro. Unfortunately, we feel like the playing field has moved, and LG hasn’t quite moved with it.

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