7.5/10
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The LG Velvet currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket-lint

This device - despite sub-flagship hardware - makes for a more attractive offering than many recent LG phones. What's really caught our attention is the Dual Screen cover - doubling the 6.8-inch screen with a second one of the same size. However, there are weaknesses in the camera, giving pause for...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
Engadget

This is by far the best (and most affordable) dual-screen offering from LG yet. It’s the next best thing to a foldable phone. It’s also far less fragile than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, and you only have to pay around $700 instead of $2,000. If LG could fix the touch issues and throw in the Dual Screen c...

- Richard Lai, Engadget
TrustedReviews

LG’s new design language works very well here and this looks a lot better than LG’s last few efforts. There’s a lot to like with the camera array, specs and feature list too, even if the software lacks polish.

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews
The Verge

The LG Velvet is an unusual phone that doesn’t really have any direct competitors; it’s an attractive mid-range device in a world of okay-looking ultra-powerful flagships. If you don’t care about screen refresh rates and camera performance as much as you do slick looks and a lightweight design (or a...

- Sam Byford, The Verge
Tech Advisor

For me it comes down to whether or not you're taken with the idea of the DualScreen, despite its shortcomings. If you are, and we may be down to a small number of potential buyers now, then the Velvet is a great choice - especially if LG decides to bundle it as standard.

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor


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Common Questions


LG released the Velvet on May 15, 2020.


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


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


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Screen Size
6.8"

The LG Velvet'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
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ 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
4300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4300 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 1493 minutes, 739 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

LG Velvet Specs

Overview
Release date May 15, 2020
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
5G:
700/1800/2100/3500 MHz
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1500/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) Octa-core 2.4 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.551 W/kg
Body: 1.531 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 937 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 739 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1493 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Aurora White, Aurora Green, Aurora Gray, Aurora Silver, Illusion sunset, New Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.72 x 7.4 x 0.79 cm (6.6 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 180 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
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 No
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-screen fingerprint
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, aptX, aptX HD
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 Yes
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
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
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, White balance, 2nd camera feature (8 MP, F2.2, Ultra-wide), 3rd camera feature (5 MP, F2.4, Depth), HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F1.9
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG LM-G900EM, LM-G900N

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Critic Reviews


Pocket-lint

Great display, plenty of power

from Pocket-lint

This device - despite sub-flagship hardware - makes for a more attractive offering than many recent LG phones. What's really caught our attention is the Dual Screen cover - doubling the 6.8-inch screen with a second one of the same size. However, there are weaknesses in the camera, giving pause for thought in a very competitive market.

Read full review

This device - despite sub-flagship hardware - makes for a more attractive offering than many recent LG phones. What's really caught our attention is the Dual Screen cover - doubling the 6.8-inch screen with a second one of the same size. However, there are weaknesses in the camera, giving pause for thought in a very competitive market.

Read full review

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Engadget

It’s the best dual-screen design from the company yet

from Engadget

This is by far the best (and most affordable) dual-screen offering from LG yet. It’s the next best thing to a foldable phone. It’s also far less fragile than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, and you only have to pay around $700 instead of $2,000. If LG could fix the touch issues and throw in the Dua...More

This is by far the best (and most affordable) dual-screen offering from LG yet. It’s the next best thing to a foldable phone. It’s also far less fragile than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, and you only have to pay around $700 instead of $2,000. If LG could fix the touch issues and throw in the Dual Screen case for free (as all three major US carriers did for the V60), then the Velvet could be a fun option that’s not entirely gimmicky.

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TrustedReviews

Another high-powered mid-ranger that brings a new design language to the brand's phone line

from TrustedReviews

LG’s new design language works very well here and this looks a lot better than LG’s last few efforts. There’s a lot to like with the camera array, specs and feature list too, even if the software lacks polish.

Read full review

LG’s new design language works very well here and this looks a lot better than LG’s last few efforts. There’s a lot to like with the camera array, specs and feature list too, even if the software lacks polish.

Read full review

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The Verge

Sleek, not smooth

from The Verge

The LG Velvet is an unusual phone that doesn’t really have any direct competitors; it’s an attractive mid-range device in a world of okay-looking ultra-powerful flagships. If you don’t care about screen refresh rates and camera performance as much as you do slick looks and a lightweight des...More

The LG Velvet is an unusual phone that doesn’t really have any direct competitors; it’s an attractive mid-range device in a world of okay-looking ultra-powerful flagships. If you don’t care about screen refresh rates and camera performance as much as you do slick looks and a lightweight design (or a bulky dual-screen case), it could well be for you, particularly if 5G is also a priority.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

A stunning phone at a reasonable price

from Tech Advisor

For me it comes down to whether or not you're taken with the idea of the DualScreen, despite its shortcomings. If you are, and we may be down to a small number of potential buyers now, then the Velvet is a great choice - especially if LG decides to bundle it as standard.

Read full review

For me it comes down to whether or not you're taken with the idea of the DualScreen, despite its shortcomings. If you are, and we may be down to a small number of potential buyers now, then the Velvet is a great choice - especially if LG decides to bundle it as standard.

Read full review

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PC Magazine

Beautiful design, gorgeous screen

from PC Magazine

LG's new midrange Velvet phone is gorgeous and elegant, but whether it's worth buying depends on how much the company is planning to sell it for in the US.

Read full review

LG's new midrange Velvet phone is gorgeous and elegant, but whether it's worth buying depends on how much the company is planning to sell it for in the US.

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Pocketnow

It’s the easiest phone to photograph, but it isn’t easy to photograph with

from Pocketnow

For all the Velvet provides, this is actually a really useful phone. The problem is, the one part that might be important to some of you is what LG cut down the most. It’s the easiest phone to photograph, but it isn’t easy to photograph with. And if that matters to you, maybe the LG Velvet’s beauty is only skin deep.

Read full review

For all the Velvet provides, this is actually a really useful phone. The problem is, the one part that might be important to some of you is what LG cut down the most. It’s the easiest phone to photograph, but it isn’t easy to photograph with. And if that matters to you, maybe the LG Velvet’s beauty is only skin deep.

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T3

Registers more hits than misses

from T3

Depending on the final price – which we don't have yet – the LG Velvet could be the phone for you, if it ticks the boxes that you need: a headphone jack, an almost-unique Dual Screen accessory, and performance that will be more than enough for most users.

Read full review

Depending on the final price – which we don't have yet – the LG Velvet could be the phone for you, if it ticks the boxes that you need: a headphone jack, an almost-unique Dual Screen accessory, and performance that will be more than enough for most users.

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TechRadar

Luxury on the outside, less so on the inside

from TechRadar

The LG Velvet is a mid-range 5G phone that costs a little too much, even compared to LG’s high-end phones of the last year or two. Its lower power chipset does not feel a huge step down, but the rear camera array is not as versatile as we would hope for at the price.

Read full review

The LG Velvet is a mid-range 5G phone that costs a little too much, even compared to LG’s high-end phones of the last year or two. Its lower power chipset does not feel a huge step down, but the rear camera array is not as versatile as we would hope for at the price.

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Android Central

Beautifully flawed

from Android Central

With expected pricing around the US $750 mark, you could certainly do a lot worse than the LG Velvet. The Dual Screen accessory, in particular, might be its greatest asset — giving many folding-phone benefits at a much lower price. Direct rivals like the OnePlus 8 offer a better balance of spec...More

With expected pricing around the US $750 mark, you could certainly do a lot worse than the LG Velvet. The Dual Screen accessory, in particular, might be its greatest asset — giving many folding-phone benefits at a much lower price. Direct rivals like the OnePlus 8 offer a better balance of specs and features around that same price point, and fans of the Dual Screen concept would be better off bagging a discounted V60.

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