Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

LG V40 ThinQ 5 camera smartphone first impressions

LG V40 ThinQ 5 camera smartphone first impressions

LG V40 ThinQ which is set to be announced this week is known to have camera cameras.

The V40 ThinQ flagship smartphone has the largest display among all LG V-series phones. The upcoming LG Android phone will arrive with a total of five cameras and the lenses of the shooters have been revealed. The triple cameras on the V40 ThinQ should be more than enough to handle nearly any situation to take a good photo.

The V40's design features a smooth matte glass finish which is a result of LG's proprietary Silky Blast process, which etches the tempered glass back with microscopic pits. The LG V40 ThinQ is MIL-STD 810G certified for its durability and IP68 certified for the dust and water resistance. LG V40 ThinQ is one of the few smartphones in the market, besides Huawei P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy A7, to offer a triple rear camera setup. There's also a dedicated button for Google Assistant and gladly, LG chose to keep the smartphone with 3.5mm jack compatible with 32-bit QuadDAC audio.

What do you think about the LG V40? The RAM for the phone is 6GB and it is available in two variants for memory, 64GB and 128GB. You will be able to expand the storage up to 2TB via microSD card. A 3300mAh battery powers the phone, when it comes time to recharge, you can use Quick Charge 3.0 via a wired connection or you can opt for wireless charging. The LG V40 ThinQ has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, 3.5 mm audio jack port, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, GPS with with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, NFC, Stereo FM radio with RDS, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector connectivities features It also comes with accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum sensors. Finally the phone comes with what is being called a Boombox speaker which LG claims offers double the bass of conventional smartphone speakers.

Now that it's official, what do you think of the LG V40 ThinQ? The selfie camera also has Dual PDAF and automatic focus setting which makes it 50% faster.

Both these lenses work in tandem to create portrait shots with enhanced bokeh effect, and an on-screen slider to adjust the amount of background blur adds to the overall ease.

The pixel size of the main rear camera sensor has been improved by about 40 percent compared to the LG V30, increasing from 1um to 1.4um, while the image sensor is more than 18 percent larger than in the LG V30. The triple camera setup at the back comprises 20 MP, 16 MP, and 13 MP sensors.

Just like other ThinQ products, LG's new smartphone also leverages the new Artificial Intelligence platform. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo with the company's custom launcher on top, which is not a pleasant news since Android 9 Pie is already out. The software experience between these devices will therefore be similar.

Back to the main show, though, the highlight of LG's V40 ThinQ is obviously the camera arrangement.

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