LG launched an Entry Level Flagship smartphone named Velvet. Velvet was released Globally in May 7. LG Velvet is priced at €599 in European Market @ 6GB + 128GB.
LG Velvet features the Snapdragon latest chip from Qualcomm named Snapdragon 765G this chip is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 1 x Kryo 475 Prime High power cores which are clocked at 2.4GHz, The second part features 1 x Kryo 475 Gold high powered cores which are clocked at 2.2GHz and Third Part features 6 x Kryo 475 Silver which are Clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 620 GPU to Run the Heavily Graphical Tasks.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. Let’s see quick specs of LG Velvet and Jump into the review.
LG Velvet Specs
- 6.8” Full HD+ AMOLED Display with HDR 10+ Support
- Protected with Glass on front and Back
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
- Adreno 620
- 8 GB LPDDR4X Ram
- 128GB GB Internal Storage can be Expandable Upto 512GB
- Triple Camera: 48MP F/1.8, PDAF, OIS (main) + 8MP F/2.0, 13mm, PDAF + (Ultrawide) + 5MP F/2.4 (Macro)
- 16MP f/2.0 MP front camera
- 4300mAH battery with 18W fast charging support
- Android One 10.0
- In-Display fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / 5G / Stereo Speakers / IP68 Water & Resistance
- USB – C / NFC / MIL-STD
6.8” Full HD+ AMOLED Screen :
Here in Display Department, Velvet Features an Excellent Full HD AMOLED panel Notchless Edge screen. the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. there is also Support to View HDR 10+.
On this Display There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 For Protection.
LG has also Launched a Dual Display Accessory Along with this Smartphone. With This Dual Display Accessory You can you This Display For Multitasking, Gaming.
Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:
In Velvet, LG used the traditional Stereo Speaker System and it is much louder. These speakers are tuned by Dolby Sound technology which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.
Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, The Output from the Headphone Jack is Very Good. The headphones are present and output from the headphones are Very Good for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.
Velvet is Build with a Aluminum Frame on the side on Back & Front of the Device Is Protected With Glass. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with Aluminum and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. Velvet well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.8″ AMOLED screen. The Edge Very thin and it is About 7.9 mm. LG Has Built This Smartphone with IP68 Water & Dust Resistance, so you can take the Smartphone in Water.
In-Display Fingerprint scanner:
Velvet Features an In-Display mounted Optical fingerprint sensor which is present on the Bottom Front of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Velvet feels A bit heavy with a 6.8″ Screen and 4300 mAh battery equipped. The weight balance is done well on the device though.
My Velvet lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 16% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4300 mAH Battery. We got a 6 to 6.3 Hours of Sot ( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6.8hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Velvet is very low. The 18W charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 120min which is a Bad For a Premium Midrange Smartphone in 2020 but there is 25W Fast Charging Support to Quickly Charge this Velvet Smartphone.
LG UX9.0 Based on Android 10 :
LG Ux9.0 Based on Android 10 present on the LG Velvet is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. it comes with bloatware majorly games and other apps were included. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display in this LG UI.
My Velvet managed to do day to day tasks very well. There are no issues and problems with the UI. There are no heating issues with Velvet. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Velvet device. it features 6 / 8 GB ram variant and I did not notice any lags with the 6GB Ram Variant and there is no reloading of apps on Velvet. The multitasking experience is good.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at the highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 765G Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.
in Velvet, Out of 128 GB Storage, we get 110 GB With Google Account Included.
The Call quality on LG Velvet is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel Which Acts as a Stereo Speaker Too. In Velvet the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.
Coming to the Camera Department, Velvet features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single camera on the front of the device. They work perfectly in LG Velvet. Let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
48MP Primary Camera:
the 48MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain exquisite details like a natural photo. Exposure is in control with Dynamic decent range to take good pictures in good lighting Conditions. in low light conditions, the images are average and not as Sharp as the day light pictures.
Ultra Wide Angle Camera:
the 8MP ultra wide-angle lens on LG Velevt does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 8MP camera doesn’t makes a mark….
it is used to Create the Depth map of Image in Portrait mode and used as Phase Detection Auto Focusing. We can Also Capture Portrait Images also. Edge Detection is good. we can also Adjust the Depth Of Image.
Video recording can Be Done upto 4k @ 30fps .the video footage has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. In terms of Stabilization, Edge Video Footage Has remained Unshaken good at 4k @60fps.
in [email protected] 30 / 60fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at [email protected] 30 / 60fps recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization.
You can record 1080P @ 30fps With The Telephoto Camera .the video footage has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. In terms of Stabilization, Edge Video Footage Has remained Unshaken good at 1080P @ 30fps.
G Cam Pictures are Good Exposure and Sharpness are in Control in Both Front and Back Cameras.
G Cam Mod Link:
Velvet has a 16 MP selfie camera with a large 1/3″ Sensor size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0 the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions.
This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence.
in [email protected] 30fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at 1080P @ 30fps recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization.
- Good Design with Curved Display
- Smooth 90 Hz AMOLED Panel With Great Quality With HDR 10+
- Outstanding Battery Life
- Powerful Midrange Chipset
- Headphone Jack Retained!!!
- Stereo Speakers With Good Sound Quality
- Outstanding photo & Video quality In day and night.
- Android 10 With Moto Actions
- splash resistant.
- 18 Watt Fast Charging in 2020
- The telephoto camera Images Look Like upscaled images
- Cameras Lag In Night Condition With night Mode
Who can Get LG Velvet SmartPhone:
If you want a True Flagship Phone with LG Branded Smartphone with Good 90Hz AMOLED Full HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 765G processor and 18W Wired fast charging 25MP Front Camera, Quad Rear Camera Setup and 5G connectivity then you can go with Edge SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then
- Samsung A71 5G
- Oneplus 8
- Mi 10 5G
- Realme X50 Pro 5G
- iPhone SE 2020 can be your Alternatives to LG Velvet
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