LG Velvet Dual Screen Is One Of LG's Best-Looking Phones, But Its Functionality Is Rather Limited

Aadhya Khatri - Nov 24, 2020


LG Velvet Dual Screen Is One Of LG's Best-Looking Phones, But Its Functionality Is Rather Limited

LG Velvet dual screen is rather a stand-alone phone as it doesn’t belong to any of the company’s well-known lines like the V-series or the G-series

LG Velvet dual screen is the South Korean phone maker’s bid to offer something new. The Velvet is rather a stand-alone phone as it doesn’t belong to any of the company’s well-known lines like the V-series or the G-series.

LG Velvet Price And Availability

LG Velvet is priced at Rs 36,990 in India while the whole LG Velvet dual screen combo’s price starts at Rs 49,990.

Lg Velvet Review
The whole LG Velvet dual screen combo’s price starts at Rs 49,990

The phone went on sale starting October 30 and users have the choice to acquire it in New Black and Aurora Silver color options.

LG Velvet Specs

Display 6.8 inches, P-OLED
Rear Camera  48 MP, f/1.8 (wide)

8 MP, f/2.2 (ultra-wide)

5 MP, f/2.4 (depth)

Front Camera 16 MP, f/1.9
Battery  4300 mAh
Chipset  Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G
RAM 6GB/8GB
Storage  128GB
OS Android 10

LG's Best-Looking Phone

The LG Velvet dual screen is arguably one of the best-looking phones LG has ever made.

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The LG Velvet dual screen is arguably one of the best-looking phones LG has ever made

In comparison with the LG V60, the Velvet sports sharper corners, and tapered edges. On its back, the camera module runs vertically instead of horizontally like on the V60. While the heights of the two phones are similar, the Velvet is lighter and slimmer, thus being more comfortable in your hand.

Compared to other LG phones, the Velvet has a more modern and sleek look. There is still a headphone jack onboard, which is a piece of good news for fans of wired headphones.

Velvet's Dual Screen Accessory

The front of the phone is dominated by a 6.8-inch OLED screen. The refresh rate stands at 60Hz, which is an average rate for smartphones nowadays.

Much like the V60 and some other LG smartphones, the Velvet can work with an accessory that adds a second screen, hence the name LG Velvet dual screen.

The two-screen design allows for tasks like opening two apps simultaneously, expanding an app, or turning the second screen into a digital controller for games.

Lg Velvet Dual Screen Games
The two-screen design allows turning the second screen into a digital controller for games

LG Velvet's Triple-Rear Camera Takes Fine Pictures

With bright lighting, the LG Velvet dual screen can take colorful and focused photos. The 8MP wide-angle camera allows users to squeeze more details into the frame.

Lg Velvet cameras
With bright lighting, the LG Velvet dual screen can take colorful and focused photos

However, pictures captured by the wide-angle camera don’t have the same sharpness as those taken by the 12MP primary snapper.

There is a 10x digital zoom onboard but bear in mind that pictures will be muddled and blurrier. So if you want to zoom in to see more details of some faraway subject with this phone, you should really think twice to avoid getting disappointed.

Pictures taken with the selfie camera yield accurate colors. Video recording is decent but since there is no optical image stabilization, you want to make sure you have the right accessory or very steady hands if you want to record videos while moving.

LG Velvet Power

Under the hood, the LG Velvet dual screen runs on a Snapdragon 765 with 5G support. While the speed the chipset brings cannot rival that of the 865 processor, the choice enables LG to keep the price of the phone affordable.

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Under the hood, the LG Velvet dual screen runs on a Snapdragon 765 with 5G support

Both ZTE Axon 11 5G and Motorola Edge feature similar processors and they too, aren’t as fast or powerful as other flagship phones.

Benchmark scores attest to this statement. OnePlus 8 and LG V60, with the Snapdragon 865 processor, both have higher scores than the Velvet, but it can still beat the LG G Power and Moto G Stylus powered by a 665 chipset.

In day-to-day use, there isn’t any noticeable slowdown or lag compared to the V60. The one area users can feel for themselves the distinction between the two chipsets is the fingerprint reader.

The LG Velvet dual screen takes a bit longer to read users’ fingerprints compared to the V60. It also takes more attempts to do the job right.

Other than the above irritations, the phone can run apps, open the camera, and handle other common tasks with ease.

LG Velvet Dual Screen Battery Life

Let’s conclude our LG Velvet review with how much time you can expect to have between charges.

We have conducted tests with the phone in Airplane mode and video playback and the Velvet, with its 4,300-mAh battery, came out with 22 hours and 38 minutes, which is excellent.

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The Velvet, with its 4,300-mAh battery, came out with 22 hours and 38 minutes, which is excellent

To put things into perspective, let’s make a few comparisons. OnePlus 8, with a battery of the same capacity, can hold up for 18 hours and 47 minutes. The 4000mAh Galaxy A51 can hold up for 16 hours and 10 minutes.

So in conclusion, if you are after battery life, LG Velvet dual screen should be on your list.

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