LG Wing 5G Review: Bold Design, Limited Functionality, Decent Performance

Aadhya Khatri - Nov 03, 2020


LG Wing 5G Review: Bold Design, Limited Functionality, Decent Performance

In this LG Wing 5G review, we look at a phone with so bold a design that it makes us wonder how much time the familiar edge-to-edge rectangle shape has left

In this LG Wing 5G review, we look at a phone with so bold a design that it makes us wonder how much time the familiar edge-to-edge rectangle shape has left.

The phone’s front screen can be swiveled horizontally as well as upward to show another, smaller, display under it.

LG Wing 5G Release Date And Price

LG Wing 5G was introduced on September 14 and released on October 15 but in the US only. So far, we have had no information on when it will be released in other parts of the world.

LG Wing 5G
So far, we have had no information on when it will be released in other parts of the world

LG Wing 5G price is $999 (around Rs 74,610) and it comes in only one configuration.

The price puts it on par with iPhone 12 Pro and Galaxy S20. While the LG Wing 5G might rank lower in terms of raw power, its extra screen real estate does provide it with a competitive edge. Plus, it has 5G.

LG Wing 5G on Flipkart: Rs 69, 990.

LG Wing 5G on Amazon:

Design And Display

Let’s continue our LG Wing 5G review with what makes the phone special – the screen.

At first glance, the LG Wing looks much like any other phones out there – rectangular shape, in-display fingerprint sensor, and so on. Except for the thickness, there isn’t anything so odd about it.

When you switch to the swivel mode, the bigger 6.8-inch OLED display moves to a horizontal orientation to reveal a smaller 3.9-inch OLED screen underneath.

Lg Wing 5G display
The bigger 6.8-inch OLED display moves to a horizontal orientation to reveal a smaller 3.9-inch OLED screen underneath

The smaller screen works much like the big one, it can show apps, serve as a secondary control for the camera app, or be turned into a keyboard.

While 3.9 inches sound too small, it’s actually just a bit smaller than the screen of the iPhone 5. It can be used to browse the web or text.

On the right side, the phone has two volume buttons and a lock button right below them. When it closes, there is no problem locating the buttons but when the phone is in the swivel mode, all of the buttons lie behind the big display – an awkward position.

On the left, you will find the microSD and the SIM slots. At the bottom is a USB-C port and on the opposite side, you will see the pop-up camera and a microphone.

Using The LG Wing 5G Multi-Screen

The next part of our LG Wing 5G review is how you can use the multi-screen.

Basically, you will make good use of the phone if you know exactly when to swivel. As you may have guessed, when the bigger screen is on top of the phone, the weight is shifted there so while the Wing can totally be a one-handed device, you will be better off handling it with two hands.

Lg Wing Screen
You will make good use of the phone if you know exactly when to swivel

The small screen’s best functionality is to be a keyboard but beware of the cramped feeling when you type on it too much.

When the bigger screen is swiveled up, it turns into a carousel of apps. The only highlight here is some of the apps have extra functions you can access via the small display.

Much like the multi-screen software for LG G8X or LG V60, the one on LG Wing 5G isn’t very intuitive and have very limited functionalities.

Cameras

Now let’s move on to the section of our LG Wing 5G review that captures lots of attention – camera performance.

The photography department is where the multi-screen design comes in handy.

Lg Wing 5G cameras
The photography department is where the multi-screen design comes in handy

The camera setup consists of two ultra-wide shooters and one standard camera. The primary 64MP f/1.8 snapper has a field-of-view of 78 degrees while the 13MP f/1.9 camera’s FoV is 117 degrees.

The 12MP f/2.2 camera with a field-of-view of 120 degrees is used to record videos with the swivel functionality.

When the larger screen is up top, you can access an LG Wing 5G feature called Gimbal and use the small screen to control the camera. You may expect lots of stabilization here but in reality, the videos look like they are cropped out from what the ultra-wide lens takes.

A neat trick worth pointing out in this LG Wing 5G review is the Dual Recording mode of the pop-up selfie camera which switches between the rear camera and the selfie one. This, combine with ASMR recording, voice bokeh, and 4K, makes the LG Wing 5G a good choice for streamers.

LG Wing 5G Specs And Battery

The last part of our LG Wing 5G review is about the battery and overall performance of the phone.

Under the hood, the phone runs on a Snapdragon 765G processor with support for 5G, paired with onboard storage of 256GB and RAM of 8GB. The combination is powerful enough to handle multi-screen functions with only a few minor delays.

LG Wing 5G screen
Under the hood, the phone runs on a Snapdragon 765G processor with support for 5G

The phone’s specs work fine for common tasks like gaming, streaming videos, and online browsing. The phone supports 5G, both in mmWave and sub-6.

The phone draws power from a 4,000mAh battery and the dual-screen design does make juice drains faster.

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