The LG Q60 is a stunning smartphone. We spend a few weeks with one, and we must say, we had some fun. The LG Q60 comes off so premium, that you forget often it’s considered a more affordable phone, coming in at R3700 in South Africa.
Here are our full thoughts on the new device from LG.
- Screen: 6.26″ HD+ FullVision
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); LG UX 7
- CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Battery: 3500 mAh
The LG Q60 is really a stunning looking smartphone. The unit we used, is aqua blue called New Moroccan Blue and it definitely catches people’s eye. Many people would stare at the phone while you’re using it, because it looks cooler than most generic smartphones currently on the market and actually acts as a bit of a fashion statement, standing out amongst all the others that look the same. It’s fresh and cool design also appears extremely premium and it feels like you’re holding an expensive product.
The LG Q60 is one of the biggest smartphones we’ve handled in a while. It’s about as wide as your average phablet currently on the market, but it beats many mobile models in terms of its length. The LG Q60 might be one of the longest smartphones we’ve ever reviewed. Although the longer length on the LG Q60 might not be such a big problem when making phone calls or browsing, quick, one-hand navigation goes out the window with such a long device. Saying that, the extra length is great in terms of verticle scrolling, making it the perfect device for those who love social media sites like Instagram and Twitter. The 6.26″ HD+ FullVision display looks great with the extra length, too.
You quickly forget the LG Q60’s lower price tag once you start to play around with the device. It packs a punch and performed most tasks seamlessly. The 2.0GHz Octa-Core chipset delivers responsive performance and ensures minimal lag when multiple tasks are being performed on the LG Q60. The DTS:X 3D surround sound puts out great sound, which, when combined with the larger screen, gives you an awesome video viewing experience on the LG Q60. One bummer is the low video resolution, which only has a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels.
The device comes with a 13MP selfie-camera and a triple-camera setup. It has a 16MP wide camera lense, a 5MP ultrawide lense, and a 2MP depth sensor. The setup is pretty impressive for the device’s affordable price tag, but the camera setup isn’t the main draw for the device.
The 3500mAh is pretty standard, and the battery life of the device is decent, with nothing to write home about.
If you’re looking for an affordable smartphone that sports a creative, yet premium-looking and feeling design, while delivering near-perfect performance, then the LG Q60 is the device for you. Although it might not have all the bells and whistles high-end smartphones have, many of those features might not be what an average, everyday smartphone user is looking for.
The LG Q60 has basically everything you need in a smartphone, at a fraction of the price of the highend models currently on the mobile market.
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