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LG Velvet 5G (2020)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of LG Velvet 5G (2020). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the connectivity and portability. The price and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the camera and performance.

design, screen, price, portability, connectivity

performance, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Velvet 5G (2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

LG Velvet Review: Is this LG's Android reinvention?

 

Review: The LG Velvet is another high-powered mid-ranger that brings a new design language to the brand's Android phone series.

Much-improved design;Big, bright and colourful screen;Novel Dual Screen case;Headphone jack; 5G support

60Hz panel feels dated compared to the competition;Some odd performance issues;Cameras are nothing special

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : David Nield (t3.com)

LG Velvet review: LG goes in a new direction

 

The LG Velvet registers more hits than misses

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

LG Velvet review: Refreshing restart?

 

The LG Velvet has looks that makes it more attractive than many of LG's recent devices. But is that enough to make you want one?

Great looking phone ; Great display ; Dual Screen is lots of fun ; Plenty of power

Camera performance ; Average battery life ; Software could be slicker ; Price (TBC)

This device - despite sub-flagship hardware - makes for a more attractive offering than many recent LG phones. What's really caught our attention is the Dual Screen cover - doubling the 6.8-inch screen with a second one of the same size. However, there...

Jun, 2020

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

LG Velvet review

 

Options such as dual screen and the addition of an active pen sets the Velvet apart from Android competitors

5G for less ; Slick design ; Versatile camera app

60Hz display might irk ; Unpolished software ; Not on sale in UK

The Velvet is a solid 5G phone with a design update that LG desperately needed to prove it could pull off

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

LG Velvet review

 

The LG Velvet is a lower cost 5G phone, but is the price low enough to compete?

Curved glass shell Good general performance Has 5G

Poor zoom and ultra-wide camera modes Expensive No LG Quad-DAC

The LG Velvet is a mid-range 5G phone that costs a little too much, even compared to LG’s high-end phones of the last year or two. Its lower power chipset does not feel a huge step down, but the rear camera array is not as versatile as we would hope...

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

LG Velvet

 

It's nice to see LG go in a new direction and although the DualScreen case makes this a faux folding phone, there are various issues to consider

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

LG Velvet 5G smartphone

 

The Velvet 5G smartphone sees LG deviating from its G series look by sending the design into a sleeker direction. At just under R12k the phone might just be a hit, although it's far from just bullseyes.

Beautiful design, decent onboard speakers, 5G, great screen

Very slippery, camera could do better

At R11 800, the LG Velvet 5G is pushing the top of the midrange market, still below the R20k we see for some flagships. What it has going for itself is 5G, although competition for cheaper solutions in the 5G space, such as the Huawei P40 lite 5G, will...

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

LG Velvet review: LG’s flagship is finally competitive again

 

LG has ditched the dull smartphone designs it has trotted out for a while, and given us the fabulous-looking LG Velvet, which is as slinky as its name suggests.

Great design ; Beautiful screen ; Water-resistant and durable ; Decent battery life

Camera needs improvement ; No 90Hz/120Hz screen refresh rate

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

LG Velvet 5G Review

 

Relatively affordable 5G ; Beautiful design ; Excellent audio quality with 3.5mm headphone jack ; Gorgeous screen

Disappointing low-light camera performance ; Top network speeds slower than some competing phones

The LG Velvet is an elegant midrange 5G phone that doesn't really stand out.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Sam Byford (theverge.com)

LG Velvet review: sleek, not smooth

 

A new approach for LG that puts design over specs

Slick design ; Useful Dual Screen case ; Headphone jack ; Good battery life

Sometimes stuttering performance ; 60Hz screen ; Average cameras ; No more Quad DAC

I like LG’s approach with the Velvet. It’s genuinely trying something different after years of making niche flagships, and this is a strong first attempt at a striking new design. Unfortunately, it falls short in a couple of key areas, and I think most...

Jun, 2020
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