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LG V40 ThinQ Review – Slim and Eye-Catching Design with a Visible Notch

LG V40 ThinQ - The Review, Release Date, Pricing & Specifications - Australia

Without a doubt, LG hasn’t been quite slow to new ThinQ smartphone launches. Back in March, LG dropped LG V30S ThinQ followed by LG G7 ThinQ in May and LG V35 ThinQ in June. Now another smartphone is ready to land named LG V40 ThinQ in Australia before October is out.

The LG’s upcoming V40 ThinQ is company’s first smartphone to be loaded with an outrageous five cameras into a single smartphone giving users more shooting options even if you’ve already got enough photo choices. LG has claimed that it’s an uncompromising multimedia beast which is specially designed for those who prefer to communicate with visuals and videos on social media.

LG v40 ThinQ

Five cameras sound good and most important of all, LG has added plenty of ways to use them good even if you’re not going to crown it the best camera phone of all time. The handset arranges faces pretty nicely as compared to its competition but blows out backgrounds quite often – even with HDR Mode enabled. It’s a long discussion, however, in our LG V40 ThinQ review in Australia we’ve discussed everything you’re in a search of. Let’s keep going.

LG V40 ThinQ Release Date

The LG V40 ThinQ was announced back on October 3 (as expected) but it’s still to be confirmed when it will actually go on sale.

LG Said:

“Launch dates, pricing and additional details for both the LG V40 ThinQ and LG Watch W7 will be announced locally at the time of availability”

The United States availability is confirmed – October 18 with pre-orders available now. The smartphone follows on from last year’s V30S ThinQ and LG V35 ThinQ, a latter of which arrived back in June.

Normally, LG’s V-series devices don’t always launch in Australia. However, rumours are suggesting that LG V40 ThinQ release date in Australia is somewhere in November or December. We’d be amazed to see it in Australian markets sooner instead of later.

LG V40 ThinQ Price

The United Kingdom Price of LG V40 ThinQ is to be announced but it looks like it will set users back around AU$900 to $980 in the United States.

That sounds quite similar but a little more as compared to LG V35 Price when it released so that we are expecting UK Price to be around the same. It’s safe to say that LG V-series price has been on a rise and we shouldn’t expect it to be cheaper.

As far as LG V40 ThinQ Price in Australia is concerned, it’s expected to cost users around AU$1300. As previously noted, we’d be amazed to see it offered by carriers but it’s always viable.

LG V40 ThinQ Specs

The smartphone is backed by 3300mAh non-removable battery, rear tri-camera configuration, and a whopping 6GB of RAM. Further LG V40 ThinQ specifications in Australia are listed below.

  • Dimensions: 158.8 x 75.7 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 169 grams
  • Build: Front/Back Glass (Corning Gorilla 5)
  • Display Size: 6.4-inches P-OLED (1440 x 3120) 19.5:9 Ratio
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 6GB
  • ROM: 64GB (Expandable Further Up to 512GB via microSD)
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP + 5MP
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Sensors: Gyro, Proximity, Accelerometer, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Compass and Barometer,
  • Battery: Non-removable 3300mAh (Fast Battery Charging Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Colors: New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue

Read Also: LG V40 ThinQ Full Phone Specifications in Australia

LG V40 ThinQ Design and Display

Talking about V40 ThinQ’s display first, it’s measuring a 6.4-inches P-OLED screen – running a 3120 x 1440 resolution in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 537 PPI. The screen is well-above as compared to Xiaomi Pocophone F1 which comes with only 5.99-inches screen. The V40 ThinQ’s screen offers deep, inky blacks and crisp colours but it’s not as bright as LG G7 ThinQ. There’s a Notch which sports 2 FaceTime sensors, though.

Now moving on a design section, LG V40 ThinQ follows many of design lines laid down by LG G7 as the rear is tempered glass but LG is using a technique it’s calling Silky Blast to give it texture and grip – so it has a matte finish and isn’t slippery while holding in a hand. The power button returns to the right side – a switch from LG V30 and other V series smartphones before it. Nothing more we’ve heard about LG V40 ThinQ design.

LG V40 ThinQ Performance

LG V40 ThinQ is fast enough in order to beat Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and several other Android smartphones around with a latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset which is partnered with a whopping 6GB of RAM. The smartphone gives users snappy performance and doesn’t show any hiccup and lags while working on multiple apps simultaneously or playing graphics-intensive games for a long period of time.

Based on several online sources, LG V40 ThinQ returning a Geekbench multi-core score of 8787 – finishing just behind Note 9 and OnePlus 6. It can be considered a respectable performance.

LG V40 ThinQ Storage

The onboard storage of LG V40 ThinQ is 64GB and there’s a microSD card slot here for expanding it further up to 512GB. Samsung offers double the storage space for a slightly higher price. Everything of V40 ThinQ is jaw-dropping but value for your hard-earned money here isn’t as good as it could be.

LG V40 ThinQ Camera

Out front of LG V40 ThinQ, you’ll see a dual FaceTime sensor 8MP + 5MP alongside an LED Flash. The back side is blessed with a tri-camera configuration – 12MP + 12MP + 16MP rear cameras with a powerful LED flashlight. To make your indoor and outdoor selfies and video calls much and much better, FaceTime sensor has an aperture of f/1.9 and f/2.2 respectively whereas back camera grabs f/1.8 aperture with a depth sensor which makes a rear camera super-powerful.

The rear camera features include various modes such as HDR Mode and Panorama Mode for unique camera experience. Moreover, LG V40 ThinQ’s camera has a feature to record 4K videos as well – making overall camera features of V40 ThinQ highly advanced.

LG V40 ThinQ Battery

The LG V40 ThinQ has an impressive amount of battery – 3300mAh which is based on Li-ion and it’s non-removable. The battery does offer users a fast charging feature (Quick Charge 3.0) if you’re a kind of heavy user. However, a moderate and light user can easily go through an entire day with ease. The battery, all in all, provides an excellent range of running time even by playing heavy games or working on several apps at once.

Review overview

Value for Money8

The Pros

  • Five Cameras for Detailed Images
  • Several Video Camera Modes and Fun
  • Light and Eye-Catching Design
  • Water Resistant
  • 32-Bit Quad DAC

The Cons

  • A Little Expensive
  • Camera isn’t Really Great
  • Lower Amount of Battery
  • Less Color Options to Choose From
  • 64GB of ROM isn’t Sufficient for Ample Data


8.3Making a long story short, LG V40 ThinQ isn’t only LG’s first smartphone to house five cameras but it’s the best smartphone LG has ever manufactured. The smartphone has exceptional and wide-angle lens and a Telephoto lens flank a regular 12MP. That means now you don’t have to choose between a Samsung device with optically zoomed-in shots and an LG smartphone. Despite 6.4-inches screen, it’s the lightest flagship smartphone but 3300mAh non-removable battery is a little lower as compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - 4000mAh battery size. However, if you’re looking for super-fast and smooth experience, you should get your hands on LG V40 ThinQ without thinking further even for a second.