LG Wing 

price₹ 69,990 onwards

launchNov, 2020

81.4

excellence score

53.4

value for money score

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Design

  • The LG Wing is a truly gorgeous device in its 'regular' form - the colours look stunning, you can get every shade of blue and white, with green splashes depending on how the light hits it, and thanks to the silky, matte finish, the back panel looks unique and feels pleasant to the touch
  • The front holds a huge, immersive, 'all-screen' razor-sharp display, without any hole-punch or notch, the edges are curved and the design screams high-end
  • The Wing has some tricks up its sleeves, hold it in your right hand and push the bottom right half to the left and the entire display swivels up to a T-shape in the landscape, revealing a 3.9in OLED display that takes the bottom half of the phone - the hinge feels solid and it works well in terms of ensuring smooth motion and feels quite durable
  • The secondary display helps with multitasking, you can play games on the main display and play videos on other, or text while watching a video in full view
  • IP54 splash-proof ingress rating
  • The Wing feels nice and solid, even all the mechanics it includes
  • The LG Wing is a big, chunky, weighty handset, at 260 grams weight and 10.9 mm thickness
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor is a tad slow and awkward to use in the phone's T-shape

Display

  • Stunning and immersive 6.8in P-OLED display with curved edges and goes all the way to the four corners - it provides the OLED's core benefits like the awesome blacks, the infinite contrast, the punchy colours
  • The secondary display is a 3.9in P-OLED FHD+ panel, similar to the primary display
  • The Wing is made with multitasking in mind - the 3.9-inch screen is mostly meant for you to run “backup” apps on, like Spotify or your recent texts, or the settings app when you want to make a quick adjustment, or your calendar - some apps can use both screens to enhance your experience, for example, if you are playing a YouTube clip, the secondary display will hold your media controls, same goes for gaming, you can have the Game Launcher and its optimization settings shown on the tiny screen, while you game on the big one
  • There's no high refresh rate on any of the display, they are stuck at regular 60 Hz

Software

  • LG hasn't made any major improvements in its software, the LG Velvet runs on the LG UX 10 based on Android 10 - LG’s interface is not the most visually coherent, a lack of visual consistency between parts like the settings menu and the feature toggles drop-down cheapens the overall experience
  • While the software does enable two-screen functionality and you can run 2 apps simultaneously, it is a bit restricted, there isn't a lot of support from the developers and there might not even be - there isn't a lot of features baked into the LG's software to make use of the new landscapes this new design open

Performance

  • Good performance from the Snapdragon 765G - day-to-day usage is decent, app loads are near-instant and heavy games like Call of Duty: Mobile run extremely well at ‘high’ graphics
  • Though for the asking price, LG isn't including the best of the best hardware that it should, other phones like the OnePlus 8 Pro offer better top of the line chips that nail every aspect of the performance

Cameras

  • Very good triple cameras - a 64MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide and a 12MP gimbal ultra-wide camera
  • The main shooter goes toe-to-toe with some of the best Android cameras out there - the photos come out looking very pleasant, definitely flagship-grade in terms of overall quality, the levels of resolved detail and sharpness are excellent
  • The 12MP can only be accessed in Swivel mode and gives you gimbal-like controls on the secondary display - it’s pretty fun to play with
  • The 13MP ultrawide shooter also holds up well next to the competition, with minimal distortion around the edges of the frame, and competent indoor and low-light performance
  • The 32MP pop-up selfie camera performs adequately across the board, with moderate skin-smoothing effects and an almost 80-degree viewing angle that's just about wide enough to fit in a couple of extra people
  • The LG Wing maintains flagship-level camera performance in low-light conditions, the detail is plenty, noise is impressively low overall - there's also a night mode to give you bright images in the dark
  • The portrait shots look great, subject separation is impressive, and the quality of the background effects is top-notch
  • The LG Wing is a real powerhouse when it comes to video capture - it uses the design in camera to provide a bunch of features, there's Gimbal mode to record videos like from a Gimbal, and a Dual recording, which uses the from camera and back cameras to record videos simultaneously
  • Overall, LG Wing goes head-to-head with other flagships in camera and adds some extra features on top, that are unique and fun

Audio

  • Just a single speaker, which is rather quiet and unimpressive, while phones offer stereo speakers at this price

Battery

  • Decent battery from the 4000 mAh battery - with all the bells and whistles it has, the battery can carry the phone for a whole day on regular use
  • The 25W Fast charger isn't very fast, it is using the Quick Charge 4 standard and can only charge the phone to about 40% in 30 mins

Verdict

  • The Wing while a decent phone is a tough sell for the price, LG software is lack lustre and the Wing doesn't get the best hardware available - the new design doesn't add any significant functionality, it feels like a quirk at best

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  1. For all the bold, early-bird tech explorers out there, the LG Wing is definitely worth your love and time
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A strange and kind of wacky device
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. It's a real attention-grabber... however, the swivel-screen struggles to find a way to be useful
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. LG's swivel-display phone is a fun science experiment that falls short of being a compelling overall product
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Wing will please you if you like the unique design, gimbal camera control, and using two apps at once, but you sacrifice portability to get it
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
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LG Wing Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.8 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2460 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Display TypeOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen Design'Full Screen' with Popup Selfie Camera
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • Rotating display
  • Secondary display: G-OLED; 1080 x 1240 pixels; 3.9 inches
  • Always-on display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765GRanked #16 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 620
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, Quick Charge 4.0+, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight260 gmHeavy
Thickness10.9 mmThick
Width74.5 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera64MP + 13MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 64MP: f/1.8 aperture; 25mm focal length; 1/1.72" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size; PDAF; OIS
  • 13MP: f/1.9 aperture; 117-degree ultra-wide; 1/3.4" sensor size; 1.0um pixel size
  • 12MP: f/2.2 aperture; 120-degree ultra-wide; 1/2.55" sensor size; 1.4um pixel size; Gimbal Motion Camera
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Video: [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60fps
  • EIS
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/1.9 aperture
  • 26mm focal length
  • 1/2.8" sensor size
  • 0.8um pixel size
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
5GYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + GALILEO + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, IP54 Splash Proof
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • MIL-STD-810G Compliant
  • Wireless charging

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