LG has just officially announced the LG V35 ThinQ , a device from which we’ve been hearing for weeks and that we can finally know without much room for surprise. And it is that we are before the third device presented by LG in three months , something that supposes a change in the strategy of the manufacturer that we do not know if to see with good eyes and that of course makes something confusing for the consumer the decision of which smartphone to buy.
If we take into account that the LG V35 ThinQ uses the same chassis as the LG V30 and that already that smartphone in itself received an update that added the ThinQ tagline that characterizes the AI devices of the company, the truth is that there is not much new in this device, although we will try to focus on the small differences, which are few, worse to have them.
As we have already mentioned, this device uses the same chassis of the LG V30, so there is not much to emphasize here, since everything is practically the same. LG continues to put aside the notch in the V series and continues to offer a screen of 6 inches in a chassis with reduced edges.
The LG V30 differed from the LG G7 ThinQ by the position of the camera, and that difference remains here permanent with a double sensor in horizontal position and a circular fingerprint reader located below them.
The LG V35 ThinQ continues to use the fingerprint sensor as power button , and despite the ThinQ tagline, we did not find no button dedicated to the assistant from Google that is present in the LG G7.
As point against , and in a somewhat inexplicable way, LG has downgraded the version of Gorilla Glass present in this new device, as it is now used Gorilla Glass 4 instead of using Gorilla Glass 5 as it did with the V30, something we do not know to which it obeys. By remaining a glass device, the wireless charging .
The LG V35 ThinQ does not have anything we did not already know. He Snapdragon of the LG V35 ThinQ comes to the model 845 and now we only have 6 GB of RAM as the only available option.
He storage has only arrived in a single variant of 64 GB , but we can extend it to 2 TB using micro-SD if we need so much space.
Otherwise, the battery remains 3,300 mAh , the sound chip Quad DAC 32-bit and even brings us the support for virtual DTS-X present in the LG G7, so this LG V35 ThinQ will be one of the best proposals for the most audiophile users.
Well apart from the use of a different crystal in its construction, we must bear in mind that the LG V35 ThinQ abandons the P-OLED technology present in the LG V30 and uses a traditional panel AMOLED It seems to offer a better level of color, contrast and above all a better image quality when the brightness of the screen is low.
According to the first tests this screen looks better than its predecessor, although it is missing the 1000 nits of brightness of the screen of the LG G7 (Super Bright Display) when used outdoors, although the latter offers worse contrast and quality in blacks being LCD type.
The camera is another of the things that change in the LG V35 ThinQ, since we still have a first sensor of 16 Mpx with opening f / 1: 6 , but the second sensor goes up from 13 Mpx to others 16 Mpx with wide angle of 107 degrees.
After researching the network for a while, the assessment of this new photographic section has its clear and dark, and although the results are good, they do not reach the level of Google Pixel 2 or Huawei P20 Pro.
This camera is from 10 bits and is compatible with HDR and still maintaining the mode Super Bright Camera for situations of low light, although it still does not work miracles. For its part, the front camera now has 8 megapixels , unlike the 5 megapixels present in the LG V30.
We are talking about a smartphone from the ThinQ series, and here LG has included the Ai CAM option that is dedicated to identifying objects and scenes (up to 19 types) and adopts some of the 8 preset modes to improve the quality of the photographs.
From what we have been able to read, the LG V35 ThinQ includes integration with Google Lens, so we will have the ability to recognize objects and scene with this function that is still in BETA phase, and although its use is not always perfect, it seems that it is a very interesting extra on the phone and a great help when it comes to make some purchases or extract texts.
As expected, the LG V35 ThinQ still includes some cinematographic extras very interesting like the Point Zoom in the Cinema Video mode, which allows us to approach a subject gradually to give a film appearance, as well as the function of focus with follow-up , ideal for recording scenes in movement.
LG has created a great smartphone, the problem is that with this release has cannibalized the sales of the LG V30 and its version ThinQ. We have an increase in power, an improved camera, an AI that does not always improve the photos as much as it should, a somewhat better screen and a sound that is still cutting edge despite not using the chassis as a reverberation camera.
The problem is that all these improvements know little and that the LG G7 is too similar to this device to maintain the essence of the V series, so we can not help thinking that LG is oversaturating its high-end.
The LG V35 ThinQ uses Android 8.0 Oreo with the interface LG UX 7.0 like its predecessor and LG G7, so in this section there are no differences. At the moment it is only available with the American operator AT & T and Google’s Project Fi, although it will not take long to reach Spain.