LG V35 ThinQ hands-on

The newly announced LG V35 ThinQ is a lot like the LG G7 with a few key differences. The biggest difference is that the LG V35 has an OLED display.  There’s also no notch in the top of the screen, and the LG V35 is missing the special dedicated Google Voice Assistant button that the LG G7 has. Another big difference is that the LG V35 has 6GB of RAM instead of the 4GB that you’ll find in the G7.

Other than that, the LG V35 has very similar features both in terms of build quality and software customizations. It’s going to have a similar durability, the same water resistance, similar dimensions, Gorilla Glass.

The back is very glossy and the fingerprint scanner here is also a power button. There aren’t any programmable gestures or whatnot for customizing these though. You’ll also see dual 16MP cameras along with an LED flash.

One of the 16MP cameras gives you a more telephoto 71 degrees field of view. This lens/camera combination also has an f1.6 aperture, glass lens, and optical image stabilization.

The other 16MP camera/lens combination has a wider 107 degree field of view for the more scenic photos. This camera has a slightly smaller f1.9 aperture and does not have image stabilization.

Of course, the trendy fake background blur filter is here as well, and just like all of the others, it’s terribly unreliable at separating the background from the foreground and therefore a waste of time to ever use in real life.

The extra thin bezels look really good, but they also make using edge gestures (such as rearranging home screen icons) more difficult.  You can also notice here that there’s a bit more bezel to the top and bottom edges.

LG’s custom launcher and built-in software is all here. You’ve even got that 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad Digital to Analog Converter for great sound in wired headphones.

Yes, there is a normal 3.5mm headset jack at the top!

USB-C at the bottom lets you charge the 3300 mAh non-removable battery which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Or you can also use Qi wireless charging.

The LG V35 ThinQ will be available from AT&T on June 8 with a presale starting June 1st.  It will also be Google Fi compatible, and an unlocked version will be available to Amazon Prime customers.

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Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!