Friday, December 21, 2018

Lg’s Flagship Phone Is A Media Forward Device - Sprint Product Ambassadors

For starters, when you first pick up the phone and turn it on, you are greeted with a gorgeous 6.4 in display. Even after using this phone for a while now, it still makes me fill with awe when I see it.  Partially this is due to the amazing specifications it holds. At 1440p, the phone has crystal clear images, and with it enhanced with HDR 10, a feature usually seen on high end televisions and computer monitors, the colors and contrast are stunning.  Another cool perk with the screen is its OLED panel, which allows it to have not only true 100% black, but also have an always on display. This is handy for when you need to check the time, or need to see why your phone just chimed for your attention without turning it on.  However if your battery is running low, and a USB port is nowhere to be seen, you can switch it off and conserve power. Battery life shouldn't be an issue though, with the phones 3,300 mAh battery, you should be able to have consistent use through the day without problems. If you do manage to need to plug it in during the day the phone is equipped with Quick Charge 4 so you can get more use from your phone in minutes.

Another big feature is the cameras, 5 of them to be precise.  The triple camera array on the back of the device allow for a wide variety of camera uses, from stunning macro shots, to breathtaking wide angle images.  The cameras themselves go as follows: A 12MP main shooter with optical image stabilization, a 16MP wide angle lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. A cool feature that LG put in their device called Triple Shot.  All three cameras open up and when you take the photo they all fire sequently, making it possible to have gorgeous photos from 3 different angles with a single button. Along with Triple Shot, after taking the photo, you can have the phone stitch together the 3 images into a little .gif.  It's more of a novelty feature but its still cool regardless. For the confident type, there are two more front facing cameras. One is an 8MP standard lens, for taking pictures of yourself, but if you want a groupie, also included there is a 5MP wide angle lens. They both meet expectations for a flagship device and have included a suite of beauty features to smooth and artificial light your world.

Now, we all know that Apple has made it clear that the consumer will be fine without a headphone jack, at least that's what corporate sees. Unfortunately, to make sure that they stay relevant, android phone makers have begun to follow suit, removing the precious jack to make the phones a millimeter thinner.  Thats where LG comes in. While Samsung may still have their jack too, they don't have the best built in DAC ever seen in a smart device. Everyone uses their phone for audio at one point or another. Weather its Spotify Daily Mixes or Sprints complementary Tidal Premium account, or watching the latest viral video on YouTube or binging American Horror Stories on Netflix.  If you were to listen to the same song on the Note9 and the V40, i would say that the V40 will sound better. Everything will sound clearer, and if you turn it on, the V40 also has virtual surround sound, for the best cinematic experience on its amazing display. Now will the audio sound just as good out loud? I would say yes. The V40 has a special resonance chamber built into the phone, to make the sound louder and clearer.  Be careful though, max out the volume on the speaker and it may sound a bit distorted.

In sum, the V40 is an amazing device that's worth every penny.  With its great screen and huge battery, you can watch video with stunning clarity all day long. Paired with the amazing DAC that LG has given us in the phone your listening experience will also be cinematic.  When you manage to pull yourself away from its awesome screen and look around, you can capture the world around you in crystal clear detail.

-- Will England, Sprint Product Ambassador

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