So far this year, we've seen LG release three pricey smartphones: the LG V30S ThinQ, the V35 ThinQ and the G7 ThinQ. (It's pronounced "thing-cue," by the way, and saying it never gets more pleasant.) The fourth, and presumably final, big device of the year is arguably the company's most ambitious. Sure, the new LG V40 ThinQ packs many of the same components you'll find in the rest of the year's high-powered flagships. It also packs a whopping five cameras (three rear and two front-facing), raising the bar for smartphone-camera insanity that you can expect to see other major phone makers embrace in due time. But what is it actually like to live with?
There simply isn't a good reason to pick up the V40, unless you can get an extremely big discount on it. Being an LG phone, I imagine the carrier deals will be flying fast and furious during the holiday season here in the US, but I doubt Samsung's Note9 will be far behind, and it's simply the much better phone this year. The V40 is a good phone, but the places where it isn't - or, more often, where it simply doesn't live up to the competition - make it extremely hard to recommend to anyone as a phone to actually buy.
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