LG Velvet review: The smartphone is sexy, the tech is cool, the camera could be improved

LG has released its new flagship phone called the Velvet Smartphone in the US.

It has also adopted a new device naming scheme and design language.

Visually it is very aesthetic with a glossy back and has an easy grip. The front has a large 6.8 inch cut OLED touchscreen with a 3-D arc design. 

The camera layout is minimalistic and is designed to mimic a falling drop of water. It has three vertical cameras on the back: a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 5 mega-pixel camera for depth. 

The photo quality can be improved with many photos appearing washed out or lacks contrast with that of the same photo clicked on an iPhone.Selfies are not very sharp being a bit soft and blown out.

The 5G compatible phone runs on the Android 10.0 operating system. It is very easy to navigate between apps or the Google play store or set up a Chromecast.

One notable difference is the notification panel which is more interactive than those seen in Android devices.

Except for the photo quality, the device is a great buy and looks and feels premium with a futuristic design.

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