The LG Wing is definitely an interesting device. LG has once again shown that it is not afraid to experiment. The phone looks like someone accidentally invented it during brainstorming, and whose idea would be taken up.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s nice to see companies trying to move somewhere and see what phones might look like in the future. Thanks to LG’s courage and willingness to experiment, the company has earned the respect of a ton of smartphone fans around the world.
However, respect may not always be reflected in sales. We feel that the LG Wing will be the type of device you see only in stores and reviews. Maybe some avid fans of different types of phones will buy it – and use it only to get reactions to its rotating mechanism.
A “normal” smartphone user will most likely decide to spend a thousand dollars (approximately 23,000 CZK) on a phone with better specifications, functionality and popularity. But let’s take a closer look at this model.
LG Wing :- Design and display
Before we get to the rotating mechanism – how is the LG Wing doing when it is in “normal” form? It feels and looks almost like your regular high-end smartphone. It’s a little thicker and heavier, that’s probably obvious, but in terms of convenience, the phone itself is really easy to hold.
The back of the phone is covered with frosted glass, which does not prevent a lot of fingerprints.
During normal operation, there is no rattling and the rotating screen does not move at all under normal pressure.
When you want to use two displays, you need to gently push the bottom of the screen and flip it to the left. The primary display thus changes to landscape orientation, and a second, almost square, display appears below it.
It is a mechanism whose control is smooth and firm, with a satisfactory click on both sides. There’s even a software sound effect that you can mute as needed.
The primary display of the LG Wing is a 6.8-inch P-OLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels (20.5: 9 aspect ratio) and with curved edges. The side frames of the phone are extremely thin, but they are a bit wider at the top and bottom. The secondary display is then a 3.9-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1240.
So what will I use the secondary display for?
These are two displays made with multitasking in mind. The 3.9-inch screen is usually designed to launch “backup” applications – such as Spotify, news or calendar. You can even have notifications displayed on it so as not to disrupt your media experience.
There is also a Naver Whale viewer on board, which is specially designed to work with two displays. It automatically plays the video on the main screen and allows you to scroll through messages or social networks on the bottom screen.
Additionally, some applications may use both screens to enhance your experience. For example, if you play a clip on YouTube, the media controls will be stored on the secondary display. So you can fast forward or change the brightness without touching the main screen and otherwise disturbing the video.
The same goes for playing games – on the small screen you can see the Game Launcher and its optimization settings, while on the big one you can play. LG has partnered with Asphalt 9 developers to show how the secondary screen can be used to expand games – you can race your car on the main screen, while the secondary screen can contain a remote mini map and other user interface elements.
We are still not done with the use of the crazy rotating design of the LG Wing! The triple camera on the back has one 12 MP sensor, which is accessible only when the phone is laid out. However, when it comes to “regular” cameras, we have a 64 MP main sensor and a 13 MP ultra wide sensor, which handle high dynamics well. The colors are usually accurate, although a little oversaturated.
Then there’s the selfie camera, which has 32 MP, which could give the impression that it will take super sharp pictures, but it’s nothing unique.
The LG Wing is certainly a great looking phone, but under the hood it no longer looks so top-notch. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, which is used in the upper middle classes.
It also comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal storage.
For the same price, you can get a top phone with a 120HZ screen and an extraordinary processor. You simply pay for that display on this device.
However, despite its imperfections, this model works well. Yes, you may have trouble starting games like Modern Combat 5 with the highest settings, but you can still start everything on it and it handles multitasking perfectly.
LG Wing :- Battery
The battery with a capacity of 4,000 mAh will last you from morning to evening during normal use. However, it did not last even 8 hours of load in the tests.