LG V40 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Aurora Black)

LG V40 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Aurora Black)

LG V40 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Aurora Black)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM+CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
  • North American Variant
  • 16MP 107° Super Wide Rear Camera
  • 12MP 47° Telephoto Zoom Rear Camera
  • 12MP f/1.5 Standard Rear Camera
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual Front 8MP and 5MP Cameras
  • 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core CPU
  • 64GB Storage Capacity + 6GB of RAM
  • 6.4" 1440 x 3120 POLED Display
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LG LMV405QA7.AUSABK overview

  • 1Description

Expand your creative capabilities with the 5-camera V40 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone from LG. The V40's five cameras consist of three on the rear and two on the front, providing you with a plethora of optical options for your mobile photos. On the rear you get a 12MP standard camera with 1.4μm pixels and optical stabilization, a 16MP 107° super wide-angle camera, and a 12MP 47° telephoto zoom camera. The front sports an 8MP 80° camera and a slightly wider 5MP 90° option to make sure everyone's in the shot.

The rear cameras are enhanced by LG's various photo features that assist your photography with AI enhancements, as well as taking the guesswork out of which type of photo to take with Triple Shot. The large 6.4" POLED QHD+ display helps to make it easy to setup your subject, and the high-quality 19.5:9 aspect ratio display is ideal for streaming cinematic videos, mobile gaming and more. Games and movies that are engineered to sound their best, thanks to the built-in boombox speaker, 32-bit quad DAC, and DTS:X 3D surround sound that's professionally tuned by Meridian.

Running the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, this phone is powered by a 2.5 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM. You can store your apps, AI-enhanced wide-angle and telephoto portraits, and more with 64GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded via an (optional) microSD card up to 2TB in size.

This phone is unlocked and compatible with GSM+CDMA / 4G LTE networks. Connect to the internet and other devices with built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5 GHz Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and Bluetooth 5.0. The V40 ThinQ also supports NFC technology for making phone-to-phone data transfers or mobile payments.

Android 8.0 Oreo
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your home screen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to millions of apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 8.0 Oreo adds major productivity and security capabilities to the operating system. They've introduced Google Play Protect, which scans apps on your phone to detect harmful behavior. With the touch of the Home button, continue to work in apps while watching active videos in Picture-in-Picture mode. Other features include, faster boot speed, automatically turning on Wi-Fi when near saved networks, limiting background activity for little used apps, notification snoozing, smart text selection, and more.
GSM+CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM and CDMA networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and that they will allow you to used carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone works within the Specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The LG V40 ThinQ is a US variant. The LG V40 ThinQ's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
Triple Shot - 3 Pics with 1 Tap
With three different rear cameras to choose from, which is the best for a particular moment? If you can't decide, just use Triple Shot. Triple Shot is a feature of the V40 ThinQ that captures a standard, telephoto zoom, and super wide-angle picture with a single tap.
Cine Shot
Help capture more social media likes and followers with images that are designed to get attention. With Cine Shot, you can help bring your still photos to life by choosing which parts retain motion.
AI Photo Modes
The V40 features both AI Cam and AI Composition. Both are engineered to make it easier to get the best final image possible. With AI Cam, the type of photo you're taking is recognized and the best filters are suggested. AI Composition will automatically adjust your subject's position for a more artistic and appealing result.
High-End Audio
Tuned with Meridian
Boombox Speaker: The built-in speaker is designed to provide loud, room-filling audio with booming bass
32-bit Quad DAC: With a pair of (optional) wired headphones or speakers, you can use the built-in DAC to enjoy cleaner and more accurate hi-fi audio
DTS:X 3D Surround Sound: Utilizing a pair of (optional) headphones or speakers, DTS:X is designed to provide spatial sound that seems to come from all directions.
Sound Preset: Custom options to achieve different sound experiences
Digital Filter: Short, Sharp, or Slow options of Sound Filter characteristics in DAC
Super Far-Field Voice Recognition (FFVR): Improved voice recognition picks up commands better in noisy environments from up to 16' away
Wind Noise Filter: Minimize wind noise during video recording
RAM (Receiver as Mic): 2 analog mics and the phone's receiver improve sound clarity while recording in loud environments
HD Audio Recorder: Choose between Normal, Concert, and Custom modes; record over a separate track
Hi-Fi Video Recorder: 2 high AOP mics record higher-quality sound
Hi-Fi Streaming: MQA decoder enables high resolution audio to be packaged in a small size
Music Player: Supports MP3/MP2, WAV, AMR, AAC, AC3, OGG, FLAC, MID, WMA, XMF, DSF, DFF, and AIFF formats
LG Music App: Organize by songs, albums, artists, genres, playlists and folders
Security Features
Screen Lock: Swipe, Knock Code, Pattern, PIN, Password
Fingerprint ID: Access phone, make mobile payments, secure content
Face Recognition: Unlock screen with facial scan
Google Smart Lock: Keep phone unlocked when connected to trusted devices or in trusted places
Productivity Features
Google Assistant with LG Integration: Intelligent personal assistant also performs LG-exclusive device-specific tasks
Drag and Drop Picture Gallery: Select multiple pictures and easily drag and drop into sub-folders
QTag: Gallery searches with automatic tagging and album creation
QuickMemo+: Write or draw with the paper style, pen size/color of your choice, schedule memos to appear at certain times or locations
Capture+: Write or draw on nearly any screen
Convenience Features
Emotional Haptic Function: Vibrates when AI functionality has detected something
Barge-in: Recognizes "Hey Google" commands while audio is playing
App Scaling: Set view to None (Original), Compatibility (16:9), Standard (16.7:9), Full screen
Shortcut Keys: Quick access to Capture+, Camera or Google Assistant
Comfort view: Decreases amount of blue light on the screen to help alleviate eyestrain
Screen Color: Adjust settings for Auto, Cinema, Sports, Game, Photos, Web, Expert, Color temperature, or RGB levels
Mini View: Shrink the screen for one-handed use
Knock On: Double tap the screen to put your phone to sleep/wake it
Smart Cleaning: Optimize phone storage and test hardware for improved performance
Battery Saver: Conserve battery by changing settings and restricting apps in the background
LG Health: Fitness app tracks daily activity
Entertainment Features
Game Tools: Use take a break function, take a screenshot, scale app, disable alerts during game, hide home touch buttons or adjust resolution and frame rate
Accelerometer: Control games by turning and tilting
Video Player: With Touch Lock, Live Zooming, Play on Lock Screen, Video Screenshot, and Resume Play Functions; supports AVI, MKV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, TS, WEBM, FLV, ASF, WMV, PS, MPG, MPEG, M2TS, MOV, and K3G formats
Customizable Video: Screen Ratio, Subtitle Settings and Playback Speed
UPC: 652810831642

LG LMV405QA7.AUSABK specs

Performance
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Memory 6 GB
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPU 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core
Storage 64 GB
Display
Size 6.4"
Native Resolution 3120 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Pixel Density 537 ppi
Display Technology OLED
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Type C (Input/Output)
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
Communications
CDMA 2G CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 2G GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA 3G CDMA2000, EV-DO: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 25, 46, 48, 66, 71 Bands
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0  
NFC Yes
GPS Yes
Front Camera
Resolution 8.0 MP - Photo: 3264 x 2448
5.0 MP - Photo: 2560 x 1920
Aperture f/1.9

The second 5MP camera has an Aperture of f/2.2.

Sensor Size 1/4"

The second 5MP camera has a Sensor Size of 1/5".

Pixel Size 1.12 µm
Front Camera Flash
Front Camera Flash Yes
Rear Camera
Resolution 12.0 MP - Photo: 4032 x 3024 / Video: 3840 x 2160p
Aperture f/1.5
Sensor Size 1/2.6"
Pixel Size 1.4 µm
Focus Type Phase-Detect Autofocus
Image Stabilization Optical
Secondary Rear Camera
Resolution 16.0 MP - Photo: 4656 x 3492

There is a third 12MP rear camera that is "12MP - Photo: 4032 x 3024".

Aperture f/1.9 txuaufvuysvwsyyabxwzaysr

There is a third rear camera that has an Aperture of f/2.4.

Focus Type Fixed Focus

There is a third 12MP rear camera with autofocus.

Pixel Size 1.0 µm

There is a third 12MP rear camera with a Pixel Size of 1.0.

Sensor Size 1/3.1"

There is a third 12MP rear camera with a Sensor Size of 1/3.4".

Rear Camera Flash
Rear Camera Flash Yes
General
Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer (Altimeter), Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance Resistant
IP Rating IP68
Keyboard Virtual
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (3300.0 mAh)
Fast Charging Technology Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Wireless Charging Technology Qi
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.0 x 6.3 x 0.3" / 75.8 x 158.8 x 7.8 mm
Weight 5.96 oz / 169 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 3.5 x 2.5"

LG LMV405QA7.AUSABK reviews

V40 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Aurora Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good phone if you know what you're getting Got this phone about a week ago and I'm not disappointed since I knew what I was getting (I own the V30). I was not getting this phone for the cameras, although they are not bad per se but not the best in class. I was getting this phone for the larger better display and the Quad DAC and on those fronts, the phone delivers. Performance have been great with no slow down and I've had no issues with camera performance for my needs. I would recommend this phone if for you media consumption is at the top of your list (nothing beats the Quad DAC paired with a good quality WIRED headphones).
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one yet Preface: I owned the V30. It is now my backup.  I have a grandfathered Verizon unlimited plan and this device didnt attempt to check to see if my plan was provisioned for tethering when I enabled wifi tethering.  The camera is fantastic. It has exceeded my expectations in low light.  The audio (line out) is stellar. (It has a headphone jack) The on-board speaker is way better than V30. The screen is great but I am not a huge fan of the notch. Whatever. If you hate it, turn it off. At least they give you the option.  I have been around the mobile block (per se) and this phone has been great. Keep up the good work, LG.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perty Good Its a good phone. Solid performance overall. Cameras are better than previous generation LG cameras, especially in low light. There is some watercolor effect in some situations, but nothing you wouldnt expect from a cellphone camera.  Its disappointing that the phone didnt launch with Android 9.0, but hopefully theyll update soon.  The only thing that separates this phone from much cheaper current phones is wireless charging, USB 3.1, and maybe the AMOLED screen. Everything else is pretty common. Unfortunately I wanted those things, so I paid for this. Otherwise I would probably have gone with a much cheaper 845 based phone, of which theyre plenty.
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The V40 is LGs best phone yet Ive owned the G3, G4, V10, V20, and V30. Although I never had bootloops with any of those phones, I always found some shortcoming that forced me over to other phones, such as Samsung. With the V40, there are very few compromises. Overall this is an excellent phone that includes FM Radio, microSD expansion, headphone jack, 5 cameras, etc. The only concerns I have with the V40 are as follows: 1) The battery should have been larger. Ive had the phone for a week and the best I can squeeze out of it is about 4.5 hours of SOT. 2) The V40 should have launched with Android Pie. Seriously, having just launched an Update Center, the V40 should have launched with the newest software. 3) The Triple Shot often causes blur, particularly with the telephoto. There are two camera updates that have been released to fix this problem (among others), but it hasnt hit the B&H phone yet. Hopefully it will arrive soon. Other than these three issues, Im very pleased with the V40. It is smooth, the display is beautiful (no blue tint or black crush like the V30) and it has some really interesting / useful camera features. Once LG addresses some of the camera issues, Ive no doubt this will be a 5* killer flagship phone. But for now, the best I can do is 4* due to the issues outlined above. The phone is definitely worth it on sale, but not a full price. Overall, highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Phone great price I think this is one of the best phones I have owned. I have owend all brands of Androids including the high end brands. The ergonomics are great, love the customizing abilities very good battery life ( I use this phone all day). B&H honored the sale price as well. The colors are vivid, video and screen clarity is excellent. Love the size and it is thin and lightweight. Perfect. Would have liked to have it in a different color other than Aurora Black but that is the only fault I could find with this device.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME PHONE!! This is LGs best phone ever! The display is absolutely amazing! The colors on the display are so rich and clear! and it operates so fast and smooth, the LG v40 is a tremendous value this phone has it all a must buy! thanks LG and B&H for this amazing phone!!
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A PHONE WORT EVERY PENNY Coming from an LG G5 phone, which was also a great phone during its time, I always wanted to have an OLED screen but did not wanted to go for the iphone  since Im not a fan of apple but this phone has everything I was asking for like a comfortable 6.4 OLED screen and fast processor for playing War Robots. In conclusion, I highly recommend the LG v40 ThinQ for its performance and 5 cameras for the ones that love taking photos, this is the ONE. B&H Photo had the best deal too, Thanks.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Things change. For the good. At the beginning I hated this phone only because of the fragile design and also the very bad cameras and the photo processing, its about about a week and a half since I got it and after trying to return the phone ( already cracked from the smallest drop ) B&H said they cant. so I decided to start using the phone as it is. I dont know if there was a software update or what but the cameras are better than they were, and now im gonna shoot everything in raw and manual so I can tweak the pictures to my liking.  The software is good, apps open very fast and the phone doesnt lag, it shouldnt. The phone fits nicely in my hands, and I I have small hands. The fact that it has a headphone jack with the quad dac, very nice. the phone calls sound nice and loud and clear, buttons are nice and clicky, charging is pretty fast, and overall a pretty good phone for the price. My opinion has changed a lot. The notch is 100% not bothering me. and the speaker is amazing when placed on something like a guitar or a table. If I could change something it would be the camera processing, and thats about it. otherwise the phone is pretty good.
Date published: 2018-11-05
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