T-Mobile's Des takes the LG V40 ThinQ and its five cameras to Hollywood

The LG V40 ThinQ will be released next Thursday, but that didn't stop T-Mobile content director Desmond Smith from obtaining a unit for one of his epic videos. For example, back in August he tested the longevity of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's 4000mAh battery by taking the phone on an endless day of adventures to see if he or the battery would conk out first.

The LG V40 ThinQ, which features a two-year warranty, has three cameras on back and another two in front. On the back of the handset, a 12MP primary camera carries an aperture of f/1.5, a 16MP super wide-angle camera covers a 107-degree viewing area, and a 12MP wide-angle camera offers a 45-degree viewing area. Yesterday, LG pushed out an update that improves the performance of the phone's cameras.

Des took the LG V40 ThinQ to a place where cameras are often employed, Hollywood. First stop was Griffith Observatory where Des showed off Triple Shot; with this feature, all three cameras work together to create a mini-movie that includes transition effects and music. Other features shown on the video include Parallax, Dynamic Zoom and Panorama.

The phone was then taken to the heart of Hollywood where the Walk of Stars was the subject of a video taken by Des, who explained how manual video mode allows the phone's user to customize the camera's settings. In Portrait Mode, the pictures come with the blurred background bokeh effect that everyone wants on their portraits. On the Santa Monica pier, the camera's ability to capture photos in low-light using the Super-Bright Camera was put to the test. This feature activates automatically when taking photos or shooting videos under low-light conditions.

Follow Des' trip to Hollywood with the LG V40 ThinQ by clicking the video at the top of this article.

source: T-Mobile

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V40 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. torr310

Posts: 1701; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

small battery... I guess the camera sensors will be small as well.

2. rsiders

Posts: 2012; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Nope on the camera sensors. They're the real deal this year.

4. torr310

Posts: 1701; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I hope too! The camera sensors on V30 is a big disappointment for me.

5. rsiders

Posts: 2012; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

They're using all new sensors this year if you didn't know. Same pixel size as the S9 and Note 9 with an f/1.5 aperture. It's going to be a beast. The V30 sensors should have been bigger but you can bypass it with a little manual mode adjustments.

3. rsiders

Posts: 2012; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I actually never knew his full name was Desmond. This guy does some cool hands on videos. The V40 is looking more and more like a contender this year but I got the V30 now and boy oh boy is it a beast of a phone and a real head turner.

6. BamaBoi89

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

can't decide between this or the pixel...the v40 is a steal right now on verizon with $200 off plus the free promotions through lg decisions decisions

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I can't decide between this or the 6t...

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