Top positive review
complete phone except the battery
9 February 2019
-best in class audio ,
-full support for camera2api so all 3rd party camera apps can provide more controls
-best in class camera for people who need manual mode ( 30sec shutter even note 9 have 10sec shutter) and using videography,
- best in class haptics,
- topclass display with HDR,
- handy with good weight balance . less weight than note 9
-lot of settings for customizing phone . you can customize soft buttons too
-can disable many of google bloatware.
-lg provides only minimal apps like email , task and hd voice recorder . i am using email instead of gmail as i don't want to see ads.
-average battery( edit : battery looks ok 6.19 hrs screen on time . i am using greenify , gps, nfc off, disabled most google apps , lg apps )
-no case included
-no fm radio
- no way to disable camera shutter sound(one plus 6 supports this)
- hide notch in main screen but it reappear in apps
-ar emoji works bad compared to note9 and iphone
-no support from lg customer care . no replies for queries
about amazon delivery: it was skipped 3 times. escalated the issue . amazon corrected it and finally i got the phone. initial customer care response was bad and then they improved . so no complaints.
note : if you want just a point and shoot camera which do everything automatic, then buy note 9 or pixel 3 or mate 20 pro . V40 is different with audio , videography, audio recording , wide angle camera, haptics, customization ( pure google don't have customisation) . yes you may need to sacrifice fm radio and battery
lg v40 case : https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07HRNH2CH