LG Q70 review concluded how this phone is for users wanting a device that’s not too basic. Enjoy dual-camera, Full HD screen, and fast performance.
Verizon LG Q70 smartphone was released in May 2020. LG has decided to close its smartphone business, but they do it by leaving some products worth owning. One of them is the LG Q70.
This device boasts a full-screen display, dual camera, and an above-average CPU. Additionally, you’ll get a big 4GB RAM and large storage at 64GB.
LG Q70 features a design that’s popular among phones nowadays. The infinity display measures at 6.4-inch. For the battery, a 4,000mAh cell is ready to power the device throughout the day.
LG Q70 review offers more details regarding the phone’s specs and features. Read on to understand if it’s indeed the phone you are looking for.
LG Q70 specifications:
- Weight: 198g
- Dimensions: 162.1 x 76.7 x 8.1mm
- OS: Android 10
- Screen size: 6.4-inch
- Resolution: 2310 x 1080
- CPU: 2GHz Octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB
- Battery: 4,000mAh, Non-removable
- Rear camera: 32MP + 5MP
- Front camera: 16MP
LG Q70 features an expansive design characterized by a large display, small bezels, and a punch-hole camera. At 162.1 x 76.7 x 8.1mm, the phone towers over its peers, but at the same time, is quite slim. It’s rather heavy to hold the phone. Its weight is 198g.
This heaviness is contributed by the big battery and other extra components such as the dual camera. But the main contributor for LG Q70’s weight is no other than the choice of materials.
LG Q70 is adorned by a glass back casing. Additionally, the device utilizes metal framing. This is not just a cosmetic choice. LG Q70’s design also involves durability in mind, as shown by the MIL-STD-810 certification this phone acquired.
What does this certification mean? It verifies that LG Q70 is tested against liquid, dust, and drop damage. This phone is waterproof (IP68), dust-proof, and shockproof. As a result, you get a phone that’s not easily broken by everyday wear and tear.
Looking at the anatomy of the phone again, the rest is pretty generic. You get an extra Smart Assistant button. On the back, there are cameras, logos, and a fingerprint reader.
From the aesthetic point of view, we think LG Q70 deserves a shoot-out for being an elegant phone. The glossy back cover is very nice to look at.
Read also: LG Q70 User Manual
LG Q70 features a large 6.4-inch display that can be used for any smartphone activity. Like a painting, LG Q70’s display is a marvel with its Full HD resolution and bezel-less design. This is where your immersive movie experience will come from.
The phone boasts 398 PPI pixel density for its screen setup. Its aspect ratio is 19.25:9 for an exact resolution of 2310 x 1080 pixels. The screen almost takes up the entire front area with a screen-to-body ratio of 81.56%.
LG Q70’s display still falls short of a superior screen like an AMOLED one. But we have no problem enjoying it and using it for everyday activities. The colors are sharp and bright. The size allows for multiple apps at once.
Additionally, the display has a good viewing angle. When being used outside, LG Q70’s screen is bright enough for comfortable reading. On the other hand, you can dim the screen with night mode. This screen is equipped with an Ambient light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment.
With this phone, LG provides users with a high-quality camera setup, consisting of a 32MP main camera, and a 5MP secondary camera. At this price range, you might hope for a triple or quad camera, but in this LG Q70 review, these two lenses prove to be enough.
The main lens comes with a handful of features, including F1.8 aperture size, PDAF, and small sensor size. Picture quality taken with the back camera is wonderful, even when the lighting is sub-optimal. There’s an LED flash for a bright effect too.
The second camera employs a depth lens. It’s how you get a blurred background on a picture. Typically, you can get this effect by using software enhancement. But nothing beats the natural feel of bokeh using a real lens.
Sadly, we don’t have a wide-angle lens here. This type of lens is very useful especially if you want to capture scenic landscapes. Still, users may substitute it with features like a panorama.
For video recording, enjoy shooting 4K videos with LG Q70. That’s the biggest quality you can produce with this camera. Meanwhile, the 16MP front camera comes with HDR and Full HD video recording. This lens also gives satisfactory results, whether it’s selfies or videos.
You can enjoy 64GB internal storage with LG Q70. This may seem a large capacity, but being a phone with a big-res camera, we feel that it’s too small to store large size pictures. You can install a handful of apps and store streaming data. After a while, you’ll be forced to upgrade.
There’s an expandable storage option on this phone. And the number allowed is quite big. You can add an SD card with a maximum capacity of 2TB. Getting a big SD card will satisfy your storage hunger in no time. However, you may consider your budget too, as an SD card would not be free.
LG Q70 runs on a mid-range 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset with 4GB RAM. The CPU itself has eight processing cores (Octa-core.) There’s a GPU called Adreno 612, which is responsible for graphics on this phone.
As we have mentioned, this is a mid-range CPU. In our opinion, this setup results in all-around performance that’s some level better than budget phones. With LG Q70, you won’t have troubles with apps freezing because of too much load in RAM or CPU. Everything is also quick to launch.
LG Q70 is a well-performing phone for everyday activity. However, it seems that the manufacturer is focusing on this phone for entertainment. It explains the big screen, punch-hole camera, and the big RAM. This phone can handle streaming smoothly, as well as gaming, but as long as you don’t choose the ultra-high setting.
This CPU also promises efficient multitasking with its multi-thread core. This phone is also built for active multimedia users, those who often use the camera to take videos. LG Q70 promises smooth execution when you shoot even the highest fps (frames per second) videos.
LG Q70 runs on Android 10 as its software. It comes with the LG UX design as to how it usually is with LG phones. You’ll find custom apps, but in general, they don’t weigh the performance down.
Biometrics features on this phone are available, but your choice is limited to fingerprints. That’s enough for us, as fingerprints are quick and secure. This phone also packs useful accessibility features like Google Assistant and Hearing Aid compatibility.
Multiple sensors are present too. An accelerometer is a must, as it is required in some types of mobile games. Other than that, we also got a Gyroscope and Compass with LG Q70.
As a mid-range phone, it’s not surprising how LG Q70 still only supports 4G and older bands. No 5G yet here, just in case you’re wondering. However, we found no issues with calls. Most calls are done smoothly without dropped connection or muffled voice. The phone has an HD Voice option as well.
LG Q70 in general is a reliable device to stay connected to. Besides using a mobile network to call and browse the internet, you can also use Wi-Fi for surfing. Some calls can be done through Wi-Fi using the Wi-Fi calling option.
There are several options for transferring data between devices. You can use Bluetooth or use wired-transfer with the USB Type-C port. Since both are of the latest version, you get top performance and speed with each of the transfer methods.
LG Q70 comes with GPS that is even more accurate because it uses compass and gyroscope sensors available on this phone. Lastly, LG also equips this phone with NFC for contactless payment.
LG Q70 comes with a 4,000mAh battery. Like with most phones, it is not user replaceable. In this LG Q70 review, we were skeptical originally whether this capacity is big enough. With a Full HD screen, LG Q70 needs a lot of energy to power the phone.
We were glad to find out that 4,000mAh can handle up to 45 hours of usage time. Yes, you can use the phone for two days without charging. Once you do, you’ll be glad that charging also doesn’t take a lot of time.
LG Q70’s battery is equipped with fast charging. Taking advantage of the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 that comes with the chipset, this phone can boost itself in mere minutes. LG Q70 also supports USB Power Delivery, where you can charge the phone simultaneously as you are transferring data to a computer.
Is the LG Q70 a good phone?
LG Q70 is a smartphone for people who think budget models are too simple. At the same time, you still don’t want to eke out a lot of money for a flagship model. LG Q70 is in the middle as a choice. It costs only $349.99 and delivers great features.
Some of our favorites are the metal body with its protective features. We also like the cameras and the quality of photos produced by them. LG Q70 has a durable battery and fast charging. Performance is great too, whether you use it for social media or for gaming.
LG Q70 Pros
- Full HD 6.4-inch display
- Metal and glass body
- Waterproof and shockproof
- Fast charging
LG Q70 Cons
- Only dual-camera
- Small internal storage