LG today announced that it’s dropping the price of its cursed dual-screen 5G smartphone through Telstra.

The LG V50 ThinQ will be available from $1,296 on a Telstra plan, which still seems like a lot when you consider the usability issues. At least it’s a significant drop from the previous price of around $1,700.

Unfortunately for LG, the new outright price is still within striking distance of better handsets like the Oppo Reno 5G at $1500 or the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G at $1400. With these two phones, you’re not paying for a questionable feature – the dual screen – that gets in your way all the time.

To be fair, though, if you don’t use the dual screen, the LG V50 ThinQ is quite a usable phone, it just lacks a bit of pizazz.

While the new pricing makes the LG V50 ThinQ one of the cheapest 5G smartphones, we’d still recommend opting for a different phone if you’re keen on 5G. Even better, wait for better 5G support from the telcos (because the current 5G coverage and offers are a bit rubbish).

Telstra’s deal on the LG V50 ThinQ will last until 13th January 2020, or while stocks last.

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David Anderton
David Anderton
10 months ago

What usability issues?