LG V40 ThinQ Review: A Five Camera Android Contender

LG V40 ThinQ: Web Browsing And General Performance

For our first set of tests with the LG V40 ThinQ we're using the JetStream benchmark for Javascript performance and RightWare’s Web Test 3.0 for comprehensive, mixed-media in-browser performance analysis, including HTML5 rendering. Here we'll primarily determine how the LG V40 ThinQ's Snapdragon 845 SoC handles these workloads, along with its tweaked Oreo 8.1 OS, 6GB of RAM, and the Chrome web browser...

JetStream And Basemark Web 3.0
JavaScript and Browser Testing


The LG V40 ThinQ finishes in the top quadrant in these two tests, and is in the same ballpark as other Snapdradon 845-based devices, but it ultimately trails by a few percentage points. The somewhat lower performance here can be attributed to a few things, including a newer version of Chrome on the V40 and the supposed power-friendly optimization LG made to the V40 ThinQ in an attempt to maximize battery life.

Synthetic CPU Benchmark

In the GeekBench test, we're stressing only CPU cores in a handset (not graphics), with both single and multi-threaded workloads. The test is comprised of encryption processing, image compression, HTML5 parsing, physics calculations, and other general purpose compute workloads. 


The LG V40 ThinQ finished right on top of the G7 ThinQ here. It offered a slightly better multi-core result, but a marginally lower single-core result.

Futuremark PCMark For Android
General Purpose Pocket Computing Performance Metrics
Futuremark's PCMark for Android is a new benchmark addition here for us, so we have fewer results in our database of tested phones to show you. However, this is an excellent suite of tests that we highly recommend for benchmarking performance of a handset with heavier-duty tasks for things like image and video editing, as well as lighter-duty workloads like email, and web browsing. When you see the test running live it's clear the scripted application tests are carefully selected and tuned to make use of the platforms involved in a very controlled way. 


In terms of its overall score, the LG V40 ThinQ managed a strong, third place finish in PCMark, outpacing Samsung's flagships, but trailing the OnePlus 6 (which has more RAM). It was only in the Photo Editing tests that the LG V40 ThinQ slotted in behind most of the other Snapdragon 845-based devices.

AnTuTu 7
Platform Benchmarks

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of metrics ranked with somewhat nebulous scores, rather than frame rates or time to complete. We tested with the latest version of AnTuTu across all platforms including Android, iOS and even Windows Phone. AnTuTu returns four top level performance metric results that we are including here: CPU, RAM, 3D, UX (or User Experience), along with a total score. 
The LG V40 ThinQ stumbled a bit according to the AnTuTu 7 benchmark. Here, it drop in behind the LG G7 ThinQ in all but the GPU test, which ultimately dragged down its overall score.

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