GPU Performance

GPU performance of both the V60 and Velvet are also expected to be quite interesting, given the stark differences in the two SoCs. We don’t know too many details of the Adreno 620 and exactly how much less processing elements we have compared to the Adreno 650, but if the power draw of the phones during 3D workloads are any indication of the performance difference, the S765 should be less than half as performant compared to the S865.

Basemark GPU 1.2 - Medium 1440p - Off-Screen / Blit GFXBench Aztec Ruins - High - Vulkan/Metal - Off-screen GFXBench Aztec Ruins - Normal - Vulkan/Metal - Off-screen GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 Off-screen GFXBench T-Rex 2.7 Off-screen

Indeed, in all our benchmarks, we see the LG Vevlet with the Snapdragon 765 roughly fare off about 2.5x slower than the Snapdragon 865. That’s a not too great result, and actually puts the new premium chipset in line with the peak performance of a Snapdragon 835 from a few years ago.

The good news here is the power draw of the phone – at around 1.7-1.8W active system load, the chipset is really only using a fraction of the power compared to the flagship SoCs, even the efficient Snapdragon 865. This means that thermal throttling is pretty much impossible for the chipset and the LG Velvet, making its sustained performance figures identical to its peak figures. In this regard, the chip and phone perform more similar to a Snapdragon 845 device, whilst only ever getting lukewarm at worst.

The LG V60’s more performant SoC falls in line with our latest batch of Snapdragon 865 phones. We’re seeing excellent performance and thermal behaviour, with the phone also nearly not throttling at all after prolonged periods – only reaching ~38°C peak skin temperatures.

System Performance Display Measurement - Typical LG
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  • Pelonquin - Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - link

    I went from a V30+ to a OnePlus 8. After getting the OnePlus replaced 3 times within 3 weeks i told them i wanted out and got the V60. I got two of them with dual screens for about the same monthly as what the 1+ would have been. I hated the thin candybar shape of the 1+ along with all the troubles that i had with it. I got tired of wasting screen protectors on the 1+. Reply
  • s.yu - Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - link

    Interesting but...you completely skipped LG's unique audio and video features, which the Oneplus obviously lacks.
    Looking forward to an Xperia 1II review :)
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  • BenSkywalker - Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - link

    Nothing about the quad DAC?

    There are those of us who only buy LG phones because of that feature. It can drive high impedance cans, it is an entirely different tier than a regular 3.5mm jack.

    Is high quality audio going to be like wide color gamut? Ignore it entirely unless Apple tells you it is important?
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  • Quantumz0d - Thursday, July 16, 2020 - link

    Look at G7 review and how the author disregarded the DAC, same for G8, in the comments for both, I made significant posts about the lack of the data. I think that's why here we do not see the ESS DAC or any of the LG's world's top smartphone in the Audio aspect doesn't even get a fucking spec list out.

    A shame on journalism. When we see Apple's deep SoC SPEC measuring contest where in real life it translates to nothing but dust.
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  • Quantumz0d - Thursday, July 16, 2020 - link

    Although I applaud the author for making such a strong point on the 3.5mm jack it's really rare to see, AT is one of those places where there's integrity. SD card slot should also make it to that level of appreciation, sadly with Google fucking up storage I highly doubt we will see that PCIe class SD cards anytime soon when the OEMs are pushing for cloud bs. Reply
  • nicolaim - Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - link

    Typo: one place says Adreno 640, another 650. Reply
  • Dave_S - Thursday, July 16, 2020 - link

    The V60 would be a great device to own. If LG would let us buy it!
    Their marketing and distribution SUCK! Only available in very few countries.
    Not good enough LG. Lift your game or lose market share big time.
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  • RaduR - Thursday, July 16, 2020 - link

    I loved LG G3. It was a true flagship at its time . Qi, huge screen , huge resolution. It was a true flagship killer.

    Even the following phones with accessories were standing out of the crowd. It was G5 I believe.

    But what on earth are they thinking now. Who in his right mind would buy these pieces of crap while Xiaomi Mi10 is half the price and better in any aspect. Also Samsung from last year is a better choice.

    They should stop fighting against Samsung since they are not there anymore. They first should undercut Chinese products and only after that chase Samsung .

    Look what One Plus and Xiaomi did. In a few yeats they are top brands but they did not fight Samsung in the first place.

    LG , wake up !
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  • TheinsanegamerN - Thursday, July 16, 2020 - link

    Well, the Xiaomi and other Chinese brands are not really an option in the US unles you like playing russian roulette on network support, especially with VoLTE becoming mandatort in the next year or 2. Reply
  • eek2121 - Thursday, July 16, 2020 - link

    I had the V30 and it was solid.

    I am not singing praises for LG here, because they lock their boot loader tighter than....yeah we will leave it there, but let’s just say that the majority of the problems with boot-looping and other oddities can almost always be traced back to Qualcomm.
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