One of our favourite phones of the last few months is the LG Q60. We have made no secret of our affinity for LG’s mid-range phones, which we think offer solid features and great build quality at decent prices. The Q60 is currently the most affordable three-camera phone by far, sporting a 16 MP main camera, a 5 MP wide angle and a 2 MP depth sensor (to assist with scene recognition and fast focusing), on the rear.
Just as important, LG has added artificial intelligence to the camera system which is used to figure out what you’re trying to photograph, and then automatically optimises the camera set-up for you to get the perfect shot. This all happens in the background without your intervention, and it is a slightly down-scaled version of what is available in all of today’s high-end phones.
The 6.2 inch screen was a delight and is possibly the best screen we’ve seen in this price range, and one that is supported by a fair-sized 3 500 mAh battery. We would have been happy with more juice but the latest versions of Android are much better at managing your power use, and we got well over one day of battery.
The build quality and audio quality are both LG calling cards and that’s definitely the case here. Although it looks upmarket in shimmering blue, it feels like it can take a knock, and over headphones the DTS:X sound processing simulates proper surround sound for games, music or movies.
6.26” screen, 3 GB RAM, 13 MP front / 16 MP + 5 MP wide angle + 2 MP rear cameras, 64 GB storage, microSD slot, 3 500 mAh battery, R3 700