The V40 ThinQ is one of many high-end smartphones released by LG in the last few years at an excessive price point without a particularly compelling value proposition, but much like the older G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ and the newer G8 ThinQ and G8X ThinQ, all this bad boy needed to boost its mass appeal was a substantial discount… or ten.
Of course, Best Buy is also offering massive discounts for Verizon and AT&T customers looking to activate the unlocked LG V40 ThinQ right off the bat. Specifically, 700 bucks off the handset’s original $950 MSRP, which goes for upgrading Sprint subscribers as well.
Available in a single “Aurora Black” paint job, the late 2018-released high-ender packs a respectable 6 gigs of memory in addition to the aforementioned Snapdragon 845 SoC, as well as a 3,300mAh battery that… could definitely be better. But for 200 or 250 bucks, it’s certainly big enough, especially when you also consider the fast charging and wireless charging capabilities of the V40. And the headphone jack. And the IP68 water resistance rating. And the versatile 12 + 12 + 16MP triple rear-facing camera system. And the dual selfie shooters. And all the premium audio features. And the always reliable rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Bottom line, you get a lot of cool stuff at a great price arguably offsetting the advanced age and early flaws of the once-overpriced LG V40 ThinQ.