LG's design language sees a few slight changes in the hardware that, when combined, give the V60 a more refined look. The most notable changes to the design are the chamfered edge around the frame and the deeper tapered edges on the rear glass panel, and the protruding camera setup, arranged horizontally.
We enjoy seeing a chamfered edge in the frame - smartphone makers used to do this a lot and the trend has gone away for the most part. As well, the frame has an anodized finish, which is a nice contrast to the many devices finished with glossy frames nowadays.
The back of the device carries a sly resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S10+ with its horizontal camera "bar". This new camera setup is a departure of LG's choice to usually keep the cameras flush under the rear glass. By designing it with a "camera bump" it has a nicer accent that compliments the Classy White finish of our unit. Meanwhile, the rear glass panel is made of Gorilla Glass 6.
The color finish of the phone is attractive. It isn't anything like the Prism White on the Galaxy S10+, but its reflective properties remind us a bit of the two-toned finish on the HTC U11. The Classy White has warm hints of pearlescent.
The layout of the phone is very similar to the G8X's. On the front is a single camera notch and although the bezels aren't razor thin, we didn't mind them as the top and bottom ones are at least symmetrical. The left side has three keys: volume up, volume down, and the dedicated Google Assistant key.
The power key is on the right, SIM/microSD card tray at the top, and the USB-C, loudspeaker, and 3.5mm headphone jack is at the bottom.
The phone certainly feels large and although heavy, its weight is well distributed. It isn't too heavy when you consider all that LG's packed in here: a 5,000 mAh battery, 6.8-inch display, beastly triple camera, Quad DAC headphone jack, and in-display scanner - topped with the latest silicon from Qualcomm, and 5G support.
The V60 is also rated for IP68 water and dust resistance and is MIL-STD810G compliant for military standards of low and high pressure, high and low temperature, temperature shock, solar radiation, rain, humidity, vibrations, and shock resistance. You wouldn't exactly throw the V60 around, but it's sturdier than most.
Overall, we enjoyed handling the V60. Despite it being made of glass, it didn't feel too slippery without a case. The tapered edges and corners make the V60 comfortable to hold. The overall design is not too flashy, but elegant and no nonsense.
Now let's look at the Dual Screen accessory. How is it built, and how practical is it to use?