LG V50 Android 10 Update (LG UX9)
Hey there, Alex here. Now that the V50 has gotten the Android 10update with LG UX9, I thought I would just do a quick video talking about that. Since I already did a review of the phonea short while ago, I’m not going to repeat myself here since not much else has changed. So let’s get started. First of all, it’s not hard to see whereLG has gotten their inspiration from for the UI design.
Personally I don’t really care about that,I just like that it’s a noticeable improvement over what we’ve been getting over the pastyears. There are still some LG apps that looks alittle out of place, but on the whole the software design looks nicer for sure. LG brought over a lot of customisation optionsand features they used to have as well, which are mostly useful, like screen recording,granular controls over how the display looks, and the option to use Google feed insteadof their own services.
The only thing that is strangely still nothere, is the ability to take a long screenshot. In terms of how it is like to use, overall,I think it’s a big step forward for LG. The design looks a lot more modern, and Ithink that the UI actually feels a bit more responsive than it was on Android 9. I’ve only had a bit of time with it so far,but I haven’t noticed any major issues when it comes to battery life too, and it stillseems pretty good.
Just a quick note on the camera, in termsof quality, I didn’t really notice any difference here as well. I was hoping they would add in some sort ofcomputational night mode like other flagship devices, but it’s still the same lame nightview mode which basically just increases the brightness. When it comes to Android 10 itself, the mainfeatures that I like are the new gestures navigation, system-wide dark mode, and thenew permissions management system.
However, as a whole, I still don’t thinkit is as polished as Samsung’s OneUI, not just in terms of design, but also customisationoptions. For example, the suggested apps on the recentapps screen can’t be turned off as far as I can tell. If you have a Korean unit like I do, the roamingclock can’t be turned off. Even though there is the option to use thefingerprint sensor to pull down the notification shade, I would prefer if we can just swipedown anywhere on the home screen. I’m also one of those weirdos that don’tlike fast charging, and unlike OneUI which has the option to turn it off, LG’s UX9doesn’t have that option.
Another thing that is a little annoying, isthat for some apps, there is no option to uninstall, only disable. I know it’s pretty much the same thing,which is why I say it’s just a little annoying. There are more examples I can give, but itwould make the video unnecessarily long, so let’s just move on. Overall, it’s still a very nice improvementover what we used to have, even though there is definitely still room for improvement. With the software experience that I’m gettingnow, I’m enjoying the phone even more.
However, I still maintain that it’s probablynot worth paying full retail price for it unless you’re looking for very specificfeatures like the Quad DAC for example. But, if you can find one at a much cheaperprice, which is not that hard to do these days, it’s definitely worth your consideration. Thanks for watching this video. If you’ve enjoyed it, be sure to leave alike, and subscribe to the channel for more content in the future. Thanks again, and see you guys on the nextone.