Time For A New Phone? 6 Reasons You Should Upgrade To An LG Velvet 5G

Via LG

Available colors vary by carrier

It’s an exciting time when you have the opportunity to upgrade your mobile device to something new. You get the chance to pick up something that’s an improvement beyond the version you’ve been carrying around for the past couple years or, for some of us, even longer.

And when you’re in the market for your next device, you want to make sure you make the right decision—that you pick up a phone that’s going to be reliable and fit well with the life you’re living.

The new LG Velvet 5G just might be it.

Here are a few reasons why.

The battery can last as long as you do.

Photo by Dean Machala on Unsplash

Few things result in a bigger buzzkill than when your phone dies on you when you need it. And, to be honest, we pretty much always need it for something. That won’t be much of a problem with the Velvet. It comes with an AI Smart battery that can last all day (1) and then some, and it actually auto-adjusts your device settings to prolong power.

And when you do need to charge it, the Velvet charges fast, and wirelessly, so you and your phone can get back to the action, whatever it might entail.

It’s great for streaming and social media.

LG - Shutterstock

The Velvet will help you keep up with whatever you’re keeping up with, wherever you decide to do it. That can be a series of social media feeds across any and all the platforms you participate in (as a poster, a lurker or both), or the TV show or movie you’re watching during a break from work (or while you’re zoning out during an unnecessary Zoom meeting). The device features a large, edge-to-edge screen designed to deliver the full picture of films, shows and other images and video—making for a better mobile viewing experience than you’ve gotten used to with past phones.

You can take it with you pretty much anywhere.

Photo by Brad Barmore on Unsplash

Don’t let the name Velvet deceive you. This is a mobile that’s built to last through whatever you do whenever you’re doing it, no matter how wild you get. It’s dust (2) and water (3) and shock resistant, so the only thing you’ll have to worry about is communicating with others and capturing special moments during your adventures—not your phone breaking down on you.

The sounds quality is next-level.

Photo by Henry Be on Unsplash

The Velvet has the innovative LG 3D Sound Engine that creates an immersive audio experience you won’t find in other phones. It has an artificial intelligence component that actually recognizes what you’re listening to and then changes your settings so you get the ideal sound.

Essentially, this means voices come through clearer, music sounds richer and movies are even more immersive.

And when you’re playing sound without headphones, the dual speakers help evenly distribute audio.

The cameras are made to capture any moment with quality.

Photo by Thomas AE on Unsplash

The Velvet uses the power of three different cameras to give you the image quality you need for everything from commemorating a wild adventure to perfecting a picture for your online dating profiles—whether it’s an ultra-wide shot, an artistic portrait or anything in between.

Oh, and if you’re shooting video, you can shoot in 4k, which means four times the resolution of HD.

It’s 5G ready.

The Velvet can run on 5G, which means great connectivity, amazing speed and instant uploads and downloads (4). 5G is the network of the future, and the Velvet is ahead of the curve.


1. Actual battery usage time and performance may vary depending on network connectivity and application use.
2. Tested in fresh water under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529. Water resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. Dry before using. Do not charge while wet.
3. Compliant with a military standards test (MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6, Procedure IV “Transit Drop”). Device may not perform as tested in all conditions. Test performed in controlled environment. Do not attempt.
4. 5G coverage, product features, and performance may vary and are subject to network availability and connectivity.