LG V60 ThinQ 5G
LG V60 ThinQ 5G

With the release of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G, I’m currently taking a deep look at an AT&T model. This is the same device that is available from your local AT&T store and the same device that will only work on AT&T’s network. The purpose of this post is to show you just how much stuff comes preinstalled on some of these carrier locked devices, specifically the AT&T version of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G.

Note however that disabling some of these apps could cause certain features on the phone to stop functioning correctly.

Here’s a huge list of what I found:

Array of AT&T branded apps

  • Mobile Security
  • AT&T Smart Wi-Fi
  • Device Help
  • Setup & Transfer
  • Secure Family
  • AT&T Thanks
  • AT&T TV
  • myAT&T
  • Call Protect
  • AT&T ProTech

Other 3rd Party Apps

  • DC Universe
  • The CW
  • CNN
  • NBA
  • Great Big Story
  • GOT Conquest
  • Bleacher Report
  • Booking.com
  • Facebook
  • Amazon Shopping
  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Candy Crush Soda
  • eBay
  • Walmart Grocery
  • Home Advisor
  • House of Fun
  • Pandora
  • SmartNews
  • Walmart
  • Wish
  • Yelp

I’ve forgotten just how much junk gets installed on these carrier branded phones. I’ve been on unlocked phones for the past 3 years or so in which those devices don’t come with a lot of 3rd party stuff installed. With unlocked devices, you can also uninstall most of you don’t want. Remember, this is for the AT&T version. I’m not sure what comes on the T-Mobile or Verizon versions of this phone so take note.

Pretty much all of these apps are going to be straight disabled or uninstalled if they can be. It’s not very hard to do. It’s just a pain in the butt if you ever need to factory reset you device and then all these apps come back prompting you to have to disable and uninstall them again. If you’re not a fan of extra apps, you might want to consider buying unlocked phones instead.

This however doesn’t deter me from the fact that the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is so far a very good phone, despite these extra apps.

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