5 Best Offline GPS Apps For LG V40 ThinQ

Planning on taking a vacation or maybe a road trip across the country? No longer do we really use paper or plastic fold-out maps for these things. Now, we are actually using our smartphones for navigation purposes. They have the most up to date and accurate mapping data, which makes them really useful. However, the downside is that we tend to get lost when our smartphone — such as the LG V40 ThinQ — runs into an area where there’s weak or no signal at all. Suddenly, the directions on your mapping program of choice just aren’t working as intended. That’s why it’s so important the navigation apps you use today have some sort of offline GPS functionality.

If you found out that your app of choice doesn’t, then it might be time to look for one of the best offline GPS apps for LG V40 ThinQ. Follow along below, and we’ll show you our top picks.

Offline Maps and Navigation

Offline Maps and Navigation comes as first up on our list because it has the most versatility as far as offline map navigation goes. With Offline Maps and Navigation, you can download entire maps with turn-by-turn directions. Some apps will only let you download a small section of an app, but Offline Maps and Navigation allows you to download entire maps, making it perfect for your road trip across the USA.

One of the unique things about this offline GPS app is that it isn’t built just for the United States — Offline Maps and Navigation actually has plenty of navigation and turn-by-turn data on hundreds of countries across the world.

Google Maps

Google Maps comes in as second on our list. If you were surprised to find out that it has offline GPS functionality, well, it’s only something that the company recently brought to the app. It’s offline GPS functionality is still pretty limited, though. Google Maps will actually only allow you to download small sections — you cannot download entire maps with this app. Suffice to say, in order to make Google Maps useful for offline use, you need to plan your trip ahead of time, and then download the areas or sections that you plan to be traveling through.

As you can see, it isn’t necessarily optimal for long distance travel, but it will help you out with that vacation up north. When you do have access to Internet, you’ll be able to take advantage of features like speed information, route planning, landmark suggestions, traffic density, fastest routes, and more.

Download it now: Google Play

MapFactor GPS Navigation

Coming in as third on our list is MapFactor GPS Navigation. This is one of the more popular offline GPS apps on the Google Play Store, boasting of well over 30 million installs. With MapFactor GPS Navigation, you can easily download routes and sections for offline turn by turn navigation. It’s like Google Maps in that you have to plan your route ahead of time, as you can only download small sections; however, all of the mapping data is up to date and completely accurate. MapFactor actually has GPS data on more than just the United States — there’s actually well over 200 countries that there’s data on.

Download it now: Google Play


Nokia phones for years had Nokia’s own GPS navigation software inside. Called HERE WeGo, it was a decent way to find your way to your destination. However, since Nokia phones have essentially gone the way of the dinosaur, Here WeGO is now much more widely available on the Google Play Store. It actually works extremely well with the LG V40 ThinQ. Here WeGO allows you to download entire maps for offline use, making it one of the more optimal solutions for long distance travel.

Download it now: Google Play

GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic

Coming in as our last contender, GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic is probably your best option as far as offline GPS navigation goes. You can download entire maps for offline GPS navigation, not just sections or small areas you’re travelling in. That means if you lose your data signal, or the signal is too weak for turn by turn navigation, you’ll be able to find your way back home or to your destination easily. When your LG V40 ThinQ can get a signal again, you’ll be able to access a lot of neat features like like lane assistance, get real-time traffic information, local municipal warnings, and so much more.

Download it now: Google Play


If you’re looking for an excellent offline GPS app for the LG V40 ThinQ, then you’ll definitely want to try out Offline Maps and Navigation first. This one allows you to download entire maps, which means you don’t have to necessarily plan your trip ahead of time. However, all of these apps are worth giving a download to see which one you like the most.

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Brad Coleta

Brad Coleta is a passionate reporter for The Droid Guy, covering all aspects of mobile, gaming, software, apps, and services. He graduated from the University of Rochester in New York with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. When he's not reporting, he's a huge fan of the New York Giants and Yankees. But what might surprise you is that he also enjoys reading Manga during his down time. Brad is a dedicated reporter, always looking to tell the stories of the tech world. Contact me at Email or LinkedIn

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