lg v30 hands -on Review


LG’s brief flirtation with OLED provided us the Flex phones, now it’s a long-term dedication. Yet – remarkably – it’s not the screen, which covers 82% of the front of the LG V30, that is the star tourist attraction. Rather, the much-improved dual electronic camera is the major focus of this generation.

The display still catches your eye many thanks to its HDR10 assistance, implying you can delight in HDR content from Netflix, Amazon as well as other resources.

In fact, LG is greatly preferring cinematography features with the V30. It starts simple, with 15 Cine effects, and also ends up deep into sophisticated topics like log curves and also color grading. The phone could be the only tool you need to make use of, starting from shooting, going through modifying and ultimately sharing your developments.

This all hinges on a strong foundation as the major video camera flaunts the brightest aperture on a mobile yet, f/1.6. It is necessary to note that the wide-angle camera has a bigger aperture as well – from f/2.4 on the LG G6 to f/1.9.

Circling back to the display, its tiny companion is gone. Rather, the Floating bar takes control of its features, as well as there’s a lot of space for it on the 18:9 display. The particular screen procedures 6″ huge, which puts it smack in the center of the Galaxy S8 as well as S8+.

LG has not abandoned its audio passions either, you’re still obtaining Quad DAC (region dependent). The Acoustic Overload Factor microphone from the V20 is back, yet LG made more enhancements to ensure the most effective top quality when videotaping in LOUD environments.

LG V30 at a glance:

Need To the LG V30 show effective, it will certainly notify the layout of following year’s G7 and spread its influence to the lower tiers (we already have the Q-series phones, which resemble the two front runner collection). After a sluggish market efficiency by the G5 and also G6, LG’s smart device line might use a shakeup – and that could begin today.

So, no stress, V30, now show us what you’ve got.

Keep in mind: LG gave us a very early pre-production system for this hands-on. We will use a release unit for the complete review.

Last words

LG is just one of the most innovative firms around, yet its experiences “available” have actually been consulted with indifference by the market – adaptable phones with self-healing backs and also modular phones sound trendy and futuristic, however few appeared in stores to buy one.

In such a way the LG V30 is a follower to both of those – the LG G Flex as well as the LG G5, in case you couldn’t presume – however it borrows from them with the major business attitude of the V-series, leaving the gimmicks on the reducing floor. As well as we assume this might be the one!

The firm saved no expense to make the audio aesthetic experience superlative. From the HDR display to the HDR cam, from QuadDACs to AOP mics, the V30 is a multimedia king.

The other attributes are executed just as well. The smooth body of the phone is water-proof, reasonably portable for a 6″ phone and also there are no significant omissions or unnecessary tricks. Yes, several of you will certainly indicate the secured battery, yet that’s simply par for the course – we do not like it either, but no Galaxy, apple iphone, Xperia, Friend or any others have a detachable battery.

You can most likely inform that our first experience with the LG V30 left us thrilled. We’ll do a complete evaluation soon, of course, however it appears that the third time is the appeal for the V-series.

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
  • GPRS: Class 33
  • EDGE: Class 33
  • Launch
  • Announced: 2017, August
  • Status: Available. Released 2017, September
  • Body
  • Dimensions: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)
  • Weight: 158 g (5.57 oz)
  • Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • – IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
    – MIL-STD-810G compliant
  • Display
  • Type: P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~537 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • – Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
    – Always-on display
    – LG UX 6.0+
  • Platform
  • Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
  • Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Adreno 540
  • Memory
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM modelmicroSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
  • Internal: 128 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30+) or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30)
  • Main Camera
  • Dual: 16 MP, f/1.6, 30mm (wide), 1.0m, 3-axis OIS, PDAF & laser AF
    13 MP, f/1.9, 12mm (ultrawide), no AF
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., HDR video
  • Selfie camera
  • Single: 5 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (wide), 1/5″, 1.12m
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • – 32-bit/192kHz audio
    – B&O Play certified
    – 24-bit/48kHz audio recording
    – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Comms
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • Yes
  • Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)
  • Features
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • – Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
    – Wireless charging 10W
    – MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265/WMV player
    – MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMA player
    – Photo/video editor
    – Document editor
  • Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
  • Misc
  • Colors: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet, Raspberry Rose
  • Price: About 420 EUR
  • Tests
  • Performance: Basemark OS II: 2701 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2705Basemark X: 36704
  • Display: Contrast ratio: 207000 (nominal), 4.022 (sunlight)
  • Camera: Photo / Video
  • Loudspeaker: Voice 66dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 84dB
  • Audio quality: Noise -93.2dB / Crosstalk -94.2dB
  • Battery life: Endurance rating 93h
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