LG, the South Korean tech leader, have unveiled their latest flagship device LG V30 at IFA 2017 in direct competition with other flagship devices already launched or to be launched soon, especially the Samsung Galaxy S8. LG claims the V30 to be incomparable when look into the features inside.
As the rumours suggested, the LG V30 is the most capable phone in terms of performance due to the company’s own latest chip Snapdragon 835 (a first for LG) along with 4GB of RAM. It comes with a 6-inch OLED display that fits into a surprisingly thin and light as well as waterproof chassis meeting military standards for durability. All of these little implementations make for a very well-rounded smartphone.
Judging on its looks, the V30 is definitely a chip off the old LG G6 block. You’ll find its Full Vision Display that pushes the bezels out to a minimum and widens the screen to make more room for your viewing pleasure. Around the phone, you’ll find a USB-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack to supply Hi-Fi sound through and a fingerprint scanner in the same place as you’ll find it on the G6. The back is covered by Gorilla Glass 5 (the cameras are protected by Gorilla Glass 4) with a fingerprint sensor placed at the familiar spot on the back.
The display associated with the LG V30 is a 6 inch P-OLED panel with Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440) resolution. As the display is HDR 10 compliant so you can view some of the HDR content available on Netflix or YouTube. However, LG has removed the secondary display and replaced it with a floating bar with several customizable shortcuts. The V30 is IP 68 water and dust resistant and is MIL-STD-810 certified for shock, extreme temperature and drop resistance.
The V30 runs on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat at the moment however it will be upgraded to Android 8 Oreo at a later date. For those who are always interested for multiple SIM support, LG has made separate single and dual SIM variants, so you have an option to go for single or dual SIM one. The LG V30 has a Snapdragon 835 powering its internals with 4 GB RAM and 64/128 GB of internal storage that is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot.
On the camera front, LG V30 comes with the best camera features of the year, as LG claims. It comes with a dual 16 MP (f/1.6 with 3-axis OIS with laser & phase detection autofocus) and 13 MP (no autofocus) sensors. The latter is a wide-angle sensor, same as the one on G6. Up front you have a regular 5 MP shooter on the V30.
Battery might be a bit too small with a 3,300 mAh unit with Quick Charge 3.0 wireless charging support. (Wireless charging may be limited to select markets only)
Price and Availability
Although LG V30 has been officially launched, yet we’re still waiting for details about its price tag. At this time, the news surrounded in tech blogs claim that the flagship will be available for pre-order in the US starting from September 17 and in the second phase, the V30 will make its way to the Europe on September 28. Other parts of the world will have to wait a bit more.
|OS||Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LG UX|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.45 Ghz + Quad-core 1.9 Ghz Kryo|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Display||6-inch P-OLED with Quad HD+ (1440 x 2880) resolution (537 PPI)|
Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Design Features||MIL-STD-810 certification|
IP 68 Water and Dust Resistance
|Internal Storage||64/128 GB|
|Card Slot||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi ac, NFC, IR Blaster, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE|
|Primary Camera||Dual 16 MP (f/1.6, OIS, 3-axis, laser & phase detection autofocus) + 13 MP (f/1.9, no AF), LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Battery||3300 mAh; QuickCharge 3.0, wireless charging support|
|Colours||Silver, Titan, Pink|