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LG V30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of LG V30. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price, while opinions are divided on the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG V30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

LG V30 Review

 

#IFA2017 – As we head into the holiday season, most companies will complete their line of products to compete. The LG V30 is the 3rd...

Very light and comfortable ; Excellent display ; Excellent camera experience

Slightly slower camera action

AN EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVE TO ANY 5.5 TO 6.0 PHONES

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

LG V30 review

 

I just want a phone that does everything. Is that too much to ask?

The LG V30 almost has it all: a great camera, speedy processor, huge OLED screen, excellent battery life, waterproofing, wireless charging, microSD storage and the best headphone jack on a phone.

Ergonomic quirks can make the V30 awkward to hold. You may miss some shots due to slow camera autofocus. Carrier-specific versions come with annoying bloatware and logos.

The LG V30 is a rock-solid alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus and the Google Pixel 2 XL. If it fits your hands and your photographic needs, you won't be disappointed.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (wired.com)

Review: LG V30

 

We review the LG V30, an understated phone that can go toe-to-toe with the best Android devices.

Waterproof and has some shock resistance if dropped. The fingerprint sensor on the back is easy to use and quick. With its headphone amp, it might be the best phone for audiophiles. It also holds up quite well, battery wise.

The camera is very good, but can’t compete with the absolute top smartphones. Glass design will require a case, and the rear coating picks up gunk. $800+ is a lot to pay for a phone.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

LG V30 review: Another great LG phone that just isn't great enough

 

The LG V30 tries to break out of its niche with more mainstream appeal, but the results are pretty much the same.

Compact design, great battery life, and top-of-the-line specs. ; Camera app brings excellent features and shooting modes. ; Quad DAC offers superior sound through wired headphones. ; Wireless charging and IP68 water resistance are a nice addition.

Display is inconsistent and duller than other OLEDs. ; UX 6.0+ skin doesn't improve on the Android experience. ; Image quality isn't as good as its peers.

Even without last year's gimmicks, the LG V30 is still basically an Android enthusiast phone, appealing to die-hard fans who need the latest smartphone specs, and want killer audio and assortment of fun features. But its competition has only gotten...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

LG V30 review: LG’s latest flagship needs more polish

 

LG devices often get overshadowed by its bigger rivals, but its new V30 insists you pay attention to it. It's an elegant, well-built device with powerful performance and some of the best audio quality we've ever heard out of a smartphone. It's...

Excellent, water-resistant design ; Strong performance ; Flexible, powerful video features ; It sounds fantastic!

Screen appears gritty at low brightness ; Low-light camera performance could be better ; Middling battery life

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

LG V30 review: Stunning hardware optimized for media creators and audio lovers

 

I've been using a LG V30 for a couple months, check out my first impressions , and last week a T-Mobile retail version arrived while the V30 finally hit store shelves. If you use your phone for video creation and you still enjoy music through a...

Elegant design and superb feel in hand ; Fun and creative video tools ; High quality dual rear cameras ; 3.5 mm headset jack with Quad DAC ; Long battery life ; Future proof on T-Mobile with 600 MHz support

Auto-brightness is wonky ; Price is about $100 too high ; Doesn't launch with Android 8.0 Oreo

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

LG V30 review: groundbreaking phone with a deal-breaking flaw

 

This is the best-sounding smartphone that's ever been made, and it also has LG's finest industrial design to date.

Best headphone audio from a phone ; Ergonomically excellent ; Uncompromising spec sheet includes wireless charging and water resistance ; Impressive speed and battery life

The display is distractingly bad ; Bloatware, bloatware as far as the eye can see ; Camera doesn’t produce the most lifelike images

The V30 arrives half a year after the G6 and, at first blush, appears to rectify everything that ailed LG’s devices of the past. But LG rushed to put an imperfect OLED screen in its flagship phone, preferring to have the highlight spec over the...

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

LG V30 review

 

A strong competitor for 2017's best Android phone.

OLED screen ; Highly creative video mode ; Wide-angle camera ; Superb audio ; Great battery life

Lacking video and photo editing features ; Screen edges very sensitive ; No unlocked version yet

The LG V30 is the best phone LG has made yet, and it can compete with the best from other major manufacturers in 2017. The V30 is an excellent choice if you’re excited about shooting great video, and want a camera that doesn’t just repeat the same old...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

LG V30

 

LG's big-screen V30 lets you roam farther and capture wider images than other smartphones.

Dual cameras, one ultra-wide angle. Gigabit LTE. First phone for T-Mobile's new 600MHz network. Well-placed fingerprint sensor.

Applies too much noise reduction in low-light photos. Battery life isn't great.

LG's V30 is a phone for a wide, wide world. As the first Band 71 phone, it's the one T-Mobile subscribers who aren't thrilled with their current coverage should grab. As a wide-angle camera phone, it's one that anyone with a big family or a wild group...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG V30 review: All screen

 

The V-series of phablets was conceived as a novel take on the phablet with a secondary ticker display. Well, that lasted for two product cycles, and the secondary screen is no more. Instead, the LG V30 is all screen.

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3300
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call Management

Speakerphone:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear camera aperture number:1.6
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Head SAR (EU):0.1

Design

Brand color:Cloud Silver
Color of product:Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass
International Protection (IP) code:IP68

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:2880 x 1440
Display Type:OLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:538
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

FM radio:Y
Speakers:Stereo

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Personalization:Themes, Wallpaper
Quick charge:Y
Video call:Y
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.45
Processor lithography:10
Processor model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1.2 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:2048
RAM capacity:4

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Languages support:Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.287
Height:5.97
Weight:5.57
Width:2.97