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LG V30+

Specifications

LG V30+
LG V30+ (V Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6 inch 18:9, 2880 x 1440 pixel 537 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, Curved, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 538 ppi, 81.2% screen-to-body ratio, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 2 TB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint sensor, microUSB
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, CDMA, GSM, UMTS, AWS, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 0.74 x 151.6 x 75.4 ( = 0.03 x 5.97 x 2.97 in)
Battery
3300 mAh, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 16 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 360 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix Dual-camera 13MP+16MP, Image sensor 1/3.09", 1.0 μm pixel size, 71˚, Zoom 8x (digital), Adjust shutter speed,
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix 90˚ angle field
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
157.9 g ( = 5.57 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.69% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 84%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG V30+

90% LG V30+ Review
Source: The Techy English
LG has definitely made the best flagship phone that excel in camera department by being capable of capturing RAW videos and DAC support. Of course, it also has its own set of flaws including the average front camera. But, with the aggressive pricing, it is the definitely a great phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% LG V30+ Review: The phone that’s almost there
Source: Tech PP English
And Life is not all Good there. Those with deeper pockets will be tempted by the more expensive competitors which the V30+ does not really beat, while those on a tighter budget will not be able to see it offering significantly more bang for their bucks than the Budget flagship fleet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 70% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
LG V30+ Review: Too Little, Too Late?
Source: Unbox English
The LG V30+ is an excellent device that has a premium build, loads of power, a different take on cameras, and is an audiophile’s dream that merits a look if you’re in the market for a flagship phone. The problem is that the delayed release in the Philippines may hurt it from getting stellar sales given the new devices bound to be released next month at MWC 2018, plus the competition it’s facing with the current crop of top-end devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2018
91% LG V30+ — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
The LG V30+ is a well priced, feature packed handset that will make the majority of users happy. At $1,199 RRP it's a great buy. There's definitely movement on that price if you look around though, so put the effort in and shop around and you'll get a bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 93% mobility: 88% workmanship: 93%
LG V30+ Review
Source: Yugatech English
The LG G6 rebooted LG’s direction to something more concrete and the LG V30+ cemented that focus into something more compelling and truly desirable. It’s got a simple yet beautiful and elegant design, solid performance and nice pair of cameras. It took everything that is good from the LG G6 and made it great.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2018
80% LG V30+
Source: PC Mag English
With tons of storage and powerful music capabilities, the LG V30+ is the ultimate phone for audiophiles, and one of only two phones capable of reaching the fastest speeds on Sprint.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
96% LG V30+ – Solid contender for best flagship of the year (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
LG’s new V30+ is its uber flagship where it gets to show off all it can do. To that end, it ticks all the flagship boxes, and then some making it a solid contender for the best flagship of the year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 100% performance: 100% workmanship: 100%
LG V30+
Source: PC Mag English
The LG V30 is one of our favorite phones, because its wide-angle camera offers a very different perspective on the world than the single or 2x cameras you find on other smartphones. If you're trying to capture a whole stage, a whole performance, or a whole field, the V30 is the high-end smartphone for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/19/2017
80% LG V30+ Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Overall, it's clear that LG has managed to improve by leaps and bounds this year, first with the G6 and now with the V30+. It looks phenomenally good and will appeal to people who love having a lot of features to play around with. Of course, there are still rough edges to be worked on, mostly in terms of the user experience. There's no point in having a beautiful phone with an immersive display if that screen itself is flawed. Similarly, having dozens of camera modes and tool should be secondary to the actual output quality. This is exactly the kind of device that looks dazzling at first glance and has an impressive spec sheet, but really needs some time spent with it to uncover its true nature.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
LG V30+ review: A well-packaged premium smartphone
Source: The Indian Express English
After having reviewed the best phones of this year, LG V30+ seems no slouch. Of course, it has its own hits and misses, but it will appeal to both kinds of customers who are looking for a stylish accessory or just a high-end device, without having a budget of a Note 8 or Google Pixel 2 XL. It’s easily one of the best phones LG has made so far.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2017
80% LG V30+ review: More feature-packed than ever and with a stunning new makeover
Source: Hardware Zone English
The V30+ is a phone for people who want to embrace the future, but aren't ready yet to completely give up the past: it's one of the few phones around with both modern touches like an all-screen design, dual rear cameras and an HDR display, and legacy features like a headphone jack and expandable storage. The V30+ is still a good phone, it's just not a great phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 75% workmanship: 85%
75% LG V30+ review: Lights, camera, action
Source: India Today English
The V30+ is a premium phone with premium specs but at a very attractive price. The design is great, the performance is well-rounded, the rear camera does some unusual things, the quad DAC is a must have if you're an audiophile, the battery life is nothing short of phenomenal: the LG V30+ has it all. Yes, the screen's shabby and LG's sofware is far from ideal, but then, when you consider the whole package: the V30+ makes a lot of sense. Maybe not so much at Rs 50,000 but under Rs 45,000 the V30+ definitely deserves your attention.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
LG V30+ First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Unlike in other countries, LG isn’t launching the non-plus V30 here. The only differences between the two models are that the lower-end version has 64GB of storage and ships without high-quality earphones. Overall, the LG V30+ looks like it could be a solid competitor in the high-end space. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our full review, which will cover the phone’s performance, cameras, battery life, and everything else in much more detail.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2017
75% LG V30+ review: Lights, camera, action
Source: India Today English
The V30+ is a premium phone with premium specs but at a very attractive price. The design is great, the performance is well-rounded, the rear camera does some unusual things, the quad DAC is a must have if you're an audiophile, the battery life is nothing short of phenomenal: the LG V30+ has it all. Yes, the screen's shabby and LG's sofware is far from ideal, but then, when you consider the whole package: the V30+ makes a lot of sense. Maybe not so much at Rs 50,000 but under Rs 45,000 the V30+ definitely deserves your attention.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
77% LG V30 Plus Review
Source: Think Digit English
The LG V30+ is an impressive smartphone, but the LG still needs to work on the execution. The phone has excellent design, but it needs a better camera, better software and more dependable display to convince match up to other flagships. Yet, it's a phone that audiophiles should certainly consider amongst their options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 77%
80% LG V30+ review: Buy this for a wider world view
Source: The Indian Express English
LG V30+ is a decent phone for those who want to buy something different. The overall performance, coupled with the wide angle camera and stunning display make this a phone that will make you stand out it a crowd. Also, the phone holds the promise of good user experience. But given the past experience with LG phones, it might be a good idea to hold on for a while and see if the price comes down a bit, making this a lot more desirable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG V30+ First Impressions: Will it make LG’s ‘Life Good’?
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, the LG V30+ looks a pretty interesting device with some premium design along with some top-notch hardware. As for the competition is concerned, the smartphone will surely face a stiff competition from the likes of Apple iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 and even OnePlus 5T. However, the at this price point the phone does looks like a deal to beat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/13/2017
80% LG V30+ Review: The videographer's smartphone arrives
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The V-series has always been LG’s playground for the more ambitious fare left out of their more-mainstream flagship G-series - and all the better for it. The V30 continues that trend in good form.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG V30+ review: More feature-packed than ever and with a stunning new makeover
Source: Hardware Zone English
The V30+ is a phone for people who want to embrace the future, but aren't ready yet to completely give up the past: it's one of the few phones around with both modern touches like an all-screen design, dual rear cameras and an HDR display, and legacy features like a headphone jack and expandable storage. The V30+ is still a good phone, it's just not a great phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 75% workmanship: 85%
90% LG V30+ review – An all star all rounder
Source: Htxt Africa English
The LG V30+ offers up a compelling alternative to the offerings from heavyweights Apple and Samsung. The camera is very good as is the performance. We do wish the battery was a bit bigger but you can't have it all we suppose.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG V30+
Source: Tech Smart English
Is the LG V30+ a fair bit more than the LG G6 at R15 649? Yes it is, but for good reason. Each element of the device has been fine tuned to deliver a solid overall performance that the G6 just misses the mark on. When you're dropping that much money on a flagship phone, you don't want to have any doubts as to the capabilities of your device, and the V30+ is really without fault.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2017
LG V30+, The best phone for VLoggers?
Source: Tech Girl English
Don’t get me wrong. The LG V30+ is a good device. Again, the sound is out of this world. Actually, I’d put my head on a chopping block and say it is the best audio of any smartphone I’ve used. The battery power is strong and the phone does what it needs to do. But with a price tag of R15 000 it needs to do more. For me, it doesn’t. I really think this phone is better suited to a funky advertising agency exec who wants to watch Netflix on business flights to Nigeria and whip out his stylus to take notes during meetings. That lady – she’d dig this. It would be the perfect phone for her and the price would be justified. Because the V30+ is a phablet and offers everything she needs. But it is being pushed as a creator’s phone and this creator just doesn’t think it stacks up.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2017
LG V30+ Smart Phone taking on Samsung and Apple
Source: Gadgetguy English
Usually vendors are coy about mentioning their competition, but LG is explicitly targeting potential Apple and Samsung purchasers with its new LG V30+ smart phone. Not just any old Apple, but the top of the heap Apple iPhone X. Not just any only Samsung, but the company’s new pride and joy, the Samsung Galaxy Note8.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2017

Foreign Reviews

86% LG V30+ incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 86%
85% Обзор LG V30+: корейский флагман «на все деньги»
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Как LG превратила V30+ в отличную замену флагманам 2018 года одним лишь обновлением до Android Oreo
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent display; fast fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2018
Обзор смартфона LG V30+: флагманская красота, неслыханное благозвучие
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; good display; decent speakers; nice dual cameras; large battery capacity. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2018

Comment

Model:

The LG V30+ is LG’s newest smartphone and the world’s first 600MHz device. Gigabit-class LTE speed on this gorgeous device continues the rise of wireless technology from LG. The main features of the LG V30+ are its top-end hardware and focus on design. This might be the best-looking phone that LG has ever produced. The LG V30+ completely sheds any similarity it might have had with its chunky predecessors. It is an incredibly slick phone, with curved glass on the front and on the back, and a polished metal rim that screams luxury. The construction quality is impeccable, this phone feels every bit as good in the hand as the Samsung Galaxy S8. It is a huge leap for LG, especially considering how old-fashioned the V20 felt. The processor at the heart of the V30+ is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. LG missed out on this hardware when they decided to ship the G6 ahead of its competition, so this actually makes the V30+ LG's first true flagship phone of the year. There are 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Users can add up to 2TB more using a microSD card, though they will have to sacrifice a second SIM due to the phone's hybrid dual-SIM design. Needless to say, with hardware like this, the V30+ was consistently snappy and responsive.

One of the most talked-about features of the LG V30+ is its camera. The smartphone has a dual rear-camera setup, consisting of one 16MP standard angle (f/1.6 aperture) and one 13MP 120-degree wide angle (f/1.9 aperture) lens. The LG V30+'s camera is said to be the world's first camera system to sport an aperture of f/1.6, which basically means that more light can enter the camera lens, ultimately improving low-light photography. The dual camera uses glass lenses in lieu of plastic, and that results in brighter images with less distortion, according to LG.  Of course, 4G and VoLTE are supported. The battery capacity is a generous 3300mAh, and wireless charging, as well as Quick Charge 3.0, are supported. The battery life turned out to be pretty good. Users will be able to use this phone quite heavily, with lots of photography plus some time spent playing games, streaming audio and video, and still make it to the end of a day. The V30+ furthermore boasts a facial unlock feature and a fingerprint sensor for security purposes. The latter was super smooth, but the facial recognition feature had a lag of just a few of seconds. The handset also has a Smart Doctor feature that optimizes the phone by freeing up the RAM, running tests on various sensors to check their health, setting the battery in saver mode. As for the software, the handset runs on Android 7.1.2 with LG's own UI skin on the top. The V30+ is certainly one of the best flagships out there. It is good in every way, but on the other hand, for every feature, you can find another flagship that is better.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 540: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Slighly optimized architecture compared to the Adreno 530 but with higher clock speed due to the new 10 nm process. In the beginning of 2017 one of the fastest graphics cards for Android based smartphones. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
835: High-End SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2017 and manufactured in 10 nm LPE FinFET at Samsung. Integrates 4x Kryo 280 at 2.45 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 280 at 1.9 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X16 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.1579 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


LG:

LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).


82.69%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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