As we enter the 3rd-generation V-series from LG, the South Korean company appears to have found its sweet spot w/ the V30. It looks stylish, its still has class-leading audio abilities, and adds standout video features. But before we dive in, let me say this now: this is LG’s best smartphone thus far.
Despite dumping its removable battery, there is a lot to love here. There is also a few things that we didn’t really care for present here as well. Now back to what you came for. Let’s talk about all of the things we loved & didn’t care for on it. We’ve been rocking w/ a pre-production model for a little over a month and ready to talk V30.
- 6-inch QHD OLED FullVision display w/ 2880 x 1440 resolution + 538ppi
- Snapdragon 835 CPU
- 4GB of RAM + 64GB w/ expandable microSD
- f/1.6 16MP main + f/1.9 13MP 120-degree wide-angle rear camera
- f/2.2 5MP 90-degree wide angle front-facing camera
- 3300mAh battery w/ wireless charging
- IP68 water/dust resistant
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Quad DAC for Hi-Fi audio + Hi-Fi streaming
- Android 7.1.2
What I Loved About It:
What I Didn’t Care For:
TG 2 Cents
The LG V30 is the closest thing to a daily driver for Android for me. If the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL never existed anyways. This covers most of the bases for me. You got an insanely-good OLED display (again pre-production model), a good camera, stellar video features, an ideal place for the fingerprint scanner on an Android, headphone jack present, and in the upper echelon of battery life.
This is a superior offering from LG. This is after coming from the G6 & V20 as well as the rest of the big Android competition out in the market. Might be the sleeper phone of the year. Hopefully, the sales can align w/ that.