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LG V30
LG V30+
LG V30 (cropped).jpg
Brand LG Electronics
Manufacturer LG Electronics
Slogan Find Your Frame
Series V series
Model H930 (Europe); H930DS (Hong Kong); H933 (Canada); H931 (АТ&Т); H932 (T-Mobile); VS996 (Verizon); US998 (US Cellular); LS998U (Sprint)[1]
Compatible networks GSM, HSPA, LTE
First released September 21, 2017; 6 months ago (2017-09-21)
Availability by country
Predecessor LG V20
Related LG G6
Type Phablet
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 151.7 mm (5.97 in) H
75.4 mm (2.97 in) W
7.3 mm (0.29 in) D
Weight 158 g (5.6 oz)
Operating system Original: Android 7.1.2 "Nougat"
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz & 4x1.9 GHz) Kryo
GPU Adreno 540
Memory 4 GB RAM
Storage V30: 64 GB
V30+: 128 GB
Removable storage microSD, up to 256 GB
Battery 3,300 mAh, not user-replaceable
Display 6 in (150 mm) 2880×1440 1440p 18:9 aspect ratio (537 ppi) P-OLED
Rear camera Dual 16 MP Sony Exmor IMX351 (f/1.6, OIS, 3-axis, laser & phase detection AF) + 13 MP wide-angle (f/1.9), Video at 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 120fps
Front camera 5 MP (f/2.2), facial recognition
Sound Quad ESS DAC
Website http://www.lg.com/au/smartphones/lg-LGH930DS-v30-smartphone

LG V30 is an Android phablet manufactured by LG Electronics as part of the LG V series. It was unveiled on 31 August 2017, as the successor to the LG V20. It ditches the secondary display introduced by the V10 for a "floating bar" which has nearly the same functions as the second display. It still features quad DACs for improved audio.[2]

History[edit]

The phone was first teased on 3 August 2017 in a press release from LG showing the bottom half of the FullVision display.[3] On 7 August press invitations were sent out featuring the words "Lights. Camera. Action."[4] Video teasers were later released, advertising the phone's display, audio and camera capabilities.[5][6][7]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The V30 has a Gorilla Glass 5 front and rear plate sandwiching an aluminum body.

The LG V30 features a 6.0-inch P-OLED FullVision Display, with an 18:9 aspect ratio, manufactured by LG Display. It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with an Adreno 540 GPU, coupled with 4 GB RAM. The V30 has 64 GB of internal storage, while the V30+ has 128 GB, which is expandable via microSD card.[1] This is also the first LG smartphone to feature an OLED display.

The LG V30 has a dual-lens camera setup, like most smartphones released in 2017, with a 16-megapixel main sensor, with a 71° field of view, and a 13-megapixel wide angle sensor, with a 120° field of view.[2] However, the main camera also features a f/1.6 aperture, the lowest in a smartphone at the time of release,[2] and a 10-bit HDR sensor. The 10-bit HDR image sensor is capable of capturing nearly 1,070,000,000 different colors, which is about 211% more colors[8] than an 8-bit image sensor. The main sensor has optical image stabilization, which corrects motion blur in photos and videos, but there is no OIS on the wide angle lens.

The V30 supports up to 1 Gbps download speed on 4G. The H932 model of the V30, for T-Mobile, is the first smartphone to support 4G's LTE Band 71, with a frequency of 600 MHz.[9][1]

Software[edit]

The V30 ships with Android 7.1.2 "Nougat" with LG's custom skin, LG UX 6.0+.[2] It comes with Android's Always on Display feature.[1]

Reception[edit]

The V30 has received praise for having one of the most mature dual-camera systems available.[10]

LG has also been praised for their commitment to audio quality, retaining the headphone jack even as other premium smartphones have removed it,[11] and including multiple audio sensors for input and a 32-bit Quad-DAC (Digital Analog Converter) for output.[9][12]

The V30's screen quality has been criticized by some for its relative lack of color saturation and flaws, similar to the Google Pixel 2 XL whose display is also made by LG.[13]

The phone has been criticized for the large amount of bloatware LG puts on carrier branded devices.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "LG V30 - Full phone specifications". gsmarena. 4 January 2018. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d Conway, Adam (31 August 2017). "LG V30 Announced at IFA 2017 – Snapdragon 835, 6.0 inch 2:1 QHD Display, 3,300mAh Battery and More!". XDA Developers. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "NEXT MAJOR SMARTPHONE FROM LG TO FEATURE FIRST-EVER OLED FULLVISION DISPLAY". LG Newsroom. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Maring, Joe (8 August 2017). "LG V30: Latest press invite is all about the phone's camera system". 9to5Google. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  5. ^ LG Mobile Global (22 August 2017). "The next V: Full & colorful view". Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  6. ^ LG Mobile Global (24 August 2017). "The next V: Immersive sound". Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  7. ^ LG Mobile Global (27 August 2017). "The next V: Special moments". Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "LG V30 Camera & Video: Cinema Quality w/ the LG V30 Camera". www.lg.com. Retrieved 8 December 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Miller, Matthew (19 October 2017). "LG V30 review: Stunning hardware optimized for media creators and audio lovers". ZDNet. 
  10. ^ a b Savov, Vlad (16 October 2017). "LG V30 review: groundbreaking phone with a deal-breaking flaw". The Verge. 
  11. ^ Wang, Jules (23 October 2017). "Pixel 2 Real Audio Review: Let's talk about dongles". Pocketnow. 
  12. ^ Parker, Max (31 January 2018). "LG V30 review". Trusted Reviews. 
  13. ^ Amadeo, Ron (15 November 2017). "LG V30 review: Good hardware design marred by bad camera, software". Ars Technica. 

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