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LG V30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of LG V30. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The camera and screen also get good feedback.

performance, screen, camera, design, size

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

LG V30

 

LG V30 review, features, price and specs: With dual-camera, quad-DAC, a wide aperture and a lovely design, can LG finally make a great phone?

Loads of features ; Stunning audio ; The nicest looking LG phone yet

Screen isn't great ; Stuck on Android 7 ; LG's software is still ugly

For the first time in the series, the 3300mAh cell inside the LG V30 isn’t user-replaceable. This will disappoint some – but, realistically, it would be impossible to create such a good-looking device that still let you rip off the back.

2018-01

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...

2017-10

DT Editors' Choice

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...

2017-10

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.

2017-09

Expert review by (engadget.com)

The LG V30 is a surprisingly good choice for cash-strapped YouTubers

 

Want to vlog but don't have the cash for a DSLR? Check out the V30.

2017-09

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

LG V30 review: Still a great phone and a lot cheaper than its followup

 

Still a good buy even in the shadow of the more powerful, but more expensive LG V30S ThinQ.

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.

2018-06

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

LG V30 review

 

We have some issues with its screen, but this is a great-sounding smartphone.

Lovely sound ; Adaptable dual-lens camera ; Premium design ; Skinny screen bezel

HDR video quality not up to snuff ; Camera doesn’t rival the competition

On-the-go listening from a smartphone doesn’t get much better than this, but the V30 doesn’t have the image quality to back up its sound

2017-11

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.

2017-11

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.

2017-11

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...

2017-11

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3300
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable battery:N
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Maximum frame rate:120
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.6
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p / 2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Head SAR (EU):0.1

Design

Brand colour:Cloud Silver
Colour of product:Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass / Glass
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant, Waterproof

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display diagonal:15.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:2880 x 1440
Display Type:OLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:538
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AC3,ADPCM,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,DSD,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,OPUS,PCM,Vorbis,WMA,eAAC+
FM radio:Y
Radio Data System (RDS):Y
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:AVC,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600
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
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Military standard:MIL-STD-810G
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper / Themes, Wallpaper
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
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:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 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
RAM Type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:48

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3
Height :151.7
Weight:158
Width:75.4