LV released the LG V30 on October 5, 2017, as their newest smartphone with a starting US price tag of $809.00. For LG, it could easily be the flagship device that brings in their revenue in 2017. However, is the price worth the value? That may well depend on what you are looking for in a smartphone. Taking the amount of the phone into consideration, LG’s decision to pull back the reigns on the gadgets and gizmos while also integrating a sleeker design has put LG at the forefront as having one of the trendiest smartphones of the year.
- An array of enticing features
- Water resistant
- Sleek, glistening design
- OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio
- Social media friendly
- Gorilla Glass 5 screen
- Screen grainy on low light photography mode
- Android Olea fails to launch
- Average Battery Life
- Non-removable battery
The LG V30 is a giant leap forward for the LG V series. The company seems to have taken the criticism of the previous LG V smartphones and responded in turn with a new version that made up the former models’ shortcomings.
The 6-inch OLED Full Vision display has a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 pixels with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen is made with Gorilla Glass 5 to prevent breaking, and it fits snugly inside the rounded edges of a polished, metal frame. Its sleek, water-resistant design offers an impressive visual performance level while also delivering a dynamic audio system often found lacking in other smartphones. LG’s decision to junk the double screen that other smartphones adopted from the LG V20 were intuitive. The new design has a lighter yet modern feel that makes this smartphone an attractive choice for those who shy away from flashy products. What is most remarkable about the phone is its lightweight. Considering all the techy additions it comes with, it is refreshing to find a phone that is not weighted down and bulky. The LG V30 comes with 64 GB of memory, a slot for a microSD card, and a headphone jack, unlike other recently released flagship models.
The color and sharpness may well be one of the phone’s best assets as well as its most noticeable flaw. With a glass lens and a f/1.6 aperture, the 10-bit HDR Image Sensor captures more than one billion colors that improve detail and definition that promises a cinematic appeal. The LG V30 also has wide angle, point zoom capabilities that enhance at the moment photography and video performance. On low light resolution, however, it projects a bluish light that is most noticeable in photographs and videos.
If all of the added features is not enough to reel you in, LG is giving a Google Daydream View VR headset and bundled Daydream games with each LG V30 purchase. As you immerse yourself in a virtual reality world, it will be sweeter knowing you got it free with your purchase.
Still not convinced? For a limited time, you also get LG’s Second Year Warranty Promise that extends the warranty of your phone an entire year.