About a month ago, LG took that wraps off of their highly anticipated third generation 'V' series smartphone, the LG V30. I was actually able to play with the device and I have to admit, I was very impressed. The V30 is their most visually stunning smartphone to date and overall, is just an outstanding smartphone. This is what to expect heading into the handset's release:
DISPLAY AND PROCESSOR
The LG V30 has a gorgeous 6-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 and 537 ppi (pixels-per-inch). Weighing in at 158 g, the dimensions are 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm (5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 in). It also has an 18:9 aspect ratio and is HDR 10 compliant. The device itself looks like a wider and better built Samsung Galaxy S8, except it has a better placement for the fingerprint sensor (centered and below the camera). There is also a headphone jack on top of the device.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor (4x2.35GHz Kryo 280 & 4x1.9GHz Kryo 280), with an Adreno 540 GPU, and 4GB of RAM makes the LG V30 a very snappy phone that can handle any task. It will also come preloaded with Android Nougat 7.1.2.
CAMERA AND BATTERY
This is where LG will make its money -- the camera. The LG V30 is the first smartphone to sport a f/1.6 aperture with its main camera, which will allow it to take sensational shots in low light settings. On top of that, its rear dual camera configuration has a 16-megapixel main camera (with that f/1.6 aperture) and a secondary 13-megapixel wide-angle snapper that has a smaller f/1.9 aperture. On the front, a 5-megapixel camera with handle all of your selfie needs.
To keep the V30 powered throughout the day, LG incorporated a 3,300 mAh battery that supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 fast charging. In addition, the handset can also be charged wirelessly and it has a USB Type-C port.
- Amazing Camera
- Gorgeous Screen
- Wireless charging capable
- Expandable memory
- IP68 Water and dust-resistant
- Headphone jack
- Beautiful design, but too Samsung-esque
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
The LG V30 will be available on all US carriers starting on October 5th. It comes with 64GB of internal storage with the ability to expand via microSD. The device will be around $800 full retail and come in 4 colors: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet.