LG V30 Hands-on Review : First Impression

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LG,  known for its innovation and for being a power house in the electronic device market with its wide range of products, has recently introduced the LG V30LG , yet another smartphone to rock the market. The new device LG V30 is a successor to the previous V20.

LG has given the V30 a great new boost and that makes the new phone make a device good enough to compete with some of the best phones in the market right now.  The phone sports a great design integrated with an equally good hardware system. The camera too, has seen a great update. The V30 camera can outplay many of its counterparts. LG has compiled a great device for the highly competitive smartphone market.


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LG has done a tremendous job on the design. The V30 flagship smartphone has a very thin bezel, at the first look, the device looks bezel less. It looks all screen from the front. LG V30 is also a lighter device as compared to the V 20.

Weight-wise, the the phone is super-light, at just 158g. The width of the phone is just 7.3mm. The brushed metal finish looks very luxurious and makes holding the device a pleasure. On the rear side, the V30 has a dual camera setup encircled in the embossed edge. An LED flash accompanies the rear camera setup. The phone also has a finger print sensor similar to the LG G6 device.

It looks like the V30 has inherited all the great design features from the V and G series, which makes it the best android flagship smartphone from LG. The body of this stunning phone is also IP68 certified waterproof which adds an extra safety feature to the phone. Amazed? Wait for the device to hit markets, to amaze you even more with its stunning 6-inch display and metallic finish.


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LG V30 sports a 6 inches tall display inheriting the tall 18:9 aspect ratio of all its predecessors. The screen is further protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. The V30 screen also has 440 x 2880 pixel resolution powered by the LG P-OLED display. OLED stands for organic light emitting diodes, and in Active Matrix OLED technology the display has millions of OLEDs.

The display of LG V30 is a pleasure to the eyes with its vibrant colors and deep blacks. The great thing about the screen is that it supports 10-bit HDR. The phone’s  Active Matrix OLED technology is known for its great display brightness which makes the V30 very comfortable to use in day light. In this model,LG has continued with its ‘always on’ display feature. An excellent display resolution, high aspect ratio, and HDR support make playing with this phone a great visual treat.


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A good camera can make or break a good smartphone. LG has presented a great camera in G6 and in LG V30 it has introduced an upgraded camera setup. The V30 has a dual camera setup in the rear. One is a 16 megapixels main sensor, while the other is a dual camera setups.

The V30 camera has presented a 13-megapixel wide angle sensor. The great thing about the V30 camera is the aperture. The 16-megapixel camera has aperture f/1.6, one of the widest among the smartphones. The other wide angle camera also has the large aperture of f/1.9 which is also fairly large.. The  V30 camera is also capable of capturing HD videos.  The selfie camera is 5 megapixel with an f/2.2 aperture. The camera hardware is integrated with  feature-rich software.

Processor and Memory

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LG  has incorporated the Snapdragon 835 for the first time in this new flagship. The V30 is built on Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 integrated with a 4GB RAM. The V30 runs on an Octa-core processor which has eight Kryo processors. Four of them are clocked at 2.45 GHz and the other four are clocked at 1.9 GHz. Adreno 540 is also incorporated in the SoC. The hardware integration makes it one of the best SoC. Plans are on to test it on different benchmarks once it out.

The LG V30 comes with 64GB internal memory which can be upgraded up to 256GB through a dedicated microSD slot. The  smartphone runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) however LG has promised an Android Oreo update. LG has tweaked the OS for this one by adding plenty of features and animations.


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LG has done a great job to make the V30 a great endeavour. The power system of the phone has also been highly upgraded. The V30 sports a Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery. It supports Quick Charge 3.0 which gives it a supersonic charging speed, and takes only 36 min to charge 50%. The LG V30 also supports wireless charging. The V30 is a Qnovo enable device which extends its battery life over the charging cycle. The actual performance could be tested once the device is out, although the battery looks promising.

Bottom Line

By the preview of the phone, it can be said that LG has done a great job in compiling such a good device. The V30 is good enough to be the next sensation in the smartphone world. A great camera setup makes it easy for the V30 to stand out among its rivals. The SoC integration turns out to be a high-performance compilation. Over all, The LG V30 is a very good phone . It will be interesting to see how it competes with the upcoming Note8 iPhone 8, an equally good device.