Being the successor to the video-focused LG V10 and LG V20, the LG V30 major difference is its design language. From ditching the removable battery
Bigger, better overall design
The LG V30 has a taller 18:9 aspect ratio compared to its little brother the LG G6. However, it has a smaller screen area compared to a 16:9 phone. As a larger phone, it is still manageable when using it with one hand. On top of that, it is also slimmer and lighter even with the metal and glass construction that is used throughout the phone. Despite its larger screen and equal battery capacity, the LG V30 weight slightly lesser than the LG G6.
No matter where you choose to purchase the LG V30, features such as the wireless charging built-in, and high-performance wired audio will remain the same. Every LG V30s come with a standard high-end spec loadout such as Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
Next level speakers
Featuring a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) it basically converts digital audio into an analogue signal. This is so that, it can be easily amplified through a speaker or headphone without succumbing to digital distortion. To simply put it, music will sound more robust and enhanced, just like how the original source would have sounded. Other than that, it will include digital filters with a range of sound presets. These features allows for customisation, while the presets let you select between enhanced, detailed, live, and bass characteristics. LG also catered this phone for the hearing impaired by also allowing users to separately regulate the left and right audio signals.
Upgraded Dual Camera
Being no stranger to the dual cameras, LG had this feature since their release of the G5. Nevertheless, it is still LG’s best dual camera to-date. It features a 16-MP main shooter behind an f/1.6 lens as well as a brighter wide-angle camera and an f/1.9 lens. The biggest improvement is its wide-angle photography where users can snap up photos in the dark with the brighter lens and upgraded post-processing. Aside from photography, the video capabilities are rather impressive too. With the LG Cine Log feature allows videos to be saved in LOG format so that there will be greater flexibility during post-production edits. Thanks to the 10-hit HDR sensor, it helps to maximise information on the file. From dark, gritty thriller to a light romantic comedy, there are several other colour presets to give your footage a specific look, without having to export to a PC.
As the brand moved towards OLED and slimmer phones, LG has removed the secondary ticker display that can be seen on the previous V-series phones. The LG V30 has a floating bar feature which is a draggable arrow icon and tap to conjure up a list of app or settings shortcuts. If the floating bar does not work out for you, simply disable it by dragging it up to the “Remove” icon located at the top of the display.