LG V30+ smartphone first impressions

Muriel Hammond
December 15, 2017

The phone will be sold exclusively by Amazon and will be available for purchase from December 18.

LG V30+ is one of the smartphones from the company to offer a "FullVision" display with an OLED panel. We take a closer look at LG's new V30+. It also includes an internal storage of 128GB, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card. The smartphone this time is 8mm shorter and 3mm narrower than its predecessor; LG V30 and thickness is only 7.3mm. In the camera department, the phone offers a dual-camera setup that consists of 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.6 aperture and 13-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture. On the front, the LG V30 sports a 5-megapixel wide-angle (90-degree lens) camera for selfies and video calling. The display is the same QHD+ (2880 x 1440) FullVision display with minimal bezels around it. The body is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. The display of the phone also supports HDR10 and Always-on Display feature and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The camera also has a manual mode with access to settings such as white balance, shutter speed, aperture and ISO. The device is powered by a 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging support too.

The phone has security measures such as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face recognition security along with other features such as PIN and pattern lock measures to unlock the phone. It packs in a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. The V30+ is also the first global smartphone to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology that allows for the streaming of high-resolution audio.

LG V30 Plus display
LG V30+ looks a lot like the Google Pixel 2. Given that both the phones are made by LG it is hard to pick among the two if they are placed together

LG V30+ comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat right out of the box, and LG will soon release the next version update for this device.

It comes with 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C 2.0 connectivity options. It will be available in Aurora Black and Cloud silver colour variants.

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