LG V30 Hands On and Photo Gallery


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LG today unveiled the most expected V30 smartphone at the IFA event in Berlin. We got to check out the phone at the event. Here is the hands-on and the hardware walk through in the form of photo gallery.

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The V30 has a slightly larger 6-inch display, compared to the 5.7-inch screen on the G6. Even though it has a QHD+ (1440 × 2880 pixels) FullVision display with 18:9 aspect ratio and narrow bezels, LG has switched from LCD to OLED, which looks pretty good. The phone is 8mm shorter and 3mm narrower than its predecessor, thanks to slim bezels.

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It has volume rockers on the left side and has a shiny metal frame. It is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform and has 4GB LPDDR4x RAM. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel camera with 90-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture. Running on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with LG UX 6.0+ on top, it also has voice recognition and face unlocking features. It also has support for Google Daydream VR.

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On the right side there is a SIM and microSD card slot. It comes in 64GB for standard and 128GB V30+ version. The phone has IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance and is  MIL-STD 810G certified.

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On the top there is a secondary microphone along with a 3.5mm audio jack.

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On the bottom there is a speaker grill, USB Type-C port and the primary microphone. You can also see the antenna lines running on the top, bottom and the sides of the phone.

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The main highlight of the phone is its dual rear cameras. It has a 16-megapixel primary rear camera with f/1.6-aperture, 71-degree wide-angle lens, dual-tone LED flash, hybrid focus with Laser auto focus and PDAF,  OIS, EIS and a 13-megapixel secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture, 120-degree wide-angle lens. The phone has 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by ESS Technology’s SABRE ES9218P and comes with sound tuning by B&O PLAY.

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Even though it has a metal frame, it has a glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection just like the front. You can see the B&O branding below the fingerprint sensor and there is a LG branding on the bottom part of the back.

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It has the usual set of connectivity features, including Bluetooth 5, thanks to Snapdragon 835. It has a 3,300mAh built-in battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and also has Wireless charging.

The V30 comes in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet colors and will be available in South Korea first starting from September 21 followed by other countries worldwide. LG has not revealed the price of the phone yet.

Srivatsan contributed to this post

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