LG V30 Has Arrived

LG's true flagship phone for 2017 has been released, the LG V30. And this smartphone device stands out from the competition, as it is LG's most feature-packed device yet. So let's get into the nitty gritty on what the LG V30 device is all about.

Design

The LG V30 blends in with this year’s other flagship devices. It even takes cues from the LG G6, evolving that design ID, all while steering itself in a few new directions, too.

Starting on the front, LG’s FullVision 18:9 aspect ratio tech is complete with a 6-inch OLED display tuned at 2,880 x 1,440. While the phone isn't bezel-free,  they are very understated, letting the screen stand out. Don't let his gorgeous screen shatter, get a screen protector for your LG V30 here. 

The LG V30 measures in at 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm and weighs 158 grams, making it the same size and weight as the Google Pixel XL. On the back of the phones you'll find yet another glass back, and the phone's fingerprint sensor, which doubly works as its power button, which sits in the middle of the device.

The LG V30's center is aligned with a dual-camera system.

LG has made this flagship device both water and dust proof, and has implemented wireless charging.

Specs

Inside of the V30, you’ll find the Snapdragon 835, which is making its LG debut here, paired with 4GB of RAM. This means zero lag time between switching apps.

Combining the latest tech with a pixel-dense OLED display was the right move here for LG. Not only does it put the V30 in line with the competition, it’s finally primed for the Google Daydream View virtual reality headset.

Camera

The V30's main rear-facing camera is 16MP and boasts an impressive f/1.6 aperture that should put it above the competition when it comes to low-light photography. The device succeeds at  providing a better balance of lighting and contrast for dim shots, like shooting at dusk.

This lens is covered is glass, not plastic, which LG says boosts the transmittance of light and details. The other lens takes care of the wide-angle shots and is improved to 13MP and a f/1.9 aperture, both of which build upon the V20’s lesser 8MP wide-angle lens that had an aperture value of f/2.4. Flipped over on its front, the small 5MP selfie camera.