Finally, almost after three months of its official launch during the IFA 2017 in Berlin, LG has brought one of its most successful smartphones to India. The Korean mobile vendor has launched LG V30+ android smartphone in India.
So, what’s about LG V30? actually, LG V30+ is the same as LG V30, which been marketed in some international market. What you’re getting, is a bigger storage and dual-SIM variant, there ends the difference.
First to the pricing, the multimedia power-house LG V30+ been priced competitively at Rs 44,990. You will be able to buy the smartphone exclusively via Amazon India [amazon.in/V30+] starting 18th December 2017. As an early bird offer, the company will be offering a free one-time screen replacement and wireless charger.
Design, Display and Performance
You would find the LG V30+ to be having a striking similarity with Google’s Pixel 2 XL, which is also built by LG. Keeping up with the trend, the mobile has FullVision display up in the front. On the back, it got a textured glass finish that protects it from stains and smudges. It also got water and dust resistant, IP68 rating and even passed the US Military Standard Drop Test.
The mobile flaunts a 6-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision 2880 x 1440 display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. LG has incorporated Plastic OLED for higher flexibility with excellent colour accuracy. You also have a curved 3D glass at the edge of the display, giving it an extra level of viewing experience. We would say it’s one of the perfect screens to watch movies or videos.
You may wonder what happened to the secondary display you usually get from the V series. Well, LG has replaced it with a software hack, the “Floating Bar” docking your favourite apps and other tools.
Under the hood, the LG V30+ is powered by 2.45Ghz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. For storing all your media content the mobile comes with 128GB of internal storage option. You can further upgrade the storage up to 2TB with a MicroSD card. The mobile runs Android 7.1.2 out of the box with LG’s UX 6.0 over the top. With the new Android Oreo release, LG is expected to roll out an update by early year.
Dual Camera and Quad DAC Audio
Coming to photography, the LG V30+ sports a dual camera at the back. You get a combination of a 16-megapixel camera with industry-first F1.6 glass lens. It improves dynamic range and takes low-light capabilities to the next level. It also features OIS, EIS, and Hybrid Auto Focus with Laser Detection Auto Focus and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). There is also a second camera with 13-megapixel 120-degree wide-angle lens supporting EIS.
For selfie addicts, the LG V30+ comes with a 5-megapixel 90-degree wide-angle camera that has a f/2.2 aperture lens. The cameras come into life with its LG’s camera app that packs various modes and tricks. For example, the “Cine Video Mode” which has around 15 different Cine Effects to choose from and apply before shooting a video.
Supporting the camera, the LG V30 can record Hi-Fi sound with 2 high-quality mics and a receiver that can capture unmuffled and distortion-free sound. For audiophiles, the mobile comes with 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, powered by ESS technology. This offers crystal clear high-quality sound by minimizing distortion and ambient noise.
The Indian version of LG V30+ has dual SIM option with support for 4G LTE that seamlessly work with every Indian telcos 4G band. You also get 4G VoLTE support for making HD voice and video calls. Other connectivity option includes 3G and 2G network support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, NFC and USB Type-C. For added security, there is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device below the main camera module. In addition, you can secure your phone with Face Recognition and Voice Recognition based biometric security. The mobile is fueled by a 3,300mAh battery, with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging.
At that price of Rs 44,990, LG V30+ is one of the best high-end android smartphones you could buy. It has a great display, powerful hardware, great camera, best video and audio recording capability, superb audio and lots of connectivity option. It would be competing with OnePlus 5T, Pixel 2 and Samsung S8 series. Are you going to purchase the all-rounder LG V30+? Let us know by commenting below.
6.0-inch QHD+ OLED FULLVISION (2880 x 1440), Aspect Ratio 18:9
2.45Ghz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
4GB of RAM
Android 7.1.2 Nougat
128GB internal storage + expandable with microSD card
16MP + 13MP Wide-angle (120-degree), LED flash
5MP wide-angle (90-degree)
4G LTE, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C
3,300mAh battery, QC 3.0, Wireless Charging
Finger Print, Face Recognition, Voice Recognition
|Status||Available. Released 2017, September|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Display||Contrast ratio: 207000 (nominal), 4.022 (sunlight)|
|Type||P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~537 ppi density)|
|Size||6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Weight||158 g (5.57 oz)|
|Dimensions||151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Body Features||- MIL-STD-810G compliant - IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes|
|Cpu||Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|Memory + RAM||128 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30+) or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30)|
|OS||Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)|
|External storage (card slot)||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Primary camera||Dual: 16 MP (f/1.6, 1 Âµm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF) + 13 MP (f/1.9, no AF), phase detection & laser autofocus, LED flash, check quality|
|Secondary camera||5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5", 1.12 Âµm)|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., HDR video, check quality|
|Additional features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Sound quality||- 32-bit/192kHz audio - B&O Play certified - 24-bit/48kHz audio recording - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Audio quality||Noise -93.2dB / Crosstalk -94.2dB|
|Loud speaker||Voice 66dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 84dB|
|3.5mm jack support||Yes|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|Network and Sensors|
|Sim||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|4G Bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps|
|3G Bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum|
|Battery info||Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery|
|Features||- Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0) - Wireless charging - MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265/WMV player - MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMA player - Photo/video editor - Document editor|
|Colors||Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet|