It seems that LG has learned to put some priority on Design in their latest phone, the V30. Their previous model, V20, was a practical piece of equipment with lots of utility, but it was a behemoth compared to other phones of its generation.

A focus on design

The V30 will retain most of the V20’s features. For example, a quad DAC for higher end headphones makes sure that the user is in for the best listening experience. There is also the fact that the user has excellent control over certain aspects of video recording, like adjusting the bitrate or white balance.

These features come with a design that is a definitely an improvement over the V20. In a report by The Verge, Chris Welch writes, "Let’s get it out of the way: the V30 looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S8." This means that the V30 loses the bulky design of its predecessor.


"It’s got a 6-inch, 18:9 Quad HD OLED screen with dramatically shrunken bezels, rounded corners, and slight curves to the left and right sides," says Welch. People who used the LG V10 or V20 before may remember that they have secondary screens. Well, all those gimmicks are gone in favor of a single, larger display now.

LG V30 resembles Samsung's flagship phones so much, in fact, that even its "FullVision" display is reminiscent of the Infinity Display on the Galaxy 6. Add to this the strong creation features of the V20, and users are in for a more convenient experience. In the article, it was reported that the dimensions of the LG V30 fit inside a Pixel XL. By comparison, the V20 was larger than the iPhone 7 plus.


More specifications

The decision to return to OLED was a decent one. However, the display still doesn't have quite as much saturation as the S8, and it was reported that the display does not get as bright in the sunlight as in Samsung's. Continuing the comparisons, at least LG V30's screen isn't as curved as the S8's. Welch reports that this is a good thing that reduced glare and reflection on the display.

One important difference from the V20 is that with V30, users cannot hot-swap batteries. It's sad to see this feature go, as it is convenient to have multiple batteries around to swap whenever one gets drained. But perhaps it's the price of better design.

The LG V30 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box.


It has a 16MP camera and a 5MP "Selfie" front cam.

With these improvements, it's easy to be confident in saying that the LG V30 is the company's best model yet.