The Lg V Series has been underrated and often overlooked for a while now. Gone is the gimmicky secondary screen and the LCD display. The LG V30 was announced during IFA in Berlin. The device is powered by Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of Ram. It is available in both 64 and 126 GB models and also features SD card support

The design and body

The Design language is fairly similar to the LG G6, except for some minor changes. The V30 is made of metal with gorilla glass 5 on its front and back. The device is also IP67 rated, meaning it could remain underwater for a meter up to 30 minutes. Unlike the previous V series devices, LG opted out the removable back panel.

As upsetting it can be for some fans, the stunning looks and the water proofing definitely makes up for it.

The display

LG finally have moved away from IPS LCD Technology. Instead, the V30 has a 6-inch P-OLED Display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880. The display is good enough to be compared with its main competitor the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and similarly to the Note 8, the V30 also has an 81.2% screen-to-body ratio, meaning the aspect ratio is 18:9, unlike the conventional 16:9 aspect ratio.

The camera

Just like many other 2017 flagships, the V30 has a dual camera setup. But unlike other devices, instead of a primary and a telephoto lens, LG went with a combination of standard and wide-angle lens.

The primary shooter is a 16mp camera, with f1.6 aperture. Meanwhile, the secondary camera is 13mp with f1.9 aperture.

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The higher aperture means it will be performing much better in low light conditions. Several improvements have also been made, especially to the secondary lens, as it loses the "fish eye" effect it used to have in the previous generations. Even the lens used for the camera has been changed for better light sensitivity.

There have been several new features and functionality added, especially the ability to shoot in "log" format and ability to choose filters for videos. Most of the features are geared towards video enthusiasts, the V30 also retains it signature manual video mode.

The 5mp front camera is mediocre at its best, as most pictures taken becomes very softened and over processed. It can shoot videos upto 2k resolution, even the videos are softened and often grainy especially in low light situations.

Software

The device ships with Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LG UI launcher. A quick update to android 8.0 Oreo can be expected soon. The secondary screen present in the previous generation of "V" devices is now gone and has a become software based floating bar, which can be turned off if not needed.

Battery

The battery is now a non-removable 3600 mah non-removable battery, how long the device holds up is still to be tested out. The phone also supports wireless charging and quick charge 3.0, which is a considerable advantage. The battery can be charged up to 50% in under 35 minutes. Also to mention, LED screen use far less power than LCD screens, the added efficiency of the screen with SnapDragon 835 should help conserve a lot of power.

Price and availability

The device is expected to cost around 750 Dollars, which is more than 200 Dollars less than its main competitor the Note 8. The Mobile is expected to hit all major market by end September.

The perfect phone

In a day and age where the 3.5mm jack is disappearing, LG chooses to use Quad DAC, which amps up the user headphone experience. This goes to show that, LG actually listens to what the consumer wants and needs. The Device is near perfect in all aspects, at an affordable price to very powerful internals and camera. The LG V30 is the most industrial perfect device LG has ever made, and it clearly could be one among the best flagships of 2017.