When you look at the world of smartphones, which is predominantly dominated by the likes of Apple and Samsung, LG seems to be a very underrated brand. Being a perennial underdog, the brand keeps trying new approaches and comes up with unique mobile phones one after another. LG flagships are handsome looking devices but they do not receive enough hype. There are many features, which might appeal to a niche audience. The V series from the brand is designed in a very path-breaking out-of-the-box fashion and is usually released at the end of the year with a lot of fanfare. It will not be wrong to say that the LG V30+ is an offbeat device, and looks very different than what we have become accustomed to, in terms of flagship phones.
LG V30+ specifications, camera, and other features
One of the major things LG is banking on with is the phone, is exemplary hardware. The main focus is on the design and the looks of this device. It is a fact, that the LG V30+ is one of the best looking mobile devices put out by LG in the recent times. This one is an incredibly slick phone with curved glass on the back as well as the front. It almost looks luxurious all thanks to the polished rims of the device. It feels very good in the hand and catches the light as you turn it. It happens to be a minimalistic device which looks extremely polished. The bezels are narrow at the sides but not so much at the top and bottom.
Coming to some of the major specifications, there is a 6-inch OLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440X2880 pixels. The LG V30+ is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The internal storage is that of 128GB which can be expanded up to 200GB with a help of a memory card. The LG V30+ runs Android 7.1.2 and is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery. Coming to the camera it packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. It is a dual SIM device which accepts two nano-SIMs and connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, Headphones, 3G, and 4G. Talking about the sensors, there is a proximity sensor, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor.
LG is known for making excellent OLED panels, which makes the screen of this device, pretty decent. The Quad-HD resolution ensures pixels are almost impossible to spot. The colors come off right and you can enjoy videos and TV shows on this device; the viewing angles are decent. Talking about the camera, it is packed with features and modes which will be enjoyed by novice shutterbugs. There are frames and collage options to upload pictures on social media. The Cine Video mode is one of the standout features of this device; daytime pictures turn out to be excellent, in fact, the textures and color representation is pretty darn good. However, the camera disappoints in low light. The images turn out to be grainy and slightly artificial. Video recording goes up to 30fps at 4K, and you can switch between cameras in the middle of a shoot.
LG V30+ Performance and Overall Verdict
Going by the processor this phone has, it is very snappy and performs without lags and stutters even with multiple apps open in the background. Gamers will have no trouble playing heavy games. The speaker is loud and camera performance as mentioned above is slightly underwhelming. The accompanying earphones are pretty average and the battery life is decent. When compared to its predecessors, this device has improved leaps and bounds, but it still cannot be compared to the Apples and the Samsungs available at the same price budget. Priced around Rs 44,990, it is up there with a number of other high-end phones and slotted close to the OnePlus 5T, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Nokia 8.
Overall the LG V30+ is a very good looking device. It is a nice device for the price it is being offered at, but there definitely are other alternatives in the market at a similar price bracket, and the competing devices are pretty good. You must try the phone first hand at a store before investing in it and we think you will not be disappointed.
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