LG V30 Plus 

price₹ 36,499 onwards

launchDec, 2017

76.5

excellence score

70.2

value for money score

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Design

  • Beautiful, streamlined, flagship-grade aluminium and glass design
  • Full IPX8 waterproofing
  • In the daytime, the LG's second wide-angle camera is a special treat, letting you capture more of your surroundings in every frame - you just can't get these types of wide-angle photos with any other phone camera

Display

  • Beautiful large, edge-to-edge OLED screen - with vibrant colors and deep blacks - pretty close in quality to Samsung's top-notch Super AMOLEDs

Software

  • LG's Android UI looks decent and works well, although it's not really the best - that position is taken by the likes of OnePlus, and Samsung

Performance

  • Speedy, top-end processor - delivers top-drawer performance similar to other Snapdragon 835 phones

Camera

  • Very good dual rear cameras - capable of taking some excellent photos - they're crisp, full of life, and comparable to the excellent Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • LG also offers a dizzying array of additional camera modes which you will found genuinely useful - this includes an excellent manual mode
  • Video recording is excellent too, with powerful video features - 4K and 1080p/30fps videos out of the primary camera are top-notch
  • Decent front-facing camera too, particularly its wide-angle mode
  • The front facing camera, and overall low-light photography (of both front and rear cameras), while decent, aren’t industry-leading

Audio

  • The best headphone jack on a phone period - LG V30's "quad-DAC" (digital-to-analog converter) isn't just a marketing gimmick - it actually works - when you plug in good quality headphones into this phone's 3.5mm jack, your music lights up, growing richer, fuller and warmer - a treat for audiophiles - this is the best smartphone for audio today
  • The loudspeaker is pretty good too

Battery

  • Excellent battery life - will comfortably last the day even with heavy use - similar in overall life to the excellent Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Supports quick charging - promises 50 percent charge in 30 minutes
  • Wireless charging works fine - but it's not particularly fast. The V30 only supports standard 5-watt Qi charging and a newer 8-watt standard - not the 15-watt Fast Charge variant supported by Samsung and some competitors

More

  • Impressively light for what it has inside
  • On the whole, the phone is a content creator's dream, with particular focus on videographers (who can shoot pro-style Log format video) and audiophiles
  • On the whole, the LG V30 is a fantastic phone that nearly does it all - and a rock-solid alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus and the Google Pixel 2 XL - it is one of LG’s best in recent memory and as a result, it’s also one of 2017’s best smartphones

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  1. The V30 has turned out so remarkably well... it's got the most important boxes checked and we can see people running to the stores
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  2. The LG V30 is a rock-solid alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus and the Google Pixel 2 XL....If it fits your hands and your photographic needs, you won't be disappointed.
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. LG has cooked up one of its most impressive smartphones ever
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. You won’t regret buying it
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LG V30 Plus Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2880 pixels (~ 537 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • P-OLED
  • Dolby Vision
  • HDR10 Compliant
  • Always-on Display
  • FullVision Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • RGB Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.45 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #6 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 540
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight158 gm
Thickness7.4 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (16MP + 13MP)
  • 16 MP: F/1.6 Aperture; 71-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • 13 MP: F/1.9 Aperture; 120-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • Laser Autofocus
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Stereo Sound Rec.
  • HDR Video
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Wireless Charging
  • Military Certified
  • Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by B&O Play
  • USB Type-C
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct

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