See more, hold less: the LG smartphone
LG is muscling into the premium smartphone market with the V30+ - a superbly crafted device. How does it stack up?
Let’s get prices out of the way first. Street prices are: Samsung 9 - $999, Apple iPhone 8 - $1,299 and the LG V30+ - $899.
So, where does the LG V30+ improve on its rivals? For a start, it’s thinner – a mere 7.4mm. The iPhone is 7.7mm and the Samsung is 8.5mm. The 30+ is also lighter, weighing in at 158 grams versus the Samsung at 163g and the iPhone at 195g.
OLED FullVision display provides you with the same OLED screen technology seen on some of the most advanced televisions. Immerse yourself with deeper blacks and more colour vibrancy to bring a stunning cinematic viewing experience for a device that fits in the palm of your hand. The 18:9-display fits into a slim body, with minimal bezels allowing you to see more, hold less.
Thanks to the F1.6 aperture and glass lens that lets in more light than comparable models, it has an advanced dual camera module featuring a 16-megapixel standard angle camera and a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera to help you to easily capture the whole view in a single photo. My road testing found the camera reproduction to be first class.
Security is crucial these days and the V30+ boasts LG’s most diverse array of options to unlock your phone. You can now afford to be fussy, with Face Recognition, Voice Recognition, Fingerprint Sensor and Knock Code all on offer, so that interaction with your phone is entirely customisable.
Like no other phone brand right now, the LG30+ has Audiophile quality sound output. LG has collaborated with sound engineers from world renowned audio brand B&O PLAY to deliver an authentic acoustic experience. Plug in your earphones to play your favourite tune or bring on the latest Netflix series, the V30+ offers high-resolution audio streaming through the 32 bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC.
And it’s strong. The V30+ has a solid build quality, complemented with glossy metallic chassis and Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. The glass is curved from the edges and feels comfortable in your hand. The glass design also enables the wireless charging feature and the phone supports fast wireless charging as well.