The LG V30 promises superior audio, movies, and photos - and no bezels

Posted August 31, 2017

LG has finally unveiled its LG V30 at IFA. The device also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology, which the company claims it can charge the smartphone from 0 to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.

LG V30 has been officially launched during the company's event in Berlin. The phone was awaited for quite a while now and there were many leaks and rumors which gave us a fair idea of the device. 15 presets can be applied to videos captured and the LG V30 supports LG-Cine Log so video files are saved with a greater level of image detail.

Even so, the V30's display is actually 8mm shorter and 3mm narrower than its predecessor. The V30 looks sleeker than the G6 as it features curved glass at its front and rear and a polished metal frame as well.

Even during our brief hands-on time with the handset at IFA, we were able to appreciate the wider capture, with the dual camera sensor capable of capturing nearly panoramic stills. The cameras get Crystal Clear Lens. The V30 has a thickness of 7.33mm and weighs 158grams. It comes with an IP68 rating and is waterproof and dustproof. Dubbed "Full Vision Display", the V30 has a relatively larger 6-inch OLED screen with QHD+ (2880 x 1440) resolution. It bundles Point Zoom feature that allows users to manually focus on any part of a video which makes amateur filmmaking more professional with Cine Video, making it a must pick phone for creators and Youtubers. This is a considerable step up from the LG G6's f/2.4 setup. The memory is expandable via a microSD card slot. Thermal pad and heat pipe present inside the LG V30 kills all the heat created inside it.

It is fueled by a 3,300mAh battery, and runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box. It actually feels wider, but in all honesty, it's only a hair wider than the LG G6, and just a tad bit taller as well. This is the first time on an LG device that we get to see a f/1.6 camera.

The V30 also contains Google Assistant, the artificially intelligent voice-activated helper which also powers the Google Home smart speaker. The standard lens also has optical image stabilization.

A second lens in the dual-camera is a 13MP wide angle lens on the front for selfies, which decreases distortion by two-thirds.

Further, the camera comes with cine video mode along with cine effect and point zoom features.

The face recognition feature uses the front-facing camera to recognise a user's face to unlock the phone. Added to these are facial and voice recognition, the latter of which will allow you to can set a phrase that the device will recognize to wake it up.

LG V30 places a big focus on video recording and audio support. The camera has the potential to be one of the best we've seen on a phone so far, and with the incredible sound output too this is certainly the media fiend's phone. The display offers quad HD+ resolution of 2880x1440p. There's a Plus model that will be available in limited markets, but comes with 128GB storage. Many that are not audiophiles may not have known that their smartphone needed a DAC let alone a Quad DAC but after experiencing the LG V30, you really can't go back. It will be more expensive as well.