LG is all set to launch the LG V30 in India on 13th December. The Indian iteration goes by the name of LG V30+, but the tech specifications remain intact with the international variant. The device goes well against the premium flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which costs ₹67,000, however, our source has predicted that the LG V30 will be sold in India for less than ₹50,000 price tag, which is a great deal for the smartphone of this kind.
The device has the latest features in all aspects and for the first time, this has been achieved by LG. Let’s dig deep about the LG V30 AKA, the LG V30+.
Design: The premium glass sandwich design is not something new, but this time around it looks refreshing and LG has its own embargo to differentiate this device from the crowd. The metal frame with glass finish just takes it to the next level. An interesting addition to the design aspect is the rear-facing fingerprint scanner, not only this works as an active scanner, but, it also doubles as the power button. If you are all about the looks and aesthetics, then LG V30+ will not disappoint you or will make you feel outdated for the next 12 months.
Display: LG V30+ packs a 6.0-inch POLED touch panel with QHD+ resolution 2880x1440p, which gives around 538 pixels per inch. Not only this, the device does follow the newer 18:9 aspect ratio standards with very narrow bezels on all four corners. This display looks like the one on the Galaxy Note 8 without the edges. This display also offers a wide range of contrast and to complete utilise this feature, the phone does offer HDR 10 capability. So, if you are into multimedia, then this is the get to go flagship smartphone.
What makes LG V30+ special?: The device is IP68 certified against water and dust resistance, the protection does not stop here, in fact, it is MIL-STD-810G certified. In fact, smartphones with glass design will never make in the test and LG V30+ has proven that wrong. For the audiophiles, the smartphone not only have a dedicated 3.5 mm headphone jack, but the jack is driven by a premium Quad-DAC, with the ability to give premium audio experience. Finally, this is the first LG smartphone that is coming to India with Qi-based wireless charging capability.
Processor and RAM: As this is a flagship smartphone, the smartphone gets the best here as well. The smartphone runs on a top of the tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core Mobile Solution with the maximum clock speed of 2.4 GHz. This powerful and efficient processor is partnered with 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot (up to 256 GB). Be it the day to day use or highly demanding tasks, this device gets into it like a breeze.
Connectivity: The phone packs a standard Hybrid SIM slot, which is a 2 in 3 solutions. A user can use a SIM and a micro SD card or two SIM cards depending on the need. Both the slots do offer 4G LTE and VoLte capability with support for dual-channel WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0. You don’t miss out on anything on the LG V30.
Camera: Oh man, this device has the best dual camera setup. The LG V30+ is equipped with a 16 MP main camera with OIS and F/1.6 aperture and 1.4-micron pixel size, the additional wide angle lens offers 13 MP shooter with pretty good F/1.9 aperture. low light photography and video will come out with the details like the one taken on a professional camera. For the selfie camera, the device uses a 5 MP wide-angle shooter and this is the only downside of this device. In terms of video recording capability, the device offers 4K video recording capability with cinematic scenarios on the main camera. For the selfie camera, the resolution is limited 1080p.
Software experience: The device runs on custom LG UXI on top of Android Nougat and the Oreo-based update is already in the beta testing rig. So, by the end of the year, we can expect to see Oreo with similar third-party customization. After the selfie camera, the software is the next thing that one may not appreciate (mainly the stock Android fans).
Battery: Though the LG V30+ doesn’t have a user replaceable battery like the LG V20, we are happy with the 3300 mAh Li-ion sealed the battery. Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 should be able to completely charge the device in less than 100 minutes.
As we said in our previous article that the device will be priced at ₹47,000. There aren’t any official statement to support it. Hope LG launches this device with an aggressive pricing and few introductory offers like the one for the LG G6.