LG V30 in Raspberry Rose shade; likely to go live on CES 2018

LG is all set to launch a new variant of LG V30 in the upcoming tech event CES 2018. The specifications remain intact with the original model and the only difference is the colour. The LG V30 comes now comes in Raspberry Rose, which is the Rose Gold for LG.

LG V30 is one of the well-packed smartphones that we have seen in 2017. In fact, it has everything that a premium smartphone user wants from a flagship class smartphone. We would like to begin with the premium glass metal glass sandwich design with 2.5D curved glass on the front as well as on the back.

This is also the first LG smartphone to feature 2K QHD+ POLED screen with 18:9 aspect ratio screen. Though we encountered few problems on POLED display on the Google Pixel 2 XL, the display on the LG V30 is one of the best in the industry with respect to accurate colour reproduction and brightness levels. The design is similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with very narrow bezels. If the looks that all you seek from a smartphone, then this is one of the best smartphones in the market without creating a hole in your wallet (priced ₹44,990).

The LG V30 is powered by top of the tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor with 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64 or 128 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot (up to 256 GB). Do note that, one has to compromise with the dual SIM card slot to use the micro SD card as the smartphone packs a hybrid SIM slot.

In terms of connectivity, the smartphone supports 4G LTE with Volte with Gigabit LTE support with up to 1 Gbps download speeds. Other standard connectivity features like NFC, dual channel WiFi, and WiFi Hotspot with Bluetooth 5.0 support.

Coming to the camera capability, theoretically, this smartphone has the best cameras on any smartphone. The 16 MP main shooter with F/1.6 aperture and a 13 MP secondary wide angle shooter with F/1.9 aperture comes with OIS and 4K video recording capability. However, do note that the phone does not offer portrait mode that is seen on the most of the flagship smartphones. When it comes to video recording capability, this smartphone offers pro modes which offer the manual video recording capability with LOG video format,  point to zoom, and cinematic video recording capability.

However, the 5 MP selfie camera with F/2.2 aperture does not do the justice for the smartphone. In fact, this is one of the downsides of the smartphone, which claims to be a video-centric smartphone.

The dedicated 3.5 mm headphone jack with a DAC can drive high-end headphones to offer high fidelity audio output. For the audiophiles, this is the best smartphone available on the market which retains headphone jack. The smartphone runs on a highly customised version of Android Nougat 7.0 and the beta testing for the Oreo has begun, which should roll out in next few weeks.