At IFA in 2017, LG has just introduced to us the V30 as a new Top-end Smartphone of the group. In terms of features and Design, LG was not able to surprise the Publikkum due to its own part of the announcements, as well as numerous Leaks in the run-up to the presentation, the V30’s but, nevertheless, one of the Highlights of this year’s fair.
With the V30 LG has after a long time, a Smartphone with an OLED Display in the range. Well two and a half years lie between the G Flex 2 (Test) and the new V30. The V30 is equipped with a six-inch POLED Panel on the Basis of plastic instead of glass substrate, the 2.880 × 1.440 pixels. LG pulls out the Display is still significantly more to the edges of the Smartphones as it is in the G6 (Test). The curvature to the edges but is not as intensively as, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S8. From scratches, a cover with Gorilla Glass 5 is intended to protect.
The Design of the V30 is constructed symmetrically, so that the front and back of the same slight rounding of have to high-gloss polished frame, moving the device. The Smartphone is likely to be a bit better in the Hand than the G6. The V30 has the IP68 certification, the G6, and in addition corresponds to the technical military standard MIL-STD-810G. The addition of the impression that the V30 is the Smartphone, the LG instead of the G6 in the spring would have to imagine a little.
Snapdragon 835 and light Dual camera
As in the case of the competition model already since the spring of LG in V30 now offers the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Test) as a System-on-a-Chip. The 10-nm processor from Samsung production LG coupled with 4 gigabytes of memory and a compared to the G6 from 32 to 64 gigabytes of doubled internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card cost-effective.
Due to the almost frameless front of the fingerprint sensor on the V30 sits again on the back. The same about the new Dual camera is positioned based on the advantages of the G6, but the Detail was improved. The 16 MP main camera now offers a particularly fast f/1.6 aperture. Compared to a lens with f/1.8 aperture should, according to LG 25 percent more light to the Sensor. The G6 and its predecessor, V20 are equipped with f/1.8 aperture.
LG announced the new, made of glass instead of plastic-made lens is “Crystal Clear Lens” and promises to have particularly good properties for the Capture of light as well as a better color imaging in comparison to conventional lenses. The camera of the V30 should be, according to LG in all aspects of the V20 superior, “not to mention other Smartphones”. LG follows with this statement far out of the window, because V20 and G6 offer good cameras that are not known but considered for outstanding photos. That LG wants to outdo the V30 now every other Smartphone, is, therefore, more daring Marketing than fact.
In addition to the main camera, the V30 with a 13-MP is equipped with wide-angle lens with f/1.9. Here LG wants to have in the edge areas of the distortions is reduced by one third, in order to better shots for group photos, rooms large indoor and to achieve wide landscape photos. In spite of all these improvements, the camera module, the back should be 30 percent smaller than the V20. LG has also confirmed that the camera with Laser auto focus and optical and electronic image stabilization.
New camera – and Android-features
Specifically for photos, LG has expanded the manual mode of the camera to the tool “Graphy”. About Graphy users from professional can select photos by other photographers and the metadata using information of the images as a Preset for your recording. This includes white balance, shutter speed, aperture and ISO. A menu for the main shooting modes to simplify the access to these functions. From the gallery out to also quickly GIF-animations and Videos to create.
Because the V30 is not equipped like the V20 with a second Display, had to find LG in the operating system to a new location on the Second Screen information presented. The result is a floating, semi-transparent Widget that can be moved freely by the user, or completely hidden came. Then it rests docked at the edge of the screen, which is comparable with the Edge-functions of current Galaxy Smartphones from Samsung.
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When it comes to security LG, in addition to the fingerprint sensor to Unlock by face recognition or voice recognition. To unlock the device over the face, no longer have switched on the Display before, but only shortly before the user will be kept – otherwise so as to the Galaxy S8. When you Unlock using voice commands can select a user your own word combination.
LG uses the V30 on the Sabre ES9218P of ESS Technology. In comparison to the DAC of the V20 LG wants to give the users more options for personal customization of music playback. The Sabre ES9218P provides a series of digital filters that can enable the user in the settings of the smartphone.
Also for the audio recording, the V30 is supposed to be suitable according to LG. By the simultaneous use of the Audio receiver of the smartphone as a microphone (Receiver-as-a-Mic, or RAM) to be particularly loud sounds well-recorded. LG promises a higher dynamic range of “Whisper to a thunder-Storm.”
The V30 will also be supplied with headphones, the Bang-and-Olufsen-brand B&O Play.
Colors, price and availability
LG wants the V30 from the 21. September in South Korea offer, and then other markets, including North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the middle East. At market launch, the four colors, Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet are planned. Price information is not available at the current time, computer base remote will replace them.
Update 10:08 PM
In conversation with LG Germany, the company has informed that the V30 will come at the beginning of November for a recommended retail price of 899 euros in the colors of silver and Blue on the German market.
Update 10:49 PM
The LG V30 in the first quarter of 2018, Android 8.0 Oreo (Test).
|LG V30||LG G6|
|Android 7.1||Android 7.0|
1.440 × 2.880, 537 ppi
POLED, HDR, Gorilla Glass 5
1.440 × 2.880, 565 ppi
IPS, HDR, Gorilla Glass 3
|SoC:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
4 × Kryo 280, 2,45 GHz
4 × Kryo 280, 1,90 GHz
10 nm, 64-Bit
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
2 × Kryo, 2,34 GHz
2 × Kryo, 2,19 GHz
14 nm, 64-Bit
|Speicher:||64 / 128 GB (+microSD)||32 GB (+microSD)|
|Kamera:||16,0 MP, 2160p
LED, f/1,6, AF, OIS
|13,0 MP, 2160p
Dual-LED, f/1,8, AF, OIS
|Sekundär-Kamera:||13,0 MP, f/1,9, AF||13,0 MP, f/2,4, AF|
|Frontkamera:||5,0 MP, 1080p
|GSM:||GPRS + EDGE|
↓42,2 ↑5,76 Mbit/s
↓1.000 ↑150 Mbit/s
↓600 ↑150 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
|Bluetooth:||5.0 LE||4.2 LE|
|Ortung:||A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo|
|Weitere Standards:||USB 3.1 Typ C, NFC||USB 3.0 Typ C, NFC|
|Akku:||3.300 mAh (12,50 Wh)
fest verbaut, kabelloses Laden
|3.300 mAh (12,50 Wh)
|Größe (B×H×T):||75,4 × 151,7 × 7,30 mm||71,9 × 148,9 × 7,90 mm|
|Schutzart:||IP68 + MIL-STD-810G||IP68|
|Gewicht:||158 g||163 g|
|Preis:||899 € / –||ab 420 €|