LG V30 64GB Smartphone Evaluation - Features and Specifications

Article Index
LG V30 64GB Smartphone Evaluation
Features and Specifications
General Usage
Camera and Video Testing
Battery Life, Calling and More
Final Thoughts

Features:

The following features and specifications have been pulled from the LG website and posted here for your convenience. This is by no means a complete overview of their features and product information. For a complete list of specifications, please go to their site for all the details.

CINE EFFECT - A Whole New Way to Tell Your Story
Now your videos are cinema-worthy. Choose one of 16 color-grading presets to set the perfect mood before you start filming.

OLED FullVision

  • From the Makers of OLED
    Colors so brilliant, they must be seen to be believed. Self-lighting pixels generate true infinite contrast and create exceptionally uniform perfect blacks.
     
  • See More, Hold Less
    LG V30's OLED FullVision display marks an extraordinary evolution, giving you more space to work with while still fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand. 
     

POINT ZOOM - Control Your Zoom
Unlike typical smartphone cameras, you can now zoom on any area within the frame. With the ability to control zoom speed, your videos will be remarkably smooth and stable - no pinching required.

F/1.6 GLASS CAMERA LENS - Lets in the Most Light
Similar to DSLR cameras, the LG V30's standard camera features a wide f/1.6 aperture and a glass lens which lets in the most light for amazing photos - even in dark.
The addition of a glass lens minimizes the dispersion of light and allows for 4% more light pass through to the image sensor resulting in brighter images with less noise.

10-BIT HDR IMAGE SENSOR - More Vibrant Colors
With the ability to capture two times more colors than most smartphone cameras, the LG V30 preserves your world with better detail and definition.

  • Reduced Dithering - Outstanding separation of color and smooth gradients for capturing perfection in any light.
  • 1.07 Billion Colors - with 211% wider color gamut compared to standard smartphones, your camera allows you to capture the world as you see it.
  • Remarkable Depth - Experience extraordinary shading, so you can enjoy more depth than ever before.

 

DURABILITY - Built for the Unexpected
When the going gets rough, the V30 can keep up - engineered to perform well when pushed to its limits.

  • Water Resistant - The V30 has an IP68 rating, which means you can worry less about water and dirt.
  • Military Tested - It passed 14 differnt military-standard durablity tests (MIL-STD 810G).

Specifications:

Design/Display

  • 6.0" QHD+ OLED Display; 538 ppi
  • FullVision Display – 18:9 Aspect Ratio (2880 x 1440), 81.2% screen-to-body ratio
  • HDR10 Supported – improved picture quality for movies, TV shows, games, and user-generated content with enhanced brightness, color and contrast*
  • Floating Bar – access app shortcuts and call notifications on a moveable/collapsible toolbar
  • Always-On Display – time, date, and notifications always shown on a sleeping screen


Cameras

Dual Rear Cameras

  • 16 MP Standard-Angle Lens f/1.6
    • Field of view: 71 ̊
    • Resolution: up to 4656 x 3492 pixels (default); 1.0 μm pixel size
    • Glass Camera Lens – minimizes light dispersion for superior sharpness and color
    • 10-bit HDR Image Sensor – capture up to 1 billion colors
    • OIS+2.0 and EIS
  • 13 MP Wide-Angle Lens f/1.9
    • Field of view: 120°
    • Image sensor: 1/3.4"
    • Resolution: up to 4160 x 3120 pixels (default); 1.0 μm pixel size
  • LED Flash
  • HDR – controls contrast for photos
  • Laser Detection Auto Focus and Phase Detection Auto Focus
  • Zoom – up to 8x (digital)
  • Manual Mode – adjust shutter speed, ISO, exposure, white balance, and more; save image as RAW (JPEG + DNG)
  • Graphy* – select reference photos that automatically adjust Manual Mode settings
  • Pop-out Picture Mode – use both rear cameras to automatically add frame effects
  • Camera Modes: Food Mode, Panorama, 360 Panorama
  • Film Effect – choose from 8 preset filters
  • Quick Share – access sharing platforms instantly after taking pictures and videos

Front Camera

  • 5 MP Wide-Angle Lens f/2.2
  • Wide-angle field of view: 90 ̊ Toggle to standard angle field of view: 80 ̊
  • Resolution: up to 2560 x 1920 pixels (default)
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Auto Shot – take a selfie with automatic face detection
  • Gesture Shot – take a selfie with a simple hand gesture
  • Gesture Interval Shot – take four selfies in sequence by making a fist twice
  • Gesture View – transitions between camera mode and preview mode automatically
  • Selfie Light – screen illuminates around the photo preview for well-lit selfies
  • Beauty Shot – softens facial features

Video Recording

  • 4K Video Recording at 30 FPS
  • Resolution: up to 3840 x 2160 pixels (1920 x 1080 default)
  • Cine Effect – choose from 16 different color grading presets to add a cinematic look
  • Point Zoom – zoom in on any selected area within the frame for more stability and control
  • Manual Video Mode* – adjust audio focus, manual focus, white balance, frame rates, and more
  • LG-Cine Log - when in Manual Mode, capture 200% wider color gamut & BT.2020 800% dynamic range for enhanced video manipulation in post-production
  • Steady Record 2.0 – record smoother, clearer videos on the move
  • Slow-Motion Video Recording – 1280 x 720 resolution, 240 FPS
  • Time-Lapse Video – record a video that plays back faster than normal
  • Quick Video Editor* - merge up to 50 photos or videos; trim and add title/text, background music, and theme effect overlays
  • Snap Movie* – capture and combine a series of short video clips

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Version 5.0
  • Wi-Fi Direct® – connect directly to devices
  • USB Tethering – share your Internet connection
  • Media Sync – allow nearby devices to access content via DLNA®
  • SmartShare Beam - wirelessly receive multimedia content
  • Screen Sharing (Miracast®) – wirelessly mirror device screen
  • MIDI Device – connect to musical instruments via USB

Power & Performance

  • Platform: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • LG UX 6.0
  • Processor: Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 835 up to 2.45 GHz x 4 +1.9 GHz x 4 Octa-Core MSM8998
  • Battery Capacity: 3,300 mAh Non-Removable
  • Talk Time 3G: up to 22 hours
  • Talk Time 4G: up to 17 hours
  • Standby Time: 440 hours
  • Qualcomm Quick ChargeTM 3.0
  • USB Type-CTM Charging Port
  • Wireless Charging with Compatible Dock2
  • Internal Memory: V30: 64 GB3 ; V30+: 128GB3
  • Supports microSD card up to 2 TB (cards sold separately)
  • RAM: 4 GB
     

On the next page we'll take a look and see if the device performs as they claim during our general usage.