LG V30 64GB Smartphone Evaluation - Final Thoughts

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

Final Thoughts:

It's been a few years since I've ridden the LG Smartphone wagon and I got to say, it was good to be back. The V30 is everything you need in a smartphone and then exceeds your needs and gives you a truckload of things that you want. Great battery life. Check. Amazing wide-angle camera. Check. Fantastic screen. Check. Excellent audio quality thanks to Quad DACs. Check. Smooth, plain interface that doesn't lag - and the list goes on and on. 

LG got so much right with this device that it's really hard to find a fault in it. I know there are many people that have issues with any device on the market, but this worked flawless for me in every single way. In fact, this was the first time that I'd be happy to trade my Samsung Galaxy S8. Don't get me wrong, I like my S8 a lot, but everything it did, the V30 does just as good - if not better. The screen brightness is on point and the P-OLED enables the always of feature to be useful without drawing a lot of extra power.

Side by Side

 

LG has opted to include a headphone jack and further increases the value by enabling such high-quality audio. Little things - such as waterproofing, quick charging, fingerprint authentication, tactile button feed and more are all smooth and fantastic. I'm sitting here just downright impressed with the V30.

Pros:

  • Fast LTE Performance
  • Great battery life
  • 802.11ac
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Support for 2TB MicroSD cards
  • Bare OS is easy to navigate and is speedy
  • Snapdragon 835 CPU is a good balance of power and energy consumption
  • Wide angle camera is slick
  • 240fps slow-motion
  • HDR10 capable recording
  • P-OLED screen is fantastic

 

Cons:

  • Price

 

With LG going head-to-head against the bigger names from Samsung and LG and against mid-range devices from OnePlus, OPPO, Xiaomi, ZTE and more, they need to step up their game somehow. With all having similar flagship devices, the only way LG is going to beat them is on price. They need to be a cost-effective option to Samsung and LG while maintaining a decent price margin over the other guys. With this device priced right up there with Samsung, most people are going to unfortunately choose the competition, simply because of the name. The LG V30 is up to the task to go head-to-head with any of them.

For me, I'd happily take the V30 over other competitor products as it's proven more than worthy in the weeks I've had it.

I'd like to thank LG for sending us this sample to review. If you have any questions, comments or general feedback, please post it in the forum right here.