5 audio and video features that cement LG V30 as the ultimate media-centric Android

The LG V30 will be stocked at US carrier shelves very soon, but, unlike the V-series phones before it, this year's edition will be released globally, as LG is seemingly very proud of its newest contribution to the flagship smartphone universe. 

Why, you ask? Well, the V30 may be the best thing that has happened to media creators and consumers in the Android camp for a while. If you are wondering why, just check out the unique media-centric features that LG's excellent phablet effort has managed to stuff in the fairly compact for the 6" screen size body. Are you sold on the V30's media prowess now?

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  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    LG UX UI



12. talon95

Posts: 1013; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

When is Samsung going to be added to the Netflix video lists? Why have the best screen if it's not going to be supported.

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

This thing is just an awesome phone. I can’t wait to see the Pixel Xl 2. Come to daddy TRUE ANDROID KING!!

7. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

I've recorded 4K at least 15 minutes many times. Even with S810 inside. Few 2017 flagships have short limits by OEMs' choice.

10. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium can record 4K video over an hour and a half without overheating and stop recording just because it runs out of storage not because of overheating.

13. buccob

Posts: 2982; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yeah... PhoneArena makes it seem like the iPhone has a 2 year advantage on stuff like that... when in reality Sony devices never had a limit to 4K recording and the overheating happened depending on each model, with many reaching over 15 or 20 minutes, and the XZ Premium is simply nuts!... Also iPhones have a terrible history of audio in Video recording, by only being able to record MONO and in low sampling.... whereas other brands had high quality, STEREO recording for years... It's true that Samsung+iPhones represent virtually the whole pie of smartphone users, however there are plenty of options with great features that cater a lot of individuals... and if people actually researched before buying, they would get the device that better suits them... IMO this LG is the best LG to date... and one of the few phones in recent years that actually picked up my interest. It's been a couple of years that every phone feels like "Meh" to me... (bezeless is not everything)... and this one is one of the few gems...

14. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yes even on the infamous Xperia Z3+ with S810 i've done 20+minutes of 4K.

1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I like how iPhonearena makes it sound like it's a great multimedia phone but only for "Android". Don't you all mean great multimedia phone in general? Implying that something other than Android could be better? like iPhone for example; when iPhones has the least amount of multimedia features compared to the likes Samsung, LG, and those Chinese companies.

2. emvxl

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I think you've pretty much said what a lot of folks here have observed here - on this site, iPhones are the best, Android is OK, but...

3. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

ffs, not everything has to be some sort of conspiracy here on phonearena. If you've gotten tired then you can leave. CHRIST!!!!

4. Jacksie66 unregistered

Exactly. Every article comments section on this site descends into a pissing contest between fan boys..

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2578; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

So then what is the most media-centric iOS device? The LG V30? I mean really, you're just nitpicking at this point. The guy is just saying that out of all of the Android options there are out there, this one he finds to be the most media-centric. On the iOS side, there is no choice. So, by default, the iPhone is the best media-centric iOS device.

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1128; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It's quite obvious that their grievance is with the fact that it's being referred to as the "Ultimate Media-Centric Android" when in reality it is the "Ultimate Media-Centric Phone"

8. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Phones are phones. No need to seperate them because every smartphone comes with media features. I guess PA thinks that stirring the pot a little will in turn bring in more clicks and create more buzz. In reality, the place just gets more toxic.

11. Tipus

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

It's all about clicks bro, more clicks more money :) . Phonearena would be long gone without comment section.

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