LG V30 Q&A: Ask us anything!


The Note 8, the Pixel 2/2 XL, and the LG V30 are undoubtedly the hottest Android phones out there, with the latter just hitting the shelves in the US. What makes this one particularly exciting is the large scope of neat multimedia features on board: it has a lot going on to differentiate it from the G6, and is without a doubt the most advanced handset LG has ever had in its portfolio.

Well, just as you might imagine, we have a V30 ond us and are working hard on that review, which makes us a suitable party to answer all of the questions you might have about the handset.

Sо, do your best, shoot your questions and we'll try to answer as many of these as possible.

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V30
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)

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41 Comments

1. ram_qashow

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

How is the overall performance and UI smoothness... ? Compared to the pixel and the Note 8

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

What are the full camera specs? Who made the sensors?

21. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Sensor are both IMX. Not sure if are same of G5. Resolution is 16MP.

23. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yeah that's what I read too. I just want to have confirmations.

3. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

How's LG's low-end Oled compared to Samsung's?

33. Intruvious

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

I got my LG V30 a week ago and I would call it low-end, sammy. Although the brightness doesn't crank upto as much as my Note8, it still gives pretty accurate colors.

36. Intruvious

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

wouldn't*

39. Branson28

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

I work at one of the major U.S carriers and tested out the display with grays and all that and didn't see any unevenness in the color it was well-balanced. I know what a bad OLED screen looks like because I got 3 different Nexus 6P's with uneven lighting and pink/yellow tone issues. Maybe not as bright as Samsung but the colors seem very punchy and whites are pure

4. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Does the P-Oled have any issues? Especially in vr.

22. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

If you google it, you can find a few websites that say the screen is not much better than one used for G Flex 2

32. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

V30's display not much better than the G Flex 2, that's disappointing.

34. Intruvious

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

I got my LG V30 almost a week ago and the first thing I did was to check whether there is a problem in the display or not and sure enough, there wasn't any, perfect greylevel, the color is a bit off at some points bt that not to distracting or considered a problem since it can be fixed through updates. Don't listen to The Verge where biased and completely wrong opinions from people like Vlad are posted, the verge has always been a sammy and a isheep.

40. Branson28

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

I work at one of the major U.S carriers and tested out the display with grays and all that and didn't see any unevenness in the color it was well-balanced. I know what a bad OLED screen looks like because I got 3 different Nexus 6P's with uneven lighting and pink/yellow tone issues. Maybe not as bright as Samsung but the colors seem very punchy and whites are pure

5. Dr.SamX

Posts: 240; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

How is the display brigtness compared to Note 8?

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I've just one question; How is the 'virtual' secondary display compared to the 'physical' one on the V20 considering the fact that the secondary display was its main selling point? Do you think the 'purists' will be left disappointed? Thank you. And of course; G'Day!

7. HO0dini

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

Do you think it's a bad idea for the LG V30 to be around $270 more expensive and exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK after the dissapointing sales of the G6 and G5?

8. alxndr

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

Are there any screen gestures like on oneplus? I mean “v” for camera and so on.

9. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

Can you check before the Oreo update if this phone will support project Treble? Software updates are the weakest point in LG phones.

10. ahmedehab95

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

How do you think the front camera of the V30 compares to the Note 8 or Pixel 2 XL? is it actually much lower than them or is it still acceptable nonetheless?

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Since i'm more focused on video. Do you know the available resolutions in video mode ? And how good is the video compared to other flagships of 2017 ?

24. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

same... they are all limited by the snap dragon 835... there will not be 4k @ 60 fps, the chip will be their limiting factor

12. hesamsb

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

Quad Dac better than V20 ? how much vrms headphone output ?

13. hesamsb

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

Quad Dac better than V20 ?? how much vrms headphone output ?

14. ezMoney

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

how is the battery life? can the screen resolution be scaled down and does this save battery (and yes, by how much). How is the new LG interface? Is the knock unlock feature easy to use (as I now have fingerprint on front and don't look forward to lifting up the phone every time I want to unlock as it lies on my desk). Does it have a retina or face recognition unlock feature too? Does that work? How shock proof is the phone? Thx!!

15. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

What is the angle of the face recognition? Can the phone detect my face when it is on the desc?

16. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Wi-Fi and GPS performance... average, above average, or below average?

17. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

How improved is the receiver as a mic audio capture over phones that don't have it?

18. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

How much if any did LG improve their Steady Record feature over the V20?

19. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Note 8 could be better than V30 in many aspects but Taking the Quad DAC and price out of picture, is there any other aspect in V30 that is better than the Note 8?

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I know your review will cover this, but how accurate are the screen colors? Even in Photo mode, they looked overblown to me.

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