LG V30 officially launches in the US in early October, will be expensive

AT&T and T-Mobile today announced that they're bringing the LG V30 to the US starting October 5. More precisely, AT&T will let you buy the new smartphone exactly on that day, while T-Mobile is only going to accept pre-orders then, planning to release the device on October 13.


AT&T will offer the LG V30 for $27 per month for 30 months (on AT&T Next), or $810 outright. For a limited time, customers who have eligible DIRECTV service can get two V30 phones for the price of one, as long as both are bought on AT&T Next, and a new line is added. Moreover, if you purchase the V30 before November 13 from AT&T, you'll receive a free Google Daydream View VR headset, plus a Top VR Content Bundle (we're not sure exactly what this includes).


T-Mobile will sell the LG V30 for $80 down and

$30 per month for 24 months on its Equipment Installment Plan, or $800 outright. Unfortunately, the un-carrier does not mention the free Google Daydream headset promotion.    


Verizon and Sprint haven't shared details on when they intend to release the LG V30. In any case, as we learned last week, both carriers will likely start selling the smartphone in October (and we assume prices will also be around $800).

At ~$800, the V30 is certainly among LG's most expensive smartphones to date, and yet it's still cheaper than some competing devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ($900+), or Apple's upcoming iPhone X ($999).


While waiting for the new LG flagship handset to hit shelves, you may want to learn more about it by checking out our LG V30 preview.  

Update: LG says the V30 will be available to pre-order at Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular "within the next two weeks." As expected, the handset will come with 1 extra year of warranty for free, regardless of carrier, though you'll have to register your device after purchase - check out the third source link below for details. LG also mentions the V30+, which will offer 128 GB of storage space (instead of the 64 GB found inside the regular V30). However, the LG V30+ may be a Sprint-exclusive model.


sources: AT&T, T-Mobile, LG

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1. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

I think I'll just wait until February March when the S9 will be announced and take advantage of the price drop. I'm satisfied with the G6 for now.

7. fyah_king unregistered

Good idea, cause it should be $500 by then. I'll get one now if they have bogo. It'll be $400 a piece and that's how I like it.

27. rocker91

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

why you want to buy v30 when you already have g6. id wait for v40 if i where you

32. fyah_king unregistered

For the bigger oled screen and dac.

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2386; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It should be noted that almost every carrier offers devices for more than their MSRP or unlocked from a manufacturer. I would guess that this translates into a $749.99 price tag unlocked from LG. EDIT: Just for comparison, the Note 8 is $950 on AT&T but $930 straight from Samsung.

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

Ignore my comment. I think I originally misunderstood yours.

35. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

This happens with Samsung every year, but is it true for LG as well?

39. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Tmo usually keeps the msrp price, Note 8 is $930 right now, no price drop just a bogo deal.

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

This right here is why LG cant capitalize on their improving devices. How stupid are you to launch a device before the Note8 then wait for it to fully launch in the largest markets, before announcing a pre-order timeline? It's like they WANT to remain 2nd place to Samsung

19. evolution

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

it's not an honest world. maybe samsung pay them enough to do so, maybe there's a group of companies that pay lg to do these sorts of things. maybe it's a bigger picture action for 5 years from now. last maybe is lorde for example. she recorded and practiced songs for 5 years, released first song 5 years later and went world viral and now she's worth millions and hangs out with taylor swift when they dress and look like complete opposites lol... corrupt world - this is 50/50. but companies will give corporate companies free phones JUST to sign up with them because they have 10-20 lines with a competitor, that little 800USD phone is NOTHING to the business team and 10-20 lines. now you might think that's normal. but what if I worked in retail eg LV and I didn't get these phones but I bought it out of my own pocket and told clients if you buy x amount of LV merchandise I'll give you a 800USD phone. well that's stupid to take it out of your pocket? no because your bonus pays you over that 800USD and even it goes 800 or below you're building a huge reputation and those clients will ONLY buy from you because they get a side phone, ipad, latest android who cares. they're actually probably very intelligent. you call them stupid, yet samsung release note 8 LONG AFTER everyone complained about where the fingerprint sensor was. I went from note 1,2,3,4 to s7, lg v20 to s8+ and boy am I rattled where they put it. then note 8 comes out 5-6 months later in same place but EVEN worse because the phones bigger? samsung remove sdcard slots, samsung put a tiny ass battery in a big ass phone. you say 2nd place, but imo today they're 1st place to me, fk the worlds ranking system, mine matters to me

31. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015


23. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Everyone is claiming first but none second so why bother fight for being #1 when you can sit pretty in #2. You're still on top.

40. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

V30 over Note 8 any day. Could be any number of supply issues for parts that is the cause behind the late launch. Consider this, LG released the G6 before the S8 and that was because they would have had to wait a long time to get the SD835 because samsung was allowed to purchase first given the fact that they made the chips, anyway since LG went with SD821 instead of the SD835 they were able to go to market first with the G6. I assume a supply issue is to blame for the late launch of the V30 as it would have been for the G6 had LG gone with SD835. It's the same scenario really, samsung is allowed to buy first, orders way more than LG ever would and leaves them with not enough chips to launch the V30 close to the Note 8, they ensure LG would have to wait in order to have enough devices for a proper launch.

4. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Hmmm. V30 or Note 8

15. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

The Note 8 is in another category, if you think Note 8 there's no other phone with a stylus. V30 vs S8+ or iPhone 8+ or Mate 10 is a real scenario.

18. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Personally, I'm torn between the two. I prefer the form factor of the V30 (the Note 8 is too tall of a device for me) but I still find the stylus useful on the Note 8. This might help... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvMBCkNBg3g

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This being LG, I'm expecting the price to drop by early 2018. I like everything about the hardware, I could probably get used to the software, but $800 is steep. I'll wait.

6. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It's price will drop in 3 months(like 200-300 dollar) so..

24. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Holidays are just around the corner. I can wait for V30.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Any news when will it get released outside the US?

9. kouakuma

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Only Silver for T-Mobile :(

11. accord16

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 28, 2017


13. kouakuma

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

t-mobile.com/devices/lg-v30 There is a section at the end and says "The new 64GB LG V30 will be available in Silver at T-Mobile". Not sure if in the future they will bring other colors.

12. accord16

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

how do you know only silver will be offering?

17. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Yup, it is available only in silver. Great that they finally are advertizing the phone, but it is silly to offer it in only one color.

10. accord16

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 28, 2017


14. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Honestly it depends on what ecosystem you're currently in. Both are great devices, but if you have more Apple products, then stick with Apple. If you have more Android products, then stick with Android.

29. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Size is a bit different, too, with the X being a bit more hand/pocket friendly. And am I the only one asking "do you need a headphone jack or not"? That would sway my choice.

36. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

There's also a $200 price difference.

16. ZPM101

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

Finally! I'll be first in line.

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