LG V30 first camera samples and impressions!

The LG V30 is official and we're here to share our first camera samples with the phone with our readers! Keep in mind that we won't be giving final judgement on how capable V30's camera really is in our opinion, since we haven't had the time yet to extensively test it and pit it against the other top players, but we'll be sharing our first impressions from LG's latest flagship!

The LG V30 features a trendy dual-camera setup, combining an f/1.6 16MP primary shooter with an f/2.0 13MP wide-angle camera, and from what we've seen so far, both are capable of taking some pretty good-looking photos. But aside from the technical improvements to the phone's cameras, it also comes with a brand new camera app that's capable of some nifty tricks.

LG's new camera app has a new feature, called Graphy, that lets you apply professional-grade filters over your photos and videos while you're shooting. What Graphy is, is a sort of an album of images by professional photographers from all over the world, and each photo represents a different style for you to choose for your shot. But what's more interesting is that LG is planning to create an entire online database for Graphy styles that users will be able to download and use at their own leisure, which can expand the appeal of the feature a lot. Not to mention if LG decides to actually let users submit their own images of choice to be analyzed and turned into filters by the new app... and then lets users share them between each other!

That would be absolutely awesome, we think, but we'd rather not get too hyped at this point. What's here, functionality-wise, is still cool, and we can't wait to explore it in-depth in an upcoming camera comparison (wink, wink), but for now, let's just take a look at some of our first camera samples from the LG V30:

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  • 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)



1. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

im impress.. the photos are vibrant and looks good

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012


3. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017


4. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Very good dynamic range. Wow

5. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Didn't expected that from LG. At the moment very impressive.

11. KingSam

Posts: 1453; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

At this point the s8 seems less impressive. Ill wait for the reviews. LG might have winner.

6. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

stunning !!!

7. keithlum

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

OMG ! Those photo samples look so freaking detailed and sharp. The clarity just astonishing !

8. SailfishOS

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Those are simply stunning

9. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I thought LG and other reviewers said the wide-angle camera had a f/1.9 aperture .

10. talon95

Posts: 999; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Dynamic range does look good. Let's see if low light holds up as well with the f/1.6 but smaller pixels than S8. It gets 17.5% more light, but the pixels are 49% smaller. So it is unlikely to perform quite as well in the dark unless they implement a lot of software tricks (like the Google Pixel) but Samsung uses most of those as well so they will be hard to beat. But in well lit situations they appear to have a good chance to take the crown. Guess we'll see soon.

12. splus

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

These photos are incredible! If these photos are legit then this is the best camera phone ever!

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