LG V30 receives upgraded UX allowing for more customization options

With the LG V30 due to be introduced on August 31st (that is the day before IFA 2017 opens in Berlin), LG has upgraded the UX on the phone to version 6.0+. The update optimizes the UX so that it will offer more personalization with the 18:9 FullVision OLED display. As we've pointed out, the LG V30 is a multimedia beast and with the phone set on Manual Mode, Graphy can be employed. With this feature, users of the LG V30 will have access to a number of professional quality tools for photography.

Images of the LG V30 leaked earlier this month

Images of the LG V30 leaked earlier this month

With settings like white balance, shutter speed, aperture and ISO at the fingertips of the phone's owner, photographs can be customized. GIFs can be quickly and easily created in the Gallery menu and a Create Movie settings allows a film to be created out of thin air using photographs.

The UX update adds new security features such as Face Recognition. Even with the display off, the LG V30's front-facing camera can instantly unlock the handset. The phone can also be unlocked using Voice Recognition with the owner reciting a series of self-generated keywords. And a Floating Bar on the LG V30 now takes the place of the secondary ticker screen. The Floating Bar display offers access to frequently used functions. When not used, it can be dragged off the FullVision display. Lastly, the Always-on display now shows more than just the time. Other features you'll see include Quick Tools, and a Music Player or personal photograph.

Check in often for the latest on the LG V30 as we head to the phone's official unveiling at the end of this month.

source: LG

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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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15 Comments

1. Jishnusur

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Do they mean something like lux? That would be great!

2. foreverNOOB

Posts: 146; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Hope that it won't have market specific things, again.

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1455; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Stock Android will always be KING!! F@ck Samsung horrible UI, nothing but gimmicks. NEXUS 6p FTW!!

4. fyah_king unregistered

My next phone!

5. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

An (assumed) repositonal floating bar should be better and easier to reach than the second screen.

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Anything but that limited, boring and privacy-invasive stock android for me. Stock android is such a joke, it just keeps surprising me how much it lacks or is just getting that my OnePlus had since 2014. Reminds me a lot of stock iOS, just unacceptable for long-term use. Refined and feature-packed UIs all the way. Can't wait for my Note 8 with all its extremely handy features.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And the Note 8 won't be as privacy-invasive as stock Android? Haha seriously? So tell me what feature do you miss in stock Android?

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"So tell me what feature do you miss in stock Android?" All the features Samsung has which stock Android doesn't. The list is long.

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I've had a Samsung S7 Edge and haven't missed a single feature. Granted I am running a custom ROM, so I do have a theme engine (which is better than Samsung's one). But other than that, there isn't a feature (OS wise) that I miss. So you're telling me every single feature that stock doesn't have, you are missing but can't mention one. Not trying to be a d#ck just really want to know what kind of features people miss in stock.

13. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Unlike stock Android devices, OEMs like Samsung, Cyanogen, etc. provide their own apps for sensitive content like mail, calendar, contacts, phone, notes, reminders, camera, photos, audio recorder, etc. Thus, disabling google's data-mining services is easy and convenient without any loss of function (heck, in most cases, I gain more function), just like I did on my OnePlus One. With many of google's data-mining services disabled or uninstalled, managing the rest will be much easier with XPrivacy. So yes, seriously. As for what stock android lacks, here's a few I've been enjoying on my OnePlus One since 2014: - Privacy Guard - Close all recent apps - Automated battery saver - Quick switch between recent apps (ie Alt-Tab) by double tap of home button - Easy access to app settings via navigation keys - Customize on-screen buttons with more timesaving shortcuts - Customize quick-access shortcuts - Quick camera launch by double pressing power button - Theme engine Some are just making their way to stock android as of Nougat (2016), some will just be coming with Android O (2017). Who knows what else will soon be "new" to stock Android.

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But Samsung data-mines as well. And you didn't mention anything about running a custom ROM on the Note 8. So I assumed you meant the Samsung ROM is more privacy savvy. Google Play Services still data-mine a lot in the background, so you would have 2 companies doing the mining in Samsung phone's case. You could just use a Google for business account and not be mined. Btw the last question was a genuinely interested question (so not sarcastic or belittling). I do prefer a custom ROM over stock as well (privacy guard isn't Stock OP ROM is it?). Sometimes it's hard to tell what option stock lacks if you have been using custom for so long. You do mention a lot of features of custom ROM's that I like as well. But those ROM's are usually close to AOSP ROM with small added features that don't hog the system down and actually add to the experience.

15. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Samsung does collect data as well, but as far as I'm aware, only if you want to use their cloud services. They don't have any business in making their users the product. Plus, they don't track my activity across the internet, what I watch for entertainment, what my contacts are up to and every conversation I have with them, comments I make on other sites, etc., linking all of those together with many other sensitive content just to make a better "product" out of me. Hence why I find Samsung's services barely privacy-invading when compared to google. Regarding running custom ROM on the Note, won't be doing that, just rooting with Majisk and using XPosed + XPrivacy for controlling other privacy-invading apps and services from google and 3rd partys, especially google play services as you mentioned. Albeit, won't happen until Xposed for Nougat finally becomes available, which is sadly taking a while. "You could just use a Google for business account and not be mined." Hmm, never heard of that, gonna look more into it. Thanks for sharing. "privacy guard isn't Stock OP ROM is it" It came integrated with my OnePlus One back in 2014 with Cyanogen OS. Not sure if OnePlus removed it in Oxygen OS, but never liked that ROM as it's too stockfish Android IMO. "Sometimes it's hard to tell what option stock lacks if you have been using custom for so long." Yeah, I just read about such features not being available in stock android a while back when looking at articles describing what phones like LG's V20 offered over the stock android experience. Was just surprised stock android was still lacking such handy functions. "But those ROM's are usually close to AOSP ROM with small added features that don't hog the system down and actually add to the experience." As long as I have the option to disable what I don't like, I'd much rather have the features well integrated and readily available at my fingertips for me to test and make my decisive on whether or not they're useful. Better to have it and not want it than vice versa.

7. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I love LG's UI I hate stock Android. LG should add Samsung's option that change screen resolution.

8. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Note 8 will be the King! LG are trying to step it up to complete with Samsung, it should be a snappy phone with that cpu and light skin, but customisable. I'm interested to see what LG bring to the table, and what they'll do to improve their camera. Note 8, V30, iPhone 8, Pixel XL 2, should be an interesting 2nd half! Let the games and prices begin lol

12. Greenmule

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

I prefer voiceprinting over most other security features. If LG would just let the world know about all of the phone's features *and* how to operate them, it would be great.

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