LG V30 unboxing

In classic LG fashion, the LG V30 has a somewhat slow release schedule: it was unveiled back at the end of August but is only now hitting the store shelves stateside. So to commemorate the fact that we can finally get our hands on a retail unit, we've prepared a small unboxing for your viewing pleasure.

In the box you'll find:

  • LG V30
  • Wall charger
  • USB-C cable
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Leaflets

Since our V30 is a T-Mobile unit, there's also a SIM card stuffed inside, though this will obviously vary depending on where you buy your device. Unfortunately, there are no extras like, say, a pair of headphones inside — those are reserved for the slightly more expensive LG V30+.

But make sure to check out the full video above to see the device in action, as well as some comparison shots with the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. We'll have a full review up very soon, but if you can't wait until then you can also check out the LG V30 preview we did a few weeks ago.

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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. Arguna

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 23, 2016

if I wanted to buy new smartphone now and had money for it, i would to buy lg v30. Now it is the most interesting phone, i think.

3. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Curious to read PA's full review. PC Mag got under 5 hours screen on time out of theirs, which is frankly pathetic for a flagship with a 3300 mAh battery.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not to mention with it having an OLED display as well... But I don't follow PC Mag at all, I'm more like awaiting GSMArena's test.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'll read PA, cnet, and PC Mag to get a consensus. Not looking promising for our hero though.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

They did one already, and it had a battery life almost identical overall to the Note 8. It was preproduction, though. One thing to note is that the thing I repeatedly hear is that the battery life drops more precipitously if you like to keep the brightness cranked way up there.

10. DFranch

Posts: 562; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

PC Magazine's review was not on final hardware/software. Hopefully, production devices are better.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Interesting. I assumed since the phone has been available for a week now, they were reviewing the retail version. Looking forward to other sites' reviews. Verizon quotes its battery life as better than most 2017 flagships, so that result was surprising.

16. liteon163

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

I've gotten 51+ hours of usage with 8+ hours of screen on time. This was while finishing up my set-up, followed by long periods of idle time. Under heavy usage, I was able to get around 30 hours.

5. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

so no earphones?

17. liteon163

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Nope. I would guess that most people that are into audio already have better ones than any pack-in would offer.

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I hate how the camera flash looks out of place. Shame when overall design is great.

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They want it too look different from G6. (G6 looks much better from behind, IMO)

9. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Good battery is a MUST.

11. redmd

Posts: 1961; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm thinking of trading my S8 plus for this one.

12. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

I'm a broken record. But I'm so disappointed that US carriers dropped the headphones.

13. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

How much would those B&O headphones have added to the bottom line though?

15. liteon163

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

I bought a V30 on Verizon October 6th. Mine came with an A to C cable, a C to C cable, and the C wall wart.

18. Ayman123

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 01, 2017

Just go for the V30+

20. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 170; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Display is underwhelming and the phone is too light. Overall feels cheap. Was very disappointed, I really wanted to get it.

21. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 405; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

That's suprising, a few reviewers have said that the P-OLED rivals Samsung's Super Amoled with even one, youthbe tech reviewer stating it looked better!!.

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