LG V30 vs. LG V30+: what's the difference?

As announced last week, the brand new LG V30 is launching inthe USstarting October 5, with all major carriers getting ready to sell thesmartphone (though not exactly at the same time). You may have seen that, inaddition to a V30, there's also a V30+, and LG hasn't made it particularly easyto spot all the differences between the two models. But we're here to help inthis regard.  


Apart from the three things mentioned in the slideshow below, the LG V30 and LG V30+are identical - including the fact that both will run Android 7.1.2 Nougat atlaunch, with updates to Android 8 Oreo certainly coming at some point in thefuture. You can check out our LG V30 preview to find out more about the handset. 

P.S.: For a short while, we thought that the LG V30+ would have an exclusive black color variant in the US. However, we're seeing that the regular V30 will be offered in a similar black version, at least on AT&T.


Related phones

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



1. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

No rooting , no flashing roms. Worst thing about LG's phones.

5. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Why? I played around with installing Scott ROMs on older Galaxy devices I had and I bought Google Play Editions of phones too. And I tried rims with no bloat. And it's basically any phome running Vanilla ANDROID. So I dont see the benefit off custom rims. All I want is root sometimes. But i am not using root on my Note 8, but I dont miss it.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Funny because all of the LG's I had (Nexus, G2 and G3) were easily rooted and have great custom rom support.

9. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Not since the G6. They are now locked down.

23. suhasTheBest

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 03, 2017

had the G2, the G5, and I have the V10 now. The G5 I never got root, the V10 got root for like a couple months then lost it after an update. No boot loader unlock either. The G2 was the one exception. These were all on ATT

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I know American carriers like to lock down Android phones as well.

7. Robert235

Posts: 70; Member since: May 30, 2010

every lg phone has root and roms, even the g4 has support still despite issues.

16. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

my g4 and now v20 were easily rotted. youre just doing it wrong. dont spread false information.

30. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

just Europe devices are rootable (and USA i guess) This is so bad. Why just Europe and USA ...

27. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Tons of rooting, flashing ROMs. Go look at XDA. Buy the carrier unlocked versions which also qualify for bootloader unlock. Don't buy the carrier-store versions.

34. Nonsholant

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

That's most US flagships these days, unfortunately. Not just LG.

35. irsuv

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 10, 2008

Your not half wrong. My v20 has a lot of issues with Bluetooth because of custom roms. My smartwatch times out alot. Everything else works though

2. Frogger

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

The V30+ has more ram than the V30. And I think the colors are different.

3. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Source? (purely curious)

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The V30 plus 128 gb of internal store vs the V30 64 gb of internal storage. Same amount of ram, and both have expandable storage as well.

4. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

No. There's 4 GB of RAM on both. http://social.lge.co.kr/newsroom/lg_v30_0920/

8. Frogger

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

You're right, my bad, seems I got things mixed up with another device, I apologise.

10. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

This is what the S8+ would look without curved dusplay. It's a nice looking device. But i would miss Samsung features way to much. I like how they did the camera cutouts and the FPS location be lower is cool too. Would love to see some different colors though. One painted the colors of Bubblebee or Ferrari Yellow if you prefer, would be awesome.

11. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

I would love a dark emerald or even a teal LG V30...

28. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

NO, it's doesn't have more RAM. Exact same amount of RAM.

12. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

What's the difference between the two? Oh, the PRICE.

13. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

According to GSMArena, V30+ has 128GB ROM while V30 is 64GB.

15. ibend5

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Why not sell these two as V30 (64GB) and V30 (128GB)? Because both are basically exact same model with different storage..

18. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

yep no need for extra confusion.

19. Spigen

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 03, 2017

I agree. I don't understand why LG won't do it.

20. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Can't buy unlocked. I'll buy from Apple or Google instead. Sorry, LG.

29. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Yes, you can. It's just not been announced yet.

32. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

you can definitely buy unlocked. he phone was not released yet. only in 10 days. the v30 is hands down THE phone to have over a pixel 2 phone which isnt shipping either yet. iphone 8 is not worth the hassle and same with pixel 2 as it brings nothing new except an 18:9 screen which the v30 has plus tons of amazing. youre nuts if you pay $1100 for that ipx. the v30 has it ALL.

21. SyCo87

Posts: 331; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Will Sprint sell the regular V30 also?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless