T-Mobile unboxes the LG V30, films everything on another V30, no headphones in sight

As we learned earlier today, the LG V30 is officially coming to the US on October 5, with T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon all confirming the upcoming release of the handset. While both AT&T and Verizon are launching the V30 on October 5, T-Mobile will only take pre-orders on that day, aiming to release the smartphone on October 13. Even so, the un-carrier already revealed a video unboxing of its LG V30.

Everything that you can see in T-Mobile's unboxing video below - including some nice timelapse scenes - was shot in 4K on an LG V30, which seems to have excellent video recording capabilities. You'll probably notice that, sadly, the new handset does not come with headphones in the box, though we have to mention that this was/is also the case with the LG G6 or the LG V20 (at least in the US). On the bright side, you will be getting this new phone with 1 extra year of warranty for free.

The LG V30 will be T-Mobile's first phone to support its new 600 MHz LTE spectrum (band 71). Theoretically, this should mean improved coverage, in particular in rural areas, or inside buildings.

T-Mobile says it'll offer the V30 in only one color variant - the silver one that's featured in the unboxing video. The smartphone will cost $800 outright, or $80 down plus $30 per month for 24 months. Any takers?

source: T-Mobile (YouTube)

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17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Unboxing suck,t÷mobile can't afford earphones?

14. Derekjeter

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If it came with stock android and front finger print scanner this would be my next phone. T-Mobile is talking about the 600 MHz band that's isn't and won't be avialable for another 2-3 years for all of US. Lol

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015


5. foreverNOOB

Posts: 188; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Lack of earphones but you'll get new Daydream headset and 2 years warranty instead while other countries will get only earphones.

6. Jacksie66 unregistered

Every country in Europe will get a 2 year warranty and headphones..

7. foreverNOOB

Posts: 188; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

What's about the rest like South America or Asia?? even in South Korea, they'll gets only one year.

15. Derekjeter

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Didn't LG say everyone was getting the headphones??

9. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

T-Mobile hasn't announced a Daydream headset yet.

19. izim1

Posts: 1620; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

They dont have to when it's on LGs website that all orders come with the new daydream for now...

3. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

The V30 being marketed as the ultimate video phone, needs to add 4K60 and 1080P 240FPS slo mo. That will match the new iPhones

4. treypoundz

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

No one uses slow mo chill

10. maherk

Posts: 7084; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just because you don't use it, doesn't mean that no one else does. I for one, and even though it isn't the best of quality out there, use it a lot when filming my kids while outdoors using my S8+. And I am glad Apple is taking this feature seriously and improving on it, and hopefully Samsung and the rest of Android OEMs will follow their lead and who knows, maybe even surpass what Apple has provided.

16. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

For stuff like that I agree it's an amazing feature. Its awesome making memories with your kids but I.kind of agree with the above comment. Not having 4k slow mo shouldn't be a deal breaker. It's a nice feature but I feel like at this point it's nitpicking. V30 is a monster of a device.

20. izim1

Posts: 1620; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You understand youre by far in a minority on that, right? Majority dictates market.

8. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I have to agree. If it's supposed to be the ultimate, then it needs to have those options. I love shooting 60fps, so 4K 60fps would make me actually use 4K. I also love shooting in Slow-mo, have been excited for it since the Nexus 6p's 240FPS Slow-Mo.

11. cheetah2k

Posts: 2333; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

4K60 is pointless. The shear file size will dictate usage - 1 minute of 4K at 60fps equates to around 400MB of storage - most people will be able to afford 64gb iPhones so..... Its also pointless really when a top end Mac can't even process 4K @ 60fps (due to the usual crappy apple hardware) and most 4K TV's only do UHD or 4K at 24-30fps... If and when 4K 60fps TV's and capable laptops arrive that can process it, then there will be a need. At the moment 4k60 is just a gimmick

2. rsiders

Posts: 2060; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Can't wait to get mine.

1. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

The more reason to wait for the eventual price drop.

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Best complete phone I've seen all year, no complaints about the specs, design, camera, FP placement and I am sure the battery life will be better than the Note 8 so there should be no complaints in that area either, especially given the fact that LG does a hell of a lot better at optimizing their phones to work with Qualcomm's chips than Samsung does. A lot of premature praise I know but I don't think I will have to take any of it back. A price drop will make it even better but given the price of similar devices and those with a fruit logo I think $800 is pretty reasonable.

18. izim1

Posts: 1620; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Dont think he's saying it's unreasonable. LG phones just tend to drop in prices like no other phone. The v20 was a beast as well just a year ago and now it runs for $300. The G5 was dropped in price just weeks after release. Hell the G6, which is also a great phone, got its price drop a month after release. There is absolutely no reason to think this monster wont be hoovering at or below $700 in a matter of weeks with better promotions... and the fact that tmobiles doesnt seem to come with the headphones, well it's just not unreasonable to wait on that

21. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I am aware of how quick LG phones get their prices drop and I wasn't arguing against justlooking's statement.

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