Verizon to launch the LG V30 on October 5th; no pre-order period coming

Verizon to launch the LG V30 on October 5th; no pre-order period coming
While the LG V30 has already been officially unveiled, eager phone buyers have been waiting to hear exactly when they can throw down their hard earned cash to purchase the third phone in the series. At least as far as Verizon subscribers are concerned, your waiting days are over. Big Red dropped us a note this afternoon to tell us that the LG V30 will be released by the nation's largest carrier on October 5th. Pricing has not yet been announced.

The LG V30 is perfect for those who love using their smartphone to capture video and audio. The dual camera setup in back uses a glass lens which allows more light to pass through the camera for a brighter picture, and less noise. One camera weighs in at 16MP with a f/1.6 aperture, while the second snapper is 13MP with an f/1.9 aperture. The latter offers a wide 120 degree viewing angle.

If you have an idea what you want your video to look like even before you start shooting it, Cine Effects adds filters before you even get to say "Action!" With Point Zoom, you get to pick a spot on the screen and slowly close in on it. And the LG V30 features a quick video editor that allows you to splice together individual shots, add title/text, background music and theme effects. With Manual Camera Mode, LG’s GRAPHY app will adjust the camera settings to match the subject.

Video is only half the equation. Audio is a big deal on the LG V30 with three microphones and the Hi-Fi Quad DAC to to playback sound as realistically as possible. The LG V30 sports a 6-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 (QHD+). That works out to an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood with 64GB of native storage and a 2TB capacity microSD slot. With an IP68 certification rating, the handset can be submerged in water to a depth of nearly 5-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. A 3,300mAh battery keeps the lights on and the LG V30 supports wireless charging.

Things will happen in the blink of an eye for LG V30 users, especially when Big Red launches its Gigbit Class LTE service. Videos and files will load up in the blink of an eye.

Verizon also is now offering the Asus ZenFone V.  You can purchase the handset by making 24 monthly payments of $16 each. Or, you can make one $384 payment and the handset is yours. The model carries a 5.2-inch 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The Snapdragon 820, the 2016 flagship chipset from Qualcomm (along with the Snapdragon 821), powers the model which features 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of native storage.

The 23MP rear-facing camera carries an aperture of f/2.0 and comes with optical image stabilization to keep your handiwork steady. The front-facing selfie shooter weighs in at 8MP. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android Nougat is pre-installed.

Lastly, Verizon has launched a basic cell phone that is built to survive almost anything. The Kyocera Dura XV LTE is a flip phone that has an IP68 certification that protects the phone from water and dust. The phone is built to military specs which protects it from shock, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt, fog, and humidity. There is a 5MP camera with auto flash. The handset supports LTE, CDMA, GSM/UMTS, Wi-Fi, HD Voice, Wi-Fi Calling, Push to Talk Plus (PTT+), Mobile Hotspot and Enterprise email. The Kyocera Dura XV LTE is $11 a month over 24 months, or you can make a one-time $264 payment.

Whether you're looking for a high-end handset like the LG V30, a mid-range model like the Asus ZenFone V, or a rugged basic flip phone like the Kyocera Dura XV LTE, Verizon has the phone that you want. Click on the slideshow for images of these models and visit your local Verizon store for more information.

source: Verizon

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  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    LG UX UI
ZenFone V
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat



15. kingkoopa765

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Same as last year, LG got my interest then took a month to release V series phone. Enough time for the Pixel to announce and win me over. Hurry it up man

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2289; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Android is all the same...just the only difference is the logo it comes with...

7. izim1

Posts: 1620; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

... and the hardware features... and the added software features... and the visual skins... and the prices... and the OEM support...

9. flasc17

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

If by "all the same" you mean marginally to drastically different from manufacturer to manufacturer and highly customizable software (and in some cases hardware, i.e Moto Z mods), then yes, Android is "all the same."

11. rsiders

Posts: 2058; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

No that's Apple where the only thing that's different is the number or color of the version. Android is diverse and unique.

12. hazard1

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

You're right. And Apple, on the other hand, continues to amazes us each year with its diverse offerings. The software on the different different. I mean, I really hope you were joking.

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hopefully the Pixel XL 2 looks similar to this, running stock will definitely be phone of the year. My nexus 6p is ready to be retired.

10. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

My Nexus 6P was on its last leg as well. I ended up doing an RMA 2 weeks ago and received a Pixel XL. I may trade it in for the Pixel 2 and pay the difference.

13. Derekjeter

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I wouldn't and will never trade in my Nexus for any phone. It's by far the best android phone until the new Pixel XL 2 comes out. I hate the speakers on the original Pixel. The call quality sucked as well. If they pull off the front speakers, large battery and flat edge to edge screen it will be the phone of the year.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I've enjoyed my 6P, loved getting OS updates so quickly, but it's a bit chunky and the battery life blows 2 years later. I'm definitely eyeing the V30 or an unlocked Pixel XL 2 for my next. Whichever one has better battery life and camera quality gets my money.

3. Whitedot

Posts: 901; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Sadly enough T-mobile device comes without B&O earbuds. At least i wasn't in unboxing video T-mobile did. LG mentioned that earbuds will be included in retail box globally.

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im waiting on the T-Mobile version

4. izim1

Posts: 1620; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Pre orders are on the 5th for tmobile with launch a week later. According to tmobile. Only silver colour.

8. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im ok with that. I know that they'll support that upcoming 600MHz spectrum

1. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Phone of the year hands down.

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