The LG V30, which was first unveiled at the IFA 2017 event in September 2017 is yet to make an appearance in the Indian market. Usually, LG launches a new ‘V’ series smartphone in India right after the global launch, but the whereabouts of V30 are still unknown at the moment. From the reports we hear, the launch of V30 could happen soon enough, likely early next month. In any case, it will be competing with likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 & S8+ and Google Pixel 2 XL in the Indian market.
Though the LG V30 comes with pretty much the same hardware & top notch specifications as its counterparts, yet it will prove to be a rock-solid alternative to the Galaxy Note 8 and Pixel XL. Here we discuss some of the reasons why the V30 launch makes it a pretty interesting for enthusiasts.
Google’s Pixel 2 XL has already been marred by several issues ranging from poor display colour, screen burn-in, unresponsive touchscreen to connectivity problems. Despite promising slickest software experience, the hardware issues make the Pixel 2 XL a risky choice, especially at its Rs 73,000 price tag.
Like the Pixel 2 XL, the V30 also sports an LG-made 6-inch P-OLED screen, but there are not many issues related to the latter’s display though. Packing same features such as Snapdragon 835 processor and 6-inch P-OLED Quad HD+ bezel-less display, the LG V30 is much more of a right choice. The Galaxy Note 8 arguably has the best display on any smartphone till date, which makes it a winner over the V30 though.
Moreover, for photography lovers, the V30 packs dual camera setup, something which is also present in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The Google Pixel 2 XL has single camera setup, but it did wonders with a single sensor though, thanks to Google’s software processing.
What sets the V30 apart from both these smartphones is the large f/1.6 aperture, which allows more light to capture. The LG V30 will probably win over the other two in the low-light department. Also, the secondary 13MP sensor has f/1.9 aperture and 120-degree wide-angle lens.
It supports Hybrid Auto Focus, OIS and EIS. There is also a mere 5MP front camera with a 90-degree angle of view. At the same time, the V30 offers new video modes that are substantially more advanced than anything you’ll find on Samsung or Google device, which is one more reason to buy LG smartphones
Another reason to be excited of LG V30 is that it comes with 32-bit advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC. The V30 is one of the few Android devices with a high-quality digital-to-analogue converter. It said to offer customizable options as digital filters and sound presets.
So if you are a music enthusiast and listen to FLAC or other lossless audio formats, LG V30 is the right choice for you. The built-in Quad DAC allows the V30 to output better audio quality through the headphone jack compared to most other smartphones. LG also delivers some very decent headphones in the box. The company is expected to ship the B&O Play headset within the package in India like it did with last year’s LG V20.
Lastly, the V30 is expected to be comparatively cheaper than both the Pixel 2 XL and Galaxy Note 8. The Pixel 2 XL starts at Rs 73,000 while the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 goes around for Rs 68,000. If LG manages to keep the price below Rs 50,000, then the V30 can help you save your money while getting the same hardware and features.
Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.