LG V30 is definitely one of the hot topics at IFA Berlin this year. The electronics manufacturer has definitely grabbed our attention with a premium phone that has all it needs to rival Samsung Note 8 at a much smaller price #mobilemagic
A contest organized by the company has given us a clue regarding the price V30 will sell for. In the terms and conditions of the US contest (with three V30 handsets as prizes), the smartphone is valued at $749.99 (roughly Rs. 48,100). As you know, Note 8 is selling at the extravagant price of $930, so if LG keeps this price as the final one when the phone shows up in stores, you’ll save up to $200.
But is the price enough to make it a sweet deal? Of course not – specs and features count more than anything. Fortunately, LG V30 doesn’t disappoint in that respect. The company has brought their A game this time; LG V30 has an almost almost bezel-free 6-inch OLED display with a metal and glass body.
The first thing you’ll spot is a dual rear camera module. Indeed, there’s a 16MP cam with a f/1.6 (a first in this industry) and OIS, paired with a 13MP sensor and an f/1.9. Of course, there’s a plethora of camera modes and filters, including ones that apply to video recording and editing. You’ll have a lot of fun playing with them, that’s for sure.
Filters and presets can also be found in the audio system. Those can be customized once DAC is enabled and with Bang & Olufsen audio onboard, you’ll definitely have no complaints when it comes to listening to music. Beware though – don’t look for the headphone jack on the bottom of the phone, because you won’t find it there. It’s still at the top, unfortunately…
You’ll be surprised to find out that you can not only unlock V30 with your face but you can do it even when the screen is “off”. Just pick the handset up and bring it close to your face – that will be enough to wake it up.
LG hasn’t forgotten about the more practical smartphone users. So, V30 has an IP68 dust and water resistance certification, wireless charging and a reliable 3300mAh battery. You can count on 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage but you’re always welcomed to add a microSD card.
LG V30 is set to go on sale in South Korea first, on September 21. The rest of us will have to wait for the end of the month before getting our hands on one.