The V30 is LG's most gorgeous handset to date

By midian182 ยท 8 replies
Aug 17, 2017
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  1. Following weeks of rumors and some low-quality videos appearing on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRecord website, we’ve finally got a good look at LG’s upcoming V30 smartphone - and it could be the company’s most attractive handset to date.

    Reliable leaker Evan Blass tweeted images that show the V30 from all sides. LG appears to have improved upon the design of its flagship G6 - also a very good-looking phone - by shrinking the top and bottom bezels even further to make room for its six-inch display that features a 2:1 aspect ratio.

    The rear of the device shows a dual camera setup used for taking wide-angle photos. There’s a rear fingerprint sensor that acts as a power/sleep button, which is also found in the G6.

    The images reveal just how thin the V30 is, showing the volume rocker on the left and SIM tray on the right. They also confirm that a slight curve is present on the front and back glass.

    LG recently announced that the V30 wouldn’t sport the secondary display found in its V10 and V20 predecessors; instead, the handset features a software-based floating bar – a semi-transparent menu that lets users quickly access frequently used functions and various options.

    The V30 will be the first smartphone to feature a camera with a f/1.6 aperture camera lens, which is said to let in 25 percent more light compared to the G6’s f/1.8, making it an excellent choice for low-light photography.

    While the G6 was far from a bad phone, and certainly the best LG handset in years, older hardware and unpolished software meant it couldn’t compete with the likes of Samsung’s S8. The handset’s “weaker than expected” sales saw LG’s mobile division post another loss during the second quarter.

    With the V30, however, LG may have addressed these issues. We’ll find out if it can match the best that Samsung, Apple, and the rest have to offer when it’s unveiled on August 31 at Berlin’s IFA event.

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  2. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,079   +1,099

    "Could LG finally have a phone that competes with the best flagships?"

    No, because LG's unreliability is already well known, and since the V30 has a sealed battery, there is 0 reason to buy this over a oneplus or moto z play (or samsung s8 if you truly want to spend the money).

    This is just another overpriced generic phablet with to small a battery, but it doesnt have the update record of moto, the build quality of a samsung, and had LG's ugly UI on top of lack of updates.

    No thanks.
  3. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Guru Posts: 837   +439

    Subjective rubbish.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,278

    Each to their own I suppose but if you gave him one on the house I'm sure he wouldn't say no to it, have a massive 360 degree smile on his dial and quickly change his tune to "The best phone on the market by far". People have a tendency to diss things they're not familiar with. This phone can't be shrugged off yet, simply because it hasn't been released yet. To me it'll be just like all other high end Android devices, very little difference between any of them.
  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,452   +928

    When you remove the bezels completely all phones look the same. Looking at the picture I thought it's an S8.
  6. I saw the G6 in person a few days back and I think I can confidently that to me it is the best looking and feeling phone, ever made. Yes, you read that right. It has the right thickness. Thin bezels. Sturdy body. No funny shapes. It's just a great looking phone. I couldn't play with it though because ATT couldn't get their **** together to have it working for actual customers to use. If this thing looks better than call me excited.
  7. Comanche

    Comanche TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +35

    Must be very difficult for the reviewer to lie every day, and just force that phrase over and over again "LG's most gorgeous handset to date", I have the LG v20 and I cannot tell the difference.
  8. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 599   +341

    The missing second screen should be a bit tad obvious. :p
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  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,516   +3,030

    Won't Apple sue because of the round corners on the case?

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