External sd card was reason to buy it (over Mate 10) as it's easy to salvage photos if phone dies, this is where Mate 10 really disappoints me.
Summary: not bad phone, but all these 3-4 top hones, Mate, Note, V30+, Apple X should be cheaper. We are still paying too much for features that are normal to expect, none of them is clear winner. None of them has some specific brilliant feature that would make you say, camera on xy phone is 100% better, and i just went for it... Some old Sonny phones have clearer night shots, old Butterfly 3 has 20MP camera and all features as these new ones, old Galaxy S could easily join this gang as well and these older ones have acceptable prices and are just bit lower quality in details. I really expected bigger difference between old and new generation of phones.
PS: the reason why I didn't take Note8 into consideration to buy is that phone for EU market isn't snapdragon based - all reviews I have seen are based on snapdragon, so what I read on web is not what I will get if I buy it here in EU.
I just got V30+ and I expected more from the camera. Some photos have pale colors, even my cheap old phone had better saturation. Regarding details, 16 MP catches details well, but not spectacular. Regarding wide angle, it's awesome. When doing camera shots where sun is behind the subject - shots are surprisingly good and exposure compensation is surprising good (I don't understand how they managed to achieve this - impressive). Regarding sound quality and quad DAC, it's nothing spectacular, any good media player has equalizer that does the same thing as quad DAC. Sound strength is not strong enough (considering quad DAC), looks like amplifier inside isn't strong enough to cover the noise of the airplane (if you are frequent flyer noise cancellation isn't really good, actually no noise cancellation while using headphones to listen music). Battery life is just for one day with normal use. Night videos if people are moving/dancing can get blurry. Phone comes with no bloatware, so no need to root it and remove crap; my respect for this as well. Back button to turn off the phone is bit inconvenient, side button would be better (reason, when you push back button to turn it on/off, you need to apply counter-force with finger on the screen to keep the phone in your hand, otherwise it will pop-out from your palm). Finger recognition is 100% working all the time. GPS receiver was more sensitive with my old HTC Butterfly 3 (e.g. in the airplane GPS would work on HTC, but here you need to move phone next to the airplane window - metalic body penalty, htc butterfly was all plastic). Summary: I will buy Mate 10 pro, compare it and sell one I like less on the ebay. I love Mate 10 pro IR blaster to control airco and light from my bed.
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2017Nope. It is the issue only with LG devices by most.The most are spread by the trollers itself
Marian, 31 Dec 2017Bootlop was a issue with snapdragon 808 and 810 cpu on lgNope. It is the issue only with LG devices by most.
Aadrian , 28 Dec 2017Bootloop is old news, it is solved long time. Bootlop was a issue with snapdragon 808 and 810 cpu on lg
Went into my local carphonewarehouse today and looked at a v30 and I admit it is a really nice phone but the demonstration model had really bad screen burn in in the background.
Then again they do have them on full screen brightness all day long.
Heavens, Launched in September, and Still scarcely available, Selfie is its main weakness, but price of V30+ exorbitant 800$ for double internal memory. LG gone Nuts one model and could not cater to worldwide supply.Now 845 Soc nxt Qtr nobody's taking chances! Now we can clearly judge Samsung might even after N7 debacle it has given fist class S8 series and N8 and still in Billions profit.
In terms of hardware it manages to compete with Samsung but in terms of Software & UI long way to go to be a with Samsung top notch UI.
Recently went to a local Best Buy to test drive one of these bad boys, they didn't have a single unit on display. Even the blue shirt I ran into tried to convince me that every other flagship on the market was "better" and that the V30 was a "mid-ranger". Yes...Snapdragon 835, 32 Bit Quad DAC, AMOLED Display, 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 4GB Ram, Micro SD support, yes...quite the "mid-ranger".
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2017One question only. Bootloop or not? Bootloop is old news, it is solved long time.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2017One question only. Bootloop or not? I have not encounter any bootloop or auto reboot after almost a month of using it.
Jason, 20 Dec 2017I don't know man... I have been using V30+ for 20 days now. I absolutely love the display. I ... moreok, i just noticed last week that there is a faint vertical line in my V30+ screen. It just don't go away. Never see this before. Might need to send to LG service center for a check out. Sad...
Gee-Est-Tee, 22 Dec 2017Everything is good with this phone until you see 3300mAh battery. Using a 4Gb Ram and SOC of S... moreYou obviously never tried this phone before. But i can say to you that the battery life is surprisingly great! Love it.
The price is cheaper than Note 8 and iPhone.
Peterbean , 25 Dec 2017I was using lg g4 than the g5, and just bought the V30, for me, LG lived to be reliable and wi... moreMy LG G2 and LG G3 still working well dangther G2 Wife G3 now giving my LG V20 to my dangther. I own the LG V30 my family use to Samsung note fan note 2 , 4 and 5 but Samsung phone now a day have life span see how many hr u use per day than it well hang on the restart and fail. Master restart don't work. Qnovo for better battery life ( lg V30 , LG Q6 ) this is the most important thing to me . wish I can help thank
Only V30+ 128 for 800$ as Simple V30 is out of stock!. It's too late too little, have to suffice on Sammy!
I was using lg g4 than the g5, and just bought the V30, for me, LG lived to be reliable and with the least amount of problems. I had my share of bad batches of Samsung and Motorola phones.
V30 is one of the top phones out there, will not say it's the best, but no phone is the single best one.
It has a great screen and easy to hold size for a 6" screen, fingerprint reader is in the best place.
Battery is amazing, there is a SD card slot.... And the phone is somewhat waterproof....
What else can a phone do for me?
It takes better pictures than some of my old dslr cameras.
It would be unrealistic to expect all that we want out of a device we put in our back pockets.