LG obviously has brilliant engineers but it is hard to understand their marketing strategy. G5 was a wonderful example - interesting and totally unusable concept. With V30 they decided to give up all those wonderful features that made V series outstanding and to make just another shiny Samsung. To begin with replaceable battery. No matter how good and long lasting the sealed battery may be there comes the moment when it is dead. And then you do not have another one in your pocket to replace it in few seconds, but instead you connect a power pack which makes you and your phone looking funny or try to find a wired/wireless spot to recharge it in half an hour minimum.
FM Radio might be obsolete when there is a broadcast of radio programme over the Net, but still I find it very handy to listen to the old fashioned radio when waiting in some queue or when jogging in the morning. Especially if you are roaming and don't want to spend money just to listen the morning news!
When I watch TV in the evening, my phone is with me almost always which is not the case with all kinds of remotes (TV, set-top, air-conditioner). And who needs them if I can use the phone with IR blaster as an ultra universal remote? (I don't see IR in V30 specs).
Shall I mention the second screen?
Instead we got the possibility to make a professional movies (really?) which might be interesting for a very small group of users who for some reason don't want to purchase a real cam-coder.
I wish LG a lot of success, the V30 is a beautiful phone but there are many others like it. In the mean time, long live V20!
SluggoS, 01 Sep 2017FM radio is dead, no shame at all. But why is dead? It costs nothing...
Jim, 01 Sep 2017Hey guys , what phone has slimmer top and bottom bezels , the s8 or the v30 ?The s8. It was 83.6% Screen to body ratio where the v30 has 81.2%
Limona, 01 Sep 2017I can't believe it doesn't have FM radio. I can accept the lack of IR blaster but this is stra... moreif "Every phone has FM transmitter" how come you ended up on this one that does not have? You like it but because it does not have FM transmitter you got upset? Get the V20..it's way cheaper or G6...still a gorgeous beauty
Jim, 01 Sep 2017Hey guys , what phone has slimmer top and bottom bezels , the s8 or the v30 ?compare them yourself..
Hey guys , what phone has slimmer top and bottom bezels , the s8 or the v30 ?
1.0 micron on 16 mpx! It should be at least 1.12 or the sensor should just have 12 mpx
1.0 µm pixel size.......???????
What the ****....!!!!
Only wider aperture isnt gonna help dem beat note 8....!!!!
LG is copying Samsung. No more IR blaster, no more FM radio, no more second screen and no more removable battery in its flagship phone. It has also copied Samsung's stupid 18.5:9/2:1 NarrowView display and added waterproofing. All I can say is good luck LG. The V30 is going to have miserable sales volume compared to the V20 because it has lost many of its unique selling features over Samsung. The only thing left is the free cheap B&O earbuds and the claim to fame audiophile grade sound that frankly sounds mediocre if you don't install an equalizer app from Google Playstore. It's the same DAC found in the V20 so I know what to expect.
cjd, 01 Sep 2017Shame on You. No FM radio and Recording !!. FM radio is dead, no shame at all.
Limona, 01 Sep 2017And the streaming services like spotify, google music, etc. might not like it either...Pick the V20. A good profit in all senses.
Rimac , 01 Sep 2017I totally agree with you, but remember : is a very unpleasant feature to operators. And the streaming services like spotify, google music, etc. might not like it either...
Limona, 01 Sep 2017I can't believe it doesn't have FM radio. I can accept the lack of IR blaster but this is stra... moreI totally agree with you, but remember : is a very unpleasant feature to operators.
I can't believe it doesn't have FM radio. I can accept the lack of IR blaster but this is strange. Every phone has FM transmitter and the earphones with 3.5 jack can be used as antenna. I still use this feature because it is more battery efficient and I don't have a lot of internet for streaming on my plan. Also I have favorite radio that I am listing every morning in the public transport. Also I like the LG radio app.