Where is the claim that the V30 will come out without a removable battery coming from? I see no credible rumor anywhere on the internet.
The removable battery is one of the defining elements of LG's V series. Take away enough of the defining elements, and LG has to compete with Samsung on price. Why would they do such a silly thing? Samsung has the economy of scale. And Samsung manufactures the necessary Snapdragon chip. Trust me, LG doesn't want to compete with Samsung on price. And that means offering a unique product that the Samsung is too lazy or otherwise unwilling to compete against. That product is the V series.
The big selling points for me for the v20 were the outstanding ess DAC and headphone amplifier, expandable memory, removable battery, quality camera, and IR blaster (in that order). I regularly use my phone as an audio device using my own 24bit audio files. The phone allows for the use of high impedance headphones and has a good audio out performance. This is something you do not find on any other phone...period. If they keep this up I will likely continue using their phones. Audio performance is hands down better than any phone I have ever used. I would not ever consider buying a phone without an audio out jack. Dongles don't cut it. I know my use does not match those of many others, but that is what I like about LG phones (at least the V series).
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2017you've gotta back up that bold claim with reasons.It comes down to personal preference. OLED displays can seem to have overblown colors, with IPS being more true to life. OLEDs are normally more expensive. IPS has on average a much longer screen life. IPS also suffers (on average) less than OLED in image retention or burn in.
OLED has better viewing angles. OLED is more power efficient. Some people like the punchy overblown colors. OLED has a much faster average screen response time (0.1ms vs IPS' up to 4ms).
Some manufacturers have utilized Advanced IPS tech to really close the energy and contrast gaps between the display types...
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2017They should never use OLED, because IPS is the best.you've gotta back up that bold claim with reasons.
Symbian Rocks, 07 Jun 2017Well said. I think today's phones are more fragile, short lifespan and verh delicate to handli... moreIt annoys me when people defend the "latest technology" claim, many manufacturers use when simply REMOVING features. For example, the 3.5mm jack...what latest tech?... Bluetooth?...it would still be there with the 3.5mm jack, its not a replacement, its a partner...USB?...same thing, except now, you cant charge and listen to music...Modularity has a little ground to stand on, since it is actually "new" and requires extra space in a small device. Consumers are getting swindled, and happily accepting and defending the swindlers...
phredd, 07 Jun 2017So...here's a challenge for manufacturers... produce a phone that doesnt require a case - ie..... moreIf it is good for the environment, it is bad for capitalism/greediness.
Planned obsolescence is good for capitalism/greediness.
phredd, 07 Jun 2017So...here's a challenge for manufacturers... produce a phone that doesnt require a case - ie..... moreWell said. I think today's phones are more fragile, short lifespan and verh delicate to handling. Some companies removed 3.5 Jack, IR blaster, dedicated MicroSD slot and user replaceable battery for the sake so called latest technology.
The specs sheet is just amazing and what will make me move on from my V20! Waiting for its release.
So...here's a challenge for manufacturers... produce a phone that doesnt require a case - ie.. its drop-proof, water resistant (doesnt need to be totally water proof), but is good for the environment. Has a battery that isn't removable... but easily replaceable with a couple of screws. A phone that has all of the features of the V10/20. I would accept a phone like that if it was purported to last 5 yrs or longer. G4 is good enough as far as data speed goes. A phone that can have its O.S. upgraded easily via a PC. Long story short, produce a phone that is good for the environment, does NOT have built in obsolescence. You might actually find that simply through word-of-mouth and a good fan-base that a phone like that might become so popular that it sets a new benchmark for others to follow? (Say I with a hint of sarcasm!) - not bloody likely! Too focused on profits at the expense of everything.
phredd, 03 Jun 2017Yep totally agree. The batteries in all phones - no exceptions - lose conditioning within 24m... moreGraphene batteries are being researched and prototyped. They are said to last 7x longer with about 7x more capacity.
To all those confused on why people are upset about removable batteries going away:
- Safety, removable batteries are much safer than sealed batteries, all batteries swell a little during use, some can swell excessively, when removable they can pop the back plate off and/or safely disconnect, sealed...can burst.
- Device endurance, The batteries of most devices are the first to go in time. Being able to replace it can make the device last years longer than sealed.
- Device toughness, The battery flying out the back of your phone actually helps in device toughness, it expends a lot of kinetic energy outward, that would normally be pressing onto the internals, or screen
- IP rating, is still achievable with removable batteries...rubber seals go a long way.
Sealed batteries are a product of planned obsolescence thinly veiled by misdirection of IP ratings and "looks". They don't provide anything particularly useful, other than getting devices out of consumer hands for more profit.
I pleaded with Huawei Earnestly to make a smaller size of Mate 9 most certainly 5'5 of display because 6'0 is too big for many and they did. That was fantastic and it was helpful. Please we love this great feature packed phone but make 5'7 for us. with this high screen to body ratio 5'7 will be great for for us. This do not overlook this request. Thank you.
Wow, great staff there. this I going to be the best of the best. Going to stand toe to toe with S8 plus. But please this is my Earnest request please make two variants of this phone for us. Make also 5'7 for us. The design is great esp. the display but make a smaller size too, The same specs the same design. Please!!!
phredd, 03 Jun 2017Yep totally agree. The batteries in all phones - no exceptions - lose conditioning within 24m... moreWhole heartedly agree with you. I go further in saying why do we have to have such an expensive delicate product that we can't carry comfortably around in our pockets / bags. Why do I need nice slippery fingerprint magnet glass on the back that I protect by slapping a case on it then I can't see the sleek design. That the screen may get scratches from keys etc in my bag or pocket. Why do I need an infinity screen edge to edge that gets covered when I hold it or when I put this case in it. Reason longevity 2 year lifespan Deccard. They want you to buy another soon for profit screw the planet.
Its just rumored phone but first look says no. I hope LG make a surprise otherwise they wasting time making this piece of junk.
they should use motolite battery it lasts long than a normal cellphone battery.
thomas muller, 04 Jun 201795 % phones are now has nob-removable battery. What is your point .the point is, If the battery is removable you can replace it when it starts to swell due to over use of the device. In that way you can save money by buying a new battery rather than a new cellphone.
Please put a good camera on the v30 last camera sucked especially in low lighting also focus on the user interface
Phil, 04 Jun 2017Main rumour is that the screen will/hopefully/should be OLED like their tvs (unlike AMOLED). M... moreIt will be OLED. The only reason the G6 didn't have it was because they didn't make the displays in time, although now they've already started production.