I always had high expectations for LG and in many ways, I still do. I believe them to be the Korean underdog when compared to Samsung. I simply do not get the impression that they are thriving in the smartphone market. A few thoughts that come to mind with this "new" release......
SD835 chip in the V30S?
-Have to believe anticipated sales figures for original V30 were low and LG had already committed to buying x amount of 835 chips with no other high end devices to put them in. This is by no means a knock on the SD835, still an excellent chipset in 2018.
Same physical phone as V30
-Essentially goes back to the same reasoning previously stated above...plenty of components/units remaining due to lackluster sales of the V30 globally.
Increase in RAM
-Addition of RAM is cheap and despite not too many devices actually needing 6GB of RAM to get through today's games /apps, I suppose this will look better on the spec sheet over the V30.
If LG can manage to resolve the P-OLED issues, the V30S will be an excellent option in 2018 despite the older SD835. I believe the key is to launch this device at a reasonable price point and have a good sell through in order to get LG relevant again. If the V30S (regardless of memory options)hits the market with a similar price point to flagship phones that are arriving with the SD845 and updates to their external appearance, LG will not fair well.
With the advent of : Non-removable batteries, No dedicated headphone port, 5G telecommunication bands, Ai implementation in all devices requiring electricity to function, High tech biometrics security... gosh, I'm confused. Bigger screens on smaller bodies, higher prices for less hardware specs, batteries relatively not changing in capacity but providing more power to high end processors, ....yah, I'm confused. Or maybe I can see the game being played in the smartphone world and consumers don't know the rules.
LG! One day the notch, the next day LCD panel still, whats next? Stop destroying yourself. You see Samsung doesn't recognizes you anymore as a competitor! Don't go downhill! The V30 was good, the only thing you did wrong was promotions and supply and a bit on specs. And BTW change the FRONT CAM!!! its hideous!! I'm thinking of changing to Samsung now; unless if you have something AMAZING in store for us. Fingers Crossed!
LG please make yourself unique again.
Since LG decided to do away with its two unique features they fell in line with the everyday blah-blah-blah boring flagships. Unfortunately LG has both lost interest in its uniqueness and chose to followed the heard to be a common touch screen phone.
- Removal Battery
- IR for TV remote
LG seems to barely hold on to the headphone jack, "thankfully". But I wonder when they will follow the crowd and also let that feature go.
Come back LG.
Naively LG V30, plus, 256 S is all same inside out, except deception with colors stunt! Never ever think of buying, now worth 600$ in Black. Instead Themes and Gothic Fonts plus LG World is BullS!
Phoenix1, 06 Mar 2018If they slap a dual speaker on this and improve the front facing camera, it will really stand ... moreFlagship phones' front camera is usually not too important and belongs to the last numbers of consideration. Instead they focus on bringing the best rear camera because it's the one which people use mostly.
Maybe you can label me an 'LG Fan' but I've tried : HTC, Samsung, iPhone and recently Pixel ....not too many Moto.... maybe a couple of Nokia .....and I keep going back and wanting an LG. I've even tried BLU and ZTE. There are many LG phone models that don't interest me but I think it's LG's UX or skin that's got to be the reason why I really like LG (flagship-tier) phones. I guess it compares to how people feel about 'Stock Android' ...or Nova Launcher. But the V30 is just disappointing after what 'fans' of the V-line were expecting. LG ....if you're listening.... every reason that made you bold and iconically different from all other brands is why you're my first choice in smartphones. 'Be You' .....you said that when you released the V10 .... I remember it and I hope you do too.
Anonymous, 07 Mar 2018lol, you're either a troll or you don't realize that this is just an upgrade over the LG V30 (... moreIf Samsung had booked all 845 chips, still others as Sony, Zenfone, etc how could they get it initially. Its all farce, LG is incompetent to manage mobile division. It has always made blunders previously, and now instead of G7 with 845 its launched V30 a shadow upgrade with 950$ price tag!
Only premium phone I would like to buy in 2018. LG nailed it with v30
M33, 27 Feb 2018Can someone explain me what's "thinq"? Is it something related to AI or what?Similar to Samsung bixby
Anonymous, 07 Mar 2018lol, you're either a troll or you don't realize that this is just an upgrade over the LG V30 (... moreOk, I am an LG fan and this is an "upgrade", even they cant get 845 they can start with front camera at least. AI does almost nothing and this is not an worthy upgrade. Also battery can be bigger , maybe even a biometric thing added at it to justify the price point but no, this time i feel like LG make us FOOLS. after G2,G3,Nexus 5x and V20 i feel its time to move on with some pure android brand.
same phone, new price, smart play LG, jk. Everyone knows this had to be v30+ version.
Vineet290, 07 Mar 2018Is this traditional 16:9 ratio screen?No, it's 18:9 ratio.
rj23, 06 Mar 2018This phone is rubbish! What is LG doing? I don't like the way the company is playing its cards... morelol, you're either a troll or you don't realize that this is just an upgrade over the LG V30 (released last year) and Samsung purchased most of the Snapdragon 845 chips (meaning the competition can't get their hands on them as early).