Coop, 29 Apr 2020Would really love the v60 if it didn't keep telling me camera is in use by another website. I ... moreTry resetting your phone. Sounds like you may have a malicious program running trapping your camera. Likely to spy on you. Hopefully you remember all your log in data for your google account. If you do you could be back up & running in less than an hour.
Would really love the v60 if it didn't keep telling me camera is in use by another website. I cleared all open browser tabs and closed all running apps, what will fix this?
Found a way to stop the focus hunting on auto 16MP 2X zoom. All you need to do is touch & hold the spot you want to focus on for about 2 seconds & the focus will lock on & you will start to get extremely consistent great pictures with lots of detail. This OS only needed at normal room light or dimmer. Bright environments it works ok without pressing & holding.
vader, 28 Apr 2020are you sure about it did you see the batery of S20+ and S20 ultraIn the GSM Arena endurance test?
scottm-dj, 28 Apr 2020How is the V40's battery backup compared to your LG V30's? I am worried about V40's battery ba... moreSo, LG V40 have better specs than V30 but lacks later's endurance. To cope with the lack of endurance you run V40's Quad HD screen in FullHD to take you through a day.
Very sad case.
Audio quality is subjective hence I will will reserve my opinion which one sounds best on MY ears, V30 with B&O tuning or V40 with Meridian tuning. Big phones are not a problem for me but I hate the dreaded notch. It seems V40 is a good phone which does not last a day. I will wait some more time a may pick one if it reaches $150 here.
Correction 10X is more detailed in auto mode 16MP setting. It is actually most detailed but difficult to get good picture. Other attempts I did at 10X must have been manual mode.
This site tells about the characteristics of the Samsung 64MP sensor as well their 48MP & 108MP sensor.
Been doing some more research & experimentation on the rear main camera for this LG V60.
The sensor for main camera is a Samsung made device. It has 64 MP worth of light sensing ability but only 16 MP of color filtering.
Consequently pictures taken in average room light on the 64 MP setting can appear slightly hazy as well as when you blow the image up there are small blotchy color aberrations. This is interesting because when you use the sensor as a 16 MP unit & do 2X zoom you end up exactly same resolution as you would be with 2X zoom on the 64MP setting but the image is much clearer looking with more detail but noisier. Using the HEIF format reduces the noise & is even a little clearer than .jpg format.
The processing is obviously different even though the actual resolution is the same. The answer I believe lies in the software that in 2X zoom mode on 16 MP setting compensates for the quasi Bayer color filtering which the 64MP Samsung sensor uses but appearently the 64MP setting does not use. This may be due to the processing power required to do the computation is more than the 865 image precessor can handle at full 64 MP resolution but is more than capable at 16 MP.
Pictures taken outdoors in bright sun on the 64MP setting look great even blown up but indoors 2X zoom with 16MP setting look best as there is more detail in spite of noise.
HEIF format should only be used if viewing on a compatable device such as an Apple computer. Windows 10 there is issues with programs used to view HEIF format files.
In also finding that the color accuracy is a little hit & miss between the different sensors & settings for the main sensor. The ultra wide angle 13MP in normal room light seems to have best color accuracy. The main sensor in 64 MP mode can tend to turn blue green into a pure blue. This is also true in 16MP mode as well. Also in 16MP mode 2X zoom both focus & color temperature is constantly hunting in auto mode. This makes it hard to get a truely great photo. Sometimes you have to take several to get a really good photo. This may be due to the 865 image processor being strained as it is trying to compensate for aberrations that would be caused by the quasi Bayer color filters which at times it actually does great at. Note, this hunting does not occur 16MP 1X zoom mode nor does it occur in the 64MP mode at any zoom level. Some of the color temperature hunting may be due to my LED lighting in my room but the focus hunting needs to be fixed in software. Even with all this jankyness of the auto 16MP 2X zoom mode it still provides the most detailed photos of all.
Going to manual mode actually does not help get a more detailed photo, if fact it is generally worse in detail but at least you can control many aspects that can result in a better overall picture provided you don't try pixel peeping. Going to 10X zoom in any resolution makes less detailed pictures that 2X auto 16MP mode in normal room light. A 2X picture blown up to 10X after the fact has way more detail than a 10X picture on the V60.
Peachy001, 27 Apr 2020Did you look at the battery endurance table? S20 line don't have better batteries. are you sure about it did you see the batery of S20+ and S20 ultra
How is the V40's battery backup compared to your LG V30's? I am worried about V40's battery backup after GSMArena battery endurance tests produced some pathetic results. For a power user like me the V30 barely makes through a day. Will the V40 even last the evening?
The V40 has a larger and better screen than the V30 (6.4" vs 6.0"), and does consume more battery power. I personally set the screen resolution to medium (2340x1080) to counter and conserve as best I can. I myself think the screen improvement, camera/mic improvements, speaker (boombox), audio enhancements (DTS-X and EQ), headphone jack location on bottom (for car use) and of course headphone sound itself with the Meridian tuning...is all superior to the V30 and worth the battery difference. The only real negatives are getting used to the larger physical size...and that "dreaded" notch (use nacho notch). The V40 is the *last* LG phone to fully take advantage of the ESS DACs---pure DSD playback, MQA and DTS branding.
[deleted post]Did you look at the battery endurance table? S20 line don't have better batteries.
Anonymous, 26 Apr 2020Yes, we need dual SIM with stand alone SD slot.Maybe it has a esim built in?
When will this phone arrive in Europe? August 2020? I hope that my nerves will last that long. :)
Rivaldo, 26 Apr 2020I have Lenovo Vibe X3 and still working good until today for my daily music player. I wanna re... moreI own both Vibe X3 and LG V30+. I used to have a lg g7. Sound quality wise LGs are slightly more refined and some more headphone driving power. Vibe X3 was and still is an incredible smartphone and sound quality wise there are just two phones that can slightly better it. LG V series and Vivo NEX(Nex s in china). I own both.
Audio quality wise Vibe X3 is still a great option. And oh how can I forget the best front facing stereo speakers ever implemented on a phone.
I have Lenovo Vibe X3 and still working good until today for my daily music player. I wanna replace it to this V60, is the sound quality V60 is better than Vibe X3?
Flagshippo., 25 Apr 2020The thing is...all is nearly perfect except for the res...395 ppi...and the camera bump at the... moreWhy would it be 513 ppi when the resolution is only FHD? I don't think a good phone would be under 410 at least
scottm-dj, 21 Apr 2020Try to find a V40--that's the best audiophile phone they make. Compared to the V30, the scre... moreHow is the V40's battery backup compared to your LG V30's? I am worried about V40's battery backup after GSMArena battery endurance tests produced some pathetic results. For a power user like me the V30 barely makes through a day. Will the V40 even last the evening?
In India, we only get the dual SIM version of LG V30+ (B&O) version with 4 gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of internal storage. Currently retails for dirt cheap $150 brand new. I have 2 of them in black & silver as LGs are so cheap in our country. Here, we can have a LG G7+ with 6 gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of internal storage for around $206 wheres V40 is around $270.
Is is worth upgrading from V30 to V40 from headphone audio perspective?