Only gimmicks? Actually, everything that you wrote as being a "feature" of other phones is simply a gimmick.
- No 8G RAM? I have yet to see a phone using more than 4G and adding more will just make the phone more expensive. Also, who said that's the only model they are making
- No 128G storage? Who cares when you can use a memory card. And don't tell me yeah but the speed is slower, etc. Also, adding more built-in storage will make the phone more expensive (by a lot actually). And same as above, you don't even know what models with LG release
- No AMOLED? V30 will use OLED so I suggest that you get familiar with the difference between the 2 technologies and how LG have been kicking ass over the past 4 years with their OLED TVs.
- No 4000mah battery? No respectful flagship will use such battery as the phone will become very thick and ugly. Why do you think Samsung are not doing it with the Note? Same goes for the removable battery. Who the hell cares. If you can carry a battery replacement you can surely carry the same sized external battery charger. And don't give me that bullshit that the batteries charge decrease over time. Yes they do, about 10 to 15% after 2 to 3 years of usage. I am not even noticing any decrease in my S7 so far. It holds the same charge as when I bought it
- No 4k display? I guess you are trolling
And btw, V20 was one of the best phones and it had arguably the best camera when it came out. Most people didn't buy it due to 4 main reasons
- LCD display
- Secondary display being ugly
- No water resistance
- Being very big when compared to Note7
And LG seems to have learned and have fixed all of the above. Personally, I have been waiting all year for something like this to come out. S8 didn't really have anything better than my S7 other than the display, OnePlus5 was a huge disappointment in every single aspect, Note8 will most likely be just a bigger S8 (we are yet to see if the dual-camera of Samsung will be any good).
Most people looking for a big flagship phone this year will be looking mainly at 3 phones - LG V30, Samsung Note8 and the new iPhone. Maybe a 4th one will be Pixel2, but we have zero info about it. So far everything but the display points to V30 being a better phone hardware wise. I am not talking about the software, as that is dependent on the user and his preferences.
LG superfan, 19 Jul 2017This bigger G6 idea is killing my interest why not just update V20 with these specs it will be... moreI can't agree more, esp 2nd screen is a must for me, why do you leave out your only advantage over the whole bunch of other high spec phones?? If there is no 2nd screen there is no need to buy this one, an upgraded G6 is the last thing we need.. Why LG WHYYY?? WHAT A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT
still 4gb....lg is so outdated in mobile...not seen a true flagship yet...best in tv but phone sucks....no good cam,no 8gb ram,no amoled,no 128gb storage, no 4000mah battery, no 4k/////only gimmicks
I don't mind the secondary display going away per se, but I'd love LG to take advantage of its new aspect ratio to keep the features offered by the V10 and V20's tickers by reserving some space at the top or bottom of the screen.
Even if it's just an option for power users.
It would be an incredible plus to have.
TechLover1, 19 Jul 2017Well, overall it's a good news. But additionally, LG must do a little bit (or even much) more ... moreYou are right...I will say...paragraphs help organize and make thoughts look more cohesive.
Everything there was mashed together and a little hard to read through
I am in the exact same boat as you...I will get which flagship is "best" in my eyes...which has the most features suited for me...usually that has been the V series, with the high end DACs, wide-angle cameras, removable battery, etc. Now that the battery could be going non-removable...LG is (for me) looking to go for style over substance, like many other brands have.
I don't like that direction, I want my features. I don't want to pay ever increasing premium prices for less and less features, and just more and more style (smaller bezels...that's style).
Oh dear another LG flagship with 4GB Ram, Is the company on self destruct??
Sad to say but 4GB Ram is sooooooo 2016.
Never mind LG maybe Nokia can pick up where your going to leave!
zodiacfml, 19 Jul 2017this writer seems new. there is no sense in the statement halving the life cycle. first what... moreIt is planned obsolescence. The phone manufacturers along with mobile operators used marketing tricks, contracts, and accustomed people to the 1-2 years life cycle of phones. But there were a lot of people who kept their phones for many years and replaced just the worn-out battery, not the phone. Now, that lifecycle is guaranteed with non-removable batteries, because that's also the lifespan of batteries and people are forced to buy new phones every few years.
Creating new standards without any real benefit and without backwards compatibility, and also releasing system updates that make the phones slower and increase battery usage are other tools/tricks for planned obsolescence.
Releasing a flagship brings profit for manufacturers. That's why they created the trend of releasing 2 flagship devices in a year, at an equal distance in time of the year. That's the borderline, because 3 flagships in one year would be too much for consumers, and also the technical development wouldn't be able to catch up (they release one processor generation per year, and an overclocked version for the second flagship to make it "the latest and greatest"). The manufacturers have to give some months for consumers to have the feeling/status symbol of "having the latest and greatest model". And since the second flagship device is not an exact sequel to the first (it's not exactly in the same category: phone vs phablet), it won't frustrate people as much.
It's all psychology and marketing.
zodiacfml, 19 Jul 2017this writer seems new. there is no sense in the statement halving the life cycle. first what... moreYeah this guy is new here lol. Doesn't really understand the tech or the site that well. He will learn soon enough. Keep asking questions buddy you will become well informed. FYI, glass back makes it more capable and compatible with wireless charging...
There's no point putting 6Gb of RAM if you can't utilize it efficiently. 4Gb is more than enough on an Android phone.
More important: battery life, camera performance, and quick, problem-free upgrade to Android 8.0 when it arrives.
Special bonus that's nice to have: FM radio.
Make sure there are no bootloop problems and price it competitively while Samsung and Apple engage in an ego-driven slugfest later this year.
The biggest bummer is that it is going to be another Glass Phone
AnonD-234645, 19 Jul 201764 or 128 GB of storage please! Definitely agree with you too.
AnonD-683767, 19 Jul 2017Just give us 6GB of RAM please..Obviously, absolutely agree with you!.
this writer seems new. there is no sense in the statement halving the life cycle. first what is life cycle of a device? the release of a any device also doesn't make it less as it uses a different name and specs.
why mention wireless charging capability as built-in, as though, we are using a separate device just for it to capable of wireless charging.
Well, overall it's a good news. But additionally, LG must do a little bit (or even much) more effort/s. Because they want to compete directly with Samsung (& OK it's 100% positive). But the basic principles of marketing/business, etc., to beat a competitor (apart from ads, strategies, etc) are that either you (the company) offer a better price (cheaper) than your competitor/s, or that for the same price or better if less, you offer more material (in this case, specs) or better both of them. But the story doesn't end up there, and what LG is doing is opting for the cheaper price strategy and not of the more specs one (like they did & still with the G6 vs S8). But here is where they are making the mistake, because GENERALLY, the ordinary people/customers, do not buy a flagship, they just buy a quite good and affordable mid-ranger that just gets the job done, of day to day tasks, such as: social networks, YouTube, etc. On the other hand (again, generally) tech enthusiasts (like me) they are willing to pay more but to buy the very best current device/flagship. To take myself (& all those like me) as an example, I 100% don't care that the V30 (in this case) will (probably?) cost slightly less than the Note 8, I just buy which one of them will really be the best (overall, offer the most specs, features, etc.). So to buy the V30 instead of the Note 8, it will be just because if the V30 will be really better than the Note 8 (again, overall. because just doesn't exist a phone that it is the best in every single thing). So in other conclusive words, those who buy the expensive flagships are those, that either are tech enthusiasts or those who want the best just for their social status, etc. So basically if LG wants to beat Samsung (& they want) they can't just opt for the cheaper price strategy, but primarily they just have to make the V30 better than the Note 8. And only then a lot of customers, tech enthusiasts (including me) and those for their social status will buy the V30 instead of the Note 8. So in the most simple words, LG definitely needs to include the most as possible the latest and best specs currently available. (Hopefully I was clear enough, coz it's not so easy to put everything in a nutshell).
Best phone of 2017 so far? BlackBerry KEYOne
Best of the second half? Red Pixel 2 or Nokia 9
Don't fail on me now Google and Nokia.
The Koreans completely lost it this year 'round.
S8 the slowest flagship of 2017. Less battery than last year too.
The G6, last year's specs + an incredibly tiny battery (basically with G6 you lost redundancy which is -loke- 90% of day-long autonomy)
And now V30 seems to be following on/in Note 8's steps ... sadly. Mostly same release as earlier the year, but pricier with some gimmicks sprinkled in.
This bigger G6 idea is killing my interest why not just update V20 with these specs it will be alot more better