Why no low light photos? Why no comparison with LG G5?
- the camera has 16:9 aspect ratio. If you take a 16:9 photo, the 4:3 area of the photo is sharp, but the additional width to reach 16:9 of the photo is blurry. This means you can take sharp 4:3 photos, but the 16:9 photos have blurry edges.
- in low light, it takes good photos.
- the center area of the photos is relatively! sharp but still worse, less detailed than G5's photo due to the worse sensor. And everything else besides the center area is blurry due to the poor quality lens.
LG G5 has better camera than V20. LG used worse camera sensor and worse lens in V20 so V20 is a downgrade compared to G5. LG G5 camera has better day time and low light performance than LG V20.
LG G6 and V30:
- the day time performance is good, it is pronounced when you look at the grass: it has sharper, more detailed grass than G5 and V20.
- only the corners are blurry, which is an improvement. The edges of the photos are now sharp, but the corners are still blurry.
- the low light performance though is unknown. Probably they have worse performance than G5 and V20 due to the smaller camera sensor and smaller pixel size.
However, LG V30 is the biggest disappointment from LG. Still LG V20 is the best smartphone in the world, overall.
The reasons why LG V20 is better than V30 (LG removed these features from V30 that were present in V20):
- removable battery
- IR remote
- DisplayPort / SlimPort (HDMI output)
And V30 has much much worse design:
- glass back
- curved screen edges and corners
- wrong, non-standard screen aspect ratio
- burn-in screen (OLED)
- no bezels
AnonD-660652, 14 Sep 2017Hi. It has a 16 mp 1/3 type sensor so that they were able to save money on the lens and sensor... moreActually you got it wrong if you check low light samples of G6 you will see its on par with s8 with more detail but less bright compared to s8 and in daytime both are pretty identical but V30 is better in low light compared to s8 and in daytime too despite smaller pixel than G6 the article is on android authority or android central and its better by a mile compared to V20
Why did you review a preproduction unit. Just why?
If you go to mkbhd, you will be surprised that so many people like V30 instead of note8.
What a weapon!, Time to put my gs7edge on the shelf and go back to my roots. #lg'zback
GSMA, Can you add the audio measurements and comparison with V20 and Axon 7? That would help users to see how it is against phones with dedicated dacs? You might have all their measurements with you already.
LG V20 produces way more crisp photos in the daytime
AnonD-438314, 14 Sep 2017Nobody knows about its camera's sensor? I guess they used again (as in G6) a very small one. ... moreHi. It has a 16 mp 1/3 type sensor so that they were able to save money on the lens and sensor properly. Yes, that's a huge disappointment but it still beats U11, iP7 and Google pixel in terms of LL perfomance. In broad daylight it performs even better than letters. But S8 and N8 are still flagships that can't be beaten in LL shots. So yeah, I would be glad to get best main camera complemented by WA one but that's not the case here. To get best LL perf imaginable you have to pick up S7, S8 or LG V20 but not the V30
As expected,mighty machine that V30 is..'Till Christmas there will be one or two updates and LG will fix small issues with display and battery,and it will be a proper flagship device.Price will hopefully drop too,maybe to 500Euro,that would be a great deal..and half the price of Sams&Fruit top dogs..
Where is the low light camera testing!!!
AnonD-410722, 14 Sep 2017P. s. And this phone have dual camera. Is possible to make depth effect like Iphone 7plus ... moreNot possible.
It needs the lenses to be very narrow. Note 8 has 55mm I guess.
Unless the main cam does it by sofrware.
Like the sub app of Sony. The defocus background.
why would you review a non-final phone? i've seen a number of early impression videos on YT regarding V30 and LG discourages them all from reviewing the phone since it is not yet final
I'm also a G4 customer burned by LG over bootloop shortly after warranty expired but it's really amazing to still see many comments about this. The V30 is the 5th flagship level phone they've released since the G4 and the bootloop reputation is still haunting them, and it is somewhat deserved, too. They've really turned a lot of people off from their brand (myself included) and all they had to do was fix the problem, instead some bean counter at their HQ gave a PPT presentation to the board of directors stating the cost to fix the problem would be greater than the cost of lost customers so they chose to lose customers. It's really stunning to see how much this has probably affected their business. I recently relocated to another country and had to buy new appliances including a TV, guess what? Not one was a LG and it was all because of my horrible experience with their service center and my G4.
Nobody knows about its camera's sensor?
I guess they used again (as in G6) a very small one. Do not expect, (despite f1.6) images as good as in U11 or S8. V30 looks nice as phone but it is not enough. For those who search for a great camera, V30 is (will be) not the one.
I speak as a pleased owner of V10.
The P-OLED display can be as bright as the best AMOLEDs in Auto mode, and posts great contrast readings in direct sunlight - better than **all LCDs
**Except the Nokia 8 - Nokia 8's LCD is beat LG p-oled.. just expand the sunlight legibility chart
SZ Tadir, 14 Sep 2017AMOLED screens are not the best for web browsing I think. I know that my Priv inherently has b... moreAgree, it wouldn't just help battery times but also to eyes. White paper haunting modern tech, black needs less energy than something white that shines like sun. We also got transparent screens, which would be btw great for covering front camera, and great for bypassing black background but I'm not sure how much battery it eats. Still, better blacks are worth it.
SZ Tadir, 14 Sep 2017AMOLED screens are not the best for web browsing I think. I know that my Priv inherently has b... moreYou can try other chromium browsers for daily use. Cs, yu, tuga, much better performance than Chrome or others, and also built in adblock, night mode. Only downside is you can't sync with Chrome.
Camara fail= 86 in dxomarl next rewiew
Vídeo camera and stabilitation low cost.
Fail display= p OLED display more bad than crapmoled pentline Samsung
Rayne , 14 Sep 2017Not even close to AMOLED quality. It's just LED backlight LCD displayWhat are you on? It's most certainly OLED, not a backlit standard LCD.
If we are talking about phones with great cameras why include OP5? I doesn't perform well in low light conditions. Good performance but It's far from the other alternatives in camera.