Congrats, that OLED is what it takes to give LG a way of increasing the battery life of their phones.
But Sony's still to be beaten in battery management - XZ1's Oreo OS, SD835, 5.2" IPS LCD HDR screen, and 2700mAh gets such incredible battery life at 82h.
XZ1 Compact will blow it away again for sure.
Average Joe, 14 Sep 2017Hi Jon, DACs does not naturally mean better sound quality, it is mostly used to drive higher i... moreYour consent of DAC is completely wrong, and headphone impedance has nothing to do with DAC. And good headphone does not required high impedance.
DAC is to convert digital ( not perfect signal with many issue ) to analog ( perfect form )
A good DAC will fix the signal with filters and complex algorithm to restore an analog signal then amplify it.
So we need a powerful DAC with advance capabilities.
And the amplifier section is responsible to drive headphone with different loads.
Great review. Battery performance is excellent. Sadly they reviewed the pre production V30. I think the final product in terms of firmware will be better ;)
Are you guys planning to review the final product??
I expected it to has a better main camera. Kind of disappointed. The sharpness of daylight photos isn't actially on pair with the G6' ones. And where are LL photo samples, GSM arena. But as always you are the best resorce for those who looking for complete handset reviews. Thank you for its cxompletness and HQ
Gosh, no AOD review, it is one of the most exciting features of the V30, I believe user can interact with the AOD straight from the screen.
ZloiYuri, 14 Sep 2017Not for that price, dear LG. You have ruined reputation due to permanent quality issues, lack ... moreI agree. Sadly lg has become a low quality manufacturer. Take for example the G4. Bootloop and many hardware issues and they didn't retire it from market. For me never again lg
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2017Some are complaining about the battery life of v30 before, now they could be silent.
We know ... moreNo. It still could have been better. Not to say they are the only ones, but none the less.
Bigger screen, bigger phone, bigger cost. Means there should have been a bigger battery.
Yes it's a little thinner, but thats about the only possible excuse they have.
I don't care if the display and processor are more efficient. That's no excuse to charge more for less battery. And the V30 is the last to the S835 game so that's not much of an excuse either.
They should've called it the G7 and it shouldn't coat more than £500.
AnonD-691126, 14 Sep 2017I'm confused on the segment of the Quad DAC. To me, the Quad DAC is utterly superior to the on... moreHi Jon, DACs does not naturally mean better sound quality, it is mostly used to drive higher impedance earphones or headphones. Most earphones out there for everyday-consumer does not require proper DAC to shine. While some requires, they are mostly the better and costlier ones. So the user are allowed to drive the impedance of almost every single earphones or headphones out there. Hope this is clear to you.
Battery endurance on web browsing is not enough for the current flagship smartphone. Hope to see the better life in final production firmware!
What about battery score with AOD on and you could have gone a little deeper with floating bar though I still say secondary screen was far superior
Not for that price, dear LG. You have ruined reputation due to permanent quality issues, lack of support and bug fixes. No UI updates (any other manufacturer updates UI in flagships, not LG). You are bad in coding (quality equalizer for lossless? You can't). You are B-grade OEM now, but wanna money like new iPhone. You don't deserve it. Fair cost of your phones not higher 600$. At least you don't spend money for updates like others, but so greedy.
Cassy O, 14 Sep 2017"It needs to be said that the V30's color rendition degrades quite noticeably when viewed at a... moreFYI Samsung has a much longer experience when it comes to OLED display but you do have to admit that LG is catching up pretty fast and V30 demonstrated this. Stop praising Samsung so much and give others a chance.
I'm confused on the segment of the Quad DAC. To me, the Quad DAC is utterly superior to the onboard DAC of the phone, but the measurements paint it has more noise than the regular DAC. Those would be great trade-offs for more amplification and better sound quality.
P. s. And this phone have dual camera. Is possible to make depth effect like Iphone 7plus and OnePlus?
Some are complaining about the battery life of v30 before, now they could be silent.
We know this is still not that great, but it is really not bad for a flagship. Because Mate9, u11, ip7plus ...got less battery life...