Great phone but no stereo speakers for a media phone? Also, I am afraid of LG quality. Apple have the best QC and board design, LG seems to be on the other end of the spectrum.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 15 Sep 2017The Note8 has smaller bezels yet it's selfie camera has more resolution 8 MP, better aperture ... moreN8 does not have smaller bezel.
Bigger body gives higher STB ratio.
1/3.6" is still tiny.
I dare they fit a 1/3.06" 13MP ( same of Sony front or G6 rear cam) front cam inside tiny bezel.
In 2 years ppl will ask for more MP front cam. And wont have it.
The f is proportinal to sensor size. The f 1.7 for big sensor is better than f1.7 on a small one.
F1.6 + 1/3" is almost the same of f1.9 + 1/2.6"
AnonD-234961, 15 Sep 2017FM radios in smartphones are not widely used because of one reason: you need to connect a set ... moreYou can use speaker with radio actually ... I have it on my honor phones and LG
SZTadir, 15 Sep 2017Wait!!! FM Radio is back?? Brilliant! Its ridiculous to have to use Internet radio when you ca... moreFM radios in smartphones are not widely used because of one reason: you need to connect a set of headphones in order to provide an antenna. Even worse, you can't connect a dedicated antenna (or the headphones) and then listen via the phone's speaker, like a usual FM radio.
If some manufacturer would build an internal antenna into the smartphone (doubt it, it is actually against manufacturer's interests) or allow an USB cable as an antenna, or at least allow playing through the speaker while headphones were connected, the FM radio would be much more widely used.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2017f/1.6 & f/1.9 aperture but no low light camera test ??You're right. Highlight of the camera is its aperture that should improve low light photography, but no photos and no inside was given about this matter.
That Moroccan blue V30 is gorgeous. But alas, I want gesture controls to hark back to webOS circa 2009.
SZTadir, 15 Sep 2017Wait!!! FM Radio is back?? Brilliant! Its ridiculous to have to use Internet radio when you ca... moreIt is great to see LG bring back that, it's been a long time since I see high-end flagships having the receiver. The last time I saw was in 2015
AnonD-230096, 15 Sep 2017Finally a phone worthy of my hard earned money, most importantly FM is back, i don't know why ... moreWait!!! FM Radio is back?? Brilliant! Its ridiculous to have to use Internet radio when you can get it for free.
FM Radio is also better for disseminating information during disasters like the Hurricanes USA faced few days ago. I can't believe that rest of the world has to suffer not having FM Radio because US Carriers want to make money by selling data.
Things are looking better for V30 again (although even if I buy it, it won't be until the next year).
is it possible to use a different player like poweramp and benefit from the quad dac superb audio output?
there is a myth that using different players only useres the standard qualcom audiochip.
Finally a phone worthy of my hard earned money, most importantly FM is back, i don't know why LG nd Samsung stopped putting FM on flagship phones. Time to upgrade my G3 to V30. To me v30 is the best phone of the year.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2017Small bad front cam is consequence of tiny bezels. A 1/3" can not be used there. No space enough. The Note8 has smaller bezels yet it's selfie camera has more resolution 8 MP, better aperture f1.7, larger pixel size, autofocus and 1/3.6" larger sensor.
LG superfan, 15 Sep 2017Its pre productionAs a rule things like
Image quality do not differ from pre production to commercial item. They just can fix somesoftware bugs