LG’s latest V series super phone was announced about a month ago and it blew our minds away. However, the price tag was still a mystery until now.
UK price and release dates
We’ve seen shocking price of to-be-released iPhone X (starting at £999, ohh wow!) LG V30 will save you from going busted at £799 SIM-free exclusive from Carphone Warehouse. UK-based retailer has monthly contract on offer from £44 with a £9 upfront fee.
If you choose to go on contract, the cheapest deal is with Vodafone and it will cost you in total £896 over 12 months. Paying £80 upfront and £34 per month you’ll get unlimited call and texts allowance and 1GB of data (4G).
Cloud Silver and Moroccan Blue colour variants are available to choose from and if you decide you buy one you will get it delivered free by 1st of November.
What are you getting?
We know, £800 is still a bit pricey, so when considering this investment, you need to know what are you paying for and V30 has all the high-end specifications to persuade you. Believe us, they sound delicious.
Design and display
The moment you hold the V30, you will feel the comfort and balance of Gorilla Glass and metal frame. The smartphone is 7.4mm thick and delicately curved on the rear. It is certified with IP68 rating against water deep to 1.5m and dust.
You will see just two top and bottom bezels slim enough not to be noticeable (not like the iPhone X notch ;D). The 6 inch OLED display with 18:9 standard for this year’s flagships screen to body ratio. Colours are tuned up and media is going to look accurate at Quad HD 2880 x 1440 pixel resolution.
Nowadays, we’re hunting for smartphones capable of taking DSLR quality pictures and videos and V30 has more than you wish.
The phone has two cameras on the back. One has 120 wide-angle sensor and 13MP, the second one is a 16MP snapper. At the front, there’s a 90-degree wide 5MP sensor. The dual rear camera features f/1.6 aperture allowing more light to come through the lenses for real-life colours even in low light conditions. Point Zoom feature lets you control zoom for Hollywood style smooth and sharp shots.
Point Zoom feature lets you control zoom for Hollywood style smooth and sharp shots. Hi-Fi sound is guaranteed when recording videos and playing them back as LG packed Quad DAC to capture best of sound in noisy environments.
V30 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has 4GB of RAM under the hood to make your switches between apps smooth and speedy. Moreover, all this power enables you to experience VR. Internal memory is 64GB with micro SD slot to expand it up to 2TB.
The battery has 3300 mAh capacity with fast charging up to 50% in 36 minutes. If you want to try out wireless charging, just place V30 on an inductive pad and no USB cable sticking.
The LG V30 is challenging to get in Europe, but it’s worth the hunt. If you think the price is uncompetitive, trade in your old phone towards a new upgrade or wait couple months for the price to drop. But then there will be new advanced handsets on your wishlist.