“The LG V30+ offers a power-packed experience inside a beautifully-crafted body”
LG is the brand which kickstarted the bezel-less phenomenon in the smartphone world with the G6, announced at MWC in February this year. It was the first phone to come with a taller 18:9 display. A few months down the line, the company went ahead perfecting this idea further with the LG V30+. Its latest offering has everything one could wish for in a high-end flagship. But that’s not where the Korean phonemaker stopped. Knowing the craze in the Indian market for multimedia, LG went ahead and launched the V30+ in the subcontinent with a mammoth 128GB of internal storage (which, by the way, is also expandable with the help of a microSD card). Nonetheless, that’s just where the story begins. The V30+ has quite a few tricks up its sleeves which separate it from the rest of the competition. Here are the top five.
Looks good, feels better
First and foremost, the V30+ is an absolute stunner. With its bezel-less design and a high-quality metal and glass finish, the V30+ speaks of premiumness. The bezel-less design ensures that the device packs in a large 6-inch screen in a smaller form factor, ensuring an ergonomic comfort. Not to mention the added IP68 dust and water resistance that comes in store with the device. As seamless as the design may sound, it is also very sturdy and reliable. The brand claims that the V30+ has passed 14 US military tests, making it US MIL-STD 810G compliant. In a nutshell, the V30+ not only looks good, but is also extremely durable right out of the box.
An immersive viewing experience
As mentioned above, the LG V30+ plays host to a large 6.0-inch FullVision display which comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Not only is the display surrounded by almost no bezels, but it also uses OLED technology which leads to higher contrast, brighter colours and deeper blacks, all while being easy on the battery life. Moreover, with a QHD+ resolution and a pixel density of 538ppi, everything seems picture perfect, even if you’re talking about VR. What this means is that you can dive into the magical world of Harry Potter, or enjoy the thrills of a rollercoaster ride from the comfort of your home.
Dual cameras to offer a wider picture
LG was among the first brands to start incorporating dual cameras with its flagships, and the V30+ continues the legacy. The star of the show is the 16MP primary sensor which comes with an extremely wide aperture of f/1.6, which lets in more light in low light scenarios, making the V30+ an ideal choice for any occasion. Meanwhile, the 13MP secondary sensor comes with a wide-angle lens so that you can easily switch to a wider view to capture what you want. That’s truly remarkable, and in our choice, one of the best implementations of a dual-camera setup on a smartphone as you are able to capture a larger frame something which is usually available on DSLRs only.
Create your own movies
While smartphone cameras have perfected the art of capturing stills, they’re still not known for videography. LG’s V30+ aims to change by giving you a full control over your videos. Capturing professional-looking videos is a step closer with the phone’s new Cine Video Mode. The option gives you more vivid colours, greater dynamic range and even dramatic film styles for a cinematic storytelling experience. While you can choose from the given colour sets, there’s also the option for point zoom, which offers preset zoom speed, location and motion for the best experience possible. Imagine capturing studio-quality videos from a smartphone that fits in your pocket? Isn’t that amazing?
A complete package
The V30+ offers top-notch hardware including an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with an Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM. No matter which task you throw at the device, it will breeze through them without hiccups. There’s support for dual-SIMs and fast charging, and the device has even got a 3.5mm headphone jack for all the audiophiles out there. Not just that, for audiophiles, it supports Hi-Fi DAC promising a richer audio experience. Out of the box, the phone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with a planned upgrade to Android Oreo. Then there’s also the option to opt for voice or face recognition to unlock your device, and LG has managed to include these without having to remove the beloved fingerprint scanner. Sweet. And all that at an enticing price tag of Rs 44,990 makes the LG V30+ is definitely a complete package from the bottom up.