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LG V30 and V30S: Everything you need to know!

Sometime around late 2016, LG decided to stop trying to win smartphone market share with gimmickry, instead concentrating on just making good products. The LG G6 was the first product of this new approach from the Korean company, winning praise from critics, but not really moving the needle against local rival Samsung's Galaxy S8. For late 2017, LG has its new V30 phone. It's technically a successor to the video-focused V10 and V20 — but there's a clean break in terms of design language, as LG ditches the removable battery and instead goes all-in on metal and glass. And in February 2018, LG announced a sort-of sequel, the V30S, with an AI boost and slightly updated specs.

This is our guide to everything you need to know about LG's best phones to date.

Check out our LG V30 review

We've been using the LG V30 for the past couple months, in multiple countries and with multiple networks. Check out our LG V30 review for extended thoughts on the phone's build quality, software, camera and battery life. And you'll also want to take a look at our video review below, which packages all that info into a concise 13-minute presentation.

It hits the sweet spot for a 'big' phone

With a 6-inch display, you might expect the LG V30 to feel enormous in the hand. However, like its little brother the G6, the V30 uses a taller 18:9 aspect ratio, which (because geometry) has a smaller screen area than a 16:9 phone with the same diagonal measurement. In short: It's big, but not unmanageable. In the hand, the LG V30 feels about the same size as a 5.5-inch, 16:9 phone like the HTC U11.

Needless to say, if you're used to lugging around a V10 or V20, the V30 is going to feel significantly more portable than your old handset.

It's also slimmer and lighter, on account of the metal and glass construction used throughout. In fact, the V30 weighs even less than the G6, despite its larger screen size and identical battery capacity.

LG V30

Same specs everywhere

The LG G6 irked customers in some countries by leaving out wireless charging or the legendary Quad DAC in some regions. Not so this time around: All V30s are made equal.

Regardless of where you buy the V30, you'll get both wireless charging built-in, and high-performance wired audio thanks to LG's Hi-Fi Quad DAC.

The only outlier is internal storage space. There's an "LG V30+" sold in some countries (like the United States, where it's available on Sprint and US Cellular), but this is just the same old LG V30 with a roomier 128GB of space. In addition, all V30s come with a standard high-end spec loadout: Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM and Android 7.1.2 Nougat. There's also an absurdly priced LG V30 Signature Edition with 6GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a ceramic back instead of glass. The Signature Edition V30 is only available in South Korea and can be had for a cool $1800 USD.

Confusing things further, LG announced the V30S ThinQ. This phone includes the same Snapdragon 835, ups the storage to 128GB or 256GB, increases RAM to 6GB, and comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

  • More: LG V30 specs
  • More: LG V30S specs: More of the same, plus A.I.

In addition to raw hardware specs, you'll have (up to) four colors to choose from: Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet. Naturally, not all hues will be available on all carriers, or all regions. (In the United States, black and silver are the dominant colors.)

New and improved dual cameras

LG V30 cameras

LG is no stranger to dual cameras on smartphones, having included the feature on the back since the G5 (and on the front since the V10). The LG V30 is LG's best dual camera setup yet, with a 16-megapixel main shooter behind an f/1.6 lens, and a new, brighter wide-angle camera with less distortion, and an f/1.9 lens. The main camera is a solid step up from the G6 in all conditions. But the biggest improvement comes in wide-angle photography, where the brighter lens and improved post-processing allow for clearer wide-angle pics in the dark.

Besides photography, LG has built out some impressive new video capabilities. The V30 includes LG Cine Log mode, which captures photos with flatter colors, so that more dynamic range can be brought out in post-production. It's similar to the techniques used by professional filmmakers, and worth a look if you plan on editing footage from the V30 in an app like Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut. And if you just want to give your footage a specific look without exporting to a PC, there are several color presets you can use. You could make your footage look like a dark, gritty thriller, or a light romantic comedy, all with a single tap.

The second screen is no more

The secondary ticker display has been a stable V-series feature since the beginning, but as LG moves towards OLED and slimmer, lighter phones, second screen has been retired. In its place, there's a new "floating bar" feature, bascially a little arrow icon that you can drag around the screen, and tap to conjure up a list of app or settings shortcuts.

The feature works similarly to Samsung's Edge Screen on its Galaxy phones, though with less disruption to apps you're currently using in the background. In any case, if you decide the floating bar isn't for you, it's easy to disable it by dragging it up to the "Remove" icon at the top of the display.

It compares really well with the Pixel 2 XL

Google collaborated closely with LG to produde the Pixel 2 XL, and it shows. The phones have the same display panel, roughly the same size, and mostly similar internal hardware. There are key differences however: the Pixel 2 XL ditched the headphone jack this year, while LG doubled down and included an excellent Quad DAC for every version of the V30. The V30 also includes a glass back, allowing for Qi wireless charging, while the Pixel's metal backing prevents that. Finally, the V30 includes LG's now-famous dual camera setup, with the secondary lense used for wide-angle shots. The Pixel sticks with a single camera, though does use some wild algorithms to produce portrait shots.

Another key difference is software, and in this light the V30 comes a little worse off. The phone launched with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, while the Pixel line launched with Android 8.0 Oreo. The Pixel line will also be the first to receieve new feature and security updates, while the V30 may lag behind in that regard depending on region and carrier. The Pixel 2 XL is only $50 more than the V30, so it really comes down to whether you value software features — fast updates and minimal bloat — over hardware features — the dual camera, wireless charging and Quad DAC.

It's the first phone to support T-Mobile's 600Mhz network

Need better T-Mobile coverage in rural areas across the U.S.? The V30 is your phone.

The LG V30 is the first device to support T-Mobile's burgeoning 600Mhz network, which offers much better coverage across greater distances than the rest of T-Mo's network.

It's still rolling out — only a few areas across the country are currently covered — but it should be fairly ubiquitous by this time next year.

The LG V30 is the first phone to run on T-Mobile's new 600Mhz network

Oreo is here

The V30 launched with Nougat, but LG has started rolling out the update to Android 8.0 Oreo to the device. The update started in South Korea, but is now rolling out in other regions.

  • More: Stable Oreo update now rolling out to the LG V30 in South Korea
  • More: Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to the LG V30 on Verizon

There's a gorgeous pink variant

The V30 launched in standard smartphone colors — black, silver, blue and violet. At CES 2018, the company showed off the new "Raspberry Rose" version, and it looks striking to say the least. The deep pink will definitely stand out in the crowd, and customers in South Korea, Europe and Asia can pick this version up.

More: LG V30 is getting a stunning Raspberry Rose color

There's a refreshed 'S' model

For MWC 2018, LG was expected to announce the G7, but instead announced the V30S ThinQ: mostly the same V30 we know and love, but with some extra AI bits baked in. Other minor improvements include Oreo out of the box, increased storage and more color options.

CategoryLG V30LG V30S ThinQ
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.2Android 8.0 Oreo
Display6-inch OLED, curved edges
2880x1440 resolution
Gorilla Glass 5
6-inch OLED, curved edges
2880x1440 resolution
Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM4GB (6GB in some markets)6GB
Storage64GB (U.S.)
128GB (Korea, some other markets)
microSD card slot
128GB (V30S), 256GB (V30S+)
microSD card slot
Battery3300mAh
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Quick Charge 3.0
3300mAh
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Quick Charge 3.0
Rear cameras16MP f/1.6, OIS, 71° FOV
13MP f/1.9, 120° FOV
16MP f/1.6, OIS, 71° FOV
13MP f/1.9, 120° FOV
Front camera5MP f2.2, 90° FOV5MP f2.2, 90° FOV
Audio32-bit Quad DC, high-sensitivity microphones32-bit Quad DC, high-sensitivity microphones
Water resistanceYes, IP68 water resistant dustproof
MIL-STD 810G certified
Yes, IP68 water resistant dustproof
MIL-STD 810G certified
Dimensions151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm
Weight158 grams158 grams
ColorsSilver, Black, Blue, Violet, Raspberry RoseNew Platinum Gray, New Moroccan Blue

Expensive, but not Note expensive

The proximity of the V30's release to that of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 — as well as the local rivalry between Samsung and LG — invites comparisons between the two phones. But aside from the size difference (the Note is much taller), LG is targeting a slightly lower price point.

More: Where to buy the LG V30

That said, the V30 is not a cheap phone. Outright prices on the U.S. carriers start at $800, and in the UK an unlocked LG V30 will set you back an eye-watering £799. LG phones tend to pick up heavy discounts not long after launch, so it's probable you'll be able to pick one up for $750 or less by the end of the year.

Still, the V30's launch pricing is a far cry from the $900+ folks have been paying for the Note 8.

More questions? Check out the forums!

The Android Central LG V30 forums are a great place to chat with other V30 owners (and soon-to-be owners), and get answers to more of your burning questions.

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

96 Comments
  • Definitely getting this phone next week. Time to upgrade my G5.
  • Yep. Can't upgrade for about two weeks. But I'll be picking one up asap.
  • Ide of done the same phone looks great but the only thing missing for me is a camera button. Sounds daft but a big deal for me I do wish more had a camera button. This will be a great phone though the g5 g5 and v20 were great phones by LG and deserve more sales than they are getting imo but then again alot of them do I have a xz premium and also think that it deserves high sales to can't fault it one bit.
  • I want Moroccan blue here in the states
  • Me too. TMobile is only offering the white model.
  • The UI looks too much like Samsung's (not a great thing). I'm very non-plussed about these OEM devices. I feel like the Pixel is the phone to get if you want to be in the Android Ecosystem. Guaranteed updates for 3 years, and an "as-intended" user experience. It's basically Android's rough equivalent to the iPhone 8/8+. Not sure I'd ever buy another OEM device on Android, now that Google is making phones...
  • Good choice .. Pixel is the best choice for a small percent of people like us who care about those things. But for majority normal people who don't keep up with phones and want an Android phone will settle with Samsung and to lesser extent LG and other OEM devices.
  • You both are very correct Sirs!!! After you have experienced pure Android, there's no going back.
  • IDK, I've had Nexus devices and a couple recent Moto devices as well as an HTC 10 that are pretty close to stick and didn't have the bloat. I've always found stock lacking for some features. Not saying stock doesn't have advantages but I just don't think I'm a stock guy.
  • Or you get really bored with it and want something else.
  • Don't listen to this "stock" Android trolls, Android would be almost unusable without the input/contributions from OEMs and their skins.
  • Not true. Had a Nexus 6 and moved on to Samsung and lg. Haven't had a stock Android device since then
  • Speak for yourself, I hated older Nexus devices and the near stock experience of Motorola phones. I started Android with LG, and moved to Samsung. Stock Android feels like it's missing half the features that make an Android phone Android to me. Then I need to install a bunch of extra apps to get the functionality I'm used to. But to each their own.
  • I am with you. There is no definitive Android experience. The beauty of Android is the ability to make it personal to fit your needs. All stock Android provides is a little cleaner slate for some. Personally I it boring and not very fluid.
  • Yea, but stock android is kind of boring and too plain imo
  • I've had pure android and I've tried OEM skins.
    All I get from pure Android is updates to bring in features that I had on OEM skins, not necessarily done better either.
    It's for some people but it's not for everyone, especially now that chips are as powerful as they are. Think pure Android is more important in mid end and low end devices
  • Lol, the "as intented" Google mantra used to push very average Pixel phones... I fine tune all the menu settings in Android OS when I first get a new phone... That's my only significant interaction with Android OS I'll ever make. After set up, all I do is turn WiFi, Bluetooth, and sound on or off... So tell me... What is this "as intended" Pixel Android experience nonsense? I use apps.... I just explained my entire interaction with Android OS... Would turning on/off Bluetooth, WiFi, and sound be a much more "intended experience" on a Pixel phone? LMAO, the fundamentalist Android Pixel crowd is a gullible crowd... Or maybe they spend an hour a day looking through their Android OS sub menu's, as intended.... Lol
  • Do your research before you spout opinion
  • I also have to disagree. For years I was an outright hater of everything Samsung. I used to have phones from different manufacturers over the years. Never a Nexus or Pixel, though. However, I also used to root and sometimes Custom ROM these phones. In the beginning to get rid of bloat, later to enhance the phone with features. Then I got a Samsung Note and never looked back! Most of the stuff I did with xposed and custom ROMs is already baked in. There are apps to disable all bloat and unwanted crap. All without rooting and compromising security. On top of it you get good looking phones that are exceptionally build. And if I have to pay almost the same price for a Pixel as for the Note, my choice is easy!
  • I'm on a G6 now. While there are some relative similarities to Samsung, this UI blows away my S7 with speed and fluidity. I had many Samsung devices for many years and don't regret going to this LG G6 one bit. I think the G6 is very underrated and the V30 will be too but it's a huge step in the right direction. I am intrigued by the pixels but I would lose my headphone jack, wireless charging and the wide angle camera. The latter two are features I absolutely love and the V30 has both so to me it's no contest. V30 all the way for the features I want.
  • I agree with you to an extent, but the Pixel forgoes far too many features and is too expensive to justify it for me. I went with the LG V30, and I really wished it had stock Android, but I'll theme it, but Nova on it, and enjoy all the awesome features we'll likely never see in a Pixel. I have over 80GB of music. I need a microSD card slot, and that QDAC is a serious Book.
  • Also, it has been misreported that headphones are included. There are no headphones included in the US versions.
  • Also, why did lg include a USB-C to USB 2.0 cable in the box? They should have included a 3.0 one in the box!!!
  • Buy an international model and you'll get the headphones
  • There are headphones in Europe so...there's that. American phones apparently often lack the headphones included so you might want to blame FCC or something 'cause if they're not included it's unlikely to be the OEMs fault.
  • American networks remove the headphones
  • Might have bought it if i didn't have the mate 9, and the mate 10 is almost here
  • I'm with you. The mate 9 is a damn near perfect phone IMO. It literally ticks all the boxes that I need in a phone minus the AMOLED display and water resistance. Buttery smooth and awesome battery life even a year later. I'm definitely going with another mate in the future. Shoot, even the camera still impresses me and I've used every flagship this year with the exception of the U11 and Note 8
  • 4 colors? Not so fast. Verizon, silver only, T-mobile, silver only, AT&T, silver and black. I'm pretty pissed. If you're making 4 colors and advertising 4 colors, have them all available.
  • Yep, this colour bullshit exists everywhere. It's infuriating.
  • LG has pinged my email three times and Verizon* twice; I'm going to tell them (should they ever ask) that I didn't jump right up and buy the V30 because of a p!ss-poor selection of color choices and no 128 gigabyte model existing with Verizon. When, and if, the color choices become p!ss-enriched maybe I'll take a gander at a 128 gig V30. *I bought the V10 and V20 without hesitation and other recent smartphones immediately upon their availability from Verizon and this is the first time I've balked in several years.
  • They never do with US carriers. Same can be said for Samsung.
  • Hey it's the stupid LG way. No advertising in T-Mobile stores a week before it's set to be available and no actual visibility of phones yet. I really despise LG's efforts but I'm getting the V30 regardless of LG not seemingly trying hard. 4 colors but not so fast, you can only pick one.lol Just get it together LG.
  • Solution for your problem: buy the phone outright instead of through a carrier like the rest of the World does ;)
  • What a magnificent looking phone. I've always favored black phones but in this case the blue would be my choice. I hope LG sells a bunch of these. I wouldn't even mind the silver.
  • I had to go to BestBuy to play with these phones. I cannot get used to these tall skinny phones. I just don't like them.
  • The V30 looks quite 16:9ish though, no?
  • My exact same thought. I was actually asking about the aspect ratio the other day since it looks more wider than the Note 8.
  • I think the curved screen on the Samsung makes it more narrow.
  • Two minutes with 18:9 in store isn't enough. When I looked in store, the displays (Note 8) amazed me, and I had no strong opinion on the new 18:9. After two weeks with an 18:9 phone, there was no way I could return to 16:9. Yes, you will love an 18:9 phone. I could see an 18:9 phone getting too difficult if it had big bezels and also in a protective case. The almost zero bezel Note in a Defender Otter Box is pretty idea for me.... Much, much narrower than my old Note 5.
  • Totally agree
  • Friend has an S8. The phone is awful to use. Practical use is not the same as looking at a design and liking but. I constantly registered touches while busing bit, and the viewing area is way too narrow. The phone is like a snickers bar with those edged screens. The edges are why I don't buy Samsung anymore. It's literally the only reason. I hate them that much. I refuse to pay a premium for a feature that actually hurts usability. And I've used that phone, cumulatively speaking, for hours.
  • Unfortunately HTC'S keyboard had awful autocorrect and substitution. And trying to edit a post on this site in a mobile browser is enough to drive vulnerable people to suicide. After 20 minutes, you may finally be able to click on that magic pixel to activate the edit link.
  • Just change the keyboard
  • LOL. I agree, I hate my HTC 10's keyboard (Touch Pal).
  • Replying alone is an ordeal.
  • ^ Same here, I much prefer a 16:9 normal screen, I went to best buy and handled these tall skinny phones and they just felt awkward.
  • It's in Best buy already ?
  • B&H supposed to have unlocked version Oct 27 https://www.phonearena.com/news/Holding-out-for-an-unlocked-LG-V30-Youll...
  • Just picked up two v30s from Att, one black and one silver. So far I am very impressed with everything! Pics are amazing
  • Expensive this month, but like all LG phones, the price will be much lower in a couple of months.
  • The 3 phones on my list of choice right now are the 128GB models of LGV30+, UTC11, and Pixel 2 XL. They each have pluses and minus over the other but all seem like pretty good choices.
  • How is the camera? I'm reading that there is some serious lag in shutter speed. Can anyone confirm?
  • I checked it out yesterday, there is noticible lag comparing to the Note 8. Although, I wouldn't say terrible.
  • I'm concerned at the camera as well as the G6 camera is not that good.
    The camera app is fantastic though but I'm getting a little annoyed by LG using substandard hardware and may jump to a Pixel for my next phone
  • It's gonna be awesome baby with a capital A! (Dick Vitale voice)lol
  • Still don't get why they put the headphone jack on top.
  • At least it exists. I actually don't like shoving everything into the bottom. If I had my way I'd have the jack bottom right, the charging port top right, and front facing speakers.
  • I see it as a nod to the Walkman of old. I realize that this may date me but I owned several on-the-hip-worn cassette players from the early '80s through 1996 or so.
  • prefer it at the top. goes in my pocket nicely then
  • I think I'll wait about 3-4 months maybe 6 and update from my S7 to this V30, the better Pixel 2 XL. LOL.
  • To bad the ram management is not that great. I don't care all that much about an app opening half a second faster than this phone or that phone but ram should be solid. https://youtu.be/hLSH74_FSNo
  • A phone you can put a glass screen protector on, Samsung should take notice and dump those stupid curved screens.
  • LG, the company that desperately wants to be Samsung.
  • I ordered the pixel 2 xl on the 4th. If LG has launched the unlocked v30 prior to the 4th, I would have most iikely bought it and I still might.
  • The phone is great.
    But, just like the S8, S8+, Note 8, all iCraps etc it's overpriced to no end. Which is why you NEVER pre-order a phone. EVER. Unless it's an urgency. Wait until it's released. Shortly after the free market will start to adjust the price. Examples: G6 - released for 750€, now available for 400€ (new)
    S8 - released for 800€, now available for as low as 550€ (new)
    Note 8 - released for 1000€, already available for 875€ (new)
    Xperia XZ1 - released for 700€, already available for 600€ (new) I'm absolutely sure with the V30 it will be the same.
    And while I expect it to be way too big for my taste, I still want to try it before deciding. It finally has all the essentials and it's the only phone that does dual lenses right. And as much as I love the S7, using the same phone for more than a year is already starting to get on my nerves for some reason...lol
  • The only people to find "value" with this phone will be ones willing to pay the full price without blinking twice or those getting the BOGO deal from AT&T or another carrier with strings attached.
  • I love the look of this phone... But... it is the same price as the Pixel2 XL...
  • Not a fan of the rounded corners on the screen. It is like going back to the 80s with rounded corners on your TV. At least the screen is flat.
  • That's the same worry I had when I purchased the LG G6. But now I like it better than the normal rectangle 90* corners.
  • I have never really noticed the rounded corners, one way or the other, on my G6, Not an issue at all for me.
  • I am looking to buy v30 in diwali around 17th October but its not available in india. have no other option but to buy note 8. Echo to v30 team india.. any idea when it will come to india. i am waiting to get hold of it.
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  • What a horrible e phone launch! Can't find it anywhere!
  • I finally picked up ATT unit last week off ebay for $700 after realizing US998 unlocked model does not have ATT Lte bands 17/30. That and the wait til Dec were deal breakers for it. After disabling bunch of ATT bloat apps and pretty happy.
  • When I look at the Wireless Technplogy section on AT&T's site under LGV30, it lists band 30, but not band 17. Would you know if those two are rolled out across the entire U.S.?
  • Band 17 is the primary band for AT&T's 700 mhz frequency which I believe is the backbone of their LTE service. The US998 unlocked model does not have band 17; there are the bands it does have; 4G LTELTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 25, 66 
  • I'm confused. band 17 is not listed under the LG V30, so it seems like both models don't have it. According to AT&T's page under LG V30 it has -
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 20(800), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100).
  • I've read elsewhere that bands 17 and 30 are interrelated somehow as essentially the same band. Note that the US998 does not have 17 or 30. The AT&T model has band 30.
  • Gotcha, I can see that. If I find out more I'll post it here. Thanks for the info.
  • My T-Mo V30 is a fantastic phone!
    It has a great screen with super smooth action when you move around.
    The Battery life is just amazing. Truly an all day phone, even if you watch a few videos, listen to music or browse the internet a bit during the day.
    My only gripes are:
    1) it's too slick in my hand without a case. So I have mine in a clear TPU case so it does't feel like it's going to slide out of my hand at any moment.
    2) I wish T-Mo was getting in more colors than just Silver. I loved that blue that Alex had in his first review unit. T-Mo should have this out there next to the Samsung S8 and Note 8. (although that might make for fewer sales of those devices)
  • Agree, if the S8 had a flag screen I'd likely have bought it. But I cannot deal with the curved screens. This phone looks decent, but it's LG. I really can't bring myself to spend that much money on anything from this company, considering how bad their track record is. Also, not a fan of the P-OLED screen they used. If it was IPS LCD, I probably would have considered it.
  • V30 is an awesome phone and I would re-buy it in a second. If you are going to nitpick about the little details that in the real world don't make a real difference you will never be satisfied. My only single complaint about the V30 is low light pictures. Otherwise from a real world perspective it an absolutely outstanding phone and a very nice break from the Galaxy series of phones. LG is much more Google friendly then Samsung!
  • I never bought LG before but I love my V30. I have an iPhone 7+ I’m trading in for an X but wanted a phone with gigabit speed. I’m on T-Mobile so the V30 was their fastest phone. I’m surprised how much I like it. Better than iPhone by a mile. Does everything well. 2 year warranty. Wished I had waited for the plus version coming out on the 17th but it’s too late.
  • I've used V30 for several weeks...It is by far the Android phone that is closed to perfect when matching my requirement, with one fatal flaw. The built-in automatic brightness control(I'm using T-mobile variation) really needs a fine tuneup. When the environment is dark, V30 appears to be so dark that it is pretty much all useless. To make it worse, you have to uncheck the auto-brightness mark THEN you can adjust brightness manually. I've been waiting for update to fix this, but so far it has still stuck with October security patch. I've some 3rd party light adjustment apps but none of them work very well. Either the auto-brightness isn't response through those 3rd party apps, or it works at the expense of screen flickering. Too bad...I wouldn't mind staying with Android 7.1.2 if this auto-brightness issue may be taken care of. But as of now, I think LG is more emphasizing on the new G7 instead of taking care of G6 and V30. Not really a good idea...
  • The brightness issue must be on the t-mobile V30 only. I have the Verizon modle and I only use auto brightness, and never had that problem. plus the brightness slider still works even with auto checked.
  • Agreed, in dire need of some updates. Always second guessing not getting the Pixel.
  • I can't wait for the glass phone craze to end. I'll keep my V20 till then
  • LG V30 has built in wireless charging. But is there an LG wireless charging pad? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well, LG products seem to be lacking most of all is lifespan: I've had a LG G3 where the phone died a month shy of two years (CPU failure), and bad OTA updates where they bricked my phone along with a clumsy PC suite, whereas my much much more ancient Galaxy S3 (non-LTE) is still working fine with a new battery (I rooted and flashed it with Lineage to test it out ).
    And trust me, I have a LG TV breaking just before my extended warranty expired (circuit board again)
    LG aircons is the first that leaked so frequently and the first leak happened 2nd week after installation (used for the 3rd time) The quality of their products is what makes me think twice.
  • Please don't call them gimmicks. They tried to do things different. Some ideas were better than others but We don't all want Samsungs or Samsung clones. Choice is a good thing and some of LGs innovations were really good. I first switched from Samsung to LG with the LG Flex. The curved screen really did add to durability and the functionality of the concave shape fit to your face like a land line phone. It was the best cell phone I have ever owned for actually talking on the phone. It was a much more useful curve screen than the actually gimmicky "edge" crap Samsung was slinging. The Flex also had that fantastic rear volume rocker so you could easily adjust the volume WHILE talking. Volume rockers now are hopelessly stuck to the the thin edge of 2D phones. They are all universally horrible now. I currently own
    G5 and while it lost some of the features I really like about the LGs that preceded it, it kept user replaceable battery, headphone jack, and expandable memory which were all features I appreciated and were increasingly difficult to find when I last was in the market for a phone.
  • The only LG phone I'd buy is the Pixel 2 XL, while made by LG, it doesn't have LG's disgusting bloated software and has Google's instead, which is true Android, fast, smooth and clean with garranteed fast updates and consistent monthly security patches.
  • If they can upgrade that horrible front camera and keep the camera app not laggy, they'll have a good phone in their hands.
  • LG is done. No monthly security updates and they forget about their products after 12months. Sony, Nokia or Google, rest can put into toilet.
  • I think LG needs to just start making its phones Android One compatible. It's got one of the worst skins out there, like it's only half committed to software customization.
  • Verizon is still selling this for $840. In what world is that a "far cry from the $900+"