If you were wowed by LG G6 but were turned off by its price tag, then no worries, LG Electronics is out with another smartphone that is just as powerful as and better than the G6 in some aspects. The LG V30 is the third smartphone in the V series which is primarily focused on providing premium multimedia capabilities. The LG V30 is not just a capable smartphone in terms of performance with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM which provides an excellent platform for the preinstalled Android Nougat 7.1.2. Although LG garnishes the V30 with its UI it is not as overwhelming as expected as you still get Google Assistant and split screen capabilities on its 6inch 18:9 aspect ratio QuadHD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels) 538ppi pixel density FullVision display which is encased in Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Coming to its multimedia capabilities, let’s start with its cameras. On its rear, you can find a dual camera setup. The first camera has the biggest aperture for a smartphone, f/1.6. It has a resolution of 16MP and has standard angle lens of 71 degrees. The second camera has a resolution of 13MP and f/1.9 aperture and is meant for wide angle shots of up to 120 degrees. The cameras have Optical Image Stabilisation, Electronic Image Stabilisation and Hybrid Auto Focus which combines Phase Detection Auto Focus and Laser Detection Auto Focus.
As a YouTuber you know that professionally produced video can rake in tons of views and appreciation and that is why LG has added two software additions LG Cine Video and LG Cine Log. The LG Cine Video app comes with professional settings like Cine Effect which adds 15 cinematic hues on to the recorded video and Point Zoom which allows you to zoom in on any subject without any zooming distortion regardless of its position in the frame. The LG Cine Log is meant for more serious cinematographers who like more control over the recorded video. LG Cine Log preserves wide dynamic range and colour gamut and log gamma curve which comes in handy during post production.
You have now checked out the photo and video capabilities of the LG V30 and now it’s time to see how the LG V30 fares in the audio department. Just like every other V series smartphone it has a Hi-Fi Quad DAC that has been created by B&O Play who also provide the earphones for the smartphone. The LG V30 has digital filters which enhance the quality of the sound. If you looking to stream loseless audio then you are in luck as the LG V30 is the first smartphone in the world to support Master Quality Authenticated technology meant for streaming for high resolution audio. Before we forget, YouTubers will also get excellent audio recording capabilities where the receiver doubles as a microphone to capture audio of a wider spectrum.
The LG V30 will be sold in two internal memory variants 64GB and 128GB. You get the capability to expand that storage to up to 2TB with the help of microSD cards. The LG V30 is powered by a user non-removable 3,300mAh battery. The LG V30 is IP68 water and dust resistant, supports Quick Charge 3.0, voice, face and fingerprint recognition and will be sold in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet colour variants. The LG V30 will be launched on September 21 in select markets and the pricing information is awaited.
Source: LG Newsroom