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LG has officially unveiled the V30, the successor to last year’s V20. While in the past the V line differed from the G series with higher-end hardware and a different design, this year, the V30 follows in the G6’s footsteps. What this means is a large FullVision display which features limited amounts of bezel and an all-glass build. The handset improves upon the G6 though as it features new videography features, a high-quality audio DAC, and more.

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Full hardware specifications for LG’s V30:

LG V30 Specification
Android version Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Screen size 6.0-inch OLED FullVision Display
Resolution 2880×1440 pixels
PPI 538 ppi
Primary camera 16MP f/1.6 61° standard sensor & 13MP f/1.9 120°wide-angle sensor
Front camera 5MP F2.2 90° wide angle sensor
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage 64GB (U.S.) 128 GB (Select markets)
Expandable storage up to 2TB
RAM 4GB (U.S.) 6GB (Select markets)
Battery 3,300mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C, headphone jack
Weight 158 g
Dimensions 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm
Other features 32-bit Quad DAC, high-sensitivity microphones, IP68 water resistant dustproof MIL-STD 810G certified
Color options Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet
Carrier availability AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Base price off-contract TBD
In-box accessories USB-C charging cable, Quick Charge 3.0 wall adaptor, B&O wired earbuds

LG V30 Stories July 29, 2019

[Update: Now rolling out] Early Android Pie beta build leaks for the LG V30, still no release info

LG really doesn’t make life easy for themselves. They make some solid hardware, but stall massively in updating their devices. The LG V30, V35, and V40 were supposed to get Android Pie by June, but that initial deadline has come and gone. We have some good news, though, as an early Android Pie beta has leaked for the LG V30.

LG V30 Stories January 5, 2019

Some Android phones on AT&T are being updated with ‘5G E’ icon in place of 4G LTE

5G is a huge buzzword going into 2019, and AT&T is pulling out the big guns as of late. In December, AT&T confirmed that it would be replacing the 4G LTE icon on its Android phones with a misleading 5G E icon, and this week, that’s exactly what is happening.

LG V30 Stories May 30, 2018

LG G6 picks up Oreo on Sprint and in the UK as T-Mobile resumes Oreo rollout for LG V30

Android Oreo’s rollout has been painfully slow over the past few months, but lately, it’s finally been gaining some traction. LG has been pushing out Oreo to quite a few device variants in recent weeks and today, it’s heading out to three more.

LG V30 Stories May 8, 2018

LG V30 picking up Android Oreo update on T-Mobile and unlocked variants

Android Oreo’s rollout has been pretty slow for the most part, but LG has been somewhat decent about getting its V30 up to the latest and greatest Google has to offer. Now, the T-Mobile and unlocked variants of the phone are being updated.

LG V30 Stories May 4, 2018

LG’s Android smartphones have gotten better and better over the years, but one of the more exciting developments came from last year’s V30, which was the company’s first with an OLED display. With the new G7 ThinQ, though, we’re back to LCD. Apparently, that’s because LG only plans to use OLED on V-series devices.

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LG V30 Stories April 23, 2018

LG V30 on Verizon picks up ‘ThinQ’ branding and AI features in latest update

LG hasn’t given us a ton of new hardware in the past few months, but it has been working hard on delivering some new software features, primarily focused on AI under the “ThinQ” brand. This week, an update rolled out to the LG V30 on Verizon, turning it into the “LG V30 ThinQ.”

LG V30 Stories March 30, 2018

We reviewed the LG V30 all the way back in October of last year, but it’s still relevant for a few reasons — one of which being that it’s still LG’s most recent flagship! If you’ve been wanting a new phone and the LG V30 might be a good option for you, then you’re in luck: We’ve partnered with LG to give away three brand new LG V30s in the limited edition Raspberry Rose color…

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LG V30 Stories March 28, 2018

Android Oreo rolling out to the Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 on AT&T

Last year’s biggest flagships took a fair while to pick up Android Oreo, but now carriers and company’s are finally launching updates for everyone. Today, AT&T is bringing Oreo to its variants of the LG V30 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

LG V30 Stories March 9, 2018

LG V30 on Verizon Wireless picks up its Android Oreo update

Android Oreo’s expansion has been kind of pathetic. Well over 100 days after its public release on the Pixel, most OEMs still haven’t updated their devices. LG started an Oreo rollout for the V30 a few weeks ago, and today that expands to the US with an update for Verizon customers.

LG V30 Stories February 13, 2018

LG has long strived to best Samsung, but in the past year, the company has found itself playing catch-up more often than not. Now that LG has decided to stop with yearly releases, it will focus on releasing new variants, including a new version of the LG V30.

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LG V30 Stories February 9, 2018

Earlier this year LG revealed that it wouldn’t be sticking to a yearly release schedule anymore, with more variants its current smartphones planned. We’ve seen a lot of new colors, but now, we’re hearing that the LG V30 will be getting a new variant with special features at MWC…

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LG V30 Stories January 22, 2018

LG’s future in the smartphone market is very unclear at the moment. Around CES, we didn’t hear anything about the company’s mid-range lineup as we have in the past, and, more importantly, the company confirmed it wasn’t going to stick to a yearly cycle for flagship releases. Now, it seems that MWC will see the results of that.

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LG V30 Stories January 13, 2018

The LG V30 is easily one of the most underrated phones that’s on the market today with excellent specs and a great looking design. Earlier this month, LG announced a new variant of the V30 and at CES, we got to check it out in person, and that’s got me thinking…

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LG V30 Stories January 3, 2018

LG V30 arrives in ‘Raspberry Rose’ at CES 2018

The LG V30 was one of the most underrated flagships we saw in 2017, but it’s still a fantastic device that brings a lot to the table. Now, LG is adding on to the V30’s portfolio with a new “Raspberry Rose” color variant.

LG V30 Stories December 26, 2017

Android Oreo rolling out to the LG V30…in Korea

After a brief preview program last month, LG has today announced that it is rolling out Android Oreo to the V30 in its home country of South Korea.

LG V30 Stories November 28, 2017

LG V30 gets an Android Oreo beta test, rolling out now starting in Korea

The LG V30 is definitely one of the more underrated devices on the market today, and soon it will join the expanding “Oreo Club” thanks to a beta test which is now rolling out.

LG V30 Stories October 30, 2017

We just reviewed the LG V30 last week, and if you’ve been itching to give one a shot, well, we’ve got good news for you. This week we’ve partnered with LG to give away a brand new LG V30 sent straight to your doorstep…

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LG V30 Stories October 27, 2017

LG has a funny habit of announcing new phones way ahead of their release, then losing excitement from the would-be buyers who get tired of waiting and decide to buy something else. That’s a shame, because LG has really started to offer some phenomenal flagship devices.

That couldn’t be more true of the V30, which we’ve already had for months in the forms of both retail and preview units, but the phone only just launched in the US over the past week, and you know what? The V30 is the best phone LG has ever made, and I’d even say it’s one of the best Android phones of the year — with some caveats, of course.

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LG V30 Stories October 25, 2017

You can now pre-order the LG V30 unlocked for $829

There have been a lot of really solid smartphone releases during the back half of 2017, and one that’s been in my pocket the past few weeks has been the LG V30. Now, after heading to carriers a while back, it’s finally available unlocked.

LG V30 Stories October 11, 2017

Now that the LG V30 is finally available in the US, it’s starting to make its way into the hands of eager customers looking to try its terrific new video capabilities, quad DAC, and OLED display.

We already have quite a bit of V30 content, but we thought now would be the perfect time to go over some of the first things you might want to do with your V30 after pulling it out of the box.

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LG V30 Stories October 10, 2017

The LG V30 was announced over a month ago, and we’ve been testing a pre-production unit since shortly after, but today LG finally sent us a retail unit that mirrors the experience that anyone buying a V30 this month should have.

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LG V30 Stories October 6, 2017

LG announced its latest flagship, the LG V30, in late August, but after that, the company fell silent for over a month. Now LG is finally putting the V30 up for sale in the United States through major carriers.

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LG V30 Stories September 28, 2017

LG announced the V30 almost a full month ago but has been pretty much silent as far as when the smartphone will become available in the US. After releasing the handset in South Korea about a week ago, LG has finally released a press release announcing that the V30 will become available in the coming weeks…

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LG V30 Stories September 27, 2017

LG is so proud of the V30’s camera that they compared it to the RED Weapon [Video]

Just because LG has still not given us an official release date or price for the V30 doesn’t mean it has stopped hyping up the phone. As we know from the announcement, LG is incredibly proud of the handset’s dual camera setup and that it was the first to introduce an F1.6 aperture lens in a smartphone. So proud that the company gave cinematographer Parker Walbeck a unit to compare side-by-side with a RED Weapon…

LG V30 Stories September 26, 2017

LG V30: How to take a screenshot

Unlike most flagship Android smartphones on the market, LG doubles its fingerprint sensor as a power/sleep button on the V30. Because of this, taking a screenshot can be daunting. Thankfully, if you don’t want to use the hardware buttons to capture an image, the V30 offers several software options that makes it incredibly easy. Here’s how…

LG V30 Stories September 25, 2017

LG V30: How to customize the floating bar

In the past, LG’s V line has been known for its iconic second display that allowed users to see notifications and launch shortcuts without the need to turn on the entire display. With the V30, LG removed the ticker display and added a virtual floating bar which features most of the shortcuts previously found on the V10 and V20. Here’s how to customize it…

LG V30 Stories September 5, 2017

After spending some time with the LG V30 in New York City last month, I was excited to use it as my daily driver back home. Over Labor Day weekend, I got the chance to do just that, and the phone has made a lasting impression on me.

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LG V30 Stories September 1, 2017

The LG V30 was announced earlier this week, and it’s already been met with some mixed feelings. While many (myself included) are excited to try out its professional-grade video capabilities, many longtime fans of the V series are disappointed by LG ditching the iconic secondary displays and rugged designs of previous generations.

No matter your feelings on the V30, though, it’s gearing up to be one of the best phones of 2017, and this week’s Friday 5 takes a look at some of the reasons you might want to consider getting your preorder in.

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The LG V30 is shaping up to be one of the best smartphones you can buy for quite a few reasons. It has excellent revamped hardware, a brand new OLED display, and powerful specifications. What LG is pushing the hardest, though, is the camera. On paper, that makes sense since both sensors have low apertures, but it seems something isn’t working quite right.

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LG’s V30 is now official and it’s going to end up being a pretty fantastic option for a lot of buyers, but LG has been quiet so far on two very important details. Despite knowing everything about the phone itself, LG hasn’t officially stated when it will go on sale nor how much it will cost. While we still don’t have a concrete release date, LG has seemingly confirmed the pricing for the US market.

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After tons of leaks and rumors, LG officially unveiled the V30 yesterday and it brings a lot to the table. We’ve already given you the full rundown on specifications, our first impressions, and also some of the details you might have missed, but now we’ve got a unit in-house and can answer all of your questions about the LG’s newest device.

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The 128GB LG V30+ will be coming to the United States via Sprint

The V30 was the star of the show for LG’s press conference at IFA yesterday, but alongside it the company also announced another phone in the form of the V30+. Thanks to an announcement from Sprint’s CEO, we now have confirmation that the V30+ will indeed be making its way to the United States.

LG V30 Stories August 31, 2017

IFA 2017 officially kicks off tomorrow which means most, if not all, of the major announcements from companies at the event have already taken place. Over the last several days, we’ve seen phones from LG, Sony, Motorola, and others get unveiled.

If you were to buy one of the phones announced at this year’s IFA, which would it be?

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LG officially unveiled the V30 to the world in the wee hours of the morning, and our initial hands-on time with the phone has been quite positive to say the least. The software on the V30 remains mostly unchanged from the G6, but as with the majority of phones, the V30 brings a ton of new wallpapers to spruce up its look. If you want to give your own device some of the V30’s aesthetic right now, you can download the official new wallpapers right here.

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Netflix for Android updated with HDR support on the LG V30

The LG V30 was just announced this morning and it has a lot of attractive selling points, but one of the biggest is the new display. The 6-inch 18:9 OLED panel is gorgeous in person and is also HDR certified. Now, Netflix is adding official support for HDR playback on the V30.

LG’s latest flagship has officially arrived in the V30, and it’s an impressive device across the board. We’ve already called it one of our favorite devices on the market, and everything you’ll see on paper supports that. However, there are some interesting things about the V30 that aren’t obvious at a glance, so let’s take closer look.

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IFA this year is full of new and recently-released high spec Android smartphones.  But having just come out of the LG V30 launch event (and deciding to pass on Sony’s), I’m just going to call it right now: The V30 is easily the best Android phone available right now. It does so much right that I have to really dig around for things I don’t like. Check our full review and spec sheet.

Let’s survey the field right quick:

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LG V30 Specs: 32-bit Quad DAC, high-sensitivity mics, dual-cameras, more

LG has officially unveiled the V30, the successor to last year’s V20. While in the past the V line differed from the G series with higher-end hardware and a different design, this year, the V30 follows in the G6’s footsteps. What this means is a large FullVision display which features limited amounts of bezel and an all-glass build. The handset improves upon the G6 though as it features new videography features, a high-quality audio DAC, and more.

2016 proved to be a tough year for LG that was highlighted by underwhelming performances by its G5 and V20 devices. The company made a valiant effort this year with the LG G6, but it failed to impress buyers over the competition. Now the company is back with the LG V30, and it’s pulling no punches in trying to grab your attention away from competitors.

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LG V30 Stories August 30, 2017

The LG G6 faced tough competition earlier this year with the Galaxy S8, and unfortunately LG’s flagship got buried in the hype around Samsung’s release. Now, LG is back with the LG V30, and it holds a lot of promise as we approach the end of 2017.

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LG V30: A colorful render of the upcoming flagship leaks hours before official announcement

Following weeks upon weeks of leaks, rumors, and even statements from LG itself, the time has finally come for the unveiling of the V30. LG’s press event for the V30 is set to begin in a little less than 7 hours at the time of publication, and just ahead of this event, another render of the phone has popped up showing the flagship in a few different colors.

Watch LG announce the V30 at IFA 2017 right here [Livestream]

Samsung’s Galaxy Note used to be the star of the show for IFA in Berlin, but since the company started holding its own separate events for the Note series, LG’s V-series has quickly become the highlight of Germany’s premier mobile trade show. In the wee hours of tomorrow morning here in the States, LG will be livestreaming its press conference so you can watch the V30 unveiling in real-time.

LG V30 Stories August 28, 2017

LG has been anything but quiet about its upcoming V30 smartphone over the past few weeks, and although we know nearly everything about the upcoming handset, it still looks like one of this year’s more interesting flagship offerings. Thanks to a new hands-on photo that’s surfaced online, we now have a clear vision of how the finished product will look.

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LG V30 Stories August 22, 2017

LG will be unveiling the LG V30 on August 31 in Berlin ahead of IFA 2017, and while we’re already expecting this handset to pack a seriously impressive punch, it looks like LG will be releasing an even more powerful variant of the phone with the LG V30+…

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LG V30 Stories August 18, 2017

LG V30: Behind the scenes on the creation of the handset’s wallpapers [Video]

At this point, LG is no longer trying to keep the V30 a secret. Between leaked photos and video of the phone and the company already talking about the handset’s new software, all there’s left to do is build hype for the new phone before its announcement at IFA.

LG’s latest attempt at doing just that is a behind the scenes look at the creation of the handset’s wallpapers…

LG V30 Stories August 16, 2017

As we quickly approach the end of summer, we’re expecting some of the biggest names in the smartphone world to release its latest and greatest. This includes handsets from LG, Samsung, Google, Essential, and Motorola.

Which of this fall’s new Android smartphones are you most interested in buying?

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We’re about two weeks away from the official announcement of the V30, but that hasn’t stopped leaked images of the handset from emerging. The latest to surface is a press render of the device that shows off the phone from almost every angle…

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Things are about to get exciting in the mobile landscape with just every Android OEM, as usual, prepping to release more new flagship smartphones. In the crowd there’s Google, Samsung, LG, Andy Rubin’s Essential, Huawei, Moto, and others prepping new releases. It goes without saying that there’s a lot to look forward to, but there is one I didn’t expect to be so excited about: the LG V30.

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