Overview of the flagship LG V30+ (H930DS)

At the end of August, we published a very detailed article about the announcement of the LG V30. In it, we not only considered the positioning of the model, but also talked about all the key features of the device.

LG V30+

In short, LG sees the V30+ as a device capable of shooting the coolest videos, creating cool night shots thanks to the maximum open aperture (among mobile gadgets), delighting the user with a bright and contrasting POLED screen, and also providing a wide musical experience thanks to built-in DAC and Bang&Olufsen support.

Official response regarding the introduction of the V30+ model in our market instead of the regular V30 version: The V30+ differs from the V30 in the increased memory capacity of 128 GB. We studied the needs of Russian users and, based on the data obtained, made such a decision. Sales of LG V30 are not planned.

Until December 4, LG had an original promotion: when you buy a V30+ smartphone, you also get a 32-inch TV as a gift. Especially smart ones, I think, were able to guess how to save money on buying a V30 +? :)

The LG V30+ is currently priced at RUB 59,990.

Appearance

Over the past few years, it has become much easier to describe the appearance of smartphones: as a rule, if we are talking about flagships, then this is a large flat glass-and-metal device with a screen that spans the entire front panel and a similarly designed back side. Each manufacturer looks at the "construction site" to another vendor: someone copies, someone frankly steals, and someone simply clones a device that is successful on the market and sells it just as successfully. And this is by no means a stagnant phenomenon: look at modern TVs - they differ from each other only in the logo. The situation will be similar with smartphones. Hmmm, something gloomy, I wrapped my thought. In fact, there is nothing wrong with this situation: it will be easier for the consumer to make a choice.

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The novelty received IP68 protection and military certification MIL-STD-810. Given the compact dimensions of 151.7x75.4x7.3 mm and light weight - 153 grams - commendable! Now it will be difficult to drown the device in water (or in another liquid), bury it in sand or mud with consequences, and it will be much more difficult to break it. I remember how at the presentation of the LG G6, gadgets were deliberately thrown on the floor as a demonstration of their impact-resistant properties. Let me remind you that the G6 also has MIL-STD-810.

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As for ease of use, there are no questions at all: thin, narrow, light, it is a pleasure to use. Nuance: since the glass is on both sides, the V30 + seemed slippery to me. By the way, the glass here is from Corning, the fifth generation. Metal frame, sloping shape.

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There is an oleophobic coating on the front side, but on the back it is either not there or it is of poor quality, since the prints cover the entire surface abundantly.

In Russia, 3 colors are available: black, blue and purple. However, at this moment you can buy black or blue.

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Despite the thin bezels at the top and bottom, the speech speaker remains in its original place - top center. The volume is high, the timbre is pleasant, even low frequencies are heard, I did not “observe” extraneous sounds. Excellent speaker at the level of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. There are light and proximity sensors. There are questions about the light sensor: it did not always correctly adjust the brightness of the matrix, and the brightness itself decreased or increased in jerks, that is, not smoothly. It was especially noticeable when moving from a bright room to a dark one.

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At the bottom there is a microphone, a USB Type-C connector (version 3.1) and 5 holes, behind which there is a speakerphone. Above is another microphone and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. For some reason, they did not abandon the standard mini-jack in favor of the only fashionable USB-C.

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On the right side there is a combined plastic sled for SIM + SIM or SIM + microSD with a rubberized insert. On the left are separate volume buttons. But the round power button traditionally remained on the back surface. The solution, in my subjective opinion, is not the best: very often, putting the phone in my pocket, I accidentally touched the fingerprint scanner (it is built into the power button), and the gadget was unlocked in my pocket.

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The fingerprint sensor works great: high recognition speed, almost no delay, in fact, you can put your finger in any way that suits you.

On the back there is a module with a dual camera, a flash, a laser focusing system, the Bang & Olufsen logo.

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In general, it seems to me that the LG V30+ turned out to be extremely successful in terms of materials, strength, build quality and ergonomic design. But I would move the power button to the right side.

LG V30+

LG V30+ and Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Display

The LG V30+ model is equipped with a screen diagonal of which is 6 inches flat. The bezels on the left and right are about 3.5 mm, on the top - 7.5 mm, and on the bottom - about 6 mm. That is, the design can rightfully be called FullVision: the aspect ratio is 18:9, the usable area is 81.2%.

LG V30+

The screen matrix of the novelty POLED, high resolution - QHD + (2880x1440 pixels), density - 538 ppi. Below you can see the Pentile structure.

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The following is the measured data:

White brightness - 430 cd / m2, a typical standard value for most flagship matrices.

LG V30+

Matrix Options in Normal Colors

LG V30+

Matrix Options in Photo Color Mode

LG V30+

Matrix Options in Online Color Mode

The difference between the first and second modes is minimal, at least it's hard to distinguish by eye. But the Internet mode is close to the sRGB triangle. The main drawback of this matrix is ​​that all colors fade into a blue-green hue at small angles of the phone.

In the settings, you can set the screen resolution to 1440x720, 2160x1080 and 2880x1440 pixels. At low resolutions, the picture deteriorates noticeably, but at medium values, in general, everything is fine. In this way, you can avoid any slowdowns (although there are none) and save a little battery life.

There is a "Comfortable viewing" mode. It adjusts the blue filter or you can switch all colors to b/w. Double tap activates the screen.

One of the important options is Always-on display. It configures the content on the lock screen (including setting its own picture), the display time on AOD. Since the phone has an AOD function, the V30+ does not need a notification indicator, since all notifications appear on the lock screen.

There are several options for unlocking: key, numbers, finger scanner, voice, and even face. I chose everything to make my life easier: it’s dark – I said a phrase, it’s uncomfortable to touch the scanner – I showed my face, and so on.

The face is recognized relatively quickly (but you need to hold the phone evenly in front of you), the voice is recognized with a delay of a second, the finger scanner is instant.

Забыл сказать о поддержке HDR10.

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Battery

Judging only by the battery capacity, the LG V30+ smartphone is not equipped with the most capacious battery - 3300 mAh. However, testing has proven that it is not only about capacity, but also about optimizing the system.

At auto brightness, the V30+ can easily run up to 30 hours with an average display time of 5 hours. If the gadget is not heavily loaded, then you can squeeze out up to 7 hours of the screen. The most active load in the 4G network will drain the battery for hours by 12 at night.

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The smartphone supports fast charging (QC 3.0): in about 30 minutes - 50% charge. In addition, there is wireless charging.

Communications

The LG V30+ model uses two slots for SIM cards: a combo slot, that is, either two nano-sized SIMs, or a SIM and a microSD memory card. Simcards work in LTE 4G CAT 16 networks (B1, B3, B7, B8, B20 and B38). In addition, there are VoWi-Fi and VoLTE.

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Of course, NFC technology has not disappeared anywhere: paying for purchases in stores and crediting money to a Troika card. The chip is installed somewhere near the fingerprint scanner, so I had to put the whole phone to the reader. For example, in the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, this technology works at a distance of almost 50 mm.

LG V30+

Wi-Fi operates at 2.5/5 GHz (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth version 5.0 (A2DP, LE, AptX HD).

GPS and GLONASS available. The device detects satellites even indoors: in open space up to 25 satellites with an accuracy of 3 meters. There are no questions about the quality of the connection.

Memory

Surprisingly, one of LG's most sophisticated devices uses only 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Of course, many will say that even 4 is enough for the eyes, but in front of you is a device that should be the best in everything. Therefore, 6 GB of RAM in the LG V30 + would not hurt. RAM speed - 7000 MB / s. For example, in Pixel 2 - 7400 MB / s.

The built-in memory is 128 GB, which is why the smartphone has the “+” index. The read speed is 580MB/s and the write speed is 220MB/s. Again, the Pixel 2 hits 740/210 MB/s.

LG V30+

MicroSD cards up to 2TB are supported.

Cameras

What's an Android flagship without two cameras? Hmm, HTC U11+… Wrong example :) In general, everything is as it should be in LG: a front camera, two main modules – a regular one and a wide one. And now more.

LG V30+

5MP selfie camera (Hynix HI553, same as on UMI Touch), f/2.2 aperture, 90-degree field of view. In addition to being wide-angle, it is otherwise ordinary. I think they simply could not put a large module, given the thin frames. At night it shoots primitively, during the day it’s not bad, but it feels like there is a little lack of detail. Video shoots FullHD at constant 30 fps.

The main module on the back is 16 MP (Sony EMX351, sensor size 1/3") with the widest aperture among mobile devices today - f/1.6. Moreover, the lens consists of glass lenses (marketing name CrystalClear) Viewing angle - 71 degrees.The module is equipped with three-axis optical stabilization.It works, but I can not say that it is very active.

Aperture optics and OIS can do wonders at 1/10 shutter speeds, as the ISO in many situations did not exceed 500. The device can shoot more or less normal shots even in complete darkness. Smartphone LG V30+ is not about “noise”: almost all frames are “clean” and devoid of even obvious artifacts.

White balance is often naughty, so don't be surprised if the pictures are with a yellowish tinge.

In general, I was happy with the LG V30+ until I compared the photos with the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. It turned out that the latter, although more “noisy”, retains more details in the photograph. In addition, Apple has better sharpness at the corners of the frames. And one more thing: Apple focuses faster in difficult lighting conditions.

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus / LG V30+

I wanted to emphasize that I am not a fan of the Apple brand (I hope you remember the experience of operating the iMac 27''5K) and I am extremely objective in testing cameras.

I did not compare the second modules, because they have different meanings: in iPhone - zoom, in V30 - wide angle.

The secondary camera of LG V30+ has a resolution of 13 MP (Samsung S5K3M3, sensor size 1/2.9", used in Xiaomi Mi6, Meizu Pro 6/6 Plus), f/1.9 optics and 120 degree field of view. In LG G6, this camera was much simpler in terms of detail and lens aperture.In V30 + I liked the "width": a huge angle of view, bright shots, sharp shots with almost no noise.

In general, the camera settings have migrated from the LG G6: manual video and photo settings, various collages, slow motion, time lapse, and so on.

I liked the Cine Video setting - these are ready-made color settings. In this mode, there is Point Zoom: select the area you are going to zoom in, and then smoothly zoom in or out with the slider, much like in video cameras.

LG V30+

Sound is great, recorded in AAC 48kHz 156Kbps. Again, in the manual settings, you can choose the recording options.

Total for the LG V30+ camera. The smartphone shoots with dignity, there is progress not only in the main camera, but also in the additional one (however, judging by the sensors, they are not the newest and top ones). The quality of the pictures is approximately at the level of other flagships, then looking at the pixels and making a subtle comparison. The front camera is normal. The video writes well, the sound is excellent.

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Селфи

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Performance

Describing the power of modern flagship devices is almost meaningless: all this performance has not played any role for a long time, the main thing is optimization, because without it it doesn’t matter if you use Snapdragon 835 or you have Snapdragon 821. Cool processors are currently working on resolution screens, that is, to pull the picture in 4K or so. The situation is approximately the same in the gaming industry: almost integrated graphics are enough to display a FullHD picture, but for 4K you need some kind of 1080 “geforcesin”, and preferably in SLI. Moreover, I don't see cool toys on Android. But they don’t come out, because most of them have different kinds of Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which do not pull 3D graphics. It makes no sense to try for the sake of a small percentage of Snapdragon 835 owners. Therefore, we see the dominance of indie toys and "runners" that do not require large computing power. To some extent, in the Android environment, I would call it all a “stagnation period”.

LG's new product is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It does not heat up under load, even when charging. As I said, this speed is enough for everything. Still, there is no faster chip yet. In Antutu V30+ scores almost 160,000 points.

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Operating system

I plan to write a review of the LG UX, so here it is in a nutshell. The smartphone operates on Google Android version 7.1.2. In fact, I would like to see Android 8 already. Compared to the previous version of the shell, almost nothing has changed, but there are even more settings. I can’t call the shell “airy”, after all, something is missing or, on the contrary, there is something superfluous.

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Multimedia

Many scold Apple for making the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus the same design and dimensions. However, the large bezels at the top and bottom made it possible to put high-quality speakers in the 7/8 Plus, which are difficult to compare

Overview of the flagship LG V30+ (H930DS)

At the end of August, we published a very detailed article about the announcement of the LG V30. In it, we not only considered the positioning of the model, but also talked about all the key features of the device.

LG V30+

In short, LG sees the V30+ as a device capable of shooting the coolest videos, creating cool night shots thanks to the maximum open aperture (among mobile gadgets), delighting the user with a bright and contrasting POLED screen, and also providing a wide musical experience thanks to built-in DAC and Bang&Olufsen support.

Official response regarding the introduction of the V30+ model in our market instead of the regular V30 version: The V30+ differs from the V30 in the increased memory capacity of 128 GB. We studied the needs of Russian users and, based on the data obtained, made such a decision. Sales of LG V30 are not planned.

Until December 4, LG had an original promotion: when you buy a V30+ smartphone, you also get a 32-inch TV as a gift. Especially smart ones, I think, were able to guess how to save money on buying a V30 +? :)

The LG V30+ is currently priced at RUB 59,990.

Appearance

Over the past few years, it has become much easier to describe the appearance of smartphones: as a rule, if we are talking about flagships, then this is a large flat glass-and-metal device with a screen that spans the entire front panel and a similarly designed back side. Each manufacturer looks at the "construction site" to another vendor: someone copies, someone frankly steals, and someone simply clones a device that is successful on the market and sells it just as successfully. And this is by no means a stagnant phenomenon: look at modern TVs - they differ from each other only in the logo. The situation will be similar with smartphones. Hmmm, something gloomy, I wrapped my thought. In fact, there is nothing wrong with this situation: it will be easier for the consumer to make a choice.

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The novelty received IP68 protection and military certification MIL-STD-810. Given the compact dimensions of 151.7x75.4x7.3 mm and light weight - 153 grams - commendable! Now it will be difficult to drown the device in water (or in another liquid), bury it in sand or mud with consequences, and it will be much more difficult to break it. I remember how at the presentation of the LG G6, gadgets were deliberately thrown on the floor as a demonstration of their impact-resistant properties. Let me remind you that the G6 also has MIL-STD-810.

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As for ease of use, there are no questions at all: thin, narrow, light, it is a pleasure to use. Nuance: since the glass is on both sides, the V30 + seemed slippery to me. By the way, the glass here is from Corning, the fifth generation. Metal frame, sloping shape.

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There is an oleophobic coating on the front side, but on the back it is either not there or it is of poor quality, since the prints cover the entire surface abundantly.

In Russia, 3 colors are available: black, blue and purple. However, at this moment you can buy black or blue.

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Despite the thin bezels at the top and bottom, the speech speaker remains in its original place - top center. The volume is high, the timbre is pleasant, even low frequencies are heard, I did not “observe” extraneous sounds. Excellent speaker at the level of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. There are light and proximity sensors. There are questions about the light sensor: it did not always correctly adjust the brightness of the matrix, and the brightness itself decreased or increased in jerks, that is, not smoothly. It was especially noticeable when moving from a bright room to a dark one.

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At the bottom there is a microphone, a USB Type-C connector (version 3.1) and 5 holes, behind which there is a speakerphone. Above is another microphone and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. For some reason, they did not abandon the standard mini-jack in favor of the only fashionable USB-C.

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On the right side there is a combined plastic sled for SIM + SIM or SIM + microSD with a rubberized insert. On the left are separate volume buttons. But the round power button traditionally remained on the back surface. The solution, in my subjective opinion, is not the best: very often, putting the phone in my pocket, I accidentally touched the fingerprint scanner (it is built into the power button), and the gadget was unlocked in my pocket.

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The fingerprint sensor works great: high recognition speed, almost no delay, in fact, you can put your finger in any way that suits you.

On the back there is a module with a dual camera, a flash, a laser focusing system, the Bang & Olufsen logo.

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In general, it seems to me that the LG V30+ turned out to be extremely successful in terms of materials, strength, build quality and ergonomic design. But I would move the power button to the right side.

LG V30+

LG V30+ and Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Display

The LG V30+ model is equipped with a screen diagonal of which is 6 inches flat. The bezels on the left and right are about 3.5 mm, on the top - 7.5 mm, and on the bottom - about 6 mm. That is, the design can rightfully be called FullVision: the aspect ratio is 18:9, the usable area is 81.2%.

LG V30+

The screen matrix of the novelty POLED, high resolution - QHD + (2880x1440 pixels), density - 538 ppi. Below you can see the Pentile structure.

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The following is the measured data:

White brightness - 430 cd / m2, a typical standard value for most flagship matrices.

LG V30+

Matrix Options in Normal Colors

LG V30+

Matrix Options in Photo Color Mode

LG V30+

Matrix Options in Online Color Mode

The difference between the first and second modes is minimal, at least it's hard to distinguish by eye. But the Internet mode is close to the sRGB triangle. The main drawback of this matrix is ​​that all colors fade into a blue-green hue at small angles of the phone.

In the settings, you can set the screen resolution to 1440x720, 2160x1080 and 2880x1440 pixels. At low resolutions, the picture deteriorates noticeably, but at medium values, in general, everything is fine. In this way, you can avoid any slowdowns (although there are none) and save a little battery life.

There is a "Comfortable viewing" mode. It adjusts the blue filter or you can switch all colors to b/w. Double tap activates the screen.

One of the important options is Always-on display. It configures the content on the lock screen (including setting its own picture), the display time on AOD. Since the phone has an AOD function, the V30+ does not need a notification indicator, since all notifications appear on the lock screen.

There are several options for unlocking: key, numbers, finger scanner, voice, and even face. I chose everything to make my life easier: it’s dark – I said a phrase, it’s uncomfortable to touch the scanner – I showed my face, and so on.

The face is recognized relatively quickly (but you need to hold the phone evenly in front of you), the voice is recognized with a delay of a second, the finger scanner is instant.

Забыл сказать о поддержке HDR10.

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Battery

Judging only by the battery capacity, the LG V30+ smartphone is not equipped with the most capacious battery - 3300 mAh. However, testing has proven that it is not only about capacity, but also about optimizing the system.

At auto brightness, the V30+ can easily run up to 30 hours with an average screen time of 5 hours. If the gadget is not heavily loaded, then you can squeeze out up to 7 hours of the screen. The most active load in the 4G network will drain the battery for hours by 12 at night.

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The smartphone supports fast charging (QC 3.0): in about 30 minutes - 50% charge. In addition, there is wireless charging.

Communications

The LG V30+ model uses two slots for SIM cards: a combo slot, that is, either two nano-sized SIMs, or a SIM and a microSD memory card. Simcards work in LTE 4G CAT 16 networks (B1, B3, B7, B8, B20 and B38). In addition, there are VoWi-Fi and VoLTE.

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Of course, NFC technology has not disappeared anywhere: paying for purchases in stores and crediting money to a Troika card. The chip is installed somewhere near the fingerprint scanner, so I had to put the whole phone to the reader. For example, in the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, this technology works at a distance of almost 50 mm.

LG V30+

Wi-Fi operates at 2.5/5 GHz (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth version 5.0 (A2DP, LE, AptX HD).

GPS and GLONASS available. The device detects satellites even indoors: in open space up to 25 satellites with an accuracy of 3 meters. There are no questions about the quality of the connection.

Memory

Surprisingly, one of LG's most sophisticated devices only uses 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Of course, many will say that even 4 is enough for the eyes, but in front of you is a device that should be the best in everything. Therefore, 6 GB of RAM in the LG V30 + would not hurt. RAM speed - 7000 MB / s. For example, in Pixel 2 - 7400 MB / s.

The built-in memory is 128 GB, in fact, because the smartphone has a “+” index. The read speed is 580MB/s and the write speed is 220MB/s. Again, the Pixel 2 hits 740/210 MB/s.

LG V30+

MicroSD cards up to 2TB are supported.

Cameras

What's an Android flagship without two cameras? Hmm, HTC U11+... Wrong example :) In general, everything is as it should be in LG: a front camera, two main modules - a regular one and a wide one. And now more.

LG V30+

5MP selfie camera (Hynix HI553, same as on UMI Touch), f/2.2 aperture, 90-degree field of view. In addition to being wide-angle, it is otherwise ordinary. I think they simply could not put a large module, given the thin frames. At night it shoots primitively, during the day it’s not bad, but it feels like there is a little lack of detail. Video shoots FullHD at constant 30 fps.

The main module on the back is 16 MP (Sony EMX351, sensor size 1/3") with the widest aperture among mobile devices today - f/1.6. Moreover, the lens consists of glass lenses (marketing name CrystalClear) Viewing angle - 71 degrees.The module is equipped with three-axis optical stabilization.It works, but I can not say that it is very active.

Aperture optics and OIS can do wonders at 1/10 shutter speeds, as the ISO in many situations did not exceed 500. The device can shoot more or less normal shots even in complete darkness. Smartphone LG V30+ is not about “noise”: almost all frames are “clean” and devoid of even obvious artifacts.

White balance is often naughty, so don't be surprised if the pictures are with a yellowish tinge.

In general, I was happy with the LG V30+ until I compared the photos with the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. It turned out that the latter, although more “noisy”, retains more details in the photograph. In addition, Apple has better sharpness at the corners of the frames. And one more thing: Apple focuses faster in difficult lighting conditions.

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus / LG V30+

I wanted to emphasize that I am not a fan of the Apple brand (I hope you remember the experience of operating the iMac 27''5K) and I am extremely objective in testing cameras.

I did not compare the second modules, because they have different meanings: in iPhone - zoom, in V30 - wide angle.

The secondary camera of LG V30+ has a resolution of 13 MP (Samsung S5K3M3, sensor size 1/2.9", used in Xiaomi Mi6, Meizu Pro 6/6 Plus), f/1.9 optics and 120 degree field of view. In LG G6, this camera was much simpler in terms of detail and lens aperture.In V30 + I liked the "width": a huge angle of view, bright shots, sharp shots with almost no noise.

In general, the camera settings have migrated from the LG G6: manual video and photo settings, various collages, slow motion, time lapse, and so on.

I liked the Cine Video setting - these are ready-made color settings. In this mode, there is Point Zoom: select the area you are going to zoom in, and then smoothly zoom in or out with the slider, much like in video cameras.

LG V30+

Sound is great, recorded in AAC 48kHz 156Kbps. Again, in the manual settings, you can choose the recording options.

Total for the LG V30+ camera. The smartphone shoots with dignity, there is progress not only in the main camera, but also in the additional one (however, judging by the sensors, they are not the newest and top ones). The quality of the pictures is approximately at the level of other flagships, then looking at the pixels and making a subtle comparison. The front camera is normal. The video writes well, the sound is excellent.

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Примеры фото днем

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Примеры фото ночью

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Примеры фото – низкий уровень освещения

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Селфи

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Performance

Describing the power of modern flagship devices is almost meaningless: all this performance has not played any role for a long time, the main thing is optimization, because without it it doesn’t matter if you use Snapdragon 835 or you have Snapdragon 821. Cool processors are currently working on resolution screens, that is, to pull the picture in 4K or so. The situation is approximately the same in the gaming industry: almost integrated graphics are enough to display a FullHD picture, but for 4K you need some kind of 1080 “geforcesin”, and preferably in SLI. Moreover, I don't see cool toys on Android. But they don’t come out, because most of them have different kinds of Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which do not pull 3D graphics. It makes no sense to try for the sake of a small percentage of Snapdragon 835 owners. Therefore, we see the dominance of indie toys and "runners" that do not require large computing power. To some extent, in the Android environment, I would call it all a “stagnation period”.

LG's new product is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It does not heat up under load, even when charging. As I said, this speed is enough for everything. Still, there is no faster chip yet. In Antutu V30+, it scores almost 160,000 points.

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Operating system

I plan to write a review of the LG UX, so here it is in a nutshell. The smartphone operates on Google Android version 7.1.2. In fact, I would like to see Android 8 already. Compared to the previous version of the shell, almost nothing has changed, but there are even more settings. I can’t call the shell “airy”, after all, something is missing or, on the contrary, there is something superfluous.

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Multimedia

Many scold Apple for making the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus the same design and dimensions. However, the large bezels at the top and bottom made it possible to put high-quality speakers in the 7/8 Plus, which are difficult to compare

Overview of the flagship LG V30+ (H930DS)

At the end of August, we published a very detailed article about the announcement of the LG V30. In it, we not only considered the positioning of the model, but also talked about all the key features of the device.

LG V30+

In short, LG sees the V30+ as a device capable of shooting the coolest videos, creating cool night shots thanks to the maximum open aperture (among mobile gadgets), delighting the user with a bright and contrasting POLED screen, and also providing a wide musical experience thanks to built-in DAC and Bang&Olufsen support.

Official response regarding the introduction of the V30+ model in our market instead of the regular V30 version: The V30+ differs from the V30 in the increased memory capacity of 128 GB. We studied the needs of Russian users and, based on the data obtained, made such a decision. Sales of LG V30 are not planned.

Until December 4, LG had an original promotion: when you buy a V30+ smartphone, you also get a 32-inch TV as a gift. Especially smart ones, I think, were able to guess how to save money on buying a V30 +? :)

The LG V30+ is currently priced at RUB 59,990.

Appearance

Over the past few years, it has become much easier to describe the appearance of smartphones: as a rule, if we are talking about flagships, then this is a large flat glass-and-metal device with a screen that spans the entire front panel and a similarly designed back side. Each manufacturer looks at the "construction site" to another vendor: someone copies, someone frankly steals, and someone simply clones a device that is successful on the market and sells it just as successfully. And this is by no means a stagnant phenomenon: look at modern TVs - they differ from each other only in the logo. The situation will be similar with smartphones. Hmmm, something gloomy, I wrapped my thought. In fact, there is nothing wrong with this situation: it will be easier for the consumer to make a choice.

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The novelty received IP68 protection and military certification MIL-STD-810. Given the compact dimensions of 151.7x75.4x7.3 mm and light weight - 153 grams - commendable! Now it will be difficult to drown the device in water (or in another liquid), bury it in sand or mud with consequences, and it will be much more difficult to break it. I remember how at the presentation of the LG G6, gadgets were deliberately thrown on the floor as a demonstration of their impact-resistant properties. Let me remind you that the G6 also has MIL-STD-810.

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As for ease of use, there are no questions at all: thin, narrow, light, it is a pleasure to use. Nuance: since the glass is on both sides, the V30 + seemed slippery to me. By the way, the glass here is from Corning, the fifth generation. Metal frame, sloping shape.

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There is an oleophobic coating on the front side, but on the back it is either not there or it is of poor quality, since the prints cover the entire surface abundantly.

In Russia, 3 colors are available: black, blue and purple. However, at this moment you can buy black or blue.

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Despite the thin bezels at the top and bottom, the speech speaker remains in its original place - top center. The volume is high, the timbre is pleasant, even low frequencies are heard, I did not “observe” extraneous sounds. Excellent speaker at the level of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. There are light and proximity sensors. There are questions about the light sensor: it did not always correctly adjust the brightness of the matrix, and the brightness itself decreased or increased in jerks, that is, not smoothly. It was especially noticeable when moving from a bright room to a dark one.

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At the bottom there is a microphone, a USB Type-C connector (version 3.1) and 5 holes, behind which there is a speakerphone. Above is another microphone and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. For some reason, they did not abandon the standard mini-jack in favor of the only fashionable USB-C.

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On the right side there is a combined plastic sled for SIM + SIM or SIM + microSD with a rubberized insert. On the left are separate volume buttons. But the round power button traditionally remained on the back surface. The solution, in my subjective opinion, is not the best: very often, putting the phone in my pocket, I accidentally touched the fingerprint scanner (it is built into the power button), and the gadget was unlocked in my pocket.

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The fingerprint sensor works great: high recognition speed, almost no delay, in fact, you can put your finger in any way that suits you.

On the back there is a module with a dual camera, a flash, a laser focusing system, the Bang & Olufsen logo.

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In general, it seems to me that the LG V30+ turned out to be extremely successful in terms of materials, strength, build quality and ergonomic design. But I would move the power button to the right side.

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LG V30+ and Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Display

The LG V30+ model is equipped with a screen diagonal of which is 6 inches flat. The bezels on the left and right are about 3.5 mm, on the top - 7.5 mm, and on the bottom - about 6 mm. That is, the design can rightfully be called FullVision: the aspect ratio is 18:9, the usable area is 81.2%.

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The screen matrix of the novelty POLED, high resolution - QHD + (2880x1440 pixels), density - 538 ppi. Below you can see the Pentile structure.

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The following is the measured data:

White brightness - 430 cd / m2, a typical standard value for most flagship matrices.

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Matrix Options in Normal Colors

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Matrix Options in Photo Color Mode

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Matrix Options in Online Color Mode

The difference between the first and second modes is minimal, at least it's hard to distinguish by eye. But the Internet mode is close to the sRGB triangle. The main drawback of this matrix is ​​that all colors fade into a blue-green hue at small angles of the phone.

In the settings, you can set the screen resolution to 1440x720, 2160x1080 and 2880x1440 pixels. At low resolutions, the picture deteriorates noticeably, but at medium values, in general, everything is fine. In this way, you can avoid any slowdowns (although there are none) and save a little battery life.

There is a "Comfortable viewing" mode. It adjusts the blue filter or you can switch all colors to b/w. Double tap activates the screen.

One of the important options is Always-on display. It configures the content on the lock screen (including setting its own picture), the display time on AOD. Since the phone has an AOD function, the V30+ does not need a notification indicator, since all notifications appear on the lock screen.

There are several options for unlocking: key, numbers, finger scanner, voice, and even face. I chose everything to make my life easier: it’s dark – I said a phrase, it’s uncomfortable to touch the scanner – I showed my face, and so on.

The face is recognized relatively quickly (but you need to hold the phone evenly in front of you), the voice is recognized with a delay of a second, the finger scanner is instant.

Забыл сказать о поддержке HDR10.

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Battery

Judging only by the battery capacity, the LG V30+ smartphone is not equipped with the most capacious battery - 3300 mAh. However, testing has proven that it is not only about capacity, but also about optimizing the system.

At auto brightness, the V30+ can easily run up to 30 hours with an average display time of 5 hours. If the gadget is not heavily loaded, then you can squeeze out up to 7 hours of the screen. The most active load in the 4G network will drain the battery for hours by 12 at night.

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The smartphone supports fast charging (QC 3.0): in about 30 minutes - 50% charge. In addition, there is wireless charging.

Communications

The LG V30+ model uses two slots for SIM cards: a combo slot, that is, either two nano-sized SIMs, or a SIM and a microSD memory card. Simcards work in LTE 4G CAT 16 networks (B1, B3, B7, B8, B20 and B38). In addition, there are VoWi-Fi and VoLTE.

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Of course, NFC technology has not disappeared anywhere: paying for purchases in stores and crediting money to a Troika card. The chip is installed somewhere near the fingerprint scanner, so I had to put the whole phone to the reader. For example, in the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, this technology works at a distance of almost 50 mm.

LG V30+

Wi-Fi operates at 2.5/5 GHz (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth version 5.0 (A2DP, LE, AptX HD).

GPS and GLONASS available. The device detects satellites even indoors: in open space up to 25 satellites with an accuracy of 3 meters. There are no questions about the quality of the connection.

Memory

Surprisingly, one of LG's most sophisticated devices uses only 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Of course, many will say that even 4 is enough for the eyes, but in front of you is a device that should be the best in everything. Therefore, 6 GB of RAM in the LG V30 + would not hurt. RAM speed - 7000 MB / s. For example, in Pixel 2 - 7400 MB / s.

The built-in memory is 128 GB, which is why the smartphone has the “+” index. The read speed is 580MB/s and the write speed is 220MB/s. Again, the Pixel 2 hits 740/210 MB/s.

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MicroSD cards up to 2TB are supported.

Cameras

What's an Android flagship without two cameras? Hmm, HTC U11+… Wrong example :) In general, everything is as it should be in LG: a front camera, two main modules – a regular one and a wide one. And now more.

LG V30+

5MP selfie camera (Hynix HI553, same as on UMI Touch), f/2.2 aperture, 90-degree field of view. In addition to being wide-angle, it is otherwise ordinary. I think they simply could not put a large module, given the thin frames. At night it shoots primitively, during the day it’s not bad, but it feels like there is a little lack of detail. Video shoots FullHD at constant 30 fps.

The main module on the back is 16 MP (Sony EMX351, sensor size 1/3") with the widest aperture among mobile devices today - f/1.6. Moreover, the lens consists of glass lenses (marketing name CrystalClear) Viewing angle - 71 degrees.The module is equipped with three-axis optical stabilization.It works, but I can not say that it is very active.

Aperture optics and OIS can do wonders at 1/10 shutter speeds, as the ISO in many situations did not exceed 500. The device can shoot more or less normal shots even in complete darkness. Smartphone LG V30+ is not about “noise”: almost all frames are “clean” and devoid of even obvious artifacts.

White balance is often naughty, so don't be surprised if the pictures are with a yellowish tinge.

In general, I was happy with the LG V30+ until I compared the photos with the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. It turned out that the latter, although more “noisy”, retains more details in the photograph. In addition, Apple has better sharpness at the corners of the frames. And one more thing: Apple focuses faster in difficult lighting conditions.

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus / LG V30+

I wanted to emphasize that I am not a fan of the Apple brand (I hope you remember the experience of operating the iMac 27''5K) and I am extremely objective in testing cameras.

I did not compare the second modules, because they have different meanings: in iPhone - zoom, in V30 - wide angle.

The secondary camera of LG V30+ has a resolution of 13 MP (Samsung S5K3M3, sensor size 1/2.9", used in Xiaomi Mi6, Meizu Pro 6/6 Plus), f/1.9 optics and 120 degree field of view. In LG G6, this camera was much simpler in terms of detail and lens aperture.In V30 + I liked the "width": a huge angle of view, bright shots, sharp shots with almost no noise.

In general, the camera settings have migrated from the LG G6: manual video and photo settings, various collages, slow motion, time lapse, and so on.

I liked the Cine Video setting - these are ready-made color settings. In this mode, there is Point Zoom: select the area you are going to zoom in, and then smoothly zoom in or out with the slider, much like in video cameras.

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Sound is great, recorded in AAC 48kHz 156Kbps. Again, in the manual settings, you can choose the recording options.

Total for the LG V30+ camera. The smartphone shoots with dignity, there is progress not only in the main camera, but also in the additional one (however, judging by the sensors, they are not the newest and top ones). The quality of the pictures is approximately at the level of other flagships, then looking at the pixels and making a subtle comparison. The front camera is normal. The video writes well, the sound is excellent.

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Примеры фото днем

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Примеры фото ночью

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Примеры фото – низкий уровень освещения

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Селфи

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Performance

Describing the power of modern flagship devices is almost meaningless: all this performance has not played any role for a long time, the main thing is optimization, because without it it doesn’t matter if you use Snapdragon 835 or you have Snapdragon 821. Cool processors are currently working on resolution screens, that is, to pull the picture in 4K or so. The situation is approximately the same in the gaming industry: almost integrated graphics are enough to display a FullHD picture, but for 4K you need some kind of 1080 “geforcesin”, and preferably in SLI. Moreover, I don't see cool toys on Android. But they don’t come out, because most of them have different kinds of Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which do not pull 3D graphics. It makes no sense to try for the sake of a small percentage of Snapdragon 835 owners. Therefore, we see the dominance of indie toys and "runners" that do not require large computing power. To some extent, in the Android environment, I would call it all a “stagnation period”.

LG's new product is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It does not heat up under load, even when charging. As I said, this speed is enough for everything. Still, there is no faster chip yet. In Antutu V30+, it scores almost 160,000 points.

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Operating system

I plan to write a review of the LG UX, so here it is in a nutshell. The smartphone operates on Google Android version 7.1.2. In fact, I would like to see Android 8 already. Compared to the previous version of the shell, almost nothing has changed, but there are even more settings. I can’t call the shell “airy”, after all, something is missing or, on the contrary, there is something superfluous.

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Multimedia

Many scold Apple for making the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus the same design and same size. However, the large bezels at the top and bottom made it possible to put quality speakers in the 7/8 Plus, which are difficult to compare

Overview of the flagship LG V30+ (H930DS)

At the end of August, we published a very detailed article about the announcement of the LG V30. In it, we not only considered the positioning of the model, but also talked about all the key features of the device.

In short, LG sees the V30+ as a device capable of shooting the coolest videos, creating cool night shots thanks to the maximum open aperture (among mobile gadgets), delighting the user with a bright and contrasting POLED screen, and also providing a wide musical experience thanks to built-in DAC and Bang&Olufsen support.

Official response regarding the introduction of the V30+ model in our market instead of the regular V30 version: The V30+ differs from the V30 in the increased memory capacity of 128 GB. We studied the needs of Russian users and, based on the data obtained, made such a decision. Sales of LG V30 are not planned.

Until December 4, LG had an original promotion: when you buy a V30+ smartphone, you also get a 32-inch TV as a gift. Especially smart ones, I think, were able to guess how to save money on buying a V30 +? :)

The LG V30+ is currently priced at RUB 59,990.

Appearance

Over the past few years, it has become much easier to describe the appearance of smartphones: as a rule, if we are talking about flagships, then this is a large flat glass-and-metal device with a screen that spans the entire front panel and a similarly designed back side. Each manufacturer looks at the "construction site" to another vendor: someone copies, someone frankly steals, and someone simply clones a device that is successful on the market and sells it just as successfully. And this is by no means a stagnant phenomenon: look at modern TVs - they differ from each other only in the logo. The situation will be similar with smartphones. Hmmm, something gloomy, I wrapped my thought. In fact, there is nothing wrong with this situation: it will be easier for the consumer to make a choice.

The novelty received IP68 protection and military certification MIL-STD-810. Given the compact dimensions of 151.7x75.4x7.3 mm and light weight - 153 grams - commendable! Now it will be difficult to drown the device in water (or in another liquid), bury it in sand or mud with consequences, and it will be much more difficult to break it. I remember how at the presentation of the LG G6, gadgets were deliberately thrown on the floor as a demonstration of their impact-resistant properties. Let me remind you that the G6 also has MIL-STD-810.

As for ease of use, there are no questions at all: thin, narrow, light, it is a pleasure to use. Nuance: since the glass is on both sides, the V30 + seemed slippery to me. By the way, the glass here is from Corning, the fifth generation. Metal frame, sloping shape.

There is an oleophobic coating on the front side, but on the back it is either not there or it is of poor quality, since the prints cover the entire surface abundantly.

In Russia, 3 colors are available: black, blue and purple. However, at this moment you can buy black or blue.

Despite the thin bezels at the top and bottom, the speech speaker remains in its original place - top center. The volume is high, the timbre is pleasant, even low frequencies are heard, I did not “observe” extraneous sounds. Excellent speaker at the level of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. There are light and proximity sensors. There are questions about the light sensor: it did not always correctly adjust the brightness of the matrix, and the brightness itself decreased or increased in jerks, that is, not smoothly. It was especially noticeable when moving from a bright room to a dark one.

At the bottom there is a microphone, a USB Type-C connector (version 3.1) and 5 holes, behind which there is a speakerphone. Above is another microphone and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. For some reason, they did not abandon the standard mini-jack in favor of the only fashionable USB-C.

On the right side there is a combined plastic sled for SIM + SIM or SIM + microSD with a rubberized insert. On the left are separate volume buttons. But the round power button traditionally remained on the back surface. The solution, in my subjective opinion, is not the best: very often, putting the phone in my pocket, I accidentally touched the fingerprint scanner (it is built into the power button), and the gadget was unlocked in my pocket.

The fingerprint sensor works great: high recognition speed, almost no delay, in fact, you can put your finger in any way that suits you.

On the back there is a module with a dual camera, a flash, a laser focusing system, the Bang & Olufsen logo.

In general, it seems to me that the LG V30+ turned out to be extremely successful in terms of materials, strength, build quality and ergonomic design. But I would move the power button to the right side.

LG V30+ and Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Display

The LG V30+ model is equipped with a screen diagonal of which is 6 inches flat. The bezels on the left and right are about 3.5 mm, on the top - 7.5 mm, and on the bottom - about 6 mm. That is, the design can rightfully be called FullVision: the aspect ratio is 18:9, the usable area is 81.2%.

The screen matrix of the novelty POLED, high resolution - QHD + (2880x1440 pixels), density - 538 ppi. Below you can see the Pentile structure.

The following is the measured data:

White brightness - 430 cd / m2, a typical standard value for most flagship matrices.

Matrix Options in Normal Colors

Matrix Options in Photo Color Mode

Matrix Options in Online Color Mode

The difference between the first and second modes is minimal, at least it's hard to distinguish by eye. But the Internet mode is close to the sRGB triangle. The main drawback of this matrix is ​​that all colors fade into a blue-green hue at small angles of the phone.

In the settings, you can set the screen resolution to 1440x720, 2160x1080 and 2880x1440 pixels. At low resolutions, the picture deteriorates noticeably, but at medium values, in general, everything is fine. In this way, you can avoid any slowdowns (although there are none) and save a little battery life.

There is a "Comfortable viewing" mode. It adjusts the blue filter or you can switch all colors to b/w. Double tap activates the screen.

One of the important options is Always-on display. It configures the content on the lock screen (including setting its own picture), the display time on AOD. Since the phone has an AOD function, the V30+ does not need a notification indicator, since all notifications appear on the lock screen.

There are several options for unlocking: key, numbers, finger scanner, voice, and even face. I chose everything to make my life easier: it’s dark – I said a phrase, it’s uncomfortable to touch the scanner – I showed my face, and so on.

The face is recognized relatively quickly (but you need to hold the phone evenly in front of you), the voice is recognized with a delay of a second, the finger scanner is instant.

I forgot to mention HDR10 support.

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Battery

Judging only by the battery capacity, the LG V30+ smartphone is not equipped with the most capacious battery - 3300 mAh. However, testing has proven that it is not only about capacity, but also about optimizing the system.

At auto brightness, the V30+ can easily run up to 30 hours with an average screen time of 5 hours. If the gadget is not heavily loaded, then you can squeeze out up to 7 hours of the screen. The most active load in the 4G network will drain the battery for hours by 12 at night.

The smartphone supports fast charging (QC 3.0): in about 30 minutes - 50% charge. In addition, there is wireless charging.

Communications

The LG V30+ model uses two slots for SIM cards: a combo slot, that is, either two nano-sized SIMs, or a SIM and a microSD memory card. Simcards work in LTE 4G CAT 16 networks (B1, B3, B7, B8, B20 and B38). In addition, there are VoWi-Fi and VoLTE.

Of course, NFC technology has not disappeared anywhere: paying for purchases in stores and crediting money to a Troika card. The chip is installed somewhere near the fingerprint scanner, so I had to put the whole phone to the reader. For example, in the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, this technology works at a distance of almost 50 mm.

Wi-Fi operates at 2.5/5 GHz (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth version 5.0 (A2DP, LE, AptX HD).

GPS and GLONASS available. The device detects satellites even indoors: in open space up to 25 satellites with an accuracy of 3 meters. There are no questions about the quality of the connection.

Memory

Surprisingly, one of LG's most sophisticated devices uses only 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Of course, many will say that even 4 is enough for the eyes, but in front of you is a device that should be the best in everything. Therefore, 6 GB of RAM in the LG V30 + would not hurt. RAM speed - 7000 MB / s. For example, in Pixel 2 - 7400 MB / s.

The built-in memory is 128 GB, which is why the smartphone has the “+” index. The read speed is 580MB/s and the write speed is 220MB/s. Again, the Pixel 2 hits 740/210 MB/s.

MicroSD cards up to 2TB are supported.

Cameras

What's an Android flagship without two cameras? Hmm, HTC U11+… Wrong example :) In general, everything is as it should be in LG: a front camera, two main modules – a regular one and a wide one. And now more.

5MP selfie camera (Hynix HI553, same as on UMI Touch), f/2.2 aperture, 90-degree field of view. In addition to being wide-angle, it is otherwise ordinary. I think they simply could not put a large module, given the thin frames. At night it shoots primitively, during the day it’s not bad, but it feels like there is a little lack of detail. Video shoots FullHD at constant 30 fps.

The main module on the back is 16 MP (Sony EMX351, sensor size 1/3") with the widest aperture among mobile devices today - f/1.6. Moreover, the lens consists of glass lenses (marketing name CrystalClear) Viewing angle - 71 degrees.The module is equipped with three-axis optical stabilization.It works, but I can not say that it is very active.

Aperture optics and OIS can do wonders at 1/10 shutter speeds, as the ISO in many situations did not exceed 500. The device can shoot more or less normal shots even in complete darkness. Smartphone LG V30+ is not about “noise”: almost all frames are “clean” and devoid of even obvious artifacts.

White balance is often naughty, so don't be surprised if the pictures are with a yellowish tinge.

In general, I was happy with the LG V30+ until I compared the photos with the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. It turned out that the latter, although more “noisy”, retains more details in the photograph. In addition, Apple has better sharpness at the corners of the frames. And one more thing: Apple focuses faster in difficult lighting conditions.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus / LG V30+

I wanted to emphasize that I am not a fan of the Apple brand (I hope you remember the experience of operating the iMac 27''5K) and I am extremely objective in testing cameras.

I did not compare the second modules, because they have different meanings: in iPhone - zoom, in V30 - wide angle.

The secondary camera of LG V30+ has a resolution of 13 MP (Samsung S5K3M3, sensor size 1/2.9", used in Xiaomi Mi6, Meizu Pro 6/6 Plus), f/1.9 optics and 120 degree field of view. In LG G6, this camera was much simpler in terms of detail and lens aperture.In V30 + I liked the "width": a huge angle of view, bright shots, sharp shots with almost no noise.

In general, the camera settings have migrated from the LG G6: manual video and photo settings, various collages, slow motion, time lapse, and so on.

I liked the Cine Video setting - these are ready-made color settings. In this mode, there is Point Zoom: select the area you are going to zoom in, and then smoothly zoom in or out with the slider, much like in video cameras.

Sound is great, recorded in AAC 48kHz 156Kbps. Again, in the manual settings, you can choose the recording options.

Total for the LG V30+ camera. The smartphone shoots with dignity, there is progress not only in the main camera, but also in the additional one (however, judging by the sensors, they are not the newest and top ones). The quality of the pictures is approximately at the level of other flagships, then looking at the pixels and making a subtle comparison. The front camera is normal. The video writes well, the sound is excellent.

Photo examples during the day

Photo examples at night

Sample photos - low light

Selfies

Performance

Describing the power of modern flagship devices is almost meaningless: all this performance has not played any role for a long time, the main thing is optimization, because without it it doesn’t matter if you use Snapdragon 835 or you have Snapdragon 821. Cool processors are currently working on resolution screens, that is, to pull the picture in 4K or so. The situation is approximately the same in the gaming industry: almost integrated graphics are enough to display a FullHD picture, but for 4K you need some kind of 1080 “geforcesin”, and preferably in SLI. Moreover, I don't see cool toys on Android. But they don’t come out, because most of them have different kinds of Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which do not pull 3D graphics. It makes no sense to try for the sake of a small percentage of Snapdragon 835 owners. Therefore, we see the dominance of indie toys and "runners" that do not require large computing power. To some extent, in the Android environment, I would call it all a “stagnation period”.

LG's new product is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It does not heat up under load, even when charging. As I said, this speed is enough for everything. Still, there is no faster chip yet. In Antutu V30+ scores almost 160,000 points.

Operating system

I plan to write a review of the LG UX, so here it is in a nutshell. The smartphone operates on Google Android version 7.1.2. In fact, I would like to see Android 8 already. Compared to the previous version of the shell, almost nothing has changed, but there are even more settings. I can’t call the shell “airy”, after all, something is missing or, on the contrary, there is something superfluous.

Multimedia

Many scold Apple for making the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus the same design and same size. However, the large bezels at the top and bottom made it possible to put quality speakers in the 7/8 Plus, which are difficult to compare