Review of the LG V30 – Not Quite Perfection

A few weeks ago, Judie asked if I’d like to review the LG V30 for Gear Diary.  I jumped at the chance.  I’d heard many good things about LG’s latest flagship and had also read some concerns about it.  But the chance to use it was on offer, and I took advantage of it.

After a few weeks, I have mixed feelings on this flagship device.

Review of the LG V30 - Not Quite Perfection

LG V30

Don’t get me wrong.  The V30 is a good overall phone but it isn’t great.  The display is awesome, the camera is awesome too.   That said, I am not overwhelmed by the feeling of the phone.  It doesn’t have the solid feel you would expect from a flagship phone.

Can I recommend it?  Yes, but for the price, there may be better options out there.


The V30 from a specifications perspective has what you would expect from a late-2017 flagship device.  It is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo cores.  It is coupled with the Adreno 540 GPU.  The V30 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.  That storage can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD card slot.

Like other flagship devices, the LG V30 sports an 18:9 ratio display.  That resolution is 1440 x 2880 which gives a very eye comforting ~537PPI.  The display is 6″, P-OLED unit and because of the nearly bezel-less design of the phone, takes up an impressive 81.9% of the front of the phone.  It is curved on the sides and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

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  • MrSomeoneElse

    With these moderately irrational words about a phone as good as the V30, I hate to think what you’d say about more expensive flagships like the S8 or Pixel 2 that not only offer less but already have several issues being reported… 😕

    • Michael Carr

      I’m with you.

  • Michael Carr

    I love this phone. To me it feels great, looks great, sounds great. Connectivity is fast as advertised. In the end it seems many end users are very happy with the V30 and for us that’s all that matters.

    • You’re absolutely right. And the beauty of it is that there are so many great phones for us to choose from right now. We (the consumers) win! =)

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