LG V30+ review: Plans, pricing and specs

Quick Verdict

The LG V30+ is a great premium handset for the most part and easily LG's best own-brand handset for 2017.

The good

  • Smooth and light design
  • Good video camera performance
  • Good processor performance
  • Great audio quality

The bad

  • Blue tint on screen
  • Garish icon choices
  • Only Android 7 at launch
  • No contract options in Australia

LG V30+ at a glance
When did the LG V30 come out? It's available outright as the LG V30+ now.
What’s new about the LG V30? 6 inch OLED display, Snapdragon 835, f 1.6 dual lens camera.
How much does the LG V30 cost? $1199 outright.

LG's V30+ shares much of its DNA with the impressive Pixel 2 XL, but it's a premium phone that truly stands on its own.

LG was able to grab more of the spotlight than usual at 2017's Mobile World Congress for the launch of the LG G6, thanks to Samsung's decision to launch tablets in Barcelona instead. The LG G6 was a fine premium device, but there was no ignoring that it was working off older processor technology.

The next LG premium handset to hit the market wasn't specifically labelled as an LG device, but instead as the Google Pixel 2 XL, a superb handset with a rather bland design.

The Pixel 2 XL's DNA is essentially what LG's thrown into its effectively third premium handset for 2017, the LG V30 and LG V30+.

The only difference between the regular and plus editions is the onboard storage. Here in Australia, we'll only officially see the V30+ variant which comes with 128GB of onboard storage where the regular model has only 64GB.

Design

  • Thin and light design.
  • P-OLED display has definite blue tint issues.

Camera

  • Choice of standard or wide-angle lenses.
  • Best suited for landscape photographers rather than portrait takers.

Performance

  • Good app performance, but not a standout against other 2017 premium handsets.
  • LG's standard user interface is garish.

Battery life

  • Easy all-day battery life, impressive for a phone this light.
  • Wireless charging is handy but predictably slow.

Verdict

  • A good premium phone, but one that doesn't compare well against its premium competition.
  • The lack of contract options is also problematic if you don't like buying outright.

Pricing and availability

LG V30+

LG's V30 offers power and great battery life.

LG combines a high-end Snapdragon 830 processor with a thin and light design in the premium LG V30+.

Promoted
  • LG sells the V30+ in Australia on an outright basis only for $1199, with no currently available carrier options for picking one up on contract.
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OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 6
Display resolution (pixels) 2880 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 537
Processor Snapdragon 835
Height (mm) 151.7
Width (mm) 75.4
Depth (mm) 7.4
Weight (g) 158
Battery size (mAh) 3,300
Wireless charging Qi
Internal storage 128GB
MicroSD expansion 2TB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4
Water resistance IP68
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.6
Rear camera (2) resolution 13
Rear camera (2) aperture f/1.9
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
NFC support Yes
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Updated March 23rd, 2019
Name Product Display Rear camera Internal storage Battery size More info
5.7
inches

2880 x 1440px

13MP + 13MP

32GB

3,300
mAh
6
inches

2880 x 1440px

16MP + 13MP

128GB

3,300
mAh
6.4
inches

3120x1440px

16MP + 12MP + 12MP

64GB

3,300
mAh
LG V50 ThinQ 5G
LG V50 ThinQ 5G
6.4
inches

3120 x 1440px

16MP + 12MP + 12MP

128GB

4,000
mAh
6.1
inches

3120 x 1440px

16MP + 12MP + 12MP

128GB

3,500
mAh
6.1
inches

3120 x 1440px

16MP + 16MP

64GB


128GB

3,000
mAh
5.3
inches

1280 x 720px

13MP

16GB

2,800
mAh
LG K9
LG K9
5
inches

1280x720px

8MP

16GB

2,500
mAh
5.5
inches

2160 x 1080px

16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.7
inches

2560 x 1440px

16MP + 8MP

64GB

3,200
mAh
5
inches

1280 × 720px

13MP

16GB

2,500
mAh
5.5
inches

2160 x 1080px

13MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.5
inches

2560 x 1440px

16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.3
inches

2560 x 1440px

16MP + 8MP

32GB

2,800
mAh
5.7
inches

1280 × 720px

13MP

16GB

3,000
mAh
LG Q60
LG Q60
6.26
inches
16MP + 2MP + 5MP

64GB

3,500
mAh
6.2
inches

2160 x 1080px

16MP

32GB

3,300
mAh
LG K40
LG K40
5.7
inches
16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5
inches

854 x 480px

5MP

8GB

2,500
mAh
LG K50
LG K50
6.26
inches
13MP + 2MP

32GB

3,500
mAh
5.3
inches

1280 × 720px

13MP

16GB

4,100
mAh

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