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All posts tagged "LG V30"

  • LG V30+ set for November release in SA, pricing revealed

    The LG V30 is poised to be a huge upgrade over the V20, offering a water-resistant design, much-improved camera setup and more. LG South Africa has confirmed on its website that we'll be getting the LG V30+ (which doubles the storage to 128GB) in November. But what about pricing? Expect a prepaid tag of R15 499, a Cellucity representative told Gearburn in response to a query. The representative added that the smartphone would be launched on 7 November. When asked to corroborate the price, LG South Africa told Gearburn that the V30+ retail price starts "from R15 469". However, the Korean brand also revealed...

  • What do reviewers think of LG V30?

    The LG V30 looks like a beast of a smartphone on paper, doesn't it? There's a top-end Snapdragon 835/4GB RAM combo, a 6-inch OLED screen with 2880x1440 resolution, IP68 water/dust resistance and fantastic audio credentials. So what do reviewers think of the phone thus far? We highlighted three reviews for your convenience. TechRadar (4.5 out of 5) The publication heaped praise on the "gorgeous" OLED display, design and "interesting" camera improvements, to name a few. However, it criticised the lack of Android Oreo, expensive price and low-light photography/selfie results. TechRadar elaborated on the display side of things. "When it comes to watching movies, LG...

  • Game of Thrones cinematographer ‘praises’ LG V30 video chops

    Many high-end smartphones boast great video recording capabilities, but LG's V series is at the top of the pile when it comes to sheer variety of options. Now, Game of Thrones cinematographer David Franco has seemingly heaped praise on the LG V30. In an interview posted on AdWeek, Franco revealed that he teamed up with LG to get early hands-on time with the new handset. The result was a pretty mundane but well-shot Day in the Life video montage, which can be seen on the AdWeek website. The cinematographer/director of photography (DP) told the publication that he rarely carries a DSLR...

  • LG V30 official: is this the pick for video enthusiasts?

    The LG G6 (review) was one of our favourite smartphones of 2017 thus far, even if its low-light performance was erratic and it wasn't as powerful as the likes of the Galaxy S8 (review). Now, the V30 has finally been revealed, upping the ante in quite a few ways. For starters, the phone features a Snapdragon 835 processor (as opposed to 2016's Snapdragon 821), 4GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage and a 6-inch OLED "FullVision" display with that distinctive 18:9 screen ratio and 2880x1440 resolution. Other notable features include a 3300mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, IP68 dust/water resistance, HDR10...

  • LG V30 to pack improved audio chops, company confirms

    Last year's LG V20 (review) was arguably one of the best all-round phones for audio recording and playback, offering quad-DAC hardware and extensive audio-related features. Now, LG has announced that the V30 will be packing an upgraded quad-DAC, enabling two new features in the form of digital filters and sound presets. "Digital filters, normally only available in expensive digital audio players, improves the pre- and post-ringing of the impulse response with filters that can be customised to personal tastes. In developing sound presets, LG engineers studied the characteristics of popular tones and identified the best combination of sounds to create four...

  • LG V30 will let you copy manual settings from photos on the web

    LG is continuing its slow tease of the V30 smartphone, having revealed camera details and screen information before. Now, the latest tease sees the company touting its upgraded Android skin. But the best part about the new UX 6.0 might just be the support for a tool called Graphy. LG explains what it's all about. "Graphy, which can be accessed in the camera's Manual Mode, gives any shutterbug professional quality photography capabilities," the company wrote on its website. "With Graphy, users can choose from among a portfolio of professional shots, each with a different style and mood or they can download photos...

  • LG V30 to use f/1.6 main camera, company reveals

    It seems like yesterday that LG and Samsung were sparring over who had the biggest aperture on their smartphones. The LG G4 (review) and Samsung Galaxy S6 (review) saw the two companies duking it out, with the former packing an f/1.8 main camera while the latter touted an f/1.9 aperture on its phone. Samsung then one-upped LG with the Galaxy S7 and S8, featuring a larger f/1.7 aperture main camera, while the G5 and G6 maintained an f/1.8 aperture on its main shooters. Now, it looks like we're ready to jump ahead with the LG V30, as the company announced this week...

  • LG V30: LG teases curved OLED ‘FullVision’ display

    The LG G6 (review) was one of the better looking smartphones in the past year or so, delivering a pleasant design that could take a tumble. Now, the company is readying the LG V30 for launch at the end of the month, and we've seen one feature revealed already. "The next flagship smartphone from LG Electronics will be the first ever device to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display..." the South Korean brand wrote on its website, adding that it would be the company's first OLED-equipped flagship since the G Flex 2 in 2015. And it looks like the FullVision display...