- Analysis by Christelle Nina
Compared to the earlier-released V30, the LG V30 Plus boasts improved memory, a significantly-longer talk time, and a new all-black glass finish. Still, being a flagship phone, it's bound to be compared to competing devices. How the V30 Plus fares is detailed below.
Unsurprisingly, this smartphone boasts a 6-inch FullVision display, making it almost bezel-free , just like most of 2017's flagships. The 2880 x 1440 resolution and 538DPI display sharpness may be relatively-lower than the specs found on a number of its rivals , but the difference is small enough to be probably insignificant to the naked eye.
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The V30 Plus also sports a promising camera setup on its rear. With two wide-angle sensors harboring resolutions of 16 and 13 megapixels , this device is likely bound to excite mobile photography fans. On the other hand, we feel like it could've done better than having a 5-megapixel camera on the front , as this spec makes it lag behind many comparable (or even lower-tier) models.
As for pros and cons related to performance indicators, this phone takes the fast lane with an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor whose maximum speed clocks in at 2.45GHz . RAM-wise, the 4GB it has been equipped with doesn't sound inadequate, but it pales compared to the 6GB RAM's we've seen on a few 2017 handhelds .
Physically, the V30 Plus' lightness and thinness steals some attention. Weighing 5.57 ounces and with sides that measure 0.29 inches-thick , this premiere model stands on the sleek side. The glass front and back and metal sides reinforce its streamlined appearance. Furthermore, its IP68 rating and MIL-STD-810G certification against water, dust, and shock are a definite plus.
A final con would have to be the V30 Plus' battery specs. In spite of having a markedly-better 26-hour talk time compared to the V30 , its 3300mAh power reserve still appears to lag behind many other smartphones' .
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At the end of the day, the LG's V30 Plus has pros and cons that are lopsided towards the promising side, owing to the fact that its is, after all, a flagship phone. It appears to be a nicely-packaged device, with the only major downsides being the watered-down selfie camera and the relatively-small battery.
** This phone is also known as: LG V30+
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