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Topic # 222862 1-Sep-2017 09:19
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The previews/hands on of the V30 look promising. With a top of the line processor, larger screen to bezel ratio, OLED display and improved cameras, this seems to be a step up from the V20 and G6. It loses the replaceable battery and twin screen which I think are no great loss. I think LG are onto a winner here and it certainly appeals to me a lot more than the Note 8.

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_v30-review-1646.php

 

 

 

https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/31/lg-v30-hands-on-preview/

 

 

 

I only wish Sony would update their phone designs, which are starting to look a little dated now in comparison.


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  Reply # 1856375 1-Sep-2017 09:26
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I was wondering when this thread was going to appear.

 

I like the look of it too, it is the best looking LG ever and would definitely be one to consider if I hadn't got S8+ already.

 

 


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  Reply # 1856409 1-Sep-2017 09:30
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Another fragile glass-backed phone, but that's about the only negative I can see. In all other aspects, this looks like an outstanding phone. Physically, a little too big for me, but LG have really been stepping up their game of late which bodes well for the G7.


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  Reply # 1856424 1-Sep-2017 09:45
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it's pretty :)


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  Reply # 1856439 1-Sep-2017 10:21
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Sure looks nice... any word on price yet?


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  Reply # 1856546 1-Sep-2017 12:31
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No second screen, no sale. Not sure how this is significantly different from 5 other phones being released this year. 

 

The V20 was an awesome phone. One of my favourite ever. Why would you buy this over an S8+?


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  Reply # 1856575 1-Sep-2017 13:02
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networkn:

 

No second screen, no sale. Not sure how this is significantly different from 5 other phones being released this year. 

 

The V20 was an awesome phone. One of my favourite ever. Why would you buy this over an S8+?

 

 

I can think of five reasons off the top of my head:

 

  • No Bixby - both button and software bloat
  • Quad DAC
  • Dual rear cameras
  • Fingerprint scanner is a useful position
  • It's smaller in hand

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  Reply # 1856594 1-Sep-2017 13:35
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LG are onto a winner here. 

 

Just have to see how the OLEDs are performing on mobile.

 

Also will be interesting to see their camera and battery reviews. 


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  Reply # 1856737 1-Sep-2017 15:25
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Oh no its shiny, dammit hide my wallet. I think this is the best effort from LG for a while. 





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  Reply # 1856760 1-Sep-2017 15:37
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dafman:

 

networkn:

 

No second screen, no sale. Not sure how this is significantly different from 5 other phones being released this year. 

 

The V20 was an awesome phone. One of my favourite ever. Why would you buy this over an S8+?

 

 

I can think of five reasons off the top of my head:

 

  • No Bixby - both button and software bloat
  • Quad DAC
  • Dual rear cameras
  • Fingerprint scanner is a useful position
  • It's smaller in hand

 

1) Dedicated button which I have redirected to Camera is awesome. There is some Bloatware on LG phones.

 

2) OK. I used by DAC on the V20 a few times, I used the button on my S8, 3 times TODAY.

 

3) Shrug could care less, note 8 has dual camera. 

 

4) You have me there. 

 

5) I like a bigger screen.


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  Reply # 1856798 1-Sep-2017 16:20
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networkn:

 

No second screen, no sale. Not sure how this is significantly different from 5 other phones being released this year. 

 

The V20 was an awesome phone. One of my favourite ever. Why would you buy this over an S8+?

 

 

 

 

Agreed here. Upgrade the V20 to 7.1 and I'll be very happy.

 

Removable battery is Amazing, i carry a few on me for big days (i can often be roaming with heavy data, screen on consantly with gps..)

 

 

 

Dual screen is sad to see gone, Sure its weird, its quirky but it is also amazing for always on display!





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  Reply # 1856876 1-Sep-2017 17:43
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Memo to LG. Shrink this phone down, keep everything else as is, call it the G7, and I'm in.


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  Reply # 1867609 17-Sep-2017 17:42
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hio77:

 

Agreed here. Upgrade the V20 to 7.1 and I'll be very happy.

 

Removable battery is Amazing, i carry a few on me for big days (i can often be roaming with heavy data, screen on consantly with gps..)

 

 

 

Dual screen is sad to see gone, Sure its weird, its quirky but it is also amazing for always on display!

 

 

 

 

Absolutely love my V20 that I picked up on the cheap from Einfo last week - it's the only flagship-ish phone that meets my featureset needs without any massive compromises - I run dual sims, VF for work and Skinny for personal, so having simultaneous 3G on both sims was a must, the removable battery and SD card slot (that wasn't a hybrid sim2/SD slot) - throw in the dual cameras (that have been blowing me away) and the quad DAC (even my 32ohm UE Triple.fi 10's light up using this) and I'm just super stoked.

 

I guess it's just market demand that dictates IP68 vs removable batteries (Hey, the S5 managed it?!) but then I suppose I'm of the thinking that your nice new electronic toy doesn't belong anywhere near water anyway heh.

 

 

 

Keep the OS updates coming, and I'll be a pretty smug fella.




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  Reply # 1868590 19-Sep-2017 13:58
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dafman:

 

Memo to LG. Shrink this phone down, keep everything else as is, call it the G7, and I'm in.

 

 

 

 

According to the GSM Arena Initial review, it is smaller than the V20

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_v30-review-1657.php

 

 

 

The LG V30 measures 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4mm which makes it smaller than the V20 in every direction: it's 8mm shorter, 2.7mm narrower, and 0.2mm thinner. It's not all that much larger than a G6 either, just 2.8mm taller and 3.5mm wider and actually half a mil thinner. On top of that, the V30 is practically a featherweight - its 158g are 5 less than a G6, despite packing a bigger display and the same battery capacity.

 

 

 

I think they are definitely onto a winner here but I doubt LG NZ will bring it in, meaning buying from overseas sources.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1875024 30-Sep-2017 10:35
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dafman:

 

Another fragile glass-backed phone, but that's about the only negative I can see. In all other aspects, this looks like an outstanding phone. Physically, a little too big for me, but LG have really been stepping up their game of late which bodes well for the G7.

 

 

Don't think it's glass backed. Smaller than you think due to the 18:9 screen aspect.


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  Reply # 1875025 30-Sep-2017 10:36
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mattyb:

 

Sure looks nice... any word on price yet?

 

 

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