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  #1875027 30-Sep-2017 10:53
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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.

 

 

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

 

 

Glass-backed it is, doubling your risk of shattering on drops.


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  #1875035 30-Sep-2017 11:17
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Oh that's no good. THought wasn't glass backed





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  #1880168 10-Oct-2017 07:13
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it's out in the US, but no one selling it here eh





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Batman:

 

it's out in the US, but no one selling it here eh

 

 

 

 

No. I read this morning that the V30 won't be released in Australia, but the V30 Plus has now been confirmed for an Australian release in early November 2017.

 

It will be available from JB Hi-Fi for $1,199AU.


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Some things missing on this phone make it so I don't want this phone, however still can't wait for it to be released so I can pick up a cheap LG V20 (hopefully the prices will be driven down).

 

One thing that is missing in the V30 is the IR blaster (for controlling Tv / devices) 

 

As well as the non-removable battery.

 

Those are the two deal breakers for me




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Arano:

 

Some things missing on this phone make it so I don't want this phone, however still can't wait for it to be released so I can pick up a cheap LG V20 (hopefully the prices will be driven down).

 

One thing that is missing in the V30 is the IR blaster (for controlling Tv / devices) 

 

As well as the non-removable battery.

 

Those are the two deal breakers for me

 

 

 

 

I very much doubt you're going to find any 2017 release flagship that has either of those features. These features aren't high on the average users wishlists.






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  #1888677 24-Oct-2017 15:42
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dafman:

 

Batman:

 

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.

 

 

Glass-backed it is, doubling your risk of shattering on drops.

 

 

 

 

Is this really a deal breaker for people?

 

How many  people here have actually broken the back of a glass backed phone?

 

I have cracked one in the 4 I have had, but that's because I actually bent the phone on a 10 degree angle by running into an engineering shop steel guillotine support bar (left a bruise on my leg as there was no way a 30ton machine was going to move).

 

It was one crack on the back, but the front shattered. The back is normally different glass.


 
 
 
 


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  #1889131 25-Oct-2017 09:07
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blakamin:

 

dafman:

 

Batman:

 

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.

 

 

Glass-backed it is, doubling your risk of shattering on drops.

 

 

 

 

Is this really a deal breaker for people?

 

How many  people here have actually broken the back of a glass backed phone?

 

I have cracked one in the 4 I have had, but that's because I actually bent the phone on a 10 degree angle by running into an engineering shop steel guillotine support bar (left a bruise on my leg as there was no way a 30ton machine was going to move).

 

It was one crack on the back, but the front shattered. The back is normally different glass.

 

 

With the new phones, they are typically running gorilla glass on both front and back. And in drop tests, they both shatter with the same ease, it's normally 50/50 as to which one shatters first. For me, I'd prefer to halve my risk of shattered glass should I drop my phone. For others, it's less of an issue, particularly if they are going to put their phone inside a case (which I don't like doing).


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Arano:

 

Some things missing on this phone make it so I don't want this phone, however still can't wait for it to be released so I can pick up a cheap LG V20 (hopefully the prices will be driven down).

 

One thing that is missing in the V30 is the IR blaster (for controlling Tv / devices) 

 

As well as the non-removable battery.

 

Those are the two deal breakers for me

 

 

 

 

I very much doubt you're going to find any 2017 release flagship that has either of those features. These features aren't high on the average users wishlists.

 

 

Hence why I am quite happy to get the V20, which will be a nice improvement on my G5, it's a beefy phone that will last quite a few years and is likely to drop in price once the V30 makes it into most shops. You may be correct that these aren't high on the average users list, however they are features that distinguished LG from the pack and offerings you couldn't get from other providers, now all they really have is the audio, though the Quad DAC in the V20 is almost on par with the V30 one and not really enough to warrant paying a premium for.


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I have the V20 and it is an awesome phone. I've had tons of phones and V20 is my favourite of them all.

 

I would have bought the V30 to support LG if it had a removable battery the same as the V20 but alas. Maybe I'd consider V30 if my V20 dies.

 

The wide angle lens on these phones is so damn useful and I really really hope other manufacturers copy this.


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I have the V20 and it is an awesome phone. I've had tons of phones and V20 is my favourite of them all.

 

I would have bought the V30 to support LG if it had a removable battery the same as the V20 but alas. Maybe I'd consider V30 if my V20 dies.

 

The wide angle lens on these phones is so damn useful and I really really hope other manufacturers copy this.

 

 

Isn't a portable power pack just as useful as a removable battery?


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dafman:

 

caldazar:

 

I have the V20 and it is an awesome phone. I've had tons of phones and V20 is my favourite of them all.

 

I would have bought the V30 to support LG if it had a removable battery the same as the V20 but alas. Maybe I'd consider V30 if my V20 dies.

 

The wide angle lens on these phones is so damn useful and I really really hope other manufacturers copy this.

 

 

Isn't a portable power pack just as useful as a removable battery?

 

 

Day to day - yes, but long term - no. 

 

After 18m I have just changed the battery in my LG G5 for the first time.  It has made a world of difference - being able to do that adds a lot of longevity to a phone's useful life.  Have we seen any teardowns to see how easily the V30 battery can be changed?


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sxz:

 

dafman:

 

caldazar:

 

I have the V20 and it is an awesome phone. I've had tons of phones and V20 is my favourite of them all.

 

I would have bought the V30 to support LG if it had a removable battery the same as the V20 but alas. Maybe I'd consider V30 if my V20 dies.

 

The wide angle lens on these phones is so damn useful and I really really hope other manufacturers copy this.

 

 

Isn't a portable power pack just as useful as a removable battery?

 

 

Day to day - yes, but long term - no. 

 

After 18m I have just changed the battery in my LG G5 for the first time.  It has made a world of difference - being able to do that adds a lot of longevity to a phone's useful life.  Have we seen any teardowns to see how easily the V30 battery can be changed?

 

 

Also lugging around the portable power pack attached to your phone, while on the move is cumbersome. It's much easier to remove your battery, put it into an external charger and attach it to your portable power pack and leave it in your backpack charging. When I went on holiday and was taking photos and using the GPS to find places my battery ran down quite quickly, it was great to be able to swap one out while the other charged inside my backpack and be back to full charge.


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  #1890977 26-Oct-2017 20:03
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dafman:

 

blakamin:

 

dafman:

 

Batman:

 

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.

 

 

Glass-backed it is, doubling your risk of shattering on drops.

 

 

 

 

Is this really a deal breaker for people?

 

How many  people here have actually broken the back of a glass backed phone?

 

I have cracked one in the 4 I have had, but that's because I actually bent the phone on a 10 degree angle by running into an engineering shop steel guillotine support bar (left a bruise on my leg as there was no way a 30ton machine was going to move).

 

It was one crack on the back, but the front shattered. The back is normally different glass.

 

 

With the new phones, they are typically running gorilla glass on both front and back. And in drop tests, they both shatter with the same ease, it's normally 50/50 as to which one shatters first. For me, I'd prefer to halve my risk of shattered glass should I drop my phone. For others, it's less of an issue, particularly if they are going to put their phone inside a case (which I don't like doing).

 

 

Mine haven't exactly been crappy, old phones... The Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, another because guillotine, Z5 premium.... 

 

 

 

Each to there own. 




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Has anyone heard if there are any places in NZ that will be stocking this phone and if so which model as I believe Australia are getting the Plus model?

 

@nikt would you guys be looking at getting the V30 in?






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