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# 242560 3-Nov-2018 15:32
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Any word if the LG V40 will make it to New Zealand?

I'm a bit of a fan of the LG V series. The headphone jack with quad DAC sounds amazing and I also like the camera setup LG offers.

The LG V40 looks great and I'm keen to give it a try. Hopefully PB Tech will pick it up like they have done for the past models?

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  # 2119204 3-Nov-2018 17:03
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I’m sure it’ll make its way here, especially seeing as the prior V-series phones (along with the latest G7) have made it here and have been sold by PB Tech.



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  # 2121696 7-Nov-2018 16:44
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Hopefully. I guess it's up to LG. I don't see anything announce in Australia either.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2121906 8-Nov-2018 00:30
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No Announcement yet here but the V40 is clearly the king of video recording! in terms of mic quality.


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  # 2124481 12-Nov-2018 22:27
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I've been using a G7 for a few months and I am reasonably impressed to be honest. The most liked feature for me is the Quad DAC and headphone amp. I plug Sennheiser HD 6XX 300 ohm headphones into it and it sounds fantastic. Screen is great - I can't say I have much missed it not being OLED. Battery life is a lot better than I expected - and the management is good. It often sends me little messages suggesting apps that have not been used which are using power and suggesting ways to deal with that, for example.

 

It does everything I want it to do, really and ended up costing me $700 as I sold the headphones that came with it which I did not need. For $700 it's a darned good phone!






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  # 2124581 13-Nov-2018 08:43
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There is the v40 thinq

1.4um large pixels at f1.5, so expect it to be extremely good in low light.

https://www.kimovil.com/en/where-to-buy-lg-v40-thinq

 

1440p OLED HDR is where its at for media consumption. Gone is this over the top 4k thinking. IMO even with TVs 1440p is where my eye rests and IQ improvement. Obviously OLED provides more rich colours and deeper blacks and HDR content just takes things to a new dimension. Much the same as the Galaxy S9 to be honest.

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/lg_v40_thinq-9300.php

 


Much like the nokia 7.1 plus, was due in October, not to be seen yet.


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  # 2124585 13-Nov-2018 08:49
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Geektastic:

 

The most liked feature for me is the Quad DAC and headphone amp.

 

 

Seriously undervalued feature of the LG for quite some time. Keeping in mind it only works with wired head/ear phones. A $50 pair of top end Asian market earphones equal my $200 Audio Technica in ears. When I had an LG for a short period, the difference between quad dac and not was night and day, even with the included ear phones.

 

If anyone is interested in Asian market earphones Ill post the forum/review site. Much like phones they are astonishingly good value. Ive not tried headphones though. I have a pair of open ADKs and dont want to know something can beat them for 1/4 the price ;-p


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  # 2124639 13-Nov-2018 10:31
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TeaLeaf:

 

Geektastic:

 

The most liked feature for me is the Quad DAC and headphone amp.

 

 

Seriously undervalued feature of the LG for quite some time. Keeping in mind it only works with wired head/ear phones. A $50 pair of top end Asian market earphones equal my $200 Audio Technica in ears. When I had an LG for a short period, the difference between quad dac and not was night and day, even with the included ear phones.

 

If anyone is interested in Asian market earphones Ill post the forum/review site. Much like phones they are astonishingly good value. Ive not tried headphones though. I have a pair of open ADKs and dont want to know something can beat them for 1/4 the price ;-p

 

 

 

 

Yes, I agree.

 

There are several threads around on sites like Head Fi comparing the built in DAC on an LG with some separate USB portable units costing more than the phone - and the LG owners announcing they will be selling the separate units forthwith!






 
 
 
 




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  # 2134314 26-Nov-2018 11:35
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I get the feeling the LG V40 isn't coming to AUS/NZ. 

 

Even in Singapore and Hong Kong I didn't see any mention. Possibly they are just focusing on Korea and US market for now. 

 

Ah well maybe it will have to be Galaxy S10 for me.

 

 


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  # 2135537 27-Nov-2018 22:33
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I'm surprised but tend to agree. 

 

The G7 has been a fine performer; no particular pluses other than the DAC which is excellent for music lovers, but certainly no great downsides either.

 

I'm probably not the person they aim most of these things at though; I can't shake off a certain amount of feeling that the marketers are doing much the same thing as camera company marketers in creating a belief that your phone will be rubbish if it is more than 12 months old, does not have X instead of Y and so on.

 

For example, I cannot for the life of me work out why the speed of the chip in a phone is important beyond the point where the phone functions smoothly. Having a chip that is 40% more powerful than that seems just silly - you aren't about to open a full version of Photoshop and start creating Layer Masks on a phone.

 

I actually mostly use a phone to check email, surf when I am bored and not at my desk, listen to music when travelling and make phone calls. The rest is largely unimportant and seems to exist just so companies can play one upmanship rather than for genuine reasons. As I said, I am not really their typical consumer..!

 

For that, the G7 is more than adequate really and any change I make would be solely because I fancy a new toy, not because I need a better one!








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  # 2135757 28-Nov-2018 10:00
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Yeah, G7 seems a decent all rounder.

 

Main reason I wanted the V40 is that the camera sensor in the V40 is a big upgrade vs G7. That and the extra Telephoto lens can't hurt. If I already had a G7 (I don't) though I wouldn't upgrade.


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