In terms of music playback, the V30 achieves average results. A pity is the fact that only a mono loudspeaker exists. Since this one loudspeaker is quickly unintentionally covered with a finger, the absence of a second speaker is negatively, not to say annoyingly, noticeable.
However, when listening to music with headphones, a very good audio quality without interference is achieved. The Quad-DAC, a low-noise and low-distortion digital-to-analog converter, also contributes to the very good audio experience. In order to use this converter, however, wired headphones must be used. Here you can also make different settings to let the sound appear more detailed or room-filling. This improves the sound quality audibly. It’s also worth mentioning that LG includes high-quality in-ear headphones from Bang & Olufsen.
System and Performance
In contrast to its predecessor, LG relies on a current processor for the V30. With the Snapdragon 835 the manufacturer makes a good choice. In combination with the 4 GB RAM a very good performance is achieved. The LG V30 also shows no weaknesses in demanding games. For gamers, this in combination with the extremely large display is particularly interesting – playing on the LG V30 is a very special experience that is highly recommended.
Android 7.1.2 is used as the operating system, which is a pity. An update on Android Oreo will follow next year, but will be relatively late. It would have been reasonable for LG to integrate the new operating system directly at the sales launch.
As with every LG smartphone, an adapted Android version is used. However, this does not necessarily stand out positively. The adjustments seem to lead to a deterioration of the operating system. For example, the sorting of the apps seems chaotic, the floating option is not activated at the factory and correction suggestions are not accepted by the keyboard, but have to be selected manually. Better solutions could have been found here.
Face recognition for unlocking has been integrated into the front camera. It works flawlessly in the test. If you don’t want to use face recognition, you can simply deactivate it, which is also positive, since a considerable proportion of smartphone users in Germany are critical of this function. However, technology enthusiasts do not have to do without fast unlocking.
In principle, the performance is very positive, while the system is rather mediocre. It remains to be seen when and with which adjustments Android Oreo will come to the V30.
|wdt_ID||Smartphone||OpenGL Manhattan||OpenGL Car Chase||T-Rex|
|1||Moto X Force||11,0||7,3||42,0|
|2||Neffos C5 Max||4,4||2,1||0,0|
|5||Sony Xperia XZ||46,0||20,0||59,0|
|7||Huawei Mate 9||32,0||14,0||60,0|
|9||BQ Aquaris X||9,6||3,5||22,0|
|Smartphone||OpenGL Manhattan||OpenGL Car Chase||T-Rex|
|wdt_ID||Smartphone||Sling Shot||Sling Shot Extreme||Ice Storm Unlimited||Ice Storm Extreme|
|1||Moto X Force||1.348||0||0|
|2||Neffos C5 Max||284||6.816||4.361|
|5||Sony Xperia XZ||2.416||0||0|
|7||Huawei Mate 9||2.688||29.138||13.288|
|9||BQ Aquaris X||847||13.986||8.335|
|Smartphone||Sling Shot||Sling Shot Extreme||Ice Storm Unlimited||Ice Storm Extreme|
|1||Moto X Force||4.115|
|2||Neffos C5 Max||2.892|
|5||Sony Xperia XZ||5.550|
|7||Huawei Mate 9||6.431|
|9||BQ Aquaris X||4.889|
|1||Moto X Force||22.297|
|2||Neffos C5 Max||37.569|
|5||Sony Xperia XZ||33.943|
|7||Huawei Mate 9||139.020|
|9||BQ Aquaris X||66.149|
|1||Moto X Force||2.719||2.618|
|2||Neffos C5 Max||1.063||1.563|
|5||Sony Xperia XZ||3.585||3.271|
|7||Huawei Mate 9||3.270||4.519|
|9||BQ Aquaris X||1.444||2.279|
|1||Moto X Force||2.803|
|2||Neffos C5 Max||2.697|
|5||Sony Xperia XZ||4.569|
|7||Huawei Mate 9||7.316|
|9||BQ Aquaris X||3.461|
|1||Moto X Force||1.115||4.376|
|2||Neffos C5 Max||602||2.468|
|5||Sony Xperia XZ||1.626||3.872|
|7||Huawei Mate 9||1.934||5.998|
|9||BQ Aquaris X||921||4.495|
The battery life of the LG V30 can be described as average. It has a total capacity of 3,300 mAh, cannot be changed and can be charged both via USB-C port and wirelessly. Thanks to the Quick-Charge support, it is recharged comparatively quickly, which is very advantageous in everyday life.
In the test the battery usually lasts about 2 days. If you don’t use your mobile phone very much all the time, you can be sure that the battery will comfortably last from morning to evening. Nevertheless, it is recommended to charge it overnight, as one battery charge is barely enough for two days of use.
All in all, the V30 is on a par with comparable competitor products in terms of battery life, even if the PCMark Work Battery Life test doesn’t see it that way.
|1||Moto X Force||549|
|2||Neffos C5 Max||0|
|5||Sony Xperia XZ||391|
|7||Huawei Mate 9||505|
|9||BQ Aquaris X||553|