LG V30S ThinQ

8/10 AVG.
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8/10
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The LG V30S ThinQ currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.45 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The V30S is a good smartphone. It compares well to other flagship Android devices in pretty much all respects. Its only real downsides is that it's a flagship which is not using the latest chipset and the fact that the selfie camera image quality is nowhere near flagship territory.

- GSMArena
Android Headlines

The V30S ThinQ remains one of the best Android-powered phones you can buy, many of its functionalities have been eclipsed by other competitors since then, such as stereo speakers, new processors, more camera options, and the overall feature list of the OS.

- Nick Sutrich, Android Headlines
Engadget

Here’s the rub: the hardware differences are nearly negligible, and the AI image recognition features that define the V30S ThinQ are being made available to the original V30 as well. Ultimately, there’s nothing outright wrong with the V30S ThinQ; it’s just wholly unnecessary.

- Chris Velazco, Engadget
TechRadar

The V30S ThinQ is a step too small above last year’s V30 in terms of spec improvements. As such, the value put forward seems poor compared to recent smartphone stunners.

- Cameron Faulkner, TechRadar
Tech Advisor

The V30S ThinQ is basically the V30 save for bumps in RAM and storage and a tiny software change to the camera. Unless you must have 256GB storage, there’s actually no reason to buy it over the original V30.

- Henry Burrell, Tech Advisor


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LG released the V30S ThinQ on March 9, 2018.


LG backs up the V30S ThinQ with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6"

The LG V30S ThinQ's screen size is 6 inches with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.45 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 990 minutes.

V30S ThinQ Specs

Overview
Release date March 9, 2018
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128/256 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 990 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 15.2 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Platinum Grey, Moroccan Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.2 x 7.5 x 0.7 cm (6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 158 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels
Pixel density 537 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.6
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Dual camera feature (13 MP 2nd camera, F1.9 aperture), HDR, Exposure compensation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
F2.2 aperture
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG V30S+ ThinQ

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

Truly is an underdog

The V30S is a good smartphone. It compares well to other flagship Android devices in pretty much all respects. Its only real downsides is that it's a flagship which is not using the latest chipset and the fact that the selfie camera image quality is nowhere near flagship territory.

Read full review

The V30S is a good smartphone. It compares well to other flagship Android devices in pretty much all respects. Its only real downsides is that it's a flagship which is not using the latest chipset and the fact that the selfie camera image quality is nowhere near flagship territory.

Read full review

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Android Headlines

Thinking again

from Android Headlines

The V30S ThinQ remains one of the best Android-powered phones you can buy, many of its functionalities have been eclipsed by other competitors since then, such as stereo speakers, new processors, more camera options, and the overall feature list of the OS.

Read full review

The V30S ThinQ remains one of the best Android-powered phones you can buy, many of its functionalities have been eclipsed by other competitors since then, such as stereo speakers, new processors, more camera options, and the overall feature list of the OS.

Read full review

Less

Engadget

A solid but pointless phone

from Engadget

Here’s the rub: the hardware differences are nearly negligible, and the AI image recognition features that define the V30S ThinQ are being made available to the original V30 as well. Ultimately, there’s nothing outright wrong with the V30S ThinQ; it’s just wholly unnecessary.

Read full review

Here’s the rub: the hardware differences are nearly negligible, and the AI image recognition features that define the V30S ThinQ are being made available to the original V30 as well. Ultimately, there’s nothing outright wrong with the V30S ThinQ; it’s just wholly unnecessary.

Read full review

Less

TechRadar

The least interesting V-series phone yet

from TechRadar

The V30S ThinQ is a step too small above last year’s V30 in terms of spec improvements. As such, the value put forward seems poor compared to recent smartphone stunners.

Read full review

The V30S ThinQ is a step too small above last year’s V30 in terms of spec improvements. As such, the value put forward seems poor compared to recent smartphone stunners.

Read full review

Less

Tech Advisor

A massive missed opportunity

from Tech Advisor

The V30S ThinQ is basically the V30 save for bumps in RAM and storage and a tiny software change to the camera. Unless you must have 256GB storage, there’s actually no reason to buy it over the original V30.

Read full review

The V30S ThinQ is basically the V30 save for bumps in RAM and storage and a tiny software change to the camera. Unless you must have 256GB storage, there’s actually no reason to buy it over the original V30.

Read full review

Less

Forbes

Photography makes the difference

from Forbes

The V30S is a minor upgrade over the original V30. If you're in the market for a new phone, then the V30S is a very worthy consideration. However, if you already own the V30, there is no need to upgrade.

Read full review

The V30S is a minor upgrade over the original V30. If you're in the market for a new phone, then the V30S is a very worthy consideration. However, if you already own the V30, there is no need to upgrade.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

Fails to add meaningful value to an already great phone

from Digital Trends

The LG V30S ThinQ is a confusing and rather disappointing revision to an already excellent smartphone, which didn't really need updating at all.

Read full review

The LG V30S ThinQ is a confusing and rather disappointing revision to an already excellent smartphone, which didn't really need updating at all.

Read full review

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