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    LG V30s ThinQ

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    Release Date
    5-Feb-18
    Market Status
    Not Released in India
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    3300 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v8.0 (Oreo)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    6.0 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
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    General
    Announced On5-Feb-18
    Market StatusNot Released in India
    BrandLG
    Price StatusExpected
    PriceRs. 59,990
    Design
    Water ResistanceYes, Water resistant, IP68
    Weight158 grams
    ColorsMoroccan Blue, Platinum Gray
    BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
    Dimensions151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm
    Display
    Screen Size6.0 inches
    Screen TypeOLED
    Screen Resolution1440 x 2880 pixels
    Pixel Density537 ppi
    Aspect Ratio18:09
    Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 5
    Screen to Body Ratio81.22%
    Screen DesignBezel-less
    Screen Quality2K
    Performance
    GPUAdreno 540
    Operating SystemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
    ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
    CPUOcta core (2.45 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280)
    Custom User InterfaceLG UI
    Clock Speed2.45 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants6GB 128GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    RAM TypeLPDDR4X
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 2 TB
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1080p30fps
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 5MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution5 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.2 Primary Camera
    Front Aperturef/2.2
    Battery
    Battery Capacity3300 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    Charger TypeQuick, v3.0
    USB Type-CYes
    Fast ChargingYes
    Wireless ChargingYes
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS
    Audio Features32-bit/192kHz audioBO Play certified24-bit/48kHz audio recordingActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    NFCYes
    BluetoothYes
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev5.0
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    OISYes
    Rear FlashYes, Dual-color LED Flash
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupDual, 16MP + 13MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution16 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.6 Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution13 MP
    Rear Camera 2 Typef/1.9 Camera
    Rear Aperturef/1.6
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

    About the Phone

    LG V30S ThinQ comes as a modification of the V30. It has the modern OLED screen which is not only bright but has excellent contrast levels. Plus, it comes with a powerful battery backing up the display.

     

    LG V30S ThinQ comes with a brilliant screen. Despite being a compact phone, it has a 6-inch OLED screen fitted to it which is bright, comes with deep colours and has excellent colour accuracy. It is a beautiful display.

     

    Not only is the display great, but the battery powering up the screen of LG V30S ThinQ is quite adequate as well. It is long-lasting and can run for a whole day with moderate to heavy usage. Depending on the use, you can also make it chug on for another day as well.

     

    LG V30S ThinQ is a decent phone, but it does not offer enough innovations for the price tag that it arrives in. It looks and acts a lot similar to the V30, which is cheaper. Hence, it is not recommended but for any user.

    LG V30S ThinQ tries to break the flagship market by promising a premium experience. However, priced at Rs. 59999, it does not deliver the features worth that much amount of money.

     

    Despite being of the V-series, the LG V30S ThinQ does not come with many innovations. It is a satisfying model, but it is expected to deliver much more according to its price range. It is not a recommended buy for any user looking for something spectacular from the LG V30S ThinQ.

    LG V30S ThinQ’s comes with a design that looks similar to the V30. It has an all-glass look with a polished steel frame which looks quite premium. The rounded corners and the smooth finish makes it easily sit on the hand. The edges are curved, so you won’t feel it digging in your palms. The fingerprint scanner has been put on the rear panel and is in a convenient location. It also helps to toggle the screen on and off. You get the new USB-C port for fast charging and the bottom-firing speaker which works quite well.

    The V30S ThinQ may appear small and easy to hold due to its 18:9 aspect ratio but even with the small screen, it manages to fit the 6-inch P-OLED display which has a 2,880×1,440 resolution. It is bright and makes for a beautiful cinematic experience. You can play games and get exceptional brightness with it. Even Google Daydream is supported, and it gives you an immersive VR experience.

    LG V30S ThinQ comes with the power of Snapdragon 845 chipset. It may not be the best chipset in the market, but it records benchmark scores that tend to go above the already-good 835. There are no noticeable frame drops when it comes to gaming, and the games run smoothly. Even intense games do not suffer any lag. Multitasking works like a breeze, and there is no noticeable slowdown on this phone.

    LG V30S ThinQ disappoints when it comes to its camera setup. It has a 16MP primary camera and a 13MP secondary camera with AI Cam and QLens feature. However, these features have been used before and do not bring anything new to the table. The photos are decent, but it is not of any flagship quality. The AI tries to randomly understand the scene to bring the proper colour balance which when right delivers a good photo but most of the times, it tends to go wrong, and the images look improperly exposed.

     

    Low light photography takes a hit. When the lights are dim, the photos appear a bit grainy, and there is a loss of details.

     

    To make sure that low light photographs do not suffer as much, the V30S ThinQ arrives with a Bright Mode, which is present in the camera app. It tries to get a reading of the lighting conditions and then expands the aperture or reduces it to capture the right amount of light into it. As a result, you get visible low-light photos, though they may still look washed out.

    LG V30S ThinQ features a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery whose performance is enhanced due to the presence of the Android Oreo and its battery saving features. The software comes with a Doze mode that optimises battery during work and even if it is placed aside, the software preserves the juice. Light to moderate tasks can get you a whole day of battery, and it can also push to two days, depending on your use. However, intense tasks like YouTube and playing games will drain the battery significantly. Battery tests like running a 90 minute full HD video at maxed out brightness makes it drop only to a 95% – a meagre 5% drop which is fantastic.

    The LG V30S ThinQ is a hit and a miss. Firstly, the V-series prides itself to bring new innovations on the LG handset, but the V30S ThinQ fails to deliver. Its performance is quite amazing, and the brilliant screen gives a great immersive display. The camera does have new features, but it fails to amaze and cannot be called a rare innovation.

    On the whole, the phone is pricey but does not deliver the worth of the price. Hence, a cheaper LG V30 would be as good as this model. Regarding its competition, LG V30S ThinQ fails to match up with the flagship features of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Sony Xperia XZ2, which are far better phones to go for.