1. dougdraws's Avatar
    I've had the Note 5 with AT&T for a year and a half now and I'm starting to desire an upgrade. I was originally thinking of upgrading to the S8 but not since Samsung forced their curved screen on all of us. Not really a fan of curved screens. I was hoping the Note 8 would be awesome, but unfortunately it's just a repackaged S8 with a pen.

    I've had my eye on the V30 since it was first announced and the phone has intrigued me.

    So ... I've read a ton of reviews, watched some videos, but now I want to hear from all you V30 owners - is this really a decent contender to upgrade to from my Note 5?

    I thank all of you ahead of time for any input you give me.
    02-03-2018 12:16 PM
  2. rfan8312's Avatar
    I've had the Note 5 with AT&T for a year and a half now and I'm starting to desire an upgrade. I was originally thinking of upgrading to the S8 but not since Samsung forced their curved screen on all of us. Not really a fan of curved screens. I was hoping the Note 8 would be awesome, but unfortunately it's just a repackaged S8 with a pen.

    I've had my eye on the V30 since it was first announced and the phone has intrigued me.

    So ... I've read a ton of reviews, watched some videos, but now I want to hear from all you V30 owners - is this really a decent contender to upgrade to from my Note 5?

    I thank all of you ahead of time for any input you give me.
    Im a long time samsung user, i switched to v30 for it's amazing DAC, and because the form of new Note didnt appeal to me.

    Honestly the biggest changes for me were:

    Adjusting to the less saturated screen. Samsung is hard to beat in screen beauty. But I'm now used to the LG screen, and am noticing certain small details that look better on a less saturated screen. For example certain logos on YouTube videos, for instance the CG Bros logo, on the short CGI films that CG Bros makes is ultra detailed. Another logo that has concentric circles in it that get smaller the closer they get to the center is entirely visible even down to the last inner lines. It's quite amazing.

    The battery life is greatly improved going from samsung to v30+. It's like night and day. With samsung you need apps and full time babysitting of the battery, with v30+ you dont even need to look at battery anymore. I come home after 12 hours work day of light use except when on breaks, with 80% percent battery.

    The headphone jack on this and other LG devices is without question the best of any smartphone I'm told. It sure sounds like it.


    Imo the camera on Samsung devices was better because I could just point and shoot on automatic mode and gets stunning pictures almost every time and I can't get good pictures really at all with the v30 but I have seen many many photos that people have taken with the v30 that are stunning so it looks like I just don't know how to do it yet.
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    02-03-2018 12:30 PM
  3. forloveofthegame's Avatar
    Came from an S7 and this phone is better in every single way:
    Screen clarity
    Screen size that still allows you one handed typing
    Speed of interface and the more vanilla version of Android
    BATTERY LIFE
    Camera
    Customization
    That beautiful sounding QUAD DAC finally letting my headphones perform the way they're intended.
    02-03-2018 01:06 PM
  4. Brjlk's Avatar
    For me, if you need a wide angle camera with practically no barrel distortion, this by itself is a reason to upgrade.

    If I am right, the Note 5 comes with 32 GB internal storage & no SD card. The V30 comes with 64 GB internal storage (128 for the v30+) & SD card up to 2 TB
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    02-03-2018 01:10 PM
  5. dougdraws's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. Battery is a big thing for me, Bluetooth for BT headset (have some small headsets and a Bose QC35), nice screen, smooth operation. Does the V30 have that always on display, like the S7 has? That would be a nice feature.
    02-03-2018 01:15 PM
  6. Brjlk's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. Battery is a big thing for me, Bluetooth for BT headset (have some small headsets and a Bose QC35), nice screen, smooth operation. Does the V30 have that always on display, like the S7 has? That would be a nice feature.
    Yes, when the display is off, we see the clock, date & battery level
    02-03-2018 01:23 PM
  7. vasekvi's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. Battery is a big thing for me, Bluetooth for BT headset (have some small headsets and a Bose QC35), nice screen, smooth operation. Does the V30 have that always on display, like the S7 has? That would be a nice feature.
    Not only does it have an always on display, but it's customizable for brightness and has 9 different layouts.

    02-03-2018 04:17 PM
  8. rfan8312's Avatar
    Not only does it have an always on display, but it's customizable for brightness and has 9 different layouts.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7936aa059b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...cc2e541138.jpg
    How much would always on display hurt battery life? I leave mine off and just double tap when I want to see if theres notifications.
    02-03-2018 05:35 PM
  9. vasekvi's Avatar
    How much would always on display hurt battery life? I leave mine off and just double tap when I want to see if theres notifications.
    Negligible impact. Leave it on cause it gives you access to the quick toggles and media controls.
    02-03-2018 05:45 PM
  10. rfan8312's Avatar
    Negligible impact. Leave it on cause it gives you access to the quick toggles and media controls.
    Thanks will give it a shot.
    02-03-2018 06:01 PM
  11. dougdraws's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies everyone. So what's everyone's daily use - battery wise?

    At this point I can fully charge the Note, but usually by the end of the day it's getting low, and a lot of times I haven't done much on it. Phone is only a year and a half old.

    I've also read that the OLED screen of the V30 isn't the greatest.
    02-04-2018 08:55 AM
  12. rfan8312's Avatar
    No its a wonderful screen. I set YouTube to automatically choose highest available quality and it's stunning. Coming from samsung initially it feels like a stepdown in color and contrast, not in sharpness or detail retrieval. I think you will find more detail in things on the v30 screen than on your Note.

    Again battery on v30 is legendary. Its the only.time ive seen a phone where I can check battery level. Come back 30 minutes later and check it again and it's om the same number it was half an hour before. It barely sips battery. Although I don't use always on display yet, I'll try it but I dont need it.

    All of my previous Samsung devices drained battery even in idle mode.
    02-04-2018 11:08 AM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    Phone is BA AF. Buy it.
    02-05-2018 11:17 AM
  14. vasekvi's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies everyone. So what's everyone's daily use - battery wise?

    At this point I can fully charge the Note, but usually by the end of the day it's getting low, and a lot of times I haven't done much on it. Phone is only a year and a half old.

    I've also read that the OLED screen of the V30 isn't the greatest.
    I have all the V phones. V10 gets screen retention but it takes longer to set in and longer to disappear. V20 gets screen retention a bit more easily but goes away more quickly. V30 is still too early to tell if and how bad they could burn in, but it has the benefits of the blacks behind entirely black and will always look better when compared to IPS. I do notice a bit of blue shift as others are complaining about, but I prefer to look directly at my screen instead of having it angled away anyway
    02-05-2018 11:29 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    I've also read that the OLED screen of the V30 isn't the greatest.
    There's nothing wrong with the OLED display on the V30 on most units. The display is more accurate than the Note 8 and the shift issues are noticeable on most devices.
    02-05-2018 12:35 PM
  16. Ldshark's Avatar
    get this phone!I have tested many phones from all manufacturers and hands down besides the Google pixel xl2 I would say this so far has been the best phone I have ever had. sound quality is amazing display is amazing. Battery life speaks for itself. I am a power user and I still consistently get 12-15hrs. if I am not using it I have had it last 2 days before needing a charge. has lte gig capabilities and wifi is the fastest I have seen on a phone yet
    02-05-2018 01:31 PM
  17. rfan8312's Avatar
    There's nothing wrong with the OLED display on the V30 on most units. The display is more accurate than the Note 8 and the shift issues are noticeable on most devices.
    Ive yet to see anything resembling a color shift on a v30+. Maybe I got lucky but mine does not have it.
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    02-05-2018 02:05 PM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    Ive yet to see anything resembling a color shift on a v30+. Maybe I got lucky but mine does not have it.
    exactly, dispiace, i meant to state that they are NOT noticeable on most devices.
    Laura Knotek and rfan8312 like this.
    02-05-2018 02:09 PM
  19. DFranch's Avatar
    I've also read that the OLED screen of the V30 isn't the greatest.
    The screen on the V30 was totally blown out or proportion. All the early reviews were done on pre-production units with issues. I have no issues with the screen on mine and I had a Galaxy S7 edge (which I hated the curved screen on) which is supposed to have the best screen at the time it came out.
    02-07-2018 08:10 AM
  20. 2tpazzo's Avatar
    How is LG WRT to updating their device for security fixes?
    02-20-2018 04:18 PM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    How is LG WRT to updating their device for security fixes?
    Not the best but adequate
    02-20-2018 08:05 PM
  22. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I've had the Note 5 with AT&T for a year and a half now and I'm starting to desire an upgrade. I was originally thinking of upgrading to the S8 but not since Samsung forced their curved screen on all of us. Not really a fan of curved screens. I was hoping the Note 8 would be awesome, but unfortunately it's just a repackaged S8 with a pen.

    I've had my eye on the V30 since it was first announced and the phone has intrigued me.

    So ... I've read a ton of reviews, watched some videos, but now I want to hear from all you V30 owners - is this really a decent contender to upgrade to from my Note 5?

    I thank all of you ahead of time for any input you give me.
    I think it's a very good replacement to the aging Note 5. I would say the camera quality is similar but it includes a useful wide angle you'll find yourself using in certain situations. The microphone is MUCH better, with 3 microphones at different angles, it's great for recording video at concerts. RAM management and battery is much more efficient with SD 835 + LG's optimized OS. The AMOLED screen might not beat Samsung's but it shouldn't matter too much. The phone's form factor is much lighter and comfortable than the old and clunky Note 5. You won't get an S Pen but there's some built in note taking apps with the doodle feature. Coming from the Note 5, you'll like it.
    02-25-2018 05:02 PM
  23. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    Yes! The wide angel camera alone makes it worth it. It'll be hard for me to upgrade to any other phone if it doesn't have a wide angel camera, which to my knowledge, only the LG G6 and V20 have this, but not as good as the V30's. The V20 is more distorted on the sides.
    03-05-2018 12:30 PM

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