1. CellyPhoner's Avatar
    So we have a special on, I presume because the v50 is near release.....

    Anyway it is $600nzd/390USD 2 year warranty, I think plus just mean dual sim...?

    So I was going to buy it, because I really want an OLED type screen.

    Also it does HDR from Netflix

    so somebody said they are terrible and I should buy an s8 which are about $550NZD.

    But Netflix states it does not support HDR on the S8 and I reallllllllllly hate those double curved feel of their edges (seems like a bad industrial design, a soap bar made of glass).

    SO I also considered an a30 which is $350NZD, but here we only get exynos CPUs and its less powerful than the SD636. And still doesn do HDR.

    Then there is Huaiwei but they having issues with android compliance and security.

    Will the v30 last me a couple of years and should I spend more for the s10e?
    LGMOfield likes this.
    05-23-2019 09:22 PM
  2. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Rumors are only as good as their documented sources. "Somebody said" is quite meaningless.

    I love my V30. Had it since Oct 2017 as an upgrade to my bootlooped LG G4.
    I have no problems with the screen. Never tried the Netflix HDR.
    Never used any of the other phones you have listed.

    I believe the + in V30+ means double the normal internal storage.
    05-24-2019 02:55 PM
  3. CellyPhoner's Avatar
    Is the Samsung OLED that much better?

    I compared the phones and imo the v30 offers more bang for buck, but is the v30 PLED better than an LCD? I want inky blacks vs grey on my lcd....

    Also gsmarena and dxo dont rate the cameras on the v30 very good at all.
    05-25-2019 01:43 AM
  4. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    I have no complaints about the colors and blacks on my V30's screen.

    The V30's camera system tends to get under-rated, probably for generating clicks on comparison articles. Yes, there are certainly better cameras out there on other phones. It is mostly a software thing. If you like to run in full-auto mode for the cameras, you might prefer a different phone if you like taking lots of pictures. I don't take a lot of photos with the phone, and I do like the manual mode.
    05-25-2019 03:09 PM
  5. DFranch's Avatar
    I know the V30 was harshly criticized for it's display at launch (unfairly from what I can tell). I've have no complaints on the screen on my V30 which I've owned since launch (Oct 2017). There are better options for low light photography, but is fine with descent light.
    05-29-2019 07:46 AM
  6. gray2018's Avatar
    I've had the LG V30 for awhile now and I really enjoy it. The screen on it is great as well as the battery life on the phone. I tried an S9 Plus recently out of curiosity and I have to say, I really prefer the screen on the V30. The colors look more natural and vibrant IMO. The Samsung looks a bit dark.
    05-30-2019 08:14 PM
  7. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    I had the V30, and loved the phone. It had one major flaw, and that was reception. It was horrible at grabbing a cell signal. Now, after reading it seems to be on Tmobile and AT&T versions of the phone.(I have AT&T) Verizon and Sprint don't seem to have the problem.
    06-01-2019 07:07 AM
  8. CellyPhoner's Avatar
    Thanks all. Im soooo torn as all I want is a budget phone that is OLED for watching videos and general crisp lettering.

    The only issue is the v30 only has 1 more OS update left?

    I also dont like edged phones like the s8, they look odd too me at the edges and they are made of glass but super slippery.
    06-01-2019 08:13 PM
  9. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    The glass back on the LG V30 is also a little slick to the touch. I put a thin case on it to make it easier to hold.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-02-2019 02:35 AM
  10. Golurk's Avatar
    You guys have forgotten one thing about LG phones:

    Their software is mediocre and they are almost never updated more than once if at all >_<
    06-16-2019 01:15 PM
  11. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    I find the LR software to be quite good. It certainly has fewer complaints than the Samsung software seems to have.

    Yes, the OS updates from LG do seem to be less than hoped for in regards to major OS version updates. Their phones do get at least one major update, at least for the high-end phones.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-17-2019 01:58 PM
  12. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    I agree. I find LG software very useful and intuitive. Samsung is just all over the place with theirs.
    Laura Knotek and ManiacJoe like this.
    06-17-2019 06:14 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I have an LG phone, the V20. However, I've always used Nova Launcher Prime on all my Android devices, including those that run stock Android, so whatever launchers are added by any OEMs make no difference to me.
    Mikie Kyes likes this.
    06-18-2019 12:49 AM
  14. Golurk's Avatar
    I agree. I find LG software very useful and intuitive. Samsung is just all over the place with theirs.
    Hate to say it, but you’re in the minority as far as I’m aware. LG seems like a ship slowly sinking to me. Samsung software does have more complaints (mainly because it has more users and reviewers pay more attention to it) but I for one think that OneUI is great and some Samsung apps are genuinely useful.

    Back to LG, I think that hardware wise they make solid devices but are slightly overpriced. However, their devices are terrible at retaining their value so you could easily get an LG G7 for less than $450 and a V40 for around $550. Pretty good value if you don’t mind about having the best UI and software updates.
    08-27-2019 10:07 AM

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