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The classy looking LG V30+(RsRs44,990) has minimal bezels. It is slightly more compact than the Google Pixel 2 XL (175g), and significantly lighter too at 158g. What the V30+ gains by shaving off a few millimeters, it somewhat compromises with the glossy black back panel—it can be quite slippery if you are not careful. Despite that, the V30+ feels great to hold and use.
The V30+ uses the pOLED FullVision display with the 2,880x1,440 resolution. In fact, the display settings allow you to reduce this to as low as 1,440x720 resolution, if battery life is your primary concern. This screen is not as vibrant as the Samsung Galaxy S8+, but it is not disappointing. The colours look accurate, the screen is bright and the contrast levels are good for watching 4K HDR videos.
The V30+ is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It is perplexing that there is 4 GB RAM at a time when 6 GB is what rivals such as the OnePlus 5T (Rs32,999 onwards) have. For the newest apps and games, the phone offers flagship level performance. The custom interface wrapped around Android 7.1 (not Android 8.1 yet, disappointingly) isn’t the most intuitive, and its complexity tends to get in the way when you may really need to get something done quickly. The 3,300mAh battery of the V30+ can easily last a day on a single charge, and even stretch to a day and a half if you are careful with display brightness.
Audio playback quality is where the V30+ is clearly better than its flagship rivals. The Quad-DAC audio hardware makes its presence felt if you are using high-quality headphones or speakers.
One of the strongest points of the 16-megapixel and 13-megapixel dual camera setup is that it does not make any attempt to show colours in a brighter palette than they naturally are. This means photos are realistic. The only drawback is that image processing tends to soften some images. The LG V30+ is a genuine contender in the Android flagship space.