LG didn’t do itself any favors by waiting until October to release its V30 smartphone in the US, after first announcing it back in August. But it’s telling that, in the intervening weeks, I haven’t been able to go a day without someone on Twitter asking for an ETA on my LG V30 review. This is a smartphone that’s got people stoked.

Part of that is the natural demand for an underdog alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, or curiosity about how much of the V30’s DNA made it into the LG-made Google Pixel 2 XL. But comparing the V30 to either of those competitors misses the point. The V30 isn’t just LG’s higher-end model for the fall; it’s one of the only three smartphones in recent memory designed specifically for shooting near-professional-quality mobile video. (The other two were its immediate predecessors, the LG V10 and V20.)

The V30 packs updates to the styling and specs of its forerunners, while tossing in more cinematography features like in-camera color grading and support for the Cine-Log format. It also brings its own version of the super-wide-angle dual-camera system that kept the LG G6 in my pocket for much of this year, and includes a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC and 3.5mm headphone jack for the audiophiles in the audience. But with a price point starting at $800 and a selfie camera that falls far behind the quality of the primary shooter, will the LG V30 be able to live up to the hype created by its long road to release? Check out MrMobile’s LG V30 review to find out, and then hit up Android Central’s LG V30 Review for the deep dive!

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MrMobile’s LG V30 Review was produced following seven weeks with a pre-production LG V30 review unit, and ten days with a production-ready LG V30 review unit, both provided by LG. The retail unit was an AT&T branded LG-H931 tested in Greater Boston and New York City, paired with an LG Watch Sport.

Some footage courtesy Alex Dobie/Android Central.

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40 Comments

  1. Jae Veal

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Finally ordered mine today, hope it comes soon!

    Reply

  2. LIQUID SNAKE

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    what about now? The HDR?

    Reply

  3. LIQUID SNAKE

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    so HDR is disappointing?

    Reply

  4. Imperial Scorps

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Wouldnt a google camera mod be enough to cover up the front camera's flaws???

    Reply

  5. vishal bharadwaj

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Glad i made a right choice by buying lg v30 by checking your and android central review . It is so amazing and particularly if you neglect the selfie cam performance , it is one of the best out there in the market. P.s : True beauty of this camera is, it helps us learn how to take perfect shots with it's graphy assistant and editing videos or photos on the fly is so good with its inbuilt video and photo editors . Thanks for the review

    Reply

  6. Teck Fatt Yap

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Mr Mobile is one of the very few phone reviewer that still talks about call quality. I respect that.

    Reply

  7. OSTeez

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Don't forget that this phone is proposing Micro SD support and a headphone jack, it's pretty rare on phones nowadays…

    Reply

  8. Sergej Kondratyuk

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you! Good review!

    Reply

  9. Aashishraj Saiprasad

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    How do you get that Hair looking so awesome all the time? genuine curiosity over what product u use, oh and videos are as great as that stay of hair.

    Reply

  10. LostandAlive

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    If you take selfies, you aren't a true photographer.

    Reply

  11. jasonffx01

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Lg v40 need a better selfie video capability and improve its slow motion features for rear camera

    Reply

  12. Anthony Reed

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Oooh so people wasnt"pretty" phones! I like the V10 build better but guess that's why I'm an alien and the rest of you are robots! I'd rather have durability then some fragile piece of hardware for sure

    Reply

  13. piercedliquidnipples

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Do u guys came acress screen burn ins with this phone? Thanks

    Reply

  14. Craig Sheppard

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Is this phone much better in video recording compared to the LGV2O?.

    Reply

  15. damien sullivan

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    My biggest questions is how do you transfer your wide angle video to your computer? I just kept getting an "in use" error.

    Reply

  16. Good Eye Visuals

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Was thinking of getting a brand new LG G6 for 349€ but luckily I found a barely used V30 for only 400€ 🙂 Who still takes selfie 2018 anyway? This phone is a beast!

    Reply

  17. Gsauce 420

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    One of my dream phones

    Reply

  18. TheGreekGeeks

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I love this phone but it is too expensive for me so i guess i'm going for the G6. Except the cine-zoom and other stuff like this, i wonder: Is the quality of the footage the same?

    Reply

  19. クリス

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Mr Mobile!!! What a great review!!!
    I am unsure if your giveaway is still ongoing but I hope I win!!!

    – Kris (PH)

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  20. Ed D

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    The V line is pretty cool.

    Reply

  21. Mark Jonas

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I wish im one of the lucky winner of the raspberry color lg v30

    Reply

  22. greenranger2482

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Nice phone but bad front camera

    Reply

  23. francis bwalya

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Nice home screen how did you make it look like that

    Reply

  24. Toree Barnhardt

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Looks amazing!

    Reply

  25. Brad Garrison

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Love this phone!

    Reply

  26. shawn cypret

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I'm waiting for when they make it to where you could take advantage of the full 16 megapixel at 16 by 9 or 18 by 9 instead of 4.3

    Reply

  27. Random Poop

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    V10 was the best phone

    Reply

  28. Ian Kincaid

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Great video!

    Reply

  29. Arnamo

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    LG made the mistake not to bring the V30 in its entirety to the global market. In Europe you'll pay the full price but you won't get the DAC or wireless charging for example… Which is a nogo for me!

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  30. G Cart

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Still lovin my G6.

    Reply

  31. Seamus McKenzie.

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I didn't buy it for the camera .. Me… OLED screen, storage and my music .. I bought the v30+ and my wife the G6+ … Great phones ..

    Reply

  32. Techbird 64

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    RIP LG V30 2017-2017/18
    Water killed it.

    Reply

  33. Raian Levy

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Ok, so after a week of ownership, I'm having to return my V30, noticed the dreadful faint line in the screen. Want to get a V30 replacement but they don't have one on the whole of Manhattan. Might have to get a Pixel 2XL. I love my phone 🙁

    Update: just finished setting up the Pixel. It's a great phone, I'm gonna miss the v30 though.

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  34. thika Levis

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    No i just like the metal back on v20 and price just cost 225 new.

    Reply

  35. Aaron Chris

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Looks nice.

    Reply

  36. shawn cypret

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    And that little taskbar would be great if they could dedicate it to the bottom of the phone like the on-screen buttons either under or right above instead of having to reach all the way up top

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  37. shawn cypret

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I've been watching your videos that since pocketnow you MKBHD and Austin Are My go-to People when it comes to video reviews

    Reply

  38. Thomas Biallas

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    You are totally cool man. Perfect Reviews, all the Time. Thumbs up Michael

    Reply

  39. Mehfooz Khan

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    The way you talk about techs makes you a masterpiece
    Now one can do it like you
    Everyone is boring you r not

    Reply

  40. Guy Fieri

    August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I currently own an LG V20, and it is glitchy as hell. It has hardware/software glitches. Is the v30 the same?

    Reply

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