Is the LG V30 the best new bang for your buck smartphone this year?

I just heard that the LG V30 will be available here in the US starting on October 5 from Verizon and then later on October 13 from T-Mobile. This may sound surprising, but I’m more excited to try this Android smartphone than I am to get my hands on the iPhone X which isn’t due to ship until Nov-freaking-ember.

Maybe I’m feeling this way because I’m starting to get a little bored with my iPhone 7 Plus which I’ve been using for the past 3 months. My boredom levels didn’t improve even after last week’s OS update to iOS 11 which in my opinion, didn’t feel very magical.

Maybe it’s because I got the opportunity to review the Samsung Galaxy Note8 and it reminded me of why I love Android and started giving me thoughts of running back into the arms of that loveable green robot.

It could also be due to the fact that I like LG devices and used the LG G3 for a year before moving to the Nexus 6P.

Or maybe it’s because the LG V30 is priced up to $200 less than the iPhone X, and has a microSD card slot, wireless charging, 3.5mm headphone jack, 13MP/16MP dual rear lens camera, Quad DAC audio, and a 6″ 18:9 FullVision OLED display.

The only disappointment in the specs that I noticed so far is the OS version – the V30 ships with Android Nougat (v7) instead of the latest Oreo (v8).

I can’t wait to get my hands on this phone. Anyone else interested in the LG V30?

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3 comments… add one
  • Matt Penning September 28, 2017, 1:12 pm

    I have the LG G5, love it and am looking forward to reviews of the V30. I’ve been on the lookout for a replacement for my wife’s iPhone 5. I know she’d love the larger screen for it’s ease of typing, and would find the camera quality greatly improved. I’m looking forward to your review.

  • Lynn Lopez September 29, 2017, 12:31 pm

    I have told myself going forward that I will never buy a locked Android phone again. I just hate all of the carrier crap they put on the phone. You mention Verizon and T-Mobile. Does that mean AT&T will never carry it?

    • Julie Strietelmeier September 29, 2017, 12:34 pm

      Good question… I’m not sure. I would guess that they will, but I just heard that Verizon and TMO were getting it first.

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