expired LG V30+ 128GB Mobile Phone Handset (Black) $399 @ JB Hi-Fi

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LG V30+ $399 @ JB Hi-Fi

The cheapest I have seen for this handset so far.

Bought for $432 from Mobileciti, have used for nearly 5 months, can't complain.

Edit 24/7 8pm: Available online now

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    • +1 vote

      Initially the battery life was insane, like 7-8 hours screen on time. It was something else. It has certainly degraded over the last 18 months, I still get around 4 hours SOT now, I'm pretty happy with it.

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    Any issues with the screen? - a few reviews have noted it isnt the best, but prefer to hear from users here what they think.

    • +1 vote

      Not bad once you go to custom option and set up what looks best to you. Blacks and colours look great but getting whites right might be an issue tho. I prefer cool white but mine still looks too warm/yellowish and I've tried pretty much everything. So overall screen wise I would say it's ok but nothing special. Also battery life not too good for mine with heavy use you'll get probably 5-7 or so hours max out of it (charges up very quickly however). Other than that a solid phone. At this price range tho can't go wrong.

    • +2 votes

      I think the early run of phones had screen issues, mine has been flawless.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone confirm if this is national?

    any tips to make sure you get one?

    Any idea if this will be on their website?

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    Hmmm. My work iphone 6s is dying. Wondering if I should get this for shits and giggles.

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    ive been thinking if some of the top tech reviewers on youtube are now using the one plus 7 pro as their daily driver compared to every other flagship they have in their inventory, it must really be that good, i think once the smoothness of the screen and os is experienced, you cannot go back, its like using a 4k gaming monitor and trying to go back to a 720p generic monitor. im sure once i use it the slight camera disadvantage will fade away compared to how smooth everything is

    • +3 votes

      That's true but the OnePlus 7 is also 3x the price of this phone so YMMV if it's worth it or not

    • +5 votes

      they get paid to do the reviews, use the phones. its all in their contract. they use which ever phone pays them the most. wouldn't you?

  • +1 vote

    Better off importing the Nokia 8

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    Should I jump this deal or wait for the LG g7 to drop in price I'm not in a hurry to change yet maybe in a couple of months but the v30+ seems to big for my tiny hand is it worth waiting?

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      To me, the notch design is a deal breaker. I'd rather have a slightly older spec or larger bezels. Notch just simply ain't cool. Also G7 is basically the same size as the V30.

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      If you don't mind grey import the G7 is already under 400aud on eBay.

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    Can anyone please comment if this has gorilla glass? And did the screen cracked for someone? Many thanks.

  • +1 vote

    For those wondering about buying a screen protector for this one make sure you buy a full coverage glass one. Most cheap ones listed on ebay will leave around 5mm uncovered on both sides so pretty much useless.

    • +1 vote

      Get a ghost armor installed. Perfect

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      I've gone for a TPU thin film one for my V30.

      I cracked my S8 screen behind a full coverage glass one when I dropped it. The glass ones don't give any drop protection, even the LOCA glued ones.

      I havent dropped the V30 yet, so only time will tell. But the TPU certainly has a bit of "give" in it so here's hoping. I was actually considering putting a glass over TPU. The TPU is very thin thouhg, I would have liked more thickness.

  • +1 vote

    Any chance we can get a scan with the rest of the catalogue page?

    Might help with the price protection claim.

  • +1 vote

    Very good phone. Quad dac, OLED screen, dual camera (including wide angle which is one of the best features) and very good battery life. If I wasn't using Pixel 2 XL I will be buying one in a heartbeat.

  • +3 votes

    Hi guys, if you're considering buying this, please keep in mind that it's a 2017 phone and probably won't get security updates for very long. Eg if LG provides security updates for 3 years, then this phone will be insecure in 2020.

    Same deal for Android OS version updates if you care about those. The phone will probably never get Android Q.

    Other than that the specs are pretty good for the price.

    • +1 vote

      Most android phones don't get updates. I completely agree with you but I think the majority of people only want updates for more functionality not security.

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        Gotta admit this is the deal breaker on this phone for me. Currently using a Moto Z Play which is on Oreo but will not be getting Pie, and hasn’t had a security update since August 2018. Previously had a ZTE Axon 7 (that officeworks deal) which got smashed by the US Government thing, so trying to stray away from ZTE or Huawei as well.

        Would rather get a refurb Pixel 2 XL or S9 than this – but waiting to get a Pixel 3a when they come down in price (presuming October when the Pixel 4 comes out?).

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          If you need it now, then get this if you can wait, just wait. 4G Phones prices will keep coming down with 5G phones around the corner.

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          I also have the Moto Z Play. Was very happy with it until recently the touchscreen one day developed a dead band across it. A bit less than 2 years old.

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      I still get security updates on my 2015 Galaxy S6.

  • +4 votes

    For those on the fence with this, it looks like LineageOS is very much possible and actively updated.

  • +1 vote

    Great phone, have been using it for last few months. Might get another one for the mrs to replace her aging v20. Thanks Op.

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    bought the reno z over this one which I reckon is better.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/469737

    don't really trust LG - have had bad experience with them

    • +2 votes

      This has a better aspect ratio, no notch, higher resolution display, more compact, higher durability, has waterproofing, better loudspeaker, QuadDAC, FM Radio, has a microSD slot, faster USB-C port, wireless charging, has a faster processor, comes with the better Stock Firmware/OS, and has a Custom Rom community.

      You're basically comparing a Flagship/Luxury phone to a Midrange phone, heck a Lenovo Z6 Pro would be a better alternative. https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=9702&idPhone2...

      Regardless, the Oppo Reno Z still does have a larger battery, more RAM/Storage, better front and back cameras, in-screen optical fingerprint, and the display is brighter and more uniform. But the overwhelming negatives of the Oppo aren't able to overcome the few advantages it has.

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        Horses for courses I guess.

        But those things you've mentioned except maybe louder audio and wireless charging doesn't appeal to me.

        Would much rather better camera and longer battery

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      OMG I just bought the reno z at 499 from JB last week!!!!

  • +1 vote

    I was disappointed that I didn't pull the trigger last week on the Huawei Mate 20 deal. Seems like the processor and battery life on this LG are not in the same ball park as the Huawei, although the Huawei was selling for $599 and this LG is $399. I'm tempted.

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    Timr for another price protection claim

  • +4 votes

    After buying a couple of screen protectors which ended up cutting off around 5mm from both sides got this screen protector on eBay for a couple of bucks and it has been great.

    3D Clear Full Coverage Curve Tempered Glass Screen Protector for LG V30 V20 V35

    For those after a decent screen protector I highly recommend this one. Buy a couple of extras as well I would say. Should come in handy.

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    Would this be much of an upgrade from a Galaxy S7?

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    So wait, official support ends in a few months?

  • +5 votes

    @Circly - LG v30+ ThinQ is better than a Samsung S7. See: Compare Phones

    Got mine from Kogan few months back, very solid phone, even better at this price.

    Top reasons for my purchase as an average phone user:

    Build > No notch, IP68 Water resistant, Gorilla Glass 5 screen & back, Headphone Jack (on top), Rear fingerprint & power button, LG's 2 years warranty
    Specs > 128GB Storage with 4GB RAM, OLED Screen, great rear cameras with wide angle lens, USB 3.1 with USB-C connector, fast charge and wireless charging
    Extras > FM Radio, Dual Sim, microSD Card Slot

    Phone released in Sept 2017, runs android 8 and the last security update was from April 2019. Curved edges on the screen, you might want to put the case on before you apply the screen protector. Obviously, no 5G.

    This might help you with your LG Phone

    Turn on App Drawer: Go to Settings > Display > Home screen > General > Select Home: Home & app drawer

    Settings > Network > Connected Devices section: turn off what you don't need.

    Disable calendar and contacts info for multiple account users (*if you save contacts to Google):
    1. Turn off Sync: Settings > Users & accounts > Click email address > Sync > Pick your sync
    2. Find LG Calendar in Apps > Essentials Folder > Calendar, From Calendar Settings > Calendars to sync settings or Calendars to display settings
    3. May need to reset contact app and re-sync : Settings > General > Apps & Notifications > App info > Contacts > Storage: clear data

    • +1 vote

      Looks like LG's warranty is 12 months now on this phone. Was it 2 years before? (perhaps now it's a discounted phone, they don't want to keep parts for 2 years…)
      https://www.lg.com/au/support/warranty

      JB Hi-Fi also list this one as 1 year.
      https://www.jbhifi.com.au/phones/Outright-Mobile-Handsets/lg...

      • +1 vote

        Statutory warranty is two years iirc

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          JB hi-fi tried hard ball, when I claimed warranty on my 1.2yr old LG V20 with the known screen retention issue. They said unless over $500 they only do 1yr, my purchase price? $499! Didn't want to bother any further with it, walked off.

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            @OpayuOnam: I took an 18 month old hard drive recorder ($400) in which was faulty. Asked for the manager and instantly mentioned ACL. He had no qualms with me swapping for a newer replacement model on the spot. I was surprised at how smoothly it went and doubted it would occur often.

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            @OpayuOnam: I spoke to a JB Hi-Fi employee about this, he said that if a phone is over $500, they "automatically" add another year for ACL. He said anything under that will be at the manager's discretion. Though he thought that if it was only a few dollars less than $500, you'd have a good case.
            Perhaps the manager wasn't having a good month on the books… (Maybe ask on that AMA?)

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              @spaij: Yeah I figured… I even asked, "so for $1 you're not honouring this warranty issue?" He goes yes that's the rules mate… This was the Westfield Knox store …
              I've had good experience with warranty as well (switch joycon drift was fixed out of the 1 year warranty, but I had purchased the extra cover, which apparently doesn't cover accessories but the manager said let's do it but that was a different store)

      • +1 vote

        To answer my own question, the warranty card in the box of this V30+ lists a 2 year warranty.

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    This or pocophone hmm..

    • +1 vote

      I'm thinking either Mi9T or this

      Mi9T
      + Current gen
      + Better camera
      + Bigger battery
      + MiUI frequent updates
      + Dual apps

      • Overseas seller, no warranty
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        Mi 9 sounds interesting.

        Not sure I trust xiaomi and their software though.. In the sense there's probably lots of bugs

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          Yes, my redmi plus 5 was a bug bag. Redmi 4x was the same. Xiaomi have great hardware and solid build quality, but their software is a huge put off for me. Some of the major issues: not t being able to answer the call, proximity sensor buggy - always put calls on hold with my ear, screen not registering touch typing. My new phone was going to be Xiaomi, but went with oneplus instead.

          • +1 vote

            @loropy9: I had the same issue on my Redmi Note 5 with phone call always put on hold.
            I disable proximity sensor and just turn off the screen manually after I pick up a call. Not perfect solution but works.

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        What puts me off the 9T is storage. 128gb isn't enough for me without using a cloud. I've always had a big SD card so just swap and go with phones. Can't stream everything when flying. Also love the DAC on LG's, very noticeable difference on half decent headphones.
        Better display on the LG too, 537ppi vs 403ppi plus wireless charging.

  • +1 vote

    Is the deal likely to available online for delivery outside Adelaide?

  • +1 vote

    Here is a question, would one purchase as an upgrade from the V20? I can't seem to fault the V20 and like using the IR blaster at food courts :-)
    Still could be a great backup for the V20.

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      Yeah same boat for me, aircon remote died, ir blaster on the v20 is a lifesaver. Not sure whether to bite the bullet with v30, or hold out til v40 drops into the 400s.

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        Should look for a <$20 generic AC remote on eBay. They work well, in my experience.

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        V40 removed IR blaster.
        I jumped ship from LG V20 to Huawei Mate 10, haven't looked back. The single built in battery in this phone lasts longer than the 3 swappable batteries I had for my V20.
        The only real downside is all glass build and not as good as V20 headphone jack, but everything else it outperforms the V20.

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      +1 for this. Occasionally i use the remote on my v20 if lazy to find where the tv remote. V20 almost have everything in it. Disappointed LG remove it from V30

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    This or spend a bit more money and get the s10e (when it under $750-$800 again)

    My current phone (ZTE Axon 7) is undergoing a warranty replacement and, up until now, it was a great phone. However, since ZTE customer service is almost non-existent these days, I've decided to sell the replacement phone.

    I've only had one LG phone in my life way back in 2010 (GT540) and, it was one of the worst phones I've owned in my life. I'm very reluctant to go back to LG unless their phone has improved substantially since 2010.

    Furthermore, if I do decide to go with the v30+, would there be a possibility of going up to Android Q, or is Pie the last major version of android this phone will get?

    • -1 vote

      What happened to your phone Axon

      Mine is getting really slow and unresponsive

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        Mine started switching itself off and on several times a day. Plus, it was very slow to recharge (despite using several QuickChargers). I only was getting a 5% charge within' 30 minutes. Pity though, since I actually was very happy with the phone up until now.

  • +1 vote

    So when this deal will start exactly?

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    I currently have s8+ and looking for a new phone. is this considered a downgrade? previous to my s8+ i had the lg g4 which i loved till it had to boot loop issue. any reports of boot loop with this model? alittle hesitant on this based on previous history with LG phones.

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      If you got S8+ dont bother with this phone.I have the Note 8 and bought LG V30+ recently for someone as a gift and the Note 8 is better.

  • +1 vote

    EPIC. Finally pulling the trigger.
    Better price than eBay stores, local physical stores everywhere, and i can use my vouchers!

    Some said it would get pulled before dropping below $400. Glad they're wrong. And already bought cover from recent Spigen sale.

    /lifestory

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    I just got the advertisement in Brisbane so this looks national, well at least SA, QLD

  • +2 votes

    Whilst the V30+ looks very tempting, I just can't bring myself to buy a phone that is almost 2 years old and unlikely to see updates beyond Android Pie. I'm looking at replacing a Moto G5+ and I'm hoping the Motorola One Vision (or Action) are as good as they sound on paper. Otherwise I'll stick with the G series and go the Moto G7+.

  • +1 vote

    I am hoping for some guidance on a reasonably priced case and screen protector to go with it. My wife tends to smash phones so we are in need of protection… for the phone…..

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      see above - there were comments about which one to get..

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        Hi Doc. Thanks so much for your help there…. Really valuable input.

        There are 3 comments, one saying to get Spigen Tough Armor which they got with free screen protector (can't find any info saying free screen protector is on offer now)
        One saying Ghost Armor and another suggesting to get a tempered glass from ebay and cut the edges off yourself…

        If anyone has any insights beyond these please let me know. It seems there is a sea of cases and screen protectors out there and I'm having trouble judging what is of reasonable quality or not.

        It would be appreciated if anyone could let me know of any other reliable, high quality, trouble-free screen protectors and strong cases. Mostly advice on screen protectors would be appreciated.

    • +1 vote

      You can buy a decent case for the back for a few bucks on eBay and a v30+ screen protector from here

      You don't need to cut anything it fits perfectly.