LG V30+ 128GB $399, Motorola One Vision $̶4̶4̶9̶, Samsung Galaxy S10+ 512GB $̶1̶3̶9̶9̶ @ JB Hi-Fi

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Update: the LG V30+ is back on sale for a limited time.

JB HIFI 5 Day Price Madness Catalogue

* Other Phones On sale

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 512GB $1399, was $1849 (Note: 4G LTE model, Telstra Variant)

Motorola One Vision 128GB Handset $449, was $499

Mod: See previous deal on LG V30 Plus for discussion.

Specifications

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
Colour - Aurora Black, Raspberry Rose
Operating System - Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Storage - 128GB
RAM - 4GB
Battery - 3300mAh (Supports Fast Charging)
Processor - Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
GPU - Adreno 540
Expandable Memory - Yes (MicroSD)
Water & Dust Resistant - Yes (IP68 Certified)
SIM Card Type - Nano SIM Card
Dual SIM - Yes

DISPLAY
Screen Size - 6"
Resolution - 2880 x 1440
Display Type - OLED

CAMERA
Rear Camera - Dual cameras:
13MP Wide Angle (120°)
16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°)
Front Camera - 5MP Wide Angle
Rear Flash - Yes
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dimensions (L x W x H) - 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm
Weight - 158g

CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth - Yes (5.0 BLE)
USB - Type-C
NFC - Yes
GPS - A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo
Operating Frequencies - 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G: 3G (HSPA+ Cat. 24, HSUPA Cat. 6) WCDMA (FDD 1/2/5/8)
4G: LTE (FDD 1/3/5/7/8/20/28) LTE (TDD 38/39/40/41)

AUDIO & VIDEO
3.5mm Audio Jack - Yes
Hi-Fi DAC - Yes
Audio Formats - AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MP2, Vorbis(OGG), PCM/ADPCM, WMA, AC3/EC3, DSD, ALAC, OPUS
Video Formats - H.263, MPEG4, H.264, HEVC, VP8

SENSORS
Sensors - Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro

IN THE BOX
Battery - Embedded
SIM Tool - Yes
User Manual - Downloadable
Quick Start Guide - Yes
Charger - Yes
Data Cable - Yes
Handsfree Earphones - Yes

Mod Note: LG V30+ and Motorola One Vision available Online now.

Related Stores

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Comments

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    I'm just waiting for the comments on boot looping to come rolling in without proof.

  • +42 votes

    "My boot Looping baby is drivin' me crazy
    My obsession from a Western, my dance floor date"

  • +24 votes

    Cheaper than the ipod touch 128G. Also with integrated DAC. Good deal for music lovers:D

  • +1 vote

    How is the camera on this?
    How does it compare with s8+?

    • +7 votes

      Both are the same generation phones.
      Snapdragon 835 the direct competitor to Exynos 8895
      So expect similar performance. I've read that the rear cameras are pretty decent, but the front is crap. You can easily youtube some videos for a camera test.

      • +8 votes

        The LG camera app does the camera no favours, you can easily load up the pixel camera app that improves things.

        I have had the V30+ for about 6 months its a very good phone for the money.

        Pie update was pushed to Australia 3 weeks ago I've had no problems with it other than it kills old themes as it updates to UX8, very stable.

        • +10 votes

          While sure LG auto camera is lacking please don't dismiss their app so quickly… For people who like manual modes it's among the best. I have a G6 and often use GCAM though sometimes even it gets things wrong and I just go manual mode for the result I want

          • +1 vote

            @Simster275: Fair enough but like most people I generally use the phone camera in Auto mode but yes, as you say when you load up GCAM we now have a choice.

            The V30+ LG UX is happy to co-exist with Google pixel apps.

        • +1 vote

          My G7 updated to Android 9 too.
          I hate that it no longer "pins" my apps to recently used properly.

          The pinning feature turns off itself randomly also when I update the app.
          Android 8 did not do that!

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      camera is good, the FRONT camera however sucks donkey B@llz

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      I don't have the s8+ so can't compare. But you can install gcam with nightsight via an apk.

    • +7 votes

      I have this phone. I think the camera is excellent, and the wide angle camera is insansely useful for me (construction). My girl has the s8, IMHO the camera is on par.

    • -4 votes

      camera is crap, dont trust the people here.

  • +19 votes

    I got this phone from the last $399 Jb deal (upgraded from iPhone SE). I am so happy with it. Now I am trying to convince my wife to leave the Appleverse

    • +3 votes

      I'm in the exact same situation haha. Although she did have a play around with mine and enjoyed it.

    • +1 vote

      It's relatively rare for people to leave the Appleverse. They get their hooks into you early and make it hard to leave. Especially if they also have Macbooks and other Apple products.

  • +4 votes

    Wow what a price.

    Now I’m torn between these 4 similar priced phones.

    mi 9, Reno z, a50 and this lg .

    Leaning towards the Reno Z. Is the LG better camera?

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      thanks for reading my mind haha I was also pondering on the camera quality

    • +1 vote

      edit: i should add that the reason i wouldn't have got this is because i loved the bokeh on my oppo r11s, and found the mi9 bokeh to be much worse

      i have a mi9 and the camera was the main reason i got this, however this is my opinion:

      in ideal lighting, the "normal" camera is really good

      its extremely hard to get a decent photo using portrait/bokeh. the shutter/processing is has a big delay, it blurs easy, and it also uses the telephoto so you have to be really far back from the subjects to get a reasonable photo. i also think the blurring is not very intelligent. i rate it lower than my old oppo r11s which took much better portrait photos. in low light, portrait mode is total garbage

      photos blur a lot when lighting isn't optimal (no matter which mode). had i tried the phone in store (if it was possible at the time) i probably wouldn't have got this phone because the camera doesn't perform how i was expecting. (i think the glowing dxomark review must have been paid for)

      there's also no physical OIS which i hear negatively impacts this camera

      videos however, are amazing, the software image stabilisation is unreal. i have taken videos while running and you wouldn't even know it because the stabilisation is really damn good

      i have no input for your other options, good luck!

    • -4 votes

      Surely camera is better in Reno Z among all.

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      I was in similar situation and went for A70 (got it for $450 - it has bigger screen) and I have no complaints.

    • +1 vote

      Reno Z doesn't have wireless charging (V30+ does have it). I have two wireless chargers so this is an important factor for me in choosing a phone.

    • -3 votes

      mi 9 slays them

    • +1 vote

      Mi 9 is easily the fastest, has the latest chipset and probably has a better camera as well.

    • -2 votes

      Mi 9 wins almost all categories plus is not 2 years old.

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      Similar price? Mi 9 is heaps more expensive?

    •  

      We have Reno Z and Mi 9T (with the pop-up selfie).
      Mi 9T is faster than Reno Z
      Mi 9T with GCam APK has a far superior rear camera, especially low light video.
      Bloatware ~ on both - easily solved with Nova Launcher or Launcher 10

      Both are amazing for the $401 we paid for the Reno Z (Sydney Mobiles ebay) and $419 we paid for the Mi 9T (Tobydeals)

  • +29 votes

    Upgradable to Android 9 Pie
    128GB Storage
    4GB RAM
    2880 x 1440 6" OLED display
    IP68 waterproof
    USB-C
    NFC
    wireless charging

    $399 is definitely a bargain.

    • +8 votes

      And Band 28!

    • +2 votes

      This ^

      I agonised over choosing my new phone. 3 years between jumps. It was like piggy in the middle, with like 5-10 equally awesome in different ways.

      Got it from the last JB deal, with gift cards. It's like Xmas day every day.

  • +4 votes

    Got this phone for the wife from an Oz-bargain deal earlier this year. Great phone for this value, its still running strong. Camera is pretty good, the front facing one is a little crappy, but the camera on the back is great

  • +3 votes

    Excellent price for an excellent phone

  • +4 votes

    I'd love to say I haven't had any problems with mine, but day 2 into my trip to Cambodia the battery has completely died. Same thing happened to my LG Nexus 5 a few years ago. Maybe I'm just unlucky, shouldn't be a hassle getting it serviced back home.

    Otherwise a brilliant phone, especially for people who love listening to music.

    • +2 votes

      shouldn't be a hassle getting it serviced back home.

      Oh, boy. You've never dealt with Evertec. They're horrible.

      I hope you have a good experience. I certainly didn't

      • +5 votes

        I hope Evertec have their goddamn building burn down. Absolute waste of space they are.

        • +3 votes

          What's your horror story?

          My V20 (which I loved) developed very bad image ghosting. Started off only being able to see it on grey screens, but then it was noticeable most of the time - took it to JB (who were excellent) and evertec sent it back twice (over a 4 week period) after saying "Image ghosting is normal for LCD screens".

          JB said "stuff it", and to go choose another phone.

          • +5 votes

            @whaleoilbeefhooked: Exactly the same story. Ghosting quite obviously evident by JB HiFi. Sent it to Evertec - "ghosting develops naturally on OLED screens and is not covered under warranty". Well for one, it's not OLED you incompetent pricks, and two, yes it damn well is.

            Sent it back another two times and got it back the third time after being told it had been replaced. Checked the scratches I knew were on the screen from before (good memory) while in store and they matched the scratches on my old screen so it hadn't been replaced at all. Also the ghosting was evident still.

            Told JB if they tried sending it back to them again and didn't replace it right then and there I was filing a suit with VCAT on one of their display laptops. Got a refund within 10 minutes.

            All-in-all I wasted a month of my life fighting with those useless pricks.

          • +1 vote

            @whaleoilbeefhooked: I was actually going to get a v20 as you can still get them on ebay as they are the last flagship phone yo have a removable battery, while still having a lot of the features this v30 has. But at only $100 more for this I think I'll go the v30. Im still using a 5 year old Sony Xperia z2 haha so this will be quite an upgrade.

            • +1 vote

              @Skinnerr: Absolutely it will. I wouldn't go the V20, it's too old - I have a V30 and it is still really snappy.

            • +1 vote

              @Skinnerr: V20 has infra-red remote, SD slot rather than shared second SIM slot, and replacable battery. V30 loses that, but does prove it is possible to get better sound than even the V20, has a more reliable fingerprint sensor, is water-proof(ish) and is quite a bit snappier.

              That said, I miss the second screen

  • +7 votes

    Good price but "was $799" made me chuckle.

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    the plus version is not on gsm arena for specs :(

    want to sell my A20 as its 720p which sucks

  • +4 votes

    The "usually $799" is just wrong now lol

  • +1 vote

    should be getting cheaper now… I paid just over $400 4-5 months ago

  • +1 vote

    How many of these phones are there…

    Its current version is a V50 I'm waiting for V40 to drop to this price…

  • +3 votes

    Great phone got one

  • +2 votes

    Love a dac

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    Just in time, was weighing up my options over the weekend for a new phone, was spewing I missed it last time around and couldn't justify ~$500. Will pick one up, thanks OP!

  • +1 vote

    For owners of the V30+, does it have an Notification LED?

    I have looked at LG.com.
    I have looked at GSMArena.

    I cannot find a definitive yes.
    But forums like XDA developer suggest there is one but it's not a Notification LED as we used to know it.

    Can you guys please shed some light?

    I bought the G6 without checkingand not having one sucks, I am not making this mistake again.

    • +1 vote

      No. At least I haven't been able to find it in the settings after searching for nearly 30 mins. I missed the notification light on my Samsung s6 too… but the always-on display has (sorta) fixed it. It's more app specific, however, you can't read it when you're across the room

    • +5 votes

      No it doesn't have a notification LED. The 'always on' screen does show notification icons, but they're only handy if you're looking at the phone.

    • -2 votes

      My G7 has both Notif LED & Always On hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe….

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      No notification LED. I hate that it doesn't have it. I have to double tap my screen to see if it's finished charging. And it won't show previews of text messages when the screen is sleeping - it just has a small notification on the screen that you have to unlock the phone (from the back with fingerprints) to see.

  • +9 votes

    I bought a V30+ at the last JB sale about a month ago. It's a great phone for the money, and if you're into music the quad DAC is fantastic for cable connection to headphones, amp or car system. If you use bluetooth you won't get the benefit though. I use the headphone jack to connect to my car stereo and home rotel amp and the sound is miles better than the Samsung phones we also have in the family.

    Overall I'm very happy with the phone for the price. A notification LED would be handy, but I'm getting used to not having it.

    LG started to roll out the pie update, but people were reporting a few issues, so they pulled the update and will release it again when issues are sorted. I didn't update initially, and am glad I waited. The original OS is fine, and I quickly adapted from my Samsung S6 edge.

    I was looking at the V30+, A50 and Reno Z, and went with the V30. As others have said the front facing camera is average, so if you're big into selfies maybe look at the Reno Z or A50.

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