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LG V30+ Mobile Phone, 128GB Black $399 (Was $449) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Model - LG V30+ (LGH930DS)
6" QHD+ OLED FullVision™ Display, 2880 x 1440.
F1.6 Crystal Clear Glass Lens
Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage - 128GB, RAM - 4GB
Cine Video Mode
Point Zoom
Wide Angle Cameras
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
IP68 Certified
Dual Sim (hybrid micro sd)
NFC and Band 28 !
Dimensions (L x W x H) 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm
Headphone Jack
USB Type-C
Back - Gorilla Glass 5
Rear Fingerprint Scanner (dual purpose power button)

https://ausdroid.net/2018/01/12/lg-v30-australian-review/

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    Given that the AUD has crashed through the floor, doubt the electronics will be "cheaper" going forward.

  • +15 votes

    Good price in 2019, not 2020. I've expecting V40 to be this price by now

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    Any idea when a new deal on the Mi 9t will pop up?

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    again and again and now again!

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    SD835 getting a bit long in the tooth now for this price.

  • +1 vote

    Brilliant phone but this regular $399 discount schtick is getting a bit tired

  • +1 vote

    I have 3 of these in the Family. Is a Samsung or Iphone worth 4 or 5 times the price, not for me.

    Does everything I want.

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    Does any other vendor beat/matches price?

  • +6 votes

    I am still using my v30+ from JBHiFi purchased early 2018.

    I have yet to find a replacement that has the feature set (IP68 water resist, wide and normal cam, headphone jack/DAC, Wireless Charging, light weight and pocketable dimensions).

    The recent v40 deal for $496 comes close but and is just a touch more bulky, but not enough of an upgrade for me to personally make the jump.

    I paid for a new battery in late 2019 for $88 from LG service centre, so the phone is still working great and should tide me over until something equally awesome as the v30+ with a better selfie cam, more memory and newer processor comes along.

  • +1 vote

    Xiaomi mi 9t a while back is a better phone than this except maybe audio….

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      Not just the audio. Like all Xiaomi phones, mi 9t concentrates on areas most people care about, but they do cut corners. The USB-C port is USB 2.0 only, which means no USB-C/3.0. It's not just the speed, it also mean HDMI out is not implemented. Most people probably don't care about USB 3.0 or HDMI out. Also, I am not sure whether Xiaomi addressed the issue of panel lottery (had 2 Xiaomi phones - same models - clearly different displays - one is good, one not so good) though V30+'s display is below par for an OLED.

      MIUI… it has its pros and cons.

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        Most people don't care about HDMI out just get a chromecast for mirroring. USB 3 unless you copy a lot of files to it probably won't use it. It's ideal for grandparents

        GCam on Mi 9t takes better photos than this

        Battery is also better

        • +2 votes

          Display resolution, V30+ is higher (which offers more choices for app display scaling). It's less of an issue on iOS, but Android apps have more apps which waste display space. GCam means you are hacking and GCam has its down side as well. The LG cam app has close to full manual mode though for V30+, you probably want GCam as well (but for the front cam).

          I just think grandparents can have better phones than V30+ / Mi9t. Last year, I can understand. This year, I reckon they should get SD845 or better phones. I don't get why Qualcomm insist on mid-range chipsets, just make previous flagship chips cheaper. Choking midrange with inferior GPU just to keep previous gen flagship chips look better is silly.

          Lastly, I hope 9t doesn't have the issue I have with my Xiaomi phones. Batteries were great initially, but they deteriorate badly over time. It's really annoying my old Xiaomi phone shuts itself down when battery percentage shows 48% and the battery level is often inaccurate. Factory resets didn't help. Full discharge and recharge didn't help. Have a lot of Xiaomi products. They all seem good value for money at first, but over time, you start to see where Xiaomi cuts corners to lower the price and some of them simply aren't built to last long. MIUI upgrades, at times fix some bugs but introduce new ones (which can be quite annoying).

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          Even good for parents actually. Most will text, what's app, viber, and call. They will take a few photos and struggle to find them again. That's all.

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    Could anyone advise if the V30+ has voWIFI with Telstra?

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    This or replace the battery on my Samsung s8 which I've had for 2.5 years?

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      Neither, get a better phone. You are worth it.

      The thing with V30+ is that it kinda does everything reasonably well, but not great. Nitpicking V30+:

      • It has OLED, but that OLED screen is below par.
      • Snapdragon 835 is okay, but at times on Android 9, it can still lag at times.
      • Wide + ultra wide combo seem good, but they are still 2017 camera lenses. Front cam, you want GCam app.
      • HDR10, well, 720p yes, 1080p - it struggles.

      2020 - can't recommend this at this price. You really want a bigger discount before considering it. I recommend going for better (at least Snapdragon 845, if you can afford to get 855 or better, do it).

      • +1 vote

        Yeah, I'm holding out for this years flagships. I just went and got a new battery today for $59. So should tie me over until a find a nice phone at a good price.

  • +1 vote

    I'd buy it for $299 but $399 for 2017 phone like the V30+ that won't get Android 10 is for me, too high. JB Hifi have been doing this $399 price on and off for a year I think.