LG V30 camera review

The LG V30 is the Korean manufacturer’s latest flagship smartphone and offers a dual-camera setup that combines a main camera with a 71-degree angle of view with a secondary 120-degree super-wide angle lens. On the main camera, a Sony IMX 351 1/3.1″ sensor is coupled with a very fast F1.6 lens.

The super-wide-angle lens, by contrast, comes with a smaller Samsung sensor that features a 13MP resolution and 1.0um pixel size. There is an F1.9 aperture but no OIS, which is easier to live without on a super-wide-angle anyhow.

The V30 sets itself apart from the competition with a comprehensive video mode that provides manual control over shutter speed and sound recording levels, among many other parameters. You can also choose from 15 new Cine Effect color presets that are based on film genres and the Point Zoom mode allows for stable zooming into a target in the frame rather than the center.

Images and videos can be viewed on the phone’s 6″ QHD+ OLED HDR FullVision display with a 18:9 aspect ratio that occupies almost the entire front of the device’s dust and water sealed metal body. Read on to find out how the V30’s impressive specs translate into real-life camera performance.

Key Photographic / Video Specifications

  • Dual-camera with 70 degree main camera and 120 degree super wide angle
  • Main camera: 16MP 1/3.1″ Sony IMX351 CMOS sensor, F1.6 aperture, OIS
  • Super-wide-angle: 13MP Samsung sensor with 1.0um pixel size, F1.9 aperture
  • 4K video
  • 720p slow-motion at 120 fps
  • Manual photo and video control
  • 5MP F2.2 front camera

Other Specifications

  • 6″ QHD+ (1440 x 2880) OLED FullVision display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • 64/128GB storage, 4GB RAM
  • microSD card slot
  • 3,300mAh battery with quick charging

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