Sunday, August 7, 2022

LG V30 and V30 Plus – What’s New, Differences and More

The LG V30 and V30 Plus will be released in the US on October 5 but if you’re looking to know more about the two releases before they make their debut, here we have everything you need to know.


– 6-inch display.

– Snapdragon 835 processor.

– Dual rear cameras of 16MP and 13MP. The front camera is 5MP.

– Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The Android 8.0 update will be released at some point. The LG V20 was one of the first to have Android Nougat.

– 3,300 mAh battery.

– Fingerprint sensor right around the same spot as the LG V20.

What’s New

The LG V30 has the latest smartphone technology but there also plenty of changes on its design. The LG V20 had a lot of screen but the LG V30 is nearly all screen on the front.

The LG V30 has also introduced a Floating Bar, which appears to be the replacement of the secondary screen featured throughout the series. The Floating Bar option shows shortcuts for apps, contacts and much more.

There is also a Snapdragon 835 processor, which was not on the LG G6. A lot of the flagship smartphones have this processor and it was expected for the LG V30 and V30 Plus.

The phone also supports QuickCharge 3.0, which is good news because the battery life may not be the best. The LG V30 can get 50 percent charge in 35 minutes. The phone also supports wireless charging.

Differences Between V30 and V30 Plus

The LG V30 and V30 Plus are very similar but there are a few differences between the two. The first big difference is on the storage, with the LG V30 Plus offering 128GB of storage. The V30 offers 64GB of storage, which may not be enough for the users who like to record videos and take lots of pictures. The good news is that both support microSD cards.

The LG V30 Plus also brings earbuds in the box. Not really bad news if you already have good headphones and decide to buy the V30.

The LG V30 Plus appears to be a Sprint exclusive for now. The other US carriers will only be offering the LG V30. It is not yet known if the other carriers will offer the Plus version in the future.

LG V30 vs. V20

Last year’s LG V20 was an impressive release. The secondary screen and dual cameras continued to be a nice feature. Dual cameras are nothing new in the series as all three have featured them. The first release featured dual front facing cameras but the dual cameras now continue to be on the back.

Another big change is on the screen, the LG V30 now has a 6-inch OLED display. The LG V20 has a 5.7-inch display. The phone is mostly all screen now, following what the LG G6 did a few months back.

The LG V20 also had something rarely seen on other smartphones today, a removable battery. The back cover was easily removable but that has changed for the new release. The removable battery was good for users because they could swap batteries or easily replace them. The LG V30 has a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery.

Another big change from the V20 is the secondary screen. The little screen on top made the phone stand out but that is now gone. The LG V30 instead features the Floating Bar, which is good for app and many other shortcuts.

Plenty of changes but the V30 looks like another solid device from LG. The LG V30 and V30 Plus will be released in the US on October 5.

What do you think about LG’s new release? Let us know in the comments.

Sean Farlow
University graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Big fan of sports teams from South FL.


  1. Touches which distinguished the V Series from other phablet-sized devices are no longer. I’m glad that I have two still-serviceable V10s and my 49 week-old V20 which is a top-performing device in my stable of smartphones. I’m disappointed that LG has gone over to the glassed-in, captive battery school of design.


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