Over the past couple or so years, Apple has killed the desire to see a new iPhone come about following the lack of major design changes, but Android keeps getting better at this game.
Look at the 2014 iPhone 6 and all the way to last year’s iPhone 7 and you have your answer. It gets even worse knowing that the tech giant got rid of one of the most precious features of a smartphone – the 3.5mm audio jack.
On the contrary, there is always some real excitement surrounding the release of Android phones. This is because of the many design changes, improvements in photography and new features that are always coming in with these phones. Talk of Samsung Galaxy S8 or even the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 and their completely new designs, the OnePlus 5 that closely resembles the iPhone 7 Plus or even the HTC U11 that has its own unique design featuring a squeezable frame. All of these phones have something totally different to offer when compared to their predecessors, which is what the excitement is all about.
With so much unpredictability in the Android niche, it’s easy to get excited about the potential release of a new phone like the LG V30. It’s true LG has had a share of its own issues, especially when the Google Nexus 5X, LG V10 and LG G4 are mentioned, but many will agree with me that the upcoming LG V30 could be the most intriguing handset to look out for.
Poised to come with a near bezel-less design, a 6-inch POLED display screen with a QHD resolution, a thin body and a massive f/1.6 aperture lens on the main dual camera, the LG V30 will without a doubt be a formidable challenger in the smartphone market this time around. Many have been impressed with Samsung’s new design language for the Galaxy S8 and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, but some are not happy with the fingerprint sensor placement. If you are in the latter group, the LG V30 has this sensor placed in the right place.
The LG V series has come a long way since the V10. The 2015 handset had one of the best – if not the best – cameras at the time it was released. LG stepped up the game for audiophiles with the release of the V20 and now that the LG V30 is almost here, it’s obvious that LG has something cooking for fans out there.
Looking at the design language used on the three LG V series phones, you’ll agree that the V30 is the best of them all. With the expected inclusion of high-end specs and features, there’s nothing that will stop the LG V30, perhaps not even the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone 8. One phone that could pose a major challenge to LG’s success story with the V30 is the Google Pixel 2 XL.
According to reports, the Google Pixel 2 XL will be manufactured by LG. It has been rumored that the phone will have a near bezel-less design and in the leaked images, the LG V30 can be seen in them from a distance. The 2016 Pixel phone has lots of greatness in it, be it the camera, the software experience, the performance specs or even battery life – you’ll just love it.
One thing that made some people unhappy with the Google Pixel XL was the size of the bezels. But with a Google Pixel 2 XL that is set to look more like the LG V30 and less like the Nokia 8, the V30 would definitely find it hard to beat it, even if a dual-lens camera won’t be included on the Google phone. Where LG would perhaps lose the battle is the software experience, with the Pixel 2 XL expected to ship with pure Android 8.0 O out of the box as opposed to the slightly tweaked Android 7.1.1 Nougat expected on the V30.
Of course, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 will still be hits, probably even ahead of the LG V30. However, most will agree that there’s just something more exciting about the release of the V30 than the Note 8 or iPhone 8, but this is definitely anecdotal.
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