LG V30 debuts with 6-inch OLED display, launching this fall at T-Mobile with 600MHz LTE support

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After weeks of teases and rumors, the LG V30 is now official.

The LG V30 ditches the secondary display found on the previous two LG V series smartphones, opting instead for a single 6-inch 2880×1440 OLED display with super slim bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Since the V30 is without that secondary display, LG has implemented two other features to replace it.

Always On Display on the V30 will give you shortcuts to Quick Tools and the Music Player without having to turn on the phone’s screen. And then there’s the Floating Bar, a semi-transparent strip that appears on your home screen and can be customized with five apps for quick and easy access. When you don’t need the Floating Bar, you can drag it off the side of the screen to hide it.

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Another notable feature of the LG V30 is its dual rear camera setup. This includes a 16-megapixel standard camera that’s tricked out with optical image stabilization, electronic image stabilization, and a hybrid autofocus with laser detection autofocus and phase detection autofocus. That camera also includes an f/1.6 aperture for letting in more light to the camera, as well as a Crystal Clear Lens that LG touts will get you more accurate colors and clearer images

Next to that main camera is a 13-megapixel camera with a 120-degree wide angle lens. And around on the front of the V30 is a 5-megapixel camera with a 90-degree lens.

On the software side, LG is equipping the V30 with features like a Cine Video mode with Cine Effect, which gives you 15 movie presets like romantic comedy and thriller, and a Point Zoom that’ll let you smoothly zoom in on any subject in the frame. LG Cine Log can preserve the wide dynamic range and color gamut of your video files for more accurate image details, and on the photo side, there’s a Manual Mode that includes settings like white balance and shutter speed.

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LG is also touting the V30’s audio capabilities. The device is equipped with a Hi-Fi Quad DAC and audio tuning from B&O Play, as well as a set of B&O Play earphones. Also included with the V30 is Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology that LG says makes high-resolution audio easy to stream.

Rounding out the LG V30’s spec list is a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 3,300mAh battery. There’s a fingerprint reader for security as well as Face Recognition and Voice Recognition features that let you unlock the V30 using your face or voice. Finally, the whole package is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance.

The LG V30 will launch at T-Mobile this fall. There are no pricing for launch details available yet, but T-Mo has confirmed that the V30 is the first smartphone to support its new 600MHz LTE network.

So now that it’s official, what do you think of the LG V30? Does the news that it’ll support T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE seal the deal for you?

Sources: LG, T-Mobile

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  • Paul Garrison

    I’m in, thanks LG

    • bkat11

      No 600mhz in FL for quite some time…but that doesn’t matter cause they have great coverage in FL already

      • Francisco Peña

        not everywhere….

        • bkat11

          I guess

  • Taloot B

    First, also this is a nice phone plus 600 band wow, but that bogo deal for note 8 is going to be hard to pass up.

    • John Doe

      LoL they will have definitely have one for this phone heck they will most likely slash its price like they did with the G6

      • pda96

        Bad timing for LG. I mean, iPhone 8, Note 8, Pixel 2, are all hitting the market at more or less the same time. We’ll see a $500 price for the V30 by Xmas! Furthermore, the V30 is what the G6 should have been. So G6 sales will tank.

        • steveb944

          They always release the V30 in the fall, it’s always the same competition and replacement cycle for the G series.
          They only moved up the announcement to undercut the Note sales.

    • Francisco Peña

      Don’t feel like getting a 2nd line for the Note 8 BOGO, plus that darned high cost…

      i’d rather wait a month for the v30, get it on sale, and call it a day. plus, we know LG will offer their own sale.

    • DM725

      If it wasn’t contingent on a new line, I would agree.

  • Carlos

    I JUST DON’T GET IT. How is it that The new LG V30, The Galaxy S8, S8 Plus AND The New Note 8 all have the same snapdragon 835 processors but the V30 is the only one that supports band 71 (600mhz) HOWWWWWWWWWW!?!?!?!?!?

    • jonzey231

      It isn’t only dependent on the processor. It’s the radio itself.

    • pda96

      I agree. Qualcomm came out a few days ago saying that none of the current phones in production supports the 600 MHz freq. Now, I know the V30 is not on the shelves yet. But I’m sure it’s “in production” at the moment. We’ll have to wait for further clarification from all parties involved.

      • taxandspend

        V30 has been confirmed to support it. They disguised it in the Cheyenne video as well.

        • Trevnerdio

          Which makes sense now why we all thought it was a Note 8 – they look nearly identical lol

    • MadMartigan

      Antenna. They may all have the Same SoC, but they if don’t have the required antenna when produced, they’ll never support it.

  • Taloot B

    Is 600 mhz worth passing on the note 8? Im not really sure if that 600 mhz will even matter until 3yrs from now. Cuz in my city all carriers suffer compared to other places in the states.

    • bkat11

      You still get all the features of the Note 8…4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM, Dual Cameras with low light, same processor, and same bands to include 71. So why not?

      • Sean B

        Why does everybody think the S8/Note 8 will get Band 71? It has already been confirmed they will NOT GET BAND 71. They do not have the hardware support. Samsung can’t just send out a software update that magically changes hardware already built into the phone. The Note 8 was probably well into development by the time T-Mobile announced the auction results, too late for them to go back to the drawing board.

        • bkat11

          Didn’t say it was…I said it had all the same bands and band 71.

        • Sean B

          But it doesn’t have Band 71! That’s the point, lol.

        • noh1bvisas

          unless you live in wyoming, band 71 is useless.

        • Sean B

          I know that, I was just correcting the other person because they kept insisting that the Note 8 and S8 series support Band 71, which they don’t.

        • noh1bvisas

          ah. yeah, people are making such a big deal about it. it’ll be years before it gets rolled out.

      • noh1bvisas

        there is no comparison on the cameras.

        v30 has a regular and a wide-angle. only the regular has optical image stabilization. the wide angle bends the image (i know this from my v20 – it’s unusable). i’ve enjoyed my v20, for the most part. good phone.

        the note 8 has a regular and an optical telephoto – both with OIS. the images can be combined to create a bokeh (blurred background) effect. it also takes a regular AND telephoto at the same time.

        • Dean Kaltsas

          All the videos I see say they fixed that wide angle bend. Have you not seen the videos?

        • noh1bvisas

          the release video said they removed 1/3 of it. not enough for me.

    • jonzey231

      Short answer: yes.

    • CJNewYork

      Depends. TMo’s new signal is suppose to address coverage issues for most of the US within two years. Depending on were you live you may get the 600 mhz signal within a year.
      The V30 seems to give the Note a really good run for it’s money on it’s own without the 600 Mhz so IMO getting the V30 is the better option.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      It all depends on whether that extra 1/3 of an inch of screen and the S-Pen are worth it to you. In city situations, no matter what band you use you will have the same issues due to congestion (although it will be better at first just because most people won’t have phones that use it for a while).

      The only real advantage of 600mhz in a crowded city is the greater building penetration – and that’s debatable, because while your phone may be able to receive a strong signal in those buildings, they probably can’t transmit well enough to get back to the towers. Just walk into the middle of a Target or Wal-Mart on a 700mhz phone and you will see what I mean – you will have full bars, but you will be so slow that you can’t actually do much if anything at all.

      • noh1bvisas

        it’s more than the screen size and pen. more ram. stunning cameras. best screen available…

        • DM725

          Yea but it needs the extra RAM.
          The S8 gets slapped by all the other 2017 flagship phones in speed tests that requires reloading apps from memory.

          I wouldn’t be surprised if the HTC U11 and LG V30 beat the Note 8 in speed tests as well.

        • noh1bvisas

          i played with the s8. it’s every it as fast as my v20. the geekbench tests are out – v30/note 8 are almost tied. the note 8 was slightly faster in singlecore, the v30 was slighty faster in multicore.

        • Trevnerdio

          Can confirm, Jumped from a V20 to an S8+. Kept hearing all of these stories about how slow the S8 was, blah blah blah. It’s faster than my V20 and lasts longer, too. Win-win.

        • DM725

          I too jumped to an S8 from a V20 and missed it pretty much every day for 4 months. Picked up a G6 International and got rid of the S8. Gotta say, even the G6 with the SD821 is a better experience than an S8 after months of bog down.

        • DM725

          I OWNED an S8 and it isn’t ever bit as fast at the V20 after you’ve installed 30 apps and used it for a few months. Can’t impart your “wisdom” if you haven’t lived with a V20 and an S8 for months (like I have).

        • noh1bvisas

          do you reboot it regularly? cleanup your temp files?

        • DM725

          I did regularly on the S8, but don’t have to on my G6. Reboot every week or 2.

        • noh1bvisas

          i reboot my v20 every day. i think the extra 2gig ram should help samsung. they must be doing something right since samsung is so popular.

        • DM725

          You need to do a factory reset then bc it sounda like you have apps that are raping your system resources.

          They are doing things right but the average consumer is super uninformed. Some even think the Note 8 is coming with a quad DAC!

        • noh1bvisas

          there was a very long article on android authority that trashed LG’s quad DAC.

        • DM725

          No there isn’t because all imperical testing has shown that the V20’s ESS Quad DAC is soo powerful, it rivals the dedicated portable DACs Fiio makes. Only the ZTE Axon 7 comes close. The Quad DAC in the international version of the G6 is also phenomenal.

          You really should educate yourself on the aubject by watching the real audio reviews on Pocket Now’s Youtube channel.

        • noh1bvisas

          you seem like the know-it-all, argumentative type. blocked.

        • DM725

          No I just look things up and research my arguments instead of just saying “the note 8 has a quad dac” and “android authority ripped on the V20’s DAC.”

          That’s called pulling something out of you’re ass.

      • Trevnerdio

        It’s not the Tx power, it’s the fact that all B12 is 5MHz right now, incredibly slow. But at least we get signal now lol

  • Sharti24

    Jw. What was t-mobiles First band 12 phone? Avant, leon, moto G?

    • johnyboyluzig

      The Samsung Note 4 was future proofed with band 12 first.

      • taxandspend

        But the Avant went through the FCC before the Note 4 and was certified for band 12. The band was then disabled, but could be enabled by the user if they knew what keys to press.

        • johnyboyluzig

          I believe the Avant was the first device to be sold with the antenna pre activated… but the Note 4 sold first with the antenna locked and later released with an update.

        • taxandspend

          Exactly.

  • Joseph Guy

    enough with this 600 mhz at this point its not wroth it maybe in 2 years yes but now no, most people don’t keep thir phones longer then an year i know i don’t i hear people going on and on about they won’t buy an note 8 or any phone that dosen’t have 600 mhz i mean really

    • CAL_08

      How is having better coverage not worth it, especially if spending $800 on a phone that won’t allow you to tap into it? Probably not an issue if you live in an area with great coverage already, but it you travel, you definitely want better coverage than Tmobile currently offers in many areas.

      • Mike

        600mhz won’t be fully deployed until 2019 or 2020 and for people who already live in a area with good reception a 600mhz isn’t a must have right now. At the same time I give props to LG for going all out on the V30 to bad I already pre ordered the Note 8.

        • Ty Christensen

          They’re saying by the end of 2018 but yeah it depends on the area I guess.

        • Romdude

          Still Ty, they have had a good track record of implementing spectrum faster than expected. I won’t be surprised in other words if they are way ahead of schedule.

    • johnyboyluzig

      I disagree…. the reason I waited and bought my Note 4 on T-Mobile when it first came out is because it was future proofed with the newest bands. T-Mobile released an update to open up the new bands within 4 months. Maybe you don’t use your phone long term… but i do. Las Vegas is always one of TMo’s first test regions for new bands…. so I’m predicting within 4-6 months we’ll be getting upgraded.

    • Jon

      I’m still rocking a Nexus 5, which is almost 4 years old. What data do you have that “most people don’t keep thir phones longer then an year”? Just you?

      • Bklynman

        I am with you guys,still using the Note 3,the only reason why thinking about getting new phone now is because of security. Just check to see when last time I got a security update for it,it was last June.

      • Joseph Guy

        you may user your phone longer but i change phones 2 times an year along with all my friends and if you look over on howardforums and you would see an ton of people do, if you want to hold onto your working phone until it’s death thats fine hell i still have the og moto droid i use for music when i go camping, but if you think people hold onto their phones longer then 2 years you are wrong

      • Ty Christensen

        Good on ya! I’m still rocking my Nexus 4 that I bought when it launched in Nov 2012, thanks to rooting and modding I’m running 7.1.2, haha, but yeah it’s beyond time to upgrade!

    • CJNewYork

      Well then those people shouldn’t complain about coverage. Tmo addresses the problem of coverage, LG makes a phone that catches the new signal that will add coverage, but you want to complain because people will still buy a Note 8? What should TMo and LG do? Wait for Samsung? Yeah, ok.

      • noh1bvisas

        it’s only in wyoming right now.

        • CJNewYork

          Actually, I just read that they just turned it on in Maine now and are still on track for 10 more states by the end of the year. These things take time and I don’t understand why people are complaining. They wanted T-Mobile to improve coverage and that’s what they’re doing. Were people really expecting just to wake up one day with a new nationwide network signal and a new phone in their pocket?

        • noh1bvisas

          i’m not complaining about TMO improving their service. i’m just not going to buy a phone based on service I don’t have and probably won’t have anytime soon (most people won’t have it anytime soon – if ever).

          TMO is rolling out 600 mhz in one city in maine and PARTS of other states. mainly rural areas.

          “T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage is now live in Scarborough, Maine. T-Mo today also reaffirmed its plans to launch 600MHz coverage in several other parts of the U.S. in 2017, including:

          Wyoming
          Northeast and Southwest Oregon
          West Texas
          Southwest Kansas
          The Oklahoma panhandle
          Western North Dakota
          Additional areas of Maine
          Coastal North Carolina
          Central Pennsylvania
          Central Virginia
          Eastern Washington”

        • CJNewYork

          I was using your nomenclature when you mentioned Wyoming in a general sense. Still, those parts of the state are large areas regardless and, if you look at the their 600 Mhz coverage map, most of the US is covered within 2 years.
          TMo is very good in my area already, but I’m still getting the phone (later on) because to me the added coverage is a very tasty cherry on top.
          However, it’s understandable not to get a phone based on coverage and it’s what you should do overall, but people have and will buy phones regardless of their service coverage. Why now are some people being critical and acting like Tmo is trying to trick people? I don’t get it.
          I would think those people would get more angry at Samsung for not being able to catch the signal rather than LG…..for being able to? Really?
          Just my 2 cents.

        • noh1bvisas

          sammy doesn’t thing it’s necessary based on the limited coverage.

        • CJNewYork

          Or maybe they didn’t feel like changing the phone mid production. Whatever the reason they lost a few TMo customers. Still a great phone, but not on my list now.

  • riverhorse

    For what this phone is going to $ell for, not worth it. At best it’s a holdover phone: 6 inches already too small(for those who need/want phablet), 4gb/64gb not enough for heavy/work use.
    And by the time i see 600mhz, i will want a better, larger, more capacity phone…Joseph Guy absolutely correct.

    • steveb944

      Your delusional.

    • DM725

      LoL what? It’s going to,be cheaper,than,the S8 and S8+ at launch and $200 less than the Note 8 with features no Samsung phone has. 6″ displaya with more than an 80% screen to,body ratio is plenty big.

  • francob911 .

    Definitely getting this phone if the V30+ is 6GB ram

    • g2a5b0e

      It’s 4GB.

      • francob911 .

        Android Authority says its 6GB ram on the + version

        • g2a5b0e

          My apologies. I didn’t see that you were referring to the plus version. Phone Arena, however, says that this version might be exclusive to Sprint though.

          EDIT: I take that back too. It says they may be launching it first, but it doesn’t mention anything about exclusivity. Clearly, my reading comprehension isn’t where it should be today.

        • mavricxx

          I doubt they’re bringing the V30+ to the US. They usually leave us out whenever they come out with an improved version midway.

        • g2a5b0e

          It definitely is. Sprint’s already announced it. I guess you can’t call it official by any means, but Marcelo Claure, Sprint’s CEO, already said it on his Twitter page. That’s as unofficially official as you can get.

  • PiCASSiMO

    I want one…

  • carlos quintanilla

    No removable battery? No thank you ill stick with my V20

    • Mike

      Being IP68 Certified is more important these days then a removable battery for most customers.

      • ChristianMcC

        I agree. Haven’t had or cared a removable battery since I ditched my Galaxy Nexus.

    • Joseph McCovery

      I used to feel the same way about removable batteries, but then I remembered I made due with an OG Moto X.

      I’ve replaced the battery in my Note 4, mainly because I was using a crappy, no-name charging cable to replace the stock one. Battery wouldn’t even hold a charge.

      I know now to take better care of the stock cable.

  • CJNewYork

    TMo is pretty good in the NY area and I like my V20 so I can wait a bit for the V30, but this will be my next phone when the time and price is right.

  • JayBEE

    Thankful for JoD! I may have to use it…

  • Omar Boyer

    Don’t have TMobile anymore . But I’ll still keep rooting for them . I think that’s great they getting phone’s already for the new network.

  • Jeremy Turnley

    I am very tempted, and I have already got my JoD to the Note 8 in progress. I may jump over again to the V30 if they offer a good enough pre-order bonus – it’s a pretty compelling looking phone.

    Then again, I am also considering using JoD to just drop back to a Revvl and get a Pixel XL 2 when they come out, so…

  • mavricxx

    Hell yeah, that’s what I was waiting for…a device that supported the new band! Sorry Samsung, you snooze, you loose and for the money, I’m def not dropping $1k on a device.

    • Kit Pogi

      Got my note 8 pre-ordered for $551 so I definitely didn’t drop 1k in a device. I believe V30 will retail at $750.

      • DM725

        No you didn’t. You preordered it for $930, got the “we sold a fire hazard you bought credit” and you are trading in your current device.

        It’s still $930 and the V30 has not been priced yet.

        • noh1bvisas

          i paid 624 – no note 7 credit – but i am trading in an old g4 (300 for that – which they take off upfront). paid 576 for the v20 after a 200 trade-in for a $35 craigslist phone (played hell getting that credit from TMO).

        • DM725

          Yea I got that $200 credit for the V20 too by buying a LG LTE Prepaid Verizon Phone at Best Buy for $20.

          How are you getting $300 trade-in for an LG G4?

        • noh1bvisas

          i have an old one i’m not using. still have my g3, too. lol. i’m keeping that for sentimental reasons, since it was my first “real” smartphone.

        • DM725

          I repeat, “How are you getting $300 trade-in for an LG G4?”

        • noh1bvisas

          samsung has special trade-in deals when you order directly from them.

    • noh1bvisas

      do you live in Wyoming? that’s the only place 600mhz is live.

      • Trevnerdio

        Maine now, too :D

        • noh1bvisas

          one city in maine

        • Trevnerdio

          I mean come on… Is there really more than one in Maine? ;)

        • noh1bvisas

          read the article on the front page of this site.

        • Trevnerdio

          I was joking about no one living there

    • 1ceTr0n

      Go back to iphone ya sheep

  • Zach Mauch

    Still keeping my fingers crossed the Pixel will support 600MHz. I think there is a good chance the 836 will ONLY come in the newer version so the pixel would support it by default.

    • Orion

      I hope so as well but if it doesn’t I’m still purchasing the Pixel XL 2.

    • taxandspend

      I’m thinking that all LG made phones going forward will support it.

  • master94

    looks like a s8 but with nicer colors. I like

  • steveb944

    I guess this was the testing device T-Mobile was using.
    As tempting as it is to get LG again due to being the first with support with a new band, hate the aspect ratio.

  • Good

    4gb sucks, I need 6gb. I multitask a lot.

    • Mike

      4GB is plenty of ram for a phone. Remember you’re using a phone not a desktop.

      • SirStephenH

        Your point being? A desktop would require 12GB in order to run smoothly.

        • Trevnerdio

          8 is fine for the general populous, but 12 can get most 4K gaming and multitasking done. 16 is usually ideal, though.

        • Joseph Cathey

          I have 16gb because I have dual monitors with Lightroom and other multimedia tasks and I still rarely go above 6-7gb of steady use. Regardless, if you’re gaming at 4k, your GPU should carry the bulk of the memory burden.

        • Mike

          4gb on a phone isn’t a problem if the software manages memory well.

        • Mike

          are u 4k gaming on a phone while multitasking?

        • Trevnerdio

          Nope. I’m in the camp that thinks 8 in a phone is ridiculous. I was simply replying to his comment about computers

        • DM725

          Ideal for gaming and 4k maybe. Over 95% of the world’s desktop computers never see a game or stream video higher than 1080p.

        • Mike

          Nope learn before speaking Windows 10 only requires 2gb of memory. 8gb is plenty and runs Windows 10 smoothly.

        • DM725

          That’s not true in the slightest, I build desktops for friends and family.

    • DM725

      4GB is fine on most Android phones.
      Unfortunately Samsung Phones are the worst at RAM management and most people experience Android on Samsungs.

  • Joseph McCovery

    Was looking at the Note 8, because of not knowing from leaks whether or not the V30 had a headphone jack (I do use corded headphones when I’m out of my truck). Now that I know it does have one, V30, here I come.

    I wish LG made a red variant similar to the Solar Red HTC U11, but I’ll take the blue V30.

    • DM725

      It has THE BEST headphone jack sound. The King of Phone Audio is currently the V20 and I don’t doubt this will improve on it.

      • noh1bvisas

        v20 has excellent sound (my fav thing about my v20). note 8 is coming out with the quad DAC, so i expect the same.

        • DM725

          Where did you hear/read that?

        • noh1bvisas

          i googled it. “note 8 audio” will bring up the specs. i’m a little OCD. lol

        • DM725

          I hate to disappoint but according to the internet, and all previous Samsung devices, you’re going to be disappointed. There is no evidence the DAC is any different from the Galaxy S8’s.

        • noh1bvisas

          time will tell. did you look it up on samsung’s website?

        • DM725

          Yup
          “Audio
          Ultra High Quality Audio Playback
          UHQ 32-bit & DSD support”

          Prob the same chip in the S8. If it could rival the LG V20/V30 or the ZTE Axon 7 and had a serious DAC (or a crazy Quad DAC) they’d be singing it from the rooftops.

        • noh1bvisas

          the v20 is just a 32 bit processor, too. proprietary naming stuff and marketing. android authoirty has a huge writeup, but i can’t post a like here.

        • DM725

          LoL where do you come up with stuff? The ESS ES9218 SABRE HiFi System-On-Chip (SOC) is the DAC in the LG V20.

          Google it.

        • noh1bvisas

          not that interested ;) especially arguing esoteric specs. 95% of the time i’m listening thru bluetooth – so i don’t even get the hi-fi on the v20.

        • 1ceTr0n

          No its not

        • noh1bvisas

          both 32 bit, so yes.

        • 1ceTr0n

          Shhh….. nobody cares

        • noh1bvisas

          having had the note 8 for a few days, i can honestly say it sounds just as good as the v20 – both wired and wireless.

  • noh1bvisas

    kudos to LG for a professional release presentation. the one for the v20 last year was very amateur (i still bought the phone).

  • Dean Kaltsas

    yes.. i will probably go with this one over the note 8 due to the new band. or i may wait for the axon 8 announcement if the price is right, after the note 7 i went to the huawei honor 8 (which was fantastic) but moved to the axon 7 for wifi calling and audio specs. what an amazing experience for under $400. but this LG will be hard to ignore with it’s similar approach to audio , video and the new band!

    • James miles

      The screen is awesome 2

  • Trevnerdio

    Ooo I had the V20, like my S8+, but this will 100% be my next purchase.

  • Sean McLaughlin

    This is why I skipped the incrementally better V20. Love my V10 (even though I had to have it replaced for bootloop once) but this is def my next phone. Being on T-Mobile I’ll be able to take advantage of that 600mhz network, and all in all this phone is right up my alley. Big, simple, sleek and a hardcore workhorse. Can’t wait for T-Mo to start selling em!

    • noh1bvisas

      you might want to check out the front-page article on where 600mhz is being rolled out (and when) if you are upgrading soley for that.

      • Sean McLaughlin

        I believe I mentioned various other things I liked about the phone… lol

        • noh1bvisas

          where?

        • Sean McLaughlin

          bye, dude.

        • noh1bvisas

          bye, missy

      • James miles

        Oled

  • Sharti24

    What was the first band 12 phone by tmobile?

    • noh1bvisas

      Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T
      Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T
      Motorola Nexus 6 XT1103

      according to spectrumgateway dot com

      • Sharti24

        Ok so note 4. Thanks

        • Ronny

          Nexus 6 was available before the Note 4

      • Ronny

        Nexus 6 was available way before the Note 4

    • Ronny

      Nexus 6

    • johnyboyluzig

      The Note 4 was released Oct. 2014 and was the first device to have band 12. Nexus 6 sold in Nov. 2014

  • Jon

    Lol I have gigabit at home and Band 2/4 LTE with the Nexus 5. I’m fine, but if I’m gonna pay for a new phone, I don’t want it to be out of date before it even hits my front door.

    • Ronny

      Yeah but you are not at home 24/7 and I can guarantee that you are not always in Band 2 or band 4 cuz Band 2 is very limited on T-Mobile, and either way you are still going to fall into E coverage because you do not support band 12 so good luck getting service in any basement or any building for that matter besides your home were supposedly you have this great internet that you live off of

      • Jon

        LOL. I live in a city and haven’t seen edge in years.

        • Ronny

          You must live on the streets and use business WiFi then because I can guarantee you fall into E coverage where you should be getting band 12 because your phone is incapable of picking up band 12 which means that when you walk into a basement or inside of building 99% of the time you are going to lose service 100% or you are going to have E coverage. Your Nexus 5 isn’t half as good or as new as the G3 and the G3 did exactly what I just said. And that’s because Band 2 is very limited with T-Mobile. Just reading what you said makes absolutely no sense and I can tell that you’re a kid and you have no clue what you’re actually talking about.

        • Jon

          bwhahaha your troll game is solid, but needs moar work ;-)

  • Looks great, kind of disappointed that ditched the 2nd screen, but if they have something to replace it, that does the same it’s ok. I love that Blue color. Does it still have the IR blaster and removable batter or no? I had the V10, and now I have the V20. I haven’t had any bootloop problems with any of the LGs I have had. I have already pre-ordered the Note 8, at the former Note 7 user price- $556. That was too big of a discount to pass up. But who knows, may get this later, if that new band turns out to get faster data. We’ll see.

    • Comk4ver

      No removable battery but there’s wireless charging. Not sure about the IR blaster but I’m sure waiting for this baby.

      • Damn, LG has abandoned the removable battery too. These companies need to hold on to the things that set them apart. All phones should not look the same

        • 1ceTr0n

          They don’t care what you want

        • I didn’t say they cared what I want, there’s always someone on here that has to make a a-hole comment. All phones don’t need to look the same, there should be a variety out there for customers

      • 1ceTr0n

        No IR blaster confirmed, thats a dead fad now

  • operator7

    Will T-Mobile have the 128gb version?

    • 1ceTr0n

      USA may not get 128gig at all

    • babadivad

      Sprint is getting the V30+[128GB version].

  • Richy Dingo

    Anyone know what promotion is associated with the v30 launch? Will there be a BOGO or is it too early to ask?

    I’m a long term mobile buyer, so getting it right is important. Was looking at the G6 or v20 BOGO for cheapish money, but if the v30 will be doing the same promo, I’ll bag out until the v30 comes out. I did see an unconfirmed report that the list price would be $700 or $750, so paying the extra $250 across two phones would be a fair amount to get the latest and greatest and crucially that 600 Mhz band – I live on the north shore of Boston and the coverage here is pretty bad.

    • 1ceTr0n

      Nobody knows right now

      • Richy Dingo

        Thanks for the confirm – nice to know I haven’t missed something and obviously am keeping a keen eye out. IIRC, these BOGO promotions, when they’re for newly launched devices, are typically only for a short (1 week) time, so getting one ordered fast is top of mind.

  • Richy Dingo

    Re: x86 Emulation on the v30

    Just out of interest: The Snapdragon 835 CPU had x86 instruction set emulation and for the Samsung s8, there was the DEX station touted that would let you run Windows on your mobile – I like the idea and it could be a long term solution for the phone, way after it’s been replaced – cheap, low power Windows PC for the kids. Since this is a CPU capability, has anyone seen any talk of a similar capability being enabled in the v30?

    Always trying to get more value out of my technology……

    • 1ceTr0n

      Build a rasberry pi, this is a fucking smart phone

      • Richy Dingo

        Thanks for the opinion. Sadly that doesn’t actually answer my question or intent. Please though, next time, try to keep the rough language down – no need for it.

        Cheers

        Dingo

        • 1ceTr0n

          What mother fucking language?

  • Lance Corporal

    I look forward to it, I’ve been using an Alcatel Windows Phone ($150) but am tired of the lack of apps. It’s been a pretty good phone but it’s time to give up on Windows Mobile OS.

  • Polish Announce Table

    Samsung has a floating button with a bunch of options, found in accessibility settings, and an always on screen. What advantage does this have over the S8?

    • good point! Less bloatware

  • Steve Park

    Still rocking my G4, a great performer still for the age, but looking forward to upgrading to the V30. Still no news on a release or pre-order date?

  • Bklynman

    What is Lg waiting for? Bring this phone out already,make V30+,available in USA too,you are losing ground to Samsung, and Apple.

  • George Salcedo

    I just hope the google assistant aux cable and “reminder saved” unlock bugs go away. They are driving me nuts on the G6 though I know its Google’s issue.

  • flnycus

    no news on the v30, the problem is everyone is gonna forget about it by the time it launches…

  • Steve Rugg

    I saw on one of the Android forums that the V30 won’t have LTE for Europe. I live in the US and a great benefit of T-Mobile has been that my S7 gives me free LTE in Europe (even though they say it’s only 3G). Does anyone have any facts about this? I don’t know the bands so I don’t know if this is true or just spam.