LG V30 VS LG V30S Specifications


Hardware and Physical Differences are our main focus point before we share more details.

Let’s first focus on the hardware…

The only apparent difference between the two smart phones is that the V30S ThinQ has twice the inbuilt storage 128GB compared to the V30 64GB. Both Phones run beautifully with Android 8.0 Oreo. Plus, both also sport a 6-inch QHD+ 1440×2880 pixels OLED Full Vision display, which is power-driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, and has 6GB and 4GB of RAM, and arrive in two fresh colors, a light blue with greenish tint LG buzzes it as Moroccan Blue and the second choice is silver-resembling Platinum Gray.

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That’s it. Every other piece of hardware is unchanged. The same 6-inch P-OLED i.e. plastic OLED display that I find very good but not quite industry-best; the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor; the same 16MP (megapixel) and 13MP (megapixel) dual camera set-up. This isn’t a bad thing because all of those specifications mentioned in this paragraph are still very powerful and according to the standard of March 2018, relatively close.

Expandable Storage of LG V30 is up-to 200GB and LG V30S is up-to 256GB.

LG V30 is a single SIM. Connectivity options include NFC, Bluetooth, WIFI, GPS, GPRS (class 33, Edge class 33, 3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G (LTE-A (4CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps)   and earphones. And in sensors are a Proximity sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer.

Other features of LG V30S are IP68 water and dust resistant, rear-facing fingerprint sensor, wireless charging, MIL-STD 810G certified, quick Charging 3.0.

And LG V30’s are Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant, Always-on display, LG UX 6.0+, f/1.6, OIS, 3-axis, laser & phase detection, 1.0 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, Video (2160p@30fps), (1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps), (24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec), HDR video


LG V30S: USB Type-C, headphone jack w/ 32-bit Quad DAC

LG V30: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


The LG V30 has a dual-lens camera format, like nearly all the Smartphone’s announced within the period of 2017. There is also a 16MP (megapixel) leading sensor, with a 71° field of view, and a 13MP (megapixel) wide angle sensor, with a 120° field of view. On the other hand, the main camera also has a wider-than-usual f/1.6 opening and a 10-bit HDR sensor.  Here, the good point is that both of these are a first in the world of Smartphone cameras. The 10-bit HDR image sensor has been able to overcome approximately 1,070,000,000 different colors, which is about 211% more colors than an 8-bit image sensor. The optical image balance sensor, which modifies motion blur in photos and videos, but there is no OIS on the wide-ranging angle lens.

But we do like changes, by change we mean V30S. This new AI applies to more than three key features in photography:

Bright Mode:

The V30S is now canny enough to brighten photos for you by dropping megapixel calculation so the lens can focus more on light info spontaneously in low light circumstances.

Q Lens:

Similar to Samsung’s Vision, this is scan mode which scans an object, then find the related products, stretch the image to buy.

Scene recognition:

The V30S’s camera can now recognize different scenes and items (like food, flowers, buildings etc.).

All of these features other than Q Lens is handled on the device, meaning you do not have to connect your mobile to the internet for recognizing objects. With the V30S CPU, it is a satisfactory task that it generally recognizes items within seconds. The V30S can identify scenes and objects with its built-in A.I. algorithm.

We also think that the V30S can lever structural design shots and night shots very well, and over-all, the V30S is a (AI-powered) camera too, so it takes better shots than the V30 series.

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The camera app is optimized for palm reaction. In V30, sometimes the shutter of the camera will not register on the button because of my palm meat is touching the side of the screen. Though, we did not face this problem yet on the V30S.


The V30 ships with Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LG’s custom skin, LG UX. Powered by 3300mAh non-removable battery. It measures the height, width, and thickness (of 151.70×75.40×7.30) and weight 158.00 grams.

What sets the V30S separate from the original device is new software with new AI capabilities. LG says this new software will be presented in the original V30 later, As LG wants to market the V30S as a new device due to a new paint-job and additional memory, and it is finally a software update.

There are small-scale software opportunities and will not be promoted there but, will find useful. The camera app, for example, now doesn’t block Android’s navigation buttons. On the original V30, the camera app fills the entire display, getting rid of the trusty three buttons Android set-up. To back out of the camera app, you have to use the (in-camera) back button, which is extremely and awkwardly placed. You cannot jump directly from your camera app to your recent app listings because that button has been displaced. This problem has now gone on the V30S.


Battery life on the V30S is about the same as the V30, I have not felt any improvement or think of being more powerful hunger software?

Finally, though, the V30S is a minor upgrade over the original V30. If you’re in the market for a new phone, then the V30S is worth considering. However, if you already own the V30, there is no need to upgrade.

Price – And What Else You Can Expect?

LG is customarily one of the gigantic hitters of the #MWC – Mobile World Congress. On 3 August 2017, LG V30 handset was first taunted in a press release from LG showing the lowest half of the Full-Vision pose. On 7 August press invites were sent out featuring the words “Lights. Camera, Action.”  Video teasers were later out, advertising the phone’s display, audio and camera competences. The LG V30S Thin Q will be on sale first in Korea within a couple of weeks. After that, it will be made more widely available later in March 2018, with pricing to be determined locally. The LG V30 price costs around $800 to $914 in the states, though it will vary depending on carrier.