In LG they refer to it as the “best” 6-inch television in the world. And, probably, they are not right. Its extraordinary QHD OLED Full Vision screen (2,880 x 1,440 pixels and a resolution of 538 ppi), for example, is capable of reproducing without problem HDR 10 content, a new imaging technology; its audio system, developed together with the specialized firm Bang & Olufsen and the extraordinary capabilities of its dual camera make the new LG V30 smart mobile phone the perfect instrument to produce and consume multimedia content. Not in vain, after its presentation at the last edition of the IFA in Berlin, was worthy of the largest number of awards granted to a mobile this year.
A few days “fiddling” with the product have been enough to realize the differences with other terminals in the market. In the manual mode of the camera, for example, the one from which very few users know how to take advantage, the Korean firm has enabled a function called Graphy, which shows in small a collection of professional photos, to which we can add our favorites, which they represent landscapes, scenes, portraits, macros … Just choose the one that most resembles the one you want to make and the phone will automatically configure its parameters so that our image is as similar as possible to the model. Simple and with spectacular results in many of the tests carried out in the most diverse environments and lighting conditions.
Another new feature, this time in the video section, allows you to select, with the simple touch of a finger, the area of the screen on which you want to zoom. Normally, zoom systems bring the image closer from the center, but with Point Zoom we can do it, for example, towards a corner of the screen, creating a very attractive and professional looking effect. To that, to the professionalism of our videos, also contributes the collection of 15 built-in movie effects, thanks to which, before starting to record, we can select if we want our video to have a “romantic” aspect, “movie” action “or” black cinema “, to name just a few examples. Point out that it is not about simple filters, but about authentic configurations that the user selects when starting to record and make his video have the tone, color and aesthetics of the chosen effect.
Photography at the required level
If we join these capabilities to the two main sensors, 16 and 13 megapixels, already made that the lenses are not plastic, which is normal, but glass (Clear Crystal), and therefore able to capture brighter colors , we can get an idea of the immense photo and videographic capabilities of this device. Without forgetting, finally, that the main lens, the 16 megapixel lens, is the first in the mobile market to have a focal aperture of F / 1.6, which allows it to capture much more light than any other camera in a “smartphone” »In low light conditions or in night shots. To get an idea, it is normal to find openings F / 2.0, F / 1.8 or, at most, and rarely, F / 1.7. Combined, the two main lenses offer a viewing angle of 120 degrees. The same as the ferontal camera, which however remains in a bare 5 megapixels.
Pantala6 inchesDimensions151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mmWeight159 gramsResolution2.880 x 1.440 p.ChipSnapdragon 835RAM4 GBMemory64 / 128GB (V30 +) plus microSD up to 2TBC16 megapixel camera f / 1.6 and 71º and 13 megapixels f / 1.9 and 120º, front 5 megapixels f / 2.2 and 120º Battery3.300 mAHSOAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
As for its aesthetics, the V30 is an elegant terminal, without frames, so that, despite having a diagonal of 6 inches, it gives the impression of being much smaller. Its thickness is 7.3 millimeters and its weight, unmatched in the category, is only 158 grams. In his new V30 it would seem, at first glance, that LG has renounced one of the hallmarks of this mobile family: the second small screen that appeared, in the previous V10 and V20, as a horizontal strip, just above view the main screen and that allowed, without activating the mobile, to see notifications or to carry out some simple tasks. And while it is true that the second screen has disappeared, so is its functions not.
These functions have even been increased thanks to an “Always on” system perfected by the brand and, in addition to the usual time and notifications, it allows you to scroll without turning on the screen to play music or access a series of « mini apps »such as the flashlight or the application of notes, on which we can point anything by writing with a finger.
Power according to the range
As for the processor, we are facing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the one chosen by a good part of the manufacturers for their high ranges this year. With its 4 GB of RAM, there is no application that