LG V30S ThinQ 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Matte Moroccan Blue)

LG V30S ThinQ 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Matte Moroccan Blue)

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LG V30S ThinQ 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Matte Moroccan Blue)


Product Highlights

  • GSM + CDMA/4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
  • North American Variant
  • Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core CPU
  • 6.0" 2880 x 1440 OLED Display
  • Dual-Rear 16MP and 13MP Cameras
  • Front 5MP f/2.2 Camera
  • 128GB Storage Capacity + 6GB of RAM
  • 4K Ultra HD Video Recording
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
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Color: Matte Moroccan Blue

LG V30S ThinQ 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Glossy Moroccan Blue) LG V30S ThinQ 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Matte Moroccan Blue)
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility or activation on CDMA Carriers.

LG US998R overview

  • 1Description

With the V30S ThinQ 128GB Smartphone from LG, you can take photos and video with cinematic results. They support still photo resolutions up to 4656 x 3492, up to 4K video, and 10-bit HDR, for improved color accuracy and contrast. The 16MP standard angle camera also features a glass lens, which is designed to increase sharpness and color. The 13MP camera features a 120-degree, wide angle lens that captures more of the world around you.

The dual-rear cameras are joined by a 5MP front-facing camera. You can use it to capture selfie pics or 1080p videos. Switch from the 80-degree standard field-of-view, to a 90-degree wide-angle, which lets more friends into the shot. Selfie Light makes sure that your pics are well-lit, and Beauty Shot softens your facial features to help you look your best.

The 6.0" QHD+ FullVision display features OLED and HDR10 technology for deep blacks and stunning contrast when viewing movies, TV shows, mobile games, or your own pictures and video creations. The display has a cinematic 18:9 aspect ratio, and the always-on mode lets you conveniently see the date, time, and notifications when the screen is sleeping. Further customize your display with a moveable/collapsible toolbar for app shortcuts and call notifications.

Running the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, this phone is powered by an Octa-Core processor (4 x 2.45 GHz and 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo) and 6GB of RAM. You can store your apps, 4K videos, and HDR10 snapshots on 128GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded via an (optional) microSD card up to 2TB in size.

This phone is unlocked and compatible with GSM/4G LTE networks. Connect to the internet and other devices with built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5 GHz Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. The V30S also supports NFC technology for making phone-to-phone data transfers or mobile payments.

Android 8.0 Oreo
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your home screen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to millions of apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 8.0 Oreo adds major productivity and security capabilities to the operating system. They've introduced Google Play Protect, which scans apps on your phone to detect harmful behavior. With the touch of the Home button, continue to work in apps while watching active videos in Picture-in-Picture mode. Other features include, faster boot speed, automatically turning on Wi-Fi when near saved networks, limiting background activity for little used apps, notification snoozing, smart text selection, and more.
GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM and CDMA networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and that they will allow you to used carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone works within the Specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The V30S is a US variant. The V30S's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
Durable Design
LG has constructed the V30S to be able to withstand the elements and survive the damage that can come from everyday use. The entire phone is IP68 rated for dust- and water-resistance, as well as passing MIL-STD-810G testing for shock-resistance. The sides of the phone are made from aluminum, and the front and back are encased in Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Even the rear cameras and CPU have their own protection. The rear cameras are protected by Gorilla Glass 4, and the heat pipe on the CPU absorbs and expels heat to minimize overheating.
Additional Rear Camera Features
Rear LED Flash
HDR Mode - optimize the contrast of your pictures
Up to 8x Zoom
Manual Mode - adjust shutter speed, ISO, exposure, white balance, and more
Graphy - select reference photos that automatically adjust Manual Mode settings
Photo Signature
Square Camera - 1:1 camera UI that includes Snap Shot, Match Shot, Grid Shot, and Guide Shot features
Pop-out Picture Mode - use both of the rear cameras to automatically add frame effects
Camera Modes - Food Mode, Panorama, and 360 Panorama
Film Effect - choose from 8 preset filters
Quick Sharing Functionality - access sharing platforms instantly after taking pictures and videos
Additional Front Camera Features
Auto Shot - take a selfie with automatic face detection
Gesture Shot - take a selfie with a simple hand gesture
Gesture Interval Shot - take four selfies in sequence by making a fist twice
Gesture View - transitions between camera mode and preview mode automatically
Video Features
Cine Effect - choose from 16 difference color grading presets to add a cinematic look
Point Zoom - zoom in on any selected area within the frame for more stability and control
Video Manual Mode - adjust audio focus, manual focus, white balance, frame rates, and more
LG-Cine Log - when in Manual Mode, capture a wide color gamut for enhanced video
Steady Record 2.0 - record smoother, clearer videos on the move
Slow-Motion Video Recording - 1280 x 720 resolution at 240 FPS
Time-Lapse Video - record a video that plays back faster than normal
Quick Video Editor -= merg3e up to 50 photos or videos, trim and add title/text, background music, and theme effect overlays
Snap Movie - combine a series of short video clips
Audio Features
RAM (receiver as Mic) - 2 analog mics combine with the phone's receiver to improve sound clarity white recording in loud environments
Hi-Fi Video Recorder - 2 high AOP mics record video with higher-quality sound
HD Audio Recorder - capture high-quality sound with the ability to record over a separate audio track, choose between Normal, Concert, and Custom modes
Wind Noise Filter - minimize wind noise during video recording
32-Bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC - Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) for crisp, full sound through (optional) wired headphones
Sound Preset - select custom options to achieve different sound experiences
Digital Filter - choose from Short, Sharp, and Slow to change the Sound Filter characteristics in DAC
Hi-Fi Streaming - MQA decoder enables high resolution audio to be packaged in a small size
Enhanced Productivity
The LG V30S ThinQ lets you use a variety of features to increase your productivity. A few are designed around getting information into your phone quickly. If a great idea comes to you, or if you need to jot something down for later, the V30S has QuickMemo+ and Capture+ functions make it easy.

QuickMemo+ works like a digital notebook, allowing you to quickly add text, pictures, and drawings.

Capture+ lets you write on any screenshot you capture. You can annotate them and save them to your gallery or in QuickMemo+
Additional Productivity Features
Smart Cleaning - phone diagnosis for improved performance
Power Saving Mode/Battery Saver - restricts apps in the background
LG Health - fitness app tracks daily activity
QSlide - overlay two windows, and adjust the size and transparency of them
Dual Window - use two apps simultaneously on a split screen
Convenience Features
Google Assistant - intelligent personal voice assistant
Barge-in - recognizes "OK Google" commands while audio is playing
App Scaling - set view to 16:9, 16.7:9, or 18:9
Shortcut Keys - quick access to Capture+ or Camera
Comfort View - decreases the amount of blue light on the screen
Screen Color - adjust settings for Normal, Best for movies, Best for photos, Best for web, Custom, or Enhanced video color
Mini View - shrink the screen for one-handed use
Knock On - double tap the screen to put our phone to sleep or wake it up
Entertainment Features
Daydream - a virtual reality (VR) platform
Accelerometer - control games by turning and tilting
Video Player with Touch Lock, Video Screenshot, and Resume Play Functions
Customizable Video Screen Ratio, Subtitle Settings, Playback Speed, and Video Auto-Close function
LG Music App - organized by songs, albums, artists, genres, and playlists
Connectivity Features
Mobile Hotspot - share a 4G LTE data connection with up to 10 other wireless devices
Wi-Fi Direct - connect directly to devices
USB and Bluetooth Tethering - share your internet connection
Android Beam (NFC) - share contacts, web pages, and more
Media Server - allow nearby devices to access content
Screen Sharing (Miracast) - wirelessly mirror device screen
HD Voice Capable
MIDI Device - connect to musical instruments via USB
MirrorLink - connect to a MirrorLink-capable car to share your screen and apps
UPC: 652810830690

LG US998R specs

Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Memory 6 GB
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU 2.45 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Quad-Core
1.9 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Quad-Core
Coprocessor None
GPU Adreno 540
Storage 128 GB
Size 6.0"
Native Resolution 2880 x 1440
Display Colors 16.0 Million
Aspect Ratio 18:9
Pixel Density 538 ppi
Display Technology OLED
Screen Coating Gorilla Glass 5
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.1 - Type C (Input/Output)
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone
Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano 
CDMA 2G CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA 3G EV-DO: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 25, 26, 41 Bands
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + LE 
Infrared No
FM Radio Yes
Front Camera
Resolution 5.0 MP - Photo: 2560 x 1920 / Video: 1920 x 1080p
Aperture f/2.2
Front Camera Flash
Front Camera Flash No
Rear Camera
Resolution 16.0 MP - Photo: 4656 x 3492 / Video: 3840 x 2160p 30 fps
Aperture f/1.6
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sensor Size 1/3.1"
Pixel Size 1.0 µm
Focus Type Laser Autofocus, Phase-Detect Autofocus
Image Stabilization Not Specified by Manufacturer
Optical Zoom Not Specified by Manufacturer
Secondary Rear Camera
Resolution 13.0 MP - Photo: 4160 x 3120
Aperture f/1.9
Pixel Size 1.0 µm
Sensor Size 1/3.4"
Rear Camera Flash
Rear Camera Flash Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Water Resistance Resistant
IP Rating IP68
Keyboard Virtual
Pointing Device None
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (3300.0 mAh)
Fast Charging Technology Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Wireless Charging Technology Qi
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.0 x 6.0 x 0.3" / 7.6 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm
Weight 5.57 oz / 158 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 3.6 x 2.3"

LG US998R reviews

V30S ThinQ 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Matte Moroccan Blue) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone Nice phone, transfered all my stuff from old phone to the LG V30 no problem. Popped in my nano sim card from old camera booted up The LG V30 verizon instantly found it and activated it.The only problem I had was getting the 2nd. Year warrantee. When I tried to do it online it didnt recognize the and of the numbers it asked for. I called LG and told them the numbers still no go. Had to send my receipt and a photo of the box where all the info was to LG support. So buyer beware you also may to do this. Other tan that a very good phone so far.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade from the LG V20 Purchased the LG V30S Moroccan matte blue from B&H 2 weeks ago. Upgrade from my over year and a half V20. In every way except 2 things, this is a great upgrade over the V20. Better processor, faster phone, screen is nicer, more vibrant colors, more ram, more inboard storage, Oreo preloaded, easier to handle and use one handed, wireless charging, water resistance, better lasting battery, and just a sexier phone. The two things that I miss, the removable battery and the external speaker is just a little weaker and more tinny. The battery part is a trade off. While I miss being able to swap out batteries instead of topping off, this sealed battery is awesome and lasts a day and then some with my usage. Really impressive battery life! The external speaker isn't really the biggest deal. The V20s external speaker was no champ and this one does the job, just a little tinny on the high volume tones. I don't use the external speaker much, if at all and it's passable. Otherwise, I'm really impressed with this phone and I am loving it! I bought thinking that if it wasn't heads and tails better than the V20, I would just return it. No chance of that now I've used it for a while now. This phone doesn't sacrifice audio like other phones. Hi fi DAC that sounds incredible and still rocking the headphone jack. The camera is great, and the new low light functionality works wonders. Don't think that you can go wrong with this phone, especially if you can get it on a fire sale deal at B&H.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb device This is probably the most underrated phone ever. Some undisclosed features I found are it works with PMA wireless charging as well as Qi and it ships with LG branded headphones.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Color Even though this is a phone with last year's specs I'm glad I waited for the V30s. Great performer with a little tweaking. It has Oreo preinstalled and the Matte Blue color is pretty nice. Plus, B&H refunded me the $ difference when they dropped the price just 2 weeks after my purchase.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Switching from WIN 10 Mobile to Android with LG V30S Even as a dedicated MS Windows 10 Mobile Fanboy, I knew it was time to leave my Lumina 950 for something better. Knowing that Android was my only choice (never Apple), I called a friend that had just gotten a new phone -- a LGV30 and was very satisfied. After reading the reviews and finding from B&H Photo that I could buy unlocked phones, I purchased two LGV30's - one 64G and one 128G. The phones were well engineered and felt solid with a brilliant screen. It took me a week to get use to Android and I love it!! Jim
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A GREAT DEAL ON A GREAT PHONE! I've been looking around, trying to find a phone to replace a 2 year old G5. I had done a lot of research in the past couple months- but I ended up buying a basic LG V30, 64 GB for $840.00 (not including the 8% sales tax and fees) I was happy with my decision, because it is a nice phone. I had had the phone for 3 days, when I came across the LG V30S ThinQ 128GB. B&H's price ($729.99 with NO sales tax) I could not return the Verizon phone fast enough! The phone is incredible! I am very, very pleased.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding device Very impressed with this device, no regrets. Display:� Sharp, bright, saturated, and uniform colors, all adjustable. � The only "issue" I found with the display is a blue tint when viewing the screen at angles.� Not a problem for me.� Excellent display, perfect size, very satisfied.� Am not seeing issues of graininess or uneven colors mentioned in v30 reviews. � Audio:� Output to wired headphones is excellent.� Sound quality with Fiio Ex1ii headphones at least as good, if not better, than my Opus #1 DAP with same headphones.� Also sounds excellent plugged into my home audio system (Yamaha CR820 + Ohm & JBL speakers). � � � �� Fast and responsive.� 128GB internal storage is a good thing.� The rear cameras take very good pictures.� Front camera pics look good to me, but I don't use this feature.� Battery life gets me through at least a day of phone, text, internet, and music.� Phone performance is very good, as is wireless and bluetooth connectivity, no issues.� Came with charger (cord and plug adapter), micro-fiber cloth, and basic LG headphones.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice Great color the matte finish is great. Bought it for the great audio quality and camera. This would be the perfect phone if it had the ir�blaster previous lg phones had.
Date published: 2018-06-03
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