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)

B&H # LGV30SE MFR # LGUS998R.A8USUE
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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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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.

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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

Performance
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
Display
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
Communications
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, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + LE 
NFC Yes
Infrared No
GPS Yes
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
Sensor Size 1/3.1"
Pixel Size 1.0 µm
Focus Type Laser Autofocus, Phase-Detect Autofocus
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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
General
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer (Altimeter), Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
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 4.8 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could have been Perfect This is a wonderful phone that is very snappy. It is an excellent multimedia device. It is VERY sturdily built But there are some nagging issues that you'd do well to take note of before buying: 1) GPS - The Signal tends to drop occasionally. This can be solved easily by downloading and using a GPS reset app...but it's not an issue that should exist on a 2017 flagship 2) The selfie cam is poor (this doesn't matter to me but I thought I should list it 3)The main cam is great...but it's not on the level of the Samsung Galaxy S9/Note 9. You can get amazing photos by either using Manual Mode or using the GCAM app. 4) Screen could be brighter Everything else is stellar.
Date published: 2018-10-26
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 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 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 Everything just works! Everything works well - bluetooth connects easily and consistently to my car and fitbit. Sound quality through the headphones that came with the phone were amazing! Sounds great connected through aux cable to my car as well. The speakers are good, the notification sounds are actually really loud so I turn to vibrate for those. The only time it didnt sound loud enough was when I was doing video skype, but then it was a holiday dinner and lots of very loud noises in the background so hard to tell if thats really the low volume issue of the phone or not. Very responsible to inputs and just looks like a great phone. Photos are very sharp and clear. Very happy with my choice!
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New unlocked phone First time ever having an unlocked phone, and really didnt knew what it entailed and what I was getting myself into. Should have done this ages and ages ago.  I researched for weeks what I wanted and the best pricing was here at B&H. Even better, price reduced few days later after getting my phone with extreme fast shipping and it was honored. Customer service is a pleasure to speak with. Not an issue getting a sim card from Verizon. Everything works, I super love this phone.  I have not had any issues with it at all. The only thing I cannot seem to do is complete the survey I was sent via email. It wont load.
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great phone but Titan Blue Great phone, scores well on Geekbench4. The "ThinQ" part with the Computer Vision, identifying products or objects in camera view still seems very premature. It's often wrong or can't find anything. Also, B&H says Moroccan Blue, but what you get is called Titan Blue and it even looks fairly different shade than how it appears here.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised This is the first LG phone I have had since the flip phone days and I have to say that I am impressed. The phone is beautiful to look at with the Moroccan Blue being one of the best colors I have ever seen on a phone. The hardware rocks and the 6 GB of RAM means no slow downs at all. The cameras are top notch and LG's skin is very light compared to the competition. All in all this is the best phone I have had to date, better than my old Galaxy's, Xperia and Essential phone by far. Just hope the software updates come soon but the free second year warranty is the icing on the cake.
Date published: 2018-06-27
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