Anyone like the LG V30?

Discussion in 'Smart Phones and Devices' started by harmattan, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. harmattan

    harmattan 2[H]4U

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    I've had my Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 since October and looking to maybe switch to the V30. There's nothing wrong with the Xiaomi (on the contrary... apart from it not having an headphone jack), but the enhanced DAC on the V30 has me intrigued. I'm a bit of an audiophile and wanted to give it a shot, especially since it supports FLAC and a couple other loss-less encodes. I'd be using it with some high-ish end ear and headphones (UE900, Vsonics, Denon DH-5000)

    Has anyone used the V30 who can report on the audio quality and features?
     
  2. hlfbkd420

    hlfbkd420 Limp Gawd

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    I have the V30+ and I love it. The audio quality that comes out of the Hi-Fi DAC is MUCH better than my buddies Note 8 or 9 or whatever the newest Note is. In my car over the AUX port there is a NOTICABLE difference in static noise and playback quality.

    I used it to record a concert and it worked well and there was a noticeable improvement in the quality of bass over my video camera.

    Great phone!
     
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    celwin Gawd

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    I own a V30 and I use my phone as my music player so the V30 was a no brainer for me. I bought it primarily for it's DAC. I have no issues with screen quality and camera; But will leave for others to comment on those items. For me it began and ended with the DAC .
     
  4. harmattan

    harmattan 2[H]4U

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    I picked up a used one for a good price and it arrives today. We shall see.

    Very interested in seeing how the auto calibration works across my multiple ear/headphones. Looking forward to seeing how my cheap-o Mee Sports up to Denon AH-D5000s sound.
     
  5. Neapolitan6th

    Neapolitan6th Limp Gawd

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    I do remember a difference when moving from an S5 to a V20 specifically when running aux to car speakers. I never really ran a high quality pair of cans on them that could be powered sufficiently (no one would expect a phone to do 300ohm headphones well) so I can't really comment on how much it helps with headphones. Hope you can hear a difference!
     
  6. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I love mine, it's a great all-around especially if you care about the headphone jack. Only complaint I have are software updates speed from LG... but I knew that going in.
     
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    Neapolitan6th Limp Gawd

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    Truth. My V20 was the first phone launched on Android 7.0 and it hasn't seen a major update since.
     
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    Aurelius 2[H]4U

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    The good news is that LG at least knows that's a problem. It just opened a dedicated center for software updates... which, frankly, every non-stock Android OEM needs. I still find it shameful that many vendors are releasing Oreo upgrades so late that Android P previews have been available for a while.
     
  9. harmattan

    harmattan 2[H]4U

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    Got my V30 yesterday (came with Oreo). Great phone so far. Design is not as pretty as my Mi Mix 2, b ut dang, the Quad DAC is startlingly better than other phones I've used. I have tried on 3-4 head/earphones so far, all sound notably better in every way. There is a bit of blue tinge when viewing the screen at an angle, but I'd say overall a much better display than the one on my Mi Mix 2, Oneplus 5, and very comparable to my S8.
     
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