LG W30 Review

LG launched a Midrange Android smartphone Named LG W30. In Some Markets, In India, LG Released this Smartphone With LG UI. This LG W30 was released in India on 26 June 2019. LG W30 is priced at INR 9,999 @ 3GB + 32 GB Variant.

Xiaomi Released in 3GB + 32GB Internal Storage Model. when I’m using LG W30 I got a Budget Smartphone feeling when holding in the hand with a Triple Camera Setup on rear and single-camera set up on the front & Helio P22 a makes this Smartphone a true Midrange Smartphone.

LG W30 features the Helio chip from MediaTek named Helio P22. this chip is made of 12nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. This Processor Features an ARM Cortex A53 cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. it has a Cat-4 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of LG W30 and Jump into the review.

LG W30 Specs

  • 6.26″ HD + (2340 x 1080) AMOLED Display in 19.5:9 Aspect ratio
  • protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • MediaTek P22 CPU
  • PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Nano Sim / Nano Hybrid
  • 32 GB Internal Storage and Expandable up to 256 GB with Micro SD
  • Dual Camera 12MP + 13MP (wide) + 2MP (depth)
  • 1080p@30fps Video Capture
  • 16MP Pop-up Selfie camera
  • 1080P @ 30fps Video Capture
  • Dual 4G Volte
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 4000 mAH battery with 10W charging support
  • Rear Fingerprint Sensor / Face Unlock
  • Wifi / Bluetooth 4.2 LE / GPS
  • 3.5mm Jack / Micro USB

6.26″ Full HD+ AMOLED Screen :

Here in Display Department, LG W30 Features an Excellent 6.26″ HD+ IPS LCD panel Notchless screen with 269 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. But the Only Problem is Resolution

it is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass On Front Which is Drop-resistant and Protects the AMOLED Screen.

Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:

In W30, LG Used the traditional Single Speaker System and it is Much louder and equal when Compared to Single Speaker System used in 2019 Midrange Smartphones. we can see this traditional Single Speaker System in LG W30, W10 Smartphones also. The Out From the Speaker is Clear.

LG Has Included Headphone jack In W30 Smartphone which is a good thing in my opinion. All the brand are not taking interest of headphone jack and removing it. Coming to 3.5mm and earphones, the 3.5mm port provides a Good Sound Quality In terms of Performance.

Build Quality : 

LG is Build with Aluminium Frame on the side & Back, Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. it does provide a good look and feels Because it is made with Aluminium Body. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. W30 well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.26″ IPS LCD screen.

Rear Fingerprint scanner: 

W30 Features a Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top Rear of the Smartphone. By performance, it is Very fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Face unlocking:

LG W30 does have any Face Unlock system, So the User Don’t Have Rely On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor. but it is Slow To use and Cannot recognize in Darkness.

Notification Light:

LG W30 Has a Single Coloured Notification Light Which Is Embedded In The Aluminium Frame. This is good To See In Night time, In Daytime it will Be not visible.

Weight balance: 

LG W30 feels A bit Heavy with 6.26″ Screen and 4000 mAh battery equipped. This LG W30 can be used by one hand But, You Will feel Little Heavy While Using. You Will Not Feel After Using a Week. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is made up of Aluminum and Glass On the back and front of the Device.

Battery life:

My LG W30 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 21% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4000 mAH Battery. We got 4.8 to 5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 5.5hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of LG W30 is very low. the 10W Quick charging makes charges the phone in 180 min which is a bit good.

LG UX 7.1 Based On Android 9 Pie :

LG UX 7.1 present on the LG W30 Thinq is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. it comes with bloatware majorly games and other apps were included. it is a layered UI which irritates in Settings. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display in this LG UX 7.1 UI

Performance: 

My LG W30 managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Other Samsung, Mi Smartphones Which was this Last Year. there are no issues and problems with the UI. there are no heating issues with LG W30. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 1080p Videos and Gaming.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this LG W30 device. it features 3 GB ram variant and I did not notice any lags with the 3GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this LG W30. Multitasking experience is good.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at In Low and Medium graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Helio P22 Processor is not suitable for heavy gaming.

Storage:

In LG W30, Out of 32GB Storage, we get 26GB With Google Account Included.

Call Quality :

The Call quality on LG W30 is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel Which Acts as a Stereo Speaker Too. In LG W30 the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.

Rear Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, LG W30 features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single-Camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in LG W30 . let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Primary Camera: the 12MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.0. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain exquisite details Which are near to natural photo. Exposure is in control with a Decent Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting conditions.  In low light conditions, the images have Some Noise

2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens on LG W30 does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, The Wide-angle Camera Have Some Noise

3. Depth camera:

the 2MP main Camera is Awesome. This Depth camera is Very Good and provides Equal bokeh Effects By recognizing Edges.

Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. There is No Stabilization. The video quality in the low night conditions is good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range.

Selfie camera :

LG W30 has a 16MP pop-up selfie camera with large 0.8 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0.

The Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures Equal low-light images compared to the rear camera. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range. This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.

We can record Video Up to 1080p@30fps. the Video Footage is pretty Great Through Selfie camera.

Pros

  • Excellent Battery
  • Premium Look and Styling
  • Near to Stock Android

Cons

  • Helio P22 Processor
  • Slow Autofocus
  • 720p Display
  • Hybrid Sim Slot

VERDICT

Who can Get LG W30 SmartPhone view: 
if you want a Midrange Phone with Bright IPS LCD HD+ screen, with Helio P22 processor and 10W charging 16MP front Camera, Triple Rear Camera Setup with Near Stock Android UI then you can go with LG W30 SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then

Galaxy M20

Redmi 7

Redmi Note 7S

Realme 3 and if you want better Samatphones Within a Higher Price Range then

Mi A3

Galaxy A50

Redmi Note 7 Pro

Realme 3 Pro can be your Alternatives to LG W30.

If you are using LG W30 then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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