While the LG V30 has already been officially unveiled, eager phone buyers have been waiting to hear exactly when they can throw down their hard earned cash to purchase the third phone in the series.
At least as far as Verizon subscribers are concerned, your waiting days are over. Big Red dropped us a note this afternoon to tell us that the LG V30 will be released by the nation's largest carrier on October 5th. Pricing has not yet been announced.
The LG V30 is perfect for those who love using their smartphone to capture video and audio. The dual camera setup in back uses a glass lens which allows more light to pass through the camera for a brighter picture, and less noise. One camera weighs in at 16MP with a f/1.6 aperture, while the second snapper is 13MP with an f/1.9 aperture. The latter offers a wide 120 degree viewing angle.
If you have an idea what you want your video to look like even before you start shooting it, Cine Effects adds filters before you even get to say "Action!" With Point Zoom, you get to pick a spot on the screen and slowly close in on it. And the LG V30 features a quick video editor that allows you to splice together individual shots, add title/text, background music and theme effects. With Manual Camera Mode, LG’s GRAPHY app will adjust the camera settings to match the subject.
Video is only half the equation. Audio is a big deal on the LG V30 with three microphones and the Hi-Fi Quad DAC to to playback sound as realistically as possible. The LG V30 sports a 6-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 (QHD+). That works out to an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood with 64GB of native storage and a 2TB capacity microSD slot. With an IP68 certification rating, the handset can be submerged in water to a depth of nearly 5-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. A 3,300mAh battery keeps the lights on and the LG V30 supports wireless charging.
Things will happen in the blink of an eye for LG V30 users, especially when Big Red launches its Gigbit Class LTE service. Videos and files will load up in the blink of an eye.
Verizon also is now offering the Asus ZenFone V. You can purchase the handset by making 24 monthly payments of $16 each. Or, you can make one $384 payment and the handset is yours. The model carries a 5.2-inch 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The Snapdragon 820, the 2016 flagship chipset from Qualcomm (along with the Snapdragon 821), powers the model which features 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of native storage.
The 23MP rear-facing camera carries an aperture of f/2.0 and comes with optical image stabilization to keep your handiwork steady. The front-facing selfie shooter weighs in at 8MP. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android Nougat is pre-installed.
Lastly, Verizon has launched a basic cell phone that is built to survive almost anything. The Kyocera Dura XV LTE is a flip phone that has an IP68 certification that protects the phone from water and dust. The phone is built to military specs which protects it from shock, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt, fog, and humidity. There is a 5MP camera with auto flash. The handset supports LTE, CDMA, GSM/UMTS, Wi-Fi, HD Voice, Wi-Fi Calling, Push to Talk Plus (PTT+), Mobile Hotspot and Enterprise email. The Kyocera Dura XV LTE is $11 a month over 24 months, or you can make a one-time $264 payment.
Whether you're looking for a high-end handset like the LG V30, a mid-range model like the Asus ZenFone V, or a rugged basic flip phone like the Kyocera Dura XV LTE, Verizon has the phone that you want. Click on the slideshow for images of these models and visit your local Verizon store for more information.
The LG V30 will launch on Verizon October 5th
1. The LG V30 will launch on Verizon October 5th
2. The Asus ZenFone V is now available for 24 monthly payments of $16 each
3. The rugged Kycoera Dura XV LTE has an IP68 certification rating