LG has been making some unnoticeable phones which come and go in the smartphone market. With companies like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo which have been providing good features-to-price ratio with every phone they are launching. LG has been struggling to do for a long time now. Recently, LG has launched its new device in the budget-level bracket.
The new LG device, W30 is priced at Rs. 9,999 providing features like triple rear camera setup, high-capacity battery, a notched display, and a well-built solid design. But, is it all enough to survive in this aggressive market of smartphones? So, Is it a worthy buy?
Let’s check it out in the LG W30 review below:
Design and Display
The new LG W30 looks like a premium device- all thanks to the chrome-plated sides and the 2.5D curved plastic covering over the aluminum back. The device comes in two color variants: Platinum Grey and Thunder Blue. The rounded edges make this device very comfortable to hold in hand. But, it is a bit heavy weighing around 172 grams. You can get a great discount on electronic devices online using Croma Coupons.
On the top, the headphone jack is present while the speaker and outdated micro-USB port are on the bottom. It is a bit disappointing to see that there is no USB Type-C port. On the left, the LG W30 has a hybrid dual-SIM tray supporting a couple of 4G Nano-SIMs. Although, you can use the second SIM for a microSD card.
It is something you will need as the device only comes with 32 gigs of internal storage. At the back panel, you get to see three cameras and a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is very responsive and very easy to reach. The device also has a face unlock feature which is not too fast but takes a second and a half to unlock the phone. In low lighting, the device struggles with this sensor in face recognition.
Coming to the display, the LG W30 packs a 6.26″ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720×1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The bezels are minimal and at the top, you get to see a waterdrop notch. The front has got a big chin which is quite noticeable. Watching videos and playing games will surely give you a nice experience as the display is bright and fluid.
Under the hood, the LG W30 has a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC which is just an entry-level chipset. The chipset is coupled with 3 gigs of RAM. The device is decent but doesn’t expect much from this weak chipset. You might feel lags and hiccups at times and all this points to the weak chipset.
When it comes to playing PUBG Mobile, this device runs the game at the lowest graphics and as the game gets intense, the device starts lagging and shows the signs of stutters. On the Geekbench tests, the device scored 760 and 3,652 on single-core and multi-core tests respectively. On the AnTuTu platform, the device scored around 75,000 points which are just decent.
The LG W30 runs Android 9 Pie out of the box and it is near-stock Android device.
Talking about the cameras, the LG W30 packs a triple camera setup at the rear panel including a main 12-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.0, a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel front camera.
The autofocus is a bit laggy and it takes time to lock focus. The images come out decent and fine but the far-off objects lack details in the images. In the low-light environment, the images come good but sometimes you feel a bit of noise which compromises the details of the image. The front camera is averagely good and gives you shareable selfies.
The LG W30 has a 4000mAh high capacity battery which is definitely the biggest USP of this device. You can easily get more than one day of regular usage on this phone which is pretty amazing, isn’t it? On the HD video battery loop test, this device worked for around 23 hours and 21 minutes which is far from excellent.
A day and a half is something you can get at ease on the single charge. The device goes from zero to a hundred in two hours of charging. The device is shipped with a 10W charger.
The LG W30 is the company’s latest attempt to get into the budget-level entries in the Indian smartphone market. Although, LG has failed terribly in assigning the price tag to its device if compared to the devices of brands like Xiaomi and Realme. The phone lacks in many aspects including its processor and cameras.
You can get far better deals around the same price tag with the likes of devices like Redmi Note 7S, Realme U1, and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. Not only LG’s device lack in everything, but it also has its ups too. the device is built very well, looks premium, and has exceptional battery life. But, is it making a good buy? I guess no! You can get better deals and you should go for those phones.