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LG V30S ThinQ

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Last year’s LG V30 was a surprisingly strong device from a company that has trouble selling smartphones. Rather than just wait to launch a new G-series flagship, though, LG decided to build this — the V30S ThinQ. Here’s the rub: the hardware differences are nearly negligible, and the AI image recognition features that define the V30S ThinQ are being made available to the original V30 as well. Ultimately, there’s nothing outright wrong with the V30S ThinQ; it’s just wholly unnecessary.

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Pros
  • Beautiful design
  • Excellent audio performance
  • Flexible dual camera
  • Still runs very well
Cons
  • Largely unchanged hardware
  • AI camera is hit-or-miss
  • Old phones will get the same features

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Specs

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Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
6in
Internal memory
128GB
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
6in
128GB
Yes

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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03.02.18
Testing LG V30S ThinQ's hit-or-miss camera tricks
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Testing LG V30S ThinQ's hit-or-miss camera tricks

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