LG has the habit of producing some pretty impressive smartphones, and they seem to innovate their phones continuously. Their smartphones perform well in the market and people generally, wait for their new releases. The best part about the LG smartphones is that they are well built and offer decent hardware specifications. LG added yet another smartphone (LG V34) to its long list of smartphones and people can’t stop talking about it. The phone offers premium exteriors on top of high-end hardware specifications. One thing that raised a lot of concerns in the smartphone market was the phone’s restricted availability in the Japanese markets. So, let’s see how this smartphone turns out in the real world and if it lives up to its hype.
The phone looks just like the miniature version of LG V20 with added perks like IP67 certification, which makes the phone waterproof. The phone has been provided with a premium look and looks exceptionally beautiful. The phone features a bezel-less design, and the front display seems to melt with the edges, thus providing an elegant look to the phone. The phone has a decent form factor and seems to make a comfortable grip when held in hand. The phone does not weigh that much and can be carried easily. The phone features a 5.2-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display can easily be said as one of the premium features of the phone, as the colour reproduction is pretty impressive and the screen looks lively. The full HD screen provides a pleasurable viewing experience. The viewing angles, as well as the sunlight legibility, is great too.
The phone features a 2.2GHz quad-core processor that is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. The processor is powerful enough to provide a lag free experience even while multitasking. The phone can play heavy games and videos with ease. The phone runs on the latest Android OS i.e. Android version 7.0 i.e. Nougat. The phone has been provided with internal storage of 32GB which could be expanded up to 256GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone is also backed by a 4GB RAM which is more than enough to run all kinds of applications. The phone allows only one SIM and supports 4G networks.
The primary camera has been provided with a 16MP dual-camera that is supported by autofocus and LED flashlight. The front camera features the dual-FoV selfie cam. The primary camera supports features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilisation, Face detection, Touch to focus and has various shooting modes such as Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The camera setting would also include Exposure compensation and ISO control. Both of the cameras works great and can capture beautiful images. The low light photography is decent too, as the pictures captured in dim lights turn out to be impressive. The phone features a speaker and also a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The phone features a 3000mAh battery that can run for an entire day with heavy usage. According to the online specs, the battery can run for 1400 minutes continuously when voice calls are made done on the phone. The battery provides a standby time up to 410 hours on 4G networks. Talking about the connectivity options, the camera would boost basic ones, such as Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, WiMAX 2+, VoLTE, WiMAX 2+, MIMO, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.2 with A2DP, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. The phone is expected to come with various processors i.e. Fingerprint scanner, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope. The fingerprint sensor is provided at the back of the smartphone and is very responsive to touch.