+ Thursday June 27th, 2019

In a limited time special, LG’s flagship from last year is hugely discounted until Sunday, making it an excellent – if not a little old – option for a new smartphone if you want to save some serious cash.

LG’s V30+ was launched at $1,399, and fairly promptly reduced to $1,199. This weekend, it’s on sale for just $499 at JB HiFi, marking a $900 price drop since it was first announced.

LG’s GM Marketing, Angus Jones, still uses the V30+ as his daily phone, and it’s not terribly hard to see why. When we reviewed the V30+ last January, Dan had this to say:

The LG V30+ is a well priced, feature packed handset that will make the majority of users happy.

Performance wise, the V30+ is spot on. It marries up an excellent processor with a goodly amount of RAM and storage which should be enough for all but the most hardcore of users.

As we saw with the kerfuffle over the LG-built Pixel 2 XL screen there will always be a handful of screen-snobs who refuse to accept anything less than perfection, so the blue-shift on the V30+ is completely unacceptable to them. For people in the majority though, they won’t even notice this.

The camera is almost there, it’s good enough to be included in a flagship class phone, but could do with some improvements. LG has proven they can do it with older models of the G and V series, so it’d be nice to see the next software update offer some sort of improvement on this front.

If you’re minded to buy the LG V30+ at hugely discounted prices, you’ll need to act fast – this deal ends Sunday.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Wouldn’t the Samsung a50 from opppy be better value and current and hopefully get android updates for sometime? No guarantee lg will update this mode anymore?

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