The LG V30 is a flagship phone that's well-equipped to take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5T and iPhone X. It has a large and colorful OLED display, a capable dual-camera system, water resistance and wireless charging. Its 3,300mAh battery is sizable enough for all-day performance, and it supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 technology that replenishes power four times faster than standard charging.
LG's latest software takes liberties with Google's dependable Android, but it also adds some fun features. The V30 has KnockOn, which lets you turn the screen on with a simple tap of the display; GIF Capture, which makes it easy to make quick, looping video clips; and a manual mode that's partnered with Graphy to help users become more proficient with their cameras.
The V30's main competition is from the latest Galaxy phones from Samsung, but it's also a good match for the HTC U11 and Huawei P10 Plus. It's also a solid alternative to the iPhone X, though that device is more expensive and has a smaller and harder-to-use display.
LG's new V30 has a lot going for it, including the best spec sheet of any 2017 flagship. Its Snapdragon 835 processor is practically standard-issue at the high end of Android, and its OLED display is both beautiful and durable. All-day battery life is a breeze, and its dual-camera system is among the best on the market. It's a definite contender, and Sprint is offering the 64GB model for a bargain price.