We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.


LG V30 camera has f/1.6 aperture, less barrel distortion on wide-angle lens

By Jules Wang August 9, 2017, 10:20 pm

Dual-camera systems on LG phones typically feature a wide-angle lens as the specialist of the two units. We have historically appreciated them as a way to get a fuller story without losing out on physical distance. The lens quality wasn’t always the best, but it’s always worth getting the shot.

Now, as part of LG’s pre-game promotional campaign, the company has admitted that the V30’s cameras will far outdo the V20’s cameras with an f/1.6 aperture on the main sensor — a 25 percent larger aperture than the f/1.8 on the predecessor — and glass lenses it is dubbing with the “Crystal Clear” brand to replace less accurate plastic lenses. The wide-angle picture will also feature a third less edge distortion to make way for better “group wefies.”


Describing group portraits featuring yourself in a word is not a task for us.

If you’ve taken a peek at the design of the V30, you’ll have noticed that the camera module is a very compact one. LG stated that it is actually 30 percent smaller than the one on the V20, but it retains laser autofocus and optical and electronic image stabilization.

We’re a little curious as to if the wide-angle lens will get a bump up in aperture in all this — the one on the V20 was a f/2.4.

The V30 is due for launch in Berlin on August 31.


Latest Articles


Here's how the Apple iPod changed the world in 21 years

iPod was an industry-changing device at its time, and it had a massive impact on modern smartphones, and the way we listen to music. We take a last look at the now-discontinued Apple iPod and the history it leaves behind.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 11, 2022, 10:00 am

How to use Mic Modes in VOIP and FaceTime Calls

This guide will go over the steps you need to follow to activate one of the available Mic Mode settings on Apple Devices to begin using the feature and improve your calling experience.

By Aryan Suren May 10, 2022, 10:00 am

This iPhone 14 feature might urge users to upgrade

Until now, it appeared that iPhone 14 would only be a minor upgrade over the iPhone 13 series. However, a new leak suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with one feature that might urge users to upgrade.

By Sanuj Bhatia May 9, 2022, 5:00 am