LG unveils $2,365 Signature Edition Ceramic LG V30 with 6GB of RAM


  • mike m

    my next phone! why not spend $3k on a last year’s device

  • Jon Duke

    Seriously? “The company claims this zirconium ceramic phone won’t scratch even over time, though like other ceramic smartphones, it may still easily break.”

    Did you even watch one drop test of the Essential phone? Cnet dropped it from the top of ciment stairs and the ceramic didn’t even get a single scratch. Literally no one was able to scratch it asidefrom purposely hitting it with something. Do you even check facts before writing these articles or are you just that lazy that you just accept your misconceptions as facts?

    • OMFCody

      Ceramic is much more brittle than glass, so it will crack much easier, but resist scratches much better.

    • Jon Duke

      Yes. Ceramic in general. Except every single drop test made on the essential phone, they aren’t even able to scratch the back. So it obviously doesn’t apply to phones. Ding dong.

    • OMFCody

      Being on the back of a phone doesn’t magically make the material harder.
      The harder (more scratch resistance) and material is, the more brittle (crackable) it is.

    • John Lofwire

      Go read about different types of Ceramic before continuing to waste our time.

      I could take any glass back phone and do the same drop test as on an essential and they would ALL break much easier than Essential Ceramic back.

      Did you know Glass is in the same family as Ceramic but do not have crystaline structure in it so its why its so easy to break?

      Ceramic can have heavy cystaline structure just like some mineral so its can be in fact much less britle than glass.

    • Dion Kerfont

      If what you say is true… then diamonds must be the most brittle material around… never mind the fact that it cuts glass.

    • h2oflyer

      You really need to research anytime you post an expert opinion.

      Prototype ceramic IC engines, ceramic knives, ceramic ablative tiles on the Space Shuttle were all chosen for their respective strengths.

    • John Lofwire

      There is lots of different type of ceramic.

      some more Brittle than glass some much stronger all around.

      The one used for phone manufacturing is usually much stronger than glass both against scratch and against drop.

    • h2oflyer

      That must explain why ceramic is used for insulators and stand offs on high voltage transmission lines. Do a bit of research.

    • John Lofwire

      Agreed… dropped mine 4 time on hardwood floore and its dented the floor lol.
      Also dropped it one time on concrete and its left a mark on the concrete not on the device itself.

    • h2oflyer

      They are lazy and seem to have no incentive to promote the Essential.

      Too many Essential updates to count including December security patch and much much improved camera and MS is too busy or doesn’t care to update their take on the Essential.

    • Brad Fortin

      Resistance to scratching is not the same as resistance to shattering. For example, diamonds are nearly impossible to scratch but easy to shatter. Ceramic is similar in that it’s very difficult to scratch but can still be shattered with a hard enough impact.

    • Jon Duke

      … Did you read any of my comments? Throw tour phone down ciment stairs. Tell if if the back shatters or not. They did it to the essential phone and it didn’t shatter nor scratch.

    • Brad Fortin

      Okay, that’s fine. That just means that the impacts of a series of stairs a few feet apart aren’t hard enough to shatter ceramic, not that ceramic is incapable of being shattered. Try dropping it from a 3rd storey window or hitting it with a hammer and tell me how well it does.

    • h2oflyer

      What does a 3rd storey drop have to do with anything.

      Getting off topic here…..ceramic back is surface harder ( 8 mohs ) vs glass back (5-6 mohs) and as an engineered slab on the back of a phone is MUCH more shatter resistant than any Corning or AGC glass back.

      Author’s statement that ceramic backs break easier is total misleading BS. Compared to what…glass ?

      Half the posts here defend the strength of ceramic backs, such as the Essential ( me included with real experience) opposed to the posts from the wanabe University of Google graduates in material properties.

  • h2oflyer

    They probably sourced the ceramic back from the same supplier as the Essential.

    The Telus sales rep was taking my Essential out of the box and dropped it on the stores tiled floor. Phone landed on the ceramic back with no damage. They offered a replacement which I declined, understanding that if the phone died within the 15 day return policy they would accept the return.

    I put an Incipio case on the phone and with nothing to lose have tossed it onto my tiled floors numerous times with no damage of any kind. I’m still using the phone and have absolute faith in it’s durability.

  • EffEcks

    Does it come in any colour other than white? If so, I’d consider it.

  • Anonymous Agent

    $2365 for a cellphone, all I got to say is bahahahaha lmao lol they actually think people will spend that much is a joke lol lol. These devices aren’t worth more than $500 bucks.