LG made a big showing today in announcing the V30, a follow-up to this yearâ€™s G6.
How does LGâ€™s V30 and Samsungâ€™s Note 8 stack up? Thatâ€™s what weâ€™re here to answer.
Samsung announced the Note 8 last week, bringing back the Note line after a rough 2016. As was the case with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, itâ€™s a stunning device. The 6.3-inch AMOLED Infinity Display is plenty of room to jot down notes with the S Pen, and the camera system is now a 12MP dual camera set up with both sensors packing optical image stabilization.
In a move that has become a Samsung staple, the Note 8 is packed to the brim with the latest specs. The Snapdragon 835 processor takes advantage of 6GB of RAM for a blazing fast experience. Samsung also included a few software tweaks to take advantage of the S Pen, including Live Messages, Always On display notes and translation.
In a welcome return to form, the V30 matches the Note 8 in design. The V30â€™s 6-inch FullVision OLED display is every bit as good as the Note 8â€™s Infinity Display, and thatâ€™s saying something given Samsung has the best displays around.
Where the V30 falls short is with specs and feature-set. LG included the same Snapdragon 835 processor, 3,300mAh battery and a similar 13MP dual camera system. But the V30 only boasts 4GB of RAM, is missing an S Pen-like feature and has terrible software out of the box. Even for all of the V30â€™s slight spec shortcomings, its easy to forgive them all, except the terrible software.
Both the V30 and Note 8 are fantastic devices, but the Note 8Â has superior specs and features, thereâ€™s no way around it. The ultimate decision will come down to you, but only one device checks off every imaginable checklist youâ€™d want from a smartphone, and thatâ€™s the Galaxy Note 8.
See how the V30 and Galaxy Note 8 compare in the chart down below.