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This year IFA 2017 event dominated by LG and Sony. The South Korean giant manufacturer LG took the stage to wraps off the cover from their much-awaited flagship V30 smartphone. The device was announced on August 31st. The new flagship not only offers top of the line hardware but also brings futuristic design which looks quite luring. This year so far went pretty great for LG as the company started the year with the G6. The G6 is featuring totally different design from its predecessors and the reason was quite obvious, last year modular design LG G5 didn't sell well that's why LG ditched the modular design language for this year flagship.
The V30 is without any doubt one of the most beautiful smartphones ever announced by LG. The company paid special attention to the device design aesthetics, display, audio capabilities, camera sensors, battery life and number of other aspects which we will discuss later. Being a latest top tier phablet, the V30 will have to face stiff competition from another top of the line premium smartphones available in the market.
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Like always, we compared the latest V30 against most of its competitors including Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V20, Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S8 Plus. The LG V30 has a number of similarities with the LG's first flagship of the year G6. Definitely, before buying V30, buyers will consider LG G6 as well. To help out our readers which smartphone is better in what aspects, today we will compare the latest V30 against the five-month-old LG G6.
75.4 x 151.7 x 7.39 mm
6 inches - 2880x1440 px
71.9 x 148.9 x 7.9 mm
5.7 inches - 2880x1440 px
As mentioned above the LG V30 design isn't significantly different from the LG G6. Both the devices have glass and metal sandwich design. The dual rear cameras on both devices are placed horizontally. The company's traditional circular fingerprint scanner is below the dual sensors on both devices. However, the LED flashlight on the G6 is placed in center of dual sensors whereas in case of V30 the flashlight is on the right side of the sensors.
The front facing side of both the devices is covered with an all front facing glass. The devices have USB Type-C port for connectivity and 3.5mm headphone jack for audio output via headphones. The LG V30 dimensions are 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.6mm and it weighs 158g. The device is IP68 certified which means it can resist under 1.5-meter water for 30 minutes without any damage. The V30 is a rugged smartphone as it features STD 810G against accidental drop protection.
LG logo on the V30 is center with B&O branding and the V30 logo is on the rear bottom. The G6 has LG bottom on the front facing side below the display. The LG G6 measurements are 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm and weigh 163g. Although the G6 is smaller than V30 in dimensions it is slightly heavier than it.
It is also IP68 certified and features STD 810G drop protection as well. Overall both the devices are pretty much similar except the flashlight and LG branding position. The G6 can be grabbed in six luring color options, however, the V30 will be released in four colors only.
The LG V30 is bringing a Full Vision 6.0-inches OLED display. The display aspect ratio is 2:1 pretty similar to LG G6. For those who are unaware the V30 is the LG's first flagship smartphone with an OLED display, so you can expect better color contrast, deep blacks and punchier colors as opposed to other LG smartphones with LCD panel.
The V30's Quad HD+ display screen resolution is 1440 x 2880 pixels and the pixels density is 537ppi.It supports HDR 10 and Dolby Vision. This year LG didn't add secondary display on top but instead brought a floating Bar secondary display on the bottom of V30. The good is it is highly customisable and also it can be swipe off as well.
The LG G6 featuring a 5.7-inches Full Vision display. Its aspect ratio is also 18:9. However, it is an IPS LCD display panel instead of OLED. The screen resolution of G6 is Quad HD+ with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels. The pixel density of G6 display is higher as opposed to the V30 because of smaller size. The G6 also brings Dolby Vision and HDR 10 support.
The LG V30 and G6 both have dual cameras on the rear side. The V30's primary sensor is a 16MP lens with an aperture of f/1.6, this sensor field of view is 70 degrees. The secondary sensor is a wide angle lens with a 13MP module and f/1.9 aperture. The wide-angle lens field of view is 120 degrees. The primary sensor on V30 has optical image stabilization but the secondary sensor doesn't have OIS. Up front the selfie captured on the V30 is the 5MP sensor, it comes with facial recognition feature. It can unlock device even when the display is switched off.
The dual rear cameras on G6 are 13MP sensors. The standard sensor aperture size is f/1.8 whereas the secondary wide-angle lens aperture size is f/2.4 and its field of view is 125 degrees. The primary sensor has optical image stabilization, PDAF, ISO and a manual mode to pre-set your settings before capturing. The G6 front facing camera is the 5MP lens with f/2.2 aperture. The rear cameras on the G6 can record 4K video whereas the front facing sensor can record. Full HD video only.
The LG V-lineup smartphones are known for their audio and video capturing capabilities, same is the case with the V30. The device brings a number of modes to capture top-notch videos. Also, it has Quad DAC to provide amazing audio experience. LG G6 support 32-Bit audio but the Quad DAC variant is released for few markets only.
Being the latest flagship the LG V30 is powered up by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. The Octa-core chipset is accompanied with 4GB RAM and the device built-in native storage is 64GB. It is further expandable using MicroSD card. The V30's top of the line variant has 128GB native storage. The 128GB variant won't be available in all regions but instead, it will be exclusive for few regions. The LG G6 is running on the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 Chipset with 4GB RAM and built-in storage is 32GB. Its internal storage is expandable up to 2TB using MicroSD card.
Most of the flagships announced this year are running on the latest Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, this chipset is not only 30% more powerful than predecessor but also it is power efficient. All flagships with the Snapdragon 835 have enough juice by the end of the day.
|Specs||LG V30||LG G6|
|Display||6.0-inches OLED||5.7-inches LCD|
|Screen resolution||1440 x 2880 pixels||1440 x 2880 pixels|
|Chipset||Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821|
|Rear camera||Dual camera 13+16MP||Dual 13MP|
|USB Type C||Yes||Yes|
|OS||Android Nougat 7.1.2||Android Nougat 7.1.1|
A 3,300mAh battery cell is on board to keep the lights on both the G6 and V30. Both the devices support fast charging but the V30 have the latest Quick Charge 4.0 support. According to the company 5 minutes of charging gives 5 hours of juice. Both the devices have USB Type-C port for connectivity. The V30 and G6 support wireless charging. The battery life on V30 is pretty amazing thanks to the latest chipset, it performs much better than G6.
The V30 is running on the latest Android Nougat 7.1.2 with the company's UX 6.0 layer over it. The G6 was announced with the Android Nougat 7.1. However, the V30 has few extra features as opposed to G6. The G6 was the first no Google smartphone with Google Assistant on board. The V30 has added security features including Facial recognition. Over UI experience on both the device isn't much different.
Both the G6 and the LG V30 are bringing similar design but the G6 has slightly smaller LCD display whereas the display panel on V30 is OLED. The camera setup on V30 is significantly better than the G6. Also, it has the latest Chipset on board. The base variant storage on the V30 is double as opposed to the G6. The good thing is despite being larger overall it is lighter than G6. Also, V30 will cost more than the company's first flagship of the year.
At the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding the V30 and G6 in the comments section. Feel free to share your views below.
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- The LG G6 is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 419. The price/quality is avarage but this is the best device in this price range.