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LG V35 ThinQ vs OnePlus 6: How they differ?

11 June 2018 5

This year LG is almost releasing new flagships on a monthly basis because so far in the year the company announced three flagships. Back at the MWC 2018, the company took the stage to showcase the V30's iterative variant V30S ThinQ with AI support. After a couple of months, the company announced their first true flagship smartphone of the year as G7 ThinQ. Within four weeks after the G7 ThinQ launching, the company silently announced V35 ThinQ. So if you are an LG fan, for sure you have a number of options in the flagships category.

We always compare new flagships with the predecessor and competitors to know in detail how the latest device compares against the competitors and whether the successor variant is indeed worthy to upgrade or not. We already put the V35 ThinQ against its predecessor and LG's latest flagship G7 ThinQ. Today we will find out how V35 ThinQ stacks up against the flagships killer OnePlus 6.

This year once again OnePlus latest flagship is making rounds with its attractive design, solid hardware and dual rear cameras. So if you are in search of the new flagship smartphone, for sure you will consider both the V35 ThinQ and OnePlus 6. Both the devices have a lot of things common and also there are few key aspects which differentiate them from each other. Being the latest premium smartphones both have the Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 SoC with 6GB RAM to be amongst the best performing smartphones of this year. So without any further delay, let's start with the design of both the devices.

75.4 x 151.7 x 7.3 mm
6 inches - 2880x1440 px
75.4 x 155.7 x 7.75 mm
6.28 inches - 2280x1080 px
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Design

In the design department both the devices have a lot of things common as both have glass rear panels with aluminum body, however, the finish and looks are different. From the last couple of years, all OEMs are bringing bezel-less displays, same is the case with these two devices. The fingerprint scanner on both the devices is also on the rear side in the center. The OnePlus 6 comes with a notch at the top of the display whereas the V35 ThinQ comes with the complete bezel.

Both the devices have on-screen navigation buttons. On the rear side, the OnePlus 6 dual rear cameras are placed vertically in center whereas the V35 ThinQ has dual sensors placed horizontally in the center. The V35 ThinQ is an IP68 certified device which means it can resist under 1.5 meters for 30 minutes without any damage. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6 is splash proof. According to the company the device can resist shower and rainwater due to the special coating.

The V35 front and rear glass are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 whereas the OnePlus 6 glass is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Both the devices have the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and USB-C port for connectivity. Overall design aesthetics of both the devices is similar. In terms of looks both the devices looks pretty great.

Display

Despite the fact, both the devices have OLED display panels but there is a number of aspects which differentiates them from each other. The OnePlus display is of 6.28-inches with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels whereas the V35 ThinQ features 6.0-inches display panel with Quad HD+ screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The OnePlus 6 display pixels density is 402 pixels-per-inches whereas the V35 ThinQ display density is 538 pixels-per-inches.

The good thing is OnePlus 6 notch can be replaced with a black bar at the top of the display from settings. So it doesn't matter whether you like a notch or not. Thanks to better pixels density the V35 ThinQ results are sharper and finer than the OnePlus 6. As a daily driver both the devices display panel is pretty good. We have to admit both are displays are pretty great.

Hardware

Under the hood, both the devices are surely amongst the best as both falls in the premium segment of Android smartphones. Both are enough powerful to be amongst the top-rated smartphones for 2018 as well as amongst the powerhouses for next years. The Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC is powering the device. The V35 ThinQ Octa-core SoC is accompanied with 6GB RAM. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6 base variant has 6GB RAM whereas the top-tier variant has 8GB RAM.

In terms of native storage, the V35 ThinQ has 64GB storage, there is a 128GB variant but it will be limited for few regions only. The OnePlus 6GB RAM variant has 64GB storage whereas the top of the line variants has 128GB and 256GB storage. The V35 ThinQ supports memory expansion via MicroSD card, however, the OnePlus 6 lacks support for memory expansion. Both the devices are powerhouses no matter which flagship you opt, you won't disappoint with the performance of any one of the device. If you want a powerhouse for heavy multi-tasking the OnePlus 6 8GB RAM is a better option.

Specs LG V35 ThinQ OnePlus 6
Display 6.0-inches 6.28-inches
screen resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels 1080 x 2280 pixels
Chispet Snapdragon 845 Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB 6,8GB
Storage 64GB 64,128GB
IP-ratings IP68 None
Rear cameras Dual 16MP 16+20MP
Front camera 8MP 16MP
USB Type-C Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack yes yes
OS Android Oreo 8.0 Android Oreo 8.1

Battery

As far as battery cell is a concern both the devices have similar size 3,300mAH battery cell which easily lasts more than one day on single charge. The V35 ThinQ has an advantage of the slightly smaller display but Quad HD+ resolution balance it out. In terms of fast charging, both the devices have the different tech. OnePlus 6 features the company's DashCharge tech which quickly recharges the device in no time. The V35 ThinQ has the Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging.

The V35 ThinQ takes lead in the wireless charging support. Unfortunately, despite having glass rear the OnePlus 6 doesn't support wireless charging. Due to Wireless charging support the V35 ThinQ is a winner in this category.

Camera

On the rear side both the devices have dual cameras setup, however, the configuration is different on both the devices. The V35 ThinQ has dual rear cameras of 16MP, the primary sensor is normal with OIS whereas the secondary sensor is a wide-angle lens. Both the rear cameras of OnePlus 6 are primary sensors, the primary sensor is a 16MP module with OIS whereas the secondary sensor is a 20MP module. On the front-facing side, the V35 ThinQ has an 8MP sensor whereas the OnePlus 6 has a 16MP sensor.

The camera setup on both the flagships is quite superb, however, the V35 ThinQ takes lead in few scenarios. The first thing is V35 THinQ primary sensor aperture is f/1.6 whereas the OnePlus 6 aperture size is f/1.7. The V35 ThinQ camera capabilities are enhanced with the AI support as it can identify objects to optimize camera settings accordingly. The Super Bright mode of V35 ThinQ enhances the lightening conditions in low-light scenarios, it combines pixels to capture a photo with better light conditions.

In this section, the V35 ThinQ is certainly a better option not only on the basis of hardware but also due to software support as well. Although OnePlus is improving their cameras with each passing iteration they are still far away from being the best in class.

Software

If you want to be on the latest version of Android OS, the OnePlus 6 is certainly a better option as it is pre-installed with Android Oreo 8.1 whereas the V35 ThinQ is on slightly older Android Oreo 8.0. Both the devices confirmed to receive Android P later in fall this year. However, the OnePlus 6 has an advantage as it supports Android P developer preview.

LG's track record of rolling security and major OS updates isn't worth appreciable that's why we aren't sure how much time they will require to update V35 ThinQ to Android P. Also the LG's custom UI is not close to Android OS instead it comes with a number of bloatware apps. On the other hand, OnePlus is amongst those few OEMs who are always keen to quickly update their smartphones. That's why there are fair chances the OnePlus 6 will get Android P earlier than the LG V35. The OnePlus is a better option here not only because of quick updates but also being close to the stock Android.

Price

Undoubtedly one of the key difference between these devices will be the price range. The OnePlus 6 base variant can be grabbed at $530, on doubling storage you will have to pay $50 more. On the other hand, the V35 ThinQ is amongst the most expensive flagship from LG as it costs $900. The OnePlus 6 competes almost in all department and offering same experience at fraction of V35's price tag. The OnePlus 6 supports T-Mobile and AT&T network in the US. It isn't being offered from carriers whereas the V35 ThinQ is exclusively available from AT&T and Google Project Fi.

Conclusion:

In the design department, both have their own pros and cons but the V35 ThinQ looks a bit outdated as the company is using the same design for the third iteration of V30. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6 has a relatively new design with stunning glass rear. The display panel on both the devices is OLED, if you want large display you will have to compromise on the resolution. If you opt smaller display without notch you will get better pixels density.

Both the devices have the latest best possible hardware with good RAM and native storage. The battery section is lead by V35 ThinQ due to wireless charging support whereas the OnePlus 6 is a better option in the software section. The camera setup on the V35 ThinQ is certainly better than OnePlus 6. Last but not the least the OnePlus 6 pricing will attract buyers as it is $370 cheaper which makes it a worthy flagship smartphone.

In the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding the V35 ThinQ vs OnePlus 6 in the comments section below. Stay tuned, we will be bringing more comparisons and previews in coming days.

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