We all know for a fact that the two South Korean giants would always be fighting for a crown in the smartphone industry, and this is around the time when two handsets makers from South Korea have their latest handsets in the market.
LG today unveiled their latest handset in the V Series, the V20, which is the second instalment in the series. Earlier this year the brand has launched the G5, which is the semi-modular smartphone from the company. It was being touted as quite a unique phone. While it was well received among experts, it didn’t prove to be a successful sale for the brand. Which is why the brand has so much riding on their
On the other hand, the Samsung’s latest devices said to be on fire quite literally. As there were, reports came about as much as 35 handsets around the world being damaged due to a battery explosion. While the FAA decides to whether put Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on the no-fly list on U.S. Airlines, we talk about the specs comparison of these two handsets, LG V20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
LG V20 is a supposed full metal body device and sports good design aesthetics as well as looks, while same can be said for the Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 7 handset. These both handsets pretty much sport a stylish design, but we feel that Samsung might be a winner here as the Note 7 might be a sturdier handset than V20. The main design difference that you can notice is the presence of secondary display on V20, while it is absent on Note 7. The second significant difference in design is the Stylus, which is absent from V20 and is present in Note 7.
Both of the handsets have a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, but there is a major difference in terms of display technology. While Samsung uses Super AMOLED panels, LG, on the other hand, touts the IPS Quantum Display. The pixel density of both the handsets is pretty much the same at 515 PPI (Pixel Per Inch). Though, do make a note that Samsung doesn’t have a secondary screen, which is present on the V20 and it’s one of the USP of the device. The secondary screen on the V20 has a pixel resolution of 160 x 1040.
Interestingly, these two flagship models from Samsung and LG have same processor and RAM powering their respective devices, i.e. Note 7 and V20. Powering these devices is the Snapdragon 820 processor, which is a Quad-core chipset clocking at 2.15GHz. While there is a 4GB of RAM accompanying the processor on both brands handset. On top of that, the standard storage these two handsets are set as 64GB. While we aren’t at liberty to talk about the performance since V20 is yet to be launch in India and we haven’t got our hands-on with the device. Though, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 did seem to be quite good in performance. Samsung handset has a fingerprint sensor on the home button, which is located on the front, while the home button of LG V20 is on the rear, which also houses the fingerprint sensor.
Usually, Samsung is ahead in the game of software experience, but this time, it seems LG would take the lead as the company has launched their V20 with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Which makes it the first in the industry to come with latest Android flavour. Samsung, on the other hand, has put TouchWiz UI based on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the last year’s Android flavour.
The camera setup on both the handsets is pretty impressive. As they come with interesting technologies and high aperture number. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a 12MP Dual Pixel sensor that coordinates with a f/1.7 aperture. It has the best aperture number when it comes to the smartphone camera, as touted by the company. On the LG handset, the V20 uses a dual camera setup on the rear, where one is of 16MP and another one is of 8MP. The first module has a f/1.8 aperture and the second module have a 2.4 aperture. The 8MP module specialises in the wide angle shots as it has a 135-degree field of view.
Both of these handsets from Samsung and LG are quite a powerful handsets and have their own unique set of specs to attract consumers. If you are someone who needs a secondary screen on their handset, LG can be the right handset, while if you’re someone who likes stylus on their handset, then Samsung Note 7 seems to be the fit choice. If you’d like a full-fledged, detailed comparison of each and every hardware specs, then head over to the below link.