The wait has ended for the long rumored LG V30 as the device has been unveiled at the IFA 2017 event which is going on in Berlin, Germany. The device has been leaking for quite a time now and this flagship device from LG does not come with any secondary display as it was rumored earlier. Moreover, the LG V30+ is also unveiled along with this device. The LG V30 comes with an Aluminum frame giving it an elegant look and it features a curved glass on both rear and front side. Both the devices will be available in South Korea starting from 21st of September and will be followed by other markets later.
Not long ago we have seen another South Korean company also unveiling it’s Galaxy Note 8 which is the successor of the Galaxy Note 7. Even after the faulty battery problem that everyone has faced with the Note 7 last year, there has been quite an impressive response in the market and would seem to fade away the bad experience. Now with the announcement of the LG V30 it will be really exciting to compare these two flagship devices and how both the South Korean companies will face each other in the market.
As said earlier the LG V30 will come with an Aluminum frame around and will be featuring a curved glass both on front and rear. It also comes with rounded edges giving better grip on the device and bezels are also thin compared to its predecessors. Moreover, LG has provided a thermal pad and heating pipe which will keep the smartphone cooler even after high usage. The new device will come include Silver, Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet color options. There are on-screen capacitive buttons on the front for minimising the bezel size.
The Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung will feature an aluminum frame around similar to the LG V30 and it will have a glass sandwich design. On the front the Physical home button has been removed to save the space and the fingerprint sensor can be found on the rear. It will feature dual-edge design and also a dedicated Bixby button on the left. The Note 8 will be available in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Maple Gold and Deep Sea Blue color variants.
The LG V30 measures 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.6mm and weighs 158g while the Galaxy Note 8 measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm and weighs 195g. Both the devices are IP68 water and dust proof certified while the LG V30 hold an edge with extra drop protection which will save the device from minor falls. The Note will come with the traditional stylus design but LG comes with a traditional design.
The LG V30 will come with a 6-inch FullVision display, offering an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a Quad HD (2880 x 1440 pixels) resolution giving a pixel density of 537ppi. There is no curved display like we have seen on the Note 8 but has used an OLED panel instead of the LED panel used in the past. The handset also supports HDR10 for streaming HDR content from Netflix and Amazon Prime. Also, the screen to body ratio is 82 percent which is high compared to other LG smartphones.
The Galaxy Note 8 comes with a bigger 6.3-inch touch screen with QHD+ Infinity display as we have seen with the LG V30 and similar to what we have seen with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. With a resolution of 2960 x 1440, the device gives a pixel density of 522ppi and also supports HDR premium playback similar to the LG V30. There is also an always on display and uses an OLED panel.
The V30 will feature 16MP main sensor with f/1.6 aperture and 13MP secondary rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and 120-degree wide-angle lens. The main camera also includes Hybrid Auto Focus that combines Laser Detection Auto Focus as well as. Phase Detection Auto Focus along with OIS and EIS. On the front, there is a 5MP selfie camera with a 90-degree viewing angle.
The device from Samsung also features the dual camera setup and comes with a 12MP wide angle main camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. Both the cameras come with OIS support and few other features. On the front side, there is an 8MP AF camera with f/1.7 aperture size and will also feature iris scanner and facial recognition.
Software and Hardware Comparison:
Both the devices come out of the box with the latest Android 7.1 Nougat Operating system and the LG V30 has a 64-bit Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor under the hood, with a clocking speed of 2.35GHz which is built on the 10nm FinFET process. There is 4GB of RAM memory and 64GB of internal storage that can be extended further with microSD card slot. Moreover, the LG V30 features a 32-bit advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by ESS Technology’s SABRE ES9218P chip and also comes with new customisable options like digital filters and sound presets. the distortion level is also trimmed down to 0.0002 percentage.
The Galaxy Note 8 will be powered either by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC in the U.S and Korean market while the rest of the world will be backed up by an Exynos 8895 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. There are 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options which can be extended further with a microSD card slot. The device also comes with the stylus that can be used for multiple reasons for using the device to take notes and various offers various S-Pen features.
Both the handsets will come powered with a 3300mAh battery on the rear and both them will be support wireless changing also. It is not clear if the LG V30 will feature fast charging technology but the Galaxy Note 8 support fast charging also. What do you think about these devices? Are you planning to get any one of them? Do let us know. Comment in the section below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more new and updates.