FIGHT: LG vs Samsung (take 2)

    Picking up from a comparison we did previously (when  the LG G6 and Samsung S8 / S8+ were launched; it has now been updated to include the new LG V30... the results are quite interesting :)

Comparing phones is always a somewhat emotive opinion on the part of the person doing the comparison, so I have tried to keep this one based upon facts rather than feelings. Some may argue with some of the decissions and some may need explaination. For example, the S8 wins the screen category purely because it has the highest ppi (pixels per inch) rating - screen size has been ignored; and the V30 wins the size and weight categories because it's combination of size vs. weight is more impresive than the other three.

The winning phone in each category is shown in dark green and gains 2 points. Where no obvious winner exists, or where the size of the V30 / S8+ is a contributing factor, "highly commended" scores are in light green and gain 1 point)

Feature LG G6 LG V30 Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+
Construction Candybar, aluminium & glass Candybar, aluminium & glass Candybar, aluminium & glass Candybar, aluminium & glass
Size 148.9mm x 71.9mm x 7.9mm 151.7mm x 75.4mm x 7.3mm 148.9mm x 68.1mm x 8.0mm 159.5mm x 73.4mm x 8.1mm
Weight 163g 158g 155g 173g
Screen 5.7" 2880x1440 564ppi 6.0" 2800x1440 537ppi 5.8" 2960x1440 570ppi 6.2" 2960x1440 529ppi
Battery 3300 mAh 3300 mAh 3000 mAh 3500 mAh
Processor Snapdraggon 821 Snapdraggon 835 Exynos OctaCore Exynos OctaCore
Storage 32GB + MicroSD 64GB / 128GB + MicroSD 64GB + MicroSD 64GB + MicroSD
Camera (rear) Dual 13Mpix f/2.4 (125deg) & f/1.8 (71deg), IOS, HDR10, Assisted Zoom Main: 16Mpix f/1.6 (71deg)& 13Mpix f/1.9 (120deg), IOS, HDR10, Assisted Zoom 12Mpix f/1.7 "dual pixel" IOS 12Mpix f/1.7 "dual pixel" IOS
Camera (front) 5Mpix f/2.2 (90deg) IOS 5Mpix f/2.2 (90deg) IOS 8Mpix f/1.7 IOS 8Mpix f/1.7 IOS
Connectivity 3G, 4G, LTE, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 4.1, USB 3.1 3G, 4G, LTE, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 5.0, USB 3.1 3G, 4G, LTE, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 5.0, USB 3.1 3G, 4G, LTE, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 5.0, USB 3.1
Android version Android 7.0 Android 7.1.2 Android 7.0 Android 7.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, rear (middle) Yes, rear (middle) Yes, rear (left) Yes, rear (left)
Protection Waterproof (IP68), Shockproof Waterproof (IP68), Shockproof Waterproof (IP68) Waterproof (IP68)
Charging QuickCharge 3.0 QuickCharge 3.0, Wireless Charging QuickCharge 3.0, Wireless Charging QuickCharge 3.0, Wireless Charging
Price £ 649 £ £ 689 £ 779
Availability 27th April 2017 September 2017 20th April 2017(pre-order delivery) 20th April 2017 (pre-order delivery)
Total points 7 22 12 11

There we have it; after the disappointment that was the G6 (compared to the S8 / S8+), the V30 has won all those points back and set itself up to beat Samsung's biggest sellers of the year.

...we'll do a comparison with the Galaxy Note 8 soon...

Edited by Stuclark

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