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|
|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)|
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...