Both the LG V30 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the two major flagships of 2017 were most recently launched by the respective OEMs. The price and the specifications of both these devices are almost the same as both of them cost close to a $1000 and are powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor and come with a 3300 mAh battery.
This might make the decision of which one of these devices to buy a lot of more difficult. So, here is a quick comparison of some of the most essential features of the LG V30 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to help you in choosing your new Android device.
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LG V30 Vs Galaxy Note 8
|6.3 inches||6 inches|
|Quad HD||Quad HD|
|Glass and Metal||Glass and Metal|
|IP 67||IP 67|
The Samsung Note 8 comes with an edge to edge screen known as the infinity display and the screen is the bigger among the two at 6.3 inches. The display flaunts a beautiful screen with Quad HD resolution and both the front and the back of the Galaxy Note 8 is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Note 8 is also IP67 certified water and dust resistant and it comes with a horizontal dual rear camera setup with fingerprint sensor mounted next to it.
So, if you don’t mind the awkward position of the fingerprint scanner on the Note 8 and are willing to shell out a few extra bucks for the larger display you can go with the Galaxy Note 8.
The LG V30 on the other hand comes with a slightly smaller Quad HD screen with 6 inches and comparatively, it also weighs less than the Note 8 and also costs less. But you won’t be getting an edge to edge display in the LG V30 and it will also be missing the popular S-Pen stylus. But, on the plus side, it is more compact than the Note 8 and has a front mounted fingerprint scanner which is more conventional than the one in the Note 8. The other design features like the water and dust resistance, the dual camera setup and the glass rear panel are similar to that of the Note 8.
If you don’t mind the lack of the edge screen, then LG V30 is the ideal choice.
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|Dual 12 MP Rear Cameras||16 and 13 MP Rear Cameras|
|f/1.7 and f/2.4 apertures||f/1.6 and f/1.9 apertures|
|4K Video at 30FPS||4K Video at 30FPS|
The Note 8 comes with a dual camera setup with two 12-megapixel cameras, one with a f/1.7 wide-angle lens and the other with a f/2.4 telephoto lens. Both the rear cameras support Optical Image Stabilisation, so taking videos on the go will not be an issue. Also, the camera supports shooting 4K video at 30fps, so you can record crystal clear videos with your Note 8.
However, the LG V30 seems to offer a better camera quality at a cheaper price. The LG V30 comes with a 16-Megapixel f/1.6 standard lens and a 13Megapixel f/1.9 wide angle lens. The camera specs of the LG V30 appear to be better than the Note 8 both on paper and in the real world usage. It also supports video recording at 2160p resolution at 30fps similar to the Note 8. So, you get better quality images at a cheaper price with the LG V30.
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|Snapdragon 835 Processor||Snapdragon 835 Processor|
|6GB RAM||4GB RAM|
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, which is currently the fastest processor for Android devices. The device also comes with a 6GB of RAM which means it can handle multi tasking like a breeze and the memory management in this device is also exceptional. Also, with the fastest processor in town, and the best Quad HD display, VR experience in the Note 8 is also expected to be top notch.
Similar to the Note 8, the LG V30 is also powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor but it comes with only 4GB of RAM instead of 6. This is quite disappointing, especially considering that the much cheaper OnePlus 5 comes with the same processor and an 8GB RAM variant. However, the LG V30 software is highly optimized to provide the users with a smooth experience, so 4GB of RAM is more than enough when it comes to real world usage.
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But, if you care about benchmark results than daily usage, you should go for the Note 8.
|3300mAh Battery||3300mAh Battery|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Quick Charging||Quick Charging|
Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30 come with a 3300 mAh battery and both of these devices support USB Type-C quick charging and wireless charging. As you can see the battery specifications of both the latest flagships are very similar and you might also expect them to last for the same amount of time.
However, since the Note 8 has a larger screen than the LG V30 and with the S-Pen usage, the battery life of the Note 8 might be slightly lesser than that of the LG V30. But, this is entirely based on the usage pattern of individual users. If you are someone who uses your phone just to make some calls and send a few emails, then your device might last longer than someone else’s who uses his phone to play games all day long.
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|32 Bit Audio Support||Quad DAC|
|AKG Headphones||MQA Player|
LG seems to have invested a lot of thoughts in the sound quality of the LG V30 and has also achieved to deliver awesome results. It comes with the support to a Quad Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) and a MQA Player which significantly contributes to the exceptional sound quality of the device. LG has also partnered with B&O to further enhance the audio output of both the device and the headphones.
Unlike the LG V30, Samsung has not concentrated on the audio front much. But this doesn’t mean that the audio quality or the sound output on the Note 8 is poor. However, the device does not live up to the expectations especially considering the price range and the premium build. The Note-8 supports 32-bit audio and it also comes with a free pair of AKG headphones, but if you are an audiophile, then look no further than the LG V30.
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So, which one of these devices do you like? Are you planning on buying any one of these? Let us know in the comments section below along with your favourite feature of the LG V30 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 8!