Samsung is back with a bang with their Galaxy Note 8, so is the veteran smartphone company LG, with their latest flagship device, the LG V30. While Samsung has been dominating the Android smartphone industry for quite some time now, competition has finally started to emerge with brands such as Huawei, Google (pixel), Xiaomi and now LG, producing top-notch devices, equipped with latest features.
Here’s a detailed comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30. Let’s check out which phone is the ultimate best.
Design and Built
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a pretty huge and bulky device. It’s 8.6 mm thick and weighs 195 g, which is way beyond the average standards these days. Along with the front, the back is also covered in Gorilla Glass 5, which means it is glass all over the phone, making it a bit less durable. The Note 8 is IP68 Certified, making it water and dust resistant.
On the other hand, the LG V30 offers a more handy design. It’s also slimmer and lighter with just 7.4 mm of thickness and 158 g of weight. This device is also IP68 certified, making it water and dust resistant.
The Galaxy Note 8 sports a 6.3” super AMOLED display with an impressive pixel density of 521 ppi. The display is a Full HD Infinity display, covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It also comes with the always-on display feature enable by default.
The LG V30 comes with a 6.0” Full HD P-OLED display, with a pixel density of 537 ppi. It also comes with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, providing maximum protection and always-on display feature.
The primary Camera found on the Galaxy Note 8 is a dual 12 MP shooter with an aperture of f/1.7. Additional features include Dual-Led Flash, OIS, Autofocus and 2X optical Zoom. The front camera is an 8 MP shooter with an aperture of f/1.7, autofocus and 1.22 µm pixel size.
On the other hand, the LG V30 sports a dual 16 MP + 13 MP shooter with aperture f/1.6 and f/1.9. Additional features include OIS, 3-axis, LED flash, Laser Autofocus and Phase Detection Autofocus. The secondary camera is a 5 MP shooter with pixel size 1.12 µm and f/2.2 aperture.
Both the devices offer extremely impressive dual-lens and highly equipped cameras however, the Dual lens set up on both the devices works differently. The Dual camera setup on the Galaxy Note 8 is supposed to be a telephoto lens, providing 2X Zoom and background blur however, the Dual Lens setup on the LG V30 is aimed at providing wide-angle photography experience.
Hardware, Software and Memory
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with Exynos 8895 Octa-Core Processor and Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box, and is expected to receive Android Oreo 8.0 update very soon. It sports an over-whelming 6 GB of RAM to ensure flawless multitasking and 64/128/256 GB of internal storage.
Coming towards the LG V30, it runs on the Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core Processor with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of Internal Storage. The LG V30 comes with the Android 7.1.2 and is expected to receive Android Oreo updates later this year.
Both the devices sport 3300 mAh Non-removable batteries, which is low considering latest flagship standards however, the battery timings depend on the levels of optimization.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Iris Scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate sensor, wireless charging, quick charge and USB 3.1.
The flagship from LG V30 includes rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum, USB 3.1, Fast Charge and Wireless Charging.
Both the phones are top-notch devices with outstanding hardware, software and Cameras. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a slight edge in terms of Display, hardware, memory and features, the LG V30 takes the lead in terms of Camera, Built/Design and UI.
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