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LG G7 vs LG V30S: What’s The Difference and Which Is Best for You?

May 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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( LG G7 ThinQ is the new Android smartphone with top-notch hardware and software. The announcement of this new phone led fans to compare the LG G7 with LG V30S, which is expected to arrive in the US in the coming days. The LG V30S will cost $930, and surprisingly, the new LG G7 ThinQ is expected to cost more, somewhere around $1000. LG’s pricing strategy for the US market looks insane and unbelievable. Let’s have a look at this LG G7 vs LG V30S comparison to see how they perform against each other and do these smartphones really justify their price tags when smartphones with the same hardware and features are available under the banners of Samsung, Huawei, Apple, and Google.

LG G7 vs LG V30S – What’s inside?

The LG G7 ThinQ runs on Snapdragon 845, the latest and the most powerful Qualcomm processor for smartphones in 2018. With more phones coming in a year than ever before, need for more processing power, RAM and storage capacity is evident. With the LG G7 ThinQ, you get two options to choose from – 6GB of RAM coupled with 128GB storage and 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal memory. The storage on this phone is expandable up to 400GB. The compromise here is that if you are choosing a dual-sim model, you get a hybrid slot for the second sim/microSD card.

Dual camera setup is common in high-end smartphones and the LG G7 ThinQ is no exception. It has two 16MP lenses working as the primary AI camera. There’s an 8MP camera on its front which is a solid upgrade from the 5MP front-facing camera found on the LG V30S.

The G7 ThinQ features some of the best audio hardware. The smartphone supports DTS-X 3D Sound that makes what LG calls a Boombox speaker. The sound is loud and clear with rich bass. Depending on what kind of surface the phone is kept on, the sound feels more powerful and loud.

The only thing fans are criticising in the LG G7 ThinQ is its 3000mAh battery. It is not certainly a deal breaker, but when you have a phone with a zippy processor coupled with enough RAM, the demand for more battery life is irresistible. The LG G7 ThinQ sports a 6.1-inch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display on this phone is HDR10 compliant, which means you can record more realistic videos as the camera captures a broader range of colors.

Overall, the LG G7 ThinQ is a good-looking phone that comes equipped with powerful hardware and runs on Android Oreo. The company also plans to upgrade the Android version to Android P when the new mobile OS launches. Let’s have a look at what you should expect from the LG V30S ThinQ when it arrives.

Like the LG G7, the V30S also features a big display. It has a 6.0-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The difference is not too much here but what matters the most is the LG G7 has an IPS LCD display and the V30S sports a better P-OLED screen. The LG V30S runs on Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage capacity.

The LGV30S has a dual camera setup featuring a combination of 16MP + 13MP lenses. Camera features on both the phones are same but now when the phone is still unavailable in the market, there are chances that the company will add some uniqueness to the LG G7’s camera but it is unlikely to be something groundbreaking or different as both the phones fall in ThinQ range meaning that they heavily rely on the same AI technology. The front-facing camera on the V30S is a 5MP lens that captures decent images.

LG has many phones for the US market but the V30S is the finest smartphone the company has made. Be it hardware, software or design quality, the phone looks perfect. The LG V30S has a bigger 3300mAh battery which is enough for a full day use.

LG G7 vs LG V30S – The Verdict

The biggest factor will be the price which is very complicated here. LG is aiming to sell the V30S at a price of $930. The V30S ThinQ will be available in the US market from Q2, and at the same time, the company is launching the LG G7 ThinQ. It’s hard to understand how the company will convince people to buy phones with processors from 2016 and 2017 at almost the same price.

Both the phones are equally good and you will not feel left behind even if you are choosing the V30S. But if the price difference between these two phones remains short, it’s better to choose the one with the latest hardware and software. You should also make sure checking what competitors are offering in this price range because you can get plenty of good options from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and ZTE.

Staff Writer; Corey Shaw

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