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LG V30: a worthy Samsung Galaxy Note 8 competitor?

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The LG V30 is the latest flagship smartphone from LG. The device was launched late last year at the IFA conference in Berlin after a lot of teasers and rumours.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30
LG V30

The LG V30 comes with high-end specs and features like the one of a kind OLED display, 4 GB of RAM, huge 3,300 mAh battery and badass dual camera quality. You can check the full specifications of the LG V30 smartphone in this post.

The LG V30 won’t go up for sale until September 21 but till then, we would be putting the device side by side with the Samsung flagship, the Galaxy Note 8. Let’s see if the specs and features of LG V30 can win an actual head-to-head battle.

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But before you go on to the specs table, let me reveal it to you that the LG V30 is a worthy competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 flagship. The smartphone duo have quite a lot in common but going by the official specifications, the Galaxy Note 8 only trumps the LG V30 by having bigger screen, bigger RAM, better front camera and a S-Pen.

The LG V30 on the other hand has better display quality (higher pixel density), better rear camera, faster processor and even a bigger storage variant (with 128 GB ROM).

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Apparently, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may not be the best smartphone released in the month of August after all as the LG V30 stands as a stiff competitor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30

 / Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 8 LG V30

Device type

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Android smartphone

Android smartphone

Release date

August 2017 August 2017
Screen size 6.3 inches

6.0 inches

Screen type

Super AMOLED QHD+ capacitive touchscreen P-OLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Display resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels 1440 x 2880 pixels
Pixel density 521 ppi

537 ppi

Available colours

Midnight Black

Maple Gold

Orchid Grey

Deep Sea Blue

Cloud Silver

Moroccan Blue


162.5 mm 151.7 mm
Width 74.8 mm

75.4 mm


8.6 mm 7.4 mm
Weight 195 grams

158 grams


6 GB 4 GB
Internal storage (ROM) 64 GB

64 GB and 128 GB

Primary/ Rear camera

Dual 12 MP + 12 MP camera Dual 16 MP + 13 MP
Secondary/ Front facing camera Single 8 MP camera

Single 5 MP camera

Processor (CPU)

2.35 GHz Octa core processor 2.45 GHz Octa core processor
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 540

Qualcomm Adreno 540


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
SD card support Yes (up to 256 GB)

Yes (up to 256 GB)

SIM support

Dual SIM Dual SIM
SIM type Nano SIM

Nano SIM

Operating system (OS)

Android v7.1.1 Nougat Android v7.1.2 Nougat
Battery type Lithium Ion (Li – ion)

Lithium Ion (Li – ion)

Battery capacity

3,300 mAh 3,300 mA
Fast/ Quick charge Yes


Wireless charging

Yes Yes
Sensors Fingerprint (front facing)

IRIS sensor

Proximity sensor

Heart rate sensor


Light sensor

Fingerprint (rear mounted)

Proximity Sensor





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