LG has just unveiled its all new flagship smartphone – the V30 – which is being hailed as the best phone that the company has ever made.
Getting rid of many of the gimmicks that past LG smartphones have had, the V30 is a refined version of the G6.
It retains the FullVision Display with the 18:9 aspect ratio, IP68 rating and LG’s signature rear-facing dual camera setup. The V30 brings refinement and manual controls to both video recording as well as photography, and to sound recording as well.
LG’s V30 has everything it needs in order to compete with the best flagship devices currently on the market, but how does it compare to the best Android handsets in South Africa?
LG V30 spec comparison
|LG V30||Samsung Galaxy Note 8||Samsung Galaxy S8||Nokia 8|
|Display size & resolution||6-inch
2560 x 1440 pixels
|Pixel density||538 ppi||522 ppi||570 ppi||554 ppi|
|Size||152 x 75 x 7.3 mm||163 x 75 x 8.6 mm||149 x 68 x 8 mm||151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm|
|Mobile software||Android 7.1.2 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android Nougat 7.1.1|
|Rear-Facing camera||16MP (standard), 13MP (wide)||Dual 12MP||12MP||13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono)|
|Processor||Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz) or octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz + 1.7GHz)
|Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz) or octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz + 1.7GHz)
|Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB (region dependent)||64GB||64GB||64GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 2TB||Up to 2TB||Up to 2TB||Up to 256GB|
|Fingerprint sensor||Back cover||Back cover||Back cover||Front of device (below display)|
|Special features||Water resistant (IP68), wireless charging, Gigabit LTE-ready, wide-angle camera, Floating Bar tab||S Pen stylus, water resistant (IP68), wireless charging; Gigabit LTE-ready||Water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; Gigabit LTE-ready||Splashproof IP54; Pure Android; OZO Audio|