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LG V30
The LG V30 was just announced and will be available in stores world wide in a few months tops. Until now the LG V30 was very well received by most smartphone critics out there and is shaping up to be LG's true flagship this year, finally stepping away from the usual LG G series which usually were the flagships.

Don't get me wrong, I believe the LG G6 is a great phone but from what I'm seeing the LG V30 is definitely an improvement and evolution. Many experts are claiming that LG V30 may be a turning point for LG and may rock the smartphone world just like the Note Series did back in 2012 when it first launched.

This is we aren't talking about a very revolutionary phone but we can safely agree that this may well be the best smartphone of 2017 with probably the best camera, tops specs and awesome design.

Pros
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - same as Galaxy Note 8
  • Dual 16 MP camera with laser and phase detection autofocus probably making it the best smartphone camera on the market. LG always had good cameras on its phones! I still manage to get better quality shots with my LG G3 compared with an iPhone 6 plus for example.
  • 81.2 percent screen to body ratio - not as good as the Note 8 but definitely a big ratio making this smartphone mostly screen and very little body. Together with the 6 inches display, I think the LG V30 has the perfect dimensions of a modern smartphone. I mean, you definitely need 6 inches displays nowadays but when packed into an 81.2 percent screen to body ratio I believe the whole thing ends up very comfortable and can actually be used with only one hand.
  • Very well received by critics and smartphone tech article writers and youtube video creators.

Cons
  • Even though we are talking about an all glass phone here some people still consider the LG V30 an ugly phone, especially on the back. And in general, LG has a history of making "ugly phones" at least this is what most iPhone users are thinking about the LG phones. In my opinion, LG phones are different and stylish and I personally love different things and companies that have the courage to create something out of the norm. Either way, the LG V30 is a beautiful phone in my opinion.
  • With all glass and non-removable battery the old school power users of android phones that loved LG for

Supporters

limberg

Underrated

I think that the LG V30 deserves some love. I like Samsung and the Galaxy Note line. I love the sleek design of the Note 8. However, the costly price is what makes this decision to towards LG.

The two phones almost have the same specs, they have the same processing power, they both have huge screens. If there are two very similar devices, then you should go for the cheaper one.

The primary edge that the Note 8 has is its screen to body ratio. It is just beautiful to look at. Maybe that could seal the deal for most people. But in this battle, I think that LG wins.

Posted by limberg on 09-27-2017
Wubwub

Looks better to me

I dislike both as brands and designs of smartphones and while I appreciate that Samsung remains one the few smartphones out nowadays that has its own design and doesn't try to look like an iPhone, I honestly still don't like the design of their phones at all. I prefer this a bit more even though I still don't like the design at all either. It tries to copy the iPhone design a bit and that makes it a bit more appealing to my eyes but that doesn't mean I like it all that much either but just in this case it's the lesser of two evils for me.
Posted by Wubwub on 02-26-2018

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Samsung Note 8

Samsung Note 8
Samsung doesn't want the Note series to die and why would they? The Note was different and it remained different compared with the other flagships on the market. The S Pen is a cool and helpful tool that remained relevant and a true icon of the Note series.

Even though the Note 7 had some serious problems of burning up, I believe Samsung learned their lesson and are really making up for it with the launch of Samsung S8 and Note 8.

The Note 8 may be pricey but this is probably the best you can get in 2017 in terms of smartphone technology. This is a phablet sized phone, yes, but it isn't really on the large part becouse of its amazing screen to body ratio which essentially makes almost 90 percent of this phone all display.

Pros
  • 83.2 percent screen to body ratio - probably the best screen to body ratio I saw in any smartphone, the only phone that can beat this ratio is the Samsung S8 with 83.6%. All this means one thing: a comfortable phone size with a huge 6.3 inches display.
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - Same as LG V30 - It is actually hard to figure out which phone has the better processor, but let just say Note 8 wins this one since it always had the best specifications over every other competitor.
  • The S pen still rules! The best feature of all the Note models has always been the pen. If you need productivity on the go and we also need to multitask the Samsung Note 8 is the phone for you!
  • The Samsung Note 8 has 6GB of RAM compared to just 4GB LG V30 haves so if you are a RAM nut, keep in mind Note 8 is a champion.

Cons
  • 3300 mAh battery a rather small sized battery for a 6.3 inches display. It remains to be seen how much use time we get from using the Note 8 all day.
  • Hugely expensive with a demanding price of over 1000 US dollars the Note 8 will be an expensive phone to purchase. The LG V30 is cheaper and it clearly has way more "specs" especially on the camera part compared with the Note 8.
  • Giving the fact that the last model had some huge problems, I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of customer waiting a few months before making a final decision to buy a Note 8 and with the rise of the LG V30, Samsung may lose the undecided customers.

Supporters

Mehano

Samsung!

Samsung all the way! I can't vote for any other brand because I have been using theirs for years and years. Not just for phones but other electronic devices as well. Samsung is a top brand and that's why Samsung Note 8 is superior to LG V30.

The design is extremely nice looking and pleasing for the eyes. It looks like the perfect size to hold in hand. It has a very powerful camera combined with plenty of RAM so you can run and use any sort of apps. It just beats the LG in every way and that's why it's the clear winner. I'd love to give it a try when I have a chance.

Posted by Mehano on 09-01-2017
Pixie

Samsung

I can't trust any other brand other than Samsung. I don't think that we can compare Samsung and LG as Samsung phones have better features. It is true that the latest Samsung phones released are a bit expensive but they are worth the price. My boyfriend actually uses the Samsung S8 and I totally love his phone.
Posted by Pixie on 09-01-2017
wallet

Samsung Note 8.

I always liked the Samsung phones, it has a lot of benefits and a high clarity when you are making pictures. Not even apple iPhone cannot be good as the Samsung note 8. I am disappointed by the price, is too high for me, and this is the only thing it keeps me away from buying one!
Posted by wallet on 09-01-2017
JaiGuru

Very Well Built

Samsung products do cost more, but you can easily see where the extra money went. Their devices are built very solidly and have a reliability record to prove it. I know there was a recent issue with batteries, and that should not be over looked. It was a huge misstep on Samsung's part. But they seem to have gotten that under control.
Posted by JaiGuru on 09-01-2017
wiseagent

Simple like that.

No matter what product is under discussion, LG (no matter what it does) will never get close to the quality of Samsung and the Samsung Note 8 is just another proof of superiority in every way.

The comparison, in a way, is even unfair.

Posted by wiseagent on 08-31-2017
zheh

Samsung

We all know samsung is far better than LG eversince. I have tried using LG and it is really hard to use. Samsung is user friendly and we all know that the specification is always improving.
Posted by zheh on 08-31-2017
muaaz.93

Can't beat the Samsung screen

Samsung has always produced sets that have the best-looking screens. Even if we compare the LG G6 with Galaxy S7 edge, you can see a huge difference in terms of screen quality. LG is no doubt striving to become the best but as of now, there are so many competitors that anything below excellent doesn't get the hype.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-01-2017
Vatroslav

Samsung FTW

I have always liked Samsung and its phones. If I can afford this one when it comes out, I will definitely buy it!
Posted by Vatroslav on 08-31-2017
Soulwatcher

Another Vote for Samsung!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+ so I wont be buying a Note 8. Having said that Samsung phones are top of the line cell phones and they are worth every penny. I have had zero problems with my Galaxy S8+ and it's super quick and meets my every need and I know the Note 8 would do the same!
Posted by Soulwatcher on 09-09-2017
AlexJPro

Samsung Note 8

I just prefer the brand Samsung because it has proven to be since i was using an S2 that they're phones last so much in the long run and they're really good quality as well. Also, Samsung is the best provider for smartphones.
Posted by AlexJPro on 09-03-2017
ColdFlameChris

Note 8 FTW!

I love all the Samsung flagship phones, especially this Note 8. I love my phone with stylus and I love how vivid and vibrant the screen is. I love the design and the specs of it. It's definitely one powerful phone.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-20-2017

Comments

tophew
i didn't hear about LG V30 and i think that phone is also cool high end touch screen. but i still love note 8 i am a big fan of Samsung smart phones so i go for note 8. the design of Samsung note 8 is very nice they made their physical phone appearance more nice and more comfortable in hand much faster now than before in terms of Ram speed.
Posted by tophew on 09-01-2017
Jonathan Solomon
Which one am I buying? To be honest, neither. I prefer my trusty iPhone with iOS. Though if I had to choose, I'd give the Samsung Note 8 a whirl first. The Note 7 was a complete failure. Very popular phone, but heavy battery defective faults, which makes sense why Samsung discontinued it. This is basically the Note 7 redemption. Because of that, I'd be very interested in trying Note 8 if I was in need of a phone.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 09-01-2017
vinaya
I have used LG phone briefly, however, I have used samsung phones all my life, My first phone was a simple handset, my current phone is samsung. Therefore, I will prefer to buy Samsung Note 8 compared to LG V30. I have used Samsung Note 2, therefore, I cannot wait to own Note 8.
Posted by vinaya on 09-06-2017
babyright
The LG-V30 is a very good improvment from the other models of the LG phone. The screen has been well improved and other features of the phone has undergone great development to make it the best phone to come out this year. I pray it will not be too expensive to buy.
Posted by babyright on 09-16-2017
Corzhens
From what I know, the LG phone is the cheaper version of Samsung in terms of being both of them Korean phones. LG has a good track record of their appliances. In fact, our air conditioner is an LG. However, my phone is a Samsung and the 40-inch tv in our bedroom is also a Samsung, not to mention that the monitor of our desktop is also a Samsung tv. Anyway, I guess any of those phones will give you a good service and if you don’t have the budget, you can then settle for an LG and if you have the money then you can buy Samsung.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-21-2018
lovely
Though I like LG brand products but from the above discussion I will go for Samsung product especially this Samsung Note 8 it sure be a good phone to have,with very great specification, having like 8GB RAM and with such high inches display then it will be a delight to own one. it will be a phone that no one will regret having.
Posted by lovely on 02-26-2018
hermessantos
Galaxy Note 8 is an excellent smartphone. It delivers virtually everything it promises: performance, extra features, camera, screen and battery. Samsung engineers really did a good job and learned their lesson from the failure of last year's model. Note line fans and S-Pen fans will certainly make good use of the new generation of the family, and for this audience buying is more than recommended. It would not be any different, not least because the manufacturer has made progress over a very specific category of cell phone (with large screen and pen), whose reign has been hers for some time. The upgrade over Galaxy Note 5, the last one sold in Brazil, is a smart move.
Posted by hermessantos on 03-02-2018
hermessantos
After the launch of two devices that were heavily criticized by consumers, the G5 and the G6, LG wanted to redeem itself with the V30. Possessing the same specifications and functions as the best smartphones of 2017, Korean phablet has become a major competitor to the Galaxy Note 8.
Posted by hermessantos on 03-18-2018