Samsung has finally unveiled its much-hyped Galaxy Note 8 at an event in New York. And Samsung did this just eight days before LG was set to roll out its second flagship smartphone of 2017 —the LG V30.
Samsung Versus LG: The Battle is Real
After the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, a lot of related news kept pouring in. Apart from the many that we stumbled upon, a couple of them were related to the new accessories and the price and availability in India. The Galaxy Note 8 is encased within a lovely design with just about an all-screen display, a dual rear camera, plus an all-new S Pen stylus. The LG V30 is will apparently be coming with the same all-screen display and a dual-rear camera setup.
We bring to you a crisp comparison of the two devices, on the basis of the confirmed specs Note 8 and a blend of the definite specs and gossips for LG V30.
The Design and Display: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30
Note 8 is expected to be larger the LG V30, but it will also include S Pen stylus. Note 8 wears a metal and glass sandwich design, measuring 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm. It weighs 195g and comes equipped with IP68 water and dust resistance. Note 8 provides a dual-edge design with slim bezels. Consequently, the rear portion has a dual-camera horizontal along with a flash module in-between.
LG V30 will measure 151.4 x 75.2 x 7.4mm, being shorter and slimmer than the Note 8, but it will be fractionally wider. Even V30 will offer IP68 waterproofing, along with V30 drop protection. The LG V30 will present a metal and glass sandwich design, like the LG G6. It’s also expected to have an almost all-screen front, like the Note 8. Additionally, V30 will have a benefit of MIL-STD-810G drop protection.
Both the devices are expected to have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor too.
As mentioned earlier, both the devices will be well-equipped with a dual set of rear cameras. Interestingly, V30 is rumored to have a wider aperture, and Note 8 will have dual OIS.
Note 8 is the first Samsung device to propose a dual-camera setup. It is equipped with two 12-megapixel sensors on the rear, and 1 telephoto with an f/2.4 aperture lens. The other camera will have a wide-angle Dual Pixel lens with an f/1.7 aperture. This simply means that you can now have 2x optical zoom from that telephoto lens. Most importantly, the front camera will endorse both iris scanning and facial recognition.
LG V30 may also possibly come with dual-rear cameras. Also, V30 is expected is expected to offer the very same camera resolutions as the LG G6, which would be two 13-megapixel snappers. And one of these snappers would be a wide angle one. There will be an f/1.6 aperture lens present on the rear, and this would be bit larger than Note 8’s wide-angle lens. LG has also confirmed that the front camera will provide the users the facial recognition feature.
Interestingly, Note 8 will come with either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895, depending on the region. Both of these will provide 6GB of RAM, coupled with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage, plus a microSD card support for storage extension. Note 8 has a 3300mAh battery capacity, supports 32-bit audio, and fixes AKG headphones in the box.
LG V30 may arrive with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform. It will be supported by at least 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a microSD backing for storage LG V30 is predicted to mark 3300mAh of batteries. LG’s device may largely focus on audio, as its predecessor offered a 32-bit Quad DAC from ESS. LG G6 was the first ever smartphone to have the ESS HyperStream 2 audio technology.
|SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8||LG V30|
|Android OS||Android 7.1.1||Android 7.1|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960||1440 x 2880|
|Chipset||Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Camera (Rear)||12MP Dual||13MP Dual|
|CPU||Octa-core – 4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz||Octa-core – 4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo|
|GPU||Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA||Adreno 540|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Hotspot|
|Speakers||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
Note 8 will run on Android Nougat with Samsung’s TouchWiz software. Several other features include the ability to have two apps running on the screen at once, writing on the screen with the S Pen even when it is off, turning live drawings into GIFs, and translating sentences with just a hover.
LG V30 may also run on the Android Nougat system, but with LG’s UX 6.0+ software. And this will give a little-altered experience compared to Note 8. LG’s latest software will have a FullVision display. It will also deliver upgraded security measures, like permitting users to unlock their device by looking at it, even when the screen is off.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30 become like those best buddies when you compare their ‘sure-shot’ specs and the ‘supposed’ specs (for V30). They are both neck-to-neck in offering attractive, solid designs; full-screen front displays; powerful dual-rear cameras; and prevailing hardware; among other things.
The Note 8 will have a loftier display, along with the advantage of the S Pen stylus. Indeed it is also expected to be the bigger device.
The LG V30, in the meantime, will have a considerably sharper display along with possibly better audio capabilities. And it is also likely to have the benefit of the MIL-STD-810G drop protection.
The pricing of both the products is yet to be confirmed. However, LG V30 is expected to be comparatively cheaper. Some early reports hint that Note 8 will cost £869 (approx. 71,643 INR) in the UK. The pricing of LG V30 is yet to be revealed.