It is difficult to choose between phones, especially when they are produced by the same manufacturer. By focusing on the new LG G7 ThinQ and LG V30 (2017), we are going to review their strengths to help you get a clear idea of where to send your money if you are ready to upgrade.
Since the decisive factors are based on characteristics, design, and functions, we will certainly analyze them so that you can make a weighted decision in terms of cost.
LG G7 VS LG V30: DESIGN
The new G7 ThinQ and V30 are born with a single mold, as they are both glass smartphones with a rugged aluminum frame. From a distance, they may look very similar, but near you will find some differences.
Let’s start with the front panel, the G7 ThinQ features a 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, which is an improvement over the V30 18: 9 screen thanks to the extra cut-out. In the above recess, the front camera and all usual sensors are hidden, but otherwise, both smartphones closely imitate each other.
The location of the buttons varies greatly between these smartphones. While the V30 offers a conventional fingerprint scanner that also acts as a power button, and on the new G7 ThinQ, the power button shifts to the right.
Opposite the power button, there is a volume button and a new Google Assistant button below. As for the latter, you will not find a similar button on the V30, although your experience can change with the inclusion of a special button voice assistant.
LG G7 ThinQ now uses a camera with two lenses on the rear panel, like the V30, but now the camera is formed vertically, right in the center of the phone.
Finally, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack that supports all users of wired headphones.
LG G7 VS LG V30: DISPLAY
LG was impressed with the 6-inch OLED display on the V30, which made it the first Google Daydream smartphone. But it was useful for not only watching VR, movies, television series and images look stunning on a bright screen.
Now LG switched to the LCD panel with the G7 ThinQ. And while he does not offer VR functions, he’s still very bright and capable, enough to earn the HDR label. Despite the cut-out, the G7 has a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels. This is a significant increase in the screen area in comparison with 2880 x 1440 pixels V30.
In addition to increasing the resolution, LG has done more to rethink the capabilities of its G7 ThinQ LCD. Its 6.1-inch panel can squeeze 1000 nits of brightness – the highest figure from the manufacturer – for best performance under sunlight. During our first practice with the phone, it mattered, but we should note that Samsung screens offer high brightness much earlier.
LG G7 VS LG V30: PERFORMANCE AND OS
LG V30 slowly gets Android Oreo, but the update cycle is almost complete, so the update is available on most phones. On the other hand, the G7 ThinQ comes with Android Oreo out of the box, we also cross fingers in the hope of a quick update to Android P, which is expected later in 2018.
In terms of performance, the G7 ThinQ is superior to the V30 because it works with the new Snapdragon 845 chipset, which promises to improve performance and efficiency against last year’s Snapdragon 835. Make no mistake, the 835 is still a very capable chipset for most, if not all, smartphones or games, but this is an outdated model against the background of the latest chipset from Qualcomm.
As for RAM, the story may vary depending on the offer of stores in your city. In some regions, the G7 ThinQ may appear in a bundle of 6 GB of RAM, in others only 4 GB. Thus, the offer varies from ultramodern to just average, given that we have seen on most flagships in 2017. And here we come to the difference between 8 GB of RAM and 4 GB, which may not have too much impact on performance, but will affect the value. Novelty offers not so much for their money, like last year’s V30.
LG G7 VS LG V30: CAMERA AND BATTERY
The cameras built into the G7 ThinQ seem more capable than those found on the V30. Equipped with two lenses on a 16-megapixel rear panel, it should easily replay last year’s smartphone with a 16-megapixel and 13-megapixel camera. We will carefully check the G7 cameras in full view, so go there for more results.
The new G7 ThinQ from LG continues the legacy of wide-angle optics, but the angle of view of the lens is reduced in comparison with previous smartphones. In comparison with the 135-degree field of view LG V20 and 120 degrees V30, the G7 ThinQ leaves only 107 degrees, which indicates that LG is working to reduce the effect of the fisheye.
Moving attention to the battery, LG chose a smaller battery capacity, namely 3000 mAh, against a backdrop of respectable 3300 mAh V30. Given that the new LG phone is 0.6mm thicker than the V30, the question remains open as to why LG could not use this space to increase the battery.
Finally, both smartphones support wireless charging thanks to the glass rear panels.
LG G7 VS LG V30: VERDICT
The difference is not as decisive as you might hope. The latest LG phones raise the bar in terms of capabilities and build quality, so you can count on the fact that smartphones will not quickly depreciate.
In comparison with V30, G7 ThinQ is almost guaranteed to get more updates and new functions as time goes by. In addition, the camera’s performance and mobile gaming experience should step beyond what the V30 offered.
On the other hand, no one will be surprised at the purchase of the V30. First of all, you will pay less and, depend on your preferences, the OLED display can be the best choice.