LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are close competitors. Both devices are announced on August, 2017 and released on September, 2017. But there is a huge difference in specs. LG V30 cost $155.34 which is less expensive than Galaxy Note 8 costs $262.95. We have discussed in detail LG V30 vs Note 8.

Physical size:

LG V30: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)

LG V30 measures 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 in) and weighs 158 g (5.57 oz) whereas Samsung Galaxy Note 8 measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in) and its weight is 195 g (6.88 oz). Both devices have glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5) and aluminum frame. Both are dust and water resistant.

End note:

LG V30 is smaller and lighter in weight as compared to Note 8.

Display:

LG V30: 6.0 inches

Samsung Galaxy Note 8:6.3 inches

LG V30 has 6.0 inches display with resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels. It is having display type P-OLED capacitive touchscreen that supports 16M colors. Whereas Samsung Galaxy Note 8 display size is 6.3 inches and 1440 x 2960 pixels. It is having display type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen again supports 16M colors. Both devices have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

End note:

LG V30 has a smaller display as compared to Galaxy Note 8.

Storage:

LG V30: 64GB internal storage with 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage with 4GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 64GB internal storage with 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage with internal storage with 6GB RAM, 256GB internal storage with 6GB RAM

LG V30 has 2 variants, 1st variant has 64GB internal storage with 4GB RAM and 2nd varianthas 128GB internal storage with again 4GB RAM. Whereas Galaxy Note 8 has 3 variants, 1st one has 64GB internal storage with 6GB RAM, 2nd one is having 128GB internal storage with internal storage with 6GB RAM and last one have 256GB large internal storage with again 6GB RAM.

End note:

Galaxy Note 8 has more RAM than LG V30. One variant of Note 8 have very large internal storage of 256 GB.

Camera:

LG V30: Dual rear cameras 16 MP and 13 MP with 5 MP selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Dual rear cameras 12 MP and 12 MP with 8 MP selfie camera

LG V30 has dual rear cameras 16 MP and 13 MP with 5 MP front camera, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also has dual rear cameras 12 MP and 12 MP with 8 MP front camera.

End note:

Both devices have dual back cameras and single selfie camera.

Platform:

LG V30: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8:Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)

LG V30runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) which is upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie), it is having chipset of Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 and Octa-core CPU with Adreno 540 GPU.Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) which is upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie) with same chipset, CPU and GPU as LG V30.

End note:

Both phones have same chipset, CPU and GPU. But LG V30 originally runs on upgraded OS.

Battery:

LG V30: Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 8:Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery

LG V30 and Note 8 have 3300mAh non-removable batteries. LG V30 supports fast charging of 18W whereas Note 8 supports 15W fast charging.

End note:

Battery is same of both phones.

Sensors:

LG V30

·         Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

·         Accelerometer

·         Gyro

·         Proximity

·         Compass

·         Barometer

·         Color spectrum

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

·         Iris scanner

·         Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

·         Accelerometer

·         Gyro

·         Proximity

·         Compass

·         Barometer

·         Heart rate

·         SpO2

 

Conclusion:

LG V30 has a smaller display and lighter in weight; it has comparatively lesser storage and reduced sensors but it has upgraded OS and camera. Whereas Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a larger display, more storage and more sensors. From my point of view Galaxy Note 8 is worth buying.