Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Note 8 device last month. Now, LG has jumped into the smartphone competition with its latest entrant LG V30. There’s absolutely no doubt that both the devices are impeccable in terms of specs and features. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. LG V30 comparison will help smartphone buyers to better understand how the two newly launched handsets stack up next to each other.

Design and display

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 flaunts a gorgeous edge-to-edge Super AMOLED 6.3-inch Infinity display, with a 2960x1440 pixel resolution, packed in a metal and glass body.

The smartphone has a screen-to-body ratio of 83.2 per cent. The LG V30 features a 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display, with a 2880x1400 pixel resolution, in a premium glass and metal encasing. The handset has a screen-to-body ratio of 82 percent. The Galaxy Note 8 is 8.6mm thick and weighs 195 gram as compared to the V30 which is 7.3mm thick and 158 gram in weight.

Both the handsets run Android 7.1 Nougat of the box and feature Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection as well as IP68-certification for water and dust resistance.

The LG handset also has the Military-grade MIL-STD 810G certification.


The Galaxy Note phablet comes in Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 processor variants and offers 6 GB RAM, while the V30 uses a Snapdragon 835 processor and offers 4 GB RAM. Both the handsets are available in 64GB and 128GB of storage options. Samsung will also offer a 256GB version in select markets.


Talking about the camera, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a dual rear camera setup including two 12-megapixel cameras, one with a f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization and the other with a f/2.4 aperture and optical image stabilization with 2x optical zoom and a 10x digital zoom support.

There’s also an 8-megapixel front camera with a ƒ/1.7 aperture on board.

The LG V30 also offers a dual camera setup on the rear consisting of a 16-megapixel standard angle lens with a f/1.6 aperture and another 13-megapixel 120-degree wide-angle lens with a f/1.9 aperture. The handset’s camera system is touted to be the world’s first to ship with an aperture of f/1.6 that will ensure excellent pictures even in low light conditions.

There’s a 5-megapixel front camera as well.

Availability and price

The $930 Galaxy Note 8 is currently up for pre-orders in the US and other major markets. The handset is expected to hit market shelves starting September 15.

Although the price of the LG V30 still remains unannounced, the handset will be made available for buying in South Korea on September 21, with all other major markets to follow including the US, UK, and the Middle-East.

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