The Samsung Galaxy S8, released on April 21st, was met with large critical acclaim due to its spectacular display, camera, and design. The device is considered to be among the best devices released in 2017.

LG’s LG G6, was undercut by the Galaxy S8, due to it being superior in almost every factor. But, now LG is back with their often underrated “V” series. The new LG V30 has improved upon all its flaws in their previous imitation to create what could be the best device of 2017.

Internally, both devices are identical with Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of ram, both devices perform equally good with little to no difference in speed or performance.

The Design and Body

The S8’s design language is fairly similar, it follows the footpath of its previous iteration of devices with the edge display. Samsung's, physical, signature home button was scrapped for an onscreen "hard touch" button, the screen size also have been increased to 5.8 inches with a unique Aspect Ratio of 18:9.

Meanwhile, the LG V30 takes inspiration from its younger brother, the LG G6. The V30 has a similar unibody metal and glass design, but with a rather industrialized look.

Both devices have dust proofing and can remain functional under 1 meter for water for about 30 minutes.

The Display

The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8 inch 1440 x 2960 resolution SAMOLED curved display. The phone uses an unconventional 18:9 aspect ratio, with about a 83.6% screen-to-body ratio.

The LG V30 has a 6 inch 1440 x 2880 resolution P-OLED display, with a slight curvature. Just like the S8, the V30 also has the 18:9 aspect ratio with about an 81.2% screen-to-body ratio.

Samsung has been producing some of the best mobile displays on market for a few years now, so it's no surprise that the Galaxy S8 will have a slightly better display.

The Camera's

The Galaxy S8 has 12 MP primary camera with f1.7 aperture. The camera is only a slight upgrade with compared to the S7. The camera has OIS for shooting better and smoother photos and videos. The front camera is an 8MP camera, which can shoot up to 1440p@30fps for videos.

On the other hand the LG V30 carriers a dual camera set up.

A primary 16 MP camera with an f1.6 aperture with a secondary 13 MP wide angle lens with an aperture of f1.9. The fish-eye effect from LG's previous flagships has been reduced drastically for the wide-angle camera.

The "V" in V30 stands for video, and just like the v30, and it offers much more manual customizations for videos and photos than the S8. The V30 can shoot video in uncompressed "log" format and offers a variety of filters and preset manual settings for video and photography.The front camera of the V30 is only 5mp with an aperture of f2,2. The quality is also considered average by critics.

Battery, Pricing, and Availability

The S8 has a non-removable 3000 mAh battery, while the LG V30 has a larger non-removable 3300 mAh battery.

Both devices can hit up to 5 hrs of on screen time, which is to get it through a full day of usage. Both phones also support qualcom fast charging and wireless charging.

The S8 was released on April 21st and had a launch price of $750, but can now be found for around $550 on Amazon or eBay. Meanwhile, the LG V30 will be available on market starting from September 15 for a price of $750. Both devices come in 64 and 128 gb options, and with a variety of colors as well.