Trends & Guides

Technology

Lifestyle

Family & Kids

Fashion & Beauty

Insights

Products

Coupons

Trends & Guides

Is It Worth Upgrading Your LG G6 for an LG V30?

13 April 2018 | MJ Mendoza

With Samsung and Apple going neck and neck against each other, LG is behind the shadows creating exceptional phones that are both unique and underrated. LG has been mostly known for their mid-range phones such as the LG G6 which is considered a people-pleaser in terms of specs, performance, camera, and most importantly, the price.

Six months after the initial release of the LG G6 comes the LG V30. Marketed as a premium phone in both price and specs, it’s a pretty decent model sporting a powerful octa-core processor, dual-lens camera, and 3300mAh battery.

If you already own the LG G6, is it worth it to upgrade to an LG V30? Let’s compare them side-by-side.

Specs

LG V30

LG G6

Price

RM 4,043. Check LG V30 price

RM 1,599. Check LG G6 price

Release Date

August 2017

February 2017

Dimensions

151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)

Weight

158 g (5.57 oz)

163 g (5.75 oz)

Sim

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Screen Type

P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen Size

6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2

5.7 inches, 84.1 cm2

Screen-to-body ratio

~81.2% screen-to-body ratio

~78.6% screen-to-body ratio

Resolution

1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio

1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio

Pixel Density

~537 ppi density

~564 ppi density

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

OS

Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)

Android 7.0 (Nougat)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821

CPU

Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)

Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)

GPU

Adreno 540

Adreno 530

Internal memory

128 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30+) or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30)

32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM

External memory

microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only

Primary Camera

16 MP (f/1.6, 1 µm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF) + 13 MP (f/1.9, no AF)

13 MP (f/1.8, 1/3", 1.12 µm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF) + 13 MP (f/2.4, no AF)

Secondary Camera

5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5", 1.12 µm)

5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p

Camera Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR

Battery

Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery

Audio

- 32-bit/192kHz audio

- B&O Play certified

- 24-bit/48kHz audio recording

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

-with 3.5mm headphone jack

- 32-bit/192kHz audio

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

-with 3.5mm headphone jack

Connectivity

WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Radio

WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Radio

USB

3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Colors Available

Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet, Raspberry Rose

Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Terra Gold, Marine Blue, Mystic White, Raspberry Rose, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet

Other Features

- Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)

- Wireless charging

- MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265/WMV player

- MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMA player

- Photo/video editor

- Document editor

- WPC&PMA wireless charging (US version only)

- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)

- MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player

- MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player

- Photo/video editor

- Document editor

Wireless Charging

One feature that the LG G6 doesn’t have is wireless charging. Samsung did it first, and it has been one of the most sought-after features on a phone. So, instead of using cables, simply put your phone on its designated wireless charging station and then voila charge wirelessly. It’s a neat and futuristic feature.

Faster Performance

Another merit that you can get from the LG V30 is its faster performance. Powered by an octa-core processor, it definitely trumps over its quad-core cousin. It also has a slightly better GPU and a newer chipset. It’s definitely faster than the LG G6.

Better Screen

First look on the LG V30 and you would notice its wide and bezel-less screen that covers the entire front of the phone. Started by Essential Products and popularized by the iPhone X, the LG V30 follows the trend of almost a borderless screen with ~81.2% screen-to-body ratio. Besides the overall look, the hardware behind it is also impressive with ~537 ppi density, 1440 x 2880 pixels, and 18:9 ratio. Playing games, watching movies, and other visual media would look phenomenal on the LG V30 screen.

Should You Upgrade? No, but…

To be honest, if you already have the LG G6, it’s not worth the upgrade to an LG V30. There’s not much difference other than the wireless charging, better screen, and a little bit faster performance. Chances are, you’ve only had that phone for less than a year so buying another one that came in only 6 months later with almost virtually the same specs is a total waste of cash. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a brand new phone or upgrading from an older or lesser model, then, by all means, upgrade to an LG V30.

Image courtesy of Youtube Timmers EM1

User Comments