What'd you spend your money on: Google Pixel 3 or LG V40?

What'd you spend your money on: Google Pixel 3 or LG V40?
LG's V40 is the company's latest top-shelf smartphone, which quickly got a $200 discount while still in pre-order stage. Yeah, LG's phones haven't been great at holding their price in recent years, which is great for the customer really. They are not bad devices and can be a good deal after s price drop, they are just maybe not entirely up to par with the high-tier competition.

So, you can now buy the LG V40 with its grand total of 5 cameras for $750 unlocked. That's $50 below the starting price of the “small” Google Pixel 3!

What's the same, what's different... let's see, the LG V40 has a huge 6.4-inch screen, the Pixel 3 sports a more modest 5.5-inch screen. The Pixel's Google Assistant can be called up simply by squeezing the phone, the LG V40 has a dedicated button on the side to do that. The Pixel has front-firing stereo speakers, the V40 still only has one speaker, but it does sound good and can be enhanced with LG's Boombox technology.


The Pixel rocks pure, clean Android, LG's take on the software is entirely re-skinned and redone. Both devices, however, have excellent haptic feedback, which is a rarity in the Android scene and we certainly appreciate it. The V40 has 3 cameras on the back, combining telephoto, wide-angle, and super wide-angle lenses, while Google does it all with just one camera on the back.

So, which one do you figure is more your taste?

LG V40 or Google Pixel 3?

LG V40
57.69%
Google Pixel 3
42.31%

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26 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 880; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Neither. Both have bad value for money ratio.

2. karll1

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

V40 has a headphone jack, Pixel 3 does not

14. Marienx

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Pixel has stock OS and will continue getting updates and will have better overall support.

27. civicsr2cool

Posts: 278; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

"Pixel has stock OS" ..You say that like its a good thing..

3. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

None for sure

4. mr.joosue

Posts: 65; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

For a slightly lower price the V40 gives you a large display with a more modern design + a HQ headphone jack, but you do lose stock Android 9 for LG's version of Android, which is alright I guess, just put Nova Launcher and you're good to go. Also, you also Google's camera in exchange for some decent wide angle cameras. They have the same internals but you get 2 more GB of RAM on the V40. In the end, I'd take the V40 over the Pixel 3, but I'd rather another phone entirely.

5. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

but you highly risk to get bootlooped

8. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Stop living in the past. There hasn't been any mass bootloop issues with LG flagships since 2015. Not even my G4 and V20 bootlooped.

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

"didn't happen with mine, so didn't happen with anybody"

22. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

it happened with his so it must happen with everybody's

12. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 766; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

While it is in the past, there were some 2016 LG models that bootlooped as well. Also, the G4 had the most frequent occurrences, so your argument about how it didn't happen to yours is not a valid one.

21. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

You're lucky, it was definitely a problem with the G4. My brother had at least 3 G4's bootloop on him.

18. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Had many phones in the last twenty years, couldn't even count them, yet I had no issues with LG phones, unlike every other brand. I had the G2-3-4-6-7, V30, no problem that required service. I had more Samsung, HTC, Lenovo, Apple phones that went brick in their first year, so....

20. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Bootloop isn't a problem anymore. Get over it.

6. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Pixel 3 has front-facing stereo speakers as well and no notch.

7. DearSX

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

Just bought a used V30 for $300 and got 2 LG G6 for $500 total last year new at TMobile. If I get a v40 to replace my G6 it will be when prices go down. The Aux input and DAC are what I am after. I came from a Nexus 5X and One+ 3T because they were good phones at good prices. Pixel ticks non of these boxes.

9. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

LG V40!!

11. Alex_12

Posts: 62; Member since: May 30, 2018

Pixel 3 is better in almost every way. Camera with front wide angle, software with instant 3 years of OS and security updates, speakers, security and holding it's price well, which means can be sold with higher price.

17. morgeus09

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

and best display according to Displaymate

13. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

have my nexus 5x, but I may wait another year until I replace it

15. Ali888

Posts: 101; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

I will never ever buy another LG

25. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Your loss.

19. jellmoo

Posts: 2661; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's like being told you have to be punched in the face or kicked in the junk. There really isn't a winning answer...

23. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I would have to go play with both before deciding.

24. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Or better still, the V30+ or V35...

26. Vogue1985 unregistered

GLADLY THE V40. bigger screen, superior audio, better video recording functions, superior design, good camera.

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