What'd you spend your money on: Google Pixel 3 or LG V40?
by Preslav Kateliev / Nov 07, 2018, 9:37 AM
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?
Google Pixel 3
Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 12, 2013
V40 has a headphone jack, Pixel 3 does not
posted on Nov 07, 2018, 9:57 AM 17
Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 2013
Pixel has stock OS and will continue getting updates and will have better overall support.
posted on Nov 07, 2018, 11:22 AM 5
Posts: 52; 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.
posted on Nov 07, 2018, 10:16 AM 4
Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015
but you highly risk to get bootlooped
posted on Nov 07, 2018, 10:29 AM 1
Posts: 633; 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.
posted on Nov 07, 2018, 11:20 AM 4
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....
posted on Nov 07, 2018, 11:49 AM 2
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.
posted on Nov 07, 2018, 10:48 AM 5
Posts: 40; 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.
posted on Nov 07, 2018, 11:19 AM 6
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