OnePlus 5T or LG V30: which one do you like better?


So, the OnePlus 5T is here and we bid it welcome to the world of 18:9 flagships. It packs all the cutting-edge hardware you'd expect and still maintains a rather affordable starting price — especially when we consider the competition — at $499.

But one can argue that the 5T is walking a path that has already been beaten by other outstanding handsets this year — the Galaxy S8+, the LG V30 come to mind when looking at its new all-screen front.

LG has had a shaky track record with its phones over the past couple of years. But the V30 seems to be a really, really solid phone, which is garnering back the fans' love. It also happens to cost almost two times as much as your regular OnePlus 5T. Want to know how the two compare? Check out this magical article here:
So, now that you are armed with information... which phone do you like better?

OnePlus 5T vs LG V30: which one do you like?

OnePlus 5T all the way!
19.18%
The OnePlus 5T... but just because of the price
21.02%
LG V30 is the flagship you cannot kill!
59.8%

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5T
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh
V30
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)

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23 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The RAM management on the OnePlus 5T and the smooth performance just leaves the V30 behind. That and the cartoony interface just makes the LG seem dated. I'd gladly give up a few inconveniences for a MUCH better software experience.

4. PhoneRevel

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 21, 2017

While your statement is undeniably true, I can't help but feel like the gap between their performance isn't as colossal as you made it sound. I haven't used either, and I'm judging them both on reviews I've seen online, so I can't say with absolute certainty, but seems to me that V30's features more than make up for the lack of RAM management. Quad DAC, actual OIS, wideangle lens, micro SD memory expansion and better display, not to even mention the fact that everything you do on your OP is watched and recorded by the company that also provides backdoor into your device. Do you really trust a company like that with all your information? Using a phone daily, when do you open and need 30 apps all open at once, so that when you go back to any of them, the delay between opening the app or jumping it straight into it makes any difference? I'm all for speed and optimization but I think this time round LG made a flagship that's extremely hard to beat just with optimization of the software.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

True! I would consider 5T only if I was down to buying a phone I'm looking at one that doesn't empty my pocket. V30 has the entire package and more.

16. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I would rather go with a company that doesn't steal my personal data for their own gain........LG V30 all the way. OnePlus was made for people who were always $200 shy of getting a real flag ship phone.

2. hmd74

Posts: 541; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Stock Android is the best experience and OnePlus has a near-stock UI. it makes it the best out there

3. libra89

Posts: 2313; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The V30 is noticeably smaller but still has a lot of screen. Also those cameras are nice. The 5T is nice in its own right though.

5. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Would prefer the OnePlus 5T for the price, DASH charge, and app performance, but would prefer the LG V30 for the design, software versatility, HiFi DAC, water resistance, wireless charging, camera performance, and probably battery life performance too ( https://youtu.be/7H9pAn4Hl50 ). However, given my experience with LG in the mobile industry (where LG has come to literally stand for Low Grade), reports of LG Display issues, and my experience with OnePlus, I'll be picking up a OnePlus 5T before I touch another LG device in the mobile industry.

6. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

V30 and 5T have terrible cameras so i'll just save $300 and pick up the 5T

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

V30 is the full package, OP5T is missing so many features. V30 FTW!!!

9. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

V30 will not be killed that easy with OP

10. TechGirl90 unregistered

I’ll go with the LG V30! A Versatile Camera, Killer Audio output though the Headphone Jack, I really like LG’s UI and it’s performance, 64/128 Onboard Storage WITH an SD Card slot! Very customizable AOD! Lack of continual updates don’t bother me personally due to my experience behind them. I’ve had a Nexus 4 that crashed several times after an update (and that was when it was still under Google’s support), I currently have an iPhone 7 Plus, prior to the IOS 11 update, the device was snappy, and very responsive, after the update, the YouTube App is laggy, it crashes more than once, and the Performance is not as snappy as before, “question marks” that are suppose to be the letter “I” shows up through my Twitter Feeds, not to mention some Apps that I’ve used are not compatible with the current version of IOS, so you have to wait until Developers update that App to be compatible with IOS 11 (this is the same situation with Android). I’ve come to learn that updates (for me) shouldn’t be a deciding factor when it comes to purchasing a product, because what the update says it will fix, 9 times out of 10 doesn’t correspond into usage and you get more problems than you do solutions.

11. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

The OP5T wins in performance, ram management & value (by miles). It's a tough to beat combo if you ask me...

12. kotan24

Posts: 319; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

A thrillion times better than crappy LG one plus 5T FTW

22. Blueprintsrecords

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 24, 2017

The V30 is not crappy, far from it.

13. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

OnePlus 5T is on steroids this time man, it destroys even the iPhone xnotch, I'll take 5T all day, never mind the camera, it's fast en very light UI.

14. partylikeaninjastar

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

The V30 is the full package and better designed, but that still doesn't justify paying an extra $300 for it. Coming from the V20, I'll miss the wide angle most. What I'll miss the least is the inconsistent and often poor performance that I've always known with LG phones. If I could get the V30 for $500-$600, then it would be a tough decision, even with low expectations of the performance over time. However, at the current cost, it's a no brainer. It's just not worth $300 more.

15. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Waiting for the V40...or V50 not sure.

17. sunnyfpy

Posts: 293; Member since: May 12, 2013

Too xpensive for flagship phone,OP5T better value!&

18. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

LG V30 for sure

19. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Def the LG V30 for sure. I've never had a problem with any LG device I've own and I own all of their flagships from the G2 on. Plus that whole stealing data thing by One Plus leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Have the G6 now as my daily driver and waiting for the unlocked V30 to drop here in the States.

20. Blueprintsrecords

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 24, 2017

The V30 experience cannot be quantified on paper. It's a phone that must be owned to be fully appreciated. I've had mine for a month. Everything I've asked if this phone it has done and done well. No lag, beautiful integration, nice display, perfect size, best audio ever. Face recognition, voice recognition, fingerprint scanner and it all works! After a month I'm still discovering little features I really love. The 5T may be an amazing phone for the money but I don't abandon something this close to perfection for the unknown.

21. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

OnePlus 5T for me. I like LG but the OnePlus 5T is clearly ahead in performance and price. Camera performance is about the same on LG OnePlus.

23. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

Hell you could get a brand new OP5T plus an used OP5 as a spare for the price of a LG V30 that once you decide to sell it later one it'll be pretty much worthless (market value) as OP phones keep good value as time goes by. I mean you can get a brand new LG V20 now for $250!?

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