OnePlus 5T or LG V30: which one do you like better?
by Preslav Kateliev / Nov 21, 2017, 8:58 AM
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!
The OnePlus 5T... but just because of the price
LG V30 is the flagship you cannot kill!
- 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
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2017, 9:05 AM 4
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2017, 9:26 AM 12
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2017, 9:29 AM 2
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.
posted on Nov 21, 2017, 10:15 AM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2017, 12:43 PM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2017, 4:01 PM 1
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2017, 7:40 PM 1
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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!?
posted on Nov 22, 2017, 10:31 AM 0
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