What would you rather get: LG G7 or OnePlus 6?

What would you rather get: LG G7 or OnePlus 6?
We saw a couple of high-tech smartphones be revealed recently — the LG G7 ThinQ and OnePlus 6. Both check all the boxes for a trendy, 2018 flagship — huge screens with notches up top, shiny glass backs, dual cameras —, and both retain "archaic" connectors like the 3.5 mm headphone jack. They are also powered by the latest-and-greatest Snapdragon 845 processor.

They have their differences, though. The LG G7's dual camera features a normal and a wide-angle lens, while OnePlus doesn't use a different lens for the secondary camera, but has that assistive sensor in there to help with night shots and depth detection. The OnePlus 6 packs 6 GB or even 8 GB of RAM, depending on variant, while LG G7 has 4 GB... plenty enough by today's standards, but it looks a bit stingy in comparison.

There's also the major difference in price... the OnePlus 6 starts at $529 for the model with 64 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM. The LG G7 only comes in a 64 GB of storage plus 4 GB of RAM variant (unless you live in an area that'll get the G7+) and, while we don't have official confirmation on pricing yet, an educated guess says it'll be around $700.

Both phones are yet to go on sale — the OnePlus will be ready for your money on the 22nd of May while the G7 will take its time until the 1st of June.

All that said... which one would you throw cash at?


LG G7 vs OnePlus 6

I'll go for the G7!
39.29%
OnePlus 6 gets my vote!
60.71%

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  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh
G7 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h talk time)

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55 Comments

1. FreshPrinceOfH

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

When you read these articles you wonder how companies like LG are even supposed to compete. I can't find any advantages to the LG over the Oneplus. And I'm not a Oneplus fan at all.

6. Joosty

Posts: 480; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Lol, IP68 , better audio package, wireless charging Subjective items; wide angle lens camera, better form factor (dimensions) In common; ugly notches, 3.5mm jack, rear finger scanners

37. sgodsell

Posts: 7428; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

OnePlus is using a forked version of Android called Oxygen OS. The LG G7 is running a non forked version of Android, plus the LG G7 supports project Treble, where as the OnePlus does not.

48. RaizenEx

Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2018

Actually LG is running a custom version of android too, it just doesn't have a name like Oxygen or Touchwiz. Before 2012, when LG was still making google nexus phones, they also used stock android for their own phones but since the LG G2, they have been using a customized fork of stock android.

56. JohnSnow

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 30, 2018

every devices came out with oreo and newer has official Treble support ...

44. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If Oneplus included an IPX Rating and wireless charging, they would be tops.

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

G7 has QHD WRGB, OP6 has FHD pentile G7 records 4K HDR, OP has 4K 60 G7 has IP68, OP6 does not G7 has HDR screen, OP6 does not G7 has better DAC G7 has EIS for 2nd camera, OP6 does not G7 has useful 2nd cam, OP6 has useless one G7 has Qi charge, OP6 does not G7 can hide notch, I dont know if OP6 can. G7 has micro sd slot Of course OP6 has its advantages like better updates, faster UI, battery lasts longer. Choice depends on what you look for. I 'd rather pay more $300 to have all I need than buying OP6, because it does not have what I want.

16. andrewc31394

Posts: 297; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You forgot to mention software. LG's update schedule is garbage while Oneplus is already in beta testing for Android P. I love my V20 but the lack of software support means I'll not buy another phone from LG again

22. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

But overall G7 has many very important features over OP6 thus to me the extra $170 I have to pay for that is completely justified. OP6 is a great device if it's at least below $500, but they keep on raising the base price regardless of continuous criticism of their loyal fan base. One plus fans don't need One plus phones to be "premium", but they need that value-for-money factor to be seen very clearly and seriously. Other wise there is no real meaning for all this One plus drama anymore. One plus is making a huge mistake by going after the Google's strategy, making their products "premium" but with less features than the competition.

38. sgodsell

Posts: 7428; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

OnePlus is using a garbage modified forked version of Android, that doesn't support project Treble. The LG G7 supports project Treble. OnePlus is garbage.

45. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Better updates were mentioned...

52. RaizenEx

Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2018

Can't really argue how useful or useless the second camera is without directly comparing the picture quality taken with both phones. The OP6 can also hide the notch.

12. blkkobra

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

G7 will, more than likely, be available with carrier subsidy/installment plans. It will also support carrier specific features that the OnePlus may not and it offers SD Card support as well as(if they're smart) a two year warranty similar to the V30 and G6. Given that and the Quad DAC, the LG seems like it would be fairly competitive. The price and 4GB of RAM is the only thing that, I believe would seriously cripple this phone at the end of the day.

53. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Availability. LG G7 Will be available in my country in coming weeks, I have to import Oneplus 6 just have it.

2. basher

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

3. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Why would anyone in their right mind want an LG phone, let alone the G7?

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I was under the impression that LG made good phones. Also if the choice were between just these two devices, the quality of the previous device might come into play and I recall the last One Plus phone having issues with its display which would be a deal breaker for me... though this year's phone does appear to have amazing specs and I can't argue with the price.

41. wesley.

Posts: 216; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You recall wrong. It was the Oneplus 5 with only a very mild jelly effect, when they turned the screen upside down.

15. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Because of the efficiently-implemented always on display, and the reliable double tap to wake and sleep (OP6 also has the double tap stuff now).

36. yalokiy

Posts: 1047; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Even OP1 had double tap to wake.

42. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Excellent build quality, reliability, better DAC and FM radio.

4. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Had a LG g3 only used it for 4 days didnt like it at all.

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

None, both are ugly.

7. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

none, both are boring and cheaper copy iphone x

11. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

The ONLY thing that resembles an Iphone is the notch on the screen. Half the price and hey they even give you a legit fast charger. Imagine that...

13. torr310

Posts: 1669; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

LOL, I think the only Android phone can have the notch is the Essential! It is the original!

14. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

How many of these notches resemble the one on Essential?

21. yalokiy

Posts: 1047; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

All. A notch is a notch however you put it. Calling every phone with a notch an iPhone X copy is dumb.

27. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Get your eyes checked and your brain.

34. yalokiy

Posts: 1047; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

If you don't see the difference between iPhone X notch and OnePlus 6, then keep the suggestion to yourself.

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