OnePlus 6T or LG V40: which one do you like better?

OnePlus 6T or LG V40: which one do you like better?
So, the OnePlus 6T is here and it definitely did not disappoint. It packs all the cutting-edge hardware you'd expect and is the first mass-produced smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint scanner to be sold in the West.

But hey, OnePlus has a lot of final bosses to defeat before it reaches the top. One of them is LG who, much like OnePlus, also launches two flagship devices per year. The G series in the first half and the V series tablet in the latter part.

LG still struggles with its phones gaining popularity, but they are often called underrated and underappreciated by smartphone fans who manage to spend some time with an LG handset.

Due to slow sales, LG's phones often drop in price fast. OnePlus' handsets, on the other hand, actually launch with an affordable price to begin with. Ultimately, the two meet a few months after both phones have launched.

So, for this poll, we wondered — would you buy a OnePlus 6T, or would you rather wait for the LG V40 to drop further in price (hint: you can get it for $700 right now).

LG V40 or OnePlus 6T?

LG V40!
39.57%
OnePlus 6T!
60.43%

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V40 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)
6T
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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44 Comments

1. morgeus09

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

C'mon guys, v40 is better

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

But it costs more, officially.

2. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

V40 is way more beautiful, Oneplus always has ugly designs, also UI is ugly on Oneplus

6. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

U actually think LG UI is good looking ? facepalm .... ok different strokes for different people I guess.... to me ,it's a reason to avoid using a LG phone.

18. Taphius

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

LG's theme engine is pretty nice. Pixel Dark theme works well on it.

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1486; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The UI looks like 5 year old Samsung cartoon UI. The OnePlus 6T UI is pretty much how Google intends Android to look.

3. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

V40: - Much more versatile camera. I seriously can't stand companies adding 2nd sensor just for depth. It just shows laziness. - Much better for audio in every single aspect. - Better screen - Supports HDR - Always on display - Better selfie camera - Headphone jack - FM radio 6T: - Probably little bit smoother/faster software experience - Much better battery life Overall you get tons of extra useful features for just 100$ extra. It's a no brainer.

4. hazard1

Posts: 231; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Almost everything you say above is accurate. However, I didn't find the OnePlus having much better battery life. The V40 has expandable memory. The 6T will most certainly get faster software updates, even if LG improves their poor record in this area (as they have threatened). Overall, I liked both phones, but would go with the V40.

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1486; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You can view HDR content on the OnePlus 6T.

11. baldilocks

Posts: 1486; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You can view HDR content on the OnePlus 6T.

30. ebilcake

Posts: 1221; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Display an image? Yes, but it's not HDR.

22. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The V40 costs just 650$, where?

27. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I got my brand new V40 for 5 days, then got a 6T right after. Gave the V40 to my mom the same night, and never thought once to go back. The 6T is just so damn smooth and I like the software customization. I have no problem going from the V40 screen to the 6T. On paper, it is a downgrade, but in reality, it's just as good. I never cared about HDR on a phone screen. Battery life is definitely better on the 6T. AOD is nice, but not necessary. Double tap to wake up is totally cool for me. I don't take many pictures at all, so 6T will do it for me. I got Jabra 65T Elite as my Bluetooth. I will save critical listening at home with my wired headphone. You left out IP rating! I am just here to share how I use my phone since I have personal experience with the two phones from V40 to 6T. FYI, I got my V40 for $400 brand new and 6T with T-Mobile $300 trade in with a OnePlus One in the US.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2355; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Whenever I see an LG device, it conjures thoughts of knockoff Samsung devices with more subpar quality. The last legitimately great device they produced was the LG G2. Then their quality and design just kept spirling down.

38. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

Man that phone was the best phone of the year and probably of next year. I had it and it was so good such a great battery. Damn what happened to LG after? Bootloops, low quality, this and that. What a shame.

44. elcapo24682

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 04, 2018

The V40 or it's predecessor definitely isn't subpar quality by any stretch of the imagination.

7. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

LG V40 for me!!

8. Rager722 unregistered

LG has headphone jack, I will vote for LG.

12. LandLockedPH

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 01, 2011

From a performance standpoint - OnePlus has LG and pretty much every other phone including the Pixel 3 beat. Once you get used to that speed, it's impossible to go back to a bloated, slow phone.

35. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

The 6T's performance is so good because it optimizes the hardware better. Technically, it's no faster than any other SD845 device.

39. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

Its mostly cause of the animations which are almost non existent on OP6. Turn off the animations from developer settings on any other high end android and it suddenly becomes almost equally fast. For some reason even google on pixel phones uses long animations which slow down the phone.

43. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Yeah, I was thinking of saying that, but I didn't want to be ridiculed if I was wrong.

13. OneLove123

Posts: 883; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I like them both

14. KingSam

Posts: 1400; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Honestly dont remember the last time I used the headphone jack. iPad, iPhone 6s and and Android device. meh.

16. baldilocks

Posts: 1486; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I haven't used the 3.5mm connection since flip phone days, and then hardly at all.

32. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

I'm going to upgrade to an 8 from my SE soon, so...good to hear.

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I can see the arguments for the G40, but my two big must haves for a device are battery life and performance, and the G40 is so far behind in both of those categories that it's not even worth considering for me.

24. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

V40**

34. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

The only aspect where the V40 is worse is RAM, but 6 GB is enough. Both phones have the SD845. PhoneArena lists "Lots of RAM" as a pro for the V40.

17. Taphius

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

6t battery life, v40 nearly everything else. Got both and the experience on the v40 is pretty damn good, just needs to last longer.

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