Results: LG V30 wins popularity contest vs OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is here and is a part of the 18:9 flagship flock. 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.

Unlike the G6 before it, the LG V30 really seems to have made an impact — fans love it for its super-compact footprint, light weight, UI improvements, and emphasis on the camera features. So, we figured, how do the V30 "comeback" phone and the OnePlus 5T "flagship killer" fare in the eyes of the users? We ran a poll and here are the results!

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!

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



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I don't like the rounded edged display of The V30. Neither it's glass construction. Or... The UI. Or... The sky-high price-tag. And the tag; gag my mouth so... G'Day!

8. Peacetoall unregistered

personally I don't understand why every phone manufacturers are hiking their prices , are poor people getting less common or what?.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If the manufacturing cost rises then so does the retail prices, personally I say to hell with 18:9 and 2:1 aspect ratios, I'll take 16:9 any day if it means a $200-$300 drop in the retail price. Samsung has proved with the Note 7 and S7E that a 16:9 display can have a great screen to body ratio, note 8 only has a 2% better ratio than 7, I don't understand why they just didn't keep improving upon that, FP scanner can still be put on the front as well.

16. Peacetoall unregistered

literally this but manufacturers needed something new so they came up with 18:9 thing.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I like the wider ratio. It's closer to movie aspect, so less wasted display while watching.

13. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Rich people rules the world ...

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1548; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Well, it may be more popular but that doesn't make it a better experience.

3. talha_16

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Well of course it wins. Its way better than the 5T in almost every way possible

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1548; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

How so, other than subjectively?

5. Alter

Posts: 239; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Camera, warranty, wireless charging, and water resistance just to name a few.

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1548; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Wireless charging is a non-issue for most, I don't swim or shower with my phone and I've yet to drop one in the water. I'd give up a few of those things for a seam-less software experience and one that doesn't look like it was designed by Nickelodeon.

12. Alter

Posts: 239; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

I don't care for wireless charging or water resistance myself, but them being available is an advantage for the V30. Our preferences are subjective which is not what you asked for.

26. Blueprintsrecords

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 24, 2017

Oh but the V30 does provide a near perfect experience. Most people who own it seem to live it. I do!

11. Cat97

Posts: 2022; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

LG was onto a very good thing with the G6 design, the screen was perfectly flat and you could use an edge-to-edge tempered glass protector that was almost invisible. With the V30, LG ruined this feature. The screen is not curved like the S8, but it has a higher than usual 2.5D curve such that it will not allow an edge to edge tempered glass protector. For this reason alone I will not touch the V30. I can't skip using a screen protector on a $900 phone.

15. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 170; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

I got the G6 when it came out in April just to try it out but am still using it and can't seem to switch to any other phone, especially the V30. When you compare them side-by-side, the G6 is so much better (specs aside). The G6 is hands-down the most underrated phone of 2017.

20. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It’s a good phone. But still has the same issue as G5 image retention still there, overheating and camera galss scratch a lot other than like the phone and especially the desgin hope LG focus in quilaty more than bring a new desgin every year.

14. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

V30 is better but NOT $300-$400 better

19. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Better but not screen.

17. Syracuse

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

If I could choose I would take the 5T anyday. P-oled screen isn't worth the money, bloatware and slowdown predicted soon. The only thing it's better in is camera. For that money honestly I would get a Pixel XL2. At least you know you'll get updates.

23. xocomaox

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

@Syracuse Yeah, but you'll still have a pretty bad screen if you went 2 XL.

24. Donforreal

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

pretty bad screen? been reading too much iPA articles. there were a few early manufacturing issues but its still a really good screen. unless you own one your parroting is unhelpful.

18. Kattz

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 07, 2015

If you are the type of person who just uses auto settings when taking pictures and video, the OnePlus is probably a good device for you. On the other hand, if you really like manual settings, the V30 IS probably a better option. There are still lots of V20s around. They are one of the best deals for anyone without a lot of money. Sure, they are a year old, but any mid-range or budget device at that price won't get updated anyways. Plus, it still has the headphone jack and a removable battery. If you really want a V30, the price will probably drop significantly within the next few months.


Posts: 479; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

V30 > 5T

25. Valinor

Posts: 185; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Actually, the price of the V30 allready went down over here. Ordered mine on a 1 year t-mobile contract (unlimited calls + unlimited data, 35 euro a month) and paid 533 euro. Also getting a 75 euro refund so a total of 458 euro for the phone. Thats cheaper than the One plus. Only problem is........freakin LG keeps moving the release date! Its "first week of december' now........

27. Blueprintsrecords

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 24, 2017

I love my V30!

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