The much-anticipated Apple iPhone X has created quite a stir with its price. It also comes with features like bezel-less design, Face ID, and wireless charging. Can the expensive handset compete with cheaper yet powerful offerings by rival brands? Let’s do a quick comparison and find how the new iPhone compares with the latest LG flagship. Both devices improve on their predecessors. Read more to find about Apple iPhone X Vs LG V30 Comparison- Which Phone Is Better?
Price and Availability
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||$800 (approx Rs 51,300)|
|Apple iPhone X||Rs 89,000 (64GB)/ Rs 1,02,000 (256GB)|
The Apple iPhone X (256GB) is priced at Rs 1,02,000 in India, which makes it the most expensive smartphone in the country. The 64GB model will be available in India at Rs 89,000 (64GB variant) from November 3.
The LG V30 carries a more affordable price tag than the Apple iPhone X. Its approximate retail value has been revealed as $749. The new handset will go on sale in South Korea on September 21. It is expected to be available in the US at $800 (approx Rs 51,300) after taxes.
|Specifications||LG V30||Apple iPhone X|
|Processor||octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Hexa-core A11 Bionic|
|RAM||4GB LPDDR4x RAM||N/A|
|Internal Storage||64GB (expandable up to 2TB)||64GB/ 256GB|
|Display||6-inch, P-OLED, QHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels), 18:9 FullVision aspect ratio||5.8-inch Retina HD, OLED, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.1.2 Nougat, LG UX 6.0+||iOS 11|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||Dual Cameras (16MP + 13MP) with flash||Dual (12MP + 12MP) with flash|
The Apple iPhone X is powered by a Hexa-core A11 Bionic processor which is being touted by Apple as ‘the smartest chip ever in a smartphone’. The new processor is also supported by a 30 percent faster GPU.
On the other hand, the LG V30 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB LPDDR4x RAM. It comes with 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card.
Both handsets feature a dual camera setup on the back. The new LG V30 uses a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.6 aperture, 71-degree wide-angle lens and a 13-megapixel sensor with a 120-degree wide-angle lens and f/1.9 aperture. Camera features include laser detection autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS). The 5-megapixel front camera also comes with a f/2.2 aperture and 90-degrees wide-angle lens.
On the other hand, the Apple iPhone X features two 12-megapixel cameras with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture. Camera features include Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), quad-LED True Tone flash, Portrait Mode (allows you to take images with depth of field effects) and Portrait Lighting (allows you to select the lighting effect from different options). On the front, the new iPhone X features a 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting features.
While Apple handset comes with several unique camera capabilities, the LG V30 has an added advantage with its f/1.6 aperture and Crystal Clear Lens. It can capture sharper images with correct color reproduction. The combinations of f/1.6 Crystal Clear Lens Camera and a ‘Cine Video’ mode can help you create professional-looking content.
The new Apple iPhone X supports wireless charging via Qi wireless charging standard. A 3D face recognition feature called Face ID uses Apple’s TrueDepth camera system to detect your face. It is powered by an A11 Neural Bionic Engine with a dual-core design which can perform 600 billion operations in a second. Additional features include a Flood Illuminator, customisable animated emojis called Animojis, and ‘Tap to wake’.
While the LG V30 has ditched the secondary screen seen on its processors, it features Google Assistant with some exclusive voice commands. Other features include Bang & Olufsen audio, voice recognition, MQA technology, fingerprint scanner, IP68 certification (water and dust resistance), and MIL-STD 810G rating for durability. It also supports facial recognition technology, similar to the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones.
Design and Display
The Apple iPhone X sports a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display with a resolution of 1125 x 2436pixels. The ‘Super Retina’ display supports HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Apple’s TrueTone technology. The bezel-less handset sports a polished stainless steel frame and glass on both sides. It is also water and dust resistant. The iPhone X measures 143 x 70.9 x 7.7mm and weighs 174 grams.
While the LG V30 features a 6-inch OLED FullVision display with QHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels) resolution, 538ppi, HDR10 support and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The ‘Always-on’ display replaces the secondary screen seen on previous V series devices. The 18:9 FullVision aspect ratio display is optimal for VR and supports Google Daydream. The LG V30 measures 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm and weighs 158 grams.
Both the LG V30 and iPhone X feature fast processor and a dual camera setup. However, the LG V30 is an innovative device which offers features like FullVision Display and Dual Camera setup with f/1.6 aperture at almost half price. It offers more value for money. However, we will have to wait for tests in real-world scenarios to get a complete picture. Which of the two premium handsets will you go for? Let us know in the comments section below.