It seems like Apple, Samsung, LG have all brought out their main guns for the calendar year 2017 since the companies launched their respective flagships – iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, along with V30 – all in a space of one month. If you have sufficient money to spend and are looking for a smartphone update that is genuinely worthy of the “flagship” tag, we will help you decide the ideal handset for your requirements.
Starting with the flagship from Apple, the iPhone X will be made available in two storage variants, i.e. 64GB and 256GB, which have been priced at Rs. 1,02,000 in the country. The handset will be made available on November 3 in the country however, the pre-orders will start on October 27 itself. Moving on to this Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the smartphone was launched in India on Wednesday and has been priced at Rs. 4,000 cashback for purchases made via HDFC Bank credit card.
Finally coming to the LG V30 smartphone, the flagship handset has been launched together with the V30+ variant with 128GB of built-in storage in IFA 2017 worldwide. On the other hand, the company hasn’t yet announced a release date for your smartphone for India. To give a rough idea about pricing, LG has priced the V30 smartphone at KRW 949,300 (roughly Rs.
iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: Characteristics compared
The iPhone X marks a departure from all of the previous smartphones made by Apple since the handset provides an edge-to-edge display, facial recognition for unlocking and authentication, apart from wireless charging thanks to its glass back. The smartphone comes with a dual camera setup, in a vertical orientation, unlike the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus.
Coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the handset comes with highlight features including a dual rear camera installation, S Pen stylus, Infinity Display, and IP68-certification for dust and water resistance. The near bezel-less display at front of the smartphone comes with a taller-than-usual aspect ratio of 18.5:9 however, the narrow frame makes the Galaxy Note 8 simple to hold despite its large display size.
Moving to the LG V30, just like the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8, the smartphone also comes with a bezel-less display and dual camera set in the back, but notably, the primary detector comes with an impressive f/1.6 aperture that allows more light to enter and effectively results in better pictures. The cameras are piled with Crystal Clear Lens to add to the process of proper color reproduction and clearer photographs. The smartphone comes with LG’s FullVision display that features narrow bezels.
As you can see from the features mentioned previously, all three smartphones under consideration feature dual back cameras and narrow bezels around the display. However, there are slight differences in terms of the execution which might prove to be the deciding factor for you.
iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Specifications compared
The iPhone X comes with a close bezel-less 5.8-inch Super Retina (2436×1125 pixels) OLED Display display. Notably, Apple has eliminated Touch ID, the fingerprint scanner embedded with Home Button, which was introduced by the firm with iPhone 5s. The iPhone X comes with an array of sensors including flood illuminator, infrared camera, front camera, and dot projector to allow customers to unlock the iPhone X by just looking at it – a system that’s been termed by the Cupertino-based firm since the Face ID.
In terms of optics, the dual camera setup at rear-end of iPhone X comes with two 12-megapixel cameras. It comes with deeper pixels, quad-LED True Tone flash, as per the firm. At the front, there is a 7-megapixel selfie camera, also this season the front Portrait mode attribute, which it introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus past year.
Moving to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) smartphone operates Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. It matches a 6.3-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a Samsung Exynos octa-core SoC, combined with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The Galaxy Note 8 double rear camera setup has double OIS, with one 12-megapixel wide-angle lens camera along with a different 12-megapixel sensor telephoto lens camera. It has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera and has been launched in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB inbuilt storage variants. It is powered by a 3300mAh battery.
Coming to the LG V30 specifications, the handset runs on a UX 6.0+ interface based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The smartphone sports a 6-inch QHD+ (1440×2880 pixels) OLED FullVision display with a resolution of 538ppi and HDR10 support. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC combined with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM.
In terms of optics, the dual rear camera set up on the LG V30 comes with one 16-megapixel sensor with an impressive f/1.6 aperture, a 71-degree wide-angle lens, and one 13-megapixel detector with a 120-degree wide-angle lens and an aperture of f/1.9. The cameras can also be stacked with Crystal Clear Lens to add to the process of correct color reproduction and clearer photographs. At the front, the LG V30 sports a 5-megapixel wide-angle (90-degrees) camera with an aperture f/2.2.
While the LG V30 comes with 64GB built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB), the V30+ smartphone comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage (with the same expansion). The LG V30 comes with connectivity options including Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and Wi-Fi among others.
If you would rather Android over iOS or vice versa, the choice would be rather simple for you. But if you’re comfortable with both platforms, you will need to decide whether you’d like the curved display and S Pen supplied with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or the flat screen given by the other two smartphones. As iPhone X beats both LG V30 and Galaxy Note 8 with a distance in terms of pricing, it might prove to be the deciding factor for several customers also. LG V30 offers an excellent package for anyone who would like an Android smartphone too. Tell us the flagship smartphone that you will want to buy in the comments below under.