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LG G7 vs. LG V30: Small refinements make a big difference

by Danny Zepeda | May 2, 2018May 2, 2018 2:00 pm PST

LG’s newly announced G7 is its first major flagship since the V30 was released last September. Officially, the G7 is the successor to the G6, but in reality, it more closely resembles the V30. Looking at the two, their similarities are not hard to miss. Each carries a certain level of refinement LG missed with the G6.

However, LG also improved upon some of the V30’s biggest mistakes. Mainly, while boasting a similar glass and metal design, the G7 feels a lot more substantial in the hand, like you’re holding something important.

Of course, LG upgraded the specs of the G7 in every way: 6.1-inch QHD+ LCD display, Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and Android Oreo out of the box. Clearly the G7 is better than the V30, but it’s still fun to see the side-by-side spec comparison between the two.

LG - G7 LG - V30
Display Size 6.1-inch, 1440 x 3120 pixel display (563 ppi) 6-inch, 1440 x 2880 pixel display (537 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 3120 2880
Display Type QHD+ QuadHD+
Operating System Android 8.0 (at launch) N/A
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB/6GB 4GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 2TB
  • microSD up to 2TB
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 16/13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 5MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 BLE N/A
Battery 3000mAh 3300mAh
NFC Yes N/A
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB-C
Height 153.2 mm (6.03 inches) 151.7 mm (5.97 inches)
Width 71.9 mm (2.83 inches) 75.4 mm (2.97 inches)
Depth 7.9 mm (0.31 inches) 7.39 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 162 g (5.71 oz) 158 g (5.57 oz)
Colors New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose N/A
Supported Audio Formats N/A N/A
Supported Video Formats N/A N/A
Other Features
  • FM Radio

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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