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OnePlus 6T vs. LG V40: Does LG Stand a Chance?

by Danny Zepeda | October 29, 2018October 29, 2018 2:00 pm PST

Last year, OnePlus and LG suffered similar fates. Each released very impressive smartphones but each was forgotten amidst the shuffle of high profile releases from Apple, Samsung and Google. LG made an attempt to break this trend with the V40 a few months back and OnePlus is trying to do the same with the newly announced OnePlus 6T, so let’s compare the two.

The OnePlus 6T features a more refined design, slimming the notch and adding an in-display fingerprint scanner. Those new features pair nicely with the solid display, impressive specs and a killer price point that undercuts just about every other flagship smartphone.

The V40 is a very unique device. LG went all-out with the design and spec sheet, including five cameras, two on the front and three on the back. I reviewed the V40 a couple weeks back and came away thoroughly impressed. I haven’t used the OnePlus 6T yet, but it also looks just as impressive.

Is the V40 that much better than the OnePlus 6T? That’s a loaded question and not one I’m ready to answer just yet. Feel free to do otherwise by checking out the side by side spec comparison between the two devices down below.

OnePlus - OnePlus 6T LG - V40
Display Size 6.41-inch, 1080 x 2430 pixel display (415 ppi) 6.4-inch, 1440 x 3120 pixel display (537 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1440
Resolution Y 2430 3120
Display Type AMOLED QuadHD+ OLED
Operating System OxygenOS based on Android Pie Android 8.1 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB/8GB 6GB
Storage
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 64GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 20/16MP 12MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 16MP 8MP
Networks
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1
  • FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/ 19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
  • TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41/46
  • UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 3700mAh 3300mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 157.5 mm (6.20 inches) 6.25 inches (15.88 cm)
Width 74.8 mm (2.94 inches) 2.98 inches (75.7 mm)
Depth 8.2 mm (0.32 inches) 0.3 inches (7.6 mm)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz) 5.96 oz (169 g)
Colors N/A Black, Blue
Supported Audio Formats N/A N/A
Supported Video Formats N/A N/A

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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