Google had a lot riding on the Pixel 2 XL, and it answered the call with an impressive flagship. It’s a similar dilemma LG faced this summer when it introduced the V30. Each is now a fantastic Android device worth considering, but which one is the better buy?
Both the Pixel 2 XL and V30 are strikingly similar devices, sporting 6-inch QHD OLED bezel-less displays (with 18:9 aspect ratio), Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and a fingerprint scanner on the rear. But the similarities end there.
LG equipped the V30 with a sleek glass on glass design fused together by stainless steel band that allows for wireless charging and a dual camera that’s a combination of a 16MP main sensor with f/1.6 aperture and a 13MP wide-angle shooter that takes impressive wide photos and video.
Google maintained the similar aluminum body as the previous Pixel, but added a squeezable frame for easier access for Google Assistant, front-facing dual stereo speakers and stuck with the just one camera, albeit a fantastic one.
It’s too early to make a definitive call on which device is better; after all, the Pixel 2 XL won’t go on sale until November 19. But there are key differences that will sway interested purchasers right away. Is a device with wireless charging more important than one that has the best version of Android? That’s a question buyers will have to answer when deciding between these two devices.
Check out the spec sheet down below for a side by side comparison between the Google Pixel 2 XL and LG V30.
|Google - Pixel 2 XL||LG - V30|
|Display Size||6-inch, 1440 x 2880 pixel display (537 ppi)||6-inch, 1440 x 2880 pixel display (537 ppi)|
|Display Type||QHD+ pOLED||QuadHD+|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 (at launch)||N/A|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Snapdragon 835|
|Main Camera (Back)||12.2MP||16/13MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 LE||N/A|
|Height||6.2 inches (15.75 cm)||151.7 mm (5.97 inches)|
|Width||3 inches (76.2 mm)||75.4 mm (2.97 inches)|
|Depth||0.3 inches (7.6 mm)||7.39 mm (0.29 inches)|
|Weight||6.2 oz (176 g)||158 g (5.57 oz)|
|Colors||Black, Blue, White||N/A|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||N/A|
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