LG V30+ vs OnePlus 5T Comparison Review

LG V30+ vs OnePlus 5T Comparison Review

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These two phones we have today may seem to have the same specs on paper but with a wide difference on price, are they that similar?

SPECS LG V30+  OnePlus 5T
Display 6″ 1440 x 2880 P-OLED (~537 ppi) 6.01″ 1080 x 2160 Optic AMOLED (~401 ppi)
Dimensions & Features 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm, 158 g, Hybrid Dual SIM Tray 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm, 164g, Dual SIM Tray
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540 Adreno 540
Memory 4 GB RAM, 128GB with micro SD 6/8GB RAM, 64/128GB internal
Connectivity LTE Cat. 16, 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, BT 5.0, GPS, Stereo FM, USB 3.1 Type-C 1.0, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack GSM/HSPA/LTE-A Cat. 12, WiFi ac, dual-band, DLNA, Bt 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C 1.0, OTG
Battery Non-removable 3300mAh Li-Po battery Non-removable 3300mAh Li-Po battery
Price PhP 42,000/$840 PhP 24,990/$499

 

Design

Black as they are, these two phones may look the same at a first glance.  Looking closer on the LG V30+ however shows how it resembles the iPhone X in very small ways while still able to maintain an LG phone look.

The OnePlus 5T however still looks and feels like its cheaper variant the OnePlus 5 removing the capacitive keys and placing it behind the phone.

Both the handsets sport a dual-rear camera and glossy logo below their respective fingerprint scanners. The LG’s fingerprint scanner also works as the lock button which makes a terrible toy-like sound when pressed.

Display

Both screens have a 6-inch display with the 5T being a decimal longer than the V30+. The LG has a P-OLED, 1440 x 2880p resolution while the OnePlus has an Optic AMOLED 1080 x 2160p resolution.

Dynamic tones lean on more to the 5T compared to the more serious approach on color of the V30+.

Camera

Both phones sport a dual rear-camera with a dual 16MP + 13 MP rear camera for the LG and a 16 + 20 MP rear camera for the OnePlus 5T. Detail quality seem at par with color being the noticeable difference with the LG leaning on to warmer and more vibrant colors while a cooler over-all result on the OnePlus.

 

The next shot has the same result in color and details with still a vibrant tone for the V30+ compared to the V30+. Differences may not seem apparent until you take a closer inspection.

 

This feature is not available on the LG but is still worth mentioning for the OnePlus. Yes, we are talking about depth effect which the 5T does well beautifully without much effort.

 

Next is a test how well both phones can take lighting sources well with the LG having a bit of overblown result compared to the OnePlus which shows even the details of the light-bulbs itself.

 

Nigh-shots are more color accurate on the OnePlus but still producing great quality on both phones even with minimal lighting.

 

Front camera shots seem to be more color accurate and detailed on the V30+ compared to the 5T which removes some facial features and overall turns the subjects skin to a white, pinkish tone.

 

Same goes to the low-lit and night time shots which the LG sticking to the original skin tone of the subject while the OnePlus compensates on different lighting environments.

 

Video recording on both phones can go up to 4k at 30 fps with decent stabilization although color vibrancy seem to stick to the 5T this time.

Phone   Rear Camera Front Camera
 LG V30+ Dual: 16 MP (f/1.6, 1 µm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF) + 13 MP (f/1.9, no AF), phase detection & laser autofocus, LED flash

Video:
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps

5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5″, 1.12 µm)
OnePlus 5T Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.8″, 1.12 µm, gyro EIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.8″, 1 µm), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
Video:
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30/120fps
16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1.0 µm)

Chipset/Processor/Rom

Both phones are on a Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4GB of RAM for the LG and 6 for the OnePlus with both running on Nougat. Using the following benchmarking tools, we received these results in the process:

Device AnTuTu Geekbench (single-core) Geekbench (multi-core) PCMark Work 2.0
LG V30+ 173349 1910 6373 5611
OnePlus 5T 180944 1956 6703 6748

 

The handsets are two of the smoothest framerate phones we had on high demanding games which is expected on a flagship spec chipset. But even with the same chipset, the 5T has a smoother and more consistent framerate than the V30+.

Both phones have a similar scanner location with almost the same speed, with little no to errors on performance.

Battery

Through our ManilaShaker Battery Rating, we can confirm the following overall lifespan of both devices:

Device Battery Battery Time Charging-Time
LG V30+ 3300 mAh 38h 4m 1h 59m
OnePlus 5T 3300 mAh 34h 22m 1h 28m

Audio

The LG V30+ and OnePlus 5T has the same loudspeaker placements and also the same loudness in our ears although clarity seems to lean on more to the LG, take a listen for yourselves.

Price

Both the LG V30+ and OnePlus 5T are available in local and online stores with the V30+ retailing at $840 or ₱42,000.00, while the 5T at $499 or ₱24,990.00, although prices will differ in countries after taxes. So how about you? Are you willing to spend a bit more for the V30+ or the slightly cheaper 5T? Comment down below what you think.