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|
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.
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+.
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
|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
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30/120fps
|16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1.0 µm)|
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|
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.
Through our ManilaShaker Battery Rating, we can confirm the following overall lifespan of both devices:
|LG V30+||3300 mAh||38h 4m||1h 59m|
|OnePlus 5T||3300 mAh||34h 22m||1h 28m|
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.
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.