Samsung made its first move with the Galaxy Note 8, and LG followed suit with the V30. Both smartphones are flagship devices for the manufacturers and while they may seem pretty similar, they do have their differences.
Until very recently, smartphones from LG and Samsung looked distinctly different from each other, but now both have become more alike with the V30 and the Galaxy Note 8. Curved glass on the front and rear that seamlessly merge with the aluminum bezel and flowing forms neatly characterize the look. Both Korean smartphones look elegant from the outside and the bezel around the display is thin, but only Samsung has a display that is actually slightly curved.
It’s not easy to pick a favorite between these two devices; both smartphones look elegant and have impeccable craftsmanship. Perhaps LG pulls off the rear a bit better with its shimmering color shades, while the Galaxy Note 8 seems somewhat more mundane. LG has also integrated the dual camera in the housing in a somewhat more subtle manner. The position of the fingerprint sensor has been significantly improved, though unfortunately the same cannot be said for Samsung’s smartphones.
In terms of appearance, the LG V30 and Galaxy Note 8 look quite similar. / © AndroidPIT
The Galaxy Note 8’s S-Pen is a bonus
The biggest difference between the phones is that the Note 8 has the S-Pen. LG only offers a stylus-equipped smartphone with its mid-range devices, but Samsung is on its own in that regard when it comes to flagships. The market leader has also taken advantage of this, and the Galaxy Note 8’s stylus functions are actually super exciting. You can write and pin notes directly on a powered-off display, create