LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30: is the upgrade worth the extra cost?

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30: is the upgrade worth the extra cost? LG flagship series is similar to that of Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy S-series is the company’s flagship series. But the Samsung Galaxy Note series can equally lay its claim as flagship series. LG’s main flagship is the G-series but the V-series is also very competitive. After the release of the LG V30 in 2017, which did quite well in the market. LG is back in 2018 with the LG V35 ThinQ, which looks like an upgrade to the LG V30 and joins the LG ThinQ family.

So in this article, we’ll be comparing the specs and features of the LG V35 ThinQ with the LG V30. The LG V35 ThinQ is the third smartphone with the ThinQ branding. We already have the LG V30S ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ.

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30 – The Design

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30
LG V35 ThinQ
LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30
LG V30

The design of the LG V30 is definitely the same as that of the LG V35 ThinQ. They both measure the same 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm in dimensions. And also weighs the same 157 grams. Just like every other high-end smartphone, they both feature a front and back corning gorilla glass with aluminum frame. In terms of durability, they have the MIL-STD-810G compliant and IP68 dust/waterproof certification.

At the back of both LG’s smartphones is a dual rear camera aligned vertically at the top center. Below the dual rear camera is a fingerprint sensor. The LG V35 ThinQ is available in just two body colors option; New Aurora Black and New Platinum Gray. While the LG V30 is available in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet and Raspberry Rose.

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30 – The Display

I think we’re free to call the LG V35 ThinQ, the successor of the LG V30. They both feature the same 6.0-inch P-OLED panel with an 81.2% screen-to-body ratio. LG made the OLED panel exclusive to their V-series, so their G-series is still stuck with the IPS LCD panel. The display of both the LG V35 ThinQ and LG V30 sports a 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution, an 18:9 aspect ratio and 537 pixels per inch density. Their screen is protected by a very strong Corning gorilla glass 5.

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30 – The Camera

The ThinQ initiative which brings AI features makes the LG V35 ThinQ better than the LG V30. The LG V30’s dual rear camera features a 16MP primary sensor, a 13MP secondary sensor and LED flash. The primary sensor features f/1.6 aperture, 3-axis OIS, and PDAF. While the secondary sensor features f/1.9 aperture. The LG V35 ThinQ features the same 16MP primary sensor like the LG V30 but with a bigger 16MP secondary sensor.

Moving over the front is a 5MP camera with a f/2.2 aperture on the LG V30. While the LG V35 ThinQ features an 8MP camera with f/1.9 aperture.

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30 – Hardware and Software

This is obviously where you see the big change. The LG V30 being a 2017 released smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4GB memory. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is accompanied by an Adreno 540 graphics processing unit with an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz.

Whereas, the LG V35 ThinQ which was released this year comes with the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6GB memory. Alongside the chipset is an Adreno 630 graphics processing unit and Octa-core processor clocked at 2.7GHz.

They both feature a 64GB internal storage. The LG V30 runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LG UX skin. While the LG V35 ThinQ runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with LG UX skin.

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30 – The Battery

The battery department sees both smartphones with a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery. And they support fast battery charging and wireless charging.

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30 – The Price

The LG V35 ThinQ is currently sold at around $933 (N326,550). While the LG V30 goes for about $711 (N248,850). Same design and display on both smartphones. The LG V35 ThinQ comes with a slight upgrade in hardware and software, which am not sure is worth the extra $222 (N77,700).

LG V35 ThinQ VS LG V30 Full Specs Comparison

LG V35 ThinQ LG V30
Dimensions and Weight 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm. Weight: 157 g 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm. Weight: 157 g
Display 6.0 inch (81.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2880 pixels with 537 PPI density and P-OLED capacitive touchscreen 6.0 inch (81.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2880 pixels with 537 PPI density and P-OLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 512GB (dedicated slot) RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 512GB
Software Android 8.0 Oreo (with LG UX) Android 7.1.2 Nougat (with LG UX)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.7GHz & 4×1.7GHz) processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.45GHz & 4×1.9GHz) processor
Camera 8MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + Dual: 16MP f/1.6 aperture & 16MP f/1.9 aperture rear camera with LED flash 5MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + Dual: 16MP f/1.6 aperture & 13MP f/1.9 aperture rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0), Wireless charging Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0), Wireless charging

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