When comparing LG G6 vs LG V30, the Slant community recommends LG V30 for most people. In the question“What are the best high-end Android phones?” LG V30 is ranked 1st while LG G6 is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose LG V30 is:
The 16MP primary camera offers an impressive f/1.6 aperture that on paper and somewhat in reality puts this phone's camera above most of the competition for pictures in low-lighting conditions. However, it does not provide the best results in low-light conditions, that title belongs to the S8 and Pixel phones. Where V30's camera truly shines though, is providing the correct balance for lighting and contrast for dim shots, like for example taking pictures at dusk.
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Pro Can be used comfortably even though it has a relatively large screen
The LG G6 has a 5.7" QHD display, yet its overall size is smaller than the Galaxy S7 Edge, and significantly smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, both of which have 5.5" screens. This means that you get a bigger display with a more manageable form factor which makes it easy to use even with one hand.
Pro Great screen ratio for multitasking
Like the Galaxy S8, the LG G6 has a taller display than most phones: most have a 16:9 aspect ratio, the S8 has an 18.5:9, and the G6 has an 18:9, or 2:1. This is fantastic for Android's newer multitasking features, as well as just general use. The vast majority of apps support this new display, so you should have no problems with that.
Pro The camera is capable of taking very high-quality pictures
Along with the iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 5, the LG G6 sports dual cameras, and does a great job of using them to their full potential.
Pro Light UI
The UI of the G6 isn't completely stock, but unlike many like HTC and Samsung, the interface still feels a lot like stock Android. It still feels unique, and a few nice features are added, but it doesn't depart too far from the Android experience.
Pro The camera is capable of capturing excellent images, especially in low-light conditions
The 16MP primary camera offers an impressive f/1.6 aperture that on paper and somewhat in reality puts this phone's camera above most of the competition for pictures in low-lighting conditions. However, it does not provide the best results in low-light conditions, that title belongs to the S8 and Pixel phones.
Where V30's camera truly shines though, is providing the correct balance for lighting and contrast for dim shots, like for example taking pictures at dusk.
Pro Offers excellent music listening experience
The V30 comes with a great QuadDAC connected to its 3.5mm headphone jack and with some clever software to bring the most out of it. Most of the time the built-in software intelligently deciphers the kind of headphones you are using in order to deliver the best sound possible to you, but if you want to, you can manually configure the sound settings in the software yourself as well.
Pro Great for watching videos or looking at pictures
The V30 has a gorgeous 6-inch OLED with a 1440p resolution. It displays rich, lifelike colours and the overall contrast offers a great degree of depth to the images displayed on the screen.
Pro Excellent performance
The 4GB of RAM paired with the Snapdragon 835 offer an excellent performance. There's virtually zero lag when switching apps or when playing games or doing any other heavy activities.
Pro Battery life can easily go for more than a day on a single charge with heavy use
The 3300mAh battery performs excellently. Watching a 90-minute HD movie only makes the battery drop to 87% (other smartphones drop by at least 20%). By the end a typical day you can expect the phone to have 40%-50% battery left.
Pro Phablet-sized display while still being small enough to be comfortable to use
LG have managed to increase the size of the screen by half an inch compared to the V20 without changing the overall size of the phone. They managed to do this by decreasing the size of the margins like so many other flagships nowadays.
Con Weak audio capabilities
Built-in audio is a weak point of this phone; while it does have a headphone jack, the built-in speaker is mediocre so you'll definitely want some earbuds or headphones.
Con Not all features available in all markets
The LG G6 has market exclusives. The American version comes equipped with wireless charging, however other models get a 32-bit high quality DAC.
Con Battery might not last a full day
The G6 has an always-on display even though it's IPS, and this (along with its 3300mAh battery) makes the phone's battery life kinda disappointing.
Con Rounded display
This phone literally cuts corners in that the G6's display isn't completely rectangular.
Con Some bloatware is loaded out of the box
The V30 comes with some pre-installed LG apps such as G Health, an FM radio application, QuickMemo+, and some other small additions.
Con One of the most expensive Android smartphones on the market
At $829 it's one of the most expensive Android flagships on the market.