Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs LG V20: Is LG Smartphone a Worthy Alternative for Samsung Device? Specs, Features and Price Compared

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 14, 2016 07:55 PM EST
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The battery problem of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 provided the perfect opportunity for other brands to showcase their phablets. One of these was LG which recently released its LG V20 device.

LG has reportedly put in a lot of effort to come up with a powerful device like the LG V20. The smartphone was really meant to compete with high-end phone offerings from other brands like Apple and Samsung. So how does LG's new phone fair with the faulty Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

Display

Both devices come with a 5.7-inch display and a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The LG V20 is equipped with an IPS LCD while the Note 7 has Super AMOLED display. The features make the smartphone competitive devices in the market because of the stunning display they both offer to the users.

Camera

A 16-megapixel rear camera is included in the LG V20 while the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a 12MP main shooter. Aside from its powerful main camera, the LG V20 also has a dual-camera feature. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's shooter has autofocus and optical image stabilization.

Under the hood

For its processor, both the LG V20 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 come with Snapdragon 820. They also have 4GB and a USB-C port. LG V20 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat while Samsung's latest Note installment has Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Other features and price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 also has an S Pen stylus for easier navigation of the device. Meanwhile, the LG V20 is equipped with a secondary display, replaceable battery and HI-FI audio DAC.

Starting from around $680, one can already purchase the LG V20. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is pricier at $900 but the company has already started recalling the units because of battery explosion problems. Do you think the LGV20 is a worthy alternative for the Samsung Note line?

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