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Best Smartphone for Video
The smartphone market is full of great phones, but not every cellphone is equal. Some are better for capturing video and playing it back than others. Some phones make editing your videos easier and others have features exclusive to them. When you’re checking out the prices of smartphones the LG V30 and the iPhone 8 Plus aren’t in the same league but when you check out the specs, you’ll notice that these two phones are rivals for your money. Each is feature-packed and offers hardware and software that other phones can’t match which is why the choice of which smartphone’s best for video comes down to these two.
LG V30 vs iPhone 8 Plus
With 25 percent more RAM than the iPhone 8 Plus at 4GB compare to 3GB, you’d expect the LG V30 to be faster than the iPhone 8 Plus but it’s not. The iPhone features Apple’s A11 Bionic chip with its neural engine which is way faster than anything Qualcomm currently produces. In terms of storage, both phones can be bought with 64GB of memory but you can go up to 256GB with the iPhone. Anyone familiar with iPhone will know that you can’t add SD cards so 256GB is the limit whereas the LG’s memory can be expanded with a microSD card up to 2TB.
Although the iPhone 8 Plus is a bigger phone, it’s 5.5 inch display is smaller than the six-inch screen on the LG V30. There’s a lot of bezel on the iPhone which is a design cue of Apple’s phones as they normally have the ID sensor as part of the chin bezel and the built-in stereo speaker at the top. By contrast, the LG has very little bezel, which is the current trend for phone designs. If you want an iPhone to rival the LG for screen size, buy the iPhone X which comes with a 5.8-inch display thanks to a nearly edge-to-edge screen design.
Which has the best camera? Which machine has the best battery life? Both are important if you want to use them to capture those special moments. Although the V30 has a larger battery at 3300 mAh compared to 2675 mAh, each phone has the same battery life at close to 12 hours. You get wireless charging with both phones too. In terms of cameras, the iPhone’s front-facing camera is better at 7MP compared to the V30’s 5MP but both feature dual lens rear cameras. Both shoot in 4K but your videos and pictures will look better when captured with the LG’s 16MP telephoto lens and 13MP wide-angle lens rather than the iPhone which offers 12MP for both lenses.
Apple’s iOS offers regular software updates and security patches which you won’t find with the LG. If you want the same experience on Android, you’ll need to buy a Google Pixel phone. When you check out the App Store or the Play Store you’ll see a difference there too as Android users have around 3.5 million apps available to them while those on Apple’s iOS only have 2.5 million apps to choose between. You’ll also find more free apps on Play Store than the App Store but all the best apps are available for both phones.
Winner and Loser
With fingerprint sensors, wireless charging, big screens and great cameras both phones are great for capturing and playing back video. But to get the most out of the iPhone you’ll need to spend close to $1000 to buy the 256GB. The LG is $200 cheaper and its memory can be expanded far higher than the iPhone for a lot less than the $200 saved on the purchase price. When both phones are so similar, why pay more? If you’re a big Apple fan, buy the iPhone X. That’s the best iPhone on the market at this time.
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