LG has launched an affordable smartphone with triple rear cameras in the Indian market today. The device is called the LG W30 and is part of the brand’s new budget W-series. The other South Korean giant, Samsung has also launched its range of trendy and affordable smartphones under the M-series. The Galaxy M30 has been turning quite a few heads with its super AMOLED display and triple camera setup. If you’re stuck choosing between the two devices, we’ve compared them in detail to help you choose:
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LG W30 vs Samsung Galaxy M30 price in India
The LG W30 is priced at Rs 9,999 which is quite competitive. The phone offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that can be expanded via a microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy M30, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 14,990 for its base variant that features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and Rs 17,990 for the top-end version with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
LG W30 vs Samsung Galaxy M30 specifications and features
In terms of specifications, the LG W30 sports a 6.26-inch FullVision HD+ display with a customisable notch. The notch can be switched between V-shaped and round notch, or removed altogether and replaced with a top bezel if you prefer. The downside to the phone’s display panel is its thick bezel at the bottom, but the premium glossy rear panel with a striped finish makes up for that. The Galaxy M30 features a super AMOLED panel which measures 6.4-inches with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,280 pixels and a waterdrop notch on top. The selfie camera is fitted inside the notch. Its screen to body ratio is 90 percent and the phone doesn’t play host to any visible bezels, except for one on the chin. The gradient finish on the rear panel of the Galaxy M30 looks attractive as well.For performance, the LG W30 relies on the MediaTek Helio P22 processor, which you’ll also find on older Xiaomi phones like the Redmi 6. It features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable up to 128GB), which should translate into fairly respectable performance. The Galaxy M30 runs on the Samsung Exynos 7904 octa-core processor, and comes in two variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. The internal storage can be boosted by up to 512GB via a microSD card.
One of the biggest attractions on the budget LG W30 is its camera configuration. The triple camera setup on the back consists of a 12MP Sony IMX648 primary sensor coupled with a 13MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The cameras are supported by an LED flash. The selfie snapper of this phone is a 16MP sensor which offers portrait mode selfies as well. The Samsung Galaxy M30 is equally impressive in this aspect. The triple rear camera consists of a 13MP primary shooter, 5MP depth shooter and 5MP ultra-wide angle lens. For selfie enthusiasts, the phone offers a 16MP sensor.
In addition to this, both the phones offer large batteries. The LG W30 depends on a 4,000mAh unit. The Galaxy M30 carries a bigger 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W Fast Charging and USB Type-C. LG’s latest offering runs stock Android 9 Pie which could come as a huge plus point for vanilla Android fans. It has Google goodies such as Google Assistant, Google Now and Digital Wellbeing. The Galaxy M30 has been upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie and it runs Samsung’s own Experience UI 9.5 on the top.
The LG W30 has been launched in three shades – Aurora Green, Platinum Gray and Thunder Blue, while the Galaxy M30 carries two colour variants – Gradation Black and Gradation Blue.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly offering with stock Android experience, great looks and capable cameras then the LG W30 is your best bet. However, for those who value elegant display of Samsung phones, good performance and long battery life, the Galaxy M30 is the better choice.