After weeks of releasing teasers, LG finally launched its new W-series smartphones in India. According to the company, the LG W-series smartphones are aimed at the entry-level smartphone segment in India and it has three smartphones in it – the W10, W30 and the W30 Pro. We are comparing the top-end of the lot the LG W30 Pro with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy M40. Read on to find out how these two new devices compete against each other:
LG W30 Pro: 6.217-inch HD+ FullVisionTM Display
Samsung Galaxy M40: 6.3-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O display with Gorilla Glass 3
The Samsung Galaxy M40 holds a larger display, and offers more resolution than the new LG W30 Pro and it also comes with a Gorilla Glass protection on top. This makes it the winner here.
LG W30 Pro: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC
Samsung Galaxy M40: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 SoC
Both the smartphones come with the latest CPUs. However, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 SoC is fairly more powerful than the Snapdrgaon 632 SoC.
LG W30 Pro: Triple Real Camera setup with 13 MP main sensor + 5MP secondary sensor + an 8MP tertiary sensor
Samsung Galaxy M40: Triple-rear camera setup with a 32MP main sensor + an 8MP ultra-wide-lens + a 5MP depth sensor.
Both the smartphones feature a triple-rear camera setup on their back panels but the resolution of their main cameras vary. Other than that, the other two cameras hold similar resolutions.
LG W30 Pro: 16MP selfie camera
Samsung Galaxy M40: 16MP front camera
Both the smartphones have the same 16MP selfie camera. So as far as front-facing cameras go, there is a tie.
RAM and storage
LG W30 Pro: 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage
Samsung Galaxy M40: 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage
Samsung Galaxy M40 comes with more RAM and storage than the LG W30 Pro as it holds just 4GB of RAM.
Support for microSD card
LG W30 Pro: Yes
Samsung Galaxy M40: Up to 512GB
Both the smartphones support a microSD card and they both come with a hybrid SIM slot, so users will be able to put either two SIMs or a single SIM and a microSD card. But till the microSD card capacity of the LG W30 Pro is unannounced, we can’t really say which among the two wins.
LG W30 Pro: 4,000mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy M40: 3,500mAh battery
This is the department where the LG W30 Pro shines as it packs a larger 4,000mAh battery as compared to Samsung Galaxy M40’s 3,500mAh battery.
LG W30 Pro: Android 9 Pie
Samsung Galaxy M40: Android 9 Pie skinned with One UI
Both the smartphones run Android 9 Pie. One comes with LG’s UI while the other has the Samsung’s One UI. However, we should mention that Samsung is far better than LG when it comes to rolling out software updates.
LG W30 Pro: TBA
Samsung Galaxy M40: Rs 19,990 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant
Although the price of the LG W30 Pro is currently not known but considering the specifications of the smartphone, it should be priced under Rs 15,000. On the other hand, the Galaxy M40 holds a price tag of Rs 19,990. However, it does come with better specifications and features. Both the smartphones have their own pros and cons, but then, we would have to wait till the price of LG W30 Pro is known to call one among the two a better value for money device.