iPhone 7 Plus vs LG V20: Best Flagship Alternative For Apple Fans? [VIDEO]
The iPhone 7 Plus has received mixed reviews. Can the LG V20 fill in the gap for Apple fans who were disappointed by Apple's latest release?
Apple recently released the iPhone 7 to mixed reviews. For those who might not be happy with the iPhone 7, the LG V20 could be a good alternative. Here is a comparison of the two phones side by side.
iPhone 7 Plus Pros and Cons
The iPhone 7 Plus is, in more ways than one, Apple's most advanced phone ever. Over the last few years, the Cupertino-based giant has slowly but surely widened the gap between the 4.7-inch iPhone and its larger sibling, the 5.5-inch Plus. Unlike the iPhone 6 Plus and the 6S Plus generation, however, the iPhone 7 Plus is practically leagues ahead of its smaller sibling.
The iPhone 7 Plus excels in many things, but the most notable of which is its dual camera system. In classic Apple fashion, the tech giant has managed to create a simple, streamlined camera system that takes arguably the best smartphone photos in the market right now. What makes the iPhone 7 Plus' photos look great is the fact that the images look very real and sharp, as opposed to the Galaxy S7, which takes very good, albeit unmistakably digital-looking images.
Of course, the iPhone 7 Plus has its share of disadvantages as well. Most notable, of course, is the absence of the headphone jack. Without a dedicated headphone jack, the simple task of charging a phone while listening on earphones becomes a chore. Apart from this, the three-year-old frame of the iPhone 7 Plus, and its 1080p non-AMOLED display, is beginning to show its age.
LG V20 Pros and Cons
The LG V20 is the South Korean tech giant's answer to the flagship phablet game. Featuring a number of nifty tricks up its sleeve, the V20 could be considered as one of the best iPhone 7 Plus alternatives out there, simply because the LG's phablet excels in many areas that its Apple counterpart is flawed at.
One of the things that the LG V20 really excels at is audio, bringing high-end DAC (digital to audio converter) to mainstream consumers. The audio capabilities of the V20 are so advanced that LG advises its users to use wired headsets to get the best audio experience possible.
Apart from audio, the LG V20's dual-display system and removable battery is something that many critics and reviewers have responded positively to. While always-on displays are considered by some to be an unnecessary feature, it is nonetheless very useful. As for the removable battery, let's just say that had Samsung incorporated a removable battery on its ill-fated Note 7 devices, the mass recall for its flagship phablet would have cost a couple of million dollars at the most.
The LG V20 boasts flagship level specs as well, with a Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM. Unlike its Apple counterpart, the V20 also features a huge 5.7-inch screen with Quad HD IPS, as well as a 2.1-inch always on display.
Overall, the LG V20 does deliver a lot when it is compared to the iPhone 7 Plus. Thus, those who are looking to explore beyond what iOS can offer can look at the V20 as a viable alternative. If any, LG's flagship phablet addresses many things that could be considered wrong about Apple's device.