12-22-2018 09:24 PM
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  1. Theot's Avatar
    GCam will be extracted from the Pixel 3 and ported over to the V40 so you basically get the same exact camera experience as the pixel. The hardware is there, IMX363 with dual pixel.. install GCam and it's game over. The thing with LG is that you can at least install themes so you can change the UI look, with stock Android you are stuck with the same look forever (I have a pure Android Motorola and I'm getting sick of looking at it, it's too plain). If you really like the Pixel launcher, you can actually install the .apk and it's the same launcher as the Pixel. Keep in mind, LG did in fact create the Pixel 2 XL entirely and provided screens for the 3 XL.
    Yeah, GCam may be the way to go. The only thing I lose then is the full resolution storage.

    I hate the Pixel launcher, I use Nova launcher on my Pixel 2. I also don't care for this bland material design 2 look Google is forcing in their apps either. And then there's the gesture navigation they are apparently forcing you to use on the Pixel 3.

    I think I may have talked myself right out of the Pixel 3.
    10-17-2018 08:23 AM
  2. ffejjj's Avatar

    I think I may have talked myself right out of the Pixel 3.
    Nice lol
    10-17-2018 08:42 AM
  3. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Yeah, GCam may be the way to go. The only thing I lose then is the full resolution storage.

    I hate the Pixel launcher, I use Nova launcher on my Pixel 2. I also don't care for this bland material design 2 look Google is forcing in their apps either. And then there's the gesture navigation they are apparently forcing you to use on the Pixel 3.

    I think I may have talked myself right out of the Pixel 3.
    Pixel 3 XL: made by Chinese Foxconn, very huge and ugly notch with no customizable options, lacking a headphone jack and micro SD slot so you gotta pay a lot more for onboard storage, only 1 rear camera (no fun), no themes you can install, weird "squeeze" feature you might accidentally trigger, back is made of curved glass entirely and is extremely fragile (YouTube reviewer cracked it by accident).. no drop test standard certification so if you drop it, there goes $900, no manual controls for photos/videos

    V40: made in Korea, notch looks nicer and can be customized or turned off completely.. has a headphone jack still with a Quad DAC for the absolute ultimate music listening experience, has 3 omnidirectional mics for the best audio recording experience, BoomBox sound which sounds nice and loud thanks to the sound chamber inside, micro SD slot (plus free 256GB micro SD card if you pre-order early), free $138 value gimble with pre-order, no annoying curved screen so you can install a glass screen protector, 5 camera setup with the newest IMX363 with dual pixel technology, incredibly thin and lightweight design, still has MIL-STD-810G and has been drop tested and less fragile than other phones without it, dedicated Google Assistant button so it's easier and better than Bixby, possibly the best manual mode camera for pictures and video recording
    10-17-2018 09:02 AM
  4. middbrew's Avatar
    dedicated Google Assistant button so it's easier and better than Bixby
    The Note9 has a dedicated Bixby button just like the V40's dedicated Google Assistant button. However, a lot of folks I've talked to say Bixby is a huge step down from Google Assistant.
    10-17-2018 03:54 PM
  5. jmssarno's Avatar
    I was also looking at the fact that the GCam can be ported over to the V40. But is it really necessary to do so? or is it more of a matter of preference...

    The headphone jack, DAC, and improved screen over my V20 are the main selling points to me. The OnePlus is supposedly releasing usb-c wired headphones to coincide with the release of the 6T...

    My question is will it be that much of a downgrade in sound from the LG audio? I'm really interested in the V40 but that teardrop notch, overall design and price of the 6T is really attractive.
    10-17-2018 05:26 PM
  6. LuvMusic's Avatar
    The headphone jack, DAC, and improved screen over my V20 are the main selling points to me. The OnePlus is supposedly releasing usb-c wired headphones to coincide with the release of the 6T...

    My question is will it be that much of a downgrade in sound from the LG audio? I'm really interested in the V40 but that teardrop notch, overall design and price of the 6T is really attractive.
    Nice summary of the benefits to upgrading to a V40. As to your question about sound quality, by the numbers, the V40's sound quality is clearly better. However, how we hear music is subjective. That is why some think that $50.00 headphones sound great and some can't get by with less than what they think is the best regardless of cost.

    If you enjoy music and listen frequently, you will notice a difference. The V series has better dynamic range, frequency response and clarity, IME, versus any other phone I have listened to. Is it worth the extra money? For me it is but you will have to decide for yourself.
    10-17-2018 09:54 PM
  7. jmssarno's Avatar
    Nice summary of the benefits to upgrading to a V40. As to your question about sound quality, by the numbers, the V40's sound quality is clearly better. However, how we hear music is subjective. That is why some think that $50.00 headphones sound great and some can't get by with less than what they think is the best regardless of cost.

    If you enjoy music and listen frequently, you will notice a difference. The V series has better dynamic range, frequency response and clarity, IME, versus any other phone I have listened to. Is it worth the extra money? For me it is but you will have to decide for yourself.
    Thanks for helping me make my decision a little easier. I do put a lot of stock into the audio performance of a device as the V20 is the best sounding phone I've had to date...

    I wouldn't mind switching to a device that required USB-C headphones or even the use of a dongle IF the DAC and overall audio output was on par with the V series. I'm spoiled by the DAC in the V20 and I really don't want to be let down by the sound quality of the connected USB- C headphones OnePlus will offer for the 6T.

    Besides, the drawback of not being able to use headphones while charging the device unless you're using Bluetooth headphones is a bit of a turn off for me as well.

    I've seen plenty of online reviews for the V40. Some think the V40 is great, some think it's good, and some think the device is mediocre for the price LG is asking. The one constant is that the V40 is the best LG device to date although compared to other flagships, LG's best may not be enough...

    For me, the V40 seems to check all the boxes and I'm seriously considering picking one up this weekend.
    10-18-2018 07:47 AM
  8. Theot's Avatar
    The Note9 has a dedicated Bixby button just like the V40's dedicated Google Assistant button. However, a lot of folks I've talked to say Bixby is a huge step down from Google Assistant.
    From what I've heard you have to use Bixby differently. Its very good for conrolling things on the device because of the level of integration it has into the OS at the hardware level. Whereas GA doesn't get that level of control on a Samsung device and is better for search. So it sounds like you have to learn to use both in conjunction. Still sounds like a hassle and something I don't need and I worry that a button will just be there getting in the way. But the stupid squeeze on my Pixel 2 gets triggered a lot on accident to so a button can't be any worse I guess.





    My question is will it be that much of a downgrade in sound from the LG audio? I'm really interested in the V40 but that teardrop notch, overall design and price of the 6T is really attractive.
    That's what I'm wondering. I really like most of what I'm reading on the V40 but if I can get most of the features on the 6T for less money maybe that's the way to go? Things I don't like on the 6T are no rear FP sensor and no headphone jack. So is an extra $200-$300 worth a rear FP sensor, headphone jack, better and more versatile camera setup, better screen? No you won't have bleeding edge updates but does that really matter?
    10-18-2018 08:07 AM
  9. ffejjj's Avatar
    From what I've heard you have to use Bixby differently. Its very good for conrolling things on the device because of the level of integration it has into the OS at the hardware level. Whereas GA doesn't get that level of control on a Samsung device and is better for search. So it sounds like you have to learn to use both in conjunction. Still sounds like a hassle and something I don't need and I worry that a button will just be there getting in the way. But the stupid squeeze on my Pixel 2 gets triggered a lot on accident to so a button can't be any worse I guess.







    That's what I'm wondering. I really like most of what I'm reading on the V40 but if I can get most of the features on the 6T for less money maybe that's the way to go? Things I don't like on the 6T are no rear FP sensor and no headphone jack. So is an extra $200-$300 worth a rear FP sensor, headphone jack, better and more versatile camera setup, better screen? No you won't have bleeding edge updates but does that really matter?
    Personally I'd rather spend the extra couple hundred dollars and be happy for the next year.
    10-18-2018 08:54 AM
  10. Theot's Avatar
    Personally I'd rather spend the extra couple hundred dollars and be happy for the next year.
    Yeah, it seems like the best idea.
    10-18-2018 09:09 AM
  11. LuvMusic's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind switching to a device that required USB-C headphones or even the use of a dongle IF the DAC and overall audio output was on par with the V series. I'm spoiled by the DAC in the V20 and I really don't want to be let down by the sound quality of the connected USB- C headphones OnePlus will offer for the 6T.
    Yeah, the whole USB-C use as an audio connection is really in its infancy. One option that I have found interesting is the USB-C dongle made by Razer. The Razer dongle has a built-in external DAC and I have read some positive comments / reviews on its performance. The problem is they sell out very quickly.

    If your interested, here is a link: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=p35Fq12S
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    10-18-2018 10:11 AM
  12. jmssarno's Avatar
    Yeah... I think the V40 has won me over even before the 6T drops. The headphone, DAC, and that screen...

    Although the 6T looks to have a beautiful screen itself, not to mention it comes out the box running 9.0 Pie. But I really love my V20 and if the V40 gives me that same experience but in a "updated" and "upgraded" version, then I know I'll be happy.
    10-19-2018 08:33 PM
  13. flyingkytez's Avatar
    The Note9 has a dedicated Bixby button just like the V40's dedicated Google Assistant button. However, a lot of folks I've talked to say Bixby is a huge step down from Google Assistant.
    The good thing about Bixby is it's local on your phone and not over the cloud, so if you somehow lose signal you can still get assistance. Also, Bixby learns from you and it has a self learning system and improves overtime. Samsung is also rewarding people with Samsung Pay credit for using Bixby and helping improve it. Google gives you nothing.
    10-20-2018 02:16 PM
  14. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Yeah... I think the V40 has won me over even before the 6T drops. The headphone, DAC, and that screen...

    Although the 6T looks to have a beautiful screen itself, not to mention it comes out the box running 9.0 Pie. But I really love my V20 and if the V40 gives me that same experience but in a "updated" and "upgraded" version, then I know I'll be happy.
    I'm coming from the V20 as well, can't wait for the V40 to arrive. OnePlus is boring and the specs are overkill.. what are you going to do with 8GB RAM? Plus no headphone jack and no micro SD slot... Lacking so much innovation.
    10-20-2018 02:24 PM
  15. flyingkytez's Avatar
    From what I've heard you have to use Bixby differently. Its very good for conrolling things on the device because of the level of integration it has into the OS at the hardware level. Whereas GA doesn't get that level of control on a Samsung device and is better for search. So it sounds like you have to learn to use both in conjunction. Still sounds like a hassle and something I don't need and I worry that a button will just be there getting in the way. But the stupid squeeze on my Pixel 2 gets triggered a lot on accident to so a button can't be any worse I guess.







    That's what I'm wondering. I really like most of what I'm reading on the V40 but if I can get most of the features on the 6T for less money maybe that's the way to go? Things I don't like on the 6T are no rear FP sensor and no headphone jack. So is an extra $200-$300 worth a rear FP sensor, headphone jack, better and more versatile camera setup, better screen? No you won't have bleeding edge updates but does that really matter?
    I actually prefer Bixby than Google Assistant, people don't realize it. Bixby is local and not over the cloud so it can work offline. Bixby also has a unique learning system and gets better the more you use it. You can teach Bixby to do anything almost and they are constantly expanding Bixby through user submissions and updates from engineers. They even reward you for using Bixby... Unfortunately, it's only available on Samsung and I'm an LG guy.

    Regarding the OP6T.... most of the features? There aren't any features at all, it really is just a basic powerhouse of a phone. No headphone jack, no micro SD, you get what you pay for (or not).
    10-20-2018 02:29 PM
  16. Theot's Avatar
    I actually prefer Bixby than Google Assistant, people don't realize it. Bixby is local and not over the cloud so it can work offline. Bixby also has a unique learning system and gets better the more you use it. You can teach Bixby to do anything almost and they are constantly expanding Bixby through user submissions and updates from engineers. They even reward you for using Bixby... Unfortunately, it's only available on Samsung and I'm an LG guy.

    Regarding the OP6T.... most of the features? There aren't any features at all, it really is just a basic powerhouse of a phone. No headphone jack, no micro SD, you get what you pay for (or not).
    Yeah, they have completely different use cases. I've never used bixby but I have very little use for GA either so.

    Do you have a Samsung device now?

    T-Mobile will give me $360 right now for my Pixel 2, I'm not sure I can sell it for that but I've only had it for a few months and it seems not enough.
    10-20-2018 02:34 PM
  17. middbrew's Avatar
    I'm coming from the V20 as well, can't wait for the V40 to arrive. OnePlus is boring and the specs are overkill.. what are you going to do with 8GB RAM? Plus no headphone jack and no micro SD slot... Lacking so much innovation.
    You're going to love it! I had the V20 and then the V30, I'm really enjoying the V40. I'm still learning about what the camera can do, but it's pretty amazing. My brother was moving from the V20 and considered the V40 and the Note9. His battery was giving out and he didn't want to wait so got the Note9. It will be interesting comparing the two when we meet up next week.
    10-21-2018 08:29 AM
  18. middbrew's Avatar
    The good thing about Bixby is it's local on your phone and not over the cloud, so if you somehow lose signal you can still get assistance. Also, Bixby learns from you and it has a self learning system and improves overtime. Samsung is also rewarding people with Samsung Pay credit for using Bixby and helping improve it. Google gives you nothing.
    Very interesting. Thanks for the info. I do have a Samsung tablet so I'll give it a little more effort in using it.
    10-21-2018 08:31 AM
  19. middbrew's Avatar
    From what I've heard you have to use Bixby differently. Its very good for conrolling things on the device because of the level of integration it has into the OS at the hardware level. Whereas GA doesn't get that level of control on a Samsung device and is better for search. So it sounds like you have to learn to use both in conjunction. Still sounds like a hassle and something I don't need and I worry that a button will just be there getting in the way. But the stupid squeeze on my Pixel 2 gets triggered a lot on accident to so a button can't be any worse I guess.
    Thanks for the info. IA and how it's being used is definitely the coolest advancement in tech these days.
    10-21-2018 08:48 AM
  20. jmssarno's Avatar
    Well... I walked into my local TMobile store, just to play around with the V40 and I ended up walking out with a V40...

    I'm LOVIN' this device!! I'm glad I got it and I'm not even thinking about the 6T anymore. The options with the DAC is awesome!!
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    10-24-2018 05:47 PM
  21. Theot's Avatar
    Well... I walked into my local TMobile store, just to play around with the V40 and I ended up walking out with a V40...

    I'm LOVIN' this device!! I'm glad I got it and I'm not even thinking about the 6T anymore. The options with the DAC is awesome!!
    What sold you on it?

    I'm still on the fence, waiting for the 6T to be official to make my decision.
    10-24-2018 06:32 PM
  22. jmssarno's Avatar
    I love having the headphone jack as I own several wired headphones that I love using while at home. The settings and options in the DAC is so good, including DTS X surround sound as well...

    I wasn't going to deal with a dongle or USB-C headphones. Not to mention, TMobile gave me $250 for my V20 since I've had from launch. I couldn't resist that deal.

    I love the waterdrop notch in the 6T and the price was very enticing, but at the end the V40 ended up the winner (for me)

    let's us know what you choose.
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    10-24-2018 06:42 PM
  23. Theot's Avatar
    I love having the headphone jack as I own several wired headphones that I love using while at home. The settings and options in the DAC is so good, including DTS X surround sound as well...

    I wasn't going to deal with a dongle or USB-C headphones. Not to mention, TMobile gave me $250 for my V20 since I've had from launch. I couldn't resist that deal.

    I love the waterdrop notch in the 6T and the price was very enticing, but at the end the V40 ended up the winner (for me)

    let's us know what you choose.
    Will do, right now leaning towards the Note 9 but waiting to get final details on the 6T. I've been wireless with my audio for awhile and while I do like the idea of the DAC and I love good audio wires annoy me. So as good as the note 9 looks and the V40 as well I really am trying to hold out for the 6T as I think it checks all the boxes for me and doesn't have the cup overflowing with features that the note does. Plus the lower price helps.
    10-24-2018 09:11 PM
  24. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Will do, right now leaning towards the Note 9
    One suggestion. If you haven't already, make sure you hold a Note 9 in your hands before deciding. The curved infinity screen just didn't work for me too slippery. That was one of the nice surprises on the V40....a flat screen.

    BTW, unless you plan on using the S Pen, the Note 9 is kind of a waste. IMO, I would look more at the S9+ if your considering a Galaxy phone.

    I understand the convenience of wireless, I use Bose QC 35's when I'm on a plane, noise cancelling wins over sound quality. However, I would suggest listening to some music with at least a decent pair of wired headphones on a LG V series phone before you buy, if you are a big music listener. You will be surprised at the difference
    10-24-2018 09:24 PM
  25. jmssarno's Avatar
    Will do, right now leaning towards the Note 9 but waiting to get final details on the 6T. I've been wireless with my audio for awhile and while I do like the idea of the DAC and I love good audio wires annoy me. So as good as the note 9 looks and the V40 as well I really am trying to hold out for the 6T as I think it
    checks all the boxes for me and doesn't have the cup overflowing with features that the note does. Plus the lower price helps.
    I use wired at home and I use wireless when I'm out and about. Bluetooth is really good so far, both with my earbuds and JBL speaker. I'll play around with BT in the car tomorrow.

    Note 9 is nice as I was comparing it to the V40. The screen on the Samsung is beautiful but the curved screen also makes it seem like you're losing real estate.

    It all comes down to personal preference. I'm sure you won't go wrong with either the Note 9, V40, or 6T.
    10-24-2018 10:10 PM
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