12-05-2018 10:44 AM
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  1. Theot's Avatar
    Been shopping and researching for a couple weeks and I was looking at the V40 and checking prices again today on T-Mobile's website I noticed that the G7 is only $600 right now and offers almost everything the v40 does except for the telephoto lens, OLED screen, and it's only got 4 gigabytes of RAM but it's also $320 cheaper right now and they have the trade-in promo going I'm at as well. With the trade in I'd get the G7 for $276. I mean, it's a really good deal but the only issue I have is the credits are spread out over 24 months which kind of sucks but it would be the same for the V40 as well.
    10-24-2018 07:52 PM
  2. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Well, from my perspective, the OLED screen is a big plus. My last two phones (the V10 and V20) both had LCD screens which were fine indoors but outdoors.....well.....they sucked!
    10-24-2018 08:25 PM
  3. ffejjj's Avatar
    Well, from my perspective, the OLED screen is a big plus. My last two phones (the V10 and V20) both had LCD screens which were fine indoors but outdoors.....well.....they sucked!
    Totally agree.

    When the always on display is used in the dark (on LCD screens) you can see the whole panel is lit.

    The V30 is my first OLED screen and I'm super happy with it.
    10-24-2018 08:37 PM
  4. Theot's Avatar
    Totally agree.

    When the always on display is used in the dark (on LCD screens) you can see the whole panel is lit.

    The V30 is my first OLED screen and I'm super happy with it.
    Yeah you are right, I remember that from my G6 now. You could always see the backlight in the dark.
    10-24-2018 11:30 PM
  5. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    Hang on for a few more weeks, and you might see some good deals on Black Friday.
    gendo667 and Morty2264 like this.
    11-04-2018 10:48 AM
  6. SteelSteve's Avatar
    Though there may be minor differences from one phone to another I can say I just made the same choice and picked the g7. It has no light bleed and I just went into a closet and closed the door with the AOD. It's as black as my Moto Z Force which has an AMOLED display and I see no backlight. Take that for what it's worth.
    11-04-2018 04:45 PM
  7. neilk's Avatar
    Was at T-Mobile yesterday and was told their "Magenta Friday" deals begin November 15th.
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    11-04-2018 07:08 PM
  8. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Been shopping and researching for a couple weeks and I was looking at the V40 and checking prices again today on T-Mobile's website I noticed that the G7 is only $600 right now and offers almost everything the v40 does except for the telephoto lens, OLED screen, and it's only got 4 gigabytes of RAM but it's also $320 cheaper right now and they have the trade-in promo going I'm at as well. With the trade in I'd get the G7 for $276. I mean, it's a really good deal but the only issue I have is the credits are spread out over 24 months which kind of sucks but it would be the same for the V40 as well.
    Well it all comes down to the screen size. The G7 is significantly smaller and narrow, better suited for small hands or people who like compact sized phones. The V40 screen is wider and bigger and you can see the difference. The G7 uses a Sony IMX351 sensor and the V40 uses a Sony IMX 363 with dual pixel technology.. not only that but pay attention to the microphone quality.. the V series phones have the best microphone recording in any phone. Lastly, the V40 has an AMOLED screen (all preference here). If none of that is important to you, then the G7 should be a stellar phone. If you really want the absolute best camera experience, just pay a little more more the V40.

    FYI, do not pay attention to the "reviews" you see claiming the phone is "lackluster".. it is not and you have to try it out yourself to judge. Battery is fine and lasts 9 hours compared to the Note 9 that lasts 10 hours. Again, the microphone audio recording quality surpasses expectations.. so if video recording is important to you, then the V series is going to be your best choice.
    11-05-2018 01:39 PM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    I wouldn't necessarily call it "settling" if you went with the G7 ThinQ - it's a great phone! - however, if you would rather have the V40, I too would recommend waiting a few weeks to see what the Cyber Monday/Christmas deals have to offer.

    Good luck!
    11-05-2018 02:12 PM
  10. jmssarno's Avatar
    I wouldn't necessarily call it "settling" if you went with the G7 ThinQ - it's a great phone! - however, if you would rather have the V40, I too would recommend waiting a few weeks to see what the Cyber Monday/Christmas deals have to offer.

    Good luck!
    Yeah, it's definitely not settling if you went with the G7. One thing is for sure, don't put too much stock into negative reviews of the V40...

    I'm getting 5-6.5 hours SOT (You Tube, Social Media, Email, Text) The OLED screen is beautiful, especially when watching 4K content at the highest screen resolution...

    It all comes down to personal preference and what's important to you. You can't go wrong with either device, it's that simple. It's what you want in your device and what you're willing to pay for.
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    11-05-2018 07:03 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yeah, it's definitely not settling if you went with the G7. One thing is for sure, don't put too much stock into negative reviews of the V40...

    I'm getting 5-6.5 hours SOT (You Tube, Social Media, Email, Text) The OLED screen is beautiful, especially when watching 4K content at the highest screen resolution...

    It all comes down to personal preference and what's important to you. You can't go wrong with either device, it's that simple. It's what you want in your device and what you're willing to pay for.
    Absolutely. It's what features you are looking for and even which features you are willing to sacrifice for the ones you want more in a phone.

    And that's pretty good SOT!
    11-06-2018 07:02 AM
  12. lrrowley's Avatar
    I would say the V40 has better cameras. The G7 has a smaller sensor with only 1.0 micron pixels, whereas the V40 has a 1.4 micron pixels sensor. 1.4 is the size used by the upper tier phones (Pixels, S9, etc) and captures more detail and especially allows more light for low light shots. The G7 has a very bright display but I've never liked how LG calibrates their LCD screens. The V40 on the other hand has a fantastic OLED display. But like others have said, the display is really subject to preference.
    11-06-2018 05:14 PM
  13. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    The G7 is a great phone, but if you're okay with paying the extra money or waiting to pick up a phone then the V40 is definitely worth it as well.
    11-07-2018 11:57 AM
  14. steelernole's Avatar
    LG V40 is $720 at T-Mobile right now and the LG G7 is $500
    11-17-2018 06:50 PM
  15. Theot's Avatar
    LG V40 is $720 at T-Mobile right now and the LG G7 is $500
    Yeah I was going to get a 6T this week but wondering if I'm not getting better value with the V40 for the extra $120
    11-18-2018 06:53 PM
  16. neilk's Avatar
    The $720 price depends on a trade in and is after monthly credits of 3 years. B&H is now selling the unlocked V40 for $750 without any trade in.
    11-18-2018 06:59 PM
  17. steelernole's Avatar
    The $720 price depends on a trade in and is after monthly credits of 3 years. B&H is now selling the unlocked V40 for $750 without any trade in.

    T-Mobile has them full retail now for $720. I want to the store today to get the LG V40 but they had sold out. The customer before me traded in a galaxy S8 and got the V40 for free after bill credits.
    11-18-2018 08:27 PM
  18. Theot's Avatar
    T-Mobile has them full retail now for $720. I want to the store today to get the LG V40 but they had sold out. The customer before me traded in a galaxy S8 and got the V40 for free after bill credits.
    Don't you still have to add a line to get it free though?
    11-18-2018 11:02 PM
  19. Blown 89's Avatar
    Get one off Swappa. I paid $525 for a T-mobile version that was still factory sealed.
    11-19-2018 03:59 AM
  20. jmssarno's Avatar
    Don't you still have to add a line to get it free though?
    For a free phone, yes...
    But If you're already a T-Mobile customer you don't have to add a line to get a deal. For example, I'm an existing T-Mobile customer and I traded in my V20 for $250 in bill credits, which essentially makes my phone around $700.

    Check it out and see what kind of deal you can get.
    11-19-2018 11:14 AM
  21. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I just got a new V40 from T-Mobile for $720 on an existing line and no trade-in. I just paid off my girlfriend's K20 Plus, they asked for $72 down and taxes, and that was it.
    11-24-2018 09:50 AM
  22. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Yeah I was going to get a 6T this week but wondering if I'm not getting better value with the V40 for the extra $120
    If wireless charging, great audio quality, and a more versatile camera are all things that are important to you, it's 100% worth it. Otherwise the 6t is very similar.
    11-24-2018 09:51 AM
  23. Theot's Avatar
    If wireless charging, great audio quality, and a more versatile camera are all things that are important to you, it's 100% worth it. Otherwise the 6t is very similar.
    I went with the 6T.
    11-24-2018 04:39 PM
  24. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I went with the 6T.
    Make sure you disable the Chinese spyware.

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/1...-phone-owners/
    11-25-2018 07:15 PM
  25. Theot's Avatar
    Make sure you disable the Chinese spyware.

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/1...-phone-owners/
    A year old article about software on a four year old device?
    11-25-2018 07:52 PM
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