“The latest budget smartphones from LG are set to compete with offerings from leading Chinese phonemakers”
The Korean manufacturer LG released a trio of smartphones in the Indian market recently. The company has made a strong comeback into the budget and mid-range segment in the country with the W series. The phones include the budget-centric LG W10 (first impressions) and LG W30 (first impressions), as well as the mid-range LG W30 Pro. These devices will be competing against affordable phones from the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, OPPO, Vivo, Samsung, and Nokia. But considering the W10 and W30 are priced quite close, we’re sure you must be wondering what are the differences between them. So in this post, let’s pit LG’s W10 and W30 against each other.
LG W10 vs W30 price in India
First, let’s get pricing out of the way. The LG W10 is the most affordable offering in the lineup, and its price is pegged at Rs 8,999. For the money, you get 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage. On the other hand, the LG W30 price in India is set at Rs 9,999 for the same configuration.
Both phones are only available with in one variant. As for colours, the LG W10 can be purchased in Tulip Purple or Smokey Grey options. In comparison, the LG W30 will be available in Aurora Green, Platinum Grey or Thunder Blue hues.
LG W10 vs W30 specifications
In the design department, both phones are similar looking, but the W30 has a more premium feel thanks to its textured back and chamfered edges. They are both made out of polycarbonate, but you will feel like you’re getting more for the money with the W30.
On the front, the W10 features a 6.19-inch HD+ panel, whereas the W30 comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ display. The devices also feature different types of notches. The W10 comes with a rectangular cut-out, while the W30 has a smaller V-shaped notch. You will find thick bezels and a chunky chin all around the display on both the devices. Both smartphones are powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, which is paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Since these are budget phones, you can expect decent performance when it comes to gaming and daily usage. The phones also feature a microSD card slot for storage expansion, since 32GB may not be enough for some users.
Coming to the cameras, the W30 gets an additional sensor. The LG W10 features a dual-camera setup at the back, while the W30 gets a trio of shooters. The camera modules are placed vertically on the left side of the phones. On the W10, you get a primary 13-megapixel sensor paired with a 5-megapixel depth unit. As opposed to that, the LG W30 has a main 12-megapixel sensor, a 13-megapixel wide camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, the W10 makes do with an 8MP sensor, whereas the W30 gets a higher-res 16MP unit.
Both the LG W10 and the W30 feature a powerful 4,000mAh battery pack, which should easily provide a full day of usage. However, LG has included the ageing micro-USB connector at the bottom for charging and data transfer. Thankfully, you do get a 3.5mm headphone jack on both devices. Fingerprint scanners are located at the back of the handsets.
As for software, both phones run stock Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, which means they get features such as Digital Wellbeing and Google Assistant right out of the box. Hopefully, this also means that the phones will receive faster software updates. The Korean behemoth has also added a feature to change the design of the notch on both the phones, if you prefer to do so.
The LG W30 costs Rs 1,000 more because it has a triple-rear camera setup, more powerful selfie camera, and a better0looking design. We believe that you are getting more than your money’s worth with the W30. However, if you don’t have the additional Rs 1,000 to spend, then go for the W10 as you’re still getting the same performance and battery life.