LG K30 and Q7 Plus belong to a different segment.
Where LG K30 is just an entry-level android smartphone, Q7 Plus is equipped with better hardware & more features, in fact, it even surpasses the highly popular LG Stylo 4 & even Stylo 5 which is more or less the same phone with few extras.
In this post, we’re going to cover the differences at first & later on the similarities between LG K30 and Q7 Plus. So, Let’s check out the differences between the two –
Difference between LG K30 and LG Q7+ Plus
The left one is LG K30 and on the right is LG Q7 Plus
1. Price & Release Date
|PRICE & RELEASE DATE||LG K30||LG Q7+ Plus|
|Model Number||LM-X410MK / X410TK||LM-Q610MA / Q610TA|
|Release Date||May 2018||August 2018|
|Current Price||Around $70||Around $150|
LG K30 and Q7 Plus were released at the same time with a few months difference in Mid 2018.
Even today Q7 plus sells for twice or thrice the price of LG K30. However, Q7 Plus justifies its price tag with the hardware and features it offers. We are going to find this out in the upcoming tables.
2. Body & Design
|BODY & DESIGN||LG K30||LG Q7+ Plus|
|Colors||Aurora Black||Moroccan Blue|
|Body Material||Metal & Plastic||Metal|
|Dimensions||5.85” x 2.95” x 0.34” (inches)||5.66” x 2.73” x 0.33”|
|Weight||5.93 oz||5.11 oz|
|Waterproof||✖ ||IP68 Dust & Water Resistant|
Q7 Plus looks premium with its all-metal unibody design. K30 has a metal back and the rest is plastic.
Q7 is much lighter and more compact than LG K30. Thanks to its 18:9 aspect ratio.
Q7+ is more robust as well. Its dust and water-resistant with ingress protection (IP) rating of 68.
|DISPLAY||LG K30||LG Q7+ Plus|
|Screen Size||5.3" (inch)||5.5"|
|Screen Resolution / Wallpaper Size||1280 x 720 pixels||2160 x 1080 pixels|
|Gorilla Glass / Glass Screen Protection||✖ ||Panda King Screen Protection|
|Pixel Density||277 ppi||442 ppi|
K30 has a 5.3 inch HD display with an aspect ratio of 16:9, whereas Q7 Plus has a 5.5 Full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Q7+ has a more sturdy glass with Panda King Screen Protection.
4. Connectivity & Storage
|CONNECTIVITY, STORAGE & BENCHMARK||LG K30||LG Q7+ Plus|
|USB Port||Micro USB 2.0||USB Type-C|
|NFC / Android Pay / Android Beam||✖ ||✔
|ROM / Internal Memory||32 GB (23.65 GB Usable)||64 GB (49 GB Usable)|
K30 uses the old Mirco USB charging port whereas Q7+ is upgraded to USB Type-C port.
Q7 Plus comes with NFC as well for fast contactless payments.
The internal storage capacity of Q7 Plus (64GB) is twice that of LG K30 (32GB).
5. Hardware & Benchmark
|HARDWARE & BENCHMARK||LG K30||LG Q7+ Plus|
|Processor / CPU||1.4 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53||1.8 GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex A53|
|RAM||2 GB||4 GB|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917||Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM450|
|GPU||Adreno 308||Adreno 506|
|Antutu Benchmark Score||38303||69071|
In the hardware department as well, Q7 Plus beats K30 by a huge margin.
Q7 Plus comes with 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Processor whereas K30 has 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor.
Even the amount of RAM in Q7 is twice that of K30.
The benchmark score of both phones tells the same story. The Antutu benchmark score of K30 is just 38303 which is 69071 when tested on Q7 Plus.
|CAMERA||LG K30||LG Q7+ Plus|
|Image Resolution / Megapixels||13 MP||16 MP|
|Qlens (AI Camera)||✖ ||✔
|Image Resolution / Megapixels||5 MP||8 MP|
Both Front and Rear cameras of Q7 Plus is superior to K30 with higher image resolution as well as picture quality. You can check their camera specs in the above table.
Q7 Plus camera is also equipped with Qlens which is similar to the Google Lens and can assist you in visual shopping.
7. Battery & Charging
|BATTERY & CHARGING||LG K30||LG Q7+ Plus|
|Quick Charge / Fast Charging||✖ ||✔
|Battery Capacity||2880 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Battery Life / Talk Time||Up to 13 hrs & 40 mins||Up to 15 hrs|
|Standby Time||Up to 10 days & 10 hrs||Up to 15 Days|
The battery capacity and backup of both the phones are near about the same. However, fast charging on Q7 plus makes it a winner one more time.
Similarities between LG K30 and LG Q7+ Plus
|What they share in common||LG K30 & LG Q7+ Plus|
|BODY & DESIGN||K30 & Q7 Plus|
|Memory Card Slot / Expandable Memory||✔
|DISPLAY||K30 & Q7 Plus|
|Display Type / Technology||IPS LCD|
|Contoured /Curved Edge||✔
|NETWORK||K30 & Q7 Plus|
|GSM Unlock Status||Locked|
|SOFTWARE||K30 & Q7 Plus|
|Android Version||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|LG User Interface Version||LG UX 7.0|
|Face Unlock / Smart Unlock (Trusted Face)||✔
|Split Screen / Multi Window||✔
|MEMORY/STORAGE||K30 & Q7 Plus|
|Maximum SD card capacity/sd card size||up to 2 TB|
|CONNECTIVITY||K30 & Q7 Plus|
|Wifi Tethering / Hotspot||✔
|MHL / Slimport / HDMI Compatible||✖
|Screen Mirroring / Miracast / Screen Share||✖
|IR Blaster / TV Remote||✖
|SENSORS||K30 & Q7 Plus|
|Ambient Light Sensor||✔
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||K30 & Q7 Plus|
|Surround Sound||DTS:X 3D Virtual Surround|
|Notification LED Light||✖
|Wireless Charging / Qi-enabled||✖
|CAMERA||K30 & Q7 Plus|
|Flash||Single LED Flash|
|Zoom||Up to 4x, Digital Zoom|
|Video Resolution||1080p @ 30 fps|
|Manual Mode / Controls||✔
|Video||1080p @ 30 fps|
The above table covers the features which are common in both K30 and Q7 Plus. It also marks those features which are missing on both the phones.
Screen Mirroring is not possible out of the box (No “Cast” Option in Settings) without Google Chromecast so I’ve marked it as a missing feature.
From the above comparison, it’s quite clear that Q7 Plus is a much superior phone. However, there’s also a huge price difference between the two. So finally, it depends upon the amount of money you’re willing to spend.
There’s also LG Stylo 4 which falls in between these two phones. You can check out the comparison between LG K30, Stylo 4 & Stylo 5.
In the nutshell, the features in favor of LG Q7 Plus are –
- Premium Look (Metal Unibody Design)
- More Compact
- Lesser Weight
- Full HD Plus 18:9 Display
- USB Type-C Charging Port
- Better Hardware
- Twice the amount of Internal Storage & RAM
- Superior Front & Back Camera
- Fast Charging
The only plus point of the LG K30 is the low price when compared to LG Q7 Plus.
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