LG K30 vs LG Q7+ Plus – Difference between LG K30 & Q7+ Plus MetroPCS / T-Mobile

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

LG K30 vs LG Q7 Plus

The left one is LG K30 and on the right is LG Q7 Plus

difference between lg k30 and lg q7 plus

 

1. Price & Release Date

PRICE & RELEASE DATELG K30LG Q7+ Plus
Model NumberLM-X410MK / X410TKLM-Q610MA / Q610TA
Release DateMay 2018August 2018
Current PriceAround $70Around $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 & DESIGNLG K30LG Q7+ Plus
ColorsAurora BlackMoroccan Blue
Body MaterialMetal & PlasticMetal
Dimensions5.85 x 2.95 x 0.34 (inches)5.66 x 2.73 x 0.33
Weight5.93 oz5.11 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.

3. Display

DISPLAYLG K30LG Q7+ Plus
Screen Size5.3" (inch)5.5"
Aspect Ratio16:918:9
Screen Resolution / Wallpaper Size1280 x 720 pixels2160 x 1080 pixels
Gorilla Glass / Glass Screen Protection
Panda King Screen Protection
Pixel Density277 ppi442 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 K30LG Q7+ Plus
USB PortMicro USB 2.0USB 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 & BENCHMARKLG K30LG Q7+ Plus
Processor / CPU1.4 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex A531.8 GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex A53
RAM2 GB4 GB
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM450
GPUAdreno 308Adreno 506
Antutu Benchmark Score 3830369071

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.

6. Camera

CAMERA LG K30LG Q7+ Plus
REAR  
Image Resolution / Megapixels13 MP16 MP
Qlens (AI Camera)

FRONT
Image Resolution / Megapixels5 MP8 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 & CHARGINGLG K30LG Q7+ Plus
Quick Charge / Fast Charging

Battery Capacity2880 mAh3000 mAh
Battery Life / Talk TimeUp to 13 hrs & 40 minsUp to 15 hrs
Standby Time Up to 10 days & 10 hrsUp 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 commonLG K30 & LG Q7+ Plus
BODY & DESIGNK30 & Q7 Plus
Removable Battery
Memory Card Slot / Expandable Memory
DISPLAYK30 & Q7 Plus
Display Type / TechnologyIPS LCD
Contoured /Curved Edge
NETWORKK30 & Q7 Plus
Sim Size/TypeNano
GSM/CDMAGSM
GSM Unlock StatusLocked
CarrierT-Mobile/MetroPCS
Wifi Calling
VoLTE
SOFTWARE K30 & Q7 Plus
Android VersionAndroid 8.1 Oreo
LG User Interface VersionLG UX 7.0
Face Unlock / Smart Unlock (Trusted Face)
Flashlight
Google Assistant
Split Screen / Multi Window
Smart Cleaning
MEMORY/STORAGEK30 & Q7 Plus
Expandable Memory
Maximum SD card capacity/sd card sizeup to 2 TB
CONNECTIVITYK30 & Q7 Plus
USB OTG
Bluetooth
Wifi
Wifi Tethering / Hotspot
GPS
MHL / Slimport / HDMI Compatible
Screen Mirroring / Miracast / Screen Share
IR Blaster / TV Remote
SENSORSK30 & Q7 Plus
Accelerometer
Gyroscope/VR Compatibility
Magnetometer/Digital Compass
Fingerprint Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
ADDITIONAL FEATURESK30 & Q7 Plus
FM Radio
Surround SoundDTS:X 3D Virtual Surround
Notification LED Light
Wireless Charging / Qi-enabled
CAMERAK30 & Q7 Plus
REAR
FlashSingle LED Flash
ZoomUp to 4x, Digital Zoom
Video Resolution1080p @ 30 fps
HDR
Face Detection
Manual Mode / Controls
FRONT
Video1080p @ 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.

CONCLUSION

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
  • Waterproof
  • Full HD Plus 18:9 Display
  • USB Type-C Charging Port
  • Better Hardware
  • Twice the amount of Internal Storage & RAM
  • Superior Front & Back Camera
  • NFC
  • Fast Charging

The only plus point of the LG K30 is the low price when compared to LG Q7 Plus.

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