Best LG phones: Compare LG smartphone models

LG makes a lot of smartphones, so let us help you find the one that best suits your needs.

Updated March 22nd, 2019
Name Product Display Rear camera Internal storage Battery size More info
5.7
inches

2880 x 1440px

13MP + 13MP

32GB

3,300
mAh
6
inches

2880 x 1440px

16MP + 13MP

128GB

3,300
mAh
6.4
inches

3120x1440px

16MP + 12MP + 12MP

64GB

3,300
mAh
LG V50 ThinQ 5G
LG V50 ThinQ 5G
6.4
inches

3120 x 1440px

16MP + 12MP + 12MP

128GB

4,000
mAh
6.1
inches

3120 x 1440px

16MP + 12MP + 12MP

128GB

3,500
mAh
6.1
inches

3120 x 1440px

16MP + 16MP

64GB


128GB

3,000
mAh
5.3
inches

1280 x 720px

13MP

16GB

2,800
mAh
LG K9
LG K9
5
inches

1280x720px

8MP

16GB

2,500
mAh
5.5
inches

2160 x 1080px

16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.7
inches

2560 x 1440px

16MP + 8MP

64GB

3,200
mAh
5
inches

1280 × 720px

13MP

16GB

2,500
mAh
5.5
inches

2160 x 1080px

13MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.5
inches

2560 x 1440px

16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.3
inches

2560 x 1440px

16MP + 8MP

32GB

2,800
mAh
5.7
inches

1280 × 720px

13MP

16GB

3,000
mAh
LG Q60
LG Q60
6.26
inches
16MP + 2MP + 5MP

64GB

3,500
mAh
6.2
inches

2160 x 1080px

16MP

32GB

3,300
mAh
LG K40
LG K40
5.7
inches
16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5
inches

854 x 480px

5MP

8GB

2,500
mAh
LG K50
LG K50
6.26
inches
13MP + 2MP

32GB

3,500
mAh
5.3
inches

1280 × 720px

13MP

16GB

4,100
mAh

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Fast LG phone facts

  • Unlike some smartphone manufacturers, LG offers both premium and budget-friendly handsets in order to reach a broader audience.
  • LG leverages its experience manufacturing LCD and OLED TV panels when designing its smartphone screens, resulting in some of the more impressive displays in the business.

What to consider when choosing an LG phone

LG makes the task of comparing its phones relatively straightforward by dividing them up based on their price and capabilities. Handsets in the G series such as the LG G7 ThinQ are the flagship models designed to compete with the Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Ss of the mobile world; V series handsets like the LG V30+ are aimed at photography aficionados and pack high-quality cameras; and K series handsets attempt to strike a balance between price and performance that doesn't look or feel cheap.

Unfortunately, even with this handy categorisation, pinning down which handset best meets your needs isn't always easy. Modern smartphones tout more fancy features than a snake-oil salesman, and determining which ones are actually worthwhile can take a lot of time and research. To save you that hassle, we've picked out the key considerations you'll want to keep in mind when shopping for a new LG smartphone:

Which LG phone is best?

"Best" is a term that has to come with a few qualifications. The "best" LG phone for someone deeply invested in mobile gaming is going to be different to the "best" LG phone for someone who just makes and receives calls. That's why we've picked out different handsets for different needs below.

Of course, these picks are based on what we here at finder view as good value, and it's possible you may see things differently. We aim to be as broad in our assessments as possible, but you should always factor in your personal preferences and current situation when considering our advice.

finder's pick

LG V30+

A premium handset that holds its own

Smooth performance and a slick design give the LG V30+ the premium feel you want out of a high-end smartphone.

Promoted

If there's one advantage to the never-ending cycle of new smartphones releasing every year it's that the arrival of a new generation typically signals a price cut for the previous generation. This is a strong selling point for the LG V30+. Superseded by the LG G7 ThinQ, the V30+ is now selling for hundreds of dollars cheaper than it did at launch. Considering the V30+ is still a powerful smartphone in its own right, it represents a more attractive value proposition than the G7 ThinQ and easily stands out as our top pick of current LG smartphones.

Read our full review of the LG V30+ here

Best LG phone for photography

LG G7 ThinQ

For lovers of landscapes

LG's top-tier smartphone lends itself well to landscape photography, though its performance elsewhere leaves something to be desired.

Promoted

Avid photographers have a lot of choice in the smartphone space. LG realised this with the G7 ThinQ and attempted to differentiate the handset by including a wide-angle on its rear-facing camera array. Using this lens, you can take a larger range of sweeping landscape shots, ideal for those who enjoy capturing the enormity of the great outdoors.

As neat as the wide-angle lens is, the rest of the G7 ThinQ's camera tech is decidedly average. The 16MP rear-facing camera is decent, and the dedicated AI mode for optimising photo settings is handy for less-experienced users, but you don't have to look too hard to find similarly priced handsets with superior chops in the camera department. That said, if you're a lifelong LG fan with a penchant for photography, the G7 ThinQ is currently your best option.

Read our full review of the LG G7 ThinQ here

Best cheap LG phone

LG Q6

Plenty of features at a great price

It might not be the fastest smartphone on the market, but a solid camera and a striking display make the LG Q6 an attractive budget-priced handset.

Promoted

In reality, many of us don't need the tremendous power crammed into the latest smartphones. When all you use your phone for is texting, making calls and some light web browsing, most budget smartphones will suit your needs just fine. This is very much where the LG Q6 fits in. A pared-down version of the premium G6 handset, the Q6 isn't the snappiest handset you'll ever use, but it's more than capable of handling basic day-to-day tasks and keeping you connected when you're out and about. Not only that, it comes equipped with a powerful camera and a crisp display, both of which elevate it above competing handsets at a similar price range.

Read our full review of the LG Q6 here

Looking for an LG phone on a plan?

Unlike most smartphone brands, LG sells almost all of its handsets on an exclusively outright basis here in Australia. You will still find a few handsets available on contract through local providers, and you can compare those in the table below:


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