Release Date & Price
Last but certainly not least, is the release date and price.
The LG V30 is available around the globe and in the United States as of October 5th. However, some carriers are waiting a few weeks before offering it on store shelves. Google's Pixel 2 XL will arrive starting October 19th. It's available for pre-order right now. If you can't wait, snag the V30.
What really makes this choice difficult is the price. Both phones are roughly the same price. The LG V30 is $800 at T-Mobile, $850 at Verizon, and somewhere in the middle from everyone else.
Google's new Pixel 2 XL is $849, and the 128GB model is $949. If you need more storage, the V30 with a microSD slot is the cheaper route. Basically, the Pixel 2 XL costs a few dollars more, but there are plenty of deals floating around. Take a Pixel 2 XL to T-Mobile and you'll save 50%, making it under $450.
Within the next month or two expect price drops on the LG V30, making it a better deal and a great alternative to the Pixel 2 XL and Galaxy Note 8. For now, though, they're about the same price. Choose what's right for you.