As LG launched 2 flagships phones merely weeks apart, it could get a bit confusing why would one buy the G8 vs the V50? They are both LG's flagships for this year and are power houses when it comes to performance and features.
If you care about performance, either phones will do the job. Both are built around the Qualcomm 855 chipset. The V50 has a 5G modem for Sprint, but otherwise the SoC is the same.
Storage and expansion options are also similar. Both have a 128 GB option with expandable Micro-SD Slots, so that is nice too
Both also have similar display tech - OLED with HDR10 support
So now lets review what is not the same:
Sprint's G8 has a 2 Camera setup for the rear while the V50 has 3.
The G8 also has Hand ID for unlocking your phone, and as I had mentioned in my blog before, for most people it is a hit or miss
Another KEY change in the G8 is that the entire screen is the speaker, while the V50 sports a traditional speaker on the notch area. From my use, I like the V50 setup here
If you look at the short list above, it seems the G8 has a couple of interesting new features that are missing from the V50, but the V50 has 5G - essentially future proofing your investment if you care about these things. LG decided to strip these cool new features for the V50 to make room for a 5G modem.
To make things simple, I would pick a device on its future tech proofing, so the V50 would be my choice. It also has a superior camera setup (3 vs 2), so there is that!
Hope this helps you in making your decision. See ya later