LG V40 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max: specs comparison

LG V40 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max: specs comparison
We start October on a high note with the fresh announcement of the LG V40, the company's brand new fall flagship. Aside from building on top of the already strong foundation established by the LG V30, V35, and the G7 ThinQ, the LG V40 has the tough task of withstanding the overwhelming pressure coming for either Apple's and Samsung's camps, who pulled nearly perfect fall flagships with the Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS/XS Max, respectively.

How does the V40 ThinQ stack up against those, however?

Rest assured LG has defaulted to only the most powerful internals for its fall flagship (fallship?), which directly pits it against the Galaxy Note 9. Of course, the iPhone XS Max with its outlandish performance advantage would also be a super tough nut to crack, but the V40 has something that none of the aforementioned devices possess - a triple-camera setup at the back, making up for a rather interesting conversation starter.

LG V40 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XS Max

Display

Display size

6.4 inches
6.4 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 3120 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1242 x 2688 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19.5:9
18.5:9
19.5:9

Pixel density

537 ppi
516 ppi
458 ppi

Technology

P-OLED
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

83.68 %
83.51 %
84.29 %

Peak brightness

 
 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 630
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

6 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB
64 GB, not expandable

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), LG UX UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
4000 mAh
3179 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

22.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)
38.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)

Stand-by time

17.2 days (413 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
29.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours
 

Music playback

 
95.00 hours
65.00 hours

Video playback

 
21.00 hours
15.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Ultra-wide, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

12 megapixels
 
 

Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
 
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
7 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.25 x 2.98 x 0.3 inches (158.8 x 75.7 x 7.6 mm)
6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)
6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
7.09 oz (201 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

Water, Dust, Shock; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Features

 
Notification light, Stylus
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 900
$ 1000
$ 1099





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V40 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)

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1 Comment

1. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

MSRP price LG Sammy Apple $ 900 $1250 $1449 Yet for the cons you put expensive?! LMFAO!

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