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

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LG V40 vs Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max
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.

Display

Size

6.5 inches
6.4 inches
6.4 inches

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body

84.29 %
83.51 %
83.68 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

HDR support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
128GB
64GB

OS

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

3179 mAh
4000 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
38.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

 
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
17.2 days (413 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
29.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

65.00 hours
95.00 hours
 

Video playback

15.00 hours
21.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

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

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

 
 
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

 
 
Optical zoom: 2.0x; 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), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

7.34 oz (208.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
7.09 oz (201.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust, Shock; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light, Stylus
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 1099
$ 1000
$ 900






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