So, who stole the show? LG G8 or Samsung Galaxy S10?

So, who stole the show? LG G8 or Samsung Galaxy S10?
It has been refreshing to see all of the Titans back at MWC this year — Samsung, LG, and Sony proudly presented their own top-tier phones for the first half of 2019 and competition is surely stiff.

Especially among Samsung and LG, the battle has been going on for quite a while. Admittedly, Samsung has been winning in recent years, with LG taking a few wrong steps and generally not having marketing campaigns as tremendous as Samsung's, but the company is still here and still innovating.

Both the Galaxy S10 and G8 ThinQ are the logical continuation of their predecessors. With hardware upgrades, some facelifts around the design, and some quirky new features, they are both pretty good 2019 flagship phones. But the question is — which one impressed you more? Let us know in the poll below!

LG G8 ThinQ or Samsung Galaxy S10?

LG G8 ThinQ
Samsung Galaxy S10

Related phones

G8 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(22h talk time)
Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. ahmadkun

Posts: 609; Member since: May 02, 2016

Is this a joke?

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7423; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I don't think either stole the show. However they both had good devices for different reasons. I love Samsung's foldable smartphone, then I saw Huawei's, and said wow. However both have terrible prices, and both concern me in regards to durability, especially the Huawei foldable. The screen is always exposed on that device. Now going back to the bread and butter devices like the S10+, S10, and S10e they have a lot of nice things about them. I like the under the screen ultrasonic finger print sensor. I love the base configurations on these devices, like the 6gb of ram and 128gb of expandable storage. Which is double what Apple offers for it base devices. LG G8, and V50 both come with the same base ram and storage as the S10 devices. Plus these devices come with screen speakers, or the screen is the speaker. They also have 32 bit audio dac on board. But the part I am most interested in is the time of flight cameras these devices come with. You can use air gestures above the cameras with your hands to navigate the UI (without touching the display), and you can scan objects to generate a full 3D point map, which can be used AR, VR, or 3D printable objects. That is really cool tech. I also like how LG made a screen case for their new smartphones that double it's screen. But I don't see myself buying that extra screen case.

22. Shorty2k18

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 25, 2018

The S10 and S10+ both have 8GB ram in their base configuration. Only the S10E has 6GB ram.

23. Shorty2k18

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 25, 2018

The LG air gestures currently work very poorly. At least some sites report this. Not even the LG staff could unlock the G8 reasonably by hand (after the event at the test devices). At least LG still has a few months to fix this.

36. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"You can use air gestures above the cameras with your hands to navigate the UI (without touching the display)," Sorry but waving your hand above a phone as though you are a Jedi just makes you look like a bit of a tw@t. It's just a bit of a useless gimmick.

17. hpspectrex360

Posts: 57; Member since: May 10, 2017

That's what it seems like.

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Damn, I'm an LG fan, but Samsung really impressed me.

3. DaftPunk

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Sony did.

4. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG G8 for me, no ugly Samsung with hole and ugly back design!

25. pimpin83z

Posts: 587; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Right, cause you're always looking at the back of your phone.

29. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

You're not looking at the back of your phone, but everybody else is...

33. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

What about the hole?

5. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Hahaha. Is this an actual question?

6. VasiliS7

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Samsung stole the show and now....steal the poll!

7. surethom

Posts: 1714; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Personally none were that impressive to be honest, but the Samsung S10 was a little more impressive.

8. josephnero

Posts: 781; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Xperia 1

9. P20prouser

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 10, 2018

Honestly, the fold from huawei and samsung and s10 are the loudones.. I think i like the xperia new ration

10. chris2k5

Posts: 281; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Tbh Samsung stole the show by default cause the G8 is just so bad.

14. rush2112

Posts: 4; Member since: May 19, 2016

Love how you can knock a phone that you haven't used. Way to go computer screen tough guy....

16. maherk

Posts: 6928; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"computer screen tough guy" All he did was voice an opinion about a piece of gadget, it's not like he was threatening or bullying someone with his comment. Chill.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31273; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude went a lil overboard with that post bro.

11. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Sony and Nokia did. For one we knew almost everything about the S10 family for months now. At least the G8 had some surprises.

21. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

None actually. They were both boring to the death tbh.. However, the Galaxy fold is an entirely different animal in all honesty. I hated it when it came out and hated it more when the leak of the Huawei mate X was leaked. But after actually seeing them both in full presentation, videos and carefully scrutinizing them, I have to say the Galaxy fold wipes anything and everything out the water. It is more thoughtfully created and crafted and every single thing was done by design. Infact if it has an S-pen it would be pretty much be game over till the next iteration. I would even go ahead to say that the G fold is the most premium looking and by a large margin tbh.. Yes the screen at the front is small, yes, it's thick, yes it is expensive (but was were you expecting for new technology ffs, lmao) but that thing is an absolute jewelry in terms of form and a monster in terms of machine. The G fold should be the clear winner this year. Infact, I dont see anything getting close to it (except Motorola release the razr) till the next G fold.

27. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yes good points. The foldables were much better than I thought. But those prices are But they look nice for first generation devices.


Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I'm an LG fan - (haven't used a Samsung Android a day in my life since 2011 when I switched from the iPhone) and even I had to vote for the S10. A fairer comparison would've been the V50 to the S10 and the S10 still would've won. LG phones have great audio hardware, but that's pretty much it. They don't get "cool" things like reverse wireless charging or a beautiful and modern new UI (you have to pay someone like Mark Bencze $1.75 on the Play Store to fix that). Even then - a V50 is really a V40 which is really a notched V35 that is a V30 with slight incrimental upgrades - all of which doesn't feel very new if you already owned one of the previous models in the first place. So smoke on them apples LG, perhaps a huge battery and a fresh modern (dark) UI would help your buzz appeal.

13. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I'd say the xperia 1 stole the show but from these 2 i think the samsung takes the cake

18. User123456789

Posts: 998; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

None of them have something new .... Just more storage , ram and part of their screens are missing S10 family is not even MWC line up

20. franzfifty

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 01, 2018

without hurting anyone, but i guess Xiaomi Mi 9 (price for performance), Mix 3 5G, Oppo 10x Zoom, then obviously Fold and Mate X. I don't see what the S10 and LG would have more than the mentioned ones... but if you really only want to talk about these 2 smartphones, then it's S10, because LG doesn't matter anymore

24. Stormrider

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

What's a "LG G8"?

26. DFranch

Posts: 551; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Depends on the price. If LG can undercut the S10, I'd prefer LG to the Samsung. LG needs to figure out they have to compete on price and be at least $50 cheaper to gain back market share.

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