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Essential Phone vs LG Velvet

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Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1312 pixels, 504 PPI
2460 x 1080 pixels, 20.5:9 ratio, 395 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
P-OLED

Screen-to-body:

84.85 %
88.89 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 620

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB (UFS 2.1), available to use: 95.4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity:

3040 mAh
4300 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 9.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 15 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
EIS

Front:

8 MP
16 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.58 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (167.2 x 74 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.53 oz (185.0 g)
6.35 oz (180.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Splash, Dust; IP54
Water, Dust; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light
Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Aurora white, Aurora green, Aurora gray, Illusion sunset, Aurora silver

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 26, 2017
Jun 30, 2020

FCC ID value:

2ALBB-A11 link
ZNFG900UM link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.28 W/kg
0.23 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.92 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.70 W/kg
1.12 W/kg

Phablet:

3.85 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 700
$ 600

User Manual:

This is the official LG Velvet User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Quick Charging Block, USB-C cable, SIM Tray Eject Tool, Quick Start Guide, Product Safety and Warranty Information

Availability

Officially announced:

May 30, 2017
May 07, 2020
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