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LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.3 inches
6.2 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 554 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 566 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz (@1080p)
120Hz (adaptive)

Screen-to-body:

70.15 %
88.59 %
86.06 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 8996 (14 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)

Processor:

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1x 2.84GHz Kryo 680 + 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 680 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 680, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 530
Adreno 650
Adreno 660

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 22.4 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0)
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), LG UX UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (12, 11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2800 mAh
4000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

16 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 9 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.61 oz (159.0 g)
5.78 oz (163.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink
Cloud blue, Cosmic grey, Cloud pink, Cosmic white
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n40, n77, n78, SA, NSA, Sub-6
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+)
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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3
M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 24, 2020
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG981U
A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.07 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.03 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.25 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

3.99 W/kg
2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1000
$ 800

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 21, 2016
Feb 11, 2020
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