LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy A42 vs LG G8 ThinQ

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.6 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution:

2880 x 1440 pixels, 561 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
3120 x 1440 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 563 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

79.47 %
84.26 %
83.66 %

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Processor:

Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 530
Adreno 619
Adreno 640

RAM:

4GB
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 20.56 GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), LG UX UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

3300 mAh
5000 mAh
3500 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

13 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
48 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.5; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

13 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP (Wide Angle)
20 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Autofocus)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
5.98 x 2.83 x 0.33 inches (151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm)

Weight:

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
5.89 oz (167.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint
3D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Silver
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Aurora black, Platinum gray, Carmine red

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, 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

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, DTS:X Virtual Surround, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
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, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging
Charging, OTG

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M4, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2021
Feb 15, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA426U
ZNFG820UM

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.11 W/kg
0.98 W/kg

Body:

1.25 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.06 W/kg
1.29 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg
3.88 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 340
$ 820

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A42 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

USB Type-C cable, Quick Charge 3.0 charger, SIM tray opener, Clear case, Stereo headset

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 26, 2017
Sep 02, 2020
Feb 24, 2019
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