LG G8 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy A40

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Display

Display size

6.1 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

1440 x 3120 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19.5:9
19.5:9

Pixel density

563 ppi
437 ppi

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

83.66 %
85.73 %

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 640
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

6 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB
64 GB

Available to use

106 GB
49.4 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3100 mAh

Type

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

Charging

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

Talk time

22.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)
 

Stand-by time

17.2 days (412 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 9 hours; LTE: 11 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours

Music playback

 
62.00 hours

Video playback

 
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

16 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

Ultra-wide
Ultra-wide

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Night mode, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
25 megapixels

Features

Dual-Camera, Autofocus
 

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.98 x 2.83 x 0.33 inches (151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
 

Biometrics

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

Keys

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

Colors

Aurora black, Platinum gray, Carmine red
Black, Coral, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, DTS:X Virtual Surround, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Health Device Profile (HDP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

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

Features

OTG, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Feb 15, 2019
Mar 08, 2019

FCC ID value: ZNFG820UM link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA405FN link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.98 W/kg
0.51 W/kg

Body

0.95 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.29 W/kg
0.61 W/kg

Phablet

3.88 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

$ 820
 

Availability

Officially announced

Feb 24, 2019
Apr 10, 2019
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