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LG G8 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy A42 vs Motorola One 5G Ace

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.1 inches
6.6 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

3120 x 1440 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 563 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI

Technology:

OLED
Super AMOLED
LTPS

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

83.66 %
84.26 %
85.62 %

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 640
Adreno 619
Adreno 619

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, available to use: 106 GB
128GB, available to use: 106 GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.5; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Macro, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

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

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

8 MP (Dual-Camera, Autofocus)
20 MP (Autofocus)
16 MP (Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.98 x 2.83 x 0.33 inches (151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
6.54 x 3.00 x 0.39 inches (166.1 x 76.1 x 9.9 mm)

Weight:

5.89 oz (167.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
7.48 oz (212.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Splash, Dust; IP52

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Aurora black, Platinum gray, Carmine red
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey
Volcanic grey, Frosted silver

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
n2, n5, n25, n41, n66, n71

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), 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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

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 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
LTE-A, 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, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.1

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
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
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 15, 2019
Apr 08, 2021
Dec 15, 2020

FCC ID value:

ZNFG820UM
A3LSMA426U
IHDT56ZF2

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.98 W/kg
1.11 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

0.95 W/kg
1.25 W/kg
1.43 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.29 W/kg
1.06 W/kg
1.43 W/kg

Phablet:

3.88 W/kg
3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 820
€ 340
$ 400

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
Headset, protective cover, 10W charger, USB Type-C cable, guides, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 24, 2019
Sep 02, 2020
Jan 08, 2021
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