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Display

Size:

5.2 inches
5.6 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 565 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI
2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 443 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

69.55 %
73.93 %
77.32 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Additional display:

1.8 inches, 160 pixels 1040 x, IPS LCD, Colors: 16 777 216, Touch screen: Yes, Capacitive

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor:

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 530
Adreno 615
Adreno 640

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 22 GB
64GB (eMMC), not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat), LG UX UI
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
2800 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

8 MP
16 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 10 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 45 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS
OIS, Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

5 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus)
8 MP
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Time-of-Flight (ToF))

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

5.87 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (149 x 71.9 x 8 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)
5.79 x 2.71 x 0.32 inches (147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

5.15 oz (146.0 g)
5.19 oz (147.0 g)
5.71 oz (162.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal
Back: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray
Black, Purple, White
Just black, Clearly white, Oh so orange

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 3(1800), 7(2600)
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), 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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 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, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, SlimPort
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Step detector
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, Infrared, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 25, 2019
Sep 03, 2019

FCC ID value:

A4RG020G link
A4RG020I link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.15 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Body:

1.13 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.19 W/kg
1.01 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 399
$ 799

In The Box:

18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
18W USB-C power adapter, 1m USB-C to USB-C cable, Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Jul 20, 2017
May 07, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
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