LG V20 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

5.7 inches
5.8 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 513 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

72.40 %
84.26 %
86.06 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Additional display:

160 pixels 1040 x, Touch screen: Yes, Capacitive

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 530
Adreno 540
Adreno 660

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 50 GB
64GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

3200 mAh
3000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat 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

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Single 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: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
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)

Specifications:

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) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

5 MP (Wide Angle)
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.14 oz (174.0 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray, Silver, Pink
Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

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), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 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), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, 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), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

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

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, 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+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG950U link
A3LSMG991U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.46 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 800

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 06, 2016
Mar 29, 2017
Jan 14, 2021
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