LG V20 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

513 ppi
570 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

72.40 %
84.26 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Additional display

1040 x 160 pixels, Color, Touch screen: Yes, Capacitive
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

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

Second camera

8 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Ultra-wide
 

Specifications

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

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Software Features

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

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)

Features

Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

 
2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

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)

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

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

Colors

Gray, Silver, Pink
Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

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

Music player

 
 

Filter by

 
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

 
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s)

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 540

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

50 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), 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), Serial Port (SPP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), 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)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device, Video out

Charging connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

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

2G Data

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

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

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

Talk time

14.17 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

17.8 days (426 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
88.00 hours

Video playback

 
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Flashlight, Calculator, Unit converter, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Apr 06, 2017

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.49 W/kg

Body

 
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.46 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 06, 2016
Mar 29, 2017
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