LG Velvet vs Google Pixel 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

6.8 inches
6.0 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2460 x 1080 pixels, 20.5:9 ratio, 395 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 430 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

P-OLED
OLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

88.89 %
86.75 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 620
Adreno 620
Adreno 660

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS 2.1), available to use: 95.4 GB
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

4300 mAh
4080 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, Reverse 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: 9.0W
Wired: 18.0W; Wireless: 18.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 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)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 15 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Depth information)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
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) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

EIS
Time-lapse video, EIS
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

16 MP (HDR)
8 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.58 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (167.2 x 74 x 7.9 mm)
5.70 x 2.77 x 0.31 inches (144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.35 oz (180.0 g)
5.33 oz (151.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Aurora white, Aurora green, Aurora gray, Illusion sunset, Aurora silver
Just black, Sorta sage
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n258, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 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), 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), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
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+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 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, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
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, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 30, 2020
Apr 11, 2021
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

ZNFG900UM
A4RGD1YQ
A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.23 W/kg
1.16 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.02 W/kg
1.18 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.57 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.12 W/kg
0.99 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

3.85 W/kg
2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 600
$ 700
$ 800

User Manual:

This is the official LG Velvet User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Quick Charging Block, USB-C cable, SIM Tray Eject Tool, Quick Start Guide, Product Safety and Warranty Information
18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

May 07, 2020
Sep 30, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
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