LG Velvet vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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Display

Size:

6.8 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

2460 x 1080 pixels, 20.5:9 ratio, 395 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI

Technology:

P-OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

88.89 %
84.26 %

Features:

60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 620
Adreno 540

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS 2.1), available to use: 95.4 GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4300 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 9.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

48 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: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

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

Third camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

16 MP (HDR)
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.58 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (167.2 x 74 x 7.9 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight:

6.35 oz (180.0 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Aurora white, Aurora green, Aurora gray, Illusion sunset, Aurora silver
Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA

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), 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)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0, EDR

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 30, 2020
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

ZNFG900UM link
A3LSMG950U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.23 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body:

1.02 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.12 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Phablet:

3.85 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 600

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

Availability

Officially announced:

May 07, 2020
Mar 29, 2017
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