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Samsung Galaxy Note9 vs LG V40 ThinQ

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

6.4 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 516 PPI
3120 x 1440 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 537 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body:

83.51 %
83.68 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB
64GB, available to use: 47.58 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
3300 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus)
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Wide Angle)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)
6.25 x 2.98 x 0.3 inches (158.8 x 75.7 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

7.09 oz (201.0 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light, Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple
Aurora black, Moroccan blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
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

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos
32-Bit DAC, DTS:X Virtual Surround, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 03, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN960U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.27 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.35 W/kg

Phablet:

3.90 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1000
$ 900

In The Box:

S Pen, USB Cable, Earphones, SIM removal tool, USB power adaptor, USB connector, Pen, nibs, Tweezer, Clear cover case, Quick start guide, USB connector leaflet.

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 09, 2018
Oct 03, 2018
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