Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG V30

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18:9

Pixel density

432 ppi
537 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

69.76 %
81.21 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

 
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
Digital image stabilization, Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Histogram, Face detection, Burst mode, Effects, 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) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
Wide Angle, Autofocus

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches (151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust, Shock; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Black, Silver, Purple, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

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

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM
 

Additional microphone(s)

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 540

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Available to use

 
50 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), LG UX UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile (ScPP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), 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), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 3.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out
Video out

HDMI

Yes
 

Charging connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 25, 66

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 Cat 4 (150/50 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, UMTS

2G Data

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

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3300 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
16.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
15.2 days (365 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)

Music playback

67.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 

Internet browsing

Browser

Google Chrome
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
 

Phonebook

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

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Health management
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Availability

Officially announced

Feb 24, 2014
Aug 31, 2017
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