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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G8X ThinQ vs LG Velvet

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

Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.4 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 403 PPI
2460 x 1080 pixels, 20.5:9 ratio, 395 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
83.41 %
88.89 %

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 640
Adreno 620

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
128GB, available to use: 102.8 GB
128GB (UFS 2.1), available to use: 95.4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
4000 mAh
4300 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 9.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

13 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1 μm
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), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

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

Front:

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

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
6.27 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)
6.58 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (167.2 x 74 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)
6.35 oz (180.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

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

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA

LTE (FDD):

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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
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)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M4, T3
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017
Sep 18, 2019
Jun 30, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG950U link
ZNFG850UM link
ZNFG900UM link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg
0.49 W/kg
0.23 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg
1.01 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.46 W/kg
1.28 W/kg
1.12 W/kg

Phablet:

3.82 W/kg
3.85 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 700
$ 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:

Mar 29, 2017
Sep 06, 2019
May 07, 2020
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