Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone XS vs LG G7 ThinQ

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Display

Size:

5.8 inches
5.8 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 568 PPI
2436 x 1125 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 459 PPI
3120 x 1440 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 563 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

84.36 %
82.64 %
82.97 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)
1000 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, 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
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630
Apple 4-core GPU
Adreno 630

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB, not expandable
64GB, available to use: 47.42 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
2659 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
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

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

Features:

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

Front:

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

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
6.24 oz (177.0 g)
5.71 oz (162.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue
Gold, Silver, Space gray
Platinum gray, Aurora black, Moroccan blue, Raspberry rose

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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
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
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), 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
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

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

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
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; MIMO, 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, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 11, 2018
Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG960U link
BCG-E3218A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.35 W/kg
0.90 W/kg

Body:

0.96 W/kg
0.99 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.95 W/kg
0.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 720
$ 999

In The Box:

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 25, 2018
Sep 12, 2018
May 02, 2018
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