Samsung Galaxy S9 vs LG G8 ThinQ

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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 3120 pixels

Pixel density

568 ppi
563 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

84.36 %
83.66 %

Peak brightness

 
600 cd/m2 (nit)

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; 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

 
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Dual-Camera, Autofocus

Design

Dimensions

5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
5.98 x 2.83 x 0.33 inches (151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified

 
Yes

Biometrics

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red
 

Colors

 
Aurora black, Platinum gray, Carmine red

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 640

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

256 GB
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
106 GB

Storage expansion

up to 400 GB
up to 2000 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3500 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

31.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
17.2 days (412 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Internet use

 
 

3G

11 hours
 

LTE

12 hours
 

Wi-Fi

14 hours
 

Music playback

51.00 hours
 

Video playback

17.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 3.1
USB 3.1

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Phone profiles

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M4, T3

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio

FM
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jan 11, 2018
Feb 15, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link
FCC ID value: ZNFG820UM link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.35 W/kg
0.98 W/kg

Body

0.96 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.95 W/kg
1.29 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.88 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
USB Type-C cable, Quick Charge 3.0 charger, SIM tray opener, Clear case, Stereo headset

MSRP price

$ 820
$ 820
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