We have a good one for you today – the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going head to head with the new LG G7 ThinQ. Does the Galaxy S9 still have what it takes to beat LG's latest device? Is it time for Galaxy S8 and LG G6 owners to upgrade? These are the questions we try to answer in this comparison. Both devices look like part of a flagship smartphone with their advanced image formats and small apertures. The prices are about the same for each device, so we can take that out of the equation. With so many specifications, you have to be responsive to the brand, the design and the individual features.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the LG G7 ThinQ have a few things in common, starting with their physical dimensions and weight. Immediately our thoughts turn to the Snapdragon 845 processor and Adreno 630 GPU for outstanding performance and graphics, as well as 4GB / 64GB of RAM and memory, and both devices are expandable. Although they differ in display technology, the displays are similar in size. Both have a QHD + resolution, an aspect ratio of 1
Please refer to the detailed specification table below and here you will see how these two high-end smartphones stack on top of each other. After that, we'll take a closer look at each mobile offering and highlight some of its pros and cons. From all this information we will try to determine the winner based on the overall specifications as well as the execution of the design and functions. Samsung Galaxy S9
The Samsung Galaxy S9 series is their flagship line of gadgets.
You will not find any notches here, but Samsung followed the Apple car by including two models that prompted you to buy the S9 Plus model to get the extra 2GB of RAM, larger display and dual cameras , The Galaxy S9 comes with just about every other feature – the new processor / GPU, Hi-Res audio with stereo speakers and the new 12 megapixels with Super Dual pixels with Adaptive Aperture. Samsung moved the fingerprint sensor from the side of the camera under the camera lens to smear less, but it still could be removed further. Samsung also added AR Emoji for fun and Intelligent Scan (simultaneous iris and face recognition functionality) for more accurate and faster authentication.
The Galaxy S9 features a 5.8-inch 18.5: 9 infinity display that's great for media activities and multi-tasking. It uses the QHD + technology, which offers a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels at 570 pixels per inch (PPI). Samsung has integrated the always-on feature, which makes it easier for the user to see their notifications, and only opens them if you want to read the entire notification – this helps to save the battery because you do not have the phone every time you turn on notification appears. The design of the Galaxy S9 has changed slightly with less curvature than its predecessor to make it easier to hold in the hand without activating an app on the display. Gorilla Glass 5 protects the display
The Galaxy S9 models are available in two versions. The US / China version uses the latest Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core 2.7 GHz processor and an Adreno 630 GPU for outstanding graphics. The models sold in the EMEA countries use Samsung's Exynos 9810 Octa-Core 2.7GHz processor and a Mali G72 MP18 GPU. Both processors are comparable in their performance. Both models include 4GB of RAM and a base of 64GB of expandable memory. Samsung will also manufacture the S9 models with 128GB or 256GB of memory, but it also depends on where you live and what carriers you use.
The camera range of the Galaxy has only one lens, which brings real excitement with the design of its opening. It uses a 12 megapixel super dual pixel for its camera, but for an exciting new technology called Adaptive Aperture that works like the iris of the human eye. If the camera detects a bright light situation, the aperture is reduced to 1: 2.4. However, if the camera detects a low-light situation, it will continue to open up to an aperture of 1: 1.5. It also uses phase detection autofocus (PDAF), OIS, 10x digital zoom and an LED flash. Samsung has not saved on the 8 megapixel FFC with its large aperture of 1: 1.7, auto HDR and even its own autofocus.
Samsung carried the same 3000 mAh capacity battery used in the Galaxy S8. Samsung's Adaptive Fast Charging or fast wireless charging for Qi and PMA formats quickly charges your Galaxy S9. The battery should hold the average user for a full day, but Samsung will make sure your Galaxy S9 charges up in no time.
Over the years, Samsung flagships pack apps and exclusive features – some will use you and others that many users will never explore. You'll find Samsung Pay, Samsung's personal assistant Bixby, and their new intelligent scan, which uses both the iris scanner and face recognition to help identify you. For use with the Samsung Health App, you get the heart rate sensor, the O2 sensor and a brand new blood pressure monitor that is unique in the industry. Samsung continued IP68 water and dust resistance, but this year's announcement must go to stereo speakers that are long overdue. The new AR Emoji feature that tries to mimic the iPhone twist on a self-emoji is a funny addition, but it takes some work. Samsung's DeX module (sold separately) is new and improved for 2018. The Galaxy S9 is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Purple Purple, Burgundy and Sunset Gold and comes with Android 8.0 Oreo running out of the box depending on the market and mobile carrier. The device measures 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4 mm and weighs 163 grams. It sells in retail from $ 750 to $ 800, but there are quite a few BOGO promotions from retailers.
LG G7 ThinQ
"ThinQ" is the new buzzword about LG and their new devices – possibly a means to distract the user that very few changes in the Year 2018 were made. They made the G7 ThinQ a little bigger and narrower, making the LG G7 ThinQ a more modern look. LG still uses the LCD display technology, but keeps the practical always-on function. LG has increased the number of megapixels to the dual camera setup, but for some reason LG has scaled down the wider angled main camera secondary lens. Another question that LG has to answer is why they have an Apple Notch on display?
LG still uses a QHD + IPS LCD display with 3120 x 1440 pixels and a density of 564 PPI – just like its predecessor, the LG G6. LG has increased the screen size from 5.7 inches to 6.1 inches with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. This higher and narrower ratio helps to look at entertainment content such as movies or games, as well as multitasking. LG calls their display, FullVision, to compete against Samsung's Infinity Vision. Gorilla Glass 5 protects the display and the back of the device. The Always-On-Floating-Display is used for notifications and saving the battery. The new display can light up to 1000 nits – it can hold this brightness for 3 minutes before it falls down again to save battery life.
The LG G7 ThinQ uses the best available processor – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and an Adreno 630 GPU – for a fast, smooth experience and unparalleled graphics. The SD845 is a 2.8GHz octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal memory, although LG also offers a model with 6GB of RAM / 128GB of expandable memory. LG reduced battery capacity from 3,300 mAh to 3,000 mAh, but retained Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging.
The LG G7 ThinQ Dual cameras include a set of 16 megapixel sensors – the main camera has a large aperture of 1.6, laser and PDAF, OIS and LED flashing. The secondary camera can be used for group photography or landscape photography because it has a slightly wider angle, but has a smaller f / 1.9 aperture. LG has taken care and upgraded the small FFC from just 5 megapixels with a small f / 2.2 aperture to a much larger 8 megapixel sensor with a larger f / 1.9 aperture for selfies and video chats.
I'm not sure what The breakthrough company that came out with the LG G5 module has copied Apple with its notch in the G7 ThinQ display. LG had a useless notch on its display, but then removed the fingerprint sensor's on / off capability and reduced the angular width in its secondary camera. LG has used Gorilla Glass 5 all around and the 3.5mm headphone jack has been held so that the user can easily access the virtual surround sound. LG has reconfigured the single-bottom speaker so that it resonates throughout the entire chassis of the smartphone to give you what LG calls boombox sound. LG has pushed its Bluetooth to v5.0 and the integrated NFC allows you to make Android Pay mobile payments. Android 8.0 Oreo comes with the LG G7 ThinQ out-of-the-box. The LG G7 ThinQ measures 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, weighs 162 grams and comes in Platinum Gray, Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose and costs for the 64 GB model about 750 US dollars.
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The last word
I tried using the newer LG G7 ThinQ As a winner of this comparison, but to justify the Samsung Galaxy S9 has simply too much in design, options and pricing not to go with the Galaxy S9 as the winner. The Super AMOLED display is probably the best that a smartphone can offer. It uses the same SD845 processor and Adreno 630 GPU and the same base 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable memory. While it's true that the G7 ThinQ uses a dual-camera setup, the Galaxy S9 has an adaptive aperture, takes great pictures, and both use the same 8-megapixel FFC. Both use the same battery and offer wireless charging, but only the Galaxy S9 offers fast wireless charging. You get the benefits of Samsung Pay, higher resolution with stereo speakers, Samsung DeX, Intelligent Scan, AR emoji function, heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, blood pressure monitor and Bixby.
With the LG G7 ThinQ you can get dual cameras, but they do not make better pictures. You also get LG Boombox speakers – a speaker that resonates throughout the unit, but is that better than stereo speakers? You also get a device that complies with MIL-STD-810G, but most users wrap their device in a protective case. If the G7 ThinQ were cheaper than the Galaxy S9, I could jump on board, but as it is, I'm the winner of the Galaxy S9.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S9
Buy the LG G7 ThinQ