The LG G7 ThinQ is right here, and with a giant, sharp display screen, top-end specs and a glass and metallic construct it’s clearly gunning for the highest telephones in the marketplace, which makes the Samsung Galaxy S9 maybe its greatest competitors.
Samsung’s newest is a modest improve on the Galaxy S8, however nonetheless manages to be among the best – to not point out best-selling – Android telephones round, because of its curvy show and flagship options.
The G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9 have lots in frequent and many extra that’s totally different. So we’ve in contrast their specs, design and options that will help you select between them.
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LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 design
The LG G7 ThinQ has glass panels on the back and front with a metallic body sandwiched between them. It’s a well-recognized design, which we’ve seen variations of on quite a few telephones now, together with the Samsung Galaxy S9, which additionally has a glass again and a metallic body.
Each telephones are additionally IP68 licensed mud and water resistant, although the LG G7 ThinQ could be barely harder, because it moreover meets MIL-STD 810G army requirements.
Each telephones have small bezels and a fingerprint scanner on the again, and each have a speaker grille on the underside edge – although the Galaxy S9 additionally has a second speaker within the earpiece, whereas the LG G7 ThinQ depends on only one however makes use of the within of the cellphone as a resonance chamber to spice up the bass.
Visually, lots of the design variations are tied to display screen, which we’ll cowl under, however the two handsets can be found in a unique number of colours, with the Galaxy S9 coming in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple, whereas the LG G7 ThinQ is available in New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue and Raspberry Rose colours.
Additionally they have totally different dimensions and weights, because the LG G7 ThinQ is 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm and 162g, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 is 147.7 x 68.7 x Eight.5mm and 163g. So the principle distinction there may be that the Galaxy S9 is shorter and thicker.
LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 show
The LG G7 ThinQ has a 6.1-inch 1440 x 3120 LCD display screen with a pixel density of 564 pixels per inch. It’s brilliant, topping out at 1,000 nits, and it has a 19.5:9 facet ratio, which implies it’s taller than a typical 16:9 cellphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a barely smaller 5.Eight-inch show, with a decision of 1440 x 2960 and a pixel density of 570 pixels per inch. To date, so related apart from the scale, and the facet ratio of 18.5:9 is comparable too. The Galaxy S9 may attain related ranges of brightness.
If you’d like one thing greater, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with a 6.2-inch display screen can be accessible.
This is the place they get very totally different: the S9 makes use of a Tremendous AMOLED display screen reasonably than an LCD one, which generally permits for superior distinction and extra vivid colours – we’ll let you understand precisely how properly the G7 ThinQ’s display screen performs once we’ve put it via a full evaluation, however the Galaxy S9’s is without doubt one of the greatest round.
Samsung’s display screen can be curved, whereas the G7 ThinQ is flat, however the LG G7 ThinQ’s show has a notch, which the Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn’t, so in look, dimension and expertise there are various variations right here.
LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 OS and energy
The LG G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9 each run Android Eight Oreo, overlaid with their very own skins. Additionally they each have a devoted AI button, however whereas the LG G7 ThinQ’s is used to launch Google Assistant, Samsung’s launches its Bixby assistant, arguably making it much less helpful.
Specs are considerably related, because the LG G7 ThinQ packs an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (although some areas will get an LG G7 Plus ThinQ with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage), whereas the Galaxy S9 has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and both a Snapdragon 845 chipset or a equally highly effective Exynos 9810 one, relying on the place you’re on this planet.
Each telephones have high-end specs then and we are able to attest that the Galaxy S9 is a high performer. The LG G7 ThinQ is prone to be as properly, however we’ll let you understand once we’ve correctly put it to the take a look at.
LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 digicam and battery
There’s a dual-lens digicam on the again of the LG G7 ThinQ, particularly a 16MP f/1.6 main lens and a 16MP f/1.9 wide-angle one. The cellphone additionally presents AI-powered scene recognition and a Tremendous Brilliant mode, which cuts picture high quality all the way down to 4MP, however makes photographs as much as 4 occasions brighter, so it might be useful in poor lighting.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 in the meantime has only a single lens rear digicam, nevertheless it’s a 12MP one with a variable aperture, in a position to swap between f/1.5 and f/2.four. In our exams we discovered it extremely succesful, even in low gentle, so the G7 ThinQ might need some competitors there.
Each telephones have an 8MP front-facing digicam, nevertheless it’s an f/1.9 wide-angle one within the case of the LG G7 ThinQ and a extra standard f/1.7 one on the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Each telephones even have a three,000mAh battery. We’ll let you know the way the LG G7 ThinQ’s holds up once we’ve put it via a full evaluation, however the Galaxy S9’s isn’t nice, typically struggling to even make it via a day.
There’s lots to think about in case you’re deciding between a Samsung Galaxy S9 and an LG G7 ThinQ. Whereas the telephones are prone to be equally highly effective, they’ve very totally different digicam setups, totally different display screen sizes and expertise, totally different designs and totally different audio expertise.
Samsung’s cellphone impressed us, however didn’t blow us away, attaining 4 stars in our evaluation, so the LG G7 ThinQ might show a viable various relying on what you need out of your cellphone and the way properly it holds up in key areas like battery life.
Price is one other consideration – we don’t but understand how a lot the LG G7 ThinQ will price however Samsung’s cellphone is dear, coming in at £739, $719.99, or AU$1,199 SIM-free. So hold a watch out for our full LG G7 ThinQ evaluation, the place we’ll dig into precisely how good it’s and the way good worth.