LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: The clash of the old and new titans. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus was announced early this year and has been a strong competitor in the high-end market. The phone features almost all the specs you could think of from a smartphone. Only a few of Android-powered high-end smartphones could actually challenge the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. And few of those smartphones is the new LG G7 ThinQ. LG obviously took their time before releasing this beauty, which is why it’s coming in the second quarter of 2018. And with its features and specifications, the smartphone is ready to challenge virtually all high-end phones in the market now.

The LG G7 ThinQ is a newbie to the market and how well it does against the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will surely see it cement a spot in the market. Below is a detailed comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and LG G7 ThinQ.

LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Design

LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
LG G7 ThinQ
LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Don’t know if anyone noticed, but it seems most 2018’s high-end smartphones are following the same pattern. The LG G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features a front and back Corning gorilla glass 5 separated by an aluminum frame. The LG G7 ThinQ is lighter and slimmer to the Galaxy S9 Plus. The G7 ThinQ weighs 162 grams and measures 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm in dimensions. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus weighs 189 grams and 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm in dimensions.

While some users will criticize the LG G7 ThinQ for copying the iPhone X notch display. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes in a distinctive front design with a curved screen. Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and LG G7 ThinQ are water/dust proof with a certified IP68 rating. At the back of both devices, their dual rear camera and fingerprint sensor are aligned in the same way. The dual rear camera is at center, just above their fingerprint sensor. The LED flash of the LG G7 ThinQ is at the left-hand side of the camera. While the LED flash of the Galaxy S9 Plus is at the right-hand side of the camera.

Both smartphones offer varieties of body colors to choose from, which is good for users. The body colors available for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus are Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red and Sunrise Gold. While the body colors available for the LG G7 ThinQ are New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue and Raspberry Rose.

LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Display

Thanks to the no top bezel of the LG G7 ThinQ, the phone features large screen just like the Galaxy S9 Plus. The main difference between the display of these two smartphones is the screen technology. Despite the LG G7 featuring a bright 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution, 564 PPI density and 19.5:9 aspect ratio, it still packs a 6.1 inch IPS LCD touchscreen. The touchscreen can’t be compared to the OLED screen technology that the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus houses.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus packs the OLED touchscreen, which is said to be the best touchscreen in the market right now. And not just an ordinary OLED screen, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus packs a 6.2 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen. And features 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio with 529 PPI density.

LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Camera

The LG G7 ThinQ dual rear camera packs a 16MP primary and secondary sensors. The primary sensor features a f/1.6 aperture while the secondary sensor features a f/1.9 aperture. For taking selfies, the LG G7 ThinQ is equipped with an 8MP f/1.9 front camera. On paper, it looks like the LG G7 ThinQ could actually defeat the Galaxy S9 Plus in camera quality. But a rigorous test will be needed to finally conclude on that.

We know the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus easily defeated the LG V30 in camera quality. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus scored 99 points in DxOMark ratings while the LG V30 scored 82 points. The Galaxy S9 Plus takes pride in its dual aperture found in the 12MP primary sensor. The dual f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture switches between themselves automatically depending on light conditions. While the 12MP secondary sensor features a f/2.4 aperture. The camera system of the Galaxy S9 Plus features OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom and LED flash. The 8MP f/1.7 aperture shooter is ready for taking quality selfies.

LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – Hardware and Software

In performance, you can expect both smartphones to perform great. Under the hood of both devices is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The chipset carries 4-cores at a maximum speed of 2.8GHz and 4-cores at a maximum speed of 1.7GHz on both phones. The Adreno 630 graphics processing unit is responsible for graphics in both the LG G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung experience skin. While the LG G7 ThinQ runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with the company’s customization. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with only a 6GB memory with three versions of storage; 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. While the LG G7 ThinQ also comes in 6GB memory with a 128GB internal storage. And a smaller variant of 4GB memory with just 64GB internal storage.

LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery, which charges with USB 3.1 Type-C. The same USB is also available for the LG G7 ThinQ, which comes with a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus supports Quick Charge 2.0 while the LG G7 ThinQ supports Quick Charge 3.0. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus also has support for Quick Charge 3.0 but you need to get a special adapter for that.

LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Price

The LG G7 ThinQ comes slightly cheaper to the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus at $1,006 (N352,100). While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus cost about $1,165 (N407,750). The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is still one of the best high-end phones in the market. And it’s very hard for the LG G7 ThinQ to triumph over it. That doesn’t make the LG G7 ThinQ a bad smartphone. In the end, it’s all about choice and my preference will be the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

LG G7 ThinQ VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Full Specs Comparison

LG G7 ThinQ Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Dimensions and Weight 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 162 g 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 185 g
Display 6.1 inch (82.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 3120 pixels with 564 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.2 inch (84.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2960 pixels with 529 PPI density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB OR RAM: 6GB. ROM: 128GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot – Dual SIM model only) RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128/256GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot – Dual SIM model only)
Software Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.8GHz & 4×1.7GHz) processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.8GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) processor
Camera 8MP f/1.9 aperture front camera + Dual: 16MP f/1.6 aperture and 16MP f/1.9 aperture LED flash 8MP f/1.7 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.5-2.4 aperture and 12MP f/2.4 aperture with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3500 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), WPC&PMA wireless charging (US version only) Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Irish scanner, Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)

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