Samsung Galaxy S9 vs LG G7 ThinQ
Samsung Galaxy S9 vs LG G7 ThinQ

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS LG G7 ThinQ: Samsung and LG flagship face-off. Samsung is the biggest smartphone maker in the industry right now. The South Korea OEM company released the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus earlier this year. And the phones are now one of the best-selling Android smartphones in the market. While some companies focus more on mid-range and budget smartphones, others focus on high-end smartphones. Samsung are definitely part of the company that has seen great success in the high-end segment.

But the competition isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Another South Korean company LG, have released a high-end smartphone called the LG G7 ThinQ. The smartphone directly challenges all phones in the high-end segment. Although Samsung has more popularity than LG, it doesn’t stop the LG G7 ThinQ from challenging the Samsung flagship? The LG G7 ThinQ arriving a few months after the Galaxy S9, means LG should be prepared to go against Samsung’s best smartphone till date.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS LG G7 ThinQ – The Design

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

The front and back glass panels with aluminum frame design are very popular in the high-end market. Many smartphones feature different variations of the said design. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 ThinQ are not left behind, as they both feature Glass front and back with a frame made up of aluminum. The glass on both smartphones is Corning gorilla glass 5. They’re both waterproofed with an IP68 certified rating, while the LG G7 ThinQ comes with an additional MIL-STD-810G rating.

They both offer a variety of body color to choose from, as the LG G7 ThinQ is available in Raspberry Rose, New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black and New Moroccan Blue body colors. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, and Sunrise Gold. The Samsung Galaxy S9 looks shorter and thicker judging by their dimensions.

The LG G7 ThinQ measures 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm while the Samsung Galaxy S9 measures 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm. There isn’t that much difference in their weight, as the LG G7 ThinQ weighs 162 grams while the Galaxy S9 weighs 163 grams. The Samsung Galaxy S9 features a single rear camera, which is placed at the center and underneath it is the fingerprint sensor. While the LG G7 ThinQ features a dual rear camera, and underneath it is the fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS LG G7 ThinQ – The Display

There is quite a lot of difference in size, technology and appearance in the display of the LG G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9. The LG G7 ThinQ features an IPS LCD touchscreen, which means the Samsung Galaxy S9 will get superior contrast images thanks to its super AMOLED touchscreen. In size, the LG G7 ThinQ sports a 6.1-inch screen size with an 82.6% screen-to-body ratio. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch screen size with 83.6% screen-to-body ratio.

The display of the LG G7 ThinQ features a notch, which the Galaxy S9 doesn’t. The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is curved while that of the LG G7 ThinQ is flat. The LG G7 ThinQ display packs a 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio with 564 PPI density. While the display of the Samsung Galaxy S9 packs a 1440 x 2960, 18.5:9 aspect ratio with 570 PPI density.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS LG G7 ThinQ – The Camera

The LG G7 ThinQ has a dual-lens camera at the back with a 16MP f/1.6 primary shooter and 16MP f/1.9 secondary shooter. The dual-lens camera offers AI features and Super Bright display. The Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a single camera lens with a 12MP shooter. The camera features a dual aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4 just like its Plus version. The dual aperture has the ability to switch between themselves depending on light conditions of the picture background.

Both the LG G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a front facing camera of 8MP sensor. While the LG G7 ThinQ camera has a f/1.9 aperture. And that of the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a better f/1.7 aperture.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS LG G7 ThinQ – Hardware and Software

Both phones match up pretty well in this category. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 ThinQ are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Their chipset carries a 4-cores reaching a maximum speed of 2.8GHz and 4-cores reaching a maximum speed of 1.7GHz. They both run on Android 8.0 Oreo, with their customized User Interface running above it.

In terms of memory and storage space, they both have a version with 4GB memory and 64GB inbuilt storage. The Samsung Galaxy S9 has two additional variants with bigger storage of 128GB and 256GB. While the LG G7 ThinQ has a 128GB with 6GB memory variant.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS LG G7 ThinQ – The Battery

They both have different types of Lithium batteries. The LG G7 ThinQ features a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 features a non-removable Li-lon 3000 mAh battery. They both support USB 3.1 Type-C charger. And offer a different version of fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS LG G7 ThinQ – The Price

The price difference between both smartphones isn’t quite much. The LG G7 ThinQ is sold for about $1,006 (N352,100). While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is sold for around $989 (N346,150). Both phones are perfect and are very competitive, which makes it hard to decide the better one. It goes down to your choice, but I would go with the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS LG G7 ThinQ Full Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S9 LG G7 ThinQ
Dimensions and Weight 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 163 g 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 162 g
Display 5.8 inch (83.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2960 pixels with 570 PPI density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 6.1 inch (82.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 3120 pixels with 564 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 32/64/128GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot – Dual SIM model only) RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB OR RAM: 6GB. ROM: 128GB 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 & 4×1.7GHz) processor
Camera 8MP f/1.7 aperture front camera + 12MP f/1.5-2.4 aperture with LED flash 8MP f/1.9 aperture front camera + Dual: 16MP f/1.6 aperture and 16MP f/1.9 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, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Irish scanner, Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent) Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), WPC&PMA wireless charging (US version only)

 

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