The LG G7 ThinQ is here, and with a large and clear display, high-end specifications and a glass and metal construction clearly points to the most important phones on the market, which makes the Samsung Galaxy S9 is perhaps its greater competition.
The latest version of Samsung is a modest upgrade in the Galaxy S8, but still manages to be one of the best, not to mention the best-selling, for Android phones, thanks to its curvilinear display and its main features.
The G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9 have a lot in common and many more are different. So we have compared its specifications, design and features to help you choose between them.
Look at our pictures on LG G7 ThinQ below to see the phone in action
LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 design
The LG G7 ThinQ has glass panels on the front and back with a metal frame interspersed between them. It's a familiar design, we've seen variations on numerous phones now, including the Samsung Galaxy S9, which also has a glass backing and a metal frame.
Both phones are also IP68 certified and water resistant, although the LG G7 ThinQ could be a bit more rugged, as it also meets MIL-STD 810G military standards.
Both phones have small frames and a fingerprint scanner on the back, and both have a grid on the bottom edge, although the Galaxy S9 also has a second speaker in the headset, while the LG G7 ThinQ depends on one, but uses the inside of the phone as a resonance chamber to increase the bass.
Visually, many of the design differences are linked to the screen, which we'll see below, but the two phones are available in a different color selection, with the Galaxy S9 coming in Midnight Blac k, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple, while LG G7 ThinQ comes in colors New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue and Raspberry Rose.
They also have different dimensions and weights, as the LG G7 ThinQ measures 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm and 162 g, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 measures 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm and 163 g. So, the main difference is that the Galaxy S9 is shorter and thicker.
LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 screen
LG G7 ThinQ has a 6.1-inch LCD screen of 1440 x 3120 with a pixel density of 564 pixels per inch. It's bright, has a limit of 1,000 nits and has an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9, which means it's taller than a typical 16: 9 phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a slightly 5.8-inch screen smaller, with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 and a pixel density of 570 pixels per inch. So far, so similar other than the size, and the aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 is also similar. The Galaxy S9 can also achieve similar brightness levels.
If you want something bigger, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with a 6.2-inch screen is also available.
This is where they become very different: the S9 uses a Super AMOLED screen instead of an LCD, which Generally it allows to obtain a superior contrast and more vivid colors, we will let you know exactly how well the G7 ThinQ screen works when we review it completely, but the Galaxy S9 is one of the best.
The Samsung screen is also curved, while the G7 ThinQ is flat, but the screen of the LG G7 ThinQ has a notch, which the Samsung Galaxy S9 does not have, so in appearance, size and technology there are quite a few differences here.
LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 OS and power
The LG G7 ThinQ and the Samsung Galaxy S9 both run Android 8 Oreo, overlapping with their own masks. They also have a dedicated AI hardware button, but while the LG G7 ThinQ is used to launch the Google Assistant, Samsung launches its Bixby assistant, possibly making it less useful.
The specifications are somewhat similar, since the LG G7 ThinQ includes an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (although some regions will have a LG G7 Plus ThinQ with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage) , while the Galaxy S9 has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a Snapdragon 845 chipset or a similarly powerful Exynos 9810 one, depending on where you are in the world.
Both phones have high-end specifications and we can attest that the Galaxy S9 is a high-performance player. It is likely that the LG G7 ThinQ is also, but we will let you know when we have put it to the test.
LG G7 ThinQ versus the camera and battery of the Samsung Galaxy S9
There is a dual-lens camera on the back of the LG G7 ThinQ, specifically a primary lens of 16MP f / 1.6 and a wide-angle lens of 16MP f / 1.9. The phone also offers recognition of scenes with AI power and a Super Bright mode, which reduces the image quality to 4MP, but makes the shots are up to four times brighter, so it could be useful in low light.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S9 only a single lens rear camera, but it is a 12MP with variable aperture, able to switch between f / 1.5 and f / 2.4. In our tests we found that it is very capable, even in low light, so the G7 ThinQ could have some competition there.
Both phones have an 8MP front camera, but it is an angle of f / 1.9 in the case of the LG G7 ThinQ and a more conventional f / 1.7 in the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Both phones also have a 3,000 mAh battery. We will let you know how to keep the LG G7 ThinQ when we review it completely, but the Galaxy S9 is not very good, and sometimes has difficulties even to spend the day.
There's a lot to consider if you're deciding between a Samsung Galaxy S9 and an LG G7 ThinQ. While it is likely that phones are equally powerful, they have very different camera configurations, different screen sizes and technology, different designs and different audio abilities.
The Samsung phone impressed us, but it did not leave us impressed, achieving four stars in Our review, so the LG G7 ThinQ could be a viable alternative depending on what you want from your phone and how well it stays in key areas such as battery life.
The cost is another consideration: we still do not know how much the LG G7 ThinQ will cost, but the Samsung phone is expensive, with 739, 719.99 dollars or 1.199 AU without a SIM card. So be aware of our complete review of LG G7 ThinQ, where we will delve into how good it is and how good is the value for money.