LG G8 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S10+: Putting two 2019 flagships head-to-head

LG G8 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S10+: Putting two 2019 flagships head-to-head

LG and Samsung are no strangers to competition. The two Korean tech giants have been battling it out for years. However, Samsung has really started to pull away when it comes to smartphones. This year, the LG G8 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S10+ are two of the companies’ competing flagships. Pocketnow’s Joshua Vergara put the devices head-to-head.

On the spec sheet, these two phones have more in common than you might think. The Galaxy S10 is getting tons of attention and it’s one of the most popular devices of the year, but LG equipped the G8 with most of the same specs. Joshua says the G8 has a better fingerprint scanner and better audio, but Hand ID is a bad gimmick and LG UX is feeling dated next to One UI. If it wasn’t for the price difference, the Galaxy S10 would be the clear choice. Watch the full video below to hear Joshua’s full assessment.


LG G8 XDA Forum Galaxy S10+ XDA Forum

Specs LG G8 Samsung Galaxy S10+
Display 6.1-inch QHD+ (3120×1440) OLED, 564ppi, HDR10, Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, Gorilla Glass 6 on back 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (522ppi)
Size 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm, 167g 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g
(Ceramic: 198g)
System-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
Storage Capacity 128GB storage, expandable with up to 2TB microSD 128GB/512GB/1TB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Headphone Jack Yes, 3.5mm Yes, 3.5mm
Front Camera(s) 8MP f/1.7, 1.22μm, 80° field-of-view, autofocus
IR Sensor (receiver)
IR VCSEL (transmitter)
 Dual Camera
– UHD Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°)
Rear Cameras Standard: 12MP f/1.5, 1.4μm, 79° field-of-view, dual PDAF, OIS
Wide: 16MP f/1.9, 1.0μm, 107° field-of-view, FF, 4K video recording at 60FPS
Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
Battery Capacity 3,500mAh 4100 mAh
Wireless Charging Yes, Fast Wireless Charging Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share
Fast Charging Yes, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Biometrics Hand ID, 3D Face Unlock, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor
Water and Dust Resistance IP68 IP68
Software Android Pie-based LG UX Android Pie with One UI

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.

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