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LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)

Side by side comparison between LG G8 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)
6.1"
POLED

1440x3120

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Compare LG G8 ThinQ X
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)12 Advantages LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)vsGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+167 grams (5.85 ounces)20%
Lighter
vs201 grams (7.04 ounces)
+8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+1440x3120 pixels5%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2960 pixels
+563 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs514 PPI
+(dual camera) 12MP + 16MP16%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+(dual front camera) 8MP + 0.3MP4%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps
+21W40%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+IP68 certified, MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsIP68 certified
P-OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
6.1"vs+6.4"5%
Larger screen
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
1/2.6" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3500 mAhvs+4000 mAh14%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

37 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (104GB available) / 128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
+30 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
ModelG8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
Other model namesXfinity Mobile LG G8 ThinQ, LMG820QM5, LM-G820QM5Galaxy Note9 (Qualcomm) 6GB RAM, Samsung Crown
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandLGSamsung
Release date4/11/20198/1/2018
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)71.882 x 151.892 millimeters (2.83 x 5.98 in)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)
Weight167 grams (5.85 ounces)201 grams (7.04 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust/waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
IP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (SM8150) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 485
1.78GHz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640 (585MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 630
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
Display typeP-OLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3120 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)563 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredHDR10

📶 Mobile networks

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1600/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat19 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 46, 48)
LTE Cat18 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/1.91/3.1"16mm1.0µmFF
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
0.3MP TOFf/1.4
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C SlimPort®
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts21W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomy22 hoursfeature not registered
Standby412 hours (17.2 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Aurora Black
- LG UX 8.0
- Always-on display
- DCI-P3 100%, Dolby Vision and HDR10 display
- DTS: X surround sound
- 32-bit/192kHz audio
- Quick Charge 3.0
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Colors: Black, Copper, Purple, Blue
- Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Curved edge screen
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung DeX (Desktop experience)
- Miracast

☢️ Radiation rate

LG G8 ThinQ (G820QM5)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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