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Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G) vs LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A50 vs LG G8 ThinQ phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare LG G8 ThinQ XSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)07Points
Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

25
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
6.1"
POLED

1440x3120

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)

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Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)vsG8 ThinQ (G820N)21 Advantages LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
+166 grams (5.81 ounces)1%
Lighter
vs167 grams (5.85 ounces)
+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
vsP-OLED
+6.4"5%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+(front) 25MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(dual front camera) 8MP + 0.04MP
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh14%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3500 mAh
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core23%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
64GB (49GB user free)vs+128GB (106GB user free)116%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1440x3120 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
403 PPIvs+563 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(triple camera) 25MP + 8MP + 5MPvs+(triple camera) 12MP + 16MP + 12MP6%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvs+PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
f/1.7 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 Mbps167%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Digital TVAdvantage
Watch your favorite TV shows anywhere
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
Not supportedvs+IP68 certified, MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
LED flash
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
ModelGalaxy A50 (SM-A505G)G8 ThinQ (G820N)
Other model namesGalaxy A50 SM-A505G Single-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)LG G8 LM-G820N (LGU+, KT, SKT), LMG820N
Country or region availableLatin AmericaArgentinaMexico
Latin America, Argentina, Mexico
South Korea
South Korea
BrandSamsungLG
Release dateMarch, 2019March, 2019
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)71.882 x 151.892 millimeters (2.83 x 5.98 in)
Weight166 grams (5.81 ounces)167 grams (5.85 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30min
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (49GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (106GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDP-OLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1440x3120 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI563 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps1600/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat19 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
25 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm)
5MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
(triple camera)
12 megapixels
16MP ultrawide (f/1.9 1/3.1" 16mm 1.0µm FF)
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 52mm 1.0μm 2x-zoom OIS PDAF)
Main camera resolution5760x4320 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
Front camera (secondary)25 megapixels(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
0.04MP TOF (f/1.4)
Front camera resolution5760x4320 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedDigital TV
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Coral
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, Carmine Red
- 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
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- DMB TV (Korea)
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Battery capacity4000 mAh3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W21W
Talk time autonomy1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registered24720 minutes | 412 hours | 17.2 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G)LG G8 ThinQ (G820N)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.86W/kg (head) | 0.53W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered