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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U) vs LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 5G vs LG Stylo 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG Stylo 5 XSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)32Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
6.2"
IPS

1080x2160

13
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)

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!

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)32 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)vsStylo 5 (Q720MS)1 Advantage LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core85%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR53 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+128GB (104GB available)6 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (16GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)10%
Lighter
vs179 grams (6.27 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1440x3200 pixels98%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2160 pixels
+566 PPI45%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs390 PPI
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+1/1.76" inches70%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3" inches
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 10MP104%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps16 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

24 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front
16 million
6.2"
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
ModelGalaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - US Carriers (AT&T, etc.)LG Stylo 5 (Metro by T-Mobile), LMQ720MS, LM-Q720MS
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungLG
Release dateMarch, 2020June, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)77.7 x 160 millimeters (3.06 x 6.3 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)179 grams (6.27 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
1.4Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Qualcomm Adreno 506 600Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR53GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
32GB (16GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1080x2160 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)566 PPI390 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 3
Display features120Hz, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 25, 26, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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 S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4160x3120 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/5" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Silvery White
- LG UX 7.0
- 18:9 display
- Stylus pen
- DTS:X surround sound
- HAC M4/T3
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registered30240 minutes | 504 hours | 21 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)LG Stylo 5 (Q720MS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.07W/kg (head) | 1.03W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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