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Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD) vs LG V20 (VS995)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG V20 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG V20 XSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)23Points
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG V20 (VS995)
5.7"
IPS

1440x2560

16
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3200
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)

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 S8 (SM-G950FD)23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)vsV20 (VS995)5 Advantages LG V20 (VS995)
+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core38%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+155 grams (5.43 ounces)12%
Lighter
vs174 grams (6.09 ounces)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1440x2960 pixels16%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2560 pixels
+568 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs515 PPI
+5.8"2%
Larger screen
vs5.7"
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+1/2.55" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.6" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 8MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)5%
Thinner
(back) 12.2MPvs+(dual camera) 16MP + 8MP96%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
3000 mAhvs+3200 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

29 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
64GB (51GB available) / 64GB (50GB available)
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / LDAF: laser detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+22 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
ModelGalaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)V20 (VS995)
Other model namesGalaxy S8 Duos G950FD (Exynos), Samsung DreamVerizon LG V20, LG VS995, LGVS995
Country or region available(Global, International)BrazilSingapore
(Global, International), Brazil, Singapore
USA
USA
BrandSamsungLG
Release dateApril, 2017October, 2016
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)78.1 x 159.7 millimeters (3.07 x 6.29 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)174 grams (6.09 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWaterproof (IP?)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M2 Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20 550MhzQualcomm Adreno 530
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (50GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.8" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI515 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 4
Display features60Hz, HDR10feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps600/150 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat12 700/800/850/1700/1800/1900/2600 (Bands 2,3,4,5,7,13,20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
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, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
16 megapixels
8MPf/2.412mm1/3.2
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraLDAF: laser detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.263, H.264, H.265, DviX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Titan, Silver
- LG UX 5.0
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- MIL-STD-810G certified
- Secondary display: 2.1" 160x1040 pixels
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3200 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standby19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days6240 minutes | 104 hours | 4.3 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)LG V20 (VS995)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.44W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)1.03W/kg (head) | 0.88W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.315W/kg (head) | 1.27W/kg (body)feature not registered
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