LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone 8: Price in India, Specifications, Features Compared


It’s been a while since we saw LG creating a buzz in the smartphone segment. The manufacturer has been missing in action for quite some time, but it is now trying to find its ground with its upcoming LG G7 lineup of smartphones. In the past few weeks, we have stumbled upon a few leaks surrounding the LG G7 Thinq and the LG G7 Plus. As already known, the G-series is LG’s flagship series, and the forthcoming G7 version is the successor to the LG G6 lineup that debuted back in the February 2017. Now that LG is all set to bring out the G7 Thinq, it will have to face stiff competition from the already existing flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Apple iPhone 8. In this post, we are comparing the LG G7 Thinq, Samsung Galaxy S9, and the Apple iPhone 8. Keep reading to know which phone comes up as a winner. The LG G7 Thinq’s specifications are yet to be confirmed, which means that we will be listing its specs based on the leaks.

LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone 8: Price in India

The LG G7 Thinq is expected to launch around Rs. 59,990 in India. The Samsung Galaxy S9’s price in India starts at Rs. 57,900 for 64GB storage, Rs. 61,900 for the 128GB storage model, and Rs. 65,900 for the 256GB storage variant. The iPhone 8 is available at Rs. 55,999 for the 64GB storage variant, Rs. 67,001 for the 256GB storage version.

LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone 8: Display

The LG G7 Thinq is rumoured to come with a 6.1-inch Full Vision Super Bright Display at 1440 x 3120 Quad HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. LG touts that the G7 Thinq will have a “Super Bright Display” that will offer a vivid viewing experience. According to the leaked images of the phone, it may also house a notch on top of the front panel, just like Apple’s iPhone X.

The Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED display bearing 18.5:9 aspect ratio with Infinity Display. The phone also features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and rear panels for protection against scratches.

Apple’s iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD with 750×1334 pixels resolution and a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. It is quite disappointing that unlike the iPhone X, Apple chose to stay with the old LCD panel for the iPhone 8.

In this segment, both the Galaxy S9 and LG G7 Thinq steal the thunder with their high-quality QHD+ display panels. The iPhone 8 loses by a great margin due to LCD screen.

LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone 8: Hardware, Software

The LG G7 Thinq is tipped to come powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset with Adreno 630 GPU. The phone might feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. A 3300mAh battery is expected to back the device with support for fast charging. The phone may most likely run Android 8.0 Oreo OS.

The Galaxy S9’s model in India comes powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9810 octa octa-core SoC with Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. The phone houses 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, depending on the variant. For software, it runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Bixby 2.0 as the virtual assistant. The phone is backed by 3000mAh battery paired with support for Quick Charge 2.0 and wireless charging.

The iPhone 8 is powered by Apple’s proprietary A11 Bionic hexa-core chipset with a three core GPU. The phone includes 2GB of RAM and 64GB/256GB storage, based on the variant. A 1821mAh battery backs the smartphone with support for USB-PD fast charging. The iPhone 8 runs iOS 11 OS.

Both the LG G7 Thinq and Galaxy S9 stand close to each other with similar RAM and storage capacities while the iPhone 8 settles for lesser RAM. But, the processors used on all the three smartphones are powerful.

LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone 8: Camera

Concerning camera specs, the LG G7 Thinq may pack a 16MP + 16MP dual-camera setup at the rear with support for HDR10 video-recording. The camera on this upcoming LG flagship might also boast extended software capabilities to offer enhanced image and video output. The front camera details are still unknown, but we can expect LG to bring an improved selfie snapper than its previous LG G6 that faced negative feedbacks for its front camera performance.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 12MP+12MP dual rear camera setup with dual Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). The phone is capable of recording super slow-mo videos at 960fps. Besides, the camera on the Galaxy S9 also packs Bixby Vision feature that offers live translation with landmark recognition and other capabilities. On the front, the phone boasts an 8MP selfie shooter.

Apple’s iPhone 8 comes with a single lens 12MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, OIS and quad LED dual-tone flash. The rear camera on the iPhone 8 is capable of recording at 240 fps. At the front, there is a 7MP selfie camera.

Going by the leaked specs of the LG G7 Thinq, it seems to be winning over the Galaxy S9 and the iPhone 8.

LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone 8: Verdict

As we had already made it clear at the beginning of this post that the LG G7 Thinq is yet to launch so we cannot give our verdict based on the rumoured specs. However, comparing the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S9, we can say that the latter is a better option with its high-end display quality and RAM capacity.