It was just a few days ago that Huawei announced the launch of its new high-end, flagship class handset – the Huawei P20 Pro in India. The P20 Pro ships with a triple camera setup at the rear and currently stakes claim to be the best camera phone money can buy. While this claim can only be validated post a review and possibly a detailed comparison, there is no doubt about the fact that the P20 Pro has a lot going for it as far as the imaging department is concerned. However, Huawei has its task cut out since the company has decided to field the handset in the premium category of smartphones where it will compete against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, the Apple iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. In this comparison article, however, we will take a look at how the Huawei P20 Pro fares against LG’s flagship offering for 2018 – the LG G7 ThinQ. To make things a bit spicier, we have also added the Samsung Galaxy S9 into the party. Things should only get interesting from now on, I guess!
LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Price in India
Let us start off by talking about the prices of these three handsets. The Huawei P20 Pro was officially launched in India just a few days ago for an outrageous price of Rs.64,999. While you do get the phone in different colour options, there only a single 128GB, 6GB RAM version.
The LG G7 ThinQ is the only phone in this comparison that is yet to be launched in India. You can, however, expect this one to be priced well above the Rs.50,000 mark when it officially launches here. That said, it would be great if LG decides to surprise us all with the pricing of the G7 ThinQ like they did with the G6 last year.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the smaller and the more affordable of the two S9 twins that is currently on sale in India. The Galaxy S9 is offered in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB versions with prices starting at Rs. 57,900 got the 64GB version, Rs. 61,900 for the 128GB version and Rs.65,500 for the 256GB variant. All three versions get 4GB of RAM as well.
LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Design, Display
The Huawei P20 Pro gets a notched display like many other flagship (and even mid-range) handsets. The P20 uses an AMOLED panel that measures 6.1-inches across and has a resolution of 1080 x 2240 pixels in the 18.7:9 aspect ratio. This display ends up with a PPI density score of 408.
The LG G7 ThinQ also gets a notched display that measures 6.1-inches across with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. The display is in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio and ends up with a PPI density figure of 564. This, by the way, is an IPS LCD panel.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 skips the notch treatment and comes with a ‘normal” full view display. This is a Super AMOLED panel that measures 5.8-inches across and has a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and ends up with a PPI density score of 570 – thereby making it the sharpest display among the three handsets we are comparing today.
LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Specifications, hardware
The Huawei P20 Pro is powered by the Hisilicon Kirin 970 SoC that houses an octa core processor and the Mali-G72 MP12 GPU for graphics. The P20 Pro gets a triple camera setup consisting of a primary 40-megapixel shooter, a secondary 20-megapixel black and white shooter, and a third 8-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture. The camera also supports 3X optical zoom. The phone also gets a 24-megapixel front-facing camera.
The LG G7 ThinQ is powered by the Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 SoC and comes in 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM versions. The phone gets a dual camera setup that consists of a 16-megapixel + 16-megapixel setup at the rear, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 sold in India is powered by the Exynos 9810 SoC that houses the Mali-G72 MP18 GPU for graphics. The phone uses a 12-megapixel single camera at the rear with dual pixel PDAF support while at the front the phone gets an 8-megapixel f/1.7 shooter.
LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Conclusion
The Huawei P20 Pro – even though a great handset currently doesn’t have the brand recall that the other two handsets in this comparison possess. Also, only after a review would we be able to tell if the Rs. 65k price tag of the handset is really justified. The Galaxy S8 is the current leader of this segment and has a great camera as well. As for the LG, we can only comment about it once the official price of the handset is out.