Product Comparison: LG V20 US996 vs Samsung Galaxy S8


General Specifications
Brand
LG
Samsung
Model
V20 US996
Galaxy S8 (G950)
Origin
China
Vietnam
About the Product
LG V20 - The Smart Phone Pinnacle of Audio, Video and Photography. Record crisp, clear content-even when you're on the move. Steady Record 2.0 allows you to capture sharp, smooth video by minimizing the effects of unintentional hand shaking. Get the best sound with the first smartphone to include Quad DAC for cleaner playback.
The revolutionary design of the Galaxy S8 begins from the inside out. We rethought every part of the phone's layout to break through the confines of the smartphone screen. So all you see is pure content and no bezel. It's the biggest, most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of this size. And it's easy to hold in one hand.
Size & Weight
Height
6.29 in.
5.9 in.
Width
3.07 in.
2.7 in.
Depth
0.3 in.
0.3 in.
Weight
6.14 oz.
5.4 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS LCD
sAMOLED
Screen Size
5.7 in.
5.8 in.
Screen Resolution
2560 x 1440
1440 x 2960
Pixel Density
513 ppi
570 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
LG V20 US996 64GB GSM Phone Titan Grey
  • The display is large, bright, and sharp. The 5.7" 500nit 513ppi display is easily visible in direct sunlight.
  • The QuadHD display paired with the 16-MP camera make for breathtakingly detailed imagery.
  • The display is wonderful, bright and large. I would consider this a "phablet". I have small hands so I do have to use both hands.
  • This thing kicks ass. My old eyes are getting twitchy these days, but this thing has such high resolution (roughly 2k), and the display is so clear I can even make out very small text.
  • Im glad i bought the lg v20 because its a nice removable battery sd card beautiful camera and screen display.
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • The S8 has the best display on the market. The phone is lightweight and powerful. Gaming and video playback are very smooth
  • Awesome display and smooth interface
  • I just bought a phone and first thing i liked was display with edge and sharp colors! Also when you watch videos on youtube, video will take full screen on phone and show you more view!
  • The edge to edge display further enhances the screen. Perhaps the best feature of the phone
  • Love the edge display and how it works very well with the phone both locked and unlocked.
Processor
Processor Name
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8895 Octa
Number of Cores
4
8
Processor Speed
2.15 GHz
2.3 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
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  • Phone is an awsome phone , makes calls so easy and its 4 core processor brings power !
  • Other then that this phone is really underrated with its dual screen and powerful camera/processor option is hard to beat.
  • Fully featured, bigger screen than the S7/Edge, fast processor, intuitive interface, etc. Perfect phone/phablet for big hand users like me.
  • Great phone with awesome camera and processor speed.
  • This is an excellent phone, great speed and performance all three cameras are great quality and it has lots of storage and expandable storage too.
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Love processor speed, resolution and everything in general.
  • The graphic is amazing and processor of the phone is fast
  • It has fast ram that makes it efficient to run many apps at the same time. It also has enough memory to download several apps.
  • Zero lag due to 4gb Ram and QS835 processor. Definitely the best video quality in the market right now.
  • The processor is nice and fast, and I feel that the storage space is adequate. Should storage ever become an issue it's upgrade-able with Samsung bringing back the SD mini card holder again!
Memory
Internal Memory
64 GB
64 GB
RAM
4 GB
4 GB
Expandable Memory up to
512 GB
256 GB
Camera
Rear-Facing Camera
16 MP
12 MP
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
8 MP
Video Resolution
2160p@30fps, 1080@30fps, 720p@120fps
4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p@240fps
Other Functions
Dual-LED flash, Panorama, HDR, Laser Autofocus
Optical image stabilization for video, Time‑lapse video with stabilization, F/1.7, Dual Video Call, Dual Pixel Autofocus, Face detection, Geo-tagging, Auto HDR, Panorama, Touch Focus, Digital Image Stabilization
What customers say about "Camera"
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  • I'm excited to use the camera more, the V10 camera was outstanding, and I can only imagine how much better this one will be.
  • Although the camera is by far the best I have seen in a phone, and may even be superior to many "point and shoot" cameras, don't imagine that the 18.5 sq mm sensor area can match a 329 sq mm APS-C DSLR sensor.
  • Camera effects are available, including Panorama, HDR, Timer, Cheese Shutter, Tracking Focus, Optical Image Stabilization, Slo-Mo, Tracking Focus, RAW format and 4K video. I particularly liked the manual focus with green fringing on the items in the focus area (focus peaking).
  • Camera is top notch. It does struggle a little in low light, but all cell phone cameras do
  • Camera for photo and video taking is superb for a smartphone and allows a lot of customization in manual modes.
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • There are so many jokes about an android Camera compared to an iPhone but with this invention the joke is over. Regardless what any specs or friend may suggest the Samsung s8 camera shows way more detail than the iPhone 7 and it has a way better flash
  • The camera is a lot better than s7 edge. It is a lot faster too.
  • Great camera with super class picture and nice design. Easy to handle , fast processing
  • Have the best camera ever. Pictures are stunning.
  • The S8 has an awesome camera, very easy to use. Screen is difficult to see in sunlight but picture quality is wonderful.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
4.2
5.0 + LE
NFC Technology
Yes
Yes
Charging Interface
USB Type C
USB Type C
Network
Network Type
GSM / HSPA / LTE
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Frequency
800, 850, 1800, 1900, 2100
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100
Features
Operating System
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Unlocked
Yes
Yes
Voice Control App
Google Assistant
Bixby
Mobile Payment Service Supported
No
Yes
Maximum Usage Time
24 hours
20 hours
Headphone Jack
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
No
Yes
Extras
Record Smoother, Clearer Videos Even on the Move, Incredible Hi-Fi Listening Experience, Wide-Angle Front & Rear Cameras to Get the Bigger Picture, Next-Level Audio Recording, Enhanced Productivity and Performance with Android Nougat
Infinity Display: Beyond The Bezel, The Big Screen That Feels Small, More Screen Means More Is Seen, Scroll Less, Do More, Styled For The Future, Sleek All Around, Nano SIM, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Photo/video editor, Document editor, Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, Сompass, More Filters, More Creativity, More Memories to Share, Multitasking Made Easy, Capture Every Moment, Skype video call, Iris scanner, GPS/lbs location
What customers say about "Features"
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  • The second screen is by far in the top 3 coolest features of the phone. Always having the time and date available while the main screen is off is sweet.
  • This is the first phone released with Android 7.0, Nougat. That provides an improved launcher, with features mostly borrowed from those hundreds of after-market launchers
  • Not a lot of gimmicky features like Samsung phones....there were a few that I disabled, like the volume rocker shortcuts and answer when move to phone up to your ear. I love the "knock" (double tab) feature. This should be standard on all phones.
  • Videos look great, all message/calling features I've used work well. Phone seems to have plenty of 'oomph' in terms of memory, processing power etc
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Great phone. Love the iris scanner. Not impressed by location of the finger print scanner and the curve of the phones edges.
  • Excellent smartphone, with ip68 protocol for water issues
  • Great Phone, Samsung has a lot of great features especially their Samsung pay feature.
  • I love the personal assistant "Bixby", the camera is fantastic, and the Samsung health feature lets me record my vitals and keep track of eating and sleeping habits.
  • I dont like how the speaker sounds. It´s a poor mono speaker.
  • It's a great phone, but wish Samsung would allow this phone to have the dual SIM card feature for their US version.
Power
Battery Capacity
3200 mA/h
3000 mA/h
Wireless Charging
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
LG V20 US996 64GB GSM Phone Titan Grey
  • Love the quick charge feature and the USB type c.
  • Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Charge from 0% to 50% in about 30 minutes. From 0% to 90% in about an hour. A reversible USB-C connector supplies power.
  • The most impressive feature is the power savings. When the screen has been off for a while, the phone "dozes". In this state, network and app activity are limited.
  • The Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is very fast and convenient as well.
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • This is my first Samsung phone. I love it. The display is crystal clear. One full charge of battery lasted for > 24hrs.
  • I particularly like the long battery life and the cordless charger.
  • The other things are perfect but my only issue is regarding to the battery performance and it's not as I saw from the reviews and some YouTubes
  • The only weakness I can find from S8 is the battery life. It cannot last for one whole day without charging. But the functionality is really much more powerful compared with iphone.
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB Power Adapter, USB Type С Cable, Headphone
Quick Charge Power Adapter, USB-C cable, AKG Headphones, OTG (USB Type С to USB A)
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC


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