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LG V40 ThinQ vs. Galaxy Note 9: Should Samsung Be Worried?

by Danny Zepeda | October 3, 2018October 3, 2018 2:15 pm PST

Samsung has long dominated the Android market and LG wants to reverse that trend with the V40 ThinQ, its newest Android flagship. Given the impending battle, we decided to take a look at how the V40 ThinQ stacks up against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9.

Though the V40 ThinQ is not marketed as a plus-sized device, it really is with its 6.4-inch notch-laden OLED display. This puts it in the same territory as the Galaxy Note 9 and its 6.4-inch OLED display. Each also boasts the Snapdragon 845 processor and a similar premium design of metal and glass paving the way for wireless charging and the fingerprint scanner on the back.

After that, the differences are interchangeable. The Note 9 has a bigger 4,000mAh battery and the S-Pen while the V40 has a triple-camera system and dual front-facing camera system.

It is truly an interesting match up of Android flagships, but it’s too early to crown a winner. Check out the spec comparison down below and decide which one is the better buy.

LG - V40 Samsung - Galaxy Note 9
Display Size 6.4-inch, 1440 x 3120 pixel display (537 ppi) 6.4-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (514 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 3120 2960
Display Type QuadHD+ OLED Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
Operating System Android 8.1 (at launch) Android 8.1 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB 6GB/8GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 512GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 2TB
  • microSD up to 512GB
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 12MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 8MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 3300mAh 4000mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-C
Height 6.25 inches (15.88 cm) 161.9 mm (6.37 inches)
Width 2.98 inches (75.7 mm) 76.4 mm (3.01 inches)
Depth 0.3 inches (7.6 mm) 8.8 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight 5.96 oz (169 g) 201 g (7.09 oz)
Colors Black, Blue N/A
Supported Audio Formats N/A MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
Supported Video Formats N/A MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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