LG has announced its latest flagship, the G7, and tossed its name in the arms race for best Android flagships available. It offers everything you look for in a modern Android flagship: a stunning glass and metal design, top-of-the-line specs and all the features users want.
For all that is great with the G7, it will inevitably be compared to its biggest competition – Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus. Surprisingly, the two are more alike than you may think.
First off, it’s best to call build quality a tie because both of these feel fantastic in the hand. Each has a front and back glass panel melded together by an aluminum frame with a seamless finish. Spec-wise, the Galaxy S9 Plus takes the crown because it does have an OLED display (the G7 settles for an LCD panel), more RAM (6GB versus 4GB) and it has a much bigger battery (3,500mAh versus 3,000mAh).
That being said, in previous years, Samsung mopped the floor with LG’s smartphones. This year, that’s not the case. The G7 makes a much more robust argument and it’s up to users to make the choice ultimately. Check out the spec shootout between the Galaxy S9 Plus and G7 down below.
|LG - G7||Samsung - Galaxy S9 Plus|
|Display Size||6.1-inch, 1440 x 3120 pixel display (563 ppi)||6.2-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (531 ppi)|
|Display Type||QHD+||Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 (at launch)||Android 8 (Oreo) at launch|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor||10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||16MP||Dual 12MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 BLE||Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2mbps)|
|Height||153.2 mm (6.03 inches)||158.1 mm (6.22 inches)|
|Width||71.9 mm (2.83 inches)||73.8 mm (2.91 inches)|
|Depth||7.9 mm (0.31 inches)||8.5 mm (0.33 inches)|
|Weight||162 g (5.71 oz)||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Colors||New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
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