Samsung Galaxy S9 Vs LG G7 ThinQ: What’s So Different?

LG introduced its latest flagship LG G7 ThinQ, so how can it compete with the most popular Samsung Galaxy S9. With its bigger display screen, top-notch specs and the metal-glass combo design makes the LG flagship to give a tough competition to the Samsung handset.


Before investing on any of these handsets, it is always good to check and compare the key areas in which the handsets shine. This is exactly what we are trying to convey in this article. Read the article to know about further details of two main flagships- LG G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9 in Dubai.

Design & Display

With the bezel-less trend ruling the smartphone sector, it is evident that both Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 ThinQ in Dubai tried to achieve the same. The handsets feature bigger screens with bright and sharper display. They share the same familiar design with glass built on the front and rear end along with the metal frame between the panels. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is slightly heavier with 163g than the LG G7 ThinQ with 162g.


For bigger screen enthusiasts, LG handset offers bigger 6.1-inches LCD display of 1440 X 3120 resolution. While the Samsung device boasts 5.8-inches OLED display of 1440 X 2960 screen resolution. Moreover, the LG device comes in with the notch design while the Galaxy S9 doesn’t. Despite bigger screen in LG G7 ThinQ, the OLED panel with curved edges of the Samsung Galaxy S9 makes it the best choice.

Processor & Performance

Both devices perform merely same in this aspect. They feature the top-line processor that is capable enough to handle multiple tasks efficiently. While the Samsung preferred to use Exynos 9810 in the UK and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC elsewhere. The LG G7 ThinQ uses the same Snapdragon 845 processor in every part of the world. As for the memory, the Samsung Galaxy S9 in Dubai offers 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The LG G7 ThinQ boasts two memory variants- 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. They run on the same Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with their own UI layered on the top.

Camera and Battery

The LG G7 ThinQ camera comprises a 16MP dual sensor of f/1.6 and f/1.9 wide angle lens. The secondary sensor features optical image stabilization and comes in with the spices of artificial intelligence. LG further claims that the pictures taken in low-light conditions are two times brighter than the LG V30S camera. Thanks to the AI capabilities that made it possible. As for the Samsung Galaxy S9 camera, it sticks on to the single 12MP rear sensor but still, it works excellent.


The Samsung camera trick is to offer variable aperture that lets the aperture to swap between f/1.5 and f/2.4. Though there is no much visible difference while taking snaps in daylight conditions. The low light photographs are really amazing as it shoots out with more detail. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth GPS, NFC, 4G and USB Type-C.

Price and Verdict

Currently, the LG G7 ThinQ price in Dubai, UAE is not known officially. But if we take a wild guess based on the rumours then we can expect the LG G7 ThinQ Dubai price to be around AED 2640 or even lesser than this. The Samsung Galaxy S9 price in Dubai, UAE is higher than the LG handset price at AED 3085. Despite having the lesser price tag, Samsung Galaxy S9 camera makes the device to be worthy to pay for. Apart from this, both the handsets perform similarly with high-end specs and features.

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