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March 7, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs LG G8 ThinQ – Specifications Comparison

New Android phones are coming constantly on the market, but it’s always worth checking what both brands Samsung and LG are offering their audience? 2019 is actually a tenth anniversary of the Galaxy S range and the refined design of Samsung has reached a new level in the beautiful and powerful Samsung Galaxy S10 in Australia. The LG G8 ThinQ, on the other hand, equally packed with cutting-edge technology and a fresh, hand-free gesture system.

Perhaps it’s hard to decide which one you should get your hands on, right? Should your next handset be an LG G8 ThinQ or Samsung Galaxy S10? Let’s compare Samsung Galaxy S10 vs LG G8 ThinQ in Australia and see how precisely they differ?

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs LG G8 ThinQ Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs

  • Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 157 grams
  • Display Size: 6.1-inches Dynamic AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution: 1440 x 3040 Pixels (550 PPI)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
  • Chipset: Exynos 9820 Octa 8 nm
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM & ROM: 8GB & 128GB/512GB (Expandable Up to 512GB)
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
  • Front Camera: 10MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and others
  • Battery: 3400mAh (Fast Battery Charging 15W)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (on-screen),Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, and Accelerometer
  • Colors: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, and Flamingo Pink

LG G8 ThinQ Specs

  • Dimensions: 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 167 grams
  • Display Size: 6.1-inches AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution: 1440 x 3120 Pixels (564 PPI)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • RAM & ROM: 6GB & 128GB (Expandable Up to 512GB)
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP + 16MP + 12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP + TOF
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and others
  • Battery: 3500mAh (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted),Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, and Accelerometer
  • Colors: New Moroccan Blue, New Aurora Black, and Carmine Red

Design and Sturdiness

Taking a start from their design department, there are many similarities between these devices. They are both front and rear of glass with smooth curves and both have camera lenses on the back - positioned horizontally, and the front has 6.1-inch displays. But the Galaxy S10, with a hole-punch camera at the top right, adopts Samsung's Infinity-O display while the LG G8 ThinQ has a big notch on the front-facing camera.

On the back, the suite of LG's camera is flushed under the glass, whereas Samsung is in a clearly defined module. Samsung has moved a fingerprint scanner into S10's display whereas LG still has a fingerprint scanner mounted on its rear. Out front, Samsung Galaxy S10 is indeed a better-looking flagship and it is a touch smaller and sleeker in every single dimension. Both smartphones are equipped with IP68 rating feature that obviously means both phones can easily take a dunk and keep on ticking – there is no separating them on durability.


On paper, once again, Samsung Galaxy S10 and LG G8 ThinQ both are neck and neck with housing an impressive 6.1-inches with Dynamic AMOLED and AMOLED display technologies respectively. The LG’s G8 ThinQ comes with a slightly higher resolution over S10 thanks to its aspect ratio of 19.5:9 whereas Galaxy S10 display is only 19:9.

Well, it’s not really prominent, therefore, you will not notice. Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED is undoubtedly impressive and bright and vivid as compared to any other else. With HDR10 support and an ability to fire audio out via a screen, thanks to Crystal Sound OLED – making LG G8 ThinQ’s display is no slump. All in all, there is a little piece of difference in terms of displays – but Samsung’s screen is the best you’ll find on any smartphone right now.


The Galaxy S10 has a very multipurpose configuration with a three-lens main camera, combining a 12-megapixel lens, a variable aperture, a 12-megapixel telephoto, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. In most situations, you can capture large shots, zoom in, or expand the views to cram more. The LG G8 ThinQ is equipped with a similar set-up, a 12-megapixel lens, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens.

Out front, Samsung Galaxy S10 is backed by a single 10MP front-facing camera whereas LG G8 ThinQ pairs an 8MP lens alongside a TOF (Time-of-Flight) camera. The TOF camera enables LG’s Z Camera feature that allows users to unlock their smartphone with their face or hand.

Camera details are pretty blurred, for now, as sources haven’t yet tested their camera in depth. But going on all specs and past performance, we are expecting both handsets to perform exceptionally.

Software and Updates

On both these phones, you're going to get Android 9.0 Pie, although Samsung has put One UI on it and the LG has its own UI. Samsung was criticized in the past for a busy user interface, but UI user interface is a huge improvement and we prefer it to LG's user interface. We expect at least two Android version updates from the S10 and G8 ThinQ, but there is no indication as long as it takes or who will push an update first.

Other Features

A lot of extras are being offered by Samsung Galaxy S10 such as a Desktop Replacement DeX mode, Samsung Pay, Bixby, Gear VR Support, Knox security, and an on-screen fingerprint scanner. The worth noting thing is that there is a reverse wireless charging function that enables you to charge up wirelessly and Qi-certified handset with your Galaxy S10.

LG loves innovations, with a special Time of Flight sensor, and the G8 ThinQ features the aforementioned Z Camera. It enables secure face unlocking, hand identification that scans your vein pattern and gestures to wave your hand over your phone and to trigger several actions without actually touching it. For instance, if you have dirty hands in the kitchen without messing up your phone, you might pause a video. It is debatable that some of these suppliers are useful, while others can prove to be really handy — it depends on how and what you are looking for on your phone.

Availability and Price

The official Samsung Galaxy S10 Release Date in Australia is all set to be March 8th, 2019 – it’s however, available to pre-order with immediate effects. Interestingly, all Aussies will get a free pair of Galaxy Buds free-of-cost with pre-order only before March 8th. The LG G8 ThinQ Release Date in Australia isn’t decided and when (or if) it arrives on stores, we are short on words on.

The Samsung Galaxy Price in Australia ranges from AU$1299-1499 whereas LG G8 ThinQ is expected to set users back somewhere in between AU$1399-1450. Both handsets will be available from an extensive amount of retailers and you’ll be able to grab them up at all major Australian carriers.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10 is a winner - thanks to its elegant and gorgeous design and its slightly better appearance and camera. The LG G8 ThinQ is not far behind, though, and can be the best choice for some, particularly when it comes to $100 less. If Samsung Galaxy S10 is always at the top of your shopping list, you may want to check out how that beast compares to the rest of Samsung's latest devices.


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