Samsung Galaxy S9 vs LG G7 ThinQ - Tough comparison | Pocketnow

  • Published on May 13, 2018
  • Watch our comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the LG G7 ThinQ. This is one of those interesting comparisons. By specs and dimensions alone, the LG G7 ThinQ would be most fit to be compared against the Samsung Galaxy S9. But because it has two cameras, and no there's no G7 Plus, it also fits in middle ground to be compared against the Galaxy S9 Plus. I guess the best approach is to compare it with a bit of both to a certain degree. I'm Jaime Rivera with Pocketnow, and this is LG G7 vs Samsung Galaxy S9.
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  • Deva Prem
    Deva Prem Year ago +364

    That editing is🔥

    • Mohamed salah
      Mohamed salah Year ago +1

      do you know the soundtrack he's used in the intro ?

  • Baby GuiGui
    Baby GuiGui 2 days ago +1

    both almost the same specs, but the price of this phones this day is so different, S9 still at $800 but the G7 is at $400 now

    • SabreLeonheart
      SabreLeonheart Day ago

      Yeah I got it on sale at Best Buy for $240 with Verizon. Great deal. I love the IPS display as I don't have to worry about burn in.

  • Akhdar Muso
    Akhdar Muso 10 days ago

    Pretty sure my LG G7 can't record video on the wide angle camera. Always switches to the normal camera when I hit that red circle. Anyone else?

  • Gassy Goose
    Gassy Goose 12 days ago


  • Razvan Popa
    Razvan Popa 16 days ago

    I choose boobs

  • Harish P
    Harish P 18 days ago

    I have both.

  • Flame Shoot
    Flame Shoot 24 days ago

    Honestly, I'm very Hate with Notch...
    But, when I see this G7 with great spesification & quality of sound.. Oh God, I change my mind

  • emissary44
    emissary44 27 days ago

    I hate the curves on Samsung’s s series displays since the s7 edge

  • An Borei
    An Borei Month ago

    Now it's very easy to chose LG G7 because it's price ( 200$ - 250$ )

  • guess what
    guess what Month ago

    This clown can't get the Lagsung cock out of his mouth. I bet he swallowed every drop.

  • Mr JMarch
    Mr JMarch Month ago

    I like the note 9 because of the galaxy skin in fortnite

  • Erik-Martijn
    Erik-Martijn Month ago

    LG G7. Hate the Bixby you can't turn off and the power consuming Exynos processor.

  • William Petters
    William Petters Month ago +1

    Lcd vs amoled? That's a deal breaker LG.

    • Weppo
      Weppo 29 days ago +1

      If the creator and maker of oled screens decides to not use one themselves. Don't you think that gives a signal?

  • RムGe〆 ExØtiC
    RムGe〆 ExØtiC Month ago

    I would go with LG, anyday just coz Samsung doesn’t offer the SD variant in my region.

  • Christine Weber
    Christine Weber Month ago

    I just got the G7 on the 22nd of April and I love it so far.. I had the Moto z2 force and the screen scratched badly because it was plastic.. Lg is great they paid for my upgrade and I am happy that they did 🙂

  • ric Nzamba Nzamba
    ric Nzamba Nzamba Month ago

    still with my s6 edge+ the best

  • Francis Mora
    Francis Mora 2 months ago +1

    S9 is better😍

  • TsunaXZ
    TsunaXZ 2 months ago +1

    The notch on G7 already makes S9 the winner for me.

  • Danielle Bergmann
    Danielle Bergmann 2 months ago

    What about the zoom?
    I have the G7 and hate the zoom quality. Nothing like my G5 was. That was my favorite camera ever. I really want to go back to the S series after the LG G7 :/

  • Tuan Nguyen
    Tuan Nguyen 2 months ago

    LG G7 is all the way because its price is half of S9 and it got almost all the feature of S9.

  • el jefe
    el jefe 2 months ago

    Lg has the most simplest yet enjoyable interface ever

  • Mostafa Nabil
    Mostafa Nabil 2 months ago

    the hell is he saying!? in the first minute he says theres no lg g7+ while i'm literally using a lg g7+ now

  • Wolliger
    Wolliger 2 months ago

    G7 is better

  • Me&You
    Me&You 2 months ago

    I don't buy a phone for it's camera... so S9 for me

  • Alex Burton
    Alex Burton 2 months ago +3

    Do S10 vs V40.
    The V40 is basically a G7 on major steroids

    • Alex Burton
      Alex Burton Month ago

      And the V40 is an upgraded version of the G7

    • Alex Burton
      Alex Burton Month ago

      The V40 is and always will be better

    • Sha Sha
      Sha Sha Month ago

      What do you mean? Which one is better?

  • Landry Fort
    Landry Fort 3 months ago +3

    I Love My G-7 It’s Lovely!💯©️

    • Weppo
      Weppo 29 days ago

      @Santosh Honnalli and you? Have you decided

    • Santosh Honnalli
      Santosh Honnalli Month ago

      Hi how is the battery life

  • Pietro De Francesco
    Pietro De Francesco 3 months ago

    Lg g7 have fast charge

    INJOKER 3 months ago

    Lg 7 350 € vs samsung s9 450

  • Ernest Baca
    Ernest Baca 3 months ago

    price wise the moto wins.. ?

  • Kevin Whiting
    Kevin Whiting 3 months ago

    V40 is a winner period

  • Global lashes Younique
    Global lashes Younique 3 months ago

    U know I have the G7 RN and its 🔥 cuz of the dual lens wide camera angle and much more bro bro

  • stoney cook
    stoney cook 3 months ago

    S9 is dissapointing im going with the lg g7 thinq

  • Gryptix
    Gryptix 3 months ago


  • Joseph Schiro
    Joseph Schiro 3 months ago

    The LGs screen blows the S9 out of the water!!

  • sanghpriygautam TONY
    sanghpriygautam TONY 3 months ago

    1:02 who is looking at the phones 😆

  • Cameron Fischer
    Cameron Fischer 3 months ago +1

    curved edge displays are garbage.

  • Cameron Fischer
    Cameron Fischer 3 months ago +4

    the G7 is free to lease through Sprint. I was really considering an S9 or S9+, but I'm thinking the G7 will be my next upgrade from my current G6.

  • Kim KIM
    Kim KIM 3 months ago

    Lg bcoz its screen is LED. Amoled screens of samsung after months of using has burns, green screen defect/pink screen..etc.

  • Imperfectionist Gaming
    Imperfectionist Gaming 4 months ago

    The boombox feature is great but it auto turns off after about 30 minutes. Its super weird

  • Doubleoh Spartan
    Doubleoh Spartan 4 months ago +2

    I will pick LG because LG has better build quality

  • Mayank Agnihotri
    Mayank Agnihotri 4 months ago

    Very good review. Watch this one for more👇

  • Carlitos Carlitos
    Carlitos Carlitos 4 months ago

    Note from Samsung is the best of the best. 🛀

  • Hereco ken Sumiguin
    Hereco ken Sumiguin 4 months ago

    I love lg phone.

  • Hereco ken Sumiguin
    Hereco ken Sumiguin 4 months ago

    I hope lg mobile will recreate their phone and become much better than other phone. Customer friendly with high specs. Cameras, gaming and os updates.

  • Vláďis Mata
    Vláďis Mata 4 months ago

    LG king

  • Thad Marney
    Thad Marney 4 months ago

    I went shopping with the intent to move from LG to Samsung for the OLED contrast and more available accessories, but a Buy One Get One Free deal made me take another look at the G7 and I do not regret it at all: Nearly every advantage held by the Samsung is countered by LG: OLED is great, but 1000nit RGBW ain’t no slouch. Notches are annoying, but LG’s camera is covering pixels that don’t exist on the Samsung. I would love to play with Samsung VR or have an easier time finding 3rd party accessories, but the peace of mind from MIL-spec drop protection and a headphone jack with Quad DAC and DTS:X 3D surround is a more than adequate trade-off to make one S9 for $720 versus TWO G7’s for $650 was a no-brainer.

  • taejinnie
    taejinnie 4 months ago

    really wondering which should i get.. i don't really care about the cameras all i care about is good battery life and how audio sounds.

  • Noam Pitlik
    Noam Pitlik 4 months ago

    If it is as good or better than the awesome g6, I pick tbe lg---again.

  • Clowny Browny
    Clowny Browny 4 months ago

    G7 with an OLED display would be a game changer

  • Juan T
    Juan T 4 months ago

    Save money get the g7, and safe more and then buy the s9 and sale g7 to someone that is looking for an upgrade😅

  • Aswin BUC
    Aswin BUC 4 months ago

    You can tap the bottom at the left two times so the bottom part goes

  • Mr Comer
    Mr Comer 4 months ago +1

    Samsung beat LG to the Pie 9.0.
    LG still is holding off with the pie. They got our money so they don't care. Time we get the Pie it will be old and

  • salebasket
    salebasket 4 months ago

    1:02...prety BOOBS..

  • Mister Lindon
    Mister Lindon 4 months ago

    The G7 had fast charging too,I don't know why it wasn't on the spec list.

  • Bass Mainer
    Bass Mainer 4 months ago

    LG beats Samsung by a very long shot in my opinion. Particularly the camera.

  • Quincy Purcell
    Quincy Purcell 5 months ago

    S9 is also slightly more expensive

  • Àbhimanyu Singh
    Àbhimanyu Singh 5 months ago

    G7 is available in india for less than $500 is it worth buying at this price?

    • Aswin BUC
      Aswin BUC 4 months ago

      No i would get another phone

  • cj18
    cj18 5 months ago

    compare prices

  • Ahmed Meto
    Ahmed Meto 5 months ago

    The better battery life on LG G7, is it only on stand by or on heavy usage too (browsing, RUclip etc)?

  • Syed Subhan
    Syed Subhan 5 months ago +1

    LG g7 think good camera nice video my

  • Syed Subhan
    Syed Subhan 5 months ago +1

    LG g7 think good camera nice video my

  • Johan
    Johan 5 months ago

    Great video. Thanks for the effort!! I'm going to pick the g7

  • Shakib hzada
    Shakib hzada 5 months ago

    Your an idot. Stop reviewing phones

  • firebirdude2
    firebirdude2 5 months ago

    Those claiming the G7 camera is better, take a look at those lower light pictures he posted again. 6:34

  • Mac Junky
    Mac Junky 5 months ago

    did you say that you need good headphones to "power the DAC". its the other way around. any headphones will work but to take control of the dac you need good headphones

  • Erika montellano
    Erika montellano 5 months ago


  • JimIBobIJones
    JimIBobIJones 5 months ago

    The price and the DAC alone makes the G7 a smarter choice; there is a significant gap between the two and no other flagship that I know of has a DAC. Aside from the DAC, the hardware specs are pretty much the same. Everything that is different is up to personal taste. I personally think LG provides the superior setup with the normal/wide angle setup. The IPS is nice, I still prefer the OLED but I don't think justifies the premium you pay for it. The speaker setups both offer their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Aslan Raimkulov
    Aslan Raimkulov 5 months ago

    G7 ThinQ

  • Jordan Adams
    Jordan Adams 5 months ago

    Nobody ever talks about the G7 having focus peeking in manual mode. That's a HUGE deal once you use it. Every phone camera should have that.

    • Jordan Adams
      Jordan Adams 4 months ago +1

      @ichdichhasserwasser It shows you what is in focus in real time. It highlights what it's focusing on in green, so you know if you have the shot, or a blurry mess. Comes in super handy when you have shaky hands like me.

    • ichdichhasserwasser
      ichdichhasserwasser 4 months ago

      what's that?

  • Andrew D
    Andrew D 5 months ago

    Good vid. Just bought both of these phones tonight and don't know which I'm gonna keep. Owned A g3, g4 and now g5. All suffered hardware issues. With the g3 and g4 the boards crapped out which is a very common and with the g5 the main cam no longer focuses despite replacing the cam which is also a common issue. But Samsung is much more expensive to repair. Hard decision!

  • Chris Choi
    Chris Choi 5 months ago

    i ended up going with the lg g7 thina. do not regret it a single bit, and it was much cheaper

  • 3videnc3
    3videnc3 5 months ago

    Just picked up a g7. Couldn't be happier. Coming from a heavy Samsung user

    • Aswin BUC
      Aswin BUC 4 months ago

      Most samsung s9 users are cocky as
      They think that their phone is the best .i have a g7 and i beleive that it is better

  • #godwill rise
    #godwill rise 5 months ago


  • Sam Cat Lopez
    Sam Cat Lopez 5 months ago

    I have the lg g7 and I love it I think its better that samsung

  • Laura Rodriguez
    Laura Rodriguez 5 months ago

    Wich is your personal phone???

  • Laura Rodriguez
    Laura Rodriguez 5 months ago

    Wich is your personal phone???

  • Andrei Dumitru
    Andrei Dumitru 6 months ago

    does the g7 have fast charge???

  • Mike Wood
    Mike Wood 6 months ago

    G7 for me. The display going "under" the curve on the S9 and picking up reflections is something I'm not keen on. Plus LG has the wide angle lens, the boombox and you can turn off the notch and still have the icons displayed in the spaces either side of the hardware items at the top. Plus, for me, LCD is still better outside and with the Super Bright option on the LG, it's a winner!

  • amjad abujudeh
    amjad abujudeh 6 months ago +1

    LG G7 ThinQ won

  • Vikram Kaura
    Vikram Kaura 6 months ago

    The girl in the video has nice rack

  • Warren Jones
    Warren Jones 6 months ago

    I prefer LG G7

  • Sinus Iridum
    Sinus Iridum 6 months ago

    The f*ck?! How come mine didn't have any earphones?

  • Rajesh Seggam
    Rajesh Seggam 6 months ago

    Lg doing grt dude

  • Ivaylo Petrov
    Ivaylo Petrov 6 months ago

    I would pick LG because AUDIO is very important to me! But video stabilization is also, soo I wish I could both ;) ...

    • michael brown
      michael brown 6 months ago

      get a phone tripod makes easier to record

  • Ingram Sinanan
    Ingram Sinanan 6 months ago

    The v40 hands down beats all of the list, I'll stand my ground and not be moved on that lol, Bixby is bad, samsung needs to put more effort in that if they want to force it on you, Oneplus is great but not sold everywhere in the states and it lacks alot, pixel is the same thing and it is another apple to me, waste of money for nothing new. can't say anything for the mate or pocophone or honor, or any of those it is not sold in the US so it is pointless to review them for US markets, people who buy them would have problems with services. so lg wins with v40!

  • Solly
    Solly 6 months ago

    Eww! Notch!

  • Sam Brikho
    Sam Brikho 6 months ago

    People call me on my Samsung S7 Edge and doesn't even ring !!

  • atomic77
    atomic77 6 months ago +2

    Four important things to add to this great review.
    1. Battery. According to this video G7 is better than S9, but if you live in Europe it is MUCH better. I found a lot of reviews saying G7's battery life is ok, not great but ok. But in Europe Samsung sells S9/S9+ with Exynos processor instead of Snapdragon and it's very power hungry. In the US it's not bad, but here people are complaining. Samsung tries to update it to have better power management, some people say it's a bit better, other say it's even worse. I saw people moving exaclty from S9/S9+ to G7 (or Xiaomi Mi Mix2s for example) because of the battery life.
    2. The screen burn in problem and pink tint on some S9. It is a problem. Just look at the number of reddit comments. If you play a game too often for too long, use google maps during long trips, if you watch static pages (like youtube in vertical position with comments on bottom) you will get burned in icons or comments forever, in just few months. People advise, that you shouldn't run any app for too long, you shouldn't use more than 30% brightness. If you get something burned in the screen Samsung warranty doesn't cover that (at least here, in Poland) they say you used your phone incorrectly. Only when system things like AOD or home button burns in they accept it and change your screen. I read comments like "I used google maps for one hour every day, after three months I have gmaps magnifier icon on my screen, what to do with it?"
    I know it's a problem with OLED screens in general, but I have S2, S4, now S5 using for years as a navigation for many hours each day and the screen is almost perfect, so I think the new S8/S9 screens are just much more sensitive. And some phones have still the pink tint (yes, even S9).
    3. S9 seems to be very vulnerable. If your phone falls and hit at the edge the screen will break. I don't have G7 yet but it looks to be more resistant.
    4. A lot of reviews says the camera in LG is bad. It's definitely worse that S9. Better colours, but smaller pixels and older sensor, lack of details for "pixel peepers". But really bad reviews are more because LG camera app which is doing some aggressive denoise. RAW files are not that bad, some people use google camera app (modded) and have good results (still worse than S9). Of course the wide lens is great and I prefere it over a telephoto one.
    So the conclusion is - if you want to have a great looking phone with the best Amoled screen (it's really fantastic) - but you will be careful take care of it, that's a great phone, at least in the US with the Snapdragon chip. In Europe you have to twink twice (or charge it twice as often). If you want to have a great phone with a good/great LCD which should last a day without charging, and you don't want to care about the screen is too bright or it will break very easy, I would choose LG.

    • Vulture
      Vulture 4 months ago

      Lol dude you help me a lot..I am looking hard the lg g7 and s9..S9 is best looking phone but as a user of lg g6 (my gf owened it) i can say that this phone is very good and very fast..So may i will try the g7..i am an iphone se user and i can say that apple has the best os from every device i have use like samsung note 3,s6 lg g6...I will buy iphone again,but i think that i need bigger screen for reed articles and one phone with fast charge..all we know if you want iphone with fast charge you must pay it a lot..If you have g7 can you tell me how your camera,battery and speed is???

  • Jay McB
    Jay McB 6 months ago +1

    I just got the LG G7 and the S9 for the wife, I'm excited to see the results!

  • Amir Hadzi
    Amir Hadzi 6 months ago

    And huge price difference

  • Reggie Vanness
    Reggie Vanness 6 months ago

    Good review looking for a alternative to Moto Z device's though I am using the Moto Z force 2016 it's been pretty Dam tuff and a good phone !

  • noetic Soul
    noetic Soul 6 months ago

    Lady's hardware is all I can see

  • Dave's audio
    Dave's audio 6 months ago

    Dont buy the G7 bootloop ahead

    • atomic77
      atomic77 6 months ago

      True, but it's not the same as with the last phone, it was hardware failure, now it's a software thing and only with ... T-Mobile

  • Darius Hill
    Darius Hill 6 months ago

    That woman is beautiful

  • Gabriela Beltran
    Gabriela Beltran 6 months ago

    which one has the best camera?

  • Painy YT
    Painy YT 6 months ago

    What about real battery life/SOT on the Lg g7 compared to other phones?

  • Scott Gibbs
    Scott Gibbs 6 months ago

    LOL LG won so many of your tests...and you still chose the Samsung. That's successful brand brainwashing right there.

  • Andy Sanchez
    Andy Sanchez 6 months ago +1

    Had Samsung phones for years. Got annoyed at them "mysteriously" lagging when the latest model was due out ( suppose that can be said for most phones ). Anyway, I have had the G6 for almost 2 years and it's been awesome! The wide screen camera is great for my job. The photo resolution is also very commendable. My only complaint has been the speaker or speakers. Pretty much suck. My g/f has a curved edge Samsung; it's not my deal at all. From reading the reviews here it appears that there are lots of Samsung lovers whose only complaint is the "notch" ( that can be turned off ). Funny stuff how people are so loyal to their phone manufacturer's as much as their local sports team. Anyway, I'm sticking with LG. I'm writing this at my desk looking at an HP monitor while watching my Samsung TV.

  • Lee Rdee
    Lee Rdee 6 months ago

    Just got the lg7 sound wins. Always had Samsung and usually needed to have my headphones on. Now I don't. Also you can choose from 3 sounds. I choose cinema sound. I love my lg7 and the bigger screen and lightweight of it, even with case. My Samsung I would have to prop up started to hurt wrist. I am a senior, this works for me. Again sound wins on this. Thanks for video. I responded because your presentation was flawless. Thank you.

  • Sachin Tyagi
    Sachin Tyagi 6 months ago

    Thank you so much for your great review. This video finally make me to decide the LG G7+ ThinQ. Because of price point(especially). G7+ ThinQ is 40K in India however S9 is more than 50K without some great features like Military standard, Quad Dac, Notch display, Boombox speakers & for sure wide angle camera. Thanks again.

    • Sachin Tyagi
      Sachin Tyagi 6 months ago

      @The Singh I would suggest you to please visit the store once & try to use it. I ensure that it will be a great experience for you. I used S9 for more than 1p days. It is best as curved amoled display bit that's it from S9 end. G7 is best in every espect. Gamimg is also excellent as it does not heat at all with heavy usage on GPS pr data

    • The Singh
      The Singh 6 months ago

      What about gaming??pls reply