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LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 specs comparison




In this episode of specs comparison, two newly released flagship smartphones are put head to head. Will the money go to the LG G7 ThinQ or the Huawei P20? Let’s start!

The LG G7 ThinQ has just been launched recently and is one of the company’s front-line smartphones for 2018. It has a 6.1-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ FullVision Super Bright Display (IPS) with 3120 x 1440 resolution, a Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 16MP + 16MP (wide-angle) rear cameras with LED flash, 8MP wide-angle front camera, and 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and Wireless Charging support.

The Huawei P20 is one of the company’s flagship device this year that attracted many of our readers’ attention. It has a 5.8-inch 18.7:9 FHD+ FullView LTPS IPS display with 2244 x 1080 resolution, a Kirin 970 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, 12MP + 20MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, 24MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery with SuperCharge.

Here are their detailed specs:

LG G7 ThinQHuawei P20
6.1-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ FullVision Super Bright Display @ 3120 x 1440px , 564pi5.8-inch 18.7:9 FHD+ FullView LTPS IPS display @ 2244 x 1080 resolution, 429ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)Corning Gorilla Glass (not specified)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processorHisilicon Kirin 970 2.36GHz octa-core processor
Adreno 630 GPUMali-G72 MP12 GPU
4GB LPDDR4x RAM4GB RAM
64GB UFS 2.1 internal storage128GB internal storage
Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)Single/Dual-SIM
expandable via microSD up to 2TB-
16MP F1.6 + 16MP F1.9 wide-angle, LED flash12MP f/1.8 + 20MP f/1.6 monochrome lens dual Leica cameras with Huawei AIS, 5x hybrid zoom, w/ LED flash
8MP F1.9 wide-angle front24MP f/2.0 front camera with AI beautification
4G LTE4G LTE Cat. 18
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA
Bluetooth 5.0 BLEBluetooth 4.2 BLE
NFCNFC
USB Type-C 2.0USB Type-C 1.0
Boombox Speaker w/ DTS:X audioDolby Atmos Audio
3.5mm audio port-
IP68-certifiedIP53 splash resistance
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Face RecognitionFace Recognition
Voice RecognitionVoice Recognition
Android 8.0 OreoEMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
3,000mAh battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.03,400mAh battery with SuperCharge
Wireless Charging support (US version)-
153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm
162gApprox. 165 g
New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, Raspberry RoseTwilight, Pink Gold, Black, Midnight Blue, Champagne Gold

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

LG G7 ThinQ

+ Larger screen size

+ Higher pixel density

+ Higher screen aspect ratio and screen resolution

+ Better performing CPU

+ Better performing GPU

+ expandable storage via SIM 2

+ Wider main rear lens aperture

+ Wide-angle front camera

+ Bluetooth 5.0

+ USB Type-C 2.0

+ 3.5mm audio port

+ IP 68

+ Wireless Charging Support

Huawei P20

+ Larger internal storage

+ Higher secondary rear lens resolution

+ Wider secondary rear lens aperture

+ Higher front camera resolution

+ Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box

+ Larger battery Capacity

From specs alone, we can already see which one has more advantages over the other but, let’s try to discuss each key specifications first.

The G7 ThinQ has a larger screen display with a higher aspect ratio, resolution, and pixel density making it the better pick for users who want to have an excellent viewing experience. Don’t get us wrong, P20 deserves a top spot in this but alas, the G7 just outshines it in this regard.

The P20’s Kirin 970 processor and Mali-G72 MP12 GPU is at par with the Snapdragon 835 and Adreno 540 GPU. However, the G7 ThinQ is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU which surpasses the already great performance, in terms of clock speeds, of the previously mentioned processors and GPUs. This means that the latter will be the better pick for users who love a powerful machine.

On paper, the G7 ThinQ has a wider main rear lens aperture while the P20 has a wider secondary lens with a higher front camera resolution. We cannot say for certain yet which one has better camera performance but, we’ll be updating this section once we produce sample shots of both.

Both devices have fast charging technology in their arsenal but what makes them different is that the G7 ThinQ supports Wireless Charging which the P20 does not.

The Huawei P20 is priced at Php34,990 while the LG G7 ThinQ is not yet officially priced but we expect that it will land at a competitive range.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.



Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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2 Responses

  1. WilliamC says:

    Problem is LG usually price their flagship too high, then drastically drop their price once they don’t sell. I expect the same for the G7.

    Huawei on the other hand, priced their P20 at prices that are almost too good to be true. 35k for the P20 is a steal, considering the specs and the glowing reviews about the camera (probably one of the important selling point to us, picture-conscious Pinoy).

  2. Juana says:

    Why was the comparison not between Huawei P20 PRO and the LG G7 thinQ ?

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