For this specs comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the two top-of-the-line smartphones from Huawei and LG to see which one looks better on paper. Will it be the LG G7+ ThinQ or the Huawei P20 Pro? Place your bets now and read on!
Huawei P20 Pro has the highest specs in the company’s P20 line-up. It has a 6.1-inch 18:9 OLED Fullview display with 2240 x 1080 resolution, a Kirin 970 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, 40MP + 20MP + 8MP triple Leica rear cameras, 24MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge technology.
LG G7+ ThinQ is the beefed up version of the G7 ThinQ with a bigger RAM and storage. It has a 6.1-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ FullVision Super Bright (IPS) display with 3120 x 1440 resolution, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, 16MP + 16MP dual rear cameras, 8MP wide-angle front camera, and 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 and wireless charging support.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Huawei P20 Pro||LG G7+ ThinQ|
|6.1-inch 18:9 OLED FullView display @ 2240 x 1080 resolution, 408ppi||6.1-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ FullVision Super Bright Display @ 3120 x 1440px , 564pi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass (not specified)||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)|
|Hisilicon Kirin 970 2.36GHz octa-core processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processor|
|Mali-G72 MP12 GPU||Adreno 630 GPU|
|6GB RAM||6GB LPDDR4x RAM|
|128GB internal storage||128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage|
|Single/Dual-SIM||Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)|
|–||expandable via microSD up to 2TB|
|40MP f/1.8 RGB sensor + 20MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor + 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens triple Leica cameras
w/ Huawei AIS, 5x Hybrid Zoom, AI Image Stabilization, LED flash
|16MP F1.6 + 16MP F1.9 wide-angle, LED flash|
|24MP f/2.0 front camera with AI beautification||8MP F1.9 wide-angle front|
|4G LTE Cat. 18||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 4.2 BLE||Bluetooth 5.0 BLE|
|USB Type-C 1.0||USB Type-C 2.0|
|Dolby Atmos Audio||Boombox Speaker w/ DTS:X audio|
|–||3.5mm audio port|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|Face Recognition||Face Recognition|
|Voice Recognition||Voice Recognition|
|EMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|4,000mAh Li-Ion battery with SuperCharge||3,000mAh battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0|
|–||Wireless Charging support (US version)|
|149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm||153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm|
|Approx. 165 g||162g|
|Twilight, Pink Gold, Black, Midnight Blue||New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Huawei P20 Pro
+ Higher main and secondary rear camera resolutions
+ 5x Hybrid Zoom
+ Higher front camera resolution
+ Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box
+ Larger battery capacity
LG G7+ ThinQ
+ Higher screen aspect ratio
+ Higher screen resolution and pixel density
+ Expandable storage via SIM 2
+ Wide-angle front camera lens
+ USB Type-C 2.0
+ Bluetooth 5.0
+ 3.5mm audio port
+ Wireless Charging support
The G7+ ThinQ has a larger screen aspect ratio, resolution, and pixel density than the P20 Pro. If users want to have a device with a better viewing experience, the former is the right pick.
The Kirin 970 of the P20 Pro is at par with the Snapdragon 835 but the G7+ ThinQ has the newer Snapdragon 845 which is better. In terms of gaming performance, the Adreno 630 is better performing than the Mali-G72 MP12.
The G7+ ThinQ is equipped with a dual rear camera setup but the P20 Pro has triple Leica rear cameras with a 40MP main lens. We’ve yet to know which one is better until we get our hands on the G7. For now, users can check out the sample shots that we took with the P20 Pro here.
The P20 Pro is the clear winner in terms of battery capacity. At 1,000mAh more, that’s a big deal. They both have fast charging technology but the main difference is that the latter has a wireless charging support.
Overall, if users want to go for a smartphone with a better viewing experience, faster CPU, and GPU performance, without sacrificing the 3.5mm audio port, then the G7+ ThinQ is the one for you. Camera performance-wise, the P20 Pro has already proven its quality, but we’re not discounting the G7= ThinQ just yet.
The Huawei P20 Pro is priced at $315 while the LG G7+ ThinQ is yet to be priced officially. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.