LG has truly upped its game with its latest two smartphones, especially with its latest G7 "ThinQ," and it deserves a spot on your short list.
As with all smartphones, however, competition is fierce, and rival phones can have an edge in certain areas. Here, I'm looking at the specific things that I found the Galaxy S9 can do better than the LG G7.
The list is based on my personal testing of each device as my daily drivers. Check out the six things I preferred about the Galaxy S9 over the LG G7:
The base model of the Galaxy S9 is $30 cheaper than the LG G7.
If you're looking to spend closer to $700 than $800, the regular Galaxy S9 with a 5.8-inch display goes for $720, versus the $750 you'd pay for the LG G7.
The Galaxy S9 uses a better screen technology than the LG G7's.
Samsung uses AMOLED displays, a type of OLED display technology, for its Galaxy lineup, and it's superior to the LCD display on the LG G7 in nearly every way. Contrast is more dynamic, colors are richer, and it doesn't use up as much battery, which is useful for features like the "always on" feature that shows you basic information on the screen without even waking the screen's display.
The Galaxy S9 has a better design than the LG G7.
It's a matter of personal taste, but it's hard to argue that the Galaxy S9 doesn't look better than the LG G7. The curves and edge-to-edge display stand out in particular. And there's just a slightly more premium look and feel about the Galaxy S9 that the LG G7 just doesn't quite match.