Its time for Apple iPhone XS Max vs LG V40 ThinQ vs Google Pixel 3 XL vs Mi Mix 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 clash. With the recently launched LG V40 ThinQ shake up the 2018 smartphone battle arena with Apple’s iPhone XS Max and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 with flagship smartphone iteration. In the coming day Google’s Pixel 3 XL and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will also join the competition.
In the mobile trend this generation in which larger and premium phones compete for your heard-earned money, while being squash from below by less expensive but completely good smartphone OEMs like OnePlus, Xiaomi and LG has struggled to get a share of spotlight from the likes of Apple and Samsung. But with a total of five camera sensors, the LG V40 ThinQ absolutely does. Stunning you with three lenses on the rear panel and a pair on the front end. The V40 has a large, all-screen bezel-less design, a vivid display, an avant-garde system-on-chip CPU, waterproof, wireless charging support and stereo speakers.
But Samsung, Google and Apple do have a great and long-lasting influence, and their awning large display flagships are also playing fast and loose. Let’s see how the leaked specs and features of Google Pixel 3 XL Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 compared to the recently unveiled LG V40 as well as Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS Max. For now, here’s the complete specs sheet of the smartphones. It should be worth noted that the specs of Pixel 3 XL are based on the recent leaks.
Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max vs LG V40 ThinQ vs Pixel 3 XL vs Mi Mix 3: Display
In the Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max vs LG V40 vs Pixel 3 XL vs Mi Mix 3 war, the iPhone XS Max has the largest screen display among the five, with a 6.5-inch panel. The LG V40 ThinQ and Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.4-inch display each. As for the Pixel 3 XL, all rumors currently point to a 6.7-inch OLED display (which is a 0.7-inch more than last year). Te LG V40 ThinQ has the highest pixel density among the rest, trumping out the other three. The Mi Mix 3 has the most exciting display in the five devices, as it will be packing a truly all-screen bezel-less display. The Mi Mix 3 will have the highest screen-to-body ratio among them.
Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max vs LG V40 ThinQ vs Pixel 3 XL vs Mi Mix 3: Camera
There are AI camera settings on the LG V40, like on the Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei P20 Pro, that let user choose you preference when it senses one of 18 scenes. Like the iPhone XS Max, user can capture studio-like photos with digital lighting effects. The LG V40 produces superb photos. While each smartphone has its respective powers, there’s no question that the V40 secures its spot in the upper tier of mobile photography.
However, there’s still some question if all these camera sensors are really necessary for capturing great photos or feature packing to impress consumers and set the South Korean tech titan differ from competitors. We’re still preserving to try what Google’s Pixel 3 XL can do with just a single-lens camera on the back, compared to LG’s triple-lenses. Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were able to compete with iPhone X, Galaxy S8 and Note 8 last year. The second-generation Pixels managed to produce great quality photos with just a one camera on the back. As for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, the phone will reportedly ship with dual-lens camera setup on the back. In addition to that, it will have a sliding mechanism that reveals the hidden camera when slip the rear upwards.
Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max vs LG V40 ThinQ vs Pixel 3 XL vs Mi Mix 3: Storage
A couple of years ago, a 64GB internal storage was the standard. Now, times have passed. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 and other Android smartphones offers customers 128GB as base storage and you can get up to 512GB. Apple, on the other hand, gives customers the freedom to choose from three storage configurations on the iPhone XS Max: 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. Google Pixel 3 XL and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, meanwhile, is reported to follow the suit of Apple. With Mi Mix 3, it will have two RAM variants – 6GB and 8GB.
Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max vs LG V40 ThinQ vs Pixel 3 XL vs Mi Mix 3: Other Features
In iPhone XS vs Galaxy Note 9 vs LG V40 ThinQ vs Pixel 3 XL, all five smartphones have wireless charging support, waterproof and dust proof resistance so the main differences come down to camera performance and their user experience on the top of Android OS for non-iOS smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has its S Pen stylus, the LGV40 its penta-camera setup and the iPhone XS Max its TrueDepth Camera System, portrait lighting mode and iOS. The Mi Mix 3 will reportedly have 5G internet connectivity and ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Google Pixel 3 XL has its reliably powerful single lens camera, Active Squeeze and dual-front-facing stereo speakers. Additionally, the Pixel 3 XL also have an stock Android. Google also owns Android OS, that only means that the search giant has a total control of the Android and it can definitely integrate the hardware into the software more deeply. That’s one of the edge of upcoming Pixel 3 XL against the Galaxy Note 9 and LG V40.
Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max vs LG V40 ThinQ vs Pixel 3 XL vs Mi Mix 3: Prices
The LG V40 ThinQ is the cheapest among the rest of the flagships, but it is still depend on which wireless carrier you opt to purchase it with. In the stateside, the LG V40 sells from $900 to $980. For the base models, the 64GB LG V40 is $100 cheaper than the Galaxy Note 9 but you’ll get 128GB internal storage. So, if there’s a 128GB variant of V40 it may cost $100 more than the starting base model. The Apple iPhone XS Max $199 more expensive than the LG V40.
If you’re a storage-demanding power user, the Galaxy Note 9 gives you the best deal among the five. As for Pixel 3 XL, everything will be answered when Google take the center stage on October 9 launch event. Same as with the Mi Mix 3, Xiaomi is scheduled to launch its flagship smartphone on October 15th.
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