Comparison between:
- LG G8 ThinQ
- Essential PH-1
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
- Motorola Moto Z3 Play

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

LG G8 ThinQEssential PH-1Nokia 8 SiroccoMotorola Moto Z3 Play
LG G8 ThinQ
Prices
Essential PH-1
Prices
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Prices
Motorola Moto Z3 Play
Prices
Model aliasLM-G820N
G820N
LM-G820QM
G820QM
LM-G820V
G820V
Essential PhoneTA-1005-

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width71.8 mm
7.18 cm
0.236 ft
2.827 in
71.1 mm
7.11 cm
0.233 ft
2.799 in
72.97 mm
7.297 cm
0.239 ft
2.873 in
76.5 mm
7.65 cm
0.251 ft
3.012 in
Height151.9 mm
15.19 cm
0.498 ft
5.98 in
141.5 mm
14.15 cm
0.464 ft
5.571 in
140.93 mm
14.093 cm
0.462 ft
5.548 in
156.5 mm
15.65 cm
0.513 ft
6.161 in
Thickness8.4 mm
0.84 cm
0.028 ft
0.331 in
7.8 mm
0.78 cm
0.026 ft
0.307 in
7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.025 ft
0.295 in
6.7 mm
0.67 cm
0.022 ft
0.264 in
Weight167 g
0.37 lbs
5.89 oz
185 g
0.41 lbs
6.53 oz
-155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
Volume91.61 cm³
5.56 in³
78.47 cm³
4.77 in³
77.13 cm³
4.68 in³
80.21 cm³
4.87 in³
ColorsBlue
Black
Red
Black
White
Gray
Green
BlackBlue
Body materialsGlass
Aluminium alloy
Titanium
Ceramic
Glass
Stainless steel
Aluminium alloy
Glass
CertificationIP68
MIL-STD-810G
-IP67-

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards2111
Features---Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
--
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz (B6)
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 1500 MHz (B21)
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz (B14)
LTE 850 MHz (B18)
LTE 850 MHz (B19)
LTE 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE 850 MHz (B26)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
EV-DO Rev. A

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 9.0 PieAndroid 7.1 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.1 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.1 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 8.1 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Process technology7 nm10 nm10 nm14 nm
CPU1x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 4854x 2.45 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 2804x 2.45 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 2804x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.6 GHz Kryo 260
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-32 KB + 32 KB32 KB + 32 KB-
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-3072 KB
3 MB
3072 KB
3 MB
-
CPU cores8888
CPU frequency2840 MHz2450 MHz2450 MHz1800 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 509
GPU frequency-710 MHz710 MHz-
RAM capacity6 GB4 GB6 GB4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency2133 MHz1866 MHz1866 MHz1333 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage128 GB128 GB128 GB32 GB
64 GB
UFS 2.1-UFS 2.1-

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
--microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyOLEDIPSP-OLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size6.1 in
154.94 mm
15.49 cm
5.71 in
145.03 mm
14.5 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
6 in
152.4 mm
15.24 cm
Width2.56 in
64.93 mm
6.49 cm
2.6 in
66.15 mm
6.61 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
2.68 in
68.16 mm
6.82 cm
Height5.54 in
140.68 mm
14.07 cm
5.08 in
129.07 mm
12.91 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
5.37 in
136.31 mm
13.63 cm
Aspect ratio2.167:11.951:11.778:1
16:9
2:1
2:1 (18:9)
Resolution1440 x 3120 pixels1312 x 2560 pixels1440 x 2560 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density563 ppi
221 ppcm
504 ppi
198 ppcm
534 ppi
209 ppcm
402 ppi
158 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area84.02 %85.14 %81.35 %77.85 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
400 cd/m²
100% DCI-P3
Always-On Display
Dolby Vision
HDR10
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
1000:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m²
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
3D curved glass screen
Always-On Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.5D curved glass screen

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Thermometer
Humidity
Magnetometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
---Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1145

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony IMX363 Exmor RSSony IMX258 Exmor RSSamsung S5K2L7-
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSISOCELLCMOS
Sensor format1/3.09"-1/2.56"-
Pixel size1 µm
0.001000 mm
-1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
Aperturef/1.5f/1.85f/1.7f/1.7
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent4.23 mm
16 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
---
Field of view78 °-78.2 °-
Flash typeDual LEDLEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
4000 x 3000 pixels
12 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS60 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Laser autofocus (LAF)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Laser autofocus (LAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Laser autofocus (LAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 240 fps
HDR10 recording
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view - 45° (#2)
Third rear camera (market dependent) - 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Sensor model - Sony IMX361
Aperture size - f/1.9 (#3)
Angle of view - 107° (#3)
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps
Secondary rear camera - 13 MP (monochrome)
Sensor model - Sony IMX258 (#2)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Carl Zeiss lens
Secondary rear camera - 13 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K3M3 (#2)
Sensor type - ISOCELL (#2)
Sensor size - 1/3.4" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.6 (#2)
Angle of view - 47.3° (#2)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual flash
Secondary rear camera - 5 MP
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model-Sony IMX268 Exmor RSSamsung-
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS BSICMOS BSI
Pixel size1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
-1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
Aperturef/1.7f/2.2f/2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent2.92 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
---
Field of view80 °-78.4 °84 °
Image resolution3280 x 2460 pixels
8.07 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS60 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock-Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)-
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps
--

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeakerLoudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Boombox speaker
Crystal Sound OLED
DTS-X 3D Surround Sound
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
192 kHz / 24-bit
HAC (M4/T3) - Hearing Aid Compatibility
Headphone adapterOZO Audio
Headphone adapter
Dolby Audio
Headphone adapter

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

Radio-NoNoYes
RDS---

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
-MiMOMiMO-

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.05.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
EDR
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SAP
HOGP
A2DPA2DPA2DP
EDR
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version3.12.03.12.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesNoNoNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VP8
WebM
WMV
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3500 mAh3040 mAh3260 mAh3000 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time19 h
1140 min
0.8 days
-22 h
1320 min
0.9 days
-
3G talk time19 h
1140 min
0.8 days
-22 h
1320 min
0.9 days
-
Charger output power9 V / 1.8 A-5 V / 2.5 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
5 V / 3 A
Quick charge technologyQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0-Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0-
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
--Qi wireless charging-

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)0.487 W/kg-0.59 W/kg0.564 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)1.58 W/kg-1.54 W/kg1.436 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)0.98 W/kg0.28 W/kg1.19 W/kg0.8 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1.29 W/kg0.76 W/kg0.86 W/kg1.18 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features---Moto Mods connector
Water repellent Nano-coating
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