Samsung phones have always competed with Apple iPhones but Samsung and LG phones are becoming increasingly competitive as well.
When it comes to smartphones, most users are torn between Apple phones and Android.
In the Android space, LG and Samsung are the most commonly available brands.
While Samsung may have a bigger market share, LG also competes well in its own smaller market space.
LG phones combined with their functionality and stylish look are now competing with Samsung Galaxy phones.
Choosing the right one boils down to determining what phone you want and how much you are willing to pay for it.
If you’ve been putting off replacing your phone because of the escalating cost of smartphones, the Galaxy S22 will prove that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a good phone.
To check which one is better, let’s compare Samsung vs. LG phones based on their specifications, price, features, camera results, display, RAM, processor, memory, dimensions, and more.
Samsung Vs. LG Phones (Pros, Cons, Differences)
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22 is the company’s newest entry-level model, with the Galaxy S22 Ultra proving to be the most powerful.
There is something about the new series, including the design, power, and photography that may appeal to everyone.
The new Galaxy S22, which is almost as compact as the Galaxy S10e from a few years ago, is aimed at fans of one-handed phones.
An excellent device, especially for those who are looking for small and compact phones, the S22’s screen is smaller now at 6.1 inches but has extra-long 19.3:9 aspect ratio.
Galaxy S22 is an excellent choice for non-power users who don’t mind charging every night to maintain their battery.
The rear camera array features a lower-resolution telephoto, but a high-resolution primary camera.
This is the main difference between the S22 and its predecessor.
However, this difference does not significantly impact the overall photography experience.
The phone is priced at $799 on the Samsung website and Best Buy.
The Ultra is priced at $1299.
1. Design And Display
If you’re aware of Samsung phones, you know that their screens are spectacular.
S22 comes with brilliant and vibrant colors, deep blacks, and high maximum brightness.
The display is 6.1 inches, which is 0.1 inches smaller than the Galaxy S20.
You wouldn’t notice the difference unless you compared the two handsets side by side.
There is a significant design difference in the Galaxy S22.
The S22 has a more boxy look and a wider range of colors
Some of the color options include green, pink gold, phantom black, and phantom white.
However, if you order through Samsung.com, you’ll be able to choose more colors including violet, graphite, cream, and royal blue.
S22 also has a glass back (previous was plastic) and the front also comes with Gorilla Glass Victus Plus.
The buttons have aluminum construction.
This protects your phone in case you accidentally drop it.
You won’t have to fear your screen shattering to pieces.
There are some similar features in S22 as S21 had previously.
These include the contour cut camera panel and the missing 3.5-mm headphone port.
It has overall great design and display features.
An all-around small and handy smartphone for people who prefer using the phone one-handed.
2. Camera Result
Samsung Smartphones have amazing cameras that produce bright, vibrant photographs.
It was difficult for us to tell which one took better images in many situations, especially when shooting in direct sunshine outside.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 has a 10MP front-facing camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera.
The primary and telephoto cameras are different.
We can’t really say if one is better than the other, but they are different in their own sense.
The primary camera is upgraded from a 12MP sensor to a 50MP sensor.
This means better sensor design and brighter and bolder standard photographs.
The telephoto camera has been downgraded from 64MP to 10MP.
Even after the downgrade, you will still see a good optical zoom of 3x.
This is better than S20 which had a zoom of 1.1x.
In terms of functionality, there haven’t been many significant changes.
The ultra-wide lens and the telephoto lens produce bright and vibrant pictures.
You may sometimes notice a little over-saturation at times, but it doesn’t impact the overall quality of the picture.
The camera comes with a single and dual view which isn’t anything new compared to the previous phones.
In a nutshell, the S22 camera doesn’t boast any special or unique new features, but the high quality is there.
3. Battery Performance
Smaller phones usually come with small batteries, which means you will end up charging your phone more frequently.
Samsung S22 battery capacity is 3,700mAh.
This is 300mAh lower compared to last year’s model.
We hope this reduction doesn’t affect the battery life and gives users a good lasting capacity.
The 15 W and 4.5 wireless and reverse wireless charging are the same as the previous model.
Samsung Galaxy S22 also supports 25-watt charging.
However, in the CNET’s battery test, S22 received the lowest score compared to S22 Ultra and S21 FE.
On a single charge, S22’s battery lasted 15 hours and 21 minutes, and S21 FE was at 15 hours and 46 minutes, while S22 Ultra lasted more than 18 hours.
If you want to improve the battery life, you can purchase the 45-watt charger.
It needs to be purchased separately and costs $50.
However, you can find the same charger for $35 on the Samsung website.
You can also try USB adapters, but they may not be as efficient.
If you want a long-lasting battery life, Galaxy S22 may not be for you as the phone requires you to charge the battery every day.
If you are willing to compromise on the battery life and are attracted to other features of the phone, you can purchase the extra watt chargers to extend the battery life.
4. Overall Performance
Samsung uses high-end CPUs.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 comes with great horsepower for gaming, video editing, and other similar high-performance tasks.
This chip set is used for devices in US and Asia.
In Europe and rest of the world, the Exynos 2200 is being used.
S22 comes with two storage options.
The base model has 128 GB storage, and if you are purchasing the variant, that’s 256 GB, and of course, the price is higher as well.
These days, most people back up their data on the cloud so storage is an important factor to consider.
S22 doesn’t have a microSD card port, so you won’t be able to increase the storage capacity.
While 128 GB is a good amount of storage, if it doesn’t meet your needs, it may not be the right one for you.
If you were one of those lucky consumers who purchased S22 through a pre-order, you would have gotten a free upgrade to 256 GB.
That’s pretty cool!
Your purchasing decision will be influenced by the needs and requirements of the time.
Whether you want some features of S22 or really like everything about the phone, it all depends on your personal preference.
If you are a photography or videography enthusiast—e.g., a TikToker or an Instagram influencer—storage capacity would be a major factor for you to consider.
Video fills up a phone’s space quite quickly, so you have to be mindful of that.
Pros & Cons
- Good AMOLED display
- Extended software support
- Compact Size
- Small battery with slow charging
- Speakers are not so good
- Not so good over S21
LG Wing 5G
The LG Wing 5G features a dual-screen with a swiveling mechanism that reveals the second screen.
This is quite a unique never-before-seen feature that many are raving about.
This phone is great for photographers, videographers and even mobile gamers who want to experience high quality and high performance features in a smartphone.
Having said that, it’s not always about great new features.
Purchasing a new phone is also a decision that needs to be looked at from a practical standpoint.
Does LG Wing 5G tick most of the boxes?
Let’s find out!
1. Design And Display
In terms of looks and feel, the Wing is quite typical to any other smartphone.
It is rectangular shaped and may be quite big for some.
It is also quite heavy with a weight of 260 grams.
The Wing is 10.9 mm thick.
The length stands at 169.5 mm.
For women’s jeans pockets, this may not fit well as it’s big even for men’s jeans.
In terms of design, it is quite good on the eyes.
With its curved and bezel-less front borders, it gives a great feel to the viewer.
It comes in various colors including gold and blue and may also show some hues due to refraction.
Same as Galaxy S22, the LG Wing 5G is also protected front and back with Gorilla Glass 5.
The build is aluminum.
You won’t have to worry about dropping your phone with its protective body.
In terms of the screen, it is pretty wide, but also, the apps may look a little cramped.
Even the typing keyboard and navigation keys may come across a little tight on the screen which can make it difficult for users to glide from one application to another smoothly.
While in T-mode, users may find it hard to find the fingerprint scanner.
It is certainly not a one-handed gadget.
You will have to use both your hands to operate this smartphone.
If that’s a deal-breaker for you, this phone may not be the right fit.
You may find scrolling a little hard and navigating the buttons that are hiding behind can be a pain.
You will have to get used to the phone, but if you have the habit of changing phones often, you might feel frustrated having to learn all of these different features of the phone only to go back to a different choice.
The Wing may not be the best in terms of usability, but LG has many other amazing features.
It is certified MIL-STD-810G, which means that it is shock resistant.
The hydraulic dampener and mechanical motor mechanism make it sturdy and practical.
Dust can be an issue with phones and the plastic borders are a nice touch to keep the dust out.
You can also get the IP54 certification for dust and splash protection if you are often around dusty areas.
This will keep you stress free.
2. Camera Result
Everyone loves to take photos and selfies in today’s digital age.
The LG Wing has a 32MP selfie camera in the top slot.
You can use the Wing as a gimbal camera when swivelled.
There are no macro or telephoto lenses in this phone.
Depth and monochrome lenses are also excluded.
You can take selfies using the pop-up camera and the revolving display.
It gives a nice skin tone texture and good results.
In swivel mode, you can also utilize the ultra-wide gimbal motion camera.
3. Battery Performance
LG Wing 5G comes with a built-in 4000mAh battery.
The phone doesn’t consume too much power.
You can easily go a whole day on a single charge.
When people are outside, shooting photos, and using the 5G internet, it may feel like your battery is draining fast, but with the Wing, you can expect a good life on the battery even when you are using data.
On average, the battery can last as long as 12 hours or more.
The screens on the dual-screen mode may last for typically 571 minutes.
The dual display can consume quite a lot of battery, so don’t expect it to last longer than two days.
Pros And Cons
- Good for multitasking
- Solid Camera
- Easy to use
- Swivel mechanism
- Very Bulky
- Doesn’t have a better processor
- Two-handed device
Samsung Vs. LG Phones (Which Is Better?)
The LG Wing is entertaining to play with, but in the end, it may not be a viable commercial product.
For $1,000, the Wing lacks essential features like a better refresh rate and a telephoto zoom camera.
The performance factor is also lacking and may not be up to par for fans of LG phones.
If you want to just experiment, play games, and shoot photos, it may be a good device to have, but for practical usage, it may not be the best.
LG software may be lacking with the dual-screen device.
A dual-screen device comes with its own set of requirements, and the existing software may not be able to keep up with the demand.
Perhaps LG may upgrade the software to Android 11 and things may run more smoothly.
Wealthy individuals or YouTubers who want to review products are primary targets for LG Wing.
They may want to check out its features, test the battery life, camera, and usability.
However, for the rest of us, the dual-screen capability isn’t enough to justify the high price.
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung’s decision to prolong software support for an additional year indicates that the company recognizes that consumers are keeping their phones longer and that those who own the Galaxy S21 from last year are unlikely to upgrade.
Galaxy S22 is targeted more towards individuals who have older phones, maybe even older than two years.
If you upgrade to S22, you will benefit immensely from its features.
The display camera will show better results.
In addition, the refresh rate is quite good with a range of 1Hz to 120Hz. The 6.8-inch display is not bad to look at.
Compared to previous models, S22 has better features.
There are significant enhancements in the visual and functionality perspectives.
Also the software is improved.
You can upgrade the storage at a reasonable price.
All of these factors combined makes the phone a great bargain.
Features Of S22 And Wing
|Samsung Galaxy S22||LG Wing 5G|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB|
|Colors||Phantom White, Phantom Black, Green, Pink Gold||Aurora Gray, Illusion Sky|
|Screen Size||6.1-inch AMOLED (2340 x 1080)||6.8-Inches Rotating P-OLED capacitive touchscreen ( 1080 x 2460 pixels)|
|CPU||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (US); Exynos 2200 (UK)||Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver))|
|Rear cameras||50MP wide (f/1.8); 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2); 10MP telephoto (f/2.4) with 3x optical zoom||50MP Wide-angle, F1.8, 1/1.56”, 1.0μm, 12MP Ultrawide,10MP Telephoto (3x)|
|Size||5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches||6.8 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~87.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Weight||5.9 ounces||260 g (9.17 oz)|
|Display||6.10” Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak), 1080x2340px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 425ppi||6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display (1080×2340), 120Hz refresh rate (48-120Hz), Up to 1,300 nits|
|Chipset||Exynos 2200 (4 nm) – Europe, Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)||Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G 5G (7 nm)|
|Body||146.0×70.6×7.6mm, 167g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus+), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+)||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
For the time being, the LG Wing’s target audience and the consumers of this phone may be rather tiny.
However, I am optimistic about the future of strange phones that break boundaries.
The phone is available for $999 from Verizon and T-Mobile, so the price could be a deal-breaker for some.
In terms of market share, LG takes 3% of the pie in the global Android phone market.
On the other hand, Samsung boasts around 35% of the market share.
While the percentage is not a deciding factor to determine if one phone is better than the other, but the higher market share is a contributing factor to the overall price and consumer interest.
While the LG Wing may include some great features, the Galaxy S22 definitely takes the cake when it comes to better and higher-end features.
Many believe that LG has not produced any good quality phones in years.
The last time LG made a good phone was the 2014 G3 series.
LG has also experienced many losses in sales, and this decline may mean even less of a market presence for LG.
At the end of the day, if you are looking for aesthetics and fun, LG Wing would be your go-to choice.
However, if you prefer a high-end and reasonably priced phone, Samsung Galaxy S22 would be a better choice.
Remember that the decision falls in your hands and can solely be based on your own personal situation, affordability, and preference.
Which phone would you prefer and why?