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LG G8 ThinQ

Specifications

LG G8 ThinQ
LG G8 ThinQ (G8 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.1 inch 19.5:9, 3120 x 1440 pixel 563 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, fingerprint, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 151.9 x 71.8 ( = 0.33 x 5.98 x 2.83 in)
Battery
3500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Triple: Main-12MP (f/1.5, 27mm, 1.4µm, laser AF) + Wide-16MP (f/1.9, 16mm, 1/3.1", 1.0µm) + Tele-12MP (52mm, f/2.4, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/1.7, 26mm, 1.22µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 74.1% - average
Average of 21 scores (from 55 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 100%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ Review – And Also Bejeweled
Source: Tech Girl English
The bloatware is stupid. The gimmicks are dumb. They clog up an otherwise wonderful device. The cameras are fine. They take nice photos and you’ll be happy with your Instagram feed. The screen is great, the battery is fab and the processor is decent. The LG G8 thinQ is a good phone. It’s a really nice phone actually. If you’re willing to spend 20 minutes on set up taking off all the stupid stuff and ignoring the silly gimmicks you’ll be happy. You’re looking at a price point of anything from R8000 to R10 000. I think it is well priced and if you’re an Android fan you’ll be happy. Bejeweled is also the best time waster on the planet and everyone should download it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2019
The LG G8 ThinQ is your best (and cheapest) Samsung Galaxy alternative: our review
Source: Talk Android English
So for less money than what Samsung’s asking, you’re getting a phone that’s packed with almost as many features, still has your regular fingerprint scanner and headphone jack, and nearly identical performance. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re looking for a flagship on a budget, check this one out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2019
LG G8 review
Source: Android Guys English
I’ve seen a lot of hate for the G8 and demonizing on the internet with people wondering why LG even tries anymore. Why? Because they make damn good phones. They make the best alternative to those who don’t like what’s out there from Samsung and Google here in the US. A lot of people don’t know whether to trust OnePlus or not since its a relatively new name. LG is safe. LG makes a really good phone with some compelling features that won’t frustrate you for the next couple of years. Unless you want fast software updates.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2019
60% LG G8 ThinQ review: Gimmicks with a capital 'G'
Source: PC World English
The G8 would be easier to recommend if it were $200 cheaper. As it stands, you can get a Galaxy S10e or an iPhone XR for $70 less than a G8, and both of those deliver a better UI and equal or better performance without the cheap tricks. The G8’s time-of-flight tricks only serve to cheapen the experience, rather than strengthen it with strong facial recognition and portrait shots.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
LG G8 ThinQ review: Gimmicks with a capital 'G'
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The G8 would be easier to recommend if it were $200 cheaper. As it stands, you can get a Galaxy S10e or an iPhone XR for $70 less than a G8, and both of those deliver a better UI and equal or better performance without the cheap tricks. The G8’s time-of-flight tricks only serve to cheapen the experience, rather than strengthen it with strong facial recognition and portrait shots.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2019
60% LG G8 ThinQ review: Gimmicks with a capital 'G'
Source: Greenbot English
There are plenty of reasons to buy the G8: top-of-the-line processor, excellent battery life, great screen, solid camera. But great specs and nice hardware aren’t enough when you’re competing with the Galaxies and Pixels of the world. The unique features that should make the G8 worthy of its $829 price tag are unfortunately where it falls short.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
LG G8 ThinQ camera review
Source: DxOMark English
The LG G8 ThinQ’s camera is a competent rather than a stellar performer. It does most things reasonably well without really excelling or failing dramatically in any area. It produces colors that are attractive, if not always accurate, and its stills AF system is fast and effective. It also usually handles exposures well, underexposing only occasionally and even taking backlight situations in its stride unless the zoom is in use. Its video output is similarly pleasing in many situations, but the best results require a static shooting position and constant subject distance. The inconsistent bokeh performance is a little disappointing and not up to the standard of the current leader in this area (the Huawei P30 Pro). However, if you take a few shots and don’t intend to magnify the image, chances are that there will be a satisfactory image available.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2019
95% LG G8 ThinQ Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
In conclusion, the LG G8 gives you a size comparable to Galaxy S10+, but with a camera performance and a price closer to the 5.8” Galaxy S10e. That’s a proposition that is worth considering if you are looking for an aggressively priced high-performance phone that is highly functional.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 95%
The LG G8 Review: Solid, But Not Great
Source: AnandTech English
In the end, did the G8 deliver on the basics? In some regards, yes, while in others the G8 is still very much a compromise of a phone. LG has improved a lot on the camera and speakers. On the display side of things, the G8 is an improvement on paper but in practice it fails short. Battery life has improved in some regards, but if you tend to use your phone a lot in higher brightness levels the G8 will seem like a downgrade.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2019
80% LG G8 ThinQ review: Some good, some bad, and some WTF
Source: Neowin English
So here's the good: there's no camera bump, it's a beautiful and sleek design, a bright OLED display, and of course, not only does it have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it's the best one on the market. At $849.99, I'd say it's a buy, depending on what your priorities are. Luckily, right now it's discounted to less than $650 pretty much everywhere, and that's a steal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% LG G8 ThinQ Review: You’ll want to touch this one
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Now that I've grown up I am still attracted to phones with fascinating but gimmicky features, but I also review devices and I require more than gimmicks in a handset before truly calling it great.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G8 ThinQ Review: An Affordable, Capable Flagship Smartphone
Source: Hot Hardware English
Regardless, the LG G8 ThinQ is a solid offering that will satisfy even demanding mobile device consumers. LG outfitted their Android flagship with a powerful SoC to make short work of any workload. It has a fantastic nearly edge-to-edge OLED display as well. Finally, the LG G8 ThinQ's very capable cameras are backed by a smart AI that can provide a guiding hand for better photos. While not ultimately a game-changing smartphone, we are none-the-less impressed by the LG G8 ThinQ and think it is worthy of recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2019
LG G8 Camera Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
Overall, LG’s camera strategy with the LG G8 does work. By focusing the camera resources on the two most prominent use cases (Wide and Ultrawide), LG gives users a great camera experience even if it does not cover more exotic use cases such as extreme zoom and night vision.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2019
74% LG G8 ThinQ camera review: average all around
Source: Android Authority English
In our full review we mention LG played it too safe with the LG G8. It’s nice, but very average. The device stays true to the “jack of all trades” philosophy, including the “master of none” part. That’s true of the phone’s camera, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 74%
LG G8 first impressions: Finally taking Samsung head on?
Source: Android Guys English
While this first impressions might come off overly harsh or negative, I think the LG G8 is a really solid phone. As I said at the outset, it’s probably the most comfortable in-hand phone on the market right now, even if it is pretty slippery. This comfort level cannot be overstated. Every time I pick up my OnePlus 6T or Samsung Galaxy S10+, I wish it was the LG G8 and that’s pretty impressive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2019
LG G8 ThinQ [REVIEW] : A much better phone than it gets credit for
Source: G Style Magazine English
There are a few offerings for the LG G8 ThinQ on your favorite carrier. AT&T has an offering at $829, Sprint and Verizon have it priced at $840 and T-Mobile has the absolute best offering at $619 with $200 being taken off for T-Mobile customers. It’s not a “budget” phone but it’s a lesser expensive option than the iPhone XS and the Samsung Galaxy S10. The LG G8 ThinQ is a phone that I would recommend anyone buy if they want a break from the norm. Forget the haters.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2019
LG G8 ThinQ [REVIEW] : A much better phone than it gets credit for
Source: G Style Magazine English
There are a few offerings for the LG G8 ThinQ on your favorite carrier. AT&T has an offering at $829, Sprint and Verizon have it priced at $840 and T-Mobile has the absolute best offering at $619 with $200 being taken off for T-Mobile customers. It’s not a “budget” phone but it’s a lesser expensive option than the iPhone XS and the Samsung Galaxy S10. The LG G8 ThinQ is a phone that I would recommend anyone buy if they want a break from the norm. Forget the haters.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2019
60% LG G8 ThinQ review
Source: Stuff TV English
If the G8 were on sale through official channels here in the UK it might earn an extra star, but as it stands we just don't think trying to import one is a sensible move - not when similarly-priced rivals offer better features, full network compatibility and a proper warranty.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% LG G8 ThinQ review:
Source: CNet English
The LG G8 ThinQ is an objectively great phone, but with a high price tag and no standout features, it's not great enough to beat the Galaxy S10E.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
60% LG G8 ThinQ review
Source: PC Advisor English
The G8 ThinQ has plenty going for it, but unfortunately not in the areas that count for most consumers. The display and audio support are both among the best in the industry, but bland design and a so-so camera let it all down.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% LG G8 ThinQ review: a screen and sound superstar
Source: T3 English
The LG G8 ThinQ impresses in its performance, audio quality and feature set, and offers up decent camera-taking capabilities and battery life at the same time. It might not stand out as the very best phone of 2019, but if you can find it at a good price, it's certainly worth considering for your next upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG G8 ThinQ
Source: PC Mag English
The LG G8 ThinQ is a top-notch Android flagship that faces stiff competition from less expensive alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy S10e.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% LG G8 review: Almost there, yet again
Source: Android Central English
The G8 is a fine phone, but one that also struggles to stand out. It has hardware, specs and nice-to-have features that are all well-executed and enjoyable to use, plus a few neat additions like the speaker system and 3D-based face unlock. But LG's consistent missteps in software design, camera quality that doesn't stand up to the competition, and focus on new features like Air Motion that are purely distractions all get in the way of a core phone experience that is otherwise solid and worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% LG G8 ThinQ review
Source: GSM Arena English
Unfortunately, it's not all sunshine and roses. The Crystal Sound OLED panel's sound quality isn't the best we've seen. The 3D ToF-enabled features, except for the excellent portrait selfies and the Face Unlock, feels downright gimmicky. The Hand ID works really slow and it's unreliable, the Air Motion gestures need more work. And it's really hard to see any proper use case for those at all. It will be cool to show off to some friends but you will end up using the fingerprint reader, the Face Unlock and resort to tapping instead of waving with your hands when it comes to simple tasks like changing a track, capturing a screenshot and turning up the volume. Some kind of competitive fast charging tech would have been much more appreciated.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% LG G8 ThinQ Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The G8, however, can be currently had for just a little over $600, which is significantly less – and a fair price considering what you get in exchange: a well-rounded Android phone with a good-looking screen, the fast Snapdragon 855 chip, and a capable set of cameras. We're also glad to see that LG stuck with a classic fingerprint reader and paired it with reliable facial recognition. In-screen fingerprint readers may look cool and futuristic, but they're simply not good enough yet to prefer over a classic solution.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% LG G8 ThinQ Review: A Good Phone Marred By Gimmicks
Source: Tom's Guide English
The depth-sensing front-facing camera doesn't take better selfies than a standard lens, and the battery life is underwhelming compared with the other flagships released so far this year. And with LG's V50 ThinQ on the horizon — which will deliver 5G connectivity, triple-lens camera and giant battery in one sleek package — the G8 ThinQ feels like a gimmicky phone without a purpose.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% LG G8 ThinQ review: Safe design lacks that special something
Source: Pocket Lint English
The LG G8 has a lot to offer and in many areas. It's a perfectly capable phone that ticks most boxes on the spec sheet and has convenience features like waterproofing, a 3.5mm headphone socket and support for microSD card expansion.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
73% LG G8 ThinQ review: A wasted opportunity
Source: Engadget English
LG’s new G8 ThinQ packs the performance you’d expect from a modern flagship phone and, as usual, it’s a great option for people who care about smartphone sound quality. Beyond that, there’s little here to set it apart from this year’s early crowd of premium devices, aside from a clever time-of-flight sensor that powers ambitious features that don’t actually work very well. At its best, the G8 ThinQ that doesn’t quite have the tools to outperform the competition. At worst, it’s an example of the uneven results that occur when a company tries to innovate without thinking about practicality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 73%
65% LG G8 Thinq Review: Many Gimmicks, Not Enough Progress
Source: The Verge English
LG usually overhauls its G-series each year, but comparing it to Apple’s smartphone naming conventions, the G8 is more of an “S” upgrade to the G7 ThinQ. Many things about it are the same, but there are a few improvements that might interest you. Most S-year phones are worth checking out because, as Dieter Bohn said in his review of the Pixel 3, “It’s better to be on the S-cycle: you get a faster phone, better camera, and the fixes that come after a year with the original design.” But aside from improved specs, the things that changed in the G8 ThinQ are things that I think most users can carry on without.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 65%
LG G8 ThinQ review: LG chooses to blend in rather than stand out
Source: Android Authority English
The LG G8 ThinQ is a perfectly nice phone, but LG perhaps played it too safe. The phone is indeed a powerful update to last year's G7 as far as specs and performance are concerned, and yet LG has done nothing to make the phone truly shine. The G8 ThinQ is a serviceable device for those who take the vanilla approach to life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2019
LG G8 ThinQ Review: Gimmicks Don’t Help Dated Software, Hardware
Source: Droid Life English
LG announced that G8 will be priced at $820. Interestingly, though, if you pay that much for this phone, I can guarantee you that you’re getting shafted. For instance, T-Mobile instantly dropped the price of the phone’s retail price to $620, which is basically unheard of. Or how about Best Buy and B&H? At Best Buy, you can get the phone for $649, while B&H has it for $699. When you go through a carrier’s monthly payment plans, like Verizon, you’ll paying just $490 over the course of 24 months. I recommend you check the links below and see what deals your specific carrier is offering if you want to buy this phone. And yes, there are trade-in deals, prepaid card offers, and everything else you’d expect from a new phone launch.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Hands on: LG G8 ThinQ review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
The LG G8 ThinQ may not be the most exciting Mobile World Congress 2019 launch, but it does look like a solid next-gen flagship that LG fans in particular should be excited about.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2019
Hands on: LG G8 review
Source: Techradar English
The LG G8 is pushing Hand ID to unlock the phone and midair gestures to control things like the volume. It didn't work well enough for us in our demo time with the phone, but we did test other promising tech. Its hole-less speaker gets rid of the top speaker grill with innovative vibrating sound, and video portrait mode makes its debut.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2019
LG G8 ThinQ Hands-on, Quick Review: Back To Gimmicks
Source: Unbox English
LG’s new flagship certainty feels like a throwback to when the company wasn’t afraid of doing weird things, though the market hasn’t really responded positively to said weird things. It’s not hard to see LG’s rationale for going back to their old ways – heck, doing things the traditional way didn’t really pay off for them, so why not go wild with new gimmicks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2019
LG G8 ThinQ review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
With 5G support, the V50 may seem like the more exciting LG flagship this year, but for our money the G8 looks like where it’s at.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
Hands on: LG G8 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The LG G8 certainly isn’t going to be a memorable MWC 2019 launch, Especially with 5G, flexible displays and bombastic specs all the rage. It will, I suspect, be a good phone though and one that’ll likely undercut many of the competitors in price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
LG G8 ThinQ initial review: Great or gimmicky?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The LG G8 ThinQ concentrates on software features and camera updates, rather than a total design overhaul, though that isn't to say it isn't still a luxurious looking device. The Moroccan Blue is fabulous. The new software features are interesting too, we just aren't yet sure if they serve a real world purpose, putting them in danger of being gimmicky rather than great.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
LG G8 ThinQ hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
LG slots into the ever-crowded category of trusted, decent specced smartphone offering bang for your buck, which then begs the all-important question – How much will it cost to get a palm reading?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
LG G8 ThinQ hands-on: Bland on the outside, blistering on the inside
Source: Android Authority English
The LG G8 ThinQ will come in three colors: Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, and New Platinum Gray. LG says it will reach the U.S. in the coming weeks. Expect pricing to be between $750 and $800.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
LG G8 ThinQ Hands-on: Touching your phone is overrated
Source: Mobile Syrup English
I’m excited about the LG G8 ThinQ, the handset features top-of-the-line specs, Android 9 Pie out of the box and an all-new ToF sensor. Being able to unlock your handset and launch new apps without actually touching the device is quite a fun experience. How useful I’ll find it, however, is unclear but it’s definitely alluring.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019

Foreign Reviews

80% LG G8 ThinQ Außer Gesten nichts gewesen
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G8 ThinQ "Kontaktlos" bekommt eine neue Bedeutung
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2019
"Kontaktlos" bekommt eine neue Bedeutung
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
Das Smartphone mit weniger Touchscreen
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2019
Probamos el LG G8 ThinQ: así es el nuevo buque insignia de LG
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; slim size; light weight; impressive cameras; powerful processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2019
80% LG G8 ThinQ recensione: il tuttofare che non brilla
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G8 ThinQ hands-on: lo smartphone che non ama il contatto fisico
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good hardware; nice display; decent cameras; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
LG G8 ThinQ eerste indruk: handgebaren zijn de nieuwe gezichtsherkenning?
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; great display. Negative: Mediocre design; unsupported wireless and fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2019
80% Test du LG G8 ThinQ : le tout puissant qui ne brille pas
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G8 ThinQ : des innovations discrètes et une modeste évolution
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; excellent cameras. Negative: Slippery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2019
Prise en main du LG G8 ThinQ : le petit timide qui n'aime pas qu'on le touche
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent display; nice cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
Đánh giá LG G8 ThinQ: Camera siêu rộng siêu ấn tượng, thiết kế hoàn hảo
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; excellent cameras; great speakers. Negative: Big notch.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2019
LG G8 ThinQ về VN - mở khóa bằng lòng bàn tay, giá 17 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive unlock mode; decent hardware; slim size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2019
Trên tay LG G8 ThinQ đầu tiên Việt Nam: Hand ID độc đáo
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive unlock mode; good hardware; excellent cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/29/2019
Đánh giá chi tiết: LG G8 ThinQ siêu nâng cấp từ G7
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; decent hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2019

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Model:

The G series may have been LG’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy S series for a long time. However, its sales figures over the past few years have been far lower than that of the S series. The G8, however, aims to change that. The ThinQ term was added to the G and V series to indicate its AI capabilities and its performance. This time around, the G8 has some pretty interesting features, such as its “Hand ID”, a feature that can be used to unlock the phone without even touching it. LG claims that the G8 ThinQ reads the blood in the palm’s veins to unlock the phone. Palm gestures can also be used to control music playback, answer calls, mute alarms and even perform some movements in the UI. All this can be done without touching the display. Some might say that these features are more of a gimmick rather than a useful function for the phone. After all, it has been tested before in other phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4. It did not make much sense then and it probably does not make much sense now, either. 

In terms of the actual phone hiding underneath this feature, all is rather good. For a start, its 8.4mm thickness fits the flagship status when compared to the other flagships. The G8 ThinQ comes with an all-glass design for the front and back of the phone. On the front, there is a 6.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels, giving it a pixel density of 564 ppi. It supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision. This display is currently one of the best displays out there, in the same range as the Galaxy S10 and OnePlus 7. It has a rather large notch to fit the front sensors. The chin, however, is quite small, giving the phone an all-display look (83.5% screen-to-body ratio).

The phone is shipped with LG UX 8.0 built on Android 9.0 (Pie). For its performance, it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor, like most flagships today. This is coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB for internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 1 TB by using a micro SD card. This phone, then, is capable of handling all heavy applications and playing some serious graphics-intensive games. In the imaging department, it comes with a triple camera setup, a 12MP standard lens with OIS, a 16MP ultra wide lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens with OIS. It is capable of capturing videos in 4K resolution, and the video quality is amazing, though still beaten by the iPhone Xs. On the front is a dual camera setup for selfies, with one 8MP camera and a Time Of Light 3D camera. 

The loudspeaker offers quite good sound quality, and the hole-less top speaker functions by transferring vibration through the glass. Quite an interesting approach, and it sounds like a normal speaker. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and FM radio. The phone comes with a 3500mAh battery that supports 21W quick charge 3.0 via the USB 3.1 Type-C port. The LG G8 ThinQ is shipped in four colors, namely gray, black, blue, and red. With a selling price quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10, it is hard to recommend the G8 ThinQ over other flagships. Overall, it is a great phone, but its main problem is that it does not shine in any particular way.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 640: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is intergrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 845 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
855: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2018 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A76 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a X24 LTE modem (up to 2 Gigbit download), a new Wi-Fi modem (Wi-Fi 6 ready, 60 GHz mmWave), Hexagon 690 DSP with new Tensor cores for AI processing, a Spectra 380 ISP with an integrated computer vision engine and an integrated LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.1":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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0.167 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


LG:

LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03- 6 (Update: 2019-03- 6)