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LG G8X ThinQ

Specifications

LG G8X ThinQ
LG G8X ThinQ (G8 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, HDR
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, 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 159.3 x 75.8 ( = 0.33 x 6.27 x 2.98 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Dual: 12MP (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.6", 1.4µm) + 13MP (f/2.4, 9mm, 1.0µm)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/1.9, 26mm, 0.8µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
192 g ( = 6.77 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.17% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 19 reviews)

Reviews for the LG G8X ThinQ

80% LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review
Source: GSM Arena English
The LG G8X ThinQ is a powerful smartphone that few will probably buy. As a standalone phone, the G8X does what it is advertised for, but there is a great chance many users own a similar phone already, maybe even a better one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review: For $700, better productivity than the Galaxy Fold
Source: Zdnet.com English
It's nice to see LG address a couple of the cons that ZDNet's Sandra Vogel listed in her full review. She mentioned lower resolution on the second screen and a poor speaker, but we now have the same resolution on both screens and solid stereo speakers. The resolution on the primary display has been lowered to match the second display, but at 403ppi, I doubt anyone will notice while the slightly better battery life may be worth the change in resolution.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2019
80% LG G8X Dual Screen Review: LG’s Best Phone In Years
Source: Tom's Guide English
It also helps that the G8X ThinQ Dual-Screen is a respectable smartphone in many other ways, with dependable performance, long battery life, a good-if-not-great screen and — last but never least — a headphone jack. The relatively poor camera performance hampers the G8X a bit, but that’s a price some might be willing to pay for the phone's versatility. For better or worse, there’s really no phone like it out there today.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% LG G8X ThinQ review
Source: Stuff TV English
It's a shame to miss out on Android 10 out of the box, and alternatives like the Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7 Pro offer tempting extras like telephoto zoom cameras and 90Hz screens. If a second screen doesn't appeal, these are still better buys.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
74% LG G8X ThinQ review: More screens aren't always better
Source: Engadget English
As a standalone smartphone, the LG G8X is pretty easily outclassed. As a dual-screen device, it shows potential, but the experience is so inconsistent that the G8X never transcends its status as a gimmick. It is, however, a relatively inexpensive gimmick compared to the rest of the year's high-end phones, and that's enough to help me overlook some of the phone's flaws. Assuming you can get a good deal on one, the G8X isn't a bad way to get a feel for the multiscreen life, as unpolished as it is right now. Just don't mistake this phone for anything but what it really is: a stopgap solution while LG figures out what kinds of devices it really wants to make.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 74%
75% LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen Review: Double the screens, double the weight
Source: Mobile Syrup English
I like that you don’t always have to bring around the attachment, unlike a foldable, but for those who don’t need a second screen, there are better devices out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% LG G8X Dual Screen Review: Better Than You Might Thinq
Source: The Verge English
The LG G8X does not provide a sleek, futuristic experience. It is, however, still a phone that can do things that no other phone can do, and if those things sound useful to you, it’s a good deal at $699. The multitasking setup is the best I’ve ever had on a phone, for one thing, even if LG does get there by brute force.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen Hands-on Review: Two Screens for the Price of One
Source: Tom's Guide English
The LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen smartphone combines power, functionality and a little creativity for an impressive device, at least for the limited amount of time I had with it. Multitasking feels natural, and the screens are simply beautiful. And you have the option of rocking a relatively normal-sized phone when you want to travel light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2019
Hands on: LG G8X ThinQ review
Source: Techradar English
The G8X ThinQ has refined LG's dual-screen setup, making it a more symmetrical, usable feature. If you're looking for extra screen real estate that still fits in your pocket it's really the only choice at the moment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2019
LG G8X ThinQ first look
Source: GSM Arena English
The G8X ThinQ appears to be a minor update to the G8 from the Spring, if it can be considered an update at all - the way we see it, it's meant to complement, rather than replace. As such it's not really all that exciting a device, but we can appreciate how it could have some people interested, in no small part thanks to the DualScreen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2019
LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen initial review: Doubling down on two screens
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Dual Screen idea does have merit and, save for the increased weight and size, it could well be a simple way to give more of us extended smartphone real estate without the expense of a foldable. LG has also improved the design here, but needs a genuine smartphone contender to go alongside it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2019
LG G8X ThinQ review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
If you’re not sold on the Dual Screen, then the G8X is a fairly dull flagship for 2019 - decent specs and drab design combine for a handset that shouldn’t disappoint but wouldn’t do much to excite either. For those intrigued by the possibilities of a second screen however, the G8X Dual Screen proves that LG might be onto something here. The bigger panel, better hinge, and front-facing notification display fix almost every pain point from the original design, meaning there’s less to get in the way of getting on with two things at once. It may not be as fancy as a folding phone - but LG’s on its second dual screen and so far no rival has put a functional foldable in consumers’ hands. Folding may be the future, but until then the G8X proves that the second screen has its place.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019
Hands on: LG G8X ThinQ Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If the dual screen accessory was something that drew you to the LG V50, then you should certainly consider this model instead. It fixes many of the issues of the first-gen unit and makes a much stronger case for the product to exist.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2019
LG G8x ThinQ Dual Screen Hands-on Review: Two Screens for the Price of One
Source: Tom's Guide English
I had the opportunity to go hands on with this modular beauty during the IFA trade show, and while I'm not totally convinced in the phone's viability, I want at least a week to explore everything the G8x has to offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019

Foreign Reviews

LG G8X ThinQ Smartphone mit Dual-Screen-Hülle
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2019
LG G8X ThinQ Klappt's jetzt bei LG?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2019
LG G8X ThinQ So klappt es auch mit dem Zweit-Display
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019
LG G8X ThinQ hands-on: la risposta di LG ai foldable
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice dual display; slim size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019
Prise en main du G8X ThinQ : le smartphone "pliable" de LG qui veut concurrencer le Galaxy Fold
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive dual display; compact size; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019

Comment

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.
6.4":

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.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.192 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).


73.17%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-10- 1 (Update: 2019-10- 1)