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LG G8s ThinQ

Specifications

LG G8s ThinQ
LG G8s ThinQ (G8 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.2 inch 18.7:9, 2248 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, P-OLED, Notch, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 106 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: Up to 2 TB microSD cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, barometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, USB Type-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900. 3G: B1, B2, B5, B8. 4G: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B17, B20, B28, B32, B38, B39, B40, B41., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.99 x 155.3 x 76.6 ( = 0.31 x 6.11 x 3.02 in)
Battery
3550 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Quick Charge 3.0
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix , f/1.8, Phase Detection AF (PDAF), LED Flash, videos at 2160p/ 60 FPS. 13.0 MP, f/2.4, wide-angle lens. 12.0 MP, f/2.6, telephoto lens.
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix , f/1.9, videos at 1080p / 30 FPS. ToF secondary camera
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, USB charger, USB cable, silicone case, cleaning cloth, headset, USB tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR values: Body - 1.587 W/kg, Head - 0.482 W/kg. LTE Cat 20/5 (2,000 Mbps/75 Mbps), fanless
Weight
181 g ( = 6.38 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
669 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.19% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 32 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 84%, features: 85%, display: 84% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the LG G8s ThinQ

85.4% LG G8S ThinQ Smartphone Review: Innovative or outdated? | Notebookcheck
The LG G8S ThinQ has arrived late to the party, but it still brings a flagship SoC, a large OLED display, a ToF camera and a 3,550 mAh battery. The G8S ThinQ may have fancy camera tech, but it is otherwise a fairly run-of-the-mill flagship. However, read on to find out why we still think highly of LG’s latest attempt to disrupt the established order.
70% LG G8s ThinQ review: Too late, too little
Source: India Today English
But then there is other side to it. The camera could have been better. The display is dull in strong sunlight. The gesture navigation needs a lot of work. And the price is too high. This is the price at which phones like the OnePlus 7T sell. Then there are the devices like the iPhone XR, which too are around the similar price point in various sales. Against these phones, the G8s ThinQ looks overpriced.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
65% LG G8S ThinQ (2019) Australian review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Wait a few months, shave off a couple hundred dollars and the LG G8S ThinQ starts to look pretty good. Then, again, the same could probably be said for most of LG's smartphones nowadays.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% LG G8s ThinQ Review: Flagship Lite
Source: Htxt Africa English
Relatively speaking, at R11 999, the LG G8s ThinQ is good value for money. It looks like a flagship phone, has above-par performance and an all-round camera setup which adds up to an experience better than most premium mid-range phones on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Hands on LG G8S ThinQ review
Source: Techradar English
The LG G8S ThinQ is a competent flagship smartphone, but when a superior sibling in the LG G8 exists with a better screen, slicker design and new speaker technology you can't help but look past the G8S.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2019

Foreign Reviews

Damit braucht ihr keine Taschenlampe zu Halloween
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2019
80% LG G8s ThinQ Ein Handy, das eure Venen scannt
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
LG G8s tolle Videofunktionen, miese Gestensteuerung
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2019
80% LG G8S ThinQ Ziemlich gut - für ein LG-Smartphone
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
96% LG G8s ThinQ High-End-Handy mit Gestensteuerung
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 98% features: 99% display: 95% mobility: 94%
80% LG G8S ThinQ Finger weg!
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% LG G8s ThinQ, análisis: así le sienta una interacción como nunca a la fórmula de siempre
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% display: 88% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90%
Análisis del LG G8S: destaca en multimedia y cumple en todo lo demás
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; good speakers; nice cameras; stylish design; high performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2019
Probamos el LG G8s ThinQ, un móvil potente y con gestos en el aire
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; good hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2019
Recensione LG G8s tra pregi, difetti e scelte commerciali rivedibili
Source: Optima Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2019
Rating: price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 65% workmanship: 70%
90% LG G8s ThinQ: la nostra recensione
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
78% Recensione LG G8s ThinQ: Air Gesture e solidità su tutto, senza eccellenze
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 72%
70% Recensione LG G8s ThinQ by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
84% Recensione LG G8s ThinQ – Tanto completo da riconoscere addirittura le vene della mano
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
75% Lg G8S Thinq, La Recensione Dello Smartphone Che Si Controlla Con I Gesti
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Recensione LG G8s: le air gesture fanno scena, ma la sostanza è altrove
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 61% features: 90%
80% LG G8S ThinQ recensione: il miglior smartphone LG del 2019
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Recensione LG G8s ThinQ
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Recensione LG G8s ThinQ
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% display: 80% mobility: 72% workmanship: 70%
24h con LG G8s ThinQ: direzione Minority Report
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2019
Rating: features: 90%
Unboxing LG G8s ThinQ by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; nice display; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2019
70% LG G8s ThinQ review: zonder gimmicks is het een prima telefoon
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% LG G8s ThinQ - onopvallende iPhone-kloon
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Test du LG G8S ThinQ : le meilleur smartphone LG en 2019
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Cenę LG G8S ThinQ stopiły ostatnie upały – i teraz już warto go kupić
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent performance; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2019
LG G8s ThinQ - flagowiec LG opracowany dla Europejczyka. Pierwsze wrażenia
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; nice cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2019
90% Хороший смартфон, который вы не замечаете из-за поклонения «китайцам» — LG G8s ThinQ
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
76% LG G8s ThinQ Review: mid-life crisis
Source: Arena IT →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Model: LG has made an announcement on the next upcoming line-up of its proud G series with one of the most touted smartphone models to date – the LG G8s ThinQ. It is the companion model to the original LG G8 ThinQ smartphone device but the G8s gears up on improved specifications and features, thus undeniably rendering the G8s the premium version of the series.

The LG G8s ThinQ features a unique triple rear camera setup, which has undoubtedly begged a lot of questions from its target audience. What comes immediately into attention is the unique camera setup arrangement on the rear side of the phone. The landscape alignment of the rear camera introduces a whole new take on how the pictures are supposed to be taken. With a unique ensemble of a 12-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, users need not to fret about the quality of the pictures production other than staging for a perfect snapshot. Aside from a distinctive take on rear camera module, the LG G8s ThinQ also comes equipped with a 8-megapixel front-facing camera designed to take selfies.

The front side of the LG G8s ThinQ is a rather controversial topic of discussion in the tech-savvy community. The G8s presents itself with a 6.2 inches OLED front display that supports Full HD+ resolution of 1.080 x 2.248 pixels. This specification is considered rather impressive for a device of its size. The display notch not only houses the aforementioned 8-megapixel front-facing camera, but also a 3D ToF (Time of Flight) sensor in tandem with the Hand ID security feature. The enabling of hand gestures to be detected has paved way for Air Motion technology. With the implementation of the Air Motion feature in the LG G8s ThinQ, users can now simply wave a hand or pinch the air in front of the front camera setup in order to make phone calls. This is a quality-of-life convenience that would most certainly appeal to certain demographic.

However, the notched frontal design leaves very little to be desired among the global audience all around the world. Not only the representation of the LG G8s ThinQ depicted itself as generally mundane-looking, its relatively boring and dull aesthetic design is not doing any of its outstanding features any justice. The LG G8s ThinQ would only appear to look rather insignificant when displayed on a shelf space filled with other competing smartphones. The G8s ThinQ’s overall appearance is not captivating at all, and it is not exactly an attraction point worth mentioning. The LG G8s ThinQ is brimming with unending possibilities if a few more steps for extra mile were taken, but alas, it is nonetheless another wasted potential drifting about in the competitive scene of the smartphone industry.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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6.2":

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.
0.181 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).


79.19%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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