Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the LG Q8
Source: Geek 4 You IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 77%
Source: Ridble IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Techzilla.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 75% display: 85% mobility: 50% workmanship: 75%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 85% features: 85% display: 88% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 88%
Source: Andrea Galeazzi IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 65% display: 80% mobility: 55% workmanship: 75%
Source: HDblog.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
Source: Key for web IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 60% display: 80% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Source: Tecno Cino IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; waterproof; nice display; good dual cameras; decent speakers. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2017
Source: Pianeta Cellulare IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice display; decent dual cameras; beautiful design. Negative: Low autonomy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2017
Source: Androidiani IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice display; decent dual cameras. Negative: Relatively high price; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2017
Source: InstaNews IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice display; good cameras; decent speakers. Negative: Low autonomy; weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2017
Source: Pianeta Cellulare IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive display; nice dual cameras; excellent speakers; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2017
Model: A new addition to Q series. Just a little while ago LG released the Q6 model and after a very little while they are back with Q8. Yet, LG did it pretty quietly, since the Q8 is just a smaller version of the V20. Some websites also call it V20 2017 or V20 Pro.
Teh LG Q8 comes with 5.2 inch display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. It has a metal body and has IP67 certification, which means it is water and dust proof. It is a flagship device by any means. But let’s say a budget one. While making a decision, you can compare it to the G6 from LG.
Compared to the G6, there are some minor differences in the hardware. The G6 uses a Snapdragon 821 SoC, while there is a Snapdragon 820 Soc inside the Q8. None of them is the best in their class of course, but the Snapdragon 821 has slightly higher clock rate. Will you notice the difference? Probably not. Teh Q8 also has a secondary screen, but lets say a virtual one . You can use it for quick settings, shortcuts etc.
It comes with a dual rear camera, 13 MP + 8 MP and a 5 MP front camera. They both are fine. Just your night pictures won’t be that great. But this applies to almost all devices today.
The video capabilities are just the same as the G6's, so you are not missing a thing. The case is made of polycarbonate, while the G6's is of glass. That is the main difference between two models. However, the G6 has a bit more technologies installed. The sensors are: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass; same as the G6's.
The battery capacity is 3000 mAh. LG claims that you get 100 hours of speaking time, which is more than enough. It will cover a whole day usage. But, the battery life definitely depends on how you use your device.
There is not much to complain about the device. Since it is a minified version of the V20 or lets say the G6. Every complain, criticism about them also applies to the Q8.
Should you be buying the Q8? If you are not tight on budget, but decided to buy a handset from LG, you should go for the G6 instead of the Q8. Why? Well, first, it is better, second its hardware is a bit better and worth the surplus. If you are on budget and can not buy the G6: Yes, you should purchase the Q8. On the other hand, the Q8 is priced around 600 to 700$ at the time of writing. Hence, it can not be considered cheap. Therefore you better look for competitors first. Huawei, Honor, Asus… They all provide new devices and some of them are in the same price range.
Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş
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LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of LG Group. It is a South Korean company and was founded as Goldstar Co, Ltd, in 1958. The group offers products in the fields of information technology, consumer electronics and mobile communications, and home appliances. LG Electronics is the world's third largest home appliance manufacturer. As a notebook manufacturer, LG only became known to a wider audience in the German-speaking market in 2005. After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. The product range includes OLED, LED/LCD and plasma TVs, home theater systems, Blu-ray players as well as audio and video players.
77.13%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.