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LG Q8

Specifications

LG Q8
LG Q8 (Q Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 565 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, Sensors: fingerprint, accelerometer,gyro,proximity,compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 149 x 71.9 ( = 0.31 x 5.87 x 2.83 in)
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Weight
146 g ( = 5.15 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.13% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: - %, features: 88%, display: 85% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG Q8

77% Lg Q8 – Recensione
Source: Geek 4 You Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 77%
70% LG Q8 recensione: uno smartphone completo, con una chicca in più
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% Recensione Lg Q8 – Scusate Il Ritardo
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 75% display: 85% mobility: 50% workmanship: 75%
83% Recensione LG Q8: tanta qualità con un anno di ritardo
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 85% features: 85% display: 88% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 88%
70% Recensione LG Q8
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 65% display: 80% mobility: 55% workmanship: 75%
79% RECENSIONE LG Q8, parola d'ordine multimedialità
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
86% Recensione LG Q8: Smartphone con display secondario, doppia fotocamera e impermeabilità
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
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%
76% Recensione LG Q8
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 60% display: 80% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Lg Q8: Recensione E Pro&Contro Dello Smartphone
Source: Tecno Cino Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; waterproof; nice display; good dual cameras; decent speakers. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2017
Recensione LG Q8 con doppio display, doppia fotocamera e DAC audio
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent dual cameras; beautiful design. Negative: Low autonomy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2017
LG Q8 : La Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent dual cameras. Negative: Relatively high price; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2017
Recensione: LG Q8, una difficile giustificazione
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; good cameras; decent speakers. Negative: Low autonomy; weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2017
Recensione LG Q8 con doppio display, doppia fotocamera e DAC audio
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive display; nice dual cameras; excellent speakers; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2017

Comment

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

Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games. 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.
820 MSM8996: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.15 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

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.
0.146 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).


77.13%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-09-29 (Update: 2017-09-29)