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LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ Review, Specs, Features and Price

by David Obodoakor

The LG G8 ThinQ is among the smartphones released by LG at the Mobile World Congress 2019. The smartphone focuses more on camera and software upgrades. The flagship device comes with the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset, a premium display and great camera specs. Let’s take a look at the LG G8 ThinQ.

LG G8 ThinQ Design

The LG G8 ThinQ features a similar design with its predecessor, LG G7 ThinQ. LG did not focus much on the design of this smartphone. It does still come out looking good though. The LG G8 ThinQ comes with an aluminium frame in-between the front and backs Corning gorilla glass. At the back is a well-rounded fingerprint sensor at the top centre. And above it is a vertically arranged triple camera setup.

LG decides to stick with the rectangular top notch while most OEMs have moved to teardrop notch or punch-hole camera. The LG G8 ThinQ weighs 167 grams and measures 8.4 mm thick. It comes with MIL-STD-810G compliant test rating and IP68 water/dust resistance. Body colours available for the LG G8 ThinQ are Carmine Red, New Aurora Black and New Moroccan Blue.

Dimensions: 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm
Weight: 167 grams
Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
– MIL-STD-810G compliant
– 32-bit/192kHz audio
– DTS: X Surround Sound
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

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LG G8 ThinQ Display

The G8 ThinQ features an AMOLED FullVision display. The display measures 6.1 inches with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 83.5% screen-to-body ratio. The display on the G8 ThinQ is bright and sharp with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels and 564 PPI density. Protecting the display is Corning gorilla glass 5. The display features Always-on display, 100% DCI-P3, Dolby Vision and HDR 10.

Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.1 inches (83.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (564 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– 100% DCI-P3
– Dolby Vision
– HDR10
– Always-on display

Camera

LG offers this flagship in two camera variants. We have the dual rear camera model and the triple rear camera model. Both models are market dependent depending on region and carriers. The dual rear camera model features a 16 MP wide sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 12 MP standard sensor with f/1.5 aperture. While the triple rear camera model adds a third 12 MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Camera features include bokeh for video, spotlight mode, OIS and HDR.

LG G8 ThinQ

Both camera models feature the same selfie camera specs. The LG G8 ThinQ sports a dual selfie camera of an 8 MP wide sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a TOF (Time-of-Flight) sensor.

LG G8 ThinQ

Main Camera
Triple: 12 MP, f/1.5, 27mm (standard), 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF & laser AF + 16 MP, f/1.9, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, no AF + 12 MP, 52mm (telephoto), f/2.4, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec.

Selfie Camera
Dual: 8 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm, AF + TOF camera
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@60fps

Hardware

Running the show underneath the phone is Snapdragon 855 chipset with 6 GB RAM. The chipset comes with Adreno 640 GPU and a processor of eight cores. It comes with a 128 GB of storage. It also supports additional storage through a dedicated microSD slot for the single SIM model while the dual SIM model uses the SIM 2 slot.

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Chipset: Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core Kryo 485 (1×2.84 GHz & 3×2.42 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz)
GPU: Adreno 640
Memory: 6GB/128GB
MicroSD: up to 512 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model & up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model

Software

The G8 ThinQ runs on LG’s custom skin based on Android 9.0 Pie with new gesture controls. The device offers three types of biometric security; fingerprint sensor, Hand ID and Face Unlock. The Hand ID feature allows you to unlock your smartphone by placing your hand at the top of the display’s notch.

LG G8 ThinQ

OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: LG UX 8.0
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Battery

Powering the LG G8 ThinQ is a non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery with an 18W fast battery charging technology. The LG flagship also supports wireless charging.

Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
Wireless charging

Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC: Yes
Radio: FM radio
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

LG G8 ThinQ Price

6GB/128GB: $740

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