LG G8 Thinq Review

Lg launched A G-series smartphone Named LG G8 Thinq successor to G7 Thinq.LG G8 Thinq was released in India on 24 FEB 2019. LG G8 Thinq is priced at $649 USD @ 6GB + 128GB Variant.

LG Released G8 Thinq in only 6GB Ram + 128GB Internal Storage Model. when I’m using Lg G8 Thinq I got a premium feeling when holding in the hand and had a triple Camera Setup on rear and Daul camera set up on the front makes this Smartphone a Camera beast. Coming to Display Department LG G8 Thinq features a Quad HD Plastic OLED screen which is good to see. it shares some features of Latest LG V50 Thinq.

LG G8 Thinq features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 855 which is available on Blackshark 2 and S10 US Models too. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 3 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.42GHz, second part features 4 x A55 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz and Third Part consists of an A76 Single core which is clocked at 2.84GHZ. it has Adreno 640 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to SD 845 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an X24 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 2000 & 316MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has Ai Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

LG G8 Thinq has a Triple Camera setup on rear and Dual Camera on the front which comprises a 12MP primary sensor + 12MP Telephoto sensor + 16MP Ultra wide sensor and 8MP primary + 5MP Wide angle lens which helps the user take normal, ultrawide angle and portrait images from front and back.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  
LG G8 Thinq and Jump into the review.

LG G8 THINQ Specs

LG G8 Thinq
  • 6.1” Full HD+ OLED Display with 19.5:9
  • Snapdragon 855 Soc
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB internal storage, expandable up to 1TB via Micro-SD
  • 12 f/1.5 Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS+ 16MP f/1.9 + 12 MP f/2.4 2x Optical Zoom Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS Triple Camera
  • 8 MP f/1.7 + 3D Tof Camera
  • Android 9 Pie with LG UX 7.1 on top 
  • 3300 mAH Battery with Quick Charge 3.0 Support
  • IP68 Water & Dust Resistant
  • Boom Box Stereo Speaker with Crystal Sound OLED technology
  • Wireless Charging / Bluetooth 5.0 / NFC
  • WiFi / Volte / 3.5mm Audio Jack

6.4″ Quad HD Plastic oled screen :

LG G8 Thinq

Here in Display Department LG G8 Thinq Features an Excellent Quad HD Plastic OLED panel notch screen with 564 pixels per inch, the colors are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is bright to see in direct sunlight. LG has used the Notch space correctly this time For Dual Camera System, Sensors and Earpiece. there is also Support to View HDR 10+, Dolby Vision Content.

Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:

LG G8 Thinq

In LG G8 Thinq LG Used their Under Display Speaker System Known as Crystal Sound Display Technology which emits Sound From the Display and it is very loud and equal when Compared to BoomBox Single Speaker System used in all Last Year flagship Smartphones. we can see this
Crystal Sound Display Technology in LG G series Smartphone named LG G8 Thinq. these speakers are supported by Dolby DTS X Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos) tuned with 7.1 Channel which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker. They Have Achieved this from Powerful Piezo Electric Speakers Present Under the Display

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with a 32 bit HiFi Quad Dac which provides a punchy and clear sound with the support of Dolby DTS X Surround Sound System. the LG Brnaded headphones are present in the Box which good for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

LG G8 Thinq is Build with a Stainless Steel frame on side and Glass on front Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and back of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla glass 6. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with Stainless steel and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.4″ Plastic OLED screen. The LG G8 Thinq Very thin and it is About 8.4 mm.

G8 Unlocking System

LG G8 Thinq

Rear fingerprint scanner: 

LG G8 Thinq Features a Rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. Here LG included the fingerprint gestures to Click a Selfie and other things to do.

Face unlocking:

LG G8 Thinq Uses the face unlock with its 8MP Camera+ TOF sensor + IR Illuminator. the face unlocking is very Fast and not Secure. it Does not unlocks even by placing a photo in front of it like Older LG Flagships. it works in Pitch dark conditions too with 5 Nits Amount of light from the Plastic OLED Panel. LG has Done a Wonderful Job In Face Unlock System In G8 Thinq.

Hand ID

LG G8 Thinq

LG has Introduced A New Security Feature Named Hand ID In G8 Thinq. This technology Works with ToF Sensor Present In the Notch of LG G8 Thinq. When you place Your hand At certain Height From Phone the ToF sensor Takes The Images Of the Plam and saves it. When You have to Unlock can Place the Hand and Unlock the Phone.

Weight balance: 

LG G8 Thinq feels light with 6.1″ Screen and 3500 mAh battery equipped. This LG G8 Thinq can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is made Up of 7000 Series Aluminum and Glass On Front and Back of the Device.

Battery life:

My LG G8 Thinq Thinq lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 22% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3500 mAH Battery. We got 6.1 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6.8 to 7 hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi . The ideal drain of LG G8 Thinq is very low. the Quick charging 3.0 makes a difference and charges the phone in 95 min which is a bit good.


LG UX 7.1 Operating System :

LG UX 7.1 present on the LG G8 Thinq is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. it comes with bloatware majorly games and other apps were included. it is a layered UI which irritates in Settings. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display in this LG UX 7.1 UI.

Performance: 

My LG G8 Thinq managed to do day to day tasks very well like the LG G7 Thinq Which was Released Last Year. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with LG G8 Thinq.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this LG V40 Thinq device. it features 6 GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the 6GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this LG G8 Thinq. Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 855 Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.

Call Quality :

LG G8 Thinq

The Call quality on LG G8 Thinq is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call Quality. The earpiece is not present Physically. this works By the Low powered Piezo Electric Speaker Which is present Below the Display. in LG G8 Thinq the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.

Rear Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, LG G8 Thinq features a Dual Camera setup on the back of the device and a Dual camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in LG V40 Thinq. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Primary Camera: the 12MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.5. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain exquisite details like a natural photo. Exposure is in control with Dynamic decent range to take good pictures in good lighting Conditions. in low light Conditions, the images are very clear and Sharp without noise which is good to see.

2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 16MP ultra wide angle lens on LG G8 Thinq does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.9. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 16MP camera makes a mark and captures good photos with decent sharpness and bright natural colors

Video recording can be done up to 4k@60fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in 4k@60fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Six Axis Optical Image Stabilization. The video quality in the low night conditions is very good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range.

Selfie camera :

 Primary 8MP Camera: LG G8 ThinQ has an 8MP selfie camera with large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/1.7 the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures Equal lowlight images compared to the rear camera. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.

TOF Camera:

the TOF camera does a good job in Detecting the Depth in the Image and gives good Portrait Images.

This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.

MIL-STD-810G:

LG G8 Thinq has MIL-STD-810G certification for a Durable Body from the US Military which is good to see.

Wireless Charging: 

LG G8 Thinq has Fast Wireless Charging Support which is good to charge the Phone wirelessly.

IP68 Water & Dust Resistance:

LG G8 ThinQ has also IP68 Water & Dust Resistance to protect the phone from Water spills.

Air Touch Commands

LG G8 Thinq

LG has Introduced a New Feature named Air touch Commands in G8 Thinq. This LG G8 Thinq Works with Flood Illuminator. if We can Gives hand Signs it can take And Gives Response to it.

Colours:

LG G8 Thinq

LG has implemented a Beautiful Solid Colours Under the Rear Glass. this G8 Thinq Has A Single Solid Colour Finish which looks Good and interesting In Different Colour options.

Pros

  • Superb Seamless Design
  • Awesome Oled Panel By LG
  • Perfect Flagship Camera. it shines Even In Low Light Conditions
  • Good Wide-angle Lens. looks as Same as on S10e
  • Good Crystal Sound Display Technology
  • Lovely 3.5mm Headphone Jack With 32 Bit Hi-Fi Dac
  • Fast Wireless Charging

Cons

  • Relays on Quick Charge 3.0 Still in 2019.
  • Hand ID & Air Command Features Are not practical.
  • Triple Camera Version is Limited Only to South Korea.

VERDICT

Who can Get LG G8 Thinq SmartPhone view:
if you want a True Flagship Phone with Bright POLED Quad HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 855 processor and 18W Wired fast charging And 15W Fast wireless Charging then you can go with LG G8 Thinq SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then

Mi 9

iPhone XR

Huawei P30

Lenovo Z5 pro GT and if you want better cameras Within a Higher Price Range then

Galaxy S10

Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro can be your Alternatives to LG G8 Thinq.

If you are using LG G8 Thinq then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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