LG G8 ThinQ: Another good phone with bad gimmicks

LG G8 ThinQ: Another good phone with bad gimmicks

The first few months of 2019 have been filled with exciting new phone launches. LG took part in this with the LG V50 ThinQ and LG G8 ThinQ back at MWC. Our friends at Pocketnow recently published their video review of the latter. The moral of the story may sound familiar to LG fans: a solid phone with some unnecessary “features.” Jaime argues that gimmicks like Air Gestures are cool in theory, but after a while, you basically forget about them. And the LG G8 is just fine without all the extra fluff, even if there’s not much to differentiate it from the competition. Check out the full video review below.

LG G8 XDA Forum

SpecsLG G8
Display6.1-inch QHD+ (3120×1440) OLED, 564ppi, HDR10, Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, Gorilla Glass 6 on back
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Dimensions & weight151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm, 167g
Front Cameras (Z Camera)8MP f/1.7, 1.22μm, 80° field-of-view, autofocus
IR Sensor (receiver)
IR VCSEL (transmitter)
Rear CamerasStandard: 12MP f/1.5, 1.4μm, 79° field-of-view, dual PDAF, OIS
Wide: 16MP f/1.9, 1.0μm, 107° field-of-view, FF, 4K video recording at 60FPS
Storage128GB storage, expandable with up to 2TB microSD
ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Fast Wireless Charging
AudioHi-Fi Quad DAC, DTS:X 3D Boombox + Crystal Sound OLED Stereo, MQA
Ports and ButtonsUSB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, Google Assistant button
BiometricsHand ID, 3D Face Unlock, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
SoftwareAndroid Pie-based LG UX

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.