7.5/10
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The LG G8 ThinQ currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 34 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.1"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PCWorld

There are plenty of reasons to buy the G8: top-of-the-line processor, excellent battery life, great screen, solid camera. But great specs and nice hardware aren’t enough when you’re competing with the Galaxies and Pixels of the world. The unique features that should make the G8 worthy of its $829 pr...

- Michael Simon, PCWorld
AndroidPIT

One thing is for sure, it's a good smartphone and it does its job: so if you're a fan of the brand or you've just been attracted by the minimalist design of the G8 and you can buy it at an affordable price, you can rest assured that you've made a good choice.

- Jessica Murgia, AndroidPIT
Ubergizmo

The LG G8 gives you a size comparable to Galaxy S10+, but with a camera performance and a price closer to the 5.8” Galaxy S10e. That’s a proposition that is worth considering if you are looking for an aggressively priced high-performance phone that is highly functional.

- Hubert Nguyen, Ubergizmo
AnandTech

In the end, did the G8 deliver on the basics? In some regards, yes, while in others the G8 is still very much a compromise of a phone. LG has improved a lot on the camera and speakers. On the display side of things, the G8 is an improvement on paper but in practice it fails short. Battery life has i...

- Andrei Frumusanu, AnandTech
DxOMark

The LG G8 ThinQ’s camera is a competent rather than a stellar performer. It does most things reasonably well without really excelling or failing dramatically in any area. It produces colors that are attractive, if not always accurate, and its stills AF system is fast and effective. It also usually h...

- Angela Nicholson, DxOMark


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Common Questions


LG released the G8 ThinQ on April 11, 2019.


The G8 ThinQ price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare LG G8 ThinQ prices from around the web here on The Informr.


LG backs up the G8 ThinQ with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.1"

The LG G8 ThinQ's screen size is 6.1 inches with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3500 mAh battery.

G8 ThinQ Specs

Overview
Release date April 11, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.2 x 7.2 x 0.8 cm (6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 167 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Yes
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 167
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels
Pixel density 563 pixels
Size 6.1 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR, Scratch-resistant glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.5
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, F1.9, Ultra-wide), HDR, Slow-motion recording, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
2nd camera feature (Z camera, TOF)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


PCWorld

Gimmicks with a capital 'G'

from PCWorld

There are plenty of reasons to buy the G8: top-of-the-line processor, excellent battery life, great screen, solid camera. But great specs and nice hardware aren’t enough when you’re competing with the Galaxies and Pixels of the world. The unique features that should make the G8 worthy of its...More

There are plenty of reasons to buy the G8: top-of-the-line processor, excellent battery life, great screen, solid camera. But great specs and nice hardware aren’t enough when you’re competing with the Galaxies and Pixels of the world. The unique features that should make the G8 worthy of its $829 price tag are unfortunately where it falls short. The G8’s time-of-flight tricks only serve to cheapen the experience, rather than strengthen it with strong facial recognition and portrait shots.

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AndroidPIT

A solid all-rounder which fails to dazzle

from AndroidPIT

One thing is for sure, it's a good smartphone and it does its job: so if you're a fan of the brand or you've just been attracted by the minimalist design of the G8 and you can buy it at an affordable price, you can rest assured that you've made a good choice.

Read full review

One thing is for sure, it's a good smartphone and it does its job: so if you're a fan of the brand or you've just been attracted by the minimalist design of the G8 and you can buy it at an affordable price, you can rest assured that you've made a good choice.

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Ubergizmo

Offers a solid experience at a more affordable price

from Ubergizmo

The LG G8 gives you a size comparable to Galaxy S10+, but with a camera performance and a price closer to the 5.8” Galaxy S10e. That’s a proposition that is worth considering if you are looking for an aggressively priced high-performance phone that is highly functional.

Read full review

The LG G8 gives you a size comparable to Galaxy S10+, but with a camera performance and a price closer to the 5.8” Galaxy S10e. That’s a proposition that is worth considering if you are looking for an aggressively priced high-performance phone that is highly functional.

Read full review

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AnandTech

Solid, but not great

from AnandTech

In the end, did the G8 deliver on the basics? In some regards, yes, while in others the G8 is still very much a compromise of a phone. LG has improved a lot on the camera and speakers. On the display side of things, the G8 is an improvement on paper but in practice it fails short. Battery life ha...More

In the end, did the G8 deliver on the basics? In some regards, yes, while in others the G8 is still very much a compromise of a phone. LG has improved a lot on the camera and speakers. On the display side of things, the G8 is an improvement on paper but in practice it fails short. Battery life has improved in some regards, but if you tend to use your phone a lot in higher brightness levels the G8 will seem like a downgrade.

Read full review

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DxOMark

A competent performer

from DxOMark

The LG G8 ThinQ’s camera is a competent rather than a stellar performer. It does most things reasonably well without really excelling or failing dramatically in any area. It produces colors that are attractive, if not always accurate, and its stills AF system is fast and effective. It also usua...More

The LG G8 ThinQ’s camera is a competent rather than a stellar performer. It does most things reasonably well without really excelling or failing dramatically in any area. It produces colors that are attractive, if not always accurate, and its stills AF system is fast and effective. It also usually handles exposures well, underexposing only occasionally and even taking backlight situations in its stride unless the zoom is in use.

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Neowin

A pretty solid handset

from Neowin

So here's the good: there's no camera bump, it's a beautiful and sleek design, a bright OLED display, and of course, not only does it have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it's the best one on the market. At $849.99, I'd say it's a buy, depending on what your priorities are. Luckily, right now it's di...More

So here's the good: there's no camera bump, it's a beautiful and sleek design, a bright OLED display, and of course, not only does it have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it's the best one on the market. At $849.99, I'd say it's a buy, depending on what your priorities are. Luckily, right now it's discounted to less than $650 pretty much everywhere, and that's a steal.

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ZDNet

Despite silly gimmicks, it's an affordable flagship worth considering

from ZDNet

The audio through the headphone jack is awesome, but it is too quite through Bluetooth earbuds. Skip the gimmicks and use the phone as the masses would for a great overall experience. LG once again is launching this phone with US carriers at a price hundreds less than Samsung's latest Galaxy so the LG G8 is definitely worth considering.

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The audio through the headphone jack is awesome, but it is too quite through Bluetooth earbuds. Skip the gimmicks and use the phone as the masses would for a great overall experience. LG once again is launching this phone with US carriers at a price hundreds less than Samsung's latest Galaxy so the LG G8 is definitely worth considering.

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Hothardware

An affordable, capable flagship smartphone

from Hothardware

The LG G8 ThinQ is a solid offering that will satisfy even demanding mobile device consumers. LG outfitted their Android flagship with a powerful SoC to make short work of any workload. It has a fantastic nearly edge-to-edge OLED display as well. Finally, the LG G8 ThinQ's very capable cameras ar...More

The LG G8 ThinQ is a solid offering that will satisfy even demanding mobile device consumers. LG outfitted their Android flagship with a powerful SoC to make short work of any workload. It has a fantastic nearly edge-to-edge OLED display as well. Finally, the LG G8 ThinQ's very capable cameras are backed by a smart AI that can provide a guiding hand for better photos.

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Ubergizmo

Looks like another iPhone XR killer

from Ubergizmo

LG’s camera strategy with the LG G8 does work. By focusing the camera resources on the two most prominent use cases (Wide and Ultrawide), LG gives users a great camera experience even if it does not cover more exotic use cases such as extreme zoom and night vision.

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LG’s camera strategy with the LG G8 does work. By focusing the camera resources on the two most prominent use cases (Wide and Ultrawide), LG gives users a great camera experience even if it does not cover more exotic use cases such as extreme zoom and night vision.

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Android Authority

Average all around

from Android Authority

Despite all its features, the LG G8 ThinQ’s camera is nothing to write home about. The phone produces nice imagery generally, but it isn’t quite close to the best camera smartphones out there.

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Despite all its features, the LG G8 ThinQ’s camera is nothing to write home about. The phone produces nice imagery generally, but it isn’t quite close to the best camera smartphones out there.

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