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


What the Critics Are Saying...


What Hi-Fi

LG may have played it safe when it comes to design, and has probably focused too much effort on far-out features that are more vane than visionary. Considering the innovative new models from rival brands, 2019 may not be the year to take a cautious approach. But that said we can’t ignore the innovat...

- What Hi-Fi
Pocket-lint

The LG G8 ThinQ concentrates on software features and camera updates, rather than a total design overhaul, though that isn't to say it isn't still a luxurious looking device. The Moroccan Blue is fabulous. The new software features are interesting too, we just aren't yet sure if they serve a real wo...

- Britta O'Boyle, Pocket-lint
Android Authority

If ever the old adage — don’t judge a book by its cover — applied to anything, it is the LG G8 ThinQ. The phone is a bit bland to behold, but there’s no question this is an advanced piece of tech.

- Eric Zeman, David Imel, Android Authority
Digital Trends

The LG G8 ThinQ is a powerful smartphone, with decent looks and a capable camera. I think Air Motion is largely a party trick, but we  applaud the continued efforts to push the edge of the envelope.

- Julian Chokkattu, Digital Trends
Tech Advisor

With 5G support, the V50 may seem like the more exciting LG flagship this year, but for our money the G8 looks like where it’s at. Compact, colourful, and just as powerful as the V50, it should boast better battery life and features the brilliantly bonkers Hand ID and Air Motion controls - and proba...

- Dominic Preston, Tech Advisor


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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 March 31, 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


What Hi-Fi

A solid next-gen flagship

LG may have played it safe when it comes to design, and has probably focused too much effort on far-out features that are more vane than visionary. Considering the innovative new models from rival brands, 2019 may not be the year to take a cautious approach. But that said we can’t ignore the in...More

LG may have played it safe when it comes to design, and has probably focused too much effort on far-out features that are more vane than visionary. Considering the innovative new models from rival brands, 2019 may not be the year to take a cautious approach. But that said we can’t ignore the innovation it brings in the audio department, nor would it be fair to overlook the improved video and camera specs.

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Pocket-lint

A solid, premium handset

from Pocket-lint

The LG G8 ThinQ concentrates on software features and camera updates, rather than a total design overhaul, though that isn't to say it isn't still a luxurious looking device. The Moroccan Blue is fabulous. The new software features are interesting too, we just aren't yet sure if they serve a real...More

The LG G8 ThinQ concentrates on software features and camera updates, rather than a total design overhaul, though that isn't to say it isn't still a luxurious looking device. The Moroccan Blue is fabulous. The new software features are interesting too, we just aren't yet sure if they serve a real world purpose, putting them in danger of being gimmicky rather than great.

Read full review

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Android Authority

Bland on the outside, blistering on the inside

from Android Authority

If ever the old adage — don’t judge a book by its cover — applied to anything, it is the LG G8 ThinQ. The phone is a bit bland to behold, but there’s no question this is an advanced piece of tech.

Read full review

If ever the old adage — don’t judge a book by its cover — applied to anything, it is the LG G8 ThinQ. The phone is a bit bland to behold, but there’s no question this is an advanced piece of tech.

Read full review

Less

Digital Trends

With Jedi-like gesture controls , LG pushes the bounds of UI

from Digital Trends

The LG G8 ThinQ is a powerful smartphone, with decent looks and a capable camera. I think Air Motion is largely a party trick, but we  applaud the continued efforts to push the edge of the envelope.

Read full review

The LG G8 ThinQ is a powerful smartphone, with decent looks and a capable camera. I think Air Motion is largely a party trick, but we  applaud the continued efforts to push the edge of the envelope.

Read full review

Less

Tech Advisor

One of the best high-end phones out there

from Tech Advisor

With 5G support, the V50 may seem like the more exciting LG flagship this year, but for our money the G8 looks like where it’s at. Compact, colourful, and just as powerful as the V50, it should boast better battery life and features the brilliantly bonkers Hand ID and Air Motion controls - and probably for a lot less money.

Read full review

With 5G support, the V50 may seem like the more exciting LG flagship this year, but for our money the G8 looks like where it’s at. Compact, colourful, and just as powerful as the V50, it should boast better battery life and features the brilliantly bonkers Hand ID and Air Motion controls - and probably for a lot less money.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

A good phone with some strange additions

from TrustedReviews

The LG G8 certainly isn’t going to be a memorable MWC 2019 launch, Especially with 5G, flexible displays and bombastic specs all the rage. It will, I suspect, be a good phone though and one that’ll likely undercut many of the competitors in price.

Read full review

The LG G8 certainly isn’t going to be a memorable MWC 2019 launch, Especially with 5G, flexible displays and bombastic specs all the rage. It will, I suspect, be a good phone though and one that’ll likely undercut many of the competitors in price.

Read full review

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