7.4/10
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The LG G8X ThinQ currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 29 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
403"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Digital Camera World

The LG G8X ThinQ is an unusual phone at a mostly sensible price. The interest comes from the parts tacked onto it rather than the core, like the clunky but unusual Dual Screen case, the focus on wired audio and the ASMR mic mode. Those after the best basics for the least money should check out OnePl...

- Andrew Williams, Digital Camera World
Android Community

The LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen is a wonderfully eccentric Android smartphone that won’t appeal to everyone. Some might even be rubbed the wrong way by how monstrous the whole contraption looks and feels like. You don’t always need to have the Dual Screen case on, though. You can take it off and slip i...

- Juan Carlos Torres, Android Community
Notebookcheck

We would recommend the LG G8X ThinQ to those who have always wanted a full-fledged second screen without the frailties that foldable smartphones have. You must overlook minor shortcomings though, like its below-par speakers.

- Florian Schmitt, Notebookcheck
Wired

By itself, the G8X is an average phone. Slot it in the case and it becomes forward-looking. I can’t get past the blasé look, cumbersome case, poor battery life, and the uninspiring (but totally functional) camera. If you can, and you desperately want to see the benefits of a foldable phone firsthand...

- Julian Chokkattu, Wired
PhoneArena

The G8X's key feature is a DualScreen case that few people need and fewer people will use. LG's energy and resources would have been much, much better spent had they been invested in a reliable fingerprint reader, a quality selfie camera, and a better software experience. Of course, there are things...

- Nick Todorov, PhoneArena


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


LG released the G8X ThinQ on November 1, 2019.


The G8X 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 G8X ThinQ prices from around the web here on The Informr.


LG backs up the G8X ThinQ with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your G8X ThinQ has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
403"

The LG G8X ThinQ's screen size is 403 inches with 1080 x 2340 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 32+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 1024 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery.

G8X ThinQ Specs

Overview
Release date November 1, 2019
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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 Storage 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 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 Glass
Colors Aurora Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.93 x 7.58 x 0.84 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 192 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 403 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color OLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.4 inches, 16.7 million
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 video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Front glass (Gorilla Glass 5), back glass (Gorilla Glass 6)), MIL-STD-810G compliant, In-screen fingerprint
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 Unknown
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 No
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 1024 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual pixel PDAF, OIS, Second camera (f/2.4, 13MP, ultrawide), Time-lapse video
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
32+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
F/1.9, Face unlock
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Unknown
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Digital Camera World

A sensible buy if you want something different

from Digital Camera World

The LG G8X ThinQ is an unusual phone at a mostly sensible price. The interest comes from the parts tacked onto it rather than the core, like the clunky but unusual Dual Screen case, the focus on wired audio and the ASMR mic mode. Those after the best basics for the least money should check out On...More

The LG G8X ThinQ is an unusual phone at a mostly sensible price. The interest comes from the parts tacked onto it rather than the core, like the clunky but unusual Dual Screen case, the focus on wired audio and the ASMR mic mode. Those after the best basics for the least money should check out OnePlus and Xiaomi’s alternatives. But LG at least adds something different, even if the phone itself looks familiar.

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Android Community

A few steps shy of perfection

from Android Community

The LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen is a wonderfully eccentric Android smartphone that won’t appeal to everyone. Some might even be rubbed the wrong way by how monstrous the whole contraption looks and feels like. You don’t always need to have the Dual Screen case on, though. You can take it off and...More

The LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen is a wonderfully eccentric Android smartphone that won’t appeal to everyone. Some might even be rubbed the wrong way by how monstrous the whole contraption looks and feels like. You don’t always need to have the Dual Screen case on, though. You can take it off and slip into your bag (or other pockets) when you don’t need it and put it back on when you do.

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Notebookcheck

A convertible among smartphones

from Notebookcheck

We would recommend the LG G8X ThinQ to those who have always wanted a full-fledged second screen without the frailties that foldable smartphones have. You must overlook minor shortcomings though, like its below-par speakers.

Read full review

We would recommend the LG G8X ThinQ to those who have always wanted a full-fledged second screen without the frailties that foldable smartphones have. You must overlook minor shortcomings though, like its below-par speakers.

Read full review

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Wired

Its two screens are better than one, but the phone will (literally) weigh you down

from Wired

By itself, the G8X is an average phone. Slot it in the case and it becomes forward-looking. I can’t get past the blasé look, cumbersome case, poor battery life, and the uninspiring (but totally functional) camera. If you can, and you desperately want to see the benefits of a foldable phone fir...More

By itself, the G8X is an average phone. Slot it in the case and it becomes forward-looking. I can’t get past the blasé look, cumbersome case, poor battery life, and the uninspiring (but totally functional) camera. If you can, and you desperately want to see the benefits of a foldable phone firsthand, this is your only sensible option. But 2020 is coming, and so are a wave of next-gen phones—hopefully at a more agreeable price.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

A strange phone

from PhoneArena

The G8X's key feature is a DualScreen case that few people need and fewer people will use. LG's energy and resources would have been much, much better spent had they been invested in a reliable fingerprint reader, a quality selfie camera, and a better software experience. Of course, there are thi...More

The G8X's key feature is a DualScreen case that few people need and fewer people will use. LG's energy and resources would have been much, much better spent had they been invested in a reliable fingerprint reader, a quality selfie camera, and a better software experience. Of course, there are things to like about the LG G8X. It has a good-looking screen, excellent battery life, and a quality pair of speakers.

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Neowin

Double your pleasure, double your fun

from Neowin

If you like to try out new experiences, than the LG G8X is for you. This is absolutely a great experience too, and the possibilities of having aa second display are endless. It's great for productivity, gaming, entertainment, mindlessly scrolling through social networks, and more.

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If you like to try out new experiences, than the LG G8X is for you. This is absolutely a great experience too, and the possibilities of having aa second display are endless. It's great for productivity, gaming, entertainment, mindlessly scrolling through social networks, and more.

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Android Police

A different way to fold, with trade-offs all its own

from Android Police

LG's second-gen Dual Screen effort is very much still a work in progress. A couple things are better this time around, but we also get some big new problems at the same time. To an extent, the coolness factor of having two displays helps soften that blow, but be prepared for some awkward moments.

Read full review

LG's second-gen Dual Screen effort is very much still a work in progress. A couple things are better this time around, but we also get some big new problems at the same time. To an extent, the coolness factor of having two displays helps soften that blow, but be prepared for some awkward moments.

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AndroidPIT

The future of this one is uncertain

from AndroidPIT

If you are looking for an original smartphone, play a lot or watch a lot of content on your smartphone, then this G8X ThinQ may interest you. Even if the second screen does not interest you, it is still possible to use the G8X alone. However, if you are looking for a real foldable smartphone or j...More

If you are looking for an original smartphone, play a lot or watch a lot of content on your smartphone, then this G8X ThinQ may interest you. Even if the second screen does not interest you, it is still possible to use the G8X alone. However, if you are looking for a real foldable smartphone or just a flagship with top performance, photo quality and design that other high-end smartphones offer, I suggest you look elsewhere.

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SlashGear

Dual Screen Android is unexpected fun

from SlashGear

For most people, this is still beyond the realm of what’s needed. I can’t help but think that Android 10 may shake things up in unforeseen ways too. Right now, LG’s experience varies considerably across different apps, a regular reminder that you’re at the bleeding edge. That doesn’t ma...More

For most people, this is still beyond the realm of what’s needed. I can’t help but think that Android 10 may shake things up in unforeseen ways too. Right now, LG’s experience varies considerably across different apps, a regular reminder that you’re at the bleeding edge. That doesn’t make the LG G8X ThinQ a bad phone, though, just a niche one, but at least unlike some foldables the cost of entry is impressively low.

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Talk Android

Really weird concept

from Talk Android

It’s not exactly a folding phone, but it does get you some of the cooler benefits without the insane price tags, and since it’s an accessory, you can very quickly jump back to just a normal phone when that’s all you need. The G8X ThinQ is all about options and flexibility.

Read full review

It’s not exactly a folding phone, but it does get you some of the cooler benefits without the insane price tags, and since it’s an accessory, you can very quickly jump back to just a normal phone when that’s all you need. The G8X ThinQ is all about options and flexibility.

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