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LG G8X ThinQ Review

LG G8X ThinQ Review
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Brand: LG
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Display: 6.4 inches
  • Camera: 12MP + 13MP
  • OS: LG UX 10.0

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.7
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Multimedia 10 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 10 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10

KEY POINTS

  • LG G8X ThinQ has a 6.4” OLED display with 19.5:9 Aspect ratio having 84% screen to body ratio while the display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
  • LG G8X ThinQ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which is a flagship processor with UFS 2.1 storage, has dual stereo speakers tuned by Meridian Audio.
  • LG G8X ThinQ has 4000mAh battery with dual camera setup with 4K 60 fps recording capabilities and can be charged with 21W fast charging.

Product overview

LG G8X ThinQ is the innovative dual-display smartphone with 6.4 inches OLED panel with which you get an added advantage to do multi-tasking more conveniently and gaming with gamepad controls on one screen.

LG G8X ThinQ has an in-display fingerprint scanner and has a full vision display with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution for achieving greater quality & viewing angles with the finest details.

This LG G8X ThinQ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 powerful SOC, this can handle anything you could do on a smartphone from multi-tasking to heavy gaming.

LG G8X ThinQ has a dual-camera setup with a 12MP main camera along with 13MP ultra-wide camera, you get this OIS for stable shots with more details, while there are 32MP front-facing cameras which has EIS Support.

LG G8X ThinQ dual another screen also has the same size display panel to match the symmetry of the phone, while there is Always-on display showing time and clock on the front side of the phone.

LG G8X ThinQ comes with 4000mAh battery with 21W fast charging technology, the phone also supports 9W wireless charging and comes with UFS 2.1 Storage with 6 gigs of RAM.


Detailed specification

LG G8X ThinQ is the dual-screen smartphone that increases productivity when you order a dual-screen model you also get the dual-screen case along with headphones and 18W charger.

The secondary screen of LG G8X ThinQ has the glass on the front with the tiny little panel that gives us Always-on display on-screen information and the hinge is made with great built quality inside with an earpiece cutout along with Type-C port.

When you slot in the LG G8X ThinQ and turn on the secondary screen, so you can use them as individual phones screen. The main phone’s bottom has one of the loudspeakers along with type-C port and primary microphone along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.      

LG G8X ThinQ right-hand side has power button along with a secondary microphone and then on the top, there is SIM card tray which will take two Nano SIMs or micro SD card and one Nano-SIM, so the earpiece at the top with water drop & teardrop notch does house a 32MP camera.

The front camera does pixel bending technology and takes images at 8MP and the screen is OLED panel where the brightness can go up to 600nits even in direct sunlight.

There API camera level 3 support and even you can stream in Full HD with Widevine L1 support since this is HDR screen as well, there is an option there where you can use another screen for game controls with multiple controller support, and the phone also has 3.5mm headphone jack with quad DAC support outputs great sound on wired earphones.

LG G8X ThinQ is powered with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 which is a powerful flagship processor that can probably do anything you want with the CPU & GPU with heavy multi-tasking & gaming.

While the phone is packed with 4000mAh battery which will let you run your device for the whole day with ease and when it comes to charging the phone can quickly charge at 21W fast.

LG G8X ThinQ is packed with dual camera setup with really good photos with great focus and with OIS which will take great photos even when you are moving and capable of recording 4K@60 fps video, while there is a 13MP ultra-wide camera for group shots.

Pro’s:-

  • Quad DAC great audio quality
  • Dual Screen for multi-tasking
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with 9W wireless charging
  • 4000mAh battery with IP Rating and 21W fast charging
  • Dual camera with OIS, 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers
  • The ultra-wide camera is very good with great focus

Con’s:-   

  • The fingerprint reader is slow and no face unlocking.
  • Bloatware
  • Android 9 out of the box and only 6 gigs variant available

This LG G8X ThinQ is available in 6GB & 128GB model which is available for $304, while it is available in New Aurora Black.


Plan for launch  

This LG G8X ThinQ is announced in the year 2019 September and launched in November, will be made available to the customer in later quarters of the year in the first sale after the manufacturing process.


Company details

This G8X ThinQ is developed by the company called LG which is well known for the slogan Life’s Good in which the company’s philosophy revolves around people and fundamentals.

LG is known for optimal solutions and innovations while reaching out to the people who want to explore and develop gradually in this rush world by maintaining consistency.

They develop Home appliances & air solutions along with home entertainment, mobile communication along with vehicle solutions, and business solutions.

LG started in the year 1958 with a desire to create a better & happier life for its customers and grown as global leading companies with distinctive innovative & business skills.


Final Verdict

LG G8X ThinQ has a secondary screen which will be a real handful feature for multi-tasking and gaming in the second screen there is also always-on display feature that will show time and date along with all info.

LG G8X ThinQ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which is a flagship-grade processor that can handle heavy tasks with ease, while the device has an IP rating so you don’t need to worry about splashes.

LG G8X ThinQ has quad DAC feature which output best sound quality, also has stereo speakers along with 3.5mm jack for music lovers.

This phone has a dual-camera setup with an auto-focus system and captures greater details and also has OIS which is capable to record 4K@60 fps, also the ultra-wide camera details great.

LG G8X ThinQ has a 4000mAh battery with 21W fast charging support along with 9W wireless charging support and has an in-display fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone securely.

The display of the phone is very gorgeous with 6.4” OLED panel which is protected by corning Gorilla Glass 6 with faster UFS 2.1 storage.

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LG G8X ThinQ Review - Specs

General

Device Type LG
Model G8X ThinQ
Announced 06 September, 2019
Released 01 November, 2019
Status Available
Price 308$

Design

Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm
Weight 192 g
Protection Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors New Aurora Black

Network

2G Network GSM
3G Network CDMA
4G Network HSDPA
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Standard SIM
Dual SIM yes

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) OLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.4 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. New Aurora Black
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 403 ppi density
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Features HDR10
Always-on display
Secondary Display Yes

Media

Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
FM Radio Yes
Alert Types Push Notifications
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes

Camera

Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 12MP
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps
Camera Features 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual pixel PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.4, 9mm (ultrawide), 1.0µm
Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Dual-LED
Secondary 13MP

Software

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 9
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. LG UX
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 640
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 6 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Yes

Data

GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.

Messaging

SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.

Battery

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4000mAh
Placement Backside

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