LG G8 ThinQ

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LG G8 ThinQ
BrandG series
ManufacturerLG Electronics
First released11 April 2019; 7 days ago (2019-04-11)
PredecessorLG G7 ThinQ
RelatedLG V50 ThinQ 5G
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
DimensionsH: 5.98 in (151.9 mm)

W: 2.83 in (71.8 mm)

D: 0.35 in (8.4 mm)
Mass167 g (5.89 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 9.0 "Pie
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPUOcta-core (1x 2.84GHz + 3x 2.42GHz + 4x 1.8GHz) Kryo 485
GPUAdreno 640
Memory6 GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage128 GB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 2 TB
Battery3500 mAh Li-Po, non removable
Data inputsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum
Display3120×1440 1440p AMOLED

(564ppi) 6.1 in (155 mm)

19.5:9 aspect ratio
Rear cameraDual or Triple (market dependent*)

12MP + 16MP + 12MP

12 MP Sony IMX363 (f/1.5, 27mm, 1/2.55", 1.4μm, OIS) + 16 MP Sony IMX361 (f/1.9, 16mm, 1/3.09", 1.0μm) + 12 MP Telephoto* (f/2.4, 52mm, 1.0μm, OIS)

Other Camera Specs: Dual PDAF, Manual Mode, Food Mode, Slow-Mo, Cine Video, Panorama, YouTube Live, Time-Laps, 360 Panorama, AI Composition, Night View, Google Lens, Live Photo, AR Emoji, My Avatar, Quick Sharing and Film Effect Active Autofocus, 2x optical zoom & LED flash

4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec. HDR10 video, Video Manual Mode, Video Studio
Front camera8 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, 1.22μm, 1080p + ToF sensor
SoundBottom-Firing "Boombox" Speaker
ConnectivityType-C 1.0 reversible connector + 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-fi, dual-band + Bluetooth 5.0 + NFC + Radio + GPS
Website[1]

The LG G8 ThinQ is an Android smartphone developed by LG Electronics as part of the LG G series. It was officially announced on February 24, 2019. The device serves as the successor to the 2018 LG G7 ThinQ.[2][3]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The LG G8 ThinQ utilizes a metal chassis with a glass backing, and is IP68-rated for water and dust-resistance. It is available in black, gray and red color finishes. The G8 features a 1440p FullVision AMOLED display, with a diagonal size of 6.1 inches and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The G8 is the first G series phone to have an AMOLED display, as this had previously been reserved for V series phones.[4]

The G8 utilizes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 system-on-chip with 6 GB of RAM. It is offered with 128 GB of internal storage, expandable via SD card. It supports wireless charging, and all models will support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. All models in all markets will include quad Digital-to-analog converters (DAC) to enhance sound output.

The G8 retains the G7's biometric options but introduces a new "Hand ID" technology which reads the user's circulatory and hand patterns. The G8 also features AirMotion gesture control. These are enabled by the addition of a time-of-flight sensor called the Z camera.[5]

Additionally, the G8 keeps the G7's Boombox speaker and adds "Crystal Sound" which vibrates the screen to work as a speaker in place of a traditional earpiece. However, the G8 still has a conventional bottom-speaking speaker.

There is a button on the side of the phone similar to Samsung's Bixby button; while it cannot be remapped, it launches Google Assistant when held, rather than a different A.I. Double tapping the button launches Google Lens.

The camera is a dual or triple setup depending on the market, with a primary lens, wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens; the primary and telephoto units are 12 MP, while the wide-angle unit is 16 MP. The telephoto lens is omitted in markets with a dual camera setup.

Software[edit]

The G8 ThinQ ships with Android 9.0 "Pie" and LG's UX skin.

Reception[edit]

The Verge gave the G8 a 6.5, praising the ergonomics, Quad DAC, Face Unlock and battery life, while criticizing the piezoelectric earpiece and Hand ID and AirMotion, noting that it "may not receive timely software updates". Engadget gave the G8 a 73, calling it "a wasted opportunity". Velazco praised the design, display and performance and had similar complaints. CNET gave the G8 an 8.5, remarking that "the LG G8 ThinQ is an objectively great phone...with a high price tag and no standout features", but was critical of portrait mode for video.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LG G8 ThinQ – A New Way to Interact". Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ "LG unveils V50 ThinQ 5G and G8 ThinQ and G8s ThinQ". gsmArena. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ Velazco, Chris (24 February 2019). "LG embraces weirdness with its new G8 ThinQ flagship". Engadget. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. ^ "LG G8 ThinQ Specs: Camera, Display, Audio & More | LG USA". www.lg.com. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  5. ^ MrMobile [Michael Fisher] (2019-02-24), The LG G8 Can See Your Blood, But Doesn't Stir The Heart, retrieved 2019-04-04
  6. ^ Faulkner, Cameron (9 April 2019). "LG G8 ThinQ Review: Many Gimmicks, not enough progress". The Verge. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  7. ^ Velazco, Chris (9 April 2019). "LG G8 ThinQ review: A wasted opportunity". Engadget. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  8. ^ La, Lynn (9 April 2019). "LG G8 ThinQ review: LG's flagship phone just can't catch a break". CNET. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
Preceded by
LG G7 ThinQ
LG G8 ThinQ
2019
Succeeded by