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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Review: LG G8X ThinQ Specs Features and Price

Review: LG G8X ThinQ Specs Features and Price

The LG8X ThinQ is reminiscent of many of the features it had previously. It is a smartphone designed to be an alternative to some of the LG smartphones that have been released with the same form factor. In this article, we explore the LG G8X ThinQ specs and price, which is aimed at helping you make your purchase decision.

LG G8X ThinQ Key Specs & Features
  • 6.4-inch OLED Display, 1080 X 2340 pixels (403 ppi), HDR10
  • Always On Display
  • Android 9.0 (Pie), LG UX 9.0
  • 6GB RAM
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • 256GB Built-in Storage and supports memory card up to 1TB
  • 12MP + 13MP Dual Camera and 32MP Front Camera
  • Dust and Water Resistance (IP68)
  • Rugged Design (MIL-STD-810G compliant)
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (Rear-Mounted)
  • Fast Wireless Charging
  • 4000mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

The Design and Display

The LG G8X ThinQ has a design that is very familiar among some set of LG Mobile Phones released in 2019. It features design cues that appear to have been taken from the likes of the LG G8 ThinQ and the LG V50 ThinQ. It sort of an interesting replica with minor disparities.

This smartphone has in its build, a combination of glass and aluminum. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 upfront, an aluminum frame in the middle and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the rear. The LG G8X ThinQ is rated IP68. This means it is dust resistant and water-resistant to survive up to 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of water.

LG isn’t offering users with options for color variants. If you do decide to go for the smartphone would have to stick to New Aurora Black.

The front of this Android Phone is home to a 6.4-inch OLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a screen density of 403ppi. The LG G8X ThinQ has an 83.3 percent screen to body ratio. This value tells us how closer its display is to the edges.

The LG G8X ThinQ Transforms into A Dual Screen Smartphone

The LG G8X ThinQ comes with a folio case in the box. This folio case gives it dual-screen functionality. There is a connector inside the case, that helps to bridge the display in the folio case with that of the phone.

This dual-display system lets you perform the ultimate multitasking. You could be streaming an educational Youtube video on of the screens and taking notes on the other screen. You can also spread your gaming controls on one of the screen tabs. This and lots more are some of the applications of this dual display case.

This case comes with two screens. There is a monochrome screen on the front, which gives details on time, weather and lots more. Opening the case, you get the same display as what we have on the LG G8X Thing Q.

The Cameras

The LG G8X ThinQ comes with a total of three cameras. These cameras have been tuned to produces beautiful images. But how beautiful the images taken with this device. Taking photos in good conditions tells a lot about how photos and videos taking this camera would be crisp.

The smartphone has a total of three cameras, there is a dual-camera system on the rear. This dual rear camera system is home to a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 13MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of F/2.4.

This rear camera setup lets you shoot photos in HDR and Panorama. You can also shoot 4k videos at 30 and 60fps, 1080 videos at 30,60 and 240fps.

For selfies, the LG G8X ThnQ features a single 32MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/1.9. This camera lets you shoot photos in HDR and also 4k videos at 30fps.

Hardware and Software

Having a smartphone with the kind of specs would have earned it the “Performance Monster” name if this smartphone was released late last year. The emergence of smartphones with specs configuration very similar to what we have here makes the it a regular flagship.

The LG G8X ThinQ features an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. This processor is a 7nm processor, with clock speeds varying from 2.84 on max to 2.42 and to 1.78 on idle.

It features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS2.1 storage. This device also supports memory expansion via Micro-SD. This storage on this smartphone can be expanded up to 1TB. Via Micro-SD.

There is a non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po battery on this device. There is a high chance it won’t see a power user throughout the day, especially if you use the dual-display folio case.

To make up for power consumption that may hinder an all-day battery performance, this smartphone features a 21W fast charging mechanism via USB and 9W wireless charging.

On the software side, the LG G8X ThinQ runs LG UX 9.0 on top of the Android 9.0 Pie operating system.


The smartphone features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB C (USB 3.1). There is also Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and near field connection (NFC) on this smartphone.

The LG G8X is a 4G enabled device, that supports bands 3 and 7. This means users in Nigeria would be able to use MTN, Airtel and 9Mobile 4G on this smartphone.

LG G8X ThinQ Price and Availability

The LG G8X ThinQ price in Nigeria is around 346,232 Naira, which is about $956.44. The LG G8X ThinQ is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from retails stores close to you, as well as online retail stores that ship to your region.

LG G8X ThinQ Specs

General Features
Platform: Android 9.0 Pie OS, LG UX 9.0
Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7nm), 2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 2.42 GHz Tri-core Kryo 485 & 1.78 GHz quad-core Kryo 485
GPU: Adreno 640
Memory: 6GB RAM
Colours:  New Aurora Black
Dimension: 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm
Weight: 192g
SIM Type: Nano SIM
SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display: 6.4-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, HDR10, Always on Display
Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Rear Camera: 12MP (Primary) f/1.8 + 13MP (Ultra-wide) f/2.4 Dual Camera, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps Videos
Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, OIS, Dual pixel PDAF, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Front Camera: 32MP Camera, [email protected]

Built-in Storage: 128GB
Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 1TB
Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support
2G GSM: Yes
2G CDMA 1X: –
3G WCDMA: 850/1700/1900/2100MHz
4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
5G: No

Internet & Connectivity
HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G LTE: LTE-A (4CA) Cat 16 1024/150 Mbps
5G: No
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
NFC: Yes
Infrared Blaster: –
USB Port: USB Type-C 3.0

Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Barometer: –
SpO2: –
Pedometer: –
Heart Rate Monitor: –
Gyroscope: Yes
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (In-Display)
Iris Scanner: –
Face Unlock: Yes
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
Voice Control: Yes
Other Features
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
Wireless Charging: Yes (9W)
Built-in Mobile Payment: –
Water Resistant: Yes, IP68
Dust Resistant: Yes, IP68
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: Yes

Battery: 4,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Talktime: Up to 20 Hours
Standby Time: Up to 23 Hours
Fast Charging: Yes

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