LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review

01 Nov 2019


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  • Anonymous

Where is this for sale at in the USA unlocked?

  • Anonymous

Will there be a Vivo IQOO Neo camera test and why, when you had meizu 16th in hand, you didn’t add its camera test to your program for comparing shots. I think that you would do a lot of scientific work, but we all so want to see all the smartphones in this program. But the developers will improve the work of cameras with updates over time, I think if you tested the phones over the course of a year this would be the height of scientific progress. Thank you for your work! But for meizu 16th, it’s terribly insulting to have a sensor with a pixel 1.5 = the only competitor mate 20

mikinawa, 02 Nov 2019lg hatters trollling here Nice bait, but I do own a G8 with the triple camera setup.

  • Anonymous

mikinawa, 02 Nov 2019lg hatters trollling here yeah bro there are more lg haters because lg has done what other can't do

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Nov 2019Why not launch a late 2019 flagship with flagship specs ? A... moreAndroid 10 I do agree on, but SD 855+ is only better on paper, you will barely see any improvement with a naked eye, in essence it is a slightly overclocked 855.

  • mikinawa

YUKI93, 02 Nov 2019That's just Android stuff with the Huawei Nexus 6P as the w... morelg hatters trollling here

Love the Community, 01 Nov 2019Dude. Bootloop was 4 years ago. Stop. LG has never bootloop... moreIt is not Qualcomm to blame for poor design of the phones.Period.

  • Adam_F

Kangal, 02 Nov 2019I tried the LG V50 with the Dual-Screen earlier this year. ... more"And lastly, make sure there is No Notch on the phone or the accessory, I know its not very noticeable/impactful, but that one detail makes people not buy it (if need be, make a chin like the LG V30 or Pixel 4)."

Absolutely - this is the first LG that ticks most boxes for me (mainly because they finally brought good battery life), but the notch makes it look like a random midranger IMO. Notch on the second screen is just ridiculous.

If only Redmi K20 had quad DAC...

I've owned LG phones from the G3 to the v10 and to have a 4000mAh battery in the G8X is a step in the right direction. My main concern has always been LG's slow to Android updates. hey do plan to update in 2020 in the US but I wouldn't hold my breath. Other than that, LG priced this competitively.

  • Anonymous

Please do review of LG G8s

duncdawg, 02 Nov 2019Is it weird that I'm interested in this phone. It's the fir... moreRight on.

My first thought after reading the battery section: 'Is this really an LG?'

But in my country the phone would probably be prohibitively expensive.

Regardless, I'd urge the GSMA team to do the audio tests separate for QuadDAC enabled/disabled. No other company offers this level of sound hardware and it deserves a proper testing. How hard/long it can be?

  • Anonymous

Why not launch a late 2019 flagship with flagship specs ? A Snapdragon 855+ and Android 10 ..

  • Anonymous

Mr. Anonymous, 02 Nov 2019For the same amount of money competitors offer also a telep... moreTrue.. and a Snapdragon 855+

Is it weird that I'm interested in this phone. It's the first LG flagship with decent battery life. It has a decent camera with a much improved camera, LG has always had good video, finally a small notch (and decent design) and a somewhat interesting accessory. It'll be down to a couple hundred bucks in a year = SOLD!

I do love this LG with its Dual Screen accessory, having the chance to use ZTE Axon M before made me in love with this two screen solution since you can run two apps simultaneously on two different screen without any resizing whatsoever. Plus, I don't need to worry about screen creasing since it's not one big screen.

But the omission of telephoto camera do worries me a lot. I know that LG started the ultrawide smartphone camera race, but it was the telephoto camera that I frequently uses a lot. God knows when was the last time I use ultrawide.

Love the Community, 01 Nov 2019Dude. Bootloop was 4 years ago. Stop. LG has never bootloop... moreThat's just Android stuff with the Huawei Nexus 6P as the worst offender. Microsoft's Lumia 950 and 950 XL uses SD808 and SD810 respectively, yet I never experience any kind of bootloop at all.

I do heard stories about overheating though, especially for early batch SD810 like in Sony Xperia Z3.

I tried the LG V50 with the Dual-Screen earlier this year.
And it is quite bulky, to the point where it is no longer "ultra mobile", and requires to carry around in a purse or backpack since it doesn't fit into standard pockets. Accessory pockets like in jackets or cargo pants are fine, but you feel the heft.

Besides that, the experience was okay. But I struggled to find a good usecase for it. To me it felt best when you're in your living room or bedroom, and to replace a tablet. But when I thought about it, a second device/tablet will offer you a better experience, better battery life, and it's cheaper. Not to mention it's Android, and not the premium experience of the iPad. And that's if you even want a tablet, since most people are ditching them to live with their big phone/small laptop combination. Overall, the un-impressive experience turned me off Dual-Screens and even foldable like the Samsung Galaxy Fold (though the Huawei Mate Fold seems promising).

I think if they could have something more marketable if they tweak the product a little. Firstly, make the phone cheaper and the accessory cheaper. Secondly, make the second screen something like a Moto-Mod, and not like an attachment case (more portable). And lastly, make sure there is No Notch on the phone or the accessory, I know its not very noticeable/impactful, but that one detail makes people not buy it (if need be, make a chin like the LG V30 or Pixel 4).

  • Anonymous

G8X looks like a good phone, however for a G8S owner like me it is not really worth it yet.

G8X will be €819 in my country, meahwile the almost same (aside from dual screen) G8S is €389, that is now too much of a difference.so unless the price goes down, which it will it is jot worth it yet (€699 would be a better starting price)

Also oddly enough the G8S has a triple camera setup, I don't mind 1 camera less on the G8X but it is rather strange.

For the same amount of money competitors offer also a telephoto camera.
For such a late launch, it should have ufs 3.0 and Android 10.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 01 Nov 2019Next year LG need Better camera! 48 or 108MPx. This year be... moreMore megapixels won't get them better camera quality, they already have great hardware. Where they really need to step up their game is processing- that's how Samsung, Apple and Google are beating them