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LG G8X ThinQ Review

LG has launched its new flagship offering, LG G8X ThinQ and it is not competing directly with the phones from Samsung and Apple. Yes, it is having the hardware of the high-end flagship device but the price is low enough. AT this point, LG competes with the like of OnePlus devices. Is it a worthy phone to buy – keeping in mind that it sets in the gaming niche? Let’s check out in the below:

Design

The LG G8X ThinQ’s design matches its price and yes, it is not cheap. Still, it is more affordable than the likes of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus or iPhone 11 Pro. The device is having metal plus glass built and there is a large screen with just a tiny notch on the top of the display. The device looks pretty and premium at the same time which can get attractive pricing with clubbing with Google Pay Coupons available online.

lg g8x thinQ Review

There are some parts in it which stand out – hands down. The rear panel is protected by the Gorilla Glass 6 and it covers both cameras and the dual-LED flash. The LG G8X ThinQ style is a gamble and it still looks good. The curves around the sides make it comfortable phone and it sits in hands tightly. Not to forget, this device has a headphone jack – bonus points!

LG G8X ThinQ is having an in-display fingerprint scanner and is placed fine at the bottom of the screen. But, it is not fast and we are not impressed by it. There is a Google Assistant button on the left-hand side. Along with all these hardware tweaks, this device is IP68 water-resistant.

Display

Coming to the display, the LG G8X ThinQ is nearly a dual-screen phone and seems like a cheaper alternative to Samsung Galaxy Fold. The catch is – you can plug the dual-screen into the phone using a USB-C connector. There’s a small 2.1-inch OLED panel on the front, which shows you the time, battery life and recent notification icons. Inside the device, the display is a 6.4-inch OLED screen and lets you run two apps at once. Both of the screens are touch sensitive and the second screen even gets its home screen.

Performance

Under the hood, the LG G8X ThinQ has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, which is a Kyro 485-based CPU with an Adreno 640 GPU. Although Qualcomm has released Snapdragon 855+, we are still happy with this one. The dual-screen tests the real power of this device and honestly, there are no signs of lags and stutters. Gaming on this is smooth and fine. Loading two games at the same time – you might expect lags – surprisingly, you will not. This speaks about the power of this device. The phone comes in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The LG G8X ThinQ runs Android 9 Pie on top of LG’s custom interface.

Cameras

Talking about the camera, there is a dual-camera module on the rear panel – a standard one and an ultra-wide.  The LG G8X ThinQ has the 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor, which is also used in the Pixel 4 XL. The ultra-wide lens and selfie camera are Samsung sensors and there is nothing much excited about them. The only talking point or highlight of this camera line-up is the 12-megapixel primary sensor. The images came out great but not the Pixel 4 level as processing isn’t too fine. The Night View mode is a step below the best but you can still take some good shots with the phone.

Battery Life

The LG G8X ThinQ packs a 4000mAh battery, which is found in most of the large-screen phones right now. It can easily stretch up to one day if you use it casually without dual screen add-on. But, on heavy days, it drains the battery fast with around 20-30% left at the end of the day. It is a decent battery, overall. Talking about the dual-screen, the battery is drained faster as it does not have a power source of its own. So, you must be careful and only use the dual-screen when in need. That said, the LG G8X ThinQ comes with a fast charger. You can also get updates from us free of cost about bssc results online by adding your email id into our subscribe us box.

Final Verdict

The LG G8X ThinQ is a solid all-round phone and is great for those who want a high-end flagship device that costs less than the But, devices like the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro and OnePlus 7T still cost less. The dual-screen add-on is very unique and weird at the same time. It is a bit buggy plus useful at times too. The virtual gamepad feature is interesting and LG has done well with it. The real value lies for the gaming phones here and nobody else. Still, people will go for Asus ROG gaming phones as they are more exciting at relatively less cost. A tough choice to recommend.

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Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.
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