LG G8s ThinQ Review

LG G8s ThinQ – The Most Appealing Phone of 2019 with Triple Rear and Two Front Cameras

The South Korean smartphone brand “LG” is quite popular in its homeland but now LG has tried to win the hearts of the audience outside South Korean with the most appealing smartphone named LG G8s ThinQ as according to the LG new patent news . Though LG is known for manufacturing most expensive flagship devices – but LG has adopted the demand of users across Europe.

The LG G8s ThinQ is one of the dazzling smartphones of 2019 ( already launched in Taiwan ). The key highlights are related to triple 12MP + 12MP + 13MP rear cameras, 8MP + TOF front cameras, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of onboard memory, 6.21-inches P-OLED display, and 3550mAh non-removable battery. What else does it bring along? Let’s find out below!

LG G8s ThinQ

LG G8s ThinQ Pricing and Availability

The official LG G8s ThinQ release date in the UK isn’t known, for now, and we cannot even put our educated guess in terms of its exact release date. Some European countries i.e. Italy, Spain, and others have that beast already on their shelves with starting price 770 Euros.

LG G8s ThinQ

As far as LG G8s ThinQ Price in the UK is concerned, it’s undecided as well – very much like its official release date. The handset, however, after conversion from Euros to GBP comes to around £692. All these details should be taken with a pinch of salt as final and accurate details will be shared once it’s arrived in stores.

LG G8s ThinQ Specifications

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, February
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, June

UK availability isn't revealed yet
BODYBuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Dimensions155.3 x 76.6 x 8 mm (6.11 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
Weight181 g (6.38 oz)
SimSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2248 pixels (~401 ppi density)
TypeP-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.21 inches, 97.6 cm2 (~82.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie); LG UX 8.0
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.79 GHz Kryo 485)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 640
STORAGEInternal Memory64/128 GB
RAM6 GB RAM
Memory CardmicroSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
CAMERARear ( Triple )12 MP + 12 MP + 13 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Rear Camera Video[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected], HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec.
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )HDR
Secondary Camera Features8 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1.12µm, AF
Secondary Camera Video[email protected]
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
RadioFM radio
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3550 mAh battery
ColoursMirror Black, Mirror Teal, Mirror White, Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue
ModelsLMG810, LM-G810
PRICEAround 692£

LG G8s ThinQ Dual Front and Triple Rear Cameras

One of the most impressive aspects of this gorgeously designed beast, undoubtedly, is its front TOF (Time of Flight) sensor which is capable enough to detect user’s palm with ease. Moreover, the TOF sensor makes use of IR in order to unlock the handset by scanning the entire palm alongside palm’s veins. This is called Hand ID by LG. The G8s ThinQ users will also be able to trigger Air Motion gestures using a TOF sensor and once the hand is recognized, two specific applications will be pulled down. Either you move your hand on the right side or left side, you can select one of these apps easily. There are some numerous apps that will allow further controls such as pause and play. In order to avail this feature, your hand should be twisted in the same way one would adjust a dial.

LG G8s ThinQ

Aside from a TOF sensor, LG G8s ThinQ also houses an 8MP camera on its front for selfies and video calls. Taking a look at the back of the handset, it’s equipped with a standard 12MP main camera, 13MP secondary wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera for 2x optical zoom.

The primary 12MP and 12MP telephoto cameras are equipped with the Optical Image Stabilization feature. This triple camera configuration also records 4K videos with up to 60 frames per second.

LG G8s ThinQ Display, Processor, and RAM

The major notable difference between a predecessor LG G8 ThinQ and LG G8s ThinQ is the size of the displays. A predecessor is offering a QHD+ display whereas the G8s ThinQ comes with 6.2-inches display – based on P-OLED Technology. despite its lower resolution, the display doesn’t compromise on its quality and offers support for Dolby Vision, HDR alongside 100% coverage of DCI-P3 colour gamut.

Digging down inside G8s ThinQ, it’s loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset (higher than the predecessor). The Chipset is partnered with a whopping 6GB of RAM – thus, switching between apps, playing games or working on multiple apps, everything is super-smooth without any hiccup. Onto storage, LG G8s ThinQ comes in two different storage tiers to choose from – 64GB or 128GB (expandable up to 1TB via microSD card).

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LG G8s ThinQ Battery and Others

The available amount of battery in LG G8s ThinQ is 3550mAh which is supported by Quick Charge 3.0 through a USB Type-C Port. Expecting a wireless charging wouldn’t be wrong but at a slower speed. Alongside a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, LG G8s ThinQ offers Stereo speakers and it even supports DTS: X surround sound. A bunch of connectivity options include Dual-band, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, aptX, GPS and Bluetooth 5.0. And for sensors, it comes with barometer, compass, proximity, gyro, accelerometer and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

We have been keeping an eye on LG G8s ThinQ since it appeared in Mobile World Congress back in February 201. We will update this article as soon as we hear more. In the meantime, you can have a look at our News section to see what’s exactly happening in the world of smartphones.

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Review overview

Design & Display8.5
Software9
Battery7.5
Performance8.5
Camera9
Onboard Storage8
Price8.5

The Pros

  • Latest Android 9.0 (Pie) OS
  • P-OLED 6.21 inches Display
  • 3.5mm jack Available
  • Exceptional Performance
  • Wireless Charging
  • Quick Battery Charging Charge 3.0

The Cons

  • Less On board Storage
  • Only 3550mAh Battery Life
Victoria Parkle
the authorVictoria Parkle
Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.
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