7.5/10
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The LG G8X ThinQ currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
403"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


SlashGear

For most people, this is still beyond the realm of what’s needed. I can’t help but think that Android 10 may shake things up in unforeseen ways too. Right now, LG’s experience varies considerably across different apps, a regular reminder that you’re at the bleeding edge. That doesn’t make the LG G8X...

- Chris Davies, SlashGear
Talk Android

It’s not exactly a folding phone, but it does get you some of the cooler benefits without the insane price tags, and since it’s an accessory, you can very quickly jump back to just a normal phone when that’s all you need. The G8X ThinQ is all about options and flexibility.

- Jared Peters, Talk Android
GSMArena

The LG G8X ThinQ is a powerful smartphone that few will probably buy. As a standalone phone, the G8X does what it is advertised for, but there is a great chance many users own a similar phone already, maybe even a better one. As a bundle with the Dual Screen case, the G8X has a fighting chance but o...

- GSMArena
Digital Trends

The Dual Screen case gives the G8X ThinQ features few phones can match, although the usefulness of these features varies widely. It’s a quirky device that stands out, mostly for its size and looks, but doesn’t nail the camera or software experience the way other phones do.

- Andy Boxall, Digital Trends
Tech Advisor

If you’re not sold on the Dual Screen, then the G8X is a fairly dull flagship for 2019 - decent specs and drab design combine for a handset that shouldn’t disappoint but wouldn’t do much to excite either. For those intrigued by a second screen however, the G8X Dual Screen proves that LG might be ont...

- Dominic Preston, Tech Advisor


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


LG released the G8X ThinQ on November 1, 2019.


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LG backs up the G8X ThinQ with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your G8X ThinQ has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
403"

The LG G8X ThinQ's screen size is 403 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 32+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 1024 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery.

G8X ThinQ Specs

Overview
Release date November 1, 2019
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Aurora Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.93 x 7.58 x 0.84 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 192 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 403 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color OLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.4 inches, 16.7 million
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Front glass (Gorilla Glass 5), back glass (Gorilla Glass 6)), MIL-STD-810G compliant, In-screen fingerprint
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 1024 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual pixel PDAF, OIS, Second camera (f/2.4, 13MP, ultrawide), Time-lapse video
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
32+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
F/1.9, Face unlock
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Unknown
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


SlashGear

Dual Screen Android is unexpected fun

from SlashGear

For most people, this is still beyond the realm of what’s needed. I can’t help but think that Android 10 may shake things up in unforeseen ways too. Right now, LG’s experience varies considerably across different apps, a regular reminder that you’re at the bleeding edge. That doesn’t ma...More

For most people, this is still beyond the realm of what’s needed. I can’t help but think that Android 10 may shake things up in unforeseen ways too. Right now, LG’s experience varies considerably across different apps, a regular reminder that you’re at the bleeding edge. That doesn’t make the LG G8X ThinQ a bad phone, though, just a niche one, but at least unlike some foldables the cost of entry is impressively low.

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Talk Android

Really weird concept

from Talk Android

It’s not exactly a folding phone, but it does get you some of the cooler benefits without the insane price tags, and since it’s an accessory, you can very quickly jump back to just a normal phone when that’s all you need. The G8X ThinQ is all about options and flexibility.

Read full review

It’s not exactly a folding phone, but it does get you some of the cooler benefits without the insane price tags, and since it’s an accessory, you can very quickly jump back to just a normal phone when that’s all you need. The G8X ThinQ is all about options and flexibility.

Read full review

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GSMArena

An excellent smartphone

The LG G8X ThinQ is a powerful smartphone that few will probably buy. As a standalone phone, the G8X does what it is advertised for, but there is a great chance many users own a similar phone already, maybe even a better one. As a bundle with the Dual Screen case, the G8X has a fighting chance bu...More

The LG G8X ThinQ is a powerful smartphone that few will probably buy. As a standalone phone, the G8X does what it is advertised for, but there is a great chance many users own a similar phone already, maybe even a better one. As a bundle with the Dual Screen case, the G8X has a fighting chance but only in the USA, where its price is much more reasonable. The accessory is pretty unique on the market and does come in handy in a variety of use cases.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

A quirky multi-tasking monster

from Digital Trends

The Dual Screen case gives the G8X ThinQ features few phones can match, although the usefulness of these features varies widely. It’s a quirky device that stands out, mostly for its size and looks, but doesn’t nail the camera or software experience the way other phones do.

Read full review

The Dual Screen case gives the G8X ThinQ features few phones can match, although the usefulness of these features varies widely. It’s a quirky device that stands out, mostly for its size and looks, but doesn’t nail the camera or software experience the way other phones do.

Read full review

Less

Tech Advisor

Not as fancy as a folding phone

from Tech Advisor

If you’re not sold on the Dual Screen, then the G8X is a fairly dull flagship for 2019 - decent specs and drab design combine for a handset that shouldn’t disappoint but wouldn’t do much to excite either. For those intrigued by a second screen however, the G8X Dual Screen proves that LG mi...More

If you’re not sold on the Dual Screen, then the G8X is a fairly dull flagship for 2019 - decent specs and drab design combine for a handset that shouldn’t disappoint but wouldn’t do much to excite either. For those intrigued by a second screen however, the G8X Dual Screen proves that LG might be onto something, fixing almost every pain point from the original design. Folding phones may be the future, but until then the G8X proves that the dual display has its place.

Read full review

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Cnet

Dual screens make this phone a multitasker's dream

from Cnet

The LG G8X is an attractive and competitively priced phone in its own right, and the useful second screen is enticing for those unsure about the more expensive Galaxy Fold.

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The LG G8X is an attractive and competitively priced phone in its own right, and the useful second screen is enticing for those unsure about the more expensive Galaxy Fold.

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The Verge

Better than you might ThinQ

from The Verge

The LG G8X does not provide a sleek, futuristic experience. It is, however, still a phone that can do things that no other phone can do, and if those things sound useful to you, it’s a good deal at $699. The multitasking setup is the best I’ve ever had on a phone, for one thing, even if LG does get there by brute force.

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The LG G8X does not provide a sleek, futuristic experience. It is, however, still a phone that can do things that no other phone can do, and if those things sound useful to you, it’s a good deal at $699. The multitasking setup is the best I’ve ever had on a phone, for one thing, even if LG does get there by brute force.

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Gizmodo

Gives you the most screen for your money

from Gizmodo

While I wish LG gave the G8X a more up to date version of Android and that I didn’t need to worry about special power adapters, I just can’t ignore how much value this phone offers. In some, ways, you might even think of the G8X’s Dual Screen accessory as the ultimate phone case. Not only d...More

While I wish LG gave the G8X a more up to date version of Android and that I didn’t need to worry about special power adapters, I just can’t ignore how much value this phone offers. In some, ways, you might even think of the G8X’s Dual Screen accessory as the ultimate phone case. Not only does it protect the phone, it adds a ton of utility. The LG G8X isn’t for everyone, but if you simply want the most screen for your money, the G8X Dual Screen deserves a serious look (or two).

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GeekSpin

Ideal for multitaskers

from GeekSpin

The LG G8X ThinQ itself is not a stand-out device, but being bundled together with the Dual Screen accessory, you get a multi-tasker’s dream device for a fraction of the cost of a Galaxy Fold.

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The LG G8X ThinQ itself is not a stand-out device, but being bundled together with the Dual Screen accessory, you get a multi-tasker’s dream device for a fraction of the cost of a Galaxy Fold.

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Android Authority

A more practical — and affordable — ‘folding’ phone

from Android Authority

The LG G8X ThinQ offers about three-quarters of the experience of the Samsung Galaxy Fold for about one-third the cost. If you can put up with some usability shortcomings and average cameras, this $699.99 phone is a better value than most.

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The LG G8X ThinQ offers about three-quarters of the experience of the Samsung Galaxy Fold for about one-third the cost. If you can put up with some usability shortcomings and average cameras, this $699.99 phone is a better value than most.

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