Excellent Review LG G8X ThinQ: first impressions

The LG G8X ThinQ incorporates a second additional screen with which you can improve the user experience and even be more productive in some scenarios. Lacking to know its final price, it is a serious alternative to folding phones.Excellent Review LG G8X ThinQ: first impressions

LG G8X ThinQ

Excellent Review LG G8X ThinQ: first impressions

LG has already launched two flagship phones G8 and V50 this year, so it may be suitable for the third, the G8X ThinQ, lending the best of both to offer a higher-end competitive terminal and differentiating certain aspects for taking.

In fact, the dual-screen LG G8 X ThinQ borrows its name from the G8 model with the functionality of the second screen complement to the G50 model, combining the best specifications of the two in both cases. We managed to spend some time with the terminal during the IFA announcement and here is our assessment.

LG G8X ThinQ: is it worth your purchase?

Indeed, the new LG G8 X ThinQ does not compete with new mobile phones with folding screens announced in 2019. Instead, the double screen is added to improve the user experience in certain situations such as games.

Folding phones are said to lead the future of mobility. Meanwhile, LG has proposed its model with some design weaknesses that could be improved, but with interesting promising developments that we had not yet seen

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To be confirmed

LG has already launched two flagship phones G8 and V50 this year, so it may be suitable for the third, the G8X ThinQ, lending the best of both to offer a higher-end competitive terminal and differentiating certain aspects for taking.

In fact, the dual-screen LG G8 X ThinQ borrows its name from the G8 model with the functionality of the secod screen complement to the G50 model, combining the best specifications of the two in both cases. We managed to spend some time with the terminal during the IFA announcement and here is our assessment.

Price and availability

As is often the case with LG mobiles, not all announced worldwide are available in our country, but from what the company’s managers tell us, everything indicates that the LG G8X ThinQ will end the year. Will reach Spain before.

In fact, LG does not want to reveal the expected value that the terminal may have. However, looking at the LG G8 and V50, everything suggests that the G8X can be placed on top of the premium phone, at least in terms of price. The novelty of the double screen has to be paid for.

Dual 2.0 display

LG G8X ThinQ

It should be noted that this is not exactly the same dual screen we saw earlier this year, as LG has included some updates and improvements that solve some of the biggest failures of the first iteration and this form factor. Is to help those who help to explain. .

The 6.4-inch OLED screen (compared to 6.2 inches) now has the same size as the main phone, which makes the windows between them somewhat more natural. What is clear is that, once again, the quality of the screen is not up to par, seeing slight changes in color and brightness, jumping from one to the other.

More important is the new 360-degree Freetop Hinge, a sophisticated name to refer to a simple function: it will allow you to relax the dual screen at any angle, like a convertible laptop, something essential in design. Remember that previously only the screen was allowed to rest to be parallel to the main.

Thus, the total number of screens increases to three if we also take into account the 2.1-inch OLED panel on the front, which shows the time, date, and some other personalized information, avoiding the fact of double opening. For example, every time you want to check WhatsApp, the screen

LG G8X ThinQ

Another evaluation is that the phone connects to the dual screen using a USB C connection via a magnetic connector. This indicates that as long as you have dual screen active, you will have to charge it through a special adapter or base. For the rest, it gives you access to the headphone jack, something important that maintains it.

Regarding the usage you can make a double screen, it should be noted that you can have Mail open in the main one and get the field of view, using the secondary one to handle the virtual keyboard displayed on the screen .

Similarly, to click on one of them, you can also place your photo gallery’s image library in one of them and it is displayed on the second screen.

You can also watch a movie or series in one of them, while in another you browse the web looking for information or simply reply to the message. Combining the calendar with email will allow you to schedule content.

From what we have been able to verify, LG has worked on this experience in Android environments to use a large number of applications. Otherwise, it is always possible to completely ignore the dual screen and consider the G8X to be a single screen.

Aesthetically, it is similar to the other two heads of the brand, displaying a thin slate of glass and metal that is attractive and functional. It is perfectly aligned and finished that we cannot add any paste.

Photographic system

The only selfie camera that exists is 32 Mp and is integrated into a water notch or drop as a tear (reflected in a confusing manner in dual screens to achieve symmetry, although no camera is included in that screen). Already on the back, you’ll find two lenses without bulging from the phone’s body, offering a more personal touch of LG than the usual competitors.(Review LG G8X ThinQ)

LG G8X ThinQ

These two rear cameras are of 12 Mp and 13 Mp respectively, the latter with a wide-angle lens, and the main lens that maintains LG’s ‘extreme’ image stabilization for video recording, as well as for recording images For 4K in timeliness mode and an AI action camera that adjusts shutter speed.

LG G8X ThinQ

The 6.4-inch OLED FHD + panel clearly looks good, something common on the LG phone with a new night mode that provides gamma adjustments to lighten dark scenes in video or games and theoretically avoid visual fatigue. Gives relief

The company also offers a fingerprint scanner with a built in screen, which we didn’t get any chance to test our response speed.

Other specifications

Key specifications are those found in any top-class mobile, such as: Snapdragon 855 processor (but not the new 855+) and 6GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of storage. A 4,000 mAh battery seems necessary to us to power the double screen and prevent the terminal’s autonomy from being challenged.(Review LG G8X ThinQ)

Fast charging support as well as wireless charging should be factors that help reduce energy consumption that creates terminal energy, while resistance to water and dust supports IP68 certification.

In addition, LG also considers MIL-STD-810G military drop test certification, which means that the G8X has to be one of the toughest Android devices you can find on the market.

LG G8X ThinQ

Verdict

The LG G8X ThinQ is a flagship that tries to differentiate itself so far in 2019 Android phones, leaving the model with a folding screen.

It has fairly decent specifications that will allow you to tackle any task in your day. The double screen provides additional functionality in some scenarios, although it is always better.

The use of a larger panel, the best hinge and a third front notification screen correct almost all the weak points of the original design, which guarantees that the company continues to develop the concept in favor of users.(Review LG G8X ThinQ)

Maybe the future of mobile phones will pass through the use of folding screen models, but until we see this become a reality, the G8X ThinQ demonstrates what is possible with mobile phones with a second screen.

Specification

  • Android 9.0 Pie operating system
  • 6.4-inch FHD + OLED display and 19.5: 9 ratio 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 eight-core processor
  • 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB 
  • MicroSD slot
  • 12MP rear camera with 13MP wide angle lens
  • 32MP selfie camera
  • On-screen fingerprint scanner
  • GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and 4G LTE
  • USB-C
  • Water and dust resistant IP68 certification
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Dimensions 159 x 76 x 8.4 mm
  • 192 gram weight

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