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LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ

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LG G8 ThinQ review: A wasted opportunity

LG G8 ThinQ review: A wasted opportunity

Posted   04.13.19
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73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

LG’s new G8 ThinQ packs the performance you’d expect from a modern flagship phone and, as usual, it’s a great option for people who care about smartphone sound quality. Beyond that, there’s little here to set it apart from this year’s early crowd of premium devices, aside from a clever time-of-flight sensor that powers ambitious features that don’t actually work very well. At its best, the G8 ThinQ that doesn’t quite have the tools to outperform the competition. At worst, it’s an example of the uneven results that occur when a company tries to innovate without thinking about practicality.

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Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Bright 6.1-inch display
  • Sounds great with headphones
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • US model has two instead of three cameras
  • Lackluster speaker
  • Hand ID is finicky
  • Air Motion gestures aren’t very useful

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
6.1in
Internal memory
6GB
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
6.1in
6GB
Yes

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73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Hamed
Hi; Excellent
70
Charles
Nice phone battery could last a little longer but other than that it is amazing.read more
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