LG G8X ThinQ
As a standalone flagship phone, LG’s new G8X ThinQ doesn’t stand out -- it’s perfectly adequate. Attach its Dual Screen case, though, and things suddenly get more interesting. Combined, these devices offer a taste of the multi-screen life other companies have attempted to popularize, and they’re surprisingly good for multitasking. After all, the G8X and its second screen often act like two entirely separate phones. Where LG falls short is polish: Some experiences that use both screens can be finicky or feel limited. If you can find a good deal on a G8X and its second screen, it’s definitely worth consideration.
- Relatively inexpensive for a multi-screen device
- Dual screens can be good for multitasking
- Plenty of horsepower
- Promo deals might not last forever
- Dual-screen experience is rough around the edges
- Cameras can’t beat the competition
- Magnetic charging adapter isn’t stable
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (5)
- 74AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsTom's Guide80LG's Best Phone In YearsThe G8X ThinQ Dual Screen isn’t the finest phone you can buy for $699, but it’s a worthwhile choice for those more concerned with productivity and longevity on a charge than with camera performance.ZDNet70For $700, better productivity than the Galaxy FoldIf you want a phone that can stand up to the elements, brings an interesting experience with a second display, and doesn't break the bank, then you should seriously consider the LG G8X ThinQ.CNET80A $700 dual-screen alternative to the Galaxy FoldThe 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.Android Authority90A more practical - and affordable - 'folding' phoneThe 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.Digital Camera World80LG G8X ThinQ reviewThe LG G8X ThinQ is an unusual phone at a mostly sensible price. The interest comes from the parts tacked onto it rather than the core, like the clunky but unusual Dual Screen case, the focus on wired audio and the ASMR mic mode. Those after the best basics for the least money should check out OnePlus and Xiaomi’s alternatives. But LG at least adds something different, even if the phone itself looks familiar.VentureBeat60Where are the apps?That’s all to say that the new Dual Screen is measurably better than the original, excepting perhaps the lack of a battery to call its own. (It draws power from the G8X’s 4,000mAh battery.) But hardware does not a secondary display make. It’ll take substantial development on the software side to improve the current state of things.The Verge70Better Than You Might ThinqThe 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.TrustedReviews70LG G8X ThinQ ReviewIf the dual screen accessory was something that drew you to the LG V50, then you should certainly consider this model instead. It fixes many of the issues of the first-gen unit and makes a much stronger case for the product to exist.Mobile Syrup80Double the screens, double the weightI like that you don’t always have to bring around the attachment, unlike a foldable, but for those who don’t need a second screen, there are better devices to choose from.Stuff60LG G8X ThinQ reviewUltimately, two screens are only better than one when you've got things to do with them – and right now, software support is just too inconsistent. That might change once more foldables arrive, but right now, it makes the G8X more of a novelty than a must-have.
- 78AVERAGE USER SCORE5 ReviewsGOLAMRABBI70February 5, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetTech80January 27, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Good phonekrishna12360January 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Nice phone.MOATAZ100December 31, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Amazing phone nothing is bad about it, it is a catch.Daniel80December 12, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!For the price, it is an overall great product. You really can't expect much more than what you get for the price you pay here. Definitely one of the better Android phones I have ever owned. Good job LG. Don't let anyone tell you different.