LG G8 and V50 5G have an interesting advantage over Samsung's Galaxy S10 series

LG G8 and V50 5G have an interesting advantage over Samsung's Galaxy S10 series
Most mobile phones sold in the US come with 1-year warranties, as opposed to handsets sold in Europe and other markets, where the law requires manufacturers to offer 2-year warranties. LG, however, has taken a different stand on this matter and, since launching its G6 flagship back in 2017, it's been offering free extra warranty with all its high-end smartphones sold stateside. We're happy to inform you that this will not change with the brand new LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ 5G (pictured above), both announced at MWC 2019 just days ago.

While LG has yet to say exactly when the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ will be released (other than "sometime this Spring"), the company can already confirm that the two handsets are part of its Second Year Promise program. This means that US buyers of the G8 and V50 will get 2-year warranties at no extra cost. The extended warranty is not offered automatically - to be eligible for it, you will have to register your new phone via LG's website within 90 days of purchase.

LG V50, G8, and V40

LG V50, G8, and V40


All in all, owners of the LG G8 and V50 will have some extra piece of mind compared to folks buying any other new high-end phone, including Samsung's Galaxy S10 handsets, as these come with 1-year warranties. We're particularly mentioning the S10 not just because the series was announced several days earlier than LG's phones, but also because Samsung and LG flagships have always directly competed to gain the hearts of Android users.

Granted, Samsung's Galaxy S10 smartphones have advantages of their own, including 2 extra gigs of RAM - 8 GB vs 6 GB - and more eye-catching designs thanks to their super-thin bezels (albeit design attractiveness is subjective). Until we get the chance to review all these phones and see which offers more bang for the buck, you may want to read our Galaxy S10+ vs LG G8 and V50 early comparison.

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G8 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
V50 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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7 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1091; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

LG now that's how you do a warranty. All flagship phones should come with 2yr warranty.

2. A_A_A

Posts: 210; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

This will come along with 2 years of no updates no warranty )))

4. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

Better than update-fixing-update cycle...

3. SyCo87

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I can never fault a company for offering something more generous compared to other competitors offering the bare-minimum.

5. Vogue1985

Posts: 283; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

They do make strong phone though. Nevertheless am impressed, well done. Red V50 yummy

6. Mikele

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Hmm 2/6yrs warranty can't be compared to Sammy flagship!!

7. MrMalignance

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

It can compare if any flagship dies after a year. I've heard plenty of horror stories of phones suddenly dying after a year to year and a half.

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