So, the LG G8 is cool and possibly affordable. Yay or nay?

So, the LG G8 is cool and possibly affordable. Yay or nay?
In a day and age where flagships are getting more and more expensive, we kind of wait for price reveals with bated breath. And it seems that one major manufacturer has decided to go against the grain this year and give us a pleasant surprise by keeping its pricing reasonable.

It's the LG G8 ThinQ we are talking about. While its price-tag for the US market still hasn't been unveiled, the phone has landed in the South Korean market. And, through some conversions and speculation, we figure the LG G8 should start at about $750 when it lands in the States.

That's pretty cool and hey, the G8 still has some cool new tech in it. Like the Crystal Sound display, or the fact that the handset has almost no openings and no camera bumps.

The question is — are you buying the LG G8 or have you already been seduced by another phone?

LG G8 ThinQ: buy or no buy?

Yup! Great deal!
49.83%
Nah... pass.
50.17%

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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(22h talk time)

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21 Comments

1. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

It's very tempting, but I'll probably stick with my Vivo Nex. What I like though is the vein scanner. My fingers get dry and cracked so I can't use a fingerprint scanner, so what the G8 has would be very convenient for me.

14. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I wish they could compete. Long gone are the days of the G2.

2. User123456789

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Same mistake of G6 when the device has something different according to the market. Some ppl get now 3 rear cameras while other get dual.

10. BuffaloSouce unregistered

That's not a big deal. Are you going to cry when one phone starts offering 6 cameras when another sticks to 4

13. User123456789

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

For same model, yes .... Is it fair that Korea for example pay $800 and get better G8 than another country that is paying $1250?

3. KingSam

Posts: 1453; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Who cares about LGaunch price? It will be $400 soon. Just got a v35 for $279 new.

4. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's an LG phone, so nay from me.

5. db1020000

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 17, 2019

AT LEAST with its new sensor, it will be FAR MORE SECURE than the S10 face recognition

6. kennybenny

Posts: 214; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Within 6 months price would drop to under $350 USD (Approx. $470 CAD)

11. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Are you really that stupid? The G7 wasn't even that cheap after 6 months

8. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 919; Member since: May 07, 2014

LG should have done it long ago... Finally, a good step.. Next step should be to keep the price stable... No one is gonna buy a phone that loses its value by half within six months.

9. j_grouchy

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Well in order to hold value, they need to make a phone that people want. Supply and demand and all that...

12. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Nobody buys phones because of value retention

15. D34ever

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

I know it's all relative. But $750 for a phone is not "affordable" in my book. But luckily, wait 6 months and it will come down to $500.

20. michaelny2001

Posts: 330; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

and don't forget plus tax. in NY that is over 800. nah. Oneplus comes with free shipping and no tax for under 500.

17. Sparkxster

Posts: 1229; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

LG G8 is a step in the right direction for LG while also having some innovative features. If the software and features work well then it's worth the price.

18. sunnyfpy

Posts: 284; Member since: May 12, 2013

Already Dead brand

19. TReynlds

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 2019

I may replace v40 with this phone- the battery appears to be stronger and I assume nothing is drawing more power. What's the promo this time? I appreciated the gimbal and 250g sd card w the v40.

21. warrenellis93

Posts: 545; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Lg stylo 5

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