The powerful LG G8 ThinQ with hands-free Alexa support is on sale at a hefty $350 discount

The powerful LG G8 ThinQ with hands-free Alexa support is on sale at a hefty $350 discount
LG has already released two different high-end smartphones so far this year, reportedly preparing another two for an official announcement in just a few weeks, which will make it even harder for the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ 5G to stand out from a very crowded pack. 

On the bright side, the impending release of a G8X ThinQ with a smaller notch and more refined design also means we should expect the original LG G8 ThinQ to continue dropping in price. Normally listed at $850, the grossly overlooked 6.1-incher can be purchased at a massive $350 discount right now on Amazon in a special edition equipped with hands-free Alexa technology.
That means the e-commerce giant's popular voice assistant can be summoned with absolutely no effort and no touching the device, at least after you complete a quick initial setup of the Alexa and Qualcomm Voice Assist apps. This substantially marked-down variant of the G8 ThinQ comes with a "pre-installed selection" of Amazon apps as well, including Shopping, Music, and Audible, but the deal is available for everyone rather than just Prime members.

In fact, the last time we saw the well-reviewed high-ender score such a huge discount was during Amazon's Prime Day blowout about a month ago. At the time of this writing, retailers like B&H Photo Video and Best Buy are charging way more than Amazon for an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ, even with upfront carrier activation. Of course, the best way to maximize your savings is still to commit to an operator like AT&T or Sprint and sign up for monthly installment plans.

Compatible with all US networks, from AT&T and T-Mobile to Verizon and Sprint, the unlocked units available on Amazon for a very reasonable price come with 128 gigs of internal storage space, 6GB RAM, a top-notch Snapdragon 855 processor, a sharp 3120 x 1440 OLED screen with a fairly wide notch, dual 16 + 12MP rear-facing cameras, a 3,500mAh battery, innovative Crystal Sound OLED technology, hand vein recognition, and somewhat gimmicky Air Motion gesture controls.

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8 Comments

1. middlehead

Posts: 466; Member since: May 12, 2014

Yet another deal posting with no link to the deal. Why?

2. Venom

Posts: 3821; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Because it's pretty meh when you think about it. You can probably get the LG G(V) Whatever cheaper in a few weeks given how much they depreciate in value.

3. Alcyone

Posts: 566; Member since: May 10, 2018

One word answer that starts with an uppercase L and ends with a y.

4. yalokiy

Posts: 1101; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Any real-owner experience? Are you happy with the phone?

8. TheBigE

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 17, 2019

Not an LG owner now but we've had G4, G5, and G7 (my wife's current). They're very good phones and have been so for a long time. With the market as competitive as it is, all phones are over-analyzed and any weaknesses are magnified. LG suffers the brunt of that but you can't go wrong getting a G8 at that price. One area that I will fault LG for is not doing MAJOR software updates quickly enough.

5. Rossk80

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 18, 2019

I just got mine in the mail Friday $527 after tax and I got it with payment plan. It is a steal at $500 it's an awesome phone and I'm loving it

7. TheBigE

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 17, 2019

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