LG Q8 (2018) has nothing in common with original Q8, everything with Q Stylo 4

LG Q8 (2018) has nothing in common with original Q8, everything with Q Stylo 4
If you thought LG’s high-end mobile product portfolio was confusing, wait until you hear about the company’s new mid-range Q8. This has been formally unveiled in Korea just a couple of months after the Q7 family, as well as roughly one year on the heels of another Q8.

But the LG Q8 (2018) shares very few traits with last year’s V20-similar Q8, instead looking a lot like this year’s Q Stylus or Q Stylo 4. As such, we don’t expect it to come to the US anytime soon, although European availability could still be on the table, based on the original Q8’s targeted markets.

There’s no Second Screen in tow this time around, but the main display size is bumped up from a nice and compact 5.2 to a gargantuan 6.2 inches. Of course, bezel thickness is down, so the LG Q8 (2018) measures 160.1 mm in height and 77.7 mm wide, roughly similar to a “conventional” 5.5 or 5.7-incher.

The 2:1 “FullVision” panel sports a respectable 2160 x 1080 pixels (aka FHD+) resolution, while a 3,300 mAh battery may not sound huge, nonetheless supporting Quick Charge 3.0 technology to keep up with your busy life.

A built-in stylus pen beefs up the handset’s convenience and productivity, while MIL-STD 810G certification guarantees resistance against shock, vibration, high and low temperature, thermal shock, and humidity, among others.

The LG Q8 (2018) is obviously IP68 water and dust-resistant as well, also borrowing premium features like AI-powered Q Lens technology and Hi-Fi Quad DAC sound from its high-end, ThinQ-branded cousins. Its Snapdragon 450 processor, however, is not exactly a screamer, but 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage space are great drawing cards for a budget-friendly mid-ranger.

Granted, this is not the world’s most affordable Android 8.1 phone, at KRW 539,000 ($480), with a single 16MP rear-facing camera and single 5MP selfie shooter wrapping up an overall respectable spec sheet.

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Q8
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(4h talk time)
Stylo 4
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(14h talk time)

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6 Comments

1. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Why. Can't. They. Use. SD. 630.?

5. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The SD 450 is roughly equivalent to a SD 625, only it's clocked slightly lower. The SD 625 is clocked at 2 GHz vs the SD 450 is clocked at 1.8 GHz, and all have 8 64 bit cores. Even the GPUs are the same Adreno 506. Plus they use the same 933 MHz ram. The Qualcomm numbers are becoming more blurred with each iteration.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Even if it's use SD625, it still won't justify that $480 pricetag.. It better use SD710 for that price.

3. paulethompsonjr

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 06, 2018

Why does this remind me so much of the new Stylo 4?

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Are you dumb, stupid or slow?

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

$480??? Nice design LG but this should have came with the snapdragon 660 or 710. Better off buying the Honor View 10 or Asus Zenfone 5z for $499.

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