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

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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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