LG G8X ThinQ User Reviews Back

Overall user rating

9.5

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Build quality
8.5
Text input
7.5
Everyday usage
9.5
UI speed
9.5
Camera
8.0
Multimedia
8.5
Internet
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Battery
9.5
Reception
9.0
Display
9.0
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MrMalignance posted on Jun 05, 2020, 2:45 PM
Posts: 521; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

10.0

Great phone with options

MrMalignance has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I have owned this device for under 3 months, and in this time, I have found it to be a great device. Despite pioneer's negative review, I decided to pick up this device after trying one out for myself. It has been a great step up from my old device.
Having experienced this device, the iphone 11, samsung Galaxy s9+, s10+, and s10e I can say that the choice was fairly clear. The only temptation to move to a galaxy device was from the s10e. Other than that, the LG g8x was the winner without a doubt.
The ui: dont be fooled by naysayers who talk bad about the ui. It isn't nearly as bad as people want you to believe. I have used other recent devices and found that LG seems to be one of the top companies who are attempting to make the experience feel similar to stick, with a bit of LG flavor. After this last update they have added a pinch of Samsung to dress it up. The naysayers have trashed this too, despite heaping praise on samsung for the exact same layout in areas. I find the ui to be intuitive and simple to navigate. I do wish the native app drawer was able to sort itself better. I have experienced no hiccups or mistakes in this area.
Keyboard: I appreciate all of the functionality of the keyboard, but find myself wanting some GIF support like gboard. I also felt like the autocorrect could use some work.
Hardware: the device feels premium in the hand. It is ridiculously polished to the point that it can and will slide off of flat surfaces. Feels nice, but scares me. I felt that...  

Build quality
9.0
This device feels great, bit could be improved with better buttons. The glass body is overly slippery, making a skin or case mandatory.
Reception
10.0
No problems making or receiving texts or calls
Call quality
10.0
Clear and crisp. Surprisingly loud.
Internet
10.0
Solid performance, even when signals switch or alternate between 3g/rg/Wi-Fi.
Multimedia
9.0
Would be 10 if it didn't max out at 1040
Camera
8.0
Objectively good photos. Nitpicking can find issues. Still oversharpens and the selfie camera is still not crisp.
UI speed
10.0
Fast and reliable. A great combination of stock vanilla and Samsung Galaxy elements.
Everyday usage
10.0
Great battery life and the ability to use dual screen or single screen is amazing. This device is great for every day life and is priced less than the other mainstream devices
Text input
7.0
The stock keyboard has improved greatly, but it still doesnt match gboard. It themes with the ui, so it will match better than gboard at a cost. Additionally, the stickers, dual screen full size keyboard, and personalized emojis are tied to this keyboard. No gif support like gboard
Display
9.0
Coming from an LG v30+ has me spoiled on a higher resolution screen. This screen is softer than that, but still on par with many devices.
Battery
10.0
This battery is hard to kill. All day plus some. If you try hard, you might be able to run this battery down in 9 hours, but that will be a challenge

Pros

  • Option to use dual screen or not
  • Ease of use
  • Battery life
  • Minimal "notch" upper bezel
  • Quad dac
  • Headphone jack
  • Magnetic charging dongle for dual case
  • Flush camera
  • Manual camera controls
  • Expendable memory
  • LG ui is vastly improved
  • Android 10 update
  • Steady and reliable performance
  • Does not heat up as much as previous devices
  • Theme store themes have good coverage
  • Productivity potential is amazing

Cons

  • Headphone access hole on dual screen could be bigger
  • Selfie camera could be better
  • Device back is too slippery
  • Lack of 3rd party cases for when you don't use dual screen (not really LG's fault)
  • Theme store needs work with compatibility for all LG devices

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Arantgrant posted on Jan 27, 2020, 4:29 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jan 27, 2020

9.0

LG G8x ThinQ

Arantgrant has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Great phone. Inscreen thumb print to a min to get used to. Its fast good storage and has no problem multitasking at all. I recommend 100%. Getting my dual screen attachment Thursday!!! Plays games really well too!

Build quality
8.0
Reception
8.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
8.0
Display
9.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • Big bright screen. Good sounding speakers. Amazing camera. Long battery.

Cons

  • Made out of glass. Slippery hard to hold onto

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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