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LG G8 ThinQ Review: Features & Specs

The LG V30 is the successor of the LG G6, which was released last year. It features a 5.7 inch QHD+ (2560 x 1440) display with a pixel density of 538ppi. The phone comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.15GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

There’s 32/128 GB microSD card slot. The camera on the back is 16MP sensor with f2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus, while the front facing selfie snapper is 8MP sensor with f1.9 aperture and laser auto focus. The battery capacity is 3200mAh.

On the connectivity side, there are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / GLONAS and NFC support along with USB Type C port for charging and data transfer. On the software side, it runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.

It supports dual SIM capabilities up to two nano SIM cards and is IP68 certified for water resistance. It measures 151.70 x 75.40 x 7.80 and weighs 163 grams.

The phone is available in black, gray, and white color options. It comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back. As for the price, the unlocked model will cost you $899.

The Honor 10 was just released last month and is similar to the Huawei P20 in terms of design language and features. The phone features a 5.84-inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080) display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by the Huawei’s in-house Kirin 970 octa-core processor paired with 6GB of RAM and runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo.

There is a dual camera setup on the back with 16MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 24MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture along with laser and phase detection autofocus. For selfies, there is a 24MP snapper behind the lens. The battery inside is 3,400mAh which supports Quick Charge capabilities via USB-C port.

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Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and LTE.

On the design aspect, the phone also has a glass back which looks plain awesome. Dimensions of the phone are 148.6 x 70.8 x 7.4mm and weight is 160 grams.

The phone comes in three color options including phantom blue, sunrise purple and black. Pricing of the device starts at €449 for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

The most interesting device out of the three is definitely the LG G8 ThinQ. While the G7 ThinQ was just an incremental update over its predecessor, the G8+ seems to be more exciting. It features a 6.1-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass protection.

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

There is also a secondary screen on the rear panel which can show notifications and can be used as a track ID. There is a triple camera setup on the back with 12MP primary sensor with OIS, 16MP wide-angle sensor with 123-degree field of view and 12MP telephoto sensor with OIS and 2x optical zoom. Upfront, there is a 32MP camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. The battery inside is notched at 3,500mAh with support for QuickCharge 4.0 and Wireless Charge.

The connectivity features include Cat.20 LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and NFC. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back and in-display ultrasonic sensor for security.

Dimensions of the phone are 149.9 x 70.9 x 8.3mm and weight is 169 grams. It also comes with 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers. The phone also has IP68 dust and water resistance.

The LG G8+ ThinQ comes in three color options including Aurora, Morok and a special edition for South Korea only known as Crown. Pricing of the device starts at €749 for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

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The phone will be available for purchase starting May 28th in Korea and key markets around the world.

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