LG G8 ThinQ™ | LRA

Aurora Black


  • 6.1" QHD+ OLED FullVision Display
  • Crystal Sound OLED Speaker
  • Boombox Speaker
  • Hand ID
  • Air Motion
  • Android™ 9 (Pie) Operating System
LG G8 ThinQ™ | LRA
LG G8 ThinQ™ Product Review1

LG G8 ThinQ™ Product Review

“It looks sharp, has a killer screen with powerful audio, and performs like a champ.”
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    • Screen Size
    • Screen Resolution
    • 3120 x 1440 pixels
    • Battery Capacity
    • 3,500 mAh Non-Removable
    • Camera Resolution
    • 16 MP Maximum - Rear Camera
    • Processor
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 855 Octa-core (up to 2.84 GHz x 1 + 2.42 GHz x 3 + 1.79 GHz x 4)
    • Memory
    • 6 GB RAM
    • Storage
    • 128 GB (up to 104 GB usable)
    • Carrier
    • LRA


    • Standard Angle Camera
    • 12 MP
    • Super Wide-Angle Camera
    • 16 MP
    • OIS+
    • Capture sharp images quickly with less blur
    • Dual PDAF
    • Autofocus using dual PD pixel sensor
    • Zoom
    • Up to 8x
    • Manual Camera
    • Adjust shutter speed, ISO, exposure, white balance, and more; save image as raw (DNG) and JPEG
    • Graphy 2.0*
    • Select reference photos that automatically adjust Manual Mode settings
    • Other Camera Modes
    • Auto, Slow­Mo, Cine Video, Panorama, YouTube Live, Time­Lapse, Food
    • AI Composition
    • Recognizes up to 3 people and adjusts the picture composition based on photography’s rule of thirds
    • Night View
    • Take sharper photos at night by adjusting the brightness with the slider
    • Google® Lens
    • Searches what you see and provides relevant online information; features QR code and real­time translator
    • *
    • App download required.


    • Studio
    • Change lighting and background for a studio look
    • Spotlight
    • Add lighting from different angles by selecting where it illuminates the subject’s face
    • Portrait
    • Bokeh effect blurs the background while keeping the subject in focus
    • AI Cam
    • Suggests the optimal effect and angle by automatically identifying what’s in the shot
    • Cine Shot
    • Create partially animated videos by selecting specific areas to animate
    • HDR
    • Corrects backlighting with multiple exposure techniques
    • My Avatar
    • Take a picture of yourself to create a personalizable animated emoji
    • AR Emoji
    • 3D graphic animals mimic your facial expressions
    • Flash Jump-Cut
    • Photos are taken every 3 seconds and saved as a GIF
    • Live Photo
    • Record the action right before and after you take a photo
    • AR Sticker
    • Personalize photos with a variety of pre­loaded stickers
    • Quick Sharing
    • Access sharing apps instantly after taking pictures and videos
    • Film Effect
    • Choose from 17 preset filters


    • 8 MP Autofocus Front-Facing Camera
    • Included
    • Makeup Pro
    • Manually change the appearance of selfies by adjusting complexion, lip color, or enhancing eyes and eyelashes
    • Auto Shot
    • Take a selfie with automatic face detection
    • Gesture Shot
    • Take a selfie with a simple hand gesture
    • Gesture Interval Shot
    • Make a fist twice to take four selfies in a row
    • Gesture View
    • Automatically preview the image when bringing the phone close
    • Selfie Light
    • Screen illuminates for well-­lit selfies
    • Beauty Shot
    • Softens facial features


    • Video Portrait
    • Blurs the background while keeping the subject in focus
    • 4K Video Recording at 60 FPS
    • Included
    • EIS
    • Capture sharp footage with less blur
    • Resolution
    • Up to 3840 x 2160 pixels (1920 x 1080 default)
    • Steady Record
    • Record smoother, clearer videos on the move (this is available front and rear)
    • HDR10 Video Recording
    • Life-like footage with a wide spectrum of color that is rich, accurate, and high contrast
    • Point Zoom
    • Zoom in on any selected area within the frame for more stability and control
    • Video Manual Mode*
    • Adjust audio focus, manual focus, white balance, frame rates, and more
    • Cine Effect
    • Choose from 16 different color grading presets for a cinematic look
    • Time-Lapse Video
    • Video where time appears to be moving faster
    • Video Studio*
    • Merge up to 50 photos or videos; trim and add title/text, background music, and theme effect overlays
    • *
    • Not available with some camcorder settings.


    • Multi ID
    • 3 ways to unlock: 3D Face Unlock, Fingerprint ID, and Hand ID
    • Hand ID
    • 3D sensor scans palm and uses unique vein recognition technology to unlock the device
    • Fingerprint ID
    • Access phone, make mobile payments, secure content*
    • 3D Face Unlock
    • Unlock screen with facial scan
    • Screen Lock
    • Swipe, Knock Code®, Pattern, PIN, Password
    • Google Smart Lock
    • Keep phone unlocked when connected to trusted devices or in trusted places
    • Air Motion
    • Control phone with touchless commands to access favorite functions, answer calls, snooze alarms, and increase volume
    • Z Camera
    • Front­facing 3D sensors (receiving and transmitting) enable touchless control, security features, and enhanced selfies
    • Emotional Haptic Function
    • Vibrates when AI functionality has detected something
    • Barge-in
    • Recognizes “Hey Google” commands while audio is playing
    • App Scaling
    • Set view to None (Original), Compatibility (16:9), Standard (16.7:9), Full screen
    • Shortcut Keys
    • Quick access to Capture+, Camera or Google Assistant
    • Comfort View
    • Decreases amount of blue light on the screen to help alleviate eyestrain
    • Screen Color
    • Adjust settings for Auto, Eco, Cinema, Sports, Game, Expert, Color temperature or RGB levels
    • Mini View
    • Shrink the screen for one-handed use
    • Knock On®
    • Double tap the screen to put your phone to sleep/wake it
    • Smart Cleaning®
    • Optimize phone storage and test hardware for improved performance
    • Battery Saver
    • Conserve battery by changing settings and restricting apps in the background
    • LG Health**
    • Fitness app tracks daily activity
    • Google Assistant with LG Integration
    • Intelligent personal assistant also performs LG-exclusive device-specific tasks
    • Multi Window
    • Use two apps simultaneously on a split screen
    • Drag and Drop Picture Gallery
    • Select multiple pictures and easily drag and drop into sub-folders
    • QTag
    • Gallery searches with automatic tagging and album creation
    • QuickMemo®+
    • Write or draw with the paper style, pen size/color of your choice, schedule memos to appear at certain times or locations
    • Capture+
    • Write or draw on nearly any screen
    • *
    • Features and capabilities may vary by carrier
    • **
    • This device and related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. Consult a doctor before starting an exercise program.


    • Crystal Sound OLED Speaker
    • Entire screen is a speaker for immersive sound
    • Boombox Speaker
    • Inner resonance chamber along with top and bottom speakers provide greater sound levels for boosted bass
    • DTS:X Virtual Surround
    • Deep 3D stereo audio experience*
    • 32-Bit Hi-Fi Quad Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
    • Produces crisp, full sound through wired headphones
    • Wind Noise Filter
    • Minimize wind noise during video recording
    • Sound Preset
    • Custom options to achieve different sound experiences
    • Digital Filter
    • Short, Sharp, or Slow options of Sound Filter characteristics in DAC
    • Super Far-Field Voice Recognition (FFVR)
    • Improved voice recognition picks up commands better in noisy environments from up to 16' away*
    • HD Audio Recorder
    • Choose between Normal, Concert, and Custom modes; record over a separate track
    • Hi-Fi Video Recorder
    • 2 high AOP mics record with higher-quality sound***
    • Hi-Fi Streaming Ready
    • Can decode MQA file, high resolution audio to be packed in a small size
    • *
    • Wired headphones or speakers required.
    • **
    • Ambient noise and room configuration may lessen operational distance and accuracy.
    • ***
    • Available only in Manual Mode.


    • Boombox Show
    • Music comes alive with a strobe light and screen visuals that move to the music
    • Game Tools
    • Use take a break function, take a screenshot, scale app, disable alerts during game, hide home touch buttons or adjust resolution and frame rate
    • Accelerometer
    • Control games by turning and tilting*
    • Music Player
    • Supports MP3, WAV, AMR, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AC3, OGG, FLAC, MIDI, WMA, XMF, DSF, DFF, and AIFF formats
    • Video Player
    • With Touch Lock, Play on Lock Screen, Live Zooming, Video Screenshot, and Resume Play Functions; supports HEVC/H.265, AVI, MKV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, TS, WEBM, FLV, ASF, PS, MPG, MPEG , M2TS, MOV, and K3G formats
    • LG Music App
    • Organized by songs, albums, artists, genres, playlists, folders, nearby devices, and favorites
    • Customizable Video
    • Play Speed, Screen Ratio, Subtitle
    • *
    • Only available on certain interactions with the touch screen.


    • 6.1"* QHD+ OLED Display
    • (3120 x 1440, including notch); 564 ppi
    • FullVision Display
    • 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio; 83.1% screen-­to-­body ratio
    • New Second Screen
    • Choose to add a color fill to the status bar
    • Floating Bar
    • Access app shortcuts and call notifications on a movable/collapsible toolbar
    • Always-On Display
    • Time, date, and notifications appear on a sleeping screen
    • Palm Rejection
    • Prevents accidental interactions on the touch screen

Design & Durability

    • Size
    • 5.98" (H) x 2.83" (W) x 0.33" (D)
    • Weight
    • 5.89 oz.
    • Dedicated Google Assistant Key
    • Included
    • IP68 Dust and Water Resistant*
    • Included
    • Shock Resistant
    • With MIL-STD-810G Testing**
    • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 (Front) & 6 (Rear) Protection
    • Included
    • Heat Pipe
    • Absorbs and moves heat away from the processor to help minimize the risk of overheating
    • *
    • Tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (Water resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes). If the product gets wet, use a clean, soft cloth to dry it thoroughly.
    • **
    • Compliant with a military standards test (MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6, Procedure IV “Transit Drop”). Device may not perform as tested in all conditions. Test performed in controlled environment. Do not attempt.


    • 4G LTE Network*
    • Included
    • Network
    • Frequencies
    • 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz; LTE Bands: B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B13, B20, B28, B46, B48, B66
    • Data Transmission
    • Wi-Fi Hotspot**
    • Share a 4G LTE data connection with up to 10 wireless devices***
    • Bluetooth®
    • Wireless Technology Version 5.0
    • Supported Bluetooth Profiles
    • Wi-Fi® Standards
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    • Wi-Fi Direct®
    • Connect directly to devices
    • USB**** and Bluetooth Tethering**
    • Share your Internet connection
    • Android Beam
    • (NFC) ­ Share contacts, web pages, and more
    • Media Sync
    • Allow nearby devices to access content
    • MIDI Device
    • Connect to compatible musical instruments via USB****
    • S-GPS, A-GPS, and Qualcomm for Enhanced Location Accuracy
    • Included
    • Screen Sharing
    • Wirelessly mirror device screen
    • MirrorLink®
    • Connect to a MirrorLink-capable car to share your screen and apps
    • *
    • 4G LTE network not available everywhere
    • **
    • Carrier service required. Product features subject to change. Features based on carrier program availability. Additional charges may apply
    • ***
    • Depends on network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.
    • ****
    • USB cable required (included).


    • Platform
    • AndroidTM 9 (Pie)
    • User Interface
    • LG UX 8.0
    • Processor
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 855 Octa-core (up to 2.84 GHz x 1 + 2.42 GHz x 3 + 1.79 GHz x 4)
    • Battery Capacity
    • 3,500 mAh Non­Removable
    • Talk Time
    • 23 hours*
    • Standby Time
    • 4 days, 16 hours (AOD On); 18 days, 4 hours (AOD Off)*
    • Charging
    • USB Type-C™ port; wireless charging**; Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0
    • Internal Memory
    • 128 GB (104 GB usable)***
    • microSD™
    • Supports card up to 2 TB (cards sold separately)
    • RAM
    • 6 GB
    • Hearing Aids
    • Rated for M4, T3
    • *
    • Actual time may vary depending on network connectivity and application use
    • **
    • Wireless charger sold separately
    • ***
    • Usable memory varies depending on software version and settings.


    • USB Type-C Cable (Quick Charge 3.0 Charger)*
    • Included
    • SIM Tray Opener*
    • Included
    • *
    • Included with phone.

What people are saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible Boombox sound I bought his phone during the pandemic it was $849 from LG or Best Buy B&H Electronics along with LG were running a special for $450 the phone was very much worth it it also came with the two-year warranty so I still have another year on the warranty I really like algae my first one was a LG G5 rs988 excellent phone I liked it a lot more than my Samsung S7
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a phone very nice a/v capabilities - deep sound, sharp display...some handy LG software features too such as double-tapping to lock screen. overall very happy so far - life's good
Date published: 2021-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great display and battery life. I purchased this on cyber Monday for my daughter. She loves it. Previously had the G7 ThinQ. This one is faster with more memmory.
Date published: 2021-03-22
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I am 56 and i Love my lg g6 unfortunately tech is advancing rapidly forcing this change. I want the same features cause of its ease of use and practical application. Please help my find an lg g8 thin unlocked w/o dual screen. I'm loyal to the brand.

Asked by: Deedande21
The LG G8 ThinQ™ | Unlocked, Model # LMG820QM7 has its own product detail page on our site and on that page is a "Where to Buy' button that you can click on to find retailers that are geographically near your area based on the IP address for your computer and online sites that sell the phone. The compatible LG Dual Screen™ is sold separately from select carriers, so you do not have to purchase it if you just want the phone...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2021-03-19

Hello, is this phone water-resistant ? Thank you !

Asked by: Jaybancha
Yes the lg g8 is water resistant per IP68.
Answered by: BadBrad69
Date published: 2020-10-15

A. Does it support Verizon? B. Can you remove Alexa? C. Does it have google side button?

Asked by: rosedog09
Yes, Verizon is a supported carrier. The Amazon Alexa application is pre installed and cannot be deleted. It does have a Google Assistant button on the side.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-09-24

Will it get android 10?

Asked by: rosedog09
Hello, we appreciate your desire to obtain the latest software and security updates. All updates must go through approval processes and are then issued by the carrier you are connected to. If a device is set to receive an update, it will be scheduled by the carrier once they are done with testing and approval. If you need any support, please feel free to give us a ring at 1-800-793-8896 or you can contact us on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook at @LGUSSupport.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-09-24

Is it internationally/globally unlocked ?

Asked by: LGirl
This unit is unlocked for use with carriers located in the US. It is not internationally unlocked.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-08-08

Can this phone be a prepaid phone through Carolina West wireless

Asked by: Aloc
This phone is an unlocked device and is listed as compatible with the following carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile. For all other carriers, please check with the carrier directly regarding compatibility. Carolina West Wireless is not listed as a compatible carrier.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-05-04

Does this LG G8 Thinq support the KNOCKON Feature? If it does not, what phones do? This is a feature that I have grown to love (like the headphone jack) and am not ready to move on. I still use my LG V20.

Asked by: JAnthony419
Yes, the LG G8 has the Knock On feature.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-09-19

When will the Amazon version of this phone get the Android 10 update?

Asked by: StillBill
Hello, we appreciate your desire to obtain the latest software and security updates. All updates must go through approval processes and are then issued by the carrier you are connected to. If a device is set to receive an update, it will be scheduled by the carrier once they are done with testing and approval. If you need any support, please feel free to give us a ring at 1-800-793-8896 or you can contact us on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook at @LGUSSupport.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-02-14
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