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)
    6 GB RAM
  • Storage
    128 GB (up to 104 GB usable)


  • 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
    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
    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
    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
  • EIS
    Capture sharp footage with less blur
    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
    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
    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)
    5.89 oz.
  • Dedicated Google Assistant Key
    IP68 Dust and Water Resistant*
  • Shock Resistant
    With MIL-STD-810G Testing**
    Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 (Front) & 6 (Rear) Protection
  • 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*
  • 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***
    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
  • Screen Sharing
    Wirelessly mirror device screen
    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)
    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)*
    SIM Tray Opener*
  • *
    Included with phone.

What people are saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features! Very fancy phone for me, I’m 70 and am ‘learning’. Do love some of the add ons and features. Once shown where and what to do there the set up seemed easy enough. Good bells and whistles. Much better phone than my old and smaller Samsung.
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy conversion and usage. I found it was quite easy to learn the features on the LG 8 since it was also an android such as my old Samsung. However, one feature that is a bit problematical. When moving over my contacts, I found a # of contacts "missing". I added those, saved them, etc. only to find they still were not in my contact list. Verizon rep. explained why....seems on this LG model, if you have two names with the SAME cell ph.#, to apparently save space, only one name and one # can be included in the contact list. Since my daugther has a her given name and stage name (as an example), I can only have one listing. Same with our dr., I prefer to have the ph.# under his full name and also just "Dr. Bill"..... This is so someone using my phone should I become incapacitated, will know where to look for either my daughter's #; her stage name #; likewise with our family dr. Just two examples. If you have a recommended solution, I would really appreciate a response.
Date published: 2020-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decided on LG Smartphone 2 months ago. Had prior and the LG ThinQ is even better! Glad I went with another LG!
Date published: 2020-02-20
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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: 2020-02-10

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: 2020-01-27

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: 2020-01-24

This phone seems to have low audio when connected via bluetooth when i am playing music or videos. Seems fine when connected through aux cable or headphones are jacked in but bluetooth definitely lower sound

Asked by: Boloc003
We hate to hear that you are having audio issues with your phone, but would love to be able to help. We would be happy to see what's going on. Drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSA/ so we can get more info and see what we can do. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-01-20

I'm due for a upgrade with t mobile and I would like to get the red lg g8.. But it's not available in my area.. Is there a way to receive that color if in order online

Asked by: Mike1978
Unfortunately, we do not have information regarding which retailers have certain color options available.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-01-20

Does this phone work on WIFI?

Asked by: almondeyes
Yes, this phone can connect to WiFi.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-01-13

I'm looing for a clip for this phone

Asked by: Steebo
Accessories may be found from your favorite mobile electronics retailers or online retailers such as eBay or Amazon.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-01-07

How do I find the flashlight mode on my LG G8 THIN Q phone

Asked by: Joescott
A flashlight application can be downloaded using the Google Play Store. If you are in need of guidance with using your mobile device, you can contact our Customer Support by any of the below options: Phone: 1-800-243-0000 LiveChat: https://www.lg.com/us/support/chatbot Email: https://www.lg.com/us/support/email-appointment Facebook Messenger: https://www.facebook.com/LGUSA/ Twitter: @LGUSSupport The LG Community Forum is also a great resource for getting help from other LG customers: https://lgcommunity.us.com/ ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-01-02
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