LG G8 ThinQ™ | LRA
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  • 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
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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.”
A trademark of Ziff Davic, L.L.C. Used under license. Reprinted with permission. © 2019 Ziff Davis, L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.
*Screen Images Simulated Throughout.
*Usable memory varies depending on software version and settings.
*No deductibles, no premiums, no shipping charges. Replacement device will be in new or refurbished condition. Terms and conditions apply. Registration required


  • Screen Size
    6.1 inches
    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 Easy to manage I've had my phone for 2 months. Overall I'm very happy with it. The only problem tjat jas not been fixed, tried several things, is I receive duplicate text messages. Otherwise the phone is great.
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this phone! The G8 has the best battery life ever for any phone I have had previously. I just charge it up overnight and it lasts way over 16 hours.
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features! I bought it today. Only downside is that instagram is not combatible yet, but still is a good looking phone.
Date published: 2019-07-13
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How many contacts can I add when doing group messaging?

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This is dependent upon your carrier. There are many 3rd party messaging applications available for download via the Google Play Store that also have different limitations for group messaging. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-07-03

Does it have wireless charging?

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