The G8X ThinQ by LG is probably the most innovative and different phone the company has launched in a while. The phone has an accessory pack in which there are several utilities and a detachable display! Both the displays are AMOLED and can be enclosed with the help of a wallet-style flip case.
With the launch of Samsung Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr, we can say that foldable phones will be the next big thing after all these bezel-less displays fiasco. This phone by LG is very much affordable if compared to other smartphones that provide a foldable screen. You can purchase the G8X ThinQ for $600 with all of its accessories which is a bargain if compared to Galaxy Fold that costs almost $1,980.
As this phone has two detachable OLED displays in a case form-factor, multitasking is a breeze on this one. One more benefit is that as there are no folds in the display you can say Goodbye to the crease issues and any potential breaking in the mechanism of the smartphone.
Comparing it with the G8, the LG G8X ThinQ still sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SOC but with the absence of G8’s sensor array which lets you control the device by motion gestures or even unlock your phone by scanning your phone. The only benefit that this sensor absence has caused is the slimming of the camera notch on the display. Talking about the display, it is now a bit bigger sizing up to 6.4-inches.
Going towards the camera, it has a 32 Megapixel front camera for selfies and on the rear side, it has a dual-camera sensor that includes a 12 Megapixel primary sensor and a 13 Megapixel sensor for Ultra-wide angle shots. Talking about the battery, it has a 4000 mAh battery and there is nothing skeptical about it.
The G8x has an IP68 water/dust resistance rating and it also has support for wireless charging and a headphone jack. You can also use quad DAC with your wired headsets on the LG G8X thinQ. Well, these are the only good things we can say for this device as it has nothing special or intriguing about it.
The UI on this thing is not well optimized or great it just gets the job done and it is just a bang average flagship phone. Just by its raw looks, you can see that the company has not given much thought to the design of this thing.
One of the things that made this device cut-and-dried is the weakness of its haptic engine. The haptic feedback or vibrations have been a crucial part of the LG devices for so long, yes they didn’t have any software with mad features or over the top camera performance but still, the haptic engine was a thing for which LG was appreciated. The new G8X does come up short on its haptic engine that made this phone bang average for us.
LG has failed to deliver any ground-breaking features or a better UI experience with their devices and because of that, there is a high chance that you haven’t used an LG phone ever in your life. LG which is a South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation has launched many devices including V40, G8, and G7 but none of them made a significant impact on the smartphone industry.
With their rivalry with Samsung, the company has been in a downward trajectory for a long time. So much so, that they quit manufacturing phones in their home town of South Korea.