LG G8s ThinQ Specifications, Tests and Review

6.21", 2248 x 1080
Front Camera
8 Megapixel
Main Camera
12 Megapixel
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
128 GB
6 GB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
3550 mAh

Complete technical specifications, details, expert ratings and review of LG G8s ThinQ. Find out how your chosen phone stacks up against the competition and whether it's the one that best meets your expectations with the phone comparison feature.

Product Type Smartphone
Form Factor Touch
Height 155.3 mm Better than 78 % of phones rated.
Width 76.6 mm Better than 89 % of phones rated.
Depth 7.99 mm Better than 84 % of phones rated.
Weight 181 g Worse than 79 % of phones rated.
Body Colour Mirror black
Waterproof (Water-resistant) -
IP rating IP68
SAR Value 0.482 W/kg (head), 1.587 W/kg (body)
Connector Type Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
USB Type-C
SIM Card Type (Size) Nano SIM
SIM Card Qty Single-SIM

The LG G8s ThinQ has a height of 155.3 mm, a width of 76.6 mm and a thickness of 7.99 mm. The weight of the phone is 181 g.

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Display Type OLED display
Screen Size (Display Size) 6.21" Better than 81 % of phones rated.
Screen Resolution (Display Resolution) 2248 x 1080 pixels Better than 81 % of phones rated.
Display Format Full HD+
Pixel Density 401 ppi Better than 50 % of phones rated.
Aspect Ratio 18.7:9
HDR Yes Better than 91 % of phones rated.
Display Features Always-on display, FullVision display, Comfort View, Palm Rejection
Display Protection (Screen Protector) Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (scratch resistant glass)

The screen size reaches 6.21" inches. With a large display, phone offers a great experience for watching videos, playing games and reading. The best phones today are 6.5'' or more. They have the advantage of a large display area that allows you to see more content than with conventional display sizes. Owing to OLED technology, the display offers a true representation of colours, especially black. The resulting contrast is significantly higher and colours appear more vivid. OLED technology is now part of most smartphones, while LCD displays are becoming a thing of the past in mobile phones. OLED displays also have lower power consumption compared to LCD technology.

Display Resolution of LG G8s ThinQ is 2248 x 1080 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px. Display´s pixel density is 401 ppi and represents another significant factor affecting image sharpness besides resolution. The higher the value, the sharper the image. Average value is currently about 350-400 ppi, which guarantees a fine and sufficiently sharp image. Finest modern phone displays reach 450 ppi and above.

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Processor Type (CPU) Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Clock Speed 2.84 GHz Better than 97 % of phones rated.
Processor Core Qty 8-core Better than 99 % of phones rated.
64-bit Architecture Yes Better than 82 % of phones rated.

LG G8s ThinQ is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The number of processor cores is 8. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. The processor frequency indicates how many instructions phone can process in 1 second. The higher the frequency, the better the performance. Standard processor frequency range today is between 1.8 GHz and 2.8 GHz. LG G8s ThinQ reaches the frequency of 2.84 GHz.

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RAM 6 GB Better than 85 % of phones rated.
Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity) 128 GB Better than 90 % of phones rated.
Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory) microSDHC, microSDXC - up to 2 TB

The phone´s internal memory capacity is 128 GB. The size of the internal storage determines e.g., how many photos, songs, movies, or applications you can store on your phone. For everyday use and storing photos, songs or movies, this medium-sized internal storage is ideal. The advantage is also a lower price of phones equipped with this storage capacity. Best phones today range from 256 GB to 1 TB. That size is suitable for the most demanding users who shoot a lot of high-resolution photos or videos in 4K. Nevertheless, you'll have to pay extra for these higher capacities. Luckily, most smartphone manufacturers nowadays offer models with different memory sizes to suit every user.

An additional option to increase the storage capacity of this model is to insert a memory card.

RAM memory of the LG G8s ThinQ is 6 GB. Most powerful phones currently have an operating memory of 12 GB or more, which is especially useful for demanding users such as gaming enthusiasts. Normally, phones nowadays have 6 to 8 GB of RAM, which means that the phone can easily handle normal operation and more demanding applications. Operating memory of less than 4 GB is found in lower-end phones or older models, and they are suitable for low-end users who don't use demanding applications and have the phone more for basic use.

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Number of Main Cameras 3
Sensor Resolution 12 Megapixel Better than 62 % of phones rated.
Lens Aperture F/1.8 Better than 80 % of phones rated.
Field of View (FoV) 78 degree(s)
Pixel Size 1.4 μm Better than 80 % of phones rated.
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Special Effects Portrait, HDR, Film effect, Cine Effect, Studio, Cine Shot
Camera Modes Panorama, Time-lapse mode, Slow motion mode, manual mode, Auto mode, Food mode, 360 Panorama mode, Cine Video Mode, AR Emoji, Flash Jump-Cut, Night view
Light Source LED light
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (4K) at 60 fps
Camera Features (Functions) Live Photo, Spotlight, Optical Image Stabiliser plus (OIS+), Dual Phase Detect Auto-Focus (PDAF), Steady Record 2.0, Wind Noise Filter, Point zoom, AR sticker, HDR10 video recording, AI Composition, My Avatar
Sensor Resolution (2nd Camera) 13 Megapixel Better than 86 % of phones rated.
Lens Type (2nd Camera) Super wide-angle lens
Lens Aperture (2nd Camera) F/2.4 Worse than 63 % of phones rated.
Field of View (2nd Camera) 136 degree(s) Better than 99 % of phones rated.
Pixel Size (2nd Camera) 1 μm
Sensor Resolution (3rd Camera) 12 Megapixel Better than 89 % of phones rated.
Lens Type (3rd Camera) Telephoto lens
Lens Aperture (3rd Camera) F/2.6 Worse than 88 % of phones rated.
Field of View (3rd Camera) 48 degree(s)
Pixel Size (3rd Camera) 1 μm
Optical Zoom 2x
Number of Front Cameras 2
Sensor Resolution (Front) 8 Megapixel Better than 68 % of phones rated.
Lens Type (Front) Wide-angle lens
Lens Aperture (Front) F/1.9 Better than 96 % of phones rated.
Field of View (Front) 80 degree(s) Better than 58 % of phones rated.
Pixel Size (Front) 1.12 μm Better than 72 % of phones rated.
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Special Effects (Front) Portrait, HDR, Beauty Shot, Film effect, Cine Shot, Makeup PRO
Camera Modes (Front) Gesture Shot, Gesture Interval Shot, Auto Shot, AR Emoji, Flash Jump-Cut, Story Shot
Light Source (Front) Flash
Video Resolutions (Front) 3840 x 2160 (4K) at 60 fps
Camera Features (Front) Gesture View, AR sticker, My Avatar, Z Camera, Dual Phase Detect Auto-Focus (PDAF)
Sensor Resolution (2nd Front) 0.03 Megapixel Worse than 98 % of phones rated.
Lens Aperture (2nd Front) F/1.4 Better than 99 % of phones rated.
Field of View (2nd Front) 80 degree(s)
Pixel Size (2nd Front) 14 μm Better than 99 % of phones rated.
Camera Functions (2nd Front) TOF camera

The rear camera of the LG G8s ThinQ is equipped with 3 lenses, with each lens having a different role in taking pictures. Most common lens you'll see on smartphones is a wide-angle lens, telephoto lens or macro lens. A wide-angle lens is mainly used to capture landscapes and other spatially larger compositions where a wide field of view is needed. A telephoto lens is designed for photographing subjects at a distance and often has an optical zoom. A macro lens is ideal for close-ups and small objects. The resolution of the main lens is 12 Megapixel. Higher resolution does not necessarily mean super high quality photos. Furthermore, it depends on the pixel size but also on other important factors. Pixel size is typically around 0.8-1.8 μm in better mobile phones. The higher the value, the better the quality of the resulting photo should be. In the case of main lens, the pixel size reaches 1.4 μm. The aperture of main lens reaches F/1.8 value. The best phones have a lens with an aperture of up to F/1.5, where more light can pass through sensor and photos will be of a high quality even in low light conditions. However, lenses with apertures around F/1.8 to F/2.2 are the most common. The lower the number after the slash, the better the photo quality.

Second camera
The second lens of rear camera is designed as Super wide-angle lens. The field of view of second lens reaches 136 degree(s). The resolution reaches size of 13 Megapixel. Pixel size in this case is 1 μm. Furthermore, the second lens is equipped with aperture of F/2.4.

Third camera
Lens number three represents the Telephoto lens. The lens achieves a field of view of up to 48 degree(s). The resolution of third lens is then 12 Megapixel. The pixel size that significantly affects quality of photo is 1 μm. Last but not least, third lens is equipped with a lens aperture of F/2.6.

Front camera
The front camera of LG G8s ThinQ is equipped with 2 lenses, with each lens having a different function when taking pictures. The main front lens is designed as a Wide-angle lens. The resolution of front lens reaches 8 Megapixel. Again, it should be noted that resolution is only one of several other significant factors that affect resulting quality of a photo. The pixel size itself is 1.12 μm. The main lens is also equipped with aperture of F/1.9. As for the field of view of main lens of front camera, it reaches 80 degree(s).

Second front camera
You won't see a second front lens on most smartphones yet. Having more than one front lens in LG G8s ThinQ is thus rather exceptional in world of phones. The resolution of second front lens reaches 0.03 Megapixel. The lens aperture is designed to F/1.4.

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Battery Capacity (Battery Size) 3550 mAh Better than 78 % of phones rated.
Fast Charging Technology Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Better than 86 % of phones rated.
Wireless Charging Yes Better than 91 % of phones rated.
Standby Time 150 hours Worse than 93 % of phones rated.
Talk Time 600 minutes Better than 55 % of phones rated.
Run Time Details Talk: up to 600 min
Standby: up to 150 hrs
Battery Technology Lithium Ion

The battery size of LG G8s ThinQ is 3550 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.

Standby time is 150 hours and it expresses the maximum time your phone can last on a single charge when you are not actively using it. Talk time, or we can say battery life when making calls, then indicates amount of time your phone will last from a full charge if you are constantly on a call. LG G8s ThinQ is provided with a talk time about 600 minutes. Today, wireless charging feature is popular and appreciated by many users. You don't have to worry about your phone overheating, and it's also practical in that you don't wear out your phone's connector unnecessarily. The fast charging function will also please many people. Owing to fast charging, phone charges up to several times faster, which you will appreciate, for example, on the go.

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Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Mobile Broadband Generation 4G Better than 88 % of phones rated.
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie
Intelligent Assistant Google Assistant
Navigation GPS

LG G8s ThinQ supports 4G. 5G connectivity, which is slowly replacing standard 4G connectivity, is still more the preserve of the latest phones. The operating system in this case is Android 9.0 Pie.

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Data Transmission GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
2G Band 850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
NFC Yes Better than 66 % of phones rated.
Messaging Services SMS, MMS

Fans of modern technology will appreciate NFC function, which allows, among other things, contactless mobile phone payments, but also finds other uses in connectivity, such as unlocking the door or loading the menu in restaurant using the NFC tag. Basic connectivity standards also include Bluetooth 5.0, making it easy to communicate wirelessly with other devices such as headphones, tablets, speakers and smartwatches.

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Supported Digital Audio Standards WMA, AAC, PCM, MP3, FLAC, AAC +, eAAC+, OPUS, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, Vorbis
Sound Enhancements DTS: X 3D Surround Sound
Phone Functions Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, flight mode, voice dialing, vibrating alert
Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, barometer, gyro sensor
Security Devices Face recognition, fingerprint reader, hand vein recognition
Security Technology 3D Face unlock
Additional Phone Features Android Beam, Wi-Fi Miracast, HD Voice, Multi Window, QuickMemo+ function, Mini View function, Smart Cleaning, MirrorLink support, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, HD audio recorder, Hi-Fi Audio Recorder, LG Health, Shortcut Keys, Battery Saver, Knock Code, Capture+, Heat Pipe, Floating Bar, Google Lens, Google Assistant Key, Google Smart Lock, Emotional Haptic function, RAM (Receiver as Mic) function, AI Cam, Air Motion
Included Accessories Headset, power adapter, SIM card removal tool, USB-C cable
Compliant Standards MIL-STD 810G, IP68, HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible)

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