In a world in which Samsung, Huawei and Apple dominate a large part of the mobile phone market, LG continues to launch cell phones. And although they often go unnoticed, they usually include good functions and, in general, good performance. A sample of them is the, which unfortunately came to this world to compete with two powerful cell phones: the and the — a
So what you will read next is my personal experience with this cell phone after using it for 15 continuous days.
My first impression: a beautiful, but slippery design
When I had the LG G8 ThinQ in my hands, I noticed once that it was a bright cell phone, and with a very clean glass case that turned out to be very slippery. If you put it on the table, it will slip until it falls to the floor this happened to me about 10 or 12 times and no, it was not careless, simply the material with which it was manufactured makes the cell come to life.
To this I must add that in the positive part, after so many falls on the carpet, although also on the asphalt, the phone showed that it is very resistant, because it did not break any of the times, although the top part suffered an occasional scratch . On one of the occasions I slipped from my pocket when I was at the cinema watching Avengers: Endgame, and in another when I was in the subway, I got out of hand for trying to have several things at once.
Urban Armor, a manufacturer of sports accessories and covers, sent me a case that costs US $ 29.95 and has a design capable of resisting impacts that I started using after doing my first tests, and although it makes the phone feel a little more great in your hands, if you are one of those who are afraid of breaking your cell phone, you will surely appreciate it
Besides that, the phone is easy to handle with one hand; Its 6.1-inch screen looks pretty good, although sometimes its automatic brightness is reduced too much, which makes you see nothing when you're in the sun. I had to go to manual brightness, and everything perfect.
- The good: The cell phone is beautiful, its screen is large and with few bezels.
- The bad: It's slippery, so you shouldn't leave the store without a case.
What's new: the LG G8 ThinQ reads your veins
In recent months, manufacturers have decided to incorporate a fingerprint sensor on the screen, and have relegated a front camera with enough technology to make your facial recognition safe. This is not the case of LG, which has included a fingerprint sensor on the back and a front camera with a TOF sensor, which allows 3D facial recognition, and that adds another function: to read your hand or, rather, The veins of your hand.
With the name of Hand ID, the company wants you to unlock your cell phone with this method, which allows you to put your hand in front of the camera to do such a thing. In my tests this option has not been very useful, you have to be at a distance to work, and although it seems somewhat futuristic, you can also use your hand as Mr. Strange Avengers: Endgame to open applications
Particularly I do not consider this option to be the best of this cell phone, it is not easy to use, and it also requires that you stop to use this function. So if this seemed attractive to you, it's not that bad.
- The good: Your TOF front camera can make 3D facial unlocking safe.
- The bad: Hand ID does not work quite well, so this is not a reason to buy this cell phone.
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Cameras: video improvements and good photos
In my opinion, one of the main features that a cell phone should have is a good camera. That of this LG cell phone is not a triple camera, although that is not so important either. What did you think of your photographs?
Well, the LG G8 ThinQ makes beautiful photos, although its colors are not as bright as the ones you can find in the S10 or the P30 Pro. That in part could be because the AI Cam or camera with Artificial Intelligence does not force so much the colors to make them look fake, something we sometimes get with Huawei phones and nothing happens, because many users love it.
It was very difficult for me to take photos with a blurred background when there was a lot of sun, because the lenses were not able to determine the object or subject well, but the result when it was available was quite good. The cell phone includes different lighting modes through the camera app and the blurred background of the portraits can be modified after you have tried the photo. Our night photos, by the way, when applying AI, were even better than those of the Galaxy S10,
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The front camera gives a very good result thanks to the Z Camera with the TOF sensor, one of the great attributes of this cell phone. It includes the same options as the main double chamber, and the result is positive.
If we talk about video recording, I liked the LG G8 ThinQ, and I think it has the potential to be a dedicated cell phone for youtubers or people who need a camera to make semi-professional videos. On the one hand we find technology to reduce instability, and on the other the ability to record with blurred background.
The LG G8 ThinQ is capable of recording a better blurry background than the Huawei P30 Pro, although neither of the two technologies is perfect yet. However, LG's cell phone has more attributes: manual video and video cinema with effects, to which we must add SlowMotion with music and video according to the AI.
- The good: Your video camera offers great attributes. Your camera is good, but not the best.
- The bad: The blurred background effect in videos is not perfect, and you should not consider this phone just for this option.
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My daily use and conclusions
Using it without a cover, I realized that it is a danger to place the LG G8 ThinQ on any surface. So much so, that my companions even pick up the cell phone from the ground when they, autonomously, decide to commit suicide.
Leaving this detail aside, in general the battery managed to last me a whole day without problems. Something interesting is that the LG interface is very different from that of most cell phones I had tried. It is not like that offar from the S10.
I find that this interface has many animations that are not necessary and that sometimes confuse or slow down the process. This cell phone has the same processor of the Galaxy S10, the Snapdragon 855, so the phone is fluid in general, without major inconveniences.
Something I could enjoy was the good cell phone audio. On the one hand it has a port for headphones, and on the other it has Quad Dac technology, which allows you to enjoy high fidelity sound through your headphones, and this is noticeable since the first time I heard a song with the phone.
This cell phone is sold with some operators and stores in the United States for less than US $ 700, so if we compare it as the S10 or the P30 Pro, it certainly seems a more reasoned purchase idea. Everything depends on your interests, but this is undoubtedly a good phone to enjoy if you decide to buy it.
LG G8 ThinQ
The LG G8 ThinQ is an excellent cell phone that can stay behind cell phones like the Galaxy S10, but since it can be bought for less than US $ 650, it is a cell phone that you should not ignore.
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