LG G8X ThinQ review

Want a fold phone, but without the expense or the risk of the hinge breaking? The LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen could be the answer

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Digital Camera World Verdict

The LG G8X ThinQ is an unusual phone at a mostly sensible price. The interest comes from the parts tacked onto it rather than the core, like the clunky but unusual Dual Screen case, the focus on wired audio and the ASMR mic mode. Those after the best basics for the least money should check out OnePlus and Xiaomi’s alternatives. But LG at least adds something different, even if the phone itself looks familiar.


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    High-quality primary sensor

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    LG Dual Screen has several photography functions

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    Price is lower than the biggest names


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    LG Dual Screen is large and clunky

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    No zoom camera

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    Camera low-light and processing don’t quite match the best

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The LG G8X ThinQ is one of LG’s top phones for 2019/2020, but it doesn’t aim for quite the same audience as the Google Pixel 4 XL or iPhone 11 Pro

It is a little more affordable at $699 with LG’s unusual Dual Screen accessory. This is a case with a second (and third) display, and turns the LG G8X ThinQ into a slightly clumsy alternative to the  Samsung Galaxy Fold. It’s also cheaper than the LG V50 ThinQ, also available with Dual Screen. 

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Andrew Williams

Andrew is a freelance technology writer specializing in mobile phones. You can find his articles on Wired, Techradar, Digital Spy, Mashable, Stuff and, of course, Digital Camera World.