Abosayed, 26 Dec 2020How is the fingerprint and overall performance?I don't like in-display fingerprint scanners. They maybe are more technologically advanced but are still slow and have less accuracy than regular scanners.
Fingerprint Scanners: My experiences will be confined to what I own, and among them LG G8X have the worst fingerprint scanner. Vivo NEX S have the best accuracy and speed followed my Meizu 16th (Meizu 16 in China). G8X is last.
Design & Build Quality: Meizu 16th with its trademark symmetrical design philosophy and utter built quality. Nothing can rival Meizu when it comes to design and in hand feel of the phone, the phone just nestles in your palm. Next in NEX S followed by G8X.
Call Reception and Quality: NEX S. Period. NEX S have a very sophisticated LTE antenna system allowing to get best reception and call quality. Meizu and LG comes next.
Smoothness in UI: In day to day use, fluidity and smoothness, NEX S is the best followed by Meizu. G8X may appear sluggish sometimes.
Gaming: In pure performance terms G8X is the best in gaming for short periods of time as it is adorned with SD855. When it comes to extended gaming experience NEX S with SD845 is still the best as the thermal management is the best on the phone. It maintains stable frame-rates even during extended gaming sessions when G8X will start minor SoC throttling after some time. Meizu 16th is last as it comes with SD845 and have some throttling during extended gaming.
Audio Performance: NEX S & G8X have great audio through headphone jack. I will rate them equal. Meizu comes distant third and its audio performance is more or less equal to LG G8S.
Speaker performance: G8X & 16th stereo speakers are on a league of its own. Vivo is third but its single speaker is very loud.
Innovative: G8X with its Dual Screen Case allowing for unlimited multitasking is the winner. Next is NEX S.
Battery: NEX S & G8X have equal battery capacity, but even when not using the dual screen case G8X have less battery backup than NEX S. Meizu is the last and typically a one day phone.
Charging: NEX S followed by 16th followed by G8X.
Performance per dollar: I bought NEX S @ $285, G8X @ $245 and 16th @ $240. So in this case G8X is on top followed by Meizu. NEX S is the most expensive of the lot.
Overall Rating: Considering the price of G8X makes it to the top of my list very closely followed by NEX S. Meizu comes last.
Bohana, 21 Dec 2020I got this phone fir around 250 bucks and I've to say this thing is superb
1. s... moreI got mine at $245 brand new with the Dual Screen case slapped in. At this price, the LG G8X is a no brainier. In my country it is the best phone available in the $400 price segment.
For that price we get last years flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128 GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, premium flagship grade metal glass sandwich design, often overlooked proper USB Type-C 3.1 implementation with awesome transfer speeds, primary rear camera module with OIS, stereo speakers, LG famous QuadDAC implementation with 3.5 mm audio jack, memory card expansion slot..... and finally the actual Dual Screen case providing unheard multitasking in a smartphone.
No Xiaomi, Redmi, Mi, Poco, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, Realme, IQOO, Huawei, Honor can provide this much hardware at this price. I just hope LG keeps pouring in such drop dead offers each year. :)
I got this phone fir around 250 bucks and I've to say this thing is superb
1. second displsy's colour temperature is slightly different
2. It's a bit heavy
3. Battery is a concern while using dual display
Tucking Fypo, 08 Dec 2020as much as i hate to say it but i think LG will also move towards that remove all ports, no ch... moreI too share the same feelings. With the current reshuffle of LG Mobile's top management their direction and priorities have changed.
1) LG will mainly concentrate on experimental concepts like LG Wing. New concepts requires a lot of energy and manpower so the development team from Korea mainly responsible for LG flagships like G & V series phones will now concentrate on experimental concept phones and a traditional top-tier V series 5G phone. V series will have QuadDACs but without any audio tuning houses to save cost. Take the latest V60 as an example.
2) The experimental phones will be for marketing reasons, generating hype, drawing consumer attention and grabbing head lines. From a strategic business perspective this type of products are very important in the product portfolio. Just think of Samsung Galaxy Fold and how they can sell the phone in huge quantities with such an exuberant high price with fat profit margins.
3) From low to mid-tier products upto Velvet, LG will now outsource from Chinese ODMs to save in-house development cost. Bad news. Expect no QuadDACs here.
4) Under previous management if you look at LG G6, G7, G8, G8X, V30, V35, V40, V50 they all look very similar. Same industrial no nonsense design but with little design flair or snazzy looks. BTW I love the design & looks of my V30+ & G8X. Under new management its all about design. Just look at Velvet & Wing. When you splurge more money and effort on design, something has to give. Out goes QuadDAC and audio tuning houses like Meridian Audio & B&O.
5) Lets be realistic, the highest selling flagships in the world gives a damn to audio jack and its audio quality. So why should we expect it from LG? They are out in the market to make money, not to satisfy the tiny group of audio enthusiasts like us. So audio jacks saying goodbye on LG phones are a high probability.
I say all this with a heavy heart as a audio lover. I hope LG continues the old trend of QuadDACs & collaboration with audio tuning houses in their future flagships.
the AOD is greenish in color rather than gray or black and white. while preview it shows gray but when applied it turns into green... I guess this is because of the in display finger print animation (which is green). A minor software bug. anyway we can put a dual screen case to get rid of greenish AOD. until LG solves this with an update.. hopefully...
RishiGuru, 01 Dec 2020In my humble opinion, audio tuning houses like B&O or Meridian Audio do make a difference ... moreas much as i hate to say it but i think LG will also move towards that remove all ports, no charger in box business model. i hope i am wrong.
one rich bully can ruin an entire industry.
Help mee, 07 Dec 2020I bought this in the big billion day sale and brought it to oman and the oman sim doesn't... morefirst you should have put the sim card of the country where you bought it from. i am not 100% sure but samsung does this or used to do it. first you put X country's sim if you bought the device in country X and then you can mostly use any sim from any country. i think that the case with LG too.
I bought this in the big billion day sale and brought it to oman and the oman sim doesn't work it shows network locked
Bro first you have move to nearest service center and change the battery as you have warrenty
HiFi97, 30 Nov 2020There were some in-house tuned phones released along the B&O and Meridian ones. Who knows,... moreIn my humble opinion, audio tuning houses like B&O or Meridian Audio do make a difference tuning LG's QuadDAC. Their vast experience in this field helps them to EQ a sound signature which aurally is more musical in my years. Dry, clinically accurate sound signature devoid of any soul is good for studio monitoring but not for enjoying music. This holds true for me at a subjective standpoint. Others may vary. LG previously collaborated with such renowned audio houses for marketing reasons and to give their owners the signature sound of these audio houses.
However these collaboration costs LG money, which they are no more ready to spend. LG will keep SD card slot, headphone jack and Quad DAC but this will be limited to one model per year. For your reference under previous LG management we got three QuadDAC models in 2019, namely LG G8, V50 & G8X. In 2020 we only have V60 available on few geographical location only.
RishiGuru, 28 Nov 2020I initially thought downgrading to Android 9 on my LG G8X, as native DSD playback is important... moreThere were some in-house tuned phones released along the B&O and Meridian ones. Who knows, maybe the next flagships would surprise us...
But I really hope they still keep the SD card slot, headphone jack and Quad DAC. These are the things that differentiate LG's flagships from the others.
Samath N8 808 owner, 28 Nov 2020As of now, no, because most of my collection is composed of lossy files, and lossless (.flac) ... moreI initially thought downgrading to Android 9 on my LG G8X, as native DSD playback is important for me. But then changed my mind as LG's Dual Screen concept is in its infancy with so many rough edges. Every software/ firmware update brings significant improvements in overall software experience & intuitiveness on G8X. Over 2 years time when this concept gets matured we can skip Android version upgrades as the delta of overall improvement will be much less.
Secondly, I already have the LG V30+ & Vivo NEX S which fulfill my DSD needs. Also DSD collections are always limited in comparison to PCM due to less availability. I confess my collection is 90% PCM (FLAC, WAV, APE) & 10% DSD. So the G8X takes care of that 90%. Finally as you said I too am not proficient in flashing roms & downgrading software stuff. Just does not have the time to dig and do that kind of stuff.
I am really worried about the current trend of omitting headphone jack on flagship phones. The trend is to push customers to buy TWS by manufacturers. It is no secret TWS is a multi billion dollar industry and every manufacturer wants to take a piece of it. Vivo have already given up on audio jack and LG is slowly loosing interest on audio.
If you look at LG's latest V60, it has the QuadDAC and that's it. No audio tuning house involved like Meridian Audio or B&O, MQA support is gone and from Android 10 onward no native DSD playback support in the software layer. So under the new management LG is gradually reducing their effort and investment on the audio part of their flagships.
tanvir, 22 Nov 2020dose lg g8x have a fm radio?The India version of G8x does NOT have FM radio.
I even installed 2 versions of the LG's FM app, which install & start ok, ask for headphone for FM and after I insert headphone... nothing happens.
Its most probably firmware blocked, I think..
RishiGuru, 27 Nov 2020Are you thinking of downgrading the G8X from Android 10 to Android 9 for native DSD playback?As of now, no, because most of my collection is composed of lossy files, and lossless (.flac) only.
I don't have a single DSD file yet and don't know where to download them legally.
Besides, I'm not too proficient in downgrading the firmware.
Alphaomegainfinity, 15 Oct 2020Snagged one at 248 USD ( 18240 INR) at Flipkart's Big Billion Day Sales. Phone went out o... moreI have observed when I try to do wireless file transfer between phones using some sort of file sharing apps like Google Files, the LG G8X will automatically switch off. I need to turn on the phone again. I know with such big file transfers of over 2 GB size, the modems do heat up. I just wonder if the heat sensor is wrongly calibrated over there and as it is sensing heat, to save itself it is switching off. A lot of people over here are complaining of the same issue.
Samath N8 808 owner, 21 Nov 2020G8x is better in terms of audio quality, less bloatware, dual display and multitasking power, ... moreAre you thinking of downgrading the G8X from Android 10 to Android 9 for native DSD playback?
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2020Replaced my g6 with g8x. Found g8x quad DAC tuning by meridian is more like electric guitar an... moreThanks for your in-depth subjective comparison.
If I am not wrong:
B&O tuned: LG G5 (HiFi Module), G6, V30/V30+
Meridian Audio tuned: LG V40, G8, V50, V50S/G8X
LG tuned: LG V35, G7/G7+, V60
Audio tuning houses have their own preferences and hence a huge difference in sound signature between G6 & G8X. It is upto own personal preferences and type of music you listen. I own a LG V30+, Vivo NEX S & G8X and love the sound of each.
i want this phone. where to order online?? the ebw version??? any idea guys?? not available even at ebay or aliexpres