Salil43, 14 Nov 2020How does the lg g8x compare with Samsung s10 plus?G8x is better in terms of audio quality, less bloatware, dual display and multitasking power, Snapdragon 855 performance and temperature advantage over Exynos, battery life, etc.
S10+ must be better in additional (2x tele) camera availability, super slow motion (960 fps/32x mode, but G8x has 240 fps/8x anyways), 2GB more RAM, etc.
Front camera in my opinion is better in G8x, although its single camera, still. Rear are roughly equal in day, but in night S10+ must have advantage...
Although, S10 also has good audio quality, just that G8x is better in my opinion.
I've used G8x and S10 non plus. Based on that experience, I talk.
Salil43, 14 Nov 2020How is audio quality of g8x compared to lg v40? Is the speaker loud enough? I find the price o... moreBoth LG G8X and LG V40's QuadDAC are tuned by Meridian Audio. Meridian also tuned both their inbuilt speakers. I do not own a V40, but audio chip inside both phones are same, same audio tuning house so they should sound near identical through audio jack. So no improvements here. In G8X, we get stereo speakers, which is an improvement over bottom firing mono speaker of V40. To me G8X currently holds the benchmark in audio performance in smartphone domain. Period.
V40 had a QuadHD panel, while G8X have two FullHD panel with dual screen case. So you have to make choice between multitasking ability of G8X or raw pixel count of V40. Which ever way I look into G8X seems a better choice as I cannot find any visible difference between FullHD & QuadHD mobile displays.
LG with V40 rushed into improving the display quality over V30 trying to come one step closer to what Samsung offered. In doing so it sacrificed battery life and the hardware display driver IC of V40's OLED panel had un-usual power draw even on standby. A fact that to some extend was put forward by AnandTech. LG since had rectified this issue for their next gen of flagships like G8X. What I can say the G8X screen is flagship grade but Samsung flagships screens are still a notch better.
The current generation of LG flagships with Dual Screen Displays weighs a lot. The total combined weight of G8X is a hefty 326 grams. It feels very heavy in hand.
The price of G8X have fluctuated a lot in India. It was made available on Amazon India back in Dec, 2019 at INR 50K, then went up to INR 55K during COVID situation. Then during Oct, 2020 during Flipkart sale it was available at various prices as below:
16th Oct, 2020 -> INR 18K (with card discounts)
17th to 21st Oct, 2020 -> INR 20K (with card discounts)
3rd Nov, 2020 -> INR 25K (no card discounts)
12th Nov, 2020 -> INR 28K (no card discounts)
Now the current price has gone up to INR 40K. I don't know why LG is playing this pricing mind game with us.
RishiGuru, 12 Nov 2020The point I forgot to mention is I performed the battery charging speed test with the "Op... moreOk I did perform another battery charging test on my LG G8X, this time with 'Optimized Charging' turned off. This setting can be found on G8X under Battery settings option. LG states when this feature is enabled, it optimizes battery charging speed to reduce heat built up and thus prolong battery life. I found with 'Optimized Charging' turned off, G8X is just able to charge at 5% faster from 0 to 100%. Below are the results:
Optimized Charging Enabled: NO
0 to 16% -> 640 mAh -> 15 mins
0 to 25% -> 1000 mAh -> 25 mins
0 to 30% -> 1200 mAh -> 30 mins
0 to 45% -> 1800 mAh -> 45 mins
0 to 45% -> 1800 mAh -> 50 mins
0 to 50% -> 2000 mAh -> 51 mins
0 to 57% -> 2280 mAh -> 60 mins -> 1 hr
0 to 70% -> 2800 mAh -> 75 mins -> 1 hr 15 mins
0 to 75% -> 3000 mAh -> 81 mins -> 1 hr 21 mins
0 to 82% -> 3280 mAh -> 90 mins -> 1 hr 30 mins
0 to 80% -> 3200 mAh -> 87 mins -> 1 hr 27 mins
0 to 85% -> 3520 mAh -> 94 mins -> 1 hr 34 mins
0 to 90% -> 3600 mAh -> 100 mins -> 1 hr 40 mins
0 to 92% -> 3680 mAh -> 105 mins -> 1 hr 45 mins
0 to 95% -> 3800 mAh -> 111 mins -> 1 hr 51 mins
0 to 98% -> 3920 mAh -> 120 mins -> 2 hrs
0 to 100% -> 4000 mAh -> 125 mins -> 2 hrs 5 mins
Optimized Charging Enabled: YES
0 to 15% -> 600 mAh -> 15 mins
0 to 25% -> 1000 mAh -> 27 mins
0 to 28% -> 1120 mAh -> 30 mins
0 to 40% -> 1600 mAh -> 45 mins
0 to 45% -> 1800 mAh -> 50 mins
0 to 50% -> 2000 mAh -> 56 mins
0 to 53% -> 2120 mAh -> 60 mins -> 1 hr
0 to 65% -> 2600 mAh -> 75 mins -> 1 hr 15 mins
0 to 75% -> 3000 mAh -> 88 mins -> 1 hr 28 mins
0 to 77% -> 3080 mAh -> 90 mins -> 1 hr 30 mins
0 to 80% -> 3200 mAh -> 95 mins -> 1 hr 35 mins
0 to 85% -> 3520 mAh -> 102 mins -> 1 hr 42 mins
0 to 88% -> 3520 mAh -> 105 mins -> 1 hr 45 mins
0 to 90% -> 3600 mAh -> 109 mins -> 1 hr 49 mins
0 to 95% -> 3800 mAh -> 120 mins -> 2 hrs
0 to 100% -> 4000 mAh -> 132 mins -> 2 hrs 12 mins
No matter what I do, G8X will take more than 2 hours to go to 100% battery. However with such small difference, my advice will be to always keep the 'Optimized Charging' turned on so as to further prolong the battery life.
How does the lg g8x compare with Samsung s10 plus?
RishiGuru, 06 Nov 2020LG's Quad DAC is ESS ES9218P audio chip. In any LG marketing material if you find the use... moreHow is audio quality of g8x compared to lg v40? Is the speaker loud enough? I find the price of the phone have increased considerably from the first sale in Flipkart. Finally LG weakpoint have been always the display compared to Samsung and we do not have quad hd displays anymore. Also the weight of the device with dual display must be same of a small brick.
It's stupid that the US market won't get the 5g variant. A lot of people here would appreciate a 5g phone like that. Me included.
RishiGuru, 05 Nov 2020The label on the LG G8X retail box clearly states: Voltage, Wattage: AC 150-240V, 16.2 watts ... moreThe point I forgot to mention is I performed the battery charging speed test with the "Optimized charging" function set to ON. I forgot to mention this. This function can be found in settings under battery option. According to LG, the whole point of "Optimized charging" is to optimize battery charging speed to reduce heat built up and thus prolong battery life. I have a gut feeling if the disable this setting I will get much faster charging speeds. Though have to re-test it.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2020You can still get g8x on lg.com, with hdfc cashback.when will i get the cash back?
You can still get g8x on lg.com, with hdfc cashback.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2020Does this smartphone record videos with ois enabled??yes
Ahraz, 13 Oct 2020Just bear in mind about the cons that comes along with the phone like not regular or fast soft... moreFrom my experience, LG flagship devices gets two major Android version upgrades. LG G8X arrived with Android 9, so we will get Android 11 on this phone. The Android 11 update (with latest security patches) will arrive late compared to say Pixel & Nokia phones, maybe delayed to even Oct, 2021. But the software build will be rock solid no doubt. Don't expect any bi-monthly Android security patch updates on G8X.
My G8X got a software update as soon as I received the phone. Below is the change log:
1) Phone usability and functionality has been further improved
2) Version: V20e-OCT-05-2020
3) Size: 184.75 MB
Phone came installed with:
Software Version: V20d-IND-XX
Android Version: 10
Android security patch level: 01-Sep-2020
After the software upgrade:
Software Version: V20e-IND-XX
Android Version: 10
Android security patch level: 01-Sep-2020
Apart from this, there was also a new firmware update for the G8X dual screen. Hence there was two software updates in total.
Does this smartphone record videos with ois enabled??
Tucking Fypo, 22 Oct 2020i can prove that network connectivity is better with apps like network cell info. it has brill... moreExactly, call reception is great for me. Call reception quality & its strength on my LG G8X is as good as my LG V30+, Honor View 10 & Vivo NEX S. I don't understand what the fuss is all about.
Regarding the latest LG UX 9.0 over Android 10 used in G8X, I neither love or hate it. I like the different flavors of UI by different manufacturers and try to accommodate myself with their UI design approach & thought process. I never use any custom launchers in all my phones. In the end it is the UI which provides different user experiences with different phones and I kinda enjoy that.
Before BB sale total ratings are 64 now 32000
Alphaomegainfinity, 15 Oct 2020Snagged one at 248 USD ( 18240 INR) at Flipkart's Big Billion Day Sales. Phone went out o... moreYeah, I had one too on the same Flipkart (owned by Walmart) sale. On 16th Oct, dead midnight.
However my cart value was above INR 30,000 hence received the full 10% discount using card offer. Final price for me was absurdly low INR 17,998 [$245]. Super happy with the purchase.
Pank1432, 15 Oct 2020lg phones are only for ppl who knw them
My first phn was lg optimus one which lasted for 6yr ... moreI am inline with your views.
LG smartphones are not for people with half baked knowledge about phones. It is not for those who makes buying decision just by looking at spec sheet & latest Android version. And how fast the wall charger can charge at 10C rate to destroy the battery.
It is for those who admires built quality, longevity and overall user experience. Been using a pair of LG V30+ and very satisfied. On the other hand my pair of Nokia's with latest version of Android and security patch and bloat free OS and what not are the most unstable phones I ever had.
Need to be improve signal receiving quality
Network signal bad qwality
May be more practical than compatitars