Only tech enthusiasts users care about updates, most users don't even know what version have... and avg android users don't comment on forums also, so having complaints on gsm arena about LG not having updates is a fake positive since only tech user comment most of the time
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2021Completely agree with you. This phone has trash software. It was rumoured that it'll get ... moreAgreed. We are exposed to potential security threats. Think of those thousands who just bought the G8x in a festive sale.
Enoughwrongdoer08, 30 Mar 2021Sick and tired with LG continuing to ignore the Indian variant when it comes to security patch... moreCompletely agree with you. This phone has trash software. It was rumoured that it'll get Android 11, but that seems more unlikely day by day. Eveen my old OnePlus 6 is getting the latest security patches. Wake up LG India!!
Sick and tired with LG continuing to ignore the Indian variant when it comes to security patch updates. To not bother even with security patches which are supplied by Google is just piss take of the highest order. Bought it for official use and my company is about to disconnect my phone off the office network because it has had no patches for 6 months.
And with growing rumours of them exiting smartphone business soon, I don't hold any hope of receiving future updates. Amazing hardware but totally nonsense software support. Having to reluctantly sell it off and get a Samsung for better update cycle.
Phone connoisseurs ask for advice: LG G8S ThinQ or OnePlus 7T for the same price.
Abc, 05 Mar 2021mi 10t has ips lcd, not oled or amoled.Ok I was wrong I agree
Tech Stat Geek, 05 Mar 2021Why would you buy this it’s a waste just go for the Mi 10T Pro5G or just go for Samsung S20 FE... moreSure those might be good phones. But LG G8x is good in its own right. Dual screen, Quad DAC with HD recording, AMOLED, SD 855, IP68, SD, Solid Build, capable manual camera & manual video & much more. What else would anyone want for just 25k?
Why would you buy this it’s a waste just go for the Mi 10T Pro5G or just go for Samsung S20 FE 5G pls don’t buy this it’s waste Mi 10T Pro has a Snapdragon 865+ go for it not for this it even has 144hz sAMOLED screen
RishiGuru, 03 Mar 2021With a budget of around Rs. 5000, it is better to stick with In-Ear headphones. That two names... moreThank you so much for the suggestions. I'll consider and buy one of these...
Samath N8 808 owner, 03 Mar 2021Oh yes, I almost forgot about the 3.5mm jack. Reminds me, this was the reason I rejected these... moreWith a budget of around Rs. 5000, it is better to stick with In-Ear headphones. That two names that instantly comes in my mind are SoundMagic E50C & E80C. Both pairs very well with LG QuadDACs. E50C @ 51 ohms and E80C @ 64 ohms. So both triggers high impedance mode on G8X.
Regarding their sound signature, E50C right off the bat sounds more musical, energetic & euphoric of the two. Rich mids and excellent high frequency details. Bass does not over power.
E80C is more about accurate sound reproduction, more of a natural studio quality sound. You get just what the music director intended, nothing more, nothing less. E80C is less entertaining of the two but ranks higher in terms of audio fidelity over E50C. Bass is tight, instrument separation is unheard in its price segment, more details while being less musical and dead accurate.
In my ears G8X & E50C pairs great and sounds more musical & entertaining of the two. I enjoy this sound signature more. But if you want to use something for critical music listening sessions with a flavor for studio sound gun for E80C. In the end I like E50C with G8X and E80C with iQOO3.
They were retailing very cheap during Republic Day Sale, 2021 in TataCliq, so I bought both. I had E80C @ Rs 3,150, E50C @ Rs. 2,137 after card discounts. In my ears they reaped 200% of the their initial cost in terms of sound quality.
RishiGuru, 03 Mar 2021The first requirement of an audio centric smartphone is to have an 3.5mm audio jack, so that y... moreOh yes, I almost forgot about the 3.5mm jack. Reminds me, this was the reason I rejected these 2 phones in the first place..
You're right. As of now, just no reason exists that we bundle ourselves with a dongle compulsorily, we've IP68 ratings in phones with jacks, plus USB audio still works in all phones, for the rarest of cases we might need that exclusively too (for example, to review a dongle for youtube or so).
Thanks for the response.
Lastly, for my G8x, could you please suggest a good quality (high impedance, medium to big driver) headphone for acoustic/jazz/instrumental/classic/balanced (not so much into hiphop/bass) listening, available in India (online, I'm in a small city), around Rs. 5000 (extendable slightly for an awesome deal, if any)?
Samath N8 808 owner, 02 Mar 2021Of course, gaming on LG phones for now can be best described as, "a delightful experience... moreThe first requirement of an audio centric smartphone is to have an 3.5mm audio jack, so that you can connect your audiophile grade earphones/ headphones to listen to. Sadly iQOO5 & iQOO 7 does not have any. Secondly, these two phones were not launched in India, so have no first hand experience.
iQOO 3 which I own may be the last of the dying breed of flagships that came with an audio jack, a dedicated audio chip (AKM AK4377A) for superlative analog audio, Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage and a Samsung E3 Super AMOLED display with HDR 10+ certification. This phone is a multimedia & gaming monster.
Comparing my LG G8X & iQOO 3 in terms of analog audio quality, G8X is superior in every sense. It is unfair to compare an ESS audio chip in G8X with a cheaper AKM audio chip in iQOO. ESS & Cirrus Logic audio chips are at the very top in performance charts.
But still I found AK4377A audio tuning is done very well on iQOO 3 due to decades of experience Vivo has on this field and the sound signature is beautiful. Power wise G8X can pump 2 Vrms through audio jack but iQOO is no slough either at 1.5 Vrms. So earphones with above 60 ohms impedance drive easily on both.
As far as I can remember IQOO 5 Pro had a Cirrus Logic CS43131 chip inside, but without an audio jack it makes no sense to be me as I despise USB audio dongles.
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2021There'll be no issue if u (may take 1-2 hours:
Remove blootware (without root: adb+apps)... moreI myself did ADB cleaning on older my Redmi 2 Prime, but honestly, it can only debloat, it can't remove bugs from the incomplete OS itself.
But yes, it might do something about the busy OS.... 4GB out of 6GB occupied all the time, too much!