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Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£20
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£20
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£24
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£24
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£24
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£24
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£28
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£28
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£28
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
G8S ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£28
per month
FREE
upfront cost

About G8S ThinQ - Review, Specs + more

LG presents its latest model that sits well within the the premium-price segment - the G8S ThinQ - at least, that is what it's called in the UK (elsewhere in Europe just the "G8S"). 

And with it there are a number of new features, i.e. for the first time you can take selfies, portraits and videos with the popular bokeh effect as standard... In addition, this premium-tier smartphone boasts a number of clever security features and superquick  performance.

So is it worth getting an G8S ThinQ on pay monthly/contract? Let's find out...

Selfie cameras with depth sensor

The fact that main cameras are equipped with a time-of-flight sensor is nothing new in the world of premium smartphones. In the LG G8S, however, not only does the triple main camera work great, but also you now have the 8 megapixel front camera with a ToF sensor too. By creating a depth profile of the entire image field, you can now take selfies with that much-vaulted bokeh effect popular on Instragram (and arguably close to being done to death).

A practical side effect of the so-called Z-Camera setup as LG are calling it, is thanks to the depth measurement, the smartphone can be unlocked both by face recognition OR by your palm - to do this you simply hold the open palm at a distance of about 10 cm in front of the front camera. If you prefer to unlock your phone conventionally, don't worry you can still use the fingerprint sensor on the back as well as the usual code/pin methods. 

So back to teh camera:  in other words the front camera also makes something practically impossible until now - important smartphone functions can now be controlled by hand gestures without touching the screen. Privacy concerns aside, it's a great feature and I'm sure we'll see it rolled out onto other models by other brands.

Triple cameras for bokeh videos

The main camera on the back consists of 3 camera modules and a ToF sensor, as mentioned above... The super wide-angle boasts 13 megapixels and captures an angle of view of 136 °. The 12-megapixel standard optics are 78 °. Added to this is a 2-fold optical telephoto zoom, which also resolves 12 megapixels and captures an angle of 48 ° with the longest focal length.

What else is new?  Well, it's not just your selfies that benefit from the integrated ToF sensor: for the first time you can also film Hollywood-style movies with a blurred background effect. According to this review, the main camera has several weaknesses, as noticeable most at twilight and even sometimes in daylight there is quite visible noise. The front camera performs better in comparison we found.

The G8S ThinQ can also record videos in up to 4K at 60 FPS, although the device cannot use its optical image stabilisation (OIS) at these settings. Unfortunately, you must drop the frame rate to 30 FPS if you want to shoot in 4K. The image quality of videos is just as good as photos, and we like that the default camera app can switch between focal lengths while recording. Unfortunately, this looks rather abrupt in recordings, with there being no smooth transition between cameras.

When we did our review testing, selfies clearly showed a "natural" colour reproduction and low noise, although the images could have been a little sharper. Note that LG have launched this as a "premium" smartphone but with a fairly cheap price - comparitively the Galaxy S10e is the nearest thing we can think of, and that model costs about £100 more.

Waterproof housing, modern design

The 15.5 × 7.6 cm large, waterproof housing is quite standard in today's market - LG aren't trying to break new ground here in terms of design, but that's okay. The back is protected by solid 2.5D gorilla glass.

You do not get trendy colour gradients or iridescent surfaces here, as LG  instead have decided that the G8S phone is available in plain gloss white or black. Perhaps more colours will launch later.

The aluminum side frame is rounded and pleasant in the hand, however, it is not particularly slim compared to other premium devices like the iPhone Xr (nearest Apple equivalent device) - the LG has a total depth of 8 mm. The flat, 6.21-inch display offers you with its 18.9: 9 aspect ratio good conditions for a pleasant video streaming experience.

Our review unit is well-built, with it withstanding all attempts at bending or twisting. The device is IP68-certified too, meaning that it is dust-tight and water-resistant. It is also MIL-STD-810 compliant, which means it must have successfully passed 14 environmental and climatic tests. However, no independent organisation or agency certifies MIL-STD-810 compliance, so the conditions under which LG tested it are unclear.

With a resolution of 2248 × 1080 pixels, the display does not offer the QHD-Plus image quality of other premium smartphones. Nevertheless, the Full HD Plus display is sufficient to provide most reviewers with a sufficiently sharp, high-contrast and rather bright image.

Great processor and battery

The G8S ThinQ comes with Android 9.0 Pie, and high-performance Snapdragon 855 processor with a generous 6 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 128 GB in size and can be expanded by a Micro SD card by up to 2 TB.

The G8S ThinQ comes with the standard set of Google apps along with several in-house ones like Smart Doctor and Games Launcher. Unfortunately, you can only disable and not uninstall the preinstalled Amazon Assistant app. LG had pushed out the May 2019 security patch to our review unit at the time of testing, which was relatively up to date. However, we hope that the company rolls out a new one soon.

A Nano-SIM slot is also available to use a second network provider if you want to. 

Power is provided by a 3550 mAh fast-charging battery, which also charges wirelessly.

LG G8S ThinQ price in the UK?

The LG G8S ThinQ costs £599 to buy, and the price is dropping already. You can alternatively buy it on contract for £30 a month.

The G8S - oneCompare verdict:

The G8S ThinQ is a worthy replacement of the G7 ThinQ  (which is still available to buy on contract). It isn't trying to re-invent the wheel here, and there are some slight negatives, but at this price it's hard to complain. If you're looking for something a little different from the norm then the G8S ThinQ is definitely one to consider.

Other models to consider:

LG G8S ThinQ: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 155.3 x 76.6 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 181 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2248
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Battery Capacity: 3550
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Back Camera: 13 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: LTE
  • GPS:
  • SIM Capacity: 2
  • Network
  • WIFI:
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  • Bluetooth:
  • USB:

G8S ThinQ Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 368 LG G8S ThinQ contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

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We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

G8S ThinQ: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the G8S ThinQ currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the LG G8S ThinQ available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

G8S ThinQ deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for G8S ThinQ?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the LG G8S ThinQ, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A LG G8S ThinQ ee contract or a LG G8S ThinQ Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new LG G8S ThinQ contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 368 LG G8S ThinQ deals, covering 1 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired LG G8S ThinQ handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 368 LG G8S ThinQ deals, our cheapest LG G8S ThinQ deal over the entire life of the contract is £480.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a LG G8S ThinQ SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free LG G8S ThinQ handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular LG G8S ThinQ Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned LG G8S ThinQ phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then LG will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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