Mobile World Congress of 2019 is indeed loaded with marvelous and eye-catching devices from almost all the leading brands and interestingly, LG’s smartphones named LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ 5G both are no different. These devices are very much like Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 – bigger, highly expensive and equipped with quite a few extra features.
Well, LG’s “V” series devices are known great for video – but that’s not only a thing which sets these two devices apart. Putting everything aside for a while and going forward, LG’s G Series will be LG’s stunning devices for 4G LTE whereas V series will be at the forefront of LG’s 5G offering. How do LG’s v50 ThinQ and G8 ThinQ differ? Here is a comparison of LG G8 ThinQ vs LG V50 ThinQ 5G in Australia. So, let’s keep going!
The LG G8 ThinQ’s official availability in Australia is still not known but if rumors around to be believed, it’ll officially start landing on stores across Australia somewhere in May or June 2019. The invitation shows a “Goodbye Touch” message which forces us to think about new gesture navigation. Amazing?
Unfortunately, we are short on words on about an official release date of LG V50 ThinQ in Australia. There is no information at all even LG didn’t confirm that when (or if) it’ll arrive in Australia. A predecessor “V50 ThinQ” arrived back in October 2018 – therefore, expecting for the same for V50 ThinQ won’t be wrong.
As for LG G8 ThinQ Price, LG G6 started at AU$650 and LG G7 ThinQ landed at AU$1099 – so it’s most likely to set users back approx. AU$1199.99 which is as equal as $903 (USD).
The LG V50 ThinQ Price, on the other hand, is expected to be somewhere in between the range of AU$1200-1299 – an educated guess. It’s as much as Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in Australia and higher as compared to Apple iPhone XR.
LG G8 ThinQ vs LG V50 ThinQ 5G Specs Comparison
LG G8 ThinQ vs LG V50 ThinQ 5G – What is the same?
The designs and other elements are slightly different, but there are also some elements and features similar between the LG G8 ThinQ and the LG V50. Let's check them out!
The LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 both are supported by a 6GB RAM chipset and runs on Snapdragon 855 of Qualcomm. The only difference between the two models is that the V50 ThinQ is equipped with an optional X50 5G modem that enables 5G compatibility.
The LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ have a storage capacity of 128GB and both provide microSD expansion to 512GB.
Both devices are sandwiched between Corning Gorilla Glass and offer a metal core. The designs differ slightly, but the primary materials and finishes are similar among the two handsets, both of which offer a single sheet of glass outback without any camera bumps. The MIL-STD 810G drop protections are also water and dust resistant to IP68.
The 3.5 mm headphone jack is maintained by both the LG G8 ThinQ and the LG V50 ThinQ. Both offer a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC and a 3D Surround Sound from LG's Boombox. Both beasts, in terms of hardware, sporting a rear-mounted fingerprints scanner and both have USB Type-C for charging.
Display sizes differ from LG G8 ThinQ to LG V50 ThinQ - however, both have 19.5:9 aspect ratio AMOLED panels. The two displays are also notched and both offer HDR 10 support. In addition, Quad HD+ resolutions are provided by both devices.
For the LG G8 ThinQ, two options exist (depends on the market) - the double rear and the triple rear. There's only one model and the V50 ThinQ has a threefold rear camera. There is a 16MP super-wide, 107° field of view, f/1.8 lens combined with a 12MP standard lens with an f/1.5 aperture and a 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The three lenses are the same as the triple-lens LG G8 ThinQ and the LG V50ThinQ. The dual lens model LG G8 ThinQ has the same ultra large and standard lens, but the telephoto lens is not offered.
LG G8 ThinQ vs LG V50 ThinQ 5G – What’s Different?
Aside from all similarities, both devices “LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ 5G” have a number of key differences which are as follow:
The physical size and weight of the LG G8 ThinQ differ. The ThinQ's V50 is both bigger and heavier. The V50 ThinQ has a three Pogo Pin connector in the back that connects it to an accessory with dual screens.
The display technology is the same across the two devices. In comparison with the 6.1-inch G8 ThinQ, LG V50 ThinQ has a screen of 6.4 inches. The V50 ThinQ also has a dual-screen (separately sold) accessory that allows users to have two 6.4-inch side by side screens.
The V50 ThinQ has a double camera consisting of an 8MP sensor and a 5MP sensor. Though the rear cameras are equal - but they differ between the LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ. The LG G8 ThinQ swaps that 5MP lens Time of Flight sensor, which provides more camera capabilities including a spotlight mode with shadows and light control for the studio.
The Time of Flight sensor on the LG G8 ThinQ offers additional biometric options, such as Hand ID as compared to LG V50 ThinQ. L G8's Z Camera reads 3D objects that enable users, hovering on their palm, to record their palm and unlock their devices.
There are quite a few audio elements which are identical between LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ. But the G8 ThinQ is fitted with the speaker module. The V50 ThinQ, on the other hand, offers complete stereo speakers.
The LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ both are running on Android with LG's software over the top. However, the V50 ThinQ offers some additional features around the double screen, and the G8 ThinQ has a number of additional features made possible by the ToF sensor.
The Air Motion feature on the G8 enables users to make certain hand gestures approximately 150 to 200mm above the G8 ThinQ display to control playback, alarm, and time-screening.
One will be able to pick LG G8 ThinQ in a choice of 3 sensational colors – Carmine Red, New Aurora Black, and New Moroccan Blue. The LG V50 ThinQ, however, will be able in Astro Black color only.