LG Q8 64GB Mobile Phones
$600 - $700
OS Version: Android v8.1 (Oreo)
Screen Size: 6.2 inch
Display Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
Camera Resolution: 16 MP, PDAF
Front Camera: 5 MP, 18mm
Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
Processor Type: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Availability: In Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Gold Coast and more )
The Korean smartphone brand “LG” has launched its new Q-Series flagship level handset named LG Q8 2018 in Australia. Not only in Australia, but it has also been unveiled across the globe and is a mid-range smartphone with some decent specifications. A year back, LG released its Q8 but such handset has nothing to do with Q8 2018’s version. Well, Q8 2018 isn’t really a successor or an upgrade to the previous one but it’s indeed more likely, an affordable version of LG V35 ThinQ. The device comes with the biggest display but lacks in terms of the processor as well as camera department. Keep reading and find out what it dishes out for its audience.
Features & Specs
Alright! Let’s discuss about some of the features and specifications of the new LG Q8 2018. As mentioned above, it comes with the biggest display and won’t see an ugly notch.
The Q8 2018 is backed by a gorgeous 6.2-inch IPS Full HD+ Full Vision LCD panel with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution and has an 18:9 aspect ratio. In terms of overall design, LG Q8 2018 looks lots of LG’s recently released LG V35 ThinQ, expect for a camera configuration at the back. Digging down inside, the handset comes with a rather boring Snapdragon 450 system on a Chip. It’s absolutely low-end Chipset as far as LG Q8 2018 Price is to be seen and perhaps the worst thing about this device. A 6-Series Chipset could have been better, isn’t it?
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Chipset is paired with an impressive 4GB of RAM and massive 64GB of onboard memory. And most important of all, users can expand its onboard memory further up to 2TB via microSD card slot. It’s quite sad that it doesn’t land in several variants.
Taking a look at a camera section, LG G8 2018 is equipped with a solid 16 Megapixels rear sensor alongside Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and LED Flash. Unfortunately, it isn’t a wide angle lens which is another let-down when you pay a lot. Other brands such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi are offering dual-camera smartphones in this price range. We’re not sure why LG decided to add only a single camera instead of dual. The front-side, on the other hand, is covered by a 5MP camera which has a portrait mode and an ultra-wide field of view.
The LG Q8 2018 Price in Australia starts from AU$500-700, making it a bit too much for a mid-range smartphone. It’s equipped with built-in Stylus and lands with some high safety certifications such as MIL-STD 810G. The phone is also rated IP68 against water and dust.
LG in its Q8 2018 added a featured named Q Lens that enables users to point at an object, or scan a QR Code to get more information. Other productivity features included Pop-Memo, Picture, and GIF Editing among others.
The rear also houses a fingerprint scanner which is positioned right below the camera configuration. It also gets a 32bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, DTS: X 3D Surround Sound, a 3.5mm headphone jack and impressive 3300mAh non-removable battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0. The handset runs on Android’s latest version “8.1 Oreo” with no defined timeline an update.