LG G8 ThinQ Hands-On at MWC 2019: Hands-free handset

LG’s new ThinQ phones don’t look all that different from what we’ve seen before, but they come with a few new tricks including a new hands free mode. We see the seeds of potential here, but the software’s got a little ways to go before it’s totally usable. Nice looking device, though.

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50 Comments

  1. John Smitherson on December 9, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Can you imaging doing the claw gesture while your at the gym? People thinking you’re doing a Wolverine move.

  2. Wateringman on December 9, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Wasted review…wasted my time. Ugly bearded guy in photo. Want pretty girls. And I am not waving my hand atop the phone like a pre-pubescent girl. Enjoy your hand dance.

  3. Peter Gitau on December 9, 2019 at 7:22 am

    waoh wee is the New king on the block but they are breaking peoples bank pliz lg help us by lowering your prize

  4. Davut davut on December 9, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Lg😘😘😘

  5. Mike Jim on December 9, 2019 at 7:23 am

    This shit doodoo

  6. rlifeh on December 9, 2019 at 7:25 am

    there is stupid ideas on this phone

  7. DAVID Y on December 9, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Depends on how much LG is charging.

  8. Davut davut on December 9, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Come😻😻turkey lg

  9. Ehsan on December 9, 2019 at 7:30 am

    The notch just put me off from buying g8

  10. black banana bear on December 9, 2019 at 7:31 am

    So 855sd quaddac 3.5 mm not good for you?

  11. TankQ on December 9, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Wait i tot you guys covered the s10, and there you got the terminology right. A wide angle paired with an ultawide. It’s the same here. Why you calling it standard and wide angle again.

  12. Christopher Steinhauer on December 9, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Idk i had the s9 plus and upgraded to the LG G8 and i think the screen is much nicer idk to me anyway i didn’t want an LG but now that i have it i love it its a mix of an iPhone Xs max and s9 plus

  13. seno bayu r w on December 9, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Very interesting duo selfie tutorial … cool

  14. dark brotherhood G-wolf on December 9, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Don’t rush to get one, wait 3-6 months and will bay one with 50-70% discount ! The LG is the brand with the most devaluation of their smartphones ! G6 under 250€
    G7 under 370€ V30 under 380€ Q 7 under 200€ etc etc

  15. noble noble on December 9, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Fail set

  16. Kevin Whiting on December 9, 2019 at 7:38 am

    It’s a V40 that’s king

  17. God First Bro on December 9, 2019 at 7:42 am

    They’re prepping for there foldable phones!

  18. Q. Lee on December 9, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Why do they even make smartphones?

  19. Justin Y on December 9, 2019 at 7:44 am

    If this phone is anywhere around $700 it makes no sense to buy this compared to the s10e, now if it was around 500 or 600 ish, I’d say it’s pretty bang for the buck

  20. Justice Forall on December 9, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Oh, umm, 😐 😐 I’m Not-ch interested! 🤷🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️👎🏾😞😞

  21. cubeover on December 9, 2019 at 7:45 am

    PWM or not – that is the question.

  22. Naseer. Ahmad on December 9, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Sir Nice video.
    LG G8 battery life Video Create

  23. David Martrano on December 9, 2019 at 7:48 am

    If you can purchase this phone for 620.00 it’s kinda a no brainer. The display, cameras & battery are very good. Audiophile fans can celebrate, the 32bit DAC with wired headphones is definitely the best on the market. This is a very solid offering, nice review!

  24. Ahmed360 on December 9, 2019 at 7:48 am

    This thing Screams GIMMICK!
    Hilarious

  25. XSportSeeker on December 9, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Yeesh, LG is really commiting suicide, isn’t it?

    Look, this shit about air gestures just isn’t gonna fly. We’ve been through this, even the most accurate advanced hardware for stuff like that didn’t catch on, even for situations where it would make much much more sense like presentations, desktops, laptops and whatnot.

    Leap Motion ended up being a static flop, touchscreens are bad enough for lack of physical response, tech companies have to realize even further lack of feedback just isn’t gonna work.
    Camera tricks and thingamabobs implemented via software are just gimmicks. They are seldom used and people are already starting to realize that this just doesn’t make a significant different in day to day usage. And if it doesn’t make a difference for the stuff people really use in a daily basis, it is a gimmick, it doesn’t convince anyone to pay more or adopt a brand/platform.

    And LG keeping a notch, plus not putting an under glass fingerprint sensor on this already dates the design back to 2018/2017. Getting the latest SoC is great, but it’s a minor incremental improvement that does not affect much.
    I don’t personally care about design, but lots of people do, which makes this yet another yearly defeat for the model.

    The smartphones that are coming out this year have multicam, no notch or a punch hole instead, under the glass fingerprint readers, or are jumping ahead with foldable screens.
    LG is starting to look like Sony or something. Always a step behind times with prices that are just incompatible with what they are offering. Even though they didn’t say the price for this G8 (the ThinkQ part apparently still doesn’t matter and makes no real sense), if it’s gonna keep up at the 700 bucks price point of yesteryear, it’s just gonna sell as badly.

    Too bad. I dunno what the V series will be, but I’m hoping that instead of following superficial trends, they put more into giving some unique stuff instead. Better camera tech aimed for enthusiast, better audio, and perhaps even sacrifice some design trends to put something with great external speakers and whatnot, using those multiple DACs to keep headphone audio at the best possible quality. But if it’s gonna be something that isn’t applicable for day to day usage, and doesn’t differentiate itself enough from other brands, then it’s gonna fail too.

    It’s just sad to see such misguidance from a brand that should be competing for top spot.

  26. Tigerex966 on December 9, 2019 at 7:50 am

    The flush camera is perfect.
    Does it still have the class leading Quad dac/amp headphone jack, and stereo recording?
    One thing we know is before LG or samsung do it LG has already done it, they simply dont have the $$$$, software expertise, to perfect it.
    So I am glad they continue to push different ideas.
    Now if they can just hire some of Apple and samsung google oftware experts, and marketing staff.
    And lower their prices.
    Right now their 18/9+, thin bezel, dual, triple super wide angle back rear lens and dual front len cameras finger print scanner thing has been done by every one.
    So now is the time to polish refine, and let their tv OLED come down to their phones or use samsung to match them there

  27. Kiyoon Kim on December 9, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Others make foldable, meanwhile LG makes "phonedouble"

  28. Rainbow G on December 9, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Battery ?

  29. Avarosa on December 9, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Beware guys, LG’s paid comments are down below.

  30. Chris D on December 9, 2019 at 7:54 am

    What is a good alternative for the G5? I loved this phone, the camera was great, the sound too and did not have a notch. What is a good alternative?

  31. Youn on December 9, 2019 at 7:54 am

    samsung=iPhone > Lg, huawaei,

  32. black banana bear on December 9, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Soy boiiiiii

  33. Veselin Marković on December 9, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Hello there, Husband Velazco! 👬

  34. Theamazing world on December 9, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Lg g8 👍 life’s good

  35. feelnursis on December 9, 2019 at 8:05 am

    The g8 is the same just a better speaker.

  36. Lemont Belcher on December 9, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Hopefully they’ll tweek some things before the phone is available

  37. Terry on December 9, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Your cadence is way too fast man. Slow down so people can understand what you are saying.

  38. 段辉建 on December 9, 2019 at 8:07 am

    G8还行

  39. digiver on December 9, 2019 at 8:07 am

    LG… why the notch still….. if you want your phones to gain customers, please innovate

  40. JOSH B on December 9, 2019 at 8:08 am

    LG fan for life

  41. bobboe bobber on December 9, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Is it a wide angle Lens for front camera?

  42. Dark Vader on December 9, 2019 at 8:12 am

    500.00 and they throw in a 55"  Lg TV  I’ll certainly think about it.  Think hard too.

  43. Ray on December 9, 2019 at 8:12 am

    This guy always talks up these new phones but still goes back to his iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, I love iPhones too but it gets me thinking, is he lying?

  44. alexfithero on December 9, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Only reason why I want one is audio. Does anyone have a lg? How is the audio??

  45. Thundering Tech on December 9, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Those air gestures are cool, I absolutely loved my old G5 that I had but couldn’t wait for this phone to launch 😢

  46. Nathaniel Zamora on December 9, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Bro they copied iphone x

  47. johnboy on December 9, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Soooo you control your phone with your hand……but not your hand……stupid GIMMICK lg stop just stop making up cool useless gimmick nobody wants…

  48. kiet pham on December 9, 2019 at 8:17 am

    I like g8. Lg is the best

  49. Tr3 M.C. on December 9, 2019 at 8:18 am

    I disagree… I think LG is one of the most exciting phones ever made. They ALWAYS trying to bring the customer something new & different instead of imitating other phones for sales. They’re phones are just as good as other phones if not better. Stop sleeping on LG

  50. indigoal3n on December 9, 2019 at 8:19 am

    I absolutely adore this device! I must have it! It’s the most refreshing, newest feeling and looking smartphone this year so far. Btw is that yo boii? Aww no way! You guys look so happy together!… Or was that just the selfie-face? LoL Jk! Cheers! 🍻

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