The Chinese are selling the flagship LG G8 for 12 thousand rubles at a markdown: what's the catch?

An expert from the Smart Life YouTube channel found out whether it is worth buying the discounted flagship LG G8 ThinQ. Discuss

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The Smart Life YouTube channel reviewed the discounted LG G8 smartphone and compared it with the LG V50. It turned out that there is almost no difference between the devices.

Included with the LG G8 you will receiveinstructions in Korean, inexpensive headset, charger, protective glass, USB Type-C cable. In terms of looks, LG has a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a 60Hz refresh rate. The material of the rear case here is glass, the side faces are metal.

The LG G8 is smaller in size than the LG V50.It also weighs less: 167 grams versus 183 grams. Also, the LG G8 has moisture protection according to the IP68 standard. True, due to the fact that it is discounted, it is better not to lower it into the water. In general, the build quality of the smartphone is good.


Works LG G8 based on Android 11.There is a translation into Russian here, and it is complete. You can customize the screen as you like for yourself: there are a lot of parameters. The implementation of the firmware for the discounted device is at a high level.

The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is generally pretty fast. The same can be said about face unlock.

The Snapdragon 855 processor is installed on the LG G8. In general, this chip is rather outdated, but so far it continues to be relevant. The amount of memory is 6/128 GB.

As for the CPU test results,then in Antutu LG G8 scored even a little more points than LG V50. At the same time, in terms of the technical component, these devices are identical. You can see the results of all tests below.

At the same time, the speakers (main and conversational) are slightly more sonorous in the LG V50 compared to the LG G8.

Mid-range games launch and go on LG G8no problem. For example, World of Tanks can be played at maximum settings, while Genshin Impact can be run at a medium or high preset. On average, FPS in projects is 60 fps, so it's quite comfortable to play. True, the smartphone heats up to 40 degrees.


The set of cameras on the LG G8 and the LG V50 is absolutelysame. In both cases, there are three modules: main (12 MP), wide-angle (16 MP) and telephoto (13 MP). Video shoot at maximum 4K 60 fps. The photo and video capabilities of the LG G8 are very good for the price. That is, if the camera is important to you, then this is the best smartphone for the money. The front camera is 8 MP. It is quite normal, you can use it, the expert notes.

Sample photos are below.The presenter also compared LG G8 and LG V50. If you take pictures with a wide-angle lens, then both in good and bad lighting there is no difference between them at all. When shooting with a main or zoom lens, there is also no difference.


The battery capacity of the LG G8 is 3500 mAh.Most likely, the battery is new (has been replaced). When playing video for 10 hours, the charge is reduced by 65 percent (at medium brightness), after an hour of play - by 18 percent, the device is discharged by 5 percent overnight. In terms of autonomy, the LG G8 is slightly better than the LG V50. The charging speed (with a power supply of 16 W) is approximately the same for them: up to 100 percent, both are charged in 2 hours and 10 minutes.



Both devices - LG G8 and LG V50 - are indeedare worth buying. However, when buying discounted devices, in any case, you need to carefully check them. The LG G8 and LG V50 have no serious drawbacks, the only thing is that they support only one SIM card.