Just a few months after the unveiling of the LG Q7, the company is back at it with the LG Q8 2018 edition, a cheaper alternative for the LG V35 ThinQ. Of course, you could also look at it as a cheaper alternative to Samsung Galaxy Note 8, if all you’re looking for is screen size and a stylus.
The LG Q8 2018 edition brings a generous 6.2-inch FullVision display with FHD+ (2160 x 1080 px) resolution and a built-in stylus to edit photos or take notes.
While the battery is nothing to write home about (3,300 mAh), the new LG Q8 does shine on the resistance front, having MIL-STD 810 and IP68 certification that guarantees resistance to water, dust, shocks, temperature changes and so on.
Under the Aurora Black or Morrocan Blue hood, the mid-range phablet sports an acceptable Snapdragon 450 processor paired with an Adreno 506 GPU alongside 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
Even though the new LG Q8 is somewhat budget-friendly, it’s surprising to see a single rear camera of 16 MP on a device being sold for the equivalent of $480. Even the front camera is a bit lonely and offers just 5 MP but it’s worth mentioning that it also brings a 100-degree Super Wide Angle and LG Q Lens, which lets you scan objects and look them up online.
If that’s not enough to convince you of its strengths, the LG Q8 2018 does sport the Android 8.1 Oreo and supports LG Pay and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.