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LG - G8 ThinQ with 128GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Aurora Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A great phone except for a few things

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    Keno
    • My Best Buy® Member

    When this phone first came out, and I saw people saying many positive things about it, I thought it was great. I never really listened to the whole there is not much innovation here story that some reviewers put out there. Yet, now some time has gone by and we now have some new information that needs to be provided so people know what it is that they are buying 1. We have to take off a whole star because LG decided to use permanent glue to glue the battery to the phone. This decision makes it almost impossible for any phone repair person to change the battery for you, without endangering himself (break the battery or have it explode). It is superglue almost. This becomes a problem if after 2 to 3 years you want a new battery. If you never change the battery ignore this. 2. We have to take off another point because of the awkward speaker setup where you get one speaker at the bottom and a second speaker which is vibrating through the screen, in the middle of the screen. This has confused a lot of people as they don't know how to properly hold this phone, and they don't know where the sound is coming from. Some have also said when they talk on the speaker phone, people on the other side say I can't hear you. Some have also complained speaker not as good as last year's lg g7--you can see vidoes about that on YouTube. Aside from these 2 issues you have your standard LG stuff-hardly any software updates, and in the past few years their phones have had screen problems--that is why you get a 2 year warranty now on the hardware. No one said anything about screen problems this year thank God. I would still recommend this phone-everything else is great. reviews are good, screen is nice, battery life is nice they say, face unlock is there; there is just a lot of good things here, and the price on some websites has now dropped significantly--but when you go to buy it right now, put it side by side with last year's Samsung S9+...they are about the same price right now. And then you decide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone for the price

    Posted
    Wade
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I decided that I wanted a phone that didn't cost in the thousand dollar range and the LG G8 does just that with little compromise. Its fast, light, has a nearly all screen design with a minimal notch cut out and excellent audio quality. While the camera quality is not the best out there, they are still pretty good and I love the wide-angle lens! The default launcher is not the best but there are third-party ones available that improve this area. The screen is great and bright. The notch is smaller than similar ones out there, and I defiantly prefer it to punch-hole displays. Ok, the audio quality. The speaker sounds great. The sounds are nice and clear, the sound speaker setup is very impressive. By laying the phone flat on a table, the boombox speaker can use the phone's sound chamber with the surface of the table to amplify the volume and bass! Without that though, it might sound a little weaker than other devices. The real standout feature I think is the Quad DAC and DTS:X Surround sound. You'll have to give up wireless headphones for this but if your after the best audio quality in a phone, it's well worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Phone!!!!

    Posted
    Njbob
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These phone reviewers are very very jaded they find things gimmicky that are new and exciting ideas and they slam these phones if they're not iPhones or Samsung this is a great phone with a great operating system I've had Samsung's to be honest never had an iPhone this is a phenomenal phone one of my favorites. Found my Samsung's to be very glitchy the LG phones that I've had are not glitchy and have been some of my favorite phones the last phone I had from LG was in LG G3 and I went to a Samsung phone next because of the price and did not enjoy it as much. If you're buying any of these top-of-the-line phones you're going to be happy he's reviewers just rip these phones apart for personal preferences it's just that it's their own personal preference if you buy a top-of-the-line LG top of the line Samsung or top-of-the-line iPhone you're going to be super happy with your purchase. I did get my LG phone at a drastically reduced price the funny thing is I was going to buy it anyway I got it for $240 through Best Buy so I even added a line and got another one thanks Best Buy great phone even comes with a two-year warranty

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This phone is great for speed and dim pictures!

    Posted
    Shenae1092
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I like how fast this phone processes on multiple memory draining apps I use on a daily basis. I also like how the camera takes decent pictures in dim lighting. And I have noticed that you can boost the volume of your phone call to where you don't need to have it on your face to communicate if you choose not to. The only thing that needs more work is the air control feature, it might detect my hand gestures 50% of the time. It worked better indoors for me. But my personal reasons for getting this phone was the speed, long battery life and picture quality more than the air motion and speaker feature. It fit my needs very well so its a great phone! I also appreciate that it came with a clear phone case and nice ear buds too, that was a plus!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sad to see

    Posted
    Kenan
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Sad to see reviews slamming this phone because some other more expensive phones are better. If you get this, download nova launcher app, don't forget to turn on 3d sound when needed and don't forget the 2nd speaker is in mid screen area. Don't hold it like a normal phone.the middle part of the phone goes to the hole in your ear. Lift it up a bit is what I am saying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Flagship Phone.

    Posted
    Icecreamman68
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Has all the top stuff for a phone and then some. This phone is replacing my Huawei Mate 10. Camera is great. Screen is great and vibrant. And I haven't had a LG phone in a while. Also got it for the price (699.99). The nicest thing about the phone is it works on all carriers in the U.S. And if someone is looking for a smaller (6.1)screen than (6.4)or larger this would be the perfect phone for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great OLED screen, Sound is poor

    Posted
    bobh
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    I purchased the LG G8ThinQ unlocked and continued my AT&T prepaid plan for $45/month. The photos are excellent, although I have not used the three different lens settings yet. The sound is NOT good (the front screen is supposed to vibrate, but it sounds very tinny, (good sound with earphones or bluetooth). The FM radio will not access bluetooth when the earphones are plugged in for an antenna.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Screen and Audio Quality

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    Doublezed
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great phone with one of the best screens I've ever seen along with one of the better sounding speakers I've heard in a while. All of this while being hundreds of dollars cheaper than the Samsung or Apple alternatives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone. Tremendous amount of memory.

    Posted
    WDHJ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this phone to replace an older LG phone that only had 16 GB of internal storage. It was constantly running out of space. This phone has 128 GB of internal storage, so I should not run out of space on it for quite a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well-Rounded Android Phone, Could Have Been Better

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    jbmd09
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Gorgeous display. Excellent call quality and reception. Capable dual rear cameras. Has a microSD slot and 3.5 mm headset jack. Solid battery life. Only con is that it has an outdated software and UI.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade

    Posted
    John1978
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Snappy phone. Great display, good size, motion gestures are interesting probably wont use them though. Forget the negative reviews. Try it for yourself. You'll enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Value

    Posted
    Techlover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This phone is underrated. At this price point you get a solid well performing cell phone that checks a lot of the boxes. If you are still Into wired headphones with its quad DAC this is the phone for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good phone, weird speaker

    Posted
    WesD0903
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Its a great phone that competes easily with Samsung and apple products, just the speaker embedded in the screen was weird and made phone calls hard to hear and understand. Good phone, could use improving.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    Trixie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Just got the new LG G8 thinQ and it is perfect for me. Not a lot of extras for me to learn. Screen is beautiful. Easily synced with my vehicles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all arounder

    Posted
    Sam4
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Absolutely love this phone!! The screen is very clear, tons of storage, and audio speakers are incredibly loud (which is exactly what i wanted).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    Kelley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Love this phone. Finger print to open the phone is awesome. Everything i needed and more. I bought unlocked because i use tracfone super easy to transfer sim card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Posted
    Terri
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great lg g8 phone. I was reluctant to purchase an unlocked phone but purchase went issue free and phone works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great phone - every aspect

    Posted
    heyhoh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    fast action, good reception and great camera -not to mention the speaker screen and other cool innovations

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything about the phone is awesome.

    Posted
    Omma
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The sound when playing music is great. Picture quality is perfect.. Great experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good cellphone

    Posted
    jucama
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    It had problem with Bluetooth in the past G5 per example, I hope with this G8 LG fix that problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend