LG G8 ThinQ parallel goods hands-on play: the gesture of the space is actually very easy to use But you have to practice first.

LG’s G8 ThinQ released this year by MWC has arrived in Hong Kong, but of course, it is a parallel import from South Korea. To experience the AirMotion gestures and the latest self-timer camera effects of this flagship phone


LG G8 ThinQ

Let’s review the main specifications: LG G8 ThinQ running Android 9 uses this year’s common Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage space. There are three cameras with different focal lengths on the back (fortunately, it is not the US version of the dual camera).

Similarly, the 3,500 mAh battery is quite satisfactory, but it has improved a lot compared to the previous generation’s 3,000 mAh, and there is a 16W fast charge charger. The LG flagship phone recently comes standard with Google Assistant buttons, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Meridian tuning, DTS: X stereo sound, 3.5mm headphone jack, and MIL-STD-810G US military reliability testing standard, G8 ThinQ is no exception.

Gallery: LG G8 ThinQ


LG G8 ThinQ To integrate this main ” Z Camera ” ToF structured light depth camera, this 6.1-inch Quad HD+ “Crystal Sound OLED” screen still uses bangs design, but thanks to the LG Display team’s screen sound technology, the traditional handset So it was gone. In addition to Air Motion’s gestures, new self-portraits, and more accurate face authentication, Z Camera also features “Hand ID” palm vein authentication, so you can’t touch your phone or put your face close to your phone. It can also be unlocked.

LG G8 ThinQ

For example, Hand ID and Air Motion are good for people who cook and watch videos, especially when handling raw meat. Hand ID is just right for you to unlock your phone in this situation, then Air Motion lets you choose to launch the specified app (I may set it to Google Music and YouTube) and then go back to any music or video app. Gestures to play, pause, and even control the volume. If there is an incoming call, Air Motion will also allow you to answer the call and hang up the line. Similarly, you can use gestures to turn off the timer and the alarm clock – these estimates are also for cooking.

LG G8 ThinQ

When I was at G36 ThinQ at Sanhe Electric, the owner Simon said that he had not practiced Air Motion all day. He saw that I failed two or three times and laughed and said that I didn’t waste time. At this time, I suddenly mastered the trick: I pushed the palm of my hand to the Z Camera’s 5 to 10cm at a more natural speed. After a phantom line appeared under the Z Camera, the handle became a paw and then Pull it back about 20cm, this will launch Air Motion’s toolbar.

Depending on my current app, this toolbar will provide three options. I just need to move the claws slightly to the left or right (the phone moves up or down if it is horizontal) or stay in the middle. Then hold your finger to take a screenshot of “Air Capture”. But if you start Air Motion in a music or video app, the paws can be controlled in the middle of the toolbar for about 1.5 seconds, allowing you to twist the virtual volume knob with your paws.

LG G8 ThinQ

Air Motion may sound a bit complicated (so be sure to watch my demo video), and LG may also think that some users don’t need all the features here, so you can choose to start only a few gestures. It’s important to note that if you start music and video control gestures, you can’t take a screenshot of Air Capture in the specified player, because the middle part of the toolbar is used to control the volume.

Z Camera can also be used with the 8MP (f/1.7; 80 degrees; 1.22um) self-timer camera to bring the portrait lighting function on the iPhone (here called “studio”), but at the same time let you move the light source to create stronger Effect. Of course, beauty mode and background blur are also available.

LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ
Turning to the back there is a three-camera combination. In addition to continuing to keep the lens from protruding, LG has realized a seamless and simple design, covering the three lenses with the whole glass on the back of the machine, which is more beautiful. The fingerprint reader is also here. G8 ThinQ does not use the relatively new screen fingerprint technology is a bit of a pity, but it is not bad, plus the LG’s temporary palm vein authentication function.

The three demo images are from a 12MP f/2.4 double zoom telephoto lens, a 12MP f/1.5 (78 degrees) standard lens, and a 16MP f/1.9 (107 degrees) wide-angle lens. This basically transplants the V40 ThinQ’s three cameras directly, but it does not protrude.

LG G8 ThinQ

Overall, LG G8 ThinQ is definitely the best LG mobile phone with the best workmanship and design (the red version is also good), Z Camera is also a set of innovative technology that is more sincere and bolder than other mobile phone ToF camera solutions, but in It is still to be seen how practical it is in real life.

LG G8 ThinQ

I am curious about LG’s work – or the more perverted V50 ThinQ 5G mobile phone – whether it can restore the confidence of the vast number of consumers, a shame. Perhaps as time goes by, everyone will give LG a chance this year; but I still remember some of the extreme responses I received after reporting LG phones. It depends on what LG can do more in promotion and marketing.

LG G8 ThinQ parallel goods hands-on play: the gesture of the space is actually very easy to use

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