LG has bet on three flagships this year and the first to arrive in Brazil was the G8s ThinQ, which features the Hand ID feature, which reads the veins of your hand for biometric authentication.
It also uses a ToF sensor to record motion using Air Motion, a feature quite similar to what we first saw on the Galaxy S4 back in 2013. And the technology remains as useless as before.
LG's new flagship leaves IPS LCD screen and bet on good OLED. The sound is now stereo and brings the model closer to the competition. Performance is good, but it is behind the competition. Already the battery remains the weak point of LG.
The G8s repeats the same formula as last year's G7 ThinQ: It's a cool phone with the wrong price. LG needs to follow the same strategy as ASUS and bet on cheaper flagships to compete with others rather than investing in unhelpful technologies like Hand ID and Air Motion.
It is a cell phone that delivers a good experience, does not disappoint in speed and its cameras take good pictures. The battery should be better and the recharge time is also poor. In short, it's a just OK cell phone. There is nothing bad, but it does not stand out at all.
Its cost-benefit is worse than the major releases of the year. It's not worth paying almost 4 thousand reais on it, but when the price drops to something close to Zenfone 6, then it can be an interesting top of the line option. To check out everything about the G8s ThinQ, just click the link below for our full review.