LG offered a new take on foldable phones with its LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen smartphone. This new LG flagship comes with an add-on dual-screen case in the box which lets you double your screen size without any complexions like other foldable devices. This Dual Screen makes this otherwise normal flagship device much more useful in these times when everyone is working from their homes and cannot arrange resources like a workspace.
Alongside the Dual Screen form factor, LG G8X has all the elements of a perfect smartphone like a flagship processor, impressive camera setup, big battery with fast charging support. Here we will tell you how LG G8X ThinQ can be a perfect smartphone during your work from home phase because of its Dual Screen multitasking abilities.
LG G8X Dual Screen Case
LG has bundled the dual-screen case with the G8X. This case has two displays- there is a small 2.1-inch cover display that shows notifications and also lights up when you raise the phone.
It also displays the battery, time & date alongside the app icons that have notifications. Normally, the monochrome display is hard to see as it has a mirror finish.
When you open the dual-screen case, you will see the second display on the inside. This is the same 6.4-inch OLED display with a waterdrop notch just like the phone’s main screen.
The notch here is pointless though as it does not house anything like the camera on the main display. You can easily detach the dual-screen case and use the smartphone normally.
Now, let’s know the uses of this dual-screen in various modes.
The dual-screen on LG G8X has been really helpful for us to do multitasking, especially during the lockdown period. We ran two different apps at the same time on the LG G8X to make our work and surfing easier. It also allows you to swap apps between the two screens using just a three-finger gesture.
Here’s how you can use the dual-screen multitasking feature to enhance your productivity.
- Chat with someone while watching a video.
- Look for the artist’s info while watching a video.
- Check out products on a shopping website while checking Instagram.
- Reply to work emails while also working side by side.
- Listen to songs and watch videos while working.
LG G8X comes with a game mode and it let you take full advantage of the second screen. You can use one of the screens as a gamepad while the game is running on the other one. The Game mode also lets you choose from the different types of custom gamepads as per the genre of the game.
We played Asphalt 9 Legends and a few other games on LG G8X and felt that the gamepads made the gaming more engaging. Also, we did not notice any lag when playing the heavy games, thanks to the powerful chipset.
Extended & Wide View
Also, some apps support dual-screen mode, so we could use them on both screens simultaneously that will offer an extended or wide view. You can perform the following actions during using the dual-screen at once.
- Read an article on one screen while surfing the rest of the website on the other screen.
- Do smart price comparisons during shopping on dual screens.
- Enlarge a photo while checking your phone’s gallery.
- Enlarge and read an e-book easily on dual-screen.
- Check and reply to emails using the keypad on the other screen.
LG G8X Cameras
In a time when most of the flagship smartphones boast of three or four rear cameras, the LG G8X ThinQ still comes with a dual-camera setup. The primary camera on G8X is a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and the secondary camera is a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor with a 136-degree field of view and an f/2.4 aperture.
The camera has multiple modes to choose from, including Portrait mode, Night mode, etc. You also get an AI action shot mode for fast-moving subjects.
The 32-megapixel front camera also delivers good selfies. It also comes with portrait mode which blurs the background before taking a shot.
Video recording offered at 4K 60fps for the main camera and 4K 30fps for the front camera. The primary rear camera has OIS and uses EIS when recording video. Moreover, you can shoot timelapse videos in 4K.
There is also a toggle to enable the dual-screen as a viewfinder utilizing the dual-screen case in the camera app as well.
LG G8X ThinQ Specs
The LG G8X is powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC which is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C. The dual-screen case also has a magnetic connector to charge the phone.
The LG G8X offers top-notch performance thanks to the powerful hardware and 6GB of RAM. We did not face any lag while using the smartphone even with the secondary display running a completely different app. The device was super smooth while multitasking and could handle the load of running two apps simultaneously very well.
LG has managed to offer something close to a foldable smartphone in a cost-effective package as it bundles the dual-screen case with the phone. With G8X ThinQ, you get to experience the multitasking functionality of a dual-screen device at no extra cost. Also, the phone ticks off most of the boxes for a perfect flagship including the large OLED display, Snapdragon 855 processor, IP68 rating, and a big battery.
So, if you have been looking for a premium non-Chinese smartphone for your work from home needs which is good for multitasking and doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket, LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen is the perfect phone for you.