Published in Financial Mail. Review of LG’s G8S ThinQ smartphone: is it worth it? Snappy performance, a great screen and battery life, an average camera, and features that are rather gimmicky. By Nafisa Akabor.

LG seems to have dropped the ball in its smartphone division. Its latest flagship, the G8 ThinQ, will not be released in SA. Instead, it has just released the slightly more affordable G8S ThinQ.

The phones have similar specs, but the latter has a lower-resolution 2248x1080p screen and a slightly different camera set-up – it has a 13MP ultra-wide lens versus the 16MP on the G8.

The G8S is powered by the same Snapdragon 855 chip and has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with a 3,550mAh battery. It has a USB-C charging port and two features that aren’t common in 2019: a 3.5mm audio jack and expandable storage.

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