- Analysis by Christelle Nina
The LG Q8 isn't the typical big-talking smartphone with blown-up specs (big display, big cameras, big battery... you get the picture). The pros and cons detailed below will show that it is a device with some highly-promising specs, but that it also falls short in some categories.
To start, the 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 display -- which is already desirable in itself in terms of its 570DPI sharpness -- is accompanied by an always-on secondary display on top. LG also didn't forget to equip this device with protection through Corning Gorilla Glass 4 .
Speaking of protection, the Q8 boasts of an IP67 rating for being water-resistant . At the same time, it offers additional peace of mind by sporting a dust-proof body .
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As for its photography features, it sports a dual-lens camera on its rear. The resolutions found on the lenses (13-megapixel and 8-megapixel) aren't the highest, but are still promising given the dual set-up . The Q8's ability to record 4k and slow-motion videos is always a plus, as well. As for less-desirable specs, the selfie cam suffers an unimpressive 5-megapixel resolution , which is so small that it pretty much sticks out like a sore thumb in the comparison below. At least, this front-facing sensor can record 1080p videos .
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Performance-wise, the LG Q8 has been fitted with a relatively-generous 4GB RAM . This particular spec is its main advantage in this area, since its processor is only quad-core and runs at an unimpressive maximum clock speed of 2.15GHz .
With these pros and cons, the LG Q8 has considerable potential to draw in Android fans who are big on rugged features, good displays, and promising dual cameras. But again, the catch here is that its selfie-taking capabilities and processing speed aren't the best. So if these last two departments are very important to you, then you might want to look somewhere else. How about looking at our list of Fastest Android Phones, for starters?
** This phone is also known as: LG H970
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