LG is playing around with its phones by introducing different variants of the current models.

Not so long ago, the LG Q6 broke cover, coming in as an impish version of the high-end LG G6.

Even before the LG Q6 hits the market, the South Korean tech giant has already unveiled another slimmed down version of another of its current flagships, the LG V20. Similar to the G6’s understudy, this V20 variant also gets an almost similar name, the LG Q8.

From the names, you can definitely guess that the LG Q8 is ahead of the LG Q6. If that’s your guess, well, you are right. The former has much better specs and features to offer than the latter, although both are slimmed down variants of high-end phones. The Q6 spots a design language that is very similar to the G6 and so does the Q8 with respect to the V20.

However, when it comes down to the specs and features, the LG Q8 is miles ahead of the Q6. If you are the kind who enjoys compact flagship phones, well, this new Q8 might just be what you’ve been waiting for, especially if you are also a diehard fan of LG. As noted, the phone is basically an LG V20 Mini, boasting the same design and features, but in a smaller body.

You will come across a 5.2-inch QHD panel and just like the V20, you get a secondary display screen with a resolution of 1040 x 160 pixels. The LG Q6 is bigger and wider with its 5.5-inch display screen that features a Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio that resembles the G6. But as you can see, the display quality you get on the LG Q8 is way better than the Q6.

It gets even better to know that the LG Q8 has a dust and waterproof design with IP67 certification, something you won’t find on the LG Q6. The company also retained the Quad DAC audio qualities found on the LG V20 alongside the same Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. These are only bettered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC and 6GB RAM of the LG G6+, but the LG Q6 or even the LG Q6+, is nowhere near this package with its Snapdragon 435 SoC.

LG G6

In terms of software, the LG Q6 wins the battle with its Android 7.1.1 Nougat version out of the box, but there is not much of a difference when compared to v7.0 that powers the LG Q8 out of the box. Given that the Q8 should also be upgraded to the newer versions, including the upcoming Android 8.0, this software aspect is not such a big deal.

In order to incorporate an IP67-certified body, LG had to do away with the removable battery feature of the V20, but still, you end up with a decent 3000mAh unit that is just perfect for such a compact phone. Unlike the LG Q6 that doesn’t get the same camera package as the G6, the new LG Q8 keeps the exact package you find on the V20. This means you will be able to enjoy a 13MP dual camera on the back alongside a 5MP shooter on the front, which supports a massive 120-degree wide angle view and can record up to 1080p videos.

Of course, the LG Q6 will be way cheaper than the LG Q8, however, the latter should also be cheaper than the LG G6 and V20. The pricing details and global availability are still unclear, but there’s no doubt that the Q8 is a better choice than the Q6 for anyone looking for a stellar alternative to the G6 at a lower cost.



LG is playing around with its phones by introducing different variants of the current models. Not so long ago, the LG Q6 broke cover, coming in as an impish version of the high-end LG G6.

Even before the LG Q6 hits the market, the South Korean tech giant has already unveiled another slimmed down version of another of its current flagships, the LG V20. Similar to the G6’s understudy, this V20 variant also gets an almost similar name, the LG Q8.

From the names, you can definitely guess that the LG Q8 is ahead of the LG Q6. If that’s your guess, well, you are right. The former has much better specs and features to offer than the latter, although both are slimmed down variants of high-end phones. The Q6 spots a design language that is very similar to the G6 and so does the Q8 with respect to the V20.

However, when it comes down to the specs and features, the LG Q8 is miles ahead of the Q6. If you are the kind who enjoys compact flagship phones, well, this new Q8 might just be what you’ve been waiting for, especially if you are also a diehard fan of LG. As noted, the phone is basically an LG V20 Mini, boasting the same design and features, but in a smaller body.

LG Q8

You will come across a 5.2-inch QHD panel and just like the V20, you get a secondary display screen with a resolution of 1040 x 160 pixels. The LG Q6 is bigger and wider with its 5.5-inch display screen that features a Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio that resembles the G6. But as you can see, the display quality you get on the LG Q8 is way better than the Q6.

It gets even better to know that the LG Q8 has a dust and waterproof design with IP67 certification, something you won’t find on the LG Q6. The company also retained the Quad DAC audio qualities found on the LG V20 alongside the same Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. These are only bettered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC and 6GB RAM of the LG G6+, but the LG Q6 or even the LG Q6+, is nowhere near this package with its Snapdragon 435 SoC.

In terms of software, the LG Q6 wins the battle with its Android 7.1.1 Nougat version out of the box, but there is not much of a difference when compared to v7.0 that powers the LG Q8 out of the box. Given that the Q8 should also be upgraded to the newer versions, including the upcoming Android 8.0, this software aspect is not such a big deal.

In order to incorporate an IP67-certified body, LG had to do away with the removable battery feature of the V20, but still, you end up with a decent 3000mAh unit that is just perfect for such a compact phone. Unlike the LG Q6 that doesn’t get the same camera package as the G6, the new LG Q8 keeps the exact package you find on the V20. This means you will be able to enjoy a 13MP dual camera on the back alongside a 5MP shooter on the front, which supports a massive 120-degree wide angle view and can record up to 1080p videos.

Of course, the LG Q6 will be way cheaper than the LG Q8, however, the latter should also be cheaper than the LG G6 and V20. The pricing details and global availability are still unclear, but there’s no doubt that the Q8 is a better choice than the Q6 for anyone looking for a stellar alternative to the G6 at a lower cost.

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