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  # 2269531 3-Jul-2019 20:49
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It's not just new functionalities but also security updates etc. And I am still shellshocked by LG's QA (previous Nexus 5X owner with bootloop of death exactly one year after purchase)


Rooting/unlocked bootloader isn't the ideal answer as a lot of Banking apps require unrooted device to operate and I also dont want to run the risk of bricking my 1k device.



My experience with the G3 (which developed severe faults after 1 year) has also put me off ever buying another LG phone.



This, the G3 was an awesome phone but the boot loop issues I had with it and LG's initial response... never again.



G3 is IS an awesome phone.  I'm still using it.  I have a Huawei P30 Pro sitting on my bedside table awaiting a screen protector to arrive.  I just can't be bothered swapping my SIM over yet. The G3 is doing me just fine.  

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  # 2269696 4-Jul-2019 09:03
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Press release for the LG G8S went out yesterday, specs & details are up on the LG UK site.


Coming soon, stay tuned.



Not a bad list of specs, though will be interesting to see how it translates in reviews since that seems to have been where LG seems to be stumbling of late. And the G8 seems to have done OK, but didn't set anyone's world on fire.


So looks like the screen, speaker, camera, and battery/charging have been cost cut compared to the G8.


Price point will be interesting though, ~$1000? I guess some killer bundle deals like you guys normally do as well.


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  # 2272736 10-Jul-2019 07:39
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My G7 thin q got a security patch update last night. It is dated 1 June 2019.

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Uber Geek
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  # 2274587 11-Jul-2019 12:39
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So only the G8S? No full G8?

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  # 2274597 11-Jul-2019 12:58
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So only the G8S? No full G8?



The regular flavour G8 is limited to the US (for dual camera) and South Korea (for triple camera).


Rest of world gets the G8S instead.


Despite what the measurements appear like on spec sheets, the G8S is a significantly larger and (critically) wider device than the G8 with a different aspect ratio, so while the G8 would have been too small for my tastes, the G8S is very comfortable to type on. Plus dual speakers, triple camera for everyone, and better battery life.


I have a G8S on hand if there's anything you'd like to know. Release details are coming soon.

Product Manager @ PB Tech

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  # 2274633 11-Jul-2019 14:33
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How those cameras compare to what you've played with lately Huawei, Samsung and OnePlus wise?

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