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LG G8S ThinQ Dual SIM
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Innovative smartphone in a slightly toned-down version

System and applications

The smartphone works with Android 9 Pie and the LG UX add-on, along with security updates from the 1st of May 2019. The LG interface is not for those who prefer the pure Android. It has a different looks, different notifications bar, settings menu is spread in other way and provides numerous additional functions:

  • we can select the main screen with all apps or with a separate tray with apps,
  • themes support,
  • New Second Screen – that is the possibility to hide the notch or adding different colours to it (in LG apps). Let us add that the wideness of the notch makes icons more cramped, there are no chances to show battery level in percent,
  • the possibility to control using buttons or gestures,
  • True View – the possibility to adjust the colour of the display to the light around us,
  • HDR video effect,
  • reading mode (blue light filter),
  • comfortable brightness control from the level of notifications bar,
  • display colour – we can choose 6 predefined settings and the expert mode, in which we can adjust the colours temperature, RGB levels and saturation, shades and sharpness of the display,
  • the possibility to quickly run Google Assistant using the button on the side of the housing – in settings we can deactivate it, but we cannot program it for another function,
  • numerous personalization options of the Always-On-Display function,
  • Smart Doctor app for monitoring, testing and diagnosing,
  • Floating Bar – additional bar with shortcuts to different functions,
  • Context Awareness – changing settings, running modules or apps and reminding us about different things based on our usage and location,
  • dual app – cloning apps like Facebook or Messenger to be used on another account,
  • Shortcuts – apps and functions run with shortcuts using physical buttons,
  • KnockON – dual tap that turns the display on or off,
  • Games Manager – functions dedicated for gaming, like turning notifications off while gaming, making pauses or adjusting the graphics in games.

Besides the set of services from Google, among the preinstalled software we can find utility apps (mail, files manager, tasks, music) and apps like SmartThinQ, LG Health, LG Mobile Switch, RemoteCall or QuickMemo+. Among the preinstalled soft from external manufacturers we have Facebook, Instagram and Amazon Assistant – the latter one cannot be uninstalled.

Source: GSMchoice.com

By: Mateusz Poniecki

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By: Jolanta Szczepaniak

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