Our Opinion

The OnePlus 7 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB) is a slightly better phone than the LG G8X ThinQ (Dual Screen), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the OnePlus 7 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB)!

LG G8X ThinQ (Dual Screen)  OnePlus 7 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB) 
LG G8X ThinQ OnePlus 7 Pro
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Excellence Score
68.2
68.4
Value for Money Score
52.2
57.1
Price ₹ 51,899 onwards ₹ 42,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2019 May, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.4 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch) 1440x3120 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type OLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 90 HzHigh
Display Features DCI-P3 100%, HDR10, Always-on display; Detachable Secondary Screen (In box) Fluid AMOLED, 3D Curved Display, DCI-P3 Support, HDR10+ Display, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Video Enhancer, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 640
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 12MP 48MP + 16MP + 8MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 12MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length; 1/2.55" Sensor Size; 1.4um Pixel Size; Dual Pixel PDAF; OIS, 13MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 9mm Focal Length (Ultra-wide); 1.0um Pixel Size, Portrait Mode, EIS, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60/240fps, 24-bit/192kHz Stereo sound rec. 48MP: F/1.6 Aperture; Sony IMX586 Sensor; 0.8 um Pixel Size; 1.6um (4 in 1)@12MP; 7P Lens; OIS; EIS, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size; OIS, 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 117° Wide-angle Lens, 3X Optical Zoom, Multi Autofocus (PDAF +Laser + Continuous), Video: 4K @ 30/60fps; 1080P @ 30/60fps; Slow Motion: 1080p @ 240fps; 720p @ 480fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor, UltraShot, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image
Secondary Camera 32MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR, 4K Video Recording, EIS Motorized Pop-up Camera, Sony IMX471 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Time-Lapse, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching
Internal Memory 128 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 2 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM + GSM
Thickness 8.4 mmMedium 8.8 mmMedium
Weight 192 gmHeavy 206 gmHeavy
Width 75.8 mmOk for one-handed use 75.9 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 21W Fast Charging (Quick Charge 4.0) Yes, 30W Warp Charge 30
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Military Grade Compliant (MIL-STD-810G); UFS 2.1 Storage; Wireless charging; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; DTS: X Surround Sound In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Haptic Vibration; Alert Slider; UFS 3.0 Storage; DLNA; NFC; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The main phone has a solid, conservative (un-flashy) glass sandwich design - the aluminium frame is sandwiched by two panes of Gorilla Glass
  • Impressive, high-quality fit and finish
  • The LG G8X’s camera module is completely flush with the rear surface - which creates an entirely smooth back
  • There's a handy Google Assistant button on the left - a single press launches Assistant, and a double press shows your info feed
  • IP68 protection from dust and water
  • The key USP about this phone is of course the 'second screen' case accessory (included) that adds an additional identical screen to the side of the main display, to produce an alternative take on a true 'folding' phone
  • Both the main phone display and the second screen are identical and are very good, vibrant 6.4 inch OLED displays with HDR 10 support - they produces pitch blacks and brilliant whites
  • The sunlight legibility is also good
  • The phone has no less than seven colour modes: auto, cinema, sports, game, photos, web, and expert - allowing for a lot of customisation, according to your taste
  • There's also a narrow monochrome window on the outside of the case that lets you see the time, weather, and notifications
  • The G8X dual screen experience is quite smart in that it delivers much of the folding phone experience without the insane cost - rather than sink lots of cash into developing pricey 'true' folding screen technology, LG instead took the relatively easy way out: it created a second-screen accessory for one of its flagship phones - the LG G8X ThinQ is thus a standard phone with a nice big screen that fits into a screen-toting case - when in the case, people can take advantage of the extra screen to run separate apps - the effect provides much of the utility you see in the Galaxy Fold for a fraction of the price
  • If you have the Dual Screen set to on, it will light up every time you unlock your phone - by default, it acts as a separate home screen panel with its own app dock at the bottom and space for widgets and shortcuts - in this state, you can open any app on the second screen no matter what you’re doing with the main screen
  • In practical experience, 2 major use cases emerge for the dual screen experience - one is multi-tasking (i.e. simply running 2 separate apps on the 2 screens), and the second is using the 'LG Game Pad' (the main screen turns into a customisable game pad for controlling the action on the second screen - making this quite a great phone for heavy gamers)
  • You will like watching media on your phone - even if you never end up using the LG Dual Screen much, it’s an effective kickstand and protective case all in one that props up one (or both) displays to watch at ideal angles
  • Overall, the possibilities of having a second display are endless - it's great for productivity, gaming, entertainment, mindlessly scrolling through social networks, and more
  • Of course the case with the second screen is easily removable, so when you don't want to carry a bulky phone, you don't have to lug it around
  • The G8X runs Android 9 Pie, along with LG’s latest user interface skin - the UX from LG mostly feels natural & intuitive
  • Some of the add-on features include a night mode, dark theme, blue light filter - there’s also a separate video enhancement option, which will automatically boost brightness and saturation when watching movies
  • 2019 flagship grade performance with the speed beast Snapdragon 855 at the core - everything from daily use to complex games is a breeze - in fact, heavy games don't task the phone at all, even when using the Dual Screen for gameplay
  • Good set of primary cameras - 12MP standard + 13MP super-wide - they offer mostly-accurate exposure, have sharp focus, and manage to get accurate white balance
  • Good software-based portrait mode (you can manage the amount of blur)
  • The 13MP ultra-wide lens is among the better ones amongst the current crop of smartphones, managing pretty decent quality, that's not too far behind the primary camera
  • Good low-light images from the standard lens, with good detail, very balanced exposure, low noise, and accurate colours - there’s also a Night View mode that slightly reduces the noise further
  • Decent 32MP front-facing camera - it does fairly well in daylight - there's also software-simulated portrait mode which works well
  • Good video recording quality at 1080p - detail, sharpness, colors, contrast, and dynamic range are all good - recording at 4K is average though
  • Good, loud stereo speakers
  • Excellent audio quality via headphones too - LG continues to be an audiophile's brand, producing some of the best sounding phones on the planet (it’s a shame LG is the only company interested in high-end audio these days)
  • There's also a good old 3.5mm jack at the bottom, which is a rare find in flagships these days
  • Good battery life as a 'single' phone - with a 4000mAh battery, it pushes from breakfast to bedtime consistently without sweat
  • Supports wireless charging & 21W fast charging
  • When compared to standard flagships, the LG G8X ThinQ stands it's own ground, checking most boxes, though not particularly standing out in any (except the amazing sound quality) - but include the 'second screen' flexibility, and you have a very interesting & powerful multi-tasking tool on your hand, especially for the right kind of person - it's a unique, 'nothing like anything' experience, that brings the major draw of foldable phones down to a very digestible price point - effectively the LG G8X ThinQ offers about three-quarters of the experience of the Samsung Galaxy Fold for a fraction of the cost
  • Absolutely top-notch build and design
  • The immersive, 'all screen' razor-sharp display on the front (notch-less) makes for an absolutely gorgeous looking phone
  • Super fast in-display fingerprint reader (comparable in unlocking speed to standard physical fingerprint readers)
  • Incredible, silky smooth, 'all screen' AMOLED display - with a unique 90Hz screen refresh rate that makes games and movie-watching look more fluid - even things like scrolling through webpages and apps feels really fluid (if you place a standard 60Hz phone side-by-side, you will feel the difference)
  • In fact the 90Hz display pushes the fluidity and speed of the feel of OxygenOS to a whole new level - in practical terms, seeing animations and scrolling at fluid 90FPS does more to make a phone feel performant than any benchmark score - OnePlus has hit the ball out of the park with this one
  • Crisp, high-res screen
  • Overall, this is arguably the best display on any smartphone, at present
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean (stock-like) UIs for Android
  • 2 new features that make it to the latest version of OxygenOS are screen recording, and Zen Mode (for exercising more control over your screen time)
  • With the super fast flagship Snapdragon 855, some ultra fast storage speed (UFS3), and the 90Hz screen, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a speed monster, and simply the fastest (and the fastest-feeling) Android phone to date
  • Good, versatile, triple rear camera setup - there is an ultra wide-angle camera, a standard camera and a telephoto camera
  • The phone's 3X telephoto zoom combined with a 10x digital zoom means the phone could zoom in on faraway objects while maintaining clarity and stability
  • With the wide-angle camera, you can fit way more content in each frame - though shots taken on the wide-angle camera appeared muddier near the edges
  • Overall, the photos are generally clear, bright and vibrant with some good HDR rendering
  • Portrait shots are pretty good too
  • The selfie camera is a neat pop-up camera - the mechanism works smoothly and quickly - and the camera takes some good pictures, including portraits
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Decent battery life with a 4000mAH battery - you will get a comfortable one day of use
  • Super fast charging speeds - Warp Charge juices up a fully drained OnePlus 7 Pro up to 42% in only 15 minutes - and goes up to 91% in one hour
  • Overall, if you are not insistent on having the absolute best camera phone, the OnePlus 7 Pro is an incredible value, all-round great, flagship phone, which looks beautiful, runs blazing fast, has clean software, and is a multimedia beast with that amazing silky smooth AMOLED screen, and great stereo speakers
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • With its second screen, the G8X weighs a whopping 330g - the combined package is significantly bulkier and heavier than say the Galaxy Fold, and is thus much more cumbersome to carry around in your pocket
  • The optical in-display fingerprint sensor works reliably but isn’t as fast as more recent takes on the tech by OnePlus and others (and there is no face unlock either)
  • One of the most slippery phones around when used without a case
  • When viewing shared content on both screens, there is a thick hinge down the middle
  • The experience is sometimes buggy - for example, either of the 2 screens can sometimes go off, or sometimes flicker (these issues might be sorted via software updates)
  • The 2 screens pretty much exist as separate spaces (except in Chrome which supports the 'wide view' mode to stretch the app to use both screens together) - and this is one area where LG could have done better with software - you cannot drag-and-drop content from an app (or even an app) on one screen to the other (these scenarios are all possible on the Galaxy Fold)
  • Given that Android 10 is already here, launching with Android 9 is a bit of a downer
  • The camera is quite awkward to use with the Dual Screen attached
  • While the clicked images are mostly accurate, they could have packed more visual punch
  • While the overall camera quality is not bad, the absence of a telephoto, or dedicated depth sensor, both of which are often found in this price bracket, limits the versatility of shots you can take
  • On the whole, while the dual camera setup on the LG G8X ThinQ is solid for the price - it's certainly not up to the level of the best camera smartphones (the likes of iPhone 11, the Pixel 3/3a, and the Galaxy S10 series)
  • Extensive use of the Dual Screen however takes a noticeable toll on battery life, and you might need to re-fill the battery before night
  • The phone’s USB-C port is inaccessible when using the second screen, so LG has used a MagSafe-like magnetic connector - which adds one more adaptor for you to carry around, when you are using the second screen
  • But devices like G8X ThinQ are not for everyone - if you are looking for a more "conventional" flagship, you will find an excellent option in the OnePlus 7T Pro which offers an amazing, 'full screen' 90Hz display, more versatile cameras, faster "fast charging", and an unmatched software experience
  • On the heavy and large side - and a bit too big to use comfortably with one hand
  • No IP-certified water resistance, that's available on some of it's competitors like the Galaxy 10e
  • Having said that though, the camera setup on the OnePlus 7 Pro, while an improvement on the OnePlus 6T, is still not quite as good as the best cameras out there - the Huawei P30 Pro, the iPhone XR/XS, the Pixel 3/3a, and the Galaxy S10 series - especially in terms of low light performance
  • No standard headphone jack - you will need to use either USB-C or wireless headphones (none of which is included in the retail package)
  • While the battery life is decent, the main competition - the Galaxy S10e, and iPhone XR - is significantly ahead here - in fact the OnePlus 7 Pro also falls a bit behind the OnePlus 6T, because of the larger, higher resolution screen and the high refresh rate
  • No wireless charging support
  • If on the other hand, you are looking for the best-in-class cameras or more compact phones, you can consider the likes of the Pixel 3a, or Galaxy 10e
Expert Reviews
  1. A great phone that becomes a nice versatile tool with the Dual Screen case
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Difficult to recommend
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Dual screens make this phone a multitasker's dream
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. As a standalone smartphone, the LG G8X is pretty easily outclassed...As a dual-screen device, it shows potential
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Two screens are better than one, but the G8X will (literally) weigh you down
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. You’d really have to want the Dual Screen for this to make sense as your daily phone
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The LG G8X's appeal may be niche, but it's an interesting concept that offers an alternative to foldable phones that gives budget-conscious buyers more screen for whatever they want to do on their phone
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A good package for someone wanting to experience a foldable smartphone without breaking the bank
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Eye catching device (with the case on)
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Offers about three-quarters of the experience of the Samsung Galaxy Fold for about one-third the cost...if you can put up with some usability shortcomings and average cameras, this phone is better value than most
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. A quirky multi-tasking monster
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. A quirky Android phone that should interest mobile gaming fans
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. A very interesting and capable smartphone
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. LG’s best phone In years
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. More of a novelty, than a must-have
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  16. Dual Screen Android is unexpected fun
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. On its own, the G8X is hard to recommend..But add in the Dual Screen case, which is bundled with the phone, and you've got something far more interesting than similarly priced handsets from the likes of Samsung and Google
    pcworld.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. The LG G8X ThinQ is a solidly built phone that tries to stand out by offering the convenience of a secondary display at a rather affordable price
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. There's the coolness factor of 2 displays...but LG's second-gen Dual Screen effort is very much still a work in progress
    androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. Offers a unique experience
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. A steal...gives you the most screen for your money
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. The LG G8X gives you much that's comparable to other flagship phones, with the extra display as a unique feature
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. Folding phones may be the future, but until then the G8X proves that the dual display has its place
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  24. If you like to try out new experiences, than the LG G8X is for you
    neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  25. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  28. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  29. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  30. pocketnow.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. If you are not obsessed with photography, we can wholeheartedly recommend this phone
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the biggest leap forward for OnePlus so far...impresses in practically every aspect
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The best Android phone value of 2019
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. There aren't many phones with this price-to-performance ratio
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you want the very best, the 7 Pro is a pretty good deal
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. OnePlus 7 Pro is proof that other big phones cost too much
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Come for the pop-up camera intrigue, stay for the fluid 90Hz screen
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Good package overall
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Stunning killer flagship
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. OnePlus’ most ambitious and audacious phone yet
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. A great smartphone..but two aspects stop me from completely recommending the OnePlus 7 Pro – pricing and camera quality
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the most expensive OnePlus phone yet, but it’s still a crazy good value for the money
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Feels like just another option in an increasingly crowded market
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Yet another highly-recommended OnePlus phone
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. The best Android in this price range
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. What really works in OnePlus’ favour is that flagships today are exorbitantly priced
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. Compelling...OnePlus has once again undercut the competition by building a phone that mirrors high-end features and performance, for a much less price
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. By far, the best value for a premium smartphone
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. Near perfect
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  20. Top of our recommendation list
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. The camera falls short of expectations, but everything else about the phone is decidedly impressive
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. A powerhouse that's built to perform..King in its class
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. Still the best value for money flagship you can get
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. Worth every penny
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. Crushes the competition..The fastest, best-designed, best-value Android phone
    arstechnica.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. An ambitious, brawny, beautiful flagship
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. An expensive affair (for a OnePlus phone), but a worthy one
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  28. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  29. hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  30. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  31. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  32. tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  33. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  34. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  35. slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  36. pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  37. neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  38. cnbc.com in-depth Read Review »
  39. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  40. pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  41. wired.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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