LG G8x ThinQ - Peak Performer
LG has once again stepped up their game and has released a great phone that anyone will be happy to have. The LG G8x ThinQ (pronounced as "think-cue") centers around LGs eco-system of products equipped with artificial intelligence. With a connected world LG brings this connection closer tying their ThinQ products together to give users a greater experience. The LG G8x is the next revision being released in this world. This device boasts the Qualcoms 855 Octa-core processor.
The Qualcom 855 chip is the champion of chip sets. It is listed as the first chip to be built on the 7nm processing technology. Previous technology was on 10nm. This size maybe reduced but the overall power is immense. This chipset is what powers the LG G8 ThinQ and brings the tech to life. provides up to 7x20 carrier aggregation downlink (2Gbps) and 3x20 carrier aggregation uplink (316Mbps). The Processor sports the updated 485 CPU with 8 cores giving a clock speed of 2.84ghz. The NEW updated GPU Adreno 640 can render and mimic real-life look, feel, depth, and material, giving a user a graphical representation of a true-to-life experience. This a first in mobile gaming and it is a first true HDR gaming on a mobile. Speaking of HDR, along with processing power this chipset brings the new HDR10 experience for life-like footage with a wide spectrum of color that is rich, accurate, and high-contrast.
As with all my phones I run a series of benchmark tests to determine the phone's ability to handle its processor and memory available. I like to know where my phone stands in comparison to other devices. I have tested the device using 4 different performance management software each yielded some great results. When I run my tests, I do this first before setting up any other application or service. I have minimal services running in the foreground or background so as to not skew my results. I also make sure my battery operational temperature is around 24-26 degrees Celsius.
This performance test again measures the GPU's ability and the CPU processing power. Geekbench 5 is new and scores are calibrated against a baseline score of 1000 (which is the score of an Intel Core i3-8100). You can expect the same hardware to produce a score 75 to 80 percent lower on Geekbench 5. Higher scores are better, with double the score indicating double the performance. The LG G8x handled itself quite well with a single-core score of 752 and Multi-core of 2690. The processor is showing signs to be able to handle extreme heavy usage with high end games and heavy CPU needs being met. For the Graphics computational test the LG G8x scored a 2240 for OpenCL and 2180 for Vulkan test scores.
PCMARK for Android
Utilizing the work 2.0 performance test the application ran its myriad of tests checking processing, picture manipulating, and editing ability of documents, navigating interweb and data manipulation. Along with this test I evaluated the Computer Vision option which aims to focus on the device’s performance with image recognition tasks. Finally, the Storage test which checks for the devices ability to handle fast smooth stutter-free performance when accessing storage content. Work 2.0 performance yielded a score of 9345, Computer vision came in at 3712, and the Storage component was 13514. All these scores are in line with high end multitasking devices. For comparison the LG G8 scored 8647/5243/8524 LG G7 scored 7641/4983/4791 in the same tests.
With 3DMark I ran the Sling Shot Extreme which utilizes the OpenGL ES 3.1 or Vulkan graphics API. Graphic tests are based on a 2560 x 1440 screen resolution. The Slingshot ES 3.1 - Demo program is extremely demanding to get the results it looks for. The applications also test the devices rendering abilities, graphic intensive ability. It is geared for evaluating a devices ability to handle high end computations for graphic rendering and video playback. It is computed via a graphics test and a physics test to measure CPU performance. The LG G8x Had an Impressive score of 5763 for OpenGL ES 3.1 and 4867 for Vulkan. In comparison the LG G8 had 5660/4976 and the LG G7 had a score of 4537/3588. The G8x scored 99% better thank results from all other devices. This shows the LG G8x is in line with high-end multitasking and computational abilities and seems to beat out its competitors in handling the same CPU.
Antutu Benchmark & 3D Rating
This Benchmark application measures multiple layers of evaluation from memory performance, CPU integer Performance, and 2D 3D graphics Performance. The overall results of this test yielded a score of 422105 while the LG G8 had 356919 and LG G7 had a score of 263888. This score came back with the device handling a 3D game performance at a high quality mode. CPU processor also confirmed to support large apps with excellent multitasking. This device is listed as defeating 90% of other user devices who ran the same test.
Along with these tests I now perform a CPU throttling test. I run the CPU throttling test for a minimum of 1 minutes. during this time period we can see if there are any built-in mechanisms to reduce CPU usage under heavy use.
CPU Throttling Test
When testing the LG G8x the Qualcomm 855 chip showed to have a maximum CPU clock rate of 2.84Ghz. under heavy load we were able to see a maximum performance of 249,469 GIPS (billion instructions per second) obtained. The average GIPS was 234500 and on the low end ranked in at 216539 GIPS. The LG G8x was showed to be throttled down to 89% of the available processor speed available.
The LG G8x ThinQ brings with it the next generation of processing power. Providing users everything they need from regular work applications to high end gaming to even better photographs. This phone is great for any user type of experience.
Enjoy and remember never use your phone or tablet while driving, be safe and healthy.
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