LG G8 ThinQ Review: An Affordable, Capable Flagship Smartphone

LG G8 ThinQ: Gaming and Graphics Benchmarks

Next we'll put the LG G8 ThinQ through GFXBench, which has been one of our standard mobile graphics performance benchmarks for quite a while now. In order to ensure display refresh (v-sync) and resolution are not limiting factors, we are comparing off-screen test results here. GFXBench tests OpenGL ES graphics workloads and we're specifically testing GLES 2.0 and 3.0 rendering performance in the following two benchmark modules. 

3D Graphics Benchmarks: 3DMark & GFX Bench
Pushing The Pixels

lg g8 thinq bench gfxbench trex

lg g8 thinq bench gfxbench manhattan

In both tests here, the G8 ThinQ ranks ever so slightly behind the Galaxy S10+. Both phones perform well ahead of the competition, iPhone XS aside.

We also ran Futuremark's 3DMark, which has been a staple 3D graphics benchmark at HotHardware across all mobile and desktop platforms for many years. In this case we were running 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, which is targeted for mobile devices and also runs at 720p in offscreen mode, so as to take display resolution out of the equation. This test and its 3D graphics engine are also based on the legacy OpenGL ES 2.0 API. 

lg g8 thinq bench 3dmark ice storm scores

lg g8 thinq bench 3dmark ice storm fps

lg g8 thinq bench 3dmark sling shot scores

lg g8 thinq bench 3dmark sling shot fps

In the Slingshot test, the LG G8 ThinQ finds itself in a familiar spot at the Galaxy S10+'s heels. However, it actually takes a bit of a lead in the less intensive Ice Storm benchmark. To be precise, however, the Galaxy S10+ still retains the graphics score lead, but the G8 ThinQ's physics score holds up better.

Before we wrap up our review and final analysis, we will see how the LG G8 ThinQ fares in our battery life testing...

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