Vibrating Screen Instead of Speakers? LG G8

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Mc Plot
Mc Plot

I just got an LG G8 yesterday. Maybe there was an update to the software or something since you did the review because the sound is great on mine. Much better than I expected.

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mkphilly
mkphilly

Rear fingerprint sensor best: single handed, accuracy..

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hi im frost
hi im frost

"It might as well be an iPhone 6" *cries in iPhone 6*

Vor 22 Stunden
Roland Anderson
Roland Anderson

I still use a palm. A IIIc. It's plugged into my desktop right now, an i7 running Windows 10.

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inevias1986
inevias1986

Linus' face at 08:18

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Ben Gayfer
Ben Gayfer

I got your Palm joke Linus lol

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The Tech Guy
The Tech Guy

Every flagship phone has a acoustic chamber for its speaker lol

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SR Productions
SR Productions

It works better with the person who's hands were used to set it up

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Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

I got to look at this phone when I worked for a cell phone company. The sound is terribly tinny. And that hand thing is so stupid.

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joshua banigan
joshua banigan

I got your palm pilot joke 🤣.

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Z Bott
Z Bott

As a proud owner of a Palm Treo, I got it.

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Danny D's World
Danny D's World

I do love me some LG Phones. Especially my G6+.

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The Napping Bear
The Napping Bear

didn't Google have an R&D project of some sort to invent floating gesture interfacing via radar?

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Firestar
Firestar

My phone is from like 2015 and it has better speakers.

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CluelessGmer
CluelessGmer

Don't pretend like you aren't intimately familiar with that length" LMAO!!

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Beukenboomer
Beukenboomer

Don't worry Linus, I get it.

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Crouton Crusader
Crouton Crusader

DO YOU WANNA EXPLAIN WHAT A POWER BOTTOM IS?????

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Badeend
Badeend

7:33 well even my iphone 6 was way faster with fingerprints

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Coleman
Coleman

LG has totally lost its way. They stopped making grownup up devices after the G6. They don't know what they want to be anymore. That display of hand wringing, crimping and twisting above the phone was cringe worthy. Embarrassing. LG needs to recall this humiliating bullshit and go back to the drawing board and come up with a mature device and try to regain the respect they had five years ago

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Łukasz Tokarski
Łukasz Tokarski

Well, first piezoelectric speaker in phone was in Xiaomi Mi Mix... Like 3 years ago

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Pier Galeone
Pier Galeone

I would have just preferred a G8 review... Or at least as well as this.

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MShak3
MShak3

https://youtu.be/O3ki1FWkARo?t=385 I got that reference !

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Ben Cybulski
Ben Cybulski

I got the palm pilot joke it was funny

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Troy Stover
Troy Stover

use the force

Vor 2 Tage
Dhanesh TG
Dhanesh TG

why so much of hate for LG ?

Vor 3 Tage
George Kountouris
George Kountouris

I just picked one up from Verizon, if you add a new line it's 20.42/month x 24 months. The trick here is that you add a new line, activate it with whatever phone number, then trade your phone number from your old device to your new device, and then cancel the new number attached to the old phone line, is a workaround that will allow you to keep the special offer, yet not have to maintain an extra line that's not being used. Anyway concerning the rear fingerprint sensor- it works well and quickly, it's located in a perfect spot and it responds quickly. Had it on the G2, V20 and it will thankfully be on this phone. I think it's great even if the tech is dated, if it's not broke why break it. That hand gesture thing is a complete gimmick and will be disabled as soon as I get the phone- that's a complete waste. Personally if I could design the perfect smart phone it would be the LG V20 (that will allow me to change the battery or add an extended battery) with a modern processor, screen (but flat not these curved ones) updated cameras and new OS, a plastic body is fine (glass is fragile, metal can interfere with reception). A bit utilitarian for people that value functionality and purpose over aesthetics. Sorry to diverge.

Vor 5 Tage
gregbert2
gregbert2

I would have LMAO if he had said "it has 128 gig of EEPROM" Morons would have lost their minds. They would have had to go get a glass of dangerous Dihydrogen Oxide and choke on it LOL. Black bars on top and "bottom" of screen, talking about the Palm. What is this, the '90s channel?

Vor 5 Tage
BloodFlow HigH
BloodFlow HigH

LG skin was better than samsung and still today,it's AWESOME.

Vor 8 Tage
BloodFlow HigH
BloodFlow HigH

LG is in the top 3.

Vor 8 Tage
BloodFlow HigH
BloodFlow HigH

LG always make better phones than top manufacturers. LG is all innovation. 👑 💯

Vor 8 Tage
Colter Pett
Colter Pett

just like the k8 2017 which turns off at 20% like an old iphone

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Angel Wisetoothe
Angel Wisetoothe

Cheaper than s10e? Fuck yah

Vor 10 Tage
Mr Comer
Mr Comer

I tell all the viewers to go check the LG G8 out yourself. Then make a final judgement.. I got the G8 I love it.. I think they a doing a "gimmicking bashing review" 😂

Vor 11 Tage
Leo ledchen
Leo ledchen

I think it's No dealbraker because you can use the Headphonejack instead of the Speakers and it's usefull for calls

Vor 12 Tage
Gavin Zanella
Gavin Zanella

5:38 linus looking up what a power bottom is

Vor 15 Tage
L S
L S

You forgot face id. They finally have a reason to have the notch. lol.

Vor 16 Tage
TwenOalley
TwenOalley

6:30 linus sounds so sad when he said "some people" :P

Vor 17 Tage
E_Lewis 7
E_Lewis 7

Watching it one an lg g8. I got it for free at at&t so yeee

Vor 18 Tage
Franknpipe
Franknpipe

Finally, someone who actually has the G8! I'm on At&t too, and eligible for an upgrade. Can you tell me please if this so-called "crystal OLED audio" actually works? Is the sound clear or muffled during phone calls?

Vor 18 Tage
Dreyus Giroux
Dreyus Giroux

8:13 big oof

Vor 19 Tage
Joe Black
Joe Black

I knew linus little dick tip was a wigger..........and now he confirmed it 5:11

Vor 20 Tage
mjc0961
mjc0961

You made James walk off screen instead of letting him do his famous "FRESHBOOKS" shout?

Vor 20 Tage
C G
C G

What if the screen cracks? Do you lose sounds?

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Soroush EINE
Soroush EINE

nope

Vor 20 Tage
Mitchell
Mitchell

idk why but this video was hella funny to me. that psychic dj comment lmao

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wandererstraining
wandererstraining

Lol. I got the Palm Pilot reference. I used to want one so badly when I was young!

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wandererstraining
wandererstraining

+The Garden of Eatin Software design and ergonomics matter a lot, huh?

Vor 19 Tage
The Garden of Eatin
The Garden of Eatin

I bought an M100 a couple years ago, and there are things it does better than any Android or iOS device.

Vor 19 Tage
Gal
Gal

Interesting! Join the largest LG Photography group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LGInternationalMobilePhotography

Vor 22 Tage
BikeSpike
BikeSpike

4:17 "ohh, it felt really sleek but I couldn't put my finger on why." 10/10 joke👌

Vor 22 Tage
Drips Avill
Drips Avill

lg v40 is the best sounding speaker phone ive ever had

Vor 23 Tage
Ten Vo
Ten Vo

Chi chi tức vo thi be 🐓🐉đừng noi chi làm cao gio đắc hơi nha

Vor 23 Tage
hardy gajjar
hardy gajjar

YOU NEED TO ACTIVATE THE FEATURE FROM THE SETTINGS IN GENERAL- AIR MOTION- CONTROL CALLS AND ALLARMS

Vor 23 Tage
Inspiring Rishab
Inspiring Rishab

Full review maybe? 👀😛😛

Vor 23 Tage
Raul TV
Raul TV

Guy with beard looks like he wants to kiss the heck out of his buddy 🤔🤫🤓

Vor 24 Tage
Taha Yaagoubi
Taha Yaagoubi

These guys should really play and test it BEFORE they show it off. This makes it look so bad. The air motion didn't work cuz you're supposed to pretend like you're grabbing an air knob. Gimmicky yes but other than that it's just an extra feature to use with the new added Z camera. Horrible video that makes the phone look so bad...

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seeindarkness
seeindarkness

Go Palm Pilot!

Vor 24 Tage
Drafty Satyr
Drafty Satyr

" ... the epitome of obnoxious music" - you were dead right there.

Vor 24 Tage
OSCAR BADILLO
OSCAR BADILLO

Which one of you guys here are power bottom?

Vor 24 Tage
Centerpeice
Centerpeice

I have always liked lg skin, but I've been mostly using lg since the g2 so I like htc skin more, but lg skin isn't bad. Samsung's is the worst by far

Vor 24 Tage
Tyler Hager
Tyler Hager

Glad to see LG utilize old Kinect hardware in their phones. Great use of old tech. It even works as well as the Kinect!

Vor 24 Tage
MICOLE WHYTE #Oneplus6T
MICOLE WHYTE #Oneplus6T

I mean the LG G6 didn't have a camera bump either it was smooth and flushed in so I don't know what the big deal over the G8 not having a camera bump is about.

Vor 26 Tage
MICOLE WHYTE #Oneplus6T
MICOLE WHYTE #Oneplus6T

This LG G8 won't have Android Q until late 2021

Vor 26 Tage
John Austin
John Austin

If ever sadly

Vor 8 Tage
Ivan R.
Ivan R.

Any one else can't hear that much of a difference? lmao

Vor 26 Tage
ATINYNEKO
ATINYNEKO

My s10+ almost unlocks instantly with the screen on. But i scanned both thumbs and indexes 16 times instead of 8

Vor 26 Tage
A Hettinger
A Hettinger

I think it should be pronounced the LG "gate" FTR: I got it Linus. I got it.

Vor 26 Tage
Clarence Baker
Clarence Baker

Even tho I don't like lg (lol while my primary phone is lg v20 lg products just don't age well) I like how they don't have a camera hump at all I wish they would've done that on the Galaxy S10 series

Vor 26 Tage
Rodolfo Ferreira
Rodolfo Ferreira

LG G Series: Great hardware under the shadow of terrible, confusing, misleading, non-working, poor written, underdeveloped LG software. It's been like that for at least 4 years. Just move on, Samsung got you covered.

Vor 27 Tage
John Vu
John Vu

You use fingerprint wrongly!

Vor 27 Tage
Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage
Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage

0:40 ~ Hahahaha. I will get a ruler out and study what is going on. ~ Woke after midnight tonight, read some news, then masturbated twice. Enjoying Mint Tea with Organic Milk, then back to bed. There has been less penis pressure than i used to produce, but we should still be beyond 6 inches.

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Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage
Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage

5:37 ~ So noted "Ear Sound Absorption Hole", you are in my dictionary as having used this Phrase. Alternative to ~ "Coral Conch Canal Frozen Lentigo Lenticular Ear Cap Hairy Snail Hole"

Vor 27 Tage
Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage
Hi Neil of 'Cidi Al-Masry' Sidi Al-Masri Sandage

While Standing Up. Always measure Standing.

Vor 27 Tage
Antonio Moreno
Antonio Moreno

I still have a iPhone 5s 😓

Vor 27 Tage
Alessandro Candeloro
Alessandro Candeloro

6:26 I feel bad to have understood the joke.......

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dege13
dege13

I got and enjoyed the Palm Pilot joke.

Vor 28 Tage
Jim Funicelli
Jim Funicelli

The only thing I've ever missed from my LG G3 was the Copy/Paste HISTORY function! I don't know what it's not a part of Android by default yet. Other than that, the interface is fine (better than Samsung) but not as good as stock Android.

Vor 28 Tage
Jim Funicelli
Jim Funicelli

I lied their built in camera was amazing and let you manually change focus, exposure, white balance etc. That was pretty neat! 👌🏼

Vor 28 Tage
rwh19921
rwh19921

Suprising the audio is bad given lg tends to focus on audio. But it is really cool how you were able to hear the call clearly even in a loud environment.

Vor 28 Tage
Marcus W
Marcus W

does Linus wanna explain wanna explain what a power bottom is :-)

Vor 29 Tage
Harsh Kale
Harsh Kale

Hey guys plz review this phone again because u can change the speaker out put noise in setting instead of noise coming out from middle it can be changed to top and linus clearly sucked at using air motion next time use a better test subject and u forgot to mention about the wide angle camera and the fking f1.7 aperture front facing camera with tof tech.

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Matthew Bodden
Matthew Bodden

I have the new stylo and play PUBG on it all the time and the hand gestures on it for the camera are actually cool, and the camera is good enough for good content that is and a pen (metal twig) comes with it too

Vor 29 Tage
Jess Whatley
Jess Whatley

I want James to be in more videos!

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dalm3000
dalm3000

I got the palm pilot joke guess I'm old now.

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fabian fernandez
fabian fernandez

Maybe need laser sensor

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fabian fernandez
fabian fernandez

Air motion be amazing is work

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fabian fernandez
fabian fernandez

I like & love screen speakers amazing

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Peter Arnold
Peter Arnold

It's actually fun to watch phone and feature reviews done in this fashion. Casual and ad-lib.

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Hey John
Hey John

Try to play music then put the G8 into the water. Hear the music while it's in the water and then pick up the G8 off the water. Then give your comment about the sound.

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Tarocco Bun
Tarocco Bun

Riley, please explain what a power bottom is :3

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0BlaiddDrwg0
0BlaiddDrwg0

putting the phone bluntly on some grass in a pot. Art, baby!

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gameflux
gameflux

No thank you !

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Beanie
Beanie

I can confirm that the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on my s10+ takes a little bit longer to unlock compared to the classic scanner on the back of the s9+ but i guess this implementation offers the best compromise. Highest accuracy of any fingerprint scanning technique so far, it works under your display and it works while your screen is turned off. I think the ~100ms longer unlock time is quite acceptable and you get used to it pretty quickly

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BarfyMan 362
BarfyMan 362

Linus, I got your palm pilot joke. I appreciated it

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Jackson Jacoy
Jackson Jacoy

I miss the Galaxy s4 days with all the gimmicks

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Freeman
Freeman

You have a 50 people working there, is it really that much to ask for a review instead of a video blog?

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fiddlefingers
fiddlefingers

Don't worry Linus. I got the palm pilot reference.

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Mugenski
Mugenski

Palm IIIe baby

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Pickle Rick
Pickle Rick

phones are so crazy uninventional these days, that the super expensive ones only attract enthusiasts that want the "new technology fingerprint sensor" hat has already been around. 1-2 milimeters less bazzle around the scren = "shut up and take my money" the reality is, low cost mobile phones are already so advanced, everything high priced right now is targeted toward people wo actually need a new phone, because for some reason the old one doesn't do it anymore. be it decreased battery life and a non-changable battery model - or be it the darn thing fell out of the pocket and the slim design bazzle made the screen extra prone to breaking. for all the social media apps, a nice galaxy s3 with a non-official android like lineageos is plenty enough. the spec requirements of these apps will not change, neither do the phones. filling the phone with tons of cache data over the years or not porting android for a specific model (which the open source szene does a terriffic job at) will result in a phone that seems unusable after a few years. but it is actually not a total garbe throw-away thing. installing lineage plus a new battery made my s3 into an impressive device. bluetooth audio sucks for the A5 with cracking noises and compression issues on stock firmware. an s3 is so reliable, has nougat very stable for it. GPS including AGPS and celltown navigation, including wifi and bluetooth based navigation: working. just working out of the box. my S4 has giant gps issues where getting a satfix takes forever. another S4 just broke for no reason and never turned on again. seems to be a known issue. an s2 is for todays standards underpowered. an s4 is not reliable. i had 2 of them, both are not great. an s3 to me is the phone i would really hate to break. not because it was expensive, but it was the most reliable phone on earth. best advice from me will be: go for a proven stable device that might have 7 years on it's back, but is more than sufficient for being a facebook or whatsapp device. afterall: you might be subjected to marketing nonsense. if you know one person, who knows what odin is, please go save a lot of money, get a decent s3, buy replacement batteries and still save money with a device where you can charge one battery while using the other. get unlimited battery life, except quickly popping the battery in and out, for the cheapest. the s3 might be considered obsolete. sure every ad for a newer phone will tell you that. it is actually too good, it hurts the market. S4 biggest garbage, S7 just overheats for no reason. S3 is a genuine good device that never failed me as a daily driver for whatever purpose. unless you intent to play fortnite or pubg for android, or you are used to the apple environment, there is no reason to spend more on a phone than a used S3 costs. who actually games on mobile anyways. the onscreen control emulators are so bad, it will never replace an actual gamepad.

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Beanie
Beanie

As far as i know,cthere is no ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that works under a smartphone display thats not a s10, i guess it is quite the achievement. I have a s3 note 3 and s5 still lying around all modified with custom roms i had to use in the past to even remotely use these devices and they have aged drastically. With their latest installments of the galaxy s series (8, 9 and 10) you get (imo) the best android experience there is right now out of the box. Their One UI is by far the best looking and smoothest performing "version" of android and the amount of tiny bit quite useful features is insane. And if you used a s8 or newer for longer than a few days, you will never ever want to go back to the S3's jaggy dark and tiny display. Especially on the latest s10+ the display makes it so much more enjoyable to just watch and/or read stuff brcause it looks as good as a display can possibly present it to you. (Note thst the s10's screen is as of yet the best screen displaymate.com has ever tested) Long story short, there are many things that imo justify the flagship phones in the case of samsungs galaxy s series.

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Steven hawks
Steven hawks

Riley looks like a coke addict...

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Baba ChomuLol
Baba ChomuLol

You should not touch and hold the extenr fingerprint scanner you should only touch it and leave it

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Amoon
Amoon

Nice phone, nothing works :))

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coolbluex
coolbluex

james' crotch at the end. i cannot.

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Ty Qwer
Ty Qwer

Is it the same tech as in Xiaomi’s first Mi Mix? The call listening.

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Tracy Sheng
Tracy Sheng

"do you wanna explain what a power bottom is?"

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Jonathan Walters Media Center
Jonathan Walters Media Center

lol I still use the LG G4 :)

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Daniel
Daniel

And this is why I Moto :)

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Luuk van aaken
Luuk van aaken

That’s it. I’m unsubscribing. There is no more fun in LTT. Linus what happened to you!¿

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Jacob
Jacob

I appreciated your palm pilot joke linus

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