What's it going to take? That's the question I saw asked to me at the end of an LG G8 ThinQ commercial I saw recently. Or something similar to that effect. The commercial itself was showing off the camera features, portrait mode and lighting, and it's a fine ad by itself.
But the question took me by surprise.
It seems aggressive! And yet, after a few moments, I actually approved of the forwardness. It feels like an honest question from the Life's Good crew. Because for all intents and purposes, the G8 ThinQ is a powerful flagship smartphone and it probably should be on more people's radars.
I have never touched the LG G8 ThinQ, and I almost completely forgot about it after its April launch. However, aside from Apple commercials, this is the phone I see advertised more often than anything else lately. That's good on LG's part, and hopefully that means some more foot traffic in wireless carriers stores asking for "that LG phone". But obviously the question of whether or not LG's latest flagship can really go up against Samsung's remains.
It's the question that really has me wondering, though. I've taken a quick look over the reviews and previews of the handset, and, generally speaking, they speak to a handset that despite its high-end aspirations and specs still hovers there in middle-of-the-road execution. More gimmicks than strong elements, and while I saw a few people recommend the handset, most gave a wink and a nudge in Samsung's direction if you're looking for a new high-end Android phone.
(I imagine most would suggest the OnePlus 7 Pro now.)
So I'm going to take a play out of LG's playbook and ask you directly: What would it take for you to buy a new LG flagship smartphone? What would the Life's Good crew have to do to make their newest high-end beast of a smartphone be an actual option up against the likes of Samsung and/or OnePlus? Let me know!