LG G8 ThinQ arriving ahead of launch date for some T-Mobile customers


The LG G8 ThinQ doesn’t officially launch in T-Mobile stores for another couple of days, but some T-Mo customers already have the G8 in their hands.

TmoNews reader Bill received his LG G8 ThinQ from T-Mobile yesterday. It arrived overnight and so far, he says he’s impressed with the device, adding that the Crystal Sound OLED feature that uses the screen as a speaker sounds nice.

T-Mobile is selling the LG G8 ThinQ for $619.99, which is $200 off its MSRP. You can grab it on EIP for $0 down and $25.84 per month for 24 months, or you can use JUMP! On Demand to get the G8 for $0 down and $27 per month on an 18-month lease with a $133.99 residual payment.

T-Mo will also give you up to half off the LG G8 via monthly bill credits when you trade in a qualifying device or add a new line of service. Phones that qualify for trade-in with this offer include the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9 series, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 and V30+, LG G7 ThinQ, Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and OnePlus 6T. To get this deal, you must buy the G8 on EIP.

The LG G8 ThinQ will be available in T-Mobile stores this Friday, April 12th. If you pre-ordered a G8 and already got your phone, be sure to share your first impressions with us!

Thanks, Bill!

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  • steadymobb

    All 5 people are very excited

    • marque2

      I am. Wife got hers on Monday. Still waiting on S9 from Costco.

      Note that TMobile made it impossible to order from the website if you were an existing customer. I had to call TMobile directly to order it. They gave free overnight shipping to compensate for the trouble.

      • Tale 85

        Me too, I wonder who the other three are.

        I had the same problem with the “Server Error” over the weekend. Which is why I too got the complimentary overnight shipping.

      • I never pre-order online or over the phone. I always do it via @TMobileHelp on Twitter. Extremely helpful staff on that channel, and I have yet to pay any shipping costs.

        Ordered the G8 on Friday the 5th and had it Monday the 8th. It’s a great companion to my Pixel 3XL.

  • Dan

    Got mine, love it so far! More well rounded than the S10e it replaces.

    • marque2

      You don’t keep phones very long do you?

      • Daniel Betancourt

        Jump on demand, greatest thing since sliced bread. Zero cost to upgrade, actually lower monthly for the G8

        • Derek

          You can justify it all you want, but at the end of the day, you’re pissing away your money. Leasing anything is always a win for the business first over the customer. Leasing something is just admitting your bad with money.

        • Daniel Betancourt

          I won’t deny any of that. Just figure I always buy a phone when the EIP is one since I like upgrades. If always have a payment might as well have the latest. I’m a T-Mobile fan so I have no issue with their business winning my cash.

          Why so angry?

        • Derek

          I’m not angry. I’m just frustrated by how bad people are getting with their money. People buying the latest $1k flagship phones meanwhile they can’t buy proper clothing for their children. More people struggling with debt and then asking for handouts. Honestly, unless you are taking a loan to start a business or buy a home, i feel like credit should be illegal.

        • Daniel Betancourt

          I understand, I do lot of product reviews so earn some income that way. JOD I one of the ways to get my hands on them early on with minimal cost in the event I don’t get a review unit.

        • marque2

          If having the latest phone is your thing – seems like this plan is great for you. As for “you are wasting money” eh – I may not be “wasting money” on phones but you will find that all of us have hobbies or interests that others will call “wasting money.”

          So unless you are living in a tent to do this – have fun with it.

    • skywalkr2

      Hey so – is that right? I have the s9+ and was thinking to try this. Why is it better?

      • Daniel Betancourt

        I came from a S10+ before so a little hard to compare to S9+ but here are my reasons.
        -Arguably better build quality
        -Well rounded cameras (quality is personal preference, see youtube comparisons)
        -Good (not amazing) battery life, probably not as good as your S9+, better than the S10e
        -Amazing audio (quad DAC) especially with high res files
        -ToF camera is pretty useless and gimmicy for hand gestures but it is better than iPhone for faceID, very fast and secure
        -Crystal sound audio is pretty cool for phone calls, it approached bone conduction territory, easy to hear calls in loud environments
        -Flat screen, personal preference as I getting too many false positive touches on Samsung curved screens

        As I said, I love it mainly because it is well rounded overall.

        • skywalkr2

          The flat screen was why I wanted last year’s model, and picked S9 only because it had the better battery. And since this is only $600 at TMO… I am tempted.

        • Daniel Betancourt

          It’s definitely worth checking out, that price and the latest specs is a great combo .

          Check out the YouTube reviews, most are negative saying jack of all trades, master of none, some are very unbiased and give it a lot of praise for what you get and discuss how it is not a lot of new but is just more refined.

          If I have one complaint, it is that the interface is dated and bland. I just installed Nova launcher and am 100% happy now .

  • Francisco Peña

    I left LG after having the G4/5/6 and the buggy software.

    • riverhorse

      The class action suit was just settled. I “think” you are entitled to a few hundred.

    • skywalkr2

      I left LG because of the boot loop nonsense on G3/G4.

    • teaReactor

      Fortunately I never had a problem with my G6. I bought it at launch. I never did accept the Android update thought. I read it had some issues on XDA/reddit and decided it wasn’t worth it. Only thing I cared about was the camera update.

  • teaReactor

    I’m very happy with my G7 I just upgraded to for $400. Actually the LG rep was in the store and said I made a great choice and said they are more or less the same phone.. but if I were adding a line and getting a bigger discount then get the latest.

  • Francisco Peña

    i didn’t see the cutoff of the lawsuit date to join and I didn’t qualify. I even contacted the law firm and was rejected.

    So no more LG for me.