Is LG G8s ThinQ Waterproof device to take underwater video and picture?

In LG’s MWC 2019 event, the new LG G8s ThinQ was finally released globally. LG G8s ThinQ eventually hit the Taiwan market on June 28 and now is available all around the world. LG G8s ThinQ is an affordable version of its big brother LG G8s ThinQ with a triple camera system. With this affordable device, customers are not more interested to buy the device more than ever. However, before making the purchase final, many customers want to know whether the new device is waterproof and dustproof? Well, let’s find out!

LG G8s ThinQ is a masterpiece on its own. Its a brilliantly crafted device with top-notch features in the market. It comes with a 6.2″ display with a resolution of 1080 by 2248 pixels. LG G8s ThinQ runs on Android 9 pie operating system. The device is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and is coupled with 6 GB of RAM which can do almost anything. Talking about the camera, it has got a 12-megapixel primary camera; a second 13-megapixel camera and a third 12-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. Apart from those, it has a promising 3500 mAh battery and a couple of sensors including Light sensor, Proximity sensor Accelerometer and Gyroscope.

Is LG G8s ThinQ Waterproof device to take underwater video and picture?

Is LG G8s ThinQ Waterproof device to take underwater video and picture?

In the modern smartphone era, everybody is looking for a waterproof smartphone. With increased activities like underwater photography, making and placing calls while showering, etc has increased the demand of waterproof smartphone.


A waterproof smartphone is a kind of smartphone which can resist any possible water damage. You might have seen some devices which immediately gets damage when they come in contact with water. This is not true at all for waterproof smartphones.

You will be happy to know that according to the official LG website, LG G8s ThinQ comes with IP68 waterproof ratings. This means that the device is indeed waterproof and can resist any accidental water damage up to 1.5m for 30 mins. However, we will still conduct LG G8s ThinQ waterproof test to be sure.

LG G8s ThinQ Waterproof Test

In this waterproof test, we are going to put the device in water for 1 minute in a small water tank. After 1 minute, we will test the device for any abnormalities.


This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. So users are advised not to try this at home, as it might damage your device.

Camera Working, no damage
Screen Working, no damage
Speaker Working, no damage

After conducting the waterproof test, we found that LG G8s ThinQ can sustain itself under water for more than 30 minutes. So it’s safe to assume that you can take it with you for swimming. And since its officially IP68 waterproof, it is also immune to dust particles.


After performing a waterproof test on LG G8s ThinQ, we can clearly say that the device is indeed waterproof and dustproof. This means that the device can withstand any accidental water splash. And users can use this device to make or receive calls during rain or taking a shower.

Also, for those who are wondering, yes you can use this device to take underwater photographs, selfie shots, etc. Also, the touchscreen works pretty solid underwater. So you can potentially play games while you’re swimming. Apart from that, you don’t need to worry about sand particles going inside your device as its dustproof as well.


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