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Vibrating Screen Instead of Speakers? LG G8

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LG’s flagship smartphone’s are often unfairly overlooked. This year’s G8 uses a vibrating screen as a speaker, and lets you unlock the device by reading your palm! But are these gimmicks good or garbage?
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  1. Roland Anderson

    Roland Anderson

    Ngày trước

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

  2. inevias1986


    Ngày trước

    Linus' face at 08:18

  3. Ben Gayfer

    Ben Gayfer

    Ngày trước

    I got your Palm joke Linus lol

  4. The Tech Guy

    The Tech Guy

    Ngày trước

    Every flagship phone has a acoustic chamber for its speaker lol

  5. SR Productions

    SR Productions

    Ngày trước

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

  6. Jason LeBlanc

    Jason LeBlanc

    Ngày trước

    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.

  7. joshua banigan

    joshua banigan

    Ngày trước

    I got your palm pilot joke 🤣.

  8. Z Bott

    Z Bott

    Ngày trước

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

  9. Danny D's World

    Danny D's World

    Ngày trước

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

  10. The Napping Bear

    The Napping Bear

    Ngày trước

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

  11. Firestar


    Ngày trước

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

  12. CluelessGmer


    Ngày trước

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

  13. Beukenboomer


    Ngày trước

    Don't worry Linus, I get it.

  14. Crouton Crusader

    Crouton Crusader

    Ngày trước


  15. Badeend


    Ngày trước

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

  16. Coleman


    Ngày trước

    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

  17. Łukasz Tokarski

    Łukasz Tokarski

    Ngày trước

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

  18. Pier Galeone

    Pier Galeone

    Ngày trước

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

  19. MShak3


    Ngày trước I got that reference !

  20. Ben Cybulski

    Ben Cybulski

    Ngày trước

    I got the palm pilot joke it was funny

  21. Troy Stover

    Troy Stover

    2 ngày trước

    use the force

  22. Dhanesh TG

    Dhanesh TG

    2 ngày trước

    why so much of hate for LG ?

  23. George Kountouris

    George Kountouris

    4 ngày trước

    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.

  24. gregbert2


    5 ngày trước

    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?

  25. BloodFlow HigH

    BloodFlow HigH

    7 ngày trước

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

  26. BloodFlow HigH

    BloodFlow HigH

    7 ngày trước

    LG is in the top 3.

  27. BloodFlow HigH

    BloodFlow HigH

    7 ngày trước

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

    • Colter Pett

      Colter Pett

      Ngày trước

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

  28. Angel Wisetoothe

    Angel Wisetoothe

    10 ngày trước

    Cheaper than s10e? Fuck yah

  29. Mr Comer

    Mr Comer

    10 ngày trước

    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" 😂

  30. Leo ledchen

    Leo ledchen

    11 ngày trước

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

  31. Gavin Zanella

    Gavin Zanella

    15 ngày trước

    5:38 linus looking up what a power bottom is

  32. L S

    L S

    15 ngày trước

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

  33. TwenOalley


    16 ngày trước

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

  34. E_Lewis 7

    E_Lewis 7

    18 ngày trước

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

    • Franknpipe


      18 ngày trước

      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?

  35. Dreyus Giroux

    Dreyus Giroux

    18 ngày trước

    8:13 big oof

  36. Joe Black

    Joe Black

    20 ngày trước

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

  37. mjc0961


    20 ngày trước

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

  38. C G

    C G

    20 ngày trước

    What if the screen cracks? Do you lose sounds?

    • Soroush EINE

      Soroush EINE

      19 ngày trước


  39. Mitchell


    21 ngày trước

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

  40. wandererstraining


    21 ngày trước

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

    • wandererstraining


      18 ngày trước

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

    • The Garden of Eatin

      The Garden of Eatin

      18 ngày trước

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

  41. Gal


    21 ngày trước

    Interesting! Join the largest LG Photography group on Facebook at:

  42. BikeSpike


    22 ngày trước

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

  43. Drips Avill

    Drips Avill

    22 ngày trước

    lg v40 is the best sounding speaker phone ive ever had

  44. Ten Vo

    Ten Vo

    22 ngày trước

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

  45. hardy gajjar

    hardy gajjar

    22 ngày trước


  46. Inspiring Rishab

    Inspiring Rishab

    23 ngày trước

    Full review maybe? 👀😛😛

  47. Raul TV

    Raul TV

    23 ngày trước

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

  48. Taha Yaagoubi

    Taha Yaagoubi

    23 ngày trước

    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...

  49. seeindarkness


    23 ngày trước

    Go Palm Pilot!

  50. Drafty Satyr

    Drafty Satyr

    23 ngày trước

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



    24 ngày trước

    Which one of you guys here are power bottom?

  52. Centerpeice


    24 ngày trước

    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

  53. Tyler Hager

    Tyler Hager

    24 ngày trước

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

  54. MICOLE WHYTE #Oneplus6T

    MICOLE WHYTE #Oneplus6T

    25 ngày trước

    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.

  55. MICOLE WHYTE #Oneplus6T

    MICOLE WHYTE #Oneplus6T

    25 ngày trước

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

    • John Austin

      John Austin

      7 ngày trước

      If ever sadly

  56. Ivan R.

    Ivan R.

    26 ngày trước

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



    26 ngày trước

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

  58. A Hettinger

    A Hettinger

    26 ngày trước

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

  59. Clarence Baker

    Clarence Baker

    26 ngày trước

    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

  60. Rodolfo Ferreira

    Rodolfo Ferreira

    26 ngày trước

    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.

  61. John Vu

    John Vu

    26 ngày trước

    You use fingerprint wrongly!

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

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

    26 ngày trước

    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.

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

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

      26 ngày trước

      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"

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

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

      26 ngày trước

      While Standing Up. Always measure Standing.

  63. Antonio Moreno

    Antonio Moreno

    27 ngày trước

    I still have a iPhone 5s 😓

  64. Alessandro Candeloro

    Alessandro Candeloro

    27 ngày trước

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

  65. dege13


    27 ngày trước

    I got and enjoyed the Palm Pilot joke.

  66. Jim Funicelli

    Jim Funicelli

    28 ngày trước

    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.

    • Jim Funicelli

      Jim Funicelli

      28 ngày trước

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

  67. rwh19921


    28 ngày trước

    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.

  68. Marcus W

    Marcus W

    28 ngày trước

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

  69. Harsh Kale

    Harsh Kale

    28 ngày trước

    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.

  70. Matthew Bodden

    Matthew Bodden

    28 ngày trước

    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

  71. Jess Whatley

    Jess Whatley

    28 ngày trước

    I want James to be in more videos!

  72. dalm3000


    28 ngày trước

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

  73. fabian fernandez

    fabian fernandez

    28 ngày trước

    Maybe need laser sensor

  74. fabian fernandez

    fabian fernandez

    28 ngày trước

    Air motion be amazing is work

  75. fabian fernandez

    fabian fernandez

    28 ngày trước

    I like & love screen speakers amazing

  76. Peter Arnold

    Peter Arnold

    28 ngày trước

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

  77. Hey John

    Hey John

    28 ngày trước

    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.

  78. Tarocco Bun

    Tarocco Bun

    28 ngày trước

    Riley, please explain what a power bottom is :3

  79. 0BlaiddDrwg0


    29 ngày trước

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

  80. gameflux


    29 ngày trước

    No thank you !

  81. Beanie


    29 ngày trước

    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

  82. BarfyMan 362

    BarfyMan 362

    29 ngày trước

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

  83. Jackson Jacoy

    Jackson Jacoy

    29 ngày trước

    I miss the Galaxy s4 days with all the gimmicks

  84. Freeman


    29 ngày trước

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

  85. fiddlefingers


    29 ngày trước

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

  86. Mugenski


    29 ngày trước

    Palm IIIe baby

  87. Pickle Rick

    Pickle Rick

    29 ngày trước

    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.

    • Beanie


      29 ngày trước

      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 has ever tested) Long story short, there are many things that imo justify the flagship phones in the case of samsungs galaxy s series.

  88. Steven hawks

    Steven hawks

    29 ngày trước

    Riley looks like a coke addict...

  89. Baba ChomuLol

    Baba ChomuLol

    29 ngày trước

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

  90. Amoon


    29 ngày trước

    Nice phone, nothing works :))

  91. coolbluex


    29 ngày trước

    james' crotch at the end. i cannot.

  92. Ty Qwer

    Ty Qwer

    Tháng trước

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

  93. Tracy Sheng

    Tracy Sheng

    Tháng trước

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

  94. Jonathan Walters Media Center

    Jonathan Walters Media Center

    Tháng trước

    lol I still use the LG G4 :)

  95. Daniel


    Tháng trước

    And this is why I Moto :)

  96. Luuk van aaken

    Luuk van aaken

    Tháng trước

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

  97. Jacob


    Tháng trước

    I appreciated your palm pilot joke linus

  98. 1sonyzz


    Tháng trước

    they need just put beefy speakers like my razer phone has, volume lowered than out of the box but it has more bass now in 50hz to 150hz range so when you play at around 70% volume it has nice bass over many other phones on the market - i know many people would say ''oh you can get bluetooth speaker'' but i have already and most cheaper ones like 3-5w ones sound like razer phone

  99. noxious8


    Tháng trước

    8:48 Make a GIF of psycho Linus!

  100. Flux Marsh

    Flux Marsh

    Tháng trước

    Why use the "power bottom" question as an audio test? Call me immature, but lol

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