Save $350 with Amazon's first discount on the platinum LG G8 ThinQ smartphone

LG G8 (Image credit: Android Central)

The platinum version of the LG G8 ThinQ unlocked 128GB smartphone has dropped to $499.99 on Amazon. While we have seen the aurora black version of the phone drop this low, and it is also on sale today, the platinum one has never been discounted on Amazon. This is a $350 drop and the best price around. B&H has the next best price with just a $50 discount knocking the platinum version down to $800.

Compatible with all major U.S. carriers. It includes a 6.1-inch OLED full vision display, 6GB RAM, and 128GB internal memory. It also has a 12MP and 16MP dual rear camera setup with Google Lens, and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

We got our hands on the LG G8 for a review of what it's capable of. Our reviewer said it's a great phone to get when it's discounted if you want to try something new and added, "The LG G8 is a fine phone. It mostly competes with Samsung's Android-leading Galaxy S10, and in a few small areas — like its audio technology — it even bests it."

It has some really fantastic specs, including a slick and seamless design using Gorilla Glass 6. The insides include a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage that doubles the previous generation, and a 3500mAh battery that's a 17% bump in power over the G7.

Other features include a 6.1-inch OLED full vision display and a dual rear-camera setup that with 12MP and 16MP cameras. These also support OIS+ (image stabilization), Dual PDAF (auto focus), and Google Lens. The IP68 rating means it can resist dust and water, including being submerged in five feet of static water for up to 30 minutes.

Looking for a new smartphone but also working with a budget that's a little tighter than this? Try LG's Stylo 5 smartphone. The Amazon-exclusive version is on sale for just $219.99. It still packs a punch and has several useful Amazon apps built right in to give you a leg up.

John Levite
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.