LG G7 ThinQ comes with some appealing features which makes it one of the best smartphone in the mid-range price category. It comes with modern design, good battery life, and some high-end specifications. But it is not a perfect phone comparing to new rivals in the market.
From the front side, the phone has a Gorilla Glass 5, metal rim. It comes with notch and an edge-to-edge screen. Backside has a glass panel and like all other devices it also picks up smudges and fingerprints easily.
On the back side, there are Dual cameras vertically placed, fingerprint sensor and LG G7 ThinQ brand name. The fingerprint scanner is located below the camera. This fingerprint scanner is easy-to-access but slower than its competitors. Sometimes it leaves a blank screen instantly when you press it. This smartphone is easy to use single-handed.
There is dedicated hardware key to start google assistant. When you press lower volume rocker and hold it, it interacts you with google assistant. It’s a really nice feature especially when your phone screen is off or you don’t want to say “Hello Google”!! If you double tap the key, it will jump right into google lens to identify objects through the camera. This AI key works well and it is fast. But if you don’t want to use it you can disable it in settings.
On the bottom side, there is a mono speaker, headphone jack and USB Type-C charging port. The glass panel allows wireless charging for G7 ThinQ. Overall, the G7 ThinQ doesn’t do enough to differentiate its design from the competition. Colors available in the market are not so bright. Raspberry Rose color is selected by many customers as it looks great than others.
G7 ThinQ supports for DTS.X 3D sound, a surround sound technology similar to Dolby Atmos. It has a mono but powerful “BoomBox Speaker”. This is one of the plus points of this smartphone. This single, bottom firing mono speaker creates boombox-like sound. LG removed a module which traditionally covers the speakers in the phones. They tweaked the layout of the phone’s internals. This results in making the whole phone a resonance chamber. Therefore audio feels like coming from the whole phone body and it really sounds fantastic!!
G7 ThinQ beats the Samsung Galaxy S9, iPhoneX, Huawei P20 Pro in the sound department. It is louder and richer.
Performance & Display:
It has Snapdragon 845 Processor. It is a powerhouse and can handle anything. The phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal storage or 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. This can handle any games and great for heavy users. There is no bloatware preloaded in the phone. It comes with Android operating system 8.0 Oreo. It is not pure Android but comes with good design and customization. You can play games like PUBG, Transformers, Asphalt without lag. This phone can not handle multiple background apps simultaneously.
The phone comes with a 6.1 inch IPS LCD screen which has 3,120 x 1,440-pixel resolution. It is Bright and Impressive. Color combination is rich. The best part of the screen is you can use it in sunlight. It has a super bright display. The brightness level of the phone is great and you can enjoy viewing in sunlight also!!
There’s is notch which provides notification access, clock and connectivity status etc. The Notch comes with some customization settings like you can hide it with black bars. Screen power consumption is less which gives good battery life.
Camera & AI:
LG G7 ThinQ comes with 16MP Dual Camera setup. The first camera is a standard camera with f/1.6 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization. The second camera has a f/1.9 aperture with a wide angle lens. The camera works brilliantly in daylight. Color combination is good. But low-Light photography is not up to the marks. It doesn’t perform well in low-light compared to its competitors.
While 107 degrees wide angle takes good captures. After zoom-in, you can find colors and details are not accurate. But it is still good for regular captures. The standard camera provides more details in photos and good color saturation. It can also add blur effects which looks cool. It also takes good selfies with the 8MP front camera. The blur effects are also good in selfies.
There is an AI camera mode. It automatically identifies the scene and changes settings according to it. But still, a standard camera gives more good photos than AI does. The camera is sometimes sluggish. Overall the phone has a good camera but not best compared to other best smartphones.
It comes with 3000mAh battery. On lighter usage like browsing, social media battery can last a day. You can use this phone easily a whole day with a single charge. Quick charge 3.0 is good and charges battery quickly. But the wireless charger is not so fast.
So, LG G7 ThinQ is an overall good phone. Performance, Sound Quality is best. The screen is bright and perfect for outdoors. But still, if you want great photography smartphone then this is not for you. OnePlus 6 is also cheaper and better than this. LG G7 ThinQ puts solid efforts to make it perfect device. Loyal LG fans will love it.
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