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LG don’t always get things right. Their flagship phones have traditionally fallen by the wayside in favour of models like the Samsung Galaxy S series. But if there’s one thing that LG definitely are, it’s innovative. After some failed experiments, LG are hoping that the new flagship G7 ThinQ is going to be the phone that truly shows what the company can do. And the good news is that it’s a cracker of a mobile.
Why should you want one of these? There’s that big bright screen, there’s tons of power, there’s a great wide angled camera set, there are even fantastic speakers. The G7 has everything you could ask for from a top end device. If you’re looking for a great flagship phone that’s more affordable than the regular iPhone/Galaxy options, then the G7 is definitely going to be for you.
At first look, the G7 is a standard modern smartphone. It’s got slim lines, smooth corners, and that prized notch at the top of the screen first seen on the 2018 iPhone. The glass unibody design is comfortable to hold, and the phone feels safe and secure in the hand. This is premium quality, and the G7 certainly looks top of the line.
Aside from its sexy looks, the G7 gets some very impressive specs too. There’s plenty of power, as well as a large, bright display. Dual rear cameras with wide angle shooting, fantastic speakers, and a dedicated AI button round out the top end package. Of course, there are a few special features thrown in too.
The G7 doesn’t come cheap, but it’s definitely more affordable than other premium flagship models. So if you’re looking for a flagship phone that doesn’t break the bank but that doesn’t demand sacrifices either, then the G7 is going to be a fantastic buy.
So, we’re looking for top-end performance, and you’re certainly going to be getting it. The G7 features an octa-core processor (with a quad-core 2.8 GHz and a quad-core 1.7 GHz running side by side) along with either 6GB (on the 128 GB storage model) or 4 GB (on the 64 GB storage model) of RAM. That means speed and lots of it, as well as amazing responsiveness.
You’ll be running Android on the G7, and you’ll be getting the newest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box. This gives you more speed and stability, as well as new features like better notification management and split screen function. The G7 also already has plans in place to upgrade to Android 9.0 P whenever it becomes available.
Long story short, performance here is a dream. The G7 is lightning fast and responsive, there’s no lag, even when running CPU intensive apps, and multitasking is a breeze. This phone can take anything you throw at it and just ask for more.
And on to the screen, and you’re getting a full 6.1-inch display here, giving you loads of room for typing, viewing and web browsing. You’re getting a 19.5:9 screen ratio too, so apps are going to look incredible. Do be aware though that with this big display the G7 is great for one-handed use, and you won’t be sliding it into the pocket of your skinny jeans.
This is an LCD display, and resolution wise you’re getting 1440 x 3120 giving you around 564 PPI, which is very impressive. IPS tech gives you great viewing angles, and a new brightness mode giving you super brightness (the G7 gets around 1000 nits of brightness whilst the average smartphone gets about 600 nits). Pictures on the G7 are bright, clear, and crisp, with excellent colour resolution.
Whether you’re high-end gaming, watching HD video, or just browsing the web, the G7’s display is a pleasure to look at. This is a top of the line display and one that should please even the most demanding customer.
The G7 really does tick all those flagship boxes, because you’re getting a great camera set too. At the front, there’s an 8 MP (f/1.9 aperture) camera, which should be just fine for video calling and taking selfies.
Things get more exciting at the rear though. Here you’ll find a dual camera, made up of two 16 MP lenses (one f/1.6, 1/3.1’’ and one f/1.9, 1/3.1’’). This gives you wide angle photography. The cameras are AI enabled as well, with the phone learning as you shoot what objects are and changing settings appropriately. And of course, you get all the usual additions, laser and phase detection autofocus, LED flash, HDR, and all the rest.
The G7 takes amazing photos, there’s no doubt about it. And that AI addition means your pics turn out better than ever, even if you’re not a pro. If you’re looking for a great camera phone, then look no further, the G7 has got you covered.
The LG G7 ThinQ has a lot of extra features, as you’d expect from a flagship phone, but there are a few that we need to single out. Firstly, there’s a dedicated AI button on the side of the handset. This brings up Google Assistant and is far less intrusive than other AI methods (particularly the Samsung Bixby assistant).
You’re getting a well-protected phone too. The G7 has an IP68 certification, so it’s dustproof and waterproof for up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5 metres of water. You get an always on display, USB-C fast charging, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner too.
In terms of speakers and sound, the G7 is one of the best around. A BoomBox speaker gives an awesome base, and whilst the G7 isn’t quite as loud as a Bluetooth speaker, it’s pretty close. Finally, you get decent battery life as well, with a solid 3000 mAh non-removable battery on board.
There are two models of the G7 available, one with 128 GB of internal memory, the other with 64 GB. However, both models accept SD cards for up to a whopping 400 GB of extra external storage space.
Yes, this is a top end phone, which means that you’ll be able to find it with most UK operators that sell handsets. Yes, you’re going to be paying a fair price, but the G7 is cheaper than many flagship devices. SIM-free you’re looking at paying around £600 or so, and if you’re looking for that blue version then it’s exclusive to O2 for the moment. There are contract deals available for the G7, and again, they’re not the cheapest around. About £50 a month should get you a decent plan with a good amount of data, though there are plans around for as cheap as £30 a month. Look to pay anywhere between £0 and £100 up front.
In terms of deals, you should be looking for the biggest data package that you can afford. The G7 does have 4G, so that may be a concern, and you’re likely to be using a lot of data unless you’re always around a WiFi connection. Having said that, low data packages come cheaper, so if you are around WiFi a lot then you might be able to get savings that way.
As for getting savings on the phone itself, this is a new release and a flagship so you’re not likely to find discounted models as of June 2018. By the autumn time there should be more chance of getting some savings on cost price, and we should see cheaper contract options come out around then too. If the G7 is a little pricey for you, you might want to consider going with the older G6 model instead. There are differences between the G7 and the G6, but they’re not huge, and you could save around £200 or so.
If you’re in the market for a great top end phone, but you don’t want to pay the £1000 price tag of an iPhone or Galaxy, then the LG G7 ThinQ is a fantastic choice. You get tons of great features and top-end performance in a sexy looking device. And since this is likely to be a popular phone, most operators should offer deals on it, meaning you have plenty of choices when it comes to contract plans.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Dimensions||153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||162 g (5.71 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|- IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|- MIL-STD-810G compliant|
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.1 inches, 91.0 cm2 (~82.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~564 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|- 100% DCI-P3 coverage|
|- Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant|
|- Always-on display|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (P)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only|
|Internal||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||Dual: 16 MP (f/1.6, 1/3.1", 1.0µm, OIS) + 16 MP (f/1.9, 1/3.1", 1.0µm), laser & phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec.|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP (f/1.9), 1080p@60fps|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|- 32-bit/192kHz audio|
|- DTS-X sound|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|- WPC&PMA wireless charging (US version only)|
|- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)|
|- MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player|
|- MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player|
|- Photo/video editor|
|- Document editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
|Colours||New Platinum Gray, New Aurora Black, New Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose|
LG phones are generally middle of the road. They give us good looking mobiles but sometimes not quite as many features as we’d like. But the new G7 is a breath of fresh air. Yes, we love the big screen and great power specs. But we really love that boombox speaker, and adore the new wide angle camera set. The new LG flagship is a fantastic device, and one that we’ve fallen in love with. This is a true top end device, and one that you’re really going to want.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.