LG G7 ThinQ

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LG G7 ThinQ
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BrandG series
ManufacturerLG Electronics
PredecessorLG G6
SuccessorLG G8 ThinQ
RelatedLG V40 ThinQ, LG Q6, LG Q7, LG Q9
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)
Mass162 g (5.75 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 8.0 "Oreo" Current: Android 9.0 "Pie"
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPUOcta-core (4x 2.8GHz & 4x 1.8GHz) Kryo
GPUAdreno 630
Memory4 GB/6 GB LPDDR4 RAM
Storage64 or 128 GB
Removable storagemicroSDXC
Battery3000 mAh Li-Po, non removable
Data inputsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum
Display3120×1440 1440p IPS LCD
6.09 in (155 mm) (full rectangle)
5.94 in (151 mm) (without notch)
Rear camera16 MP (f/1.6, OIS) + 16 MP (f/1.9), active autofocus, LED flash 2160p@30fps, 60fps (with software update) 1080p@30/60fps, Slow-Motion 720p@240fps , HDR, stereo sound rec.
Front camera8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
SoundMono "boombox" speaker, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
ConnectivityType-C 1.0 reversible connector + 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-fi, dual-band + Bluetooth 5.0 + NFC + Radio + GPS
Websitewww.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/g7-thinq/

The LG G7 ThinQ, commonly just referred to as LG G7,[1] is an Android smartphone developed by LG Electronics as part of the LG G series. It was officially announced on May 2, 2018, after about a week of official leaks by LG. It is the second product from LG that uses the ThinQ branding.[2] The device serves as the successor to the 2017 LG G6.

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The LG G7 ThinQ utilizes a metal chassis with a glass backing, and is IP68-rated for water and dust-resistance. It is available in black, white, and silver-color finishes. The G7 features a 1440p FullVision IPS LCD display, with a diagonal size of 6.1 inches. The display uses a 19:9 aspect ratio that is taller than the 18:9 displays used by the majority of smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9. The G7 was also designed with slim bezels and a notch, similar to the iPhone X, which LG calls a "second screen." Unlike Apple's implementation of the notch, the notch can be blacked out on the G7.

The G7 utilizes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip with 4 GB of RAM. It is offered with 64 GB of internal storage, expandable via SD card. It supports wireless charging, and all models will support Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. All models in all markets will include quad Digital-to-analog converters (DAC) to enhance sound output, unlike the G6, which limited the quad DAC to select Asian markets.

There is a button on the side of the phone similar to Samsung's Bixby button; while it cannot be remapped, it launches Google Assistant when held, rather than a different A.I. Double tapping the button launches Google Lens.

The camera is a dual setup, with a primary lens and wide-angle lens, both are 16 MP.[3]

Software[edit]

The LG G7 ThinQ ships with Android 8.0 "Oreo" and LG's UX skin. On June 29, 2018 a software update introduced 4K video recording at 60 FPS. In January 2019, LG released an update to Android 9 "Pie" in South Korea.[4]

Variants[edit]

LG G7 One[edit]

The LG G7 One was released in selected markets (such as Canada) in late-2018 as part of the Android One program. It is visually identical to the G7 ThinQ, except the glass backing has a softer, frosted finish, as opposed to the polished appearance of the ThinQ.[5] Its hardware is slightly downgraded from the G7 ThinQ, utilizing a Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip over the 845, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage, a 3,000 mAh battery, and removing the second, wide-angle rear camera lens. As with all Android One phones, it uses the standard Android user interface and Google apps instead of LG UX (similarly to the former Nexus series, such as the LG-manufactured Nexus 5X); it ships with Android 8.1, and LG committed to releasing at least two major releases of Android for the device, as well as providing three years of security patch support. Android "Pie" was released for the G7 One in November 2018.[6][7][8]

MobileSyrup noted some regressions over the G7 ThinQ due to the differences in hardware, especially in regards to battery life (such as the SoC downgrade resulting in a lack of Quick Charge 4+ support, and the G7 line's use of LCD over OLED as affecting its efficiency), but that the G7 One was "mostly fluid" and retained much of the ThinQ's hardware features (such as its audio support) whilst excluding LG's often-criticized user experience.[7] Due to its positioning and launch pricing, comparisons were drawn to the OnePlus 6T, but it was argued that although the 6T had a Snapdragon 845, a larger battery and an OLED display, the G7 One did have a sharper display with HDR support, a headphone jack with a DAC, and official IP certification for waterproofing.[7]

In December 2018, the G7 One was released in Japan as the LG X5 Android One.[9] In January 2019, it was announced for South Korea as the LG Q9 One, exclusively to LG U+ in a 64 GB model.[10]

LG G7 Fit[edit]

The LG G7 Fit was unveiled alongside the G7 One; it is a low-end variant of the ThinQ model, utilizing a Snapdragon 821 SoC with 4 GB of RAM, and featuring a 16 megapixel camera.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victor. "LG G7 ThinQ debuts with 6.1" notched screen". GSMArena. GSMArena.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. ^ "LG Announces The G7 ThinQ". Anandtech. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "LG G7 ThinQ Specs: AI, Google Assistant, Screen Size & More | LG USA". www.lg.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  4. ^ "LG G7 ThinQ gets stable Android 9 Pie update in South Korea". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  5. ^ a b "LG G7 One, G7 Fit hands-on review". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  6. ^ "Android 9 Pie rolling out to LG G7 One devices". MobileSyrup. 2018-11-27. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  7. ^ a b c "LG G7 One Review: All killer, no filler". MobileSyrup. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  8. ^ "The LG G7 One is an Android One flagship without the LG software". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  9. ^ "LG X5 arrives in Japan, it is actually the LG G7 One". gsmArena. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  10. ^ "LG G7 One arrives in South Korea as LG Q9 One". gsmArena. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
Preceded by
LG G6
LG G7 ThinQ
2018
Succeeded by
LG G8 ThinQ