We go hands-on with the LG G7 ThinQ at the official launch, to see how LG’s latest flagship phone stacks up. From the feature-packed LG UX to the revamped dual-lens camera, the G7 has plenty of character. But can it compete with major Android rivals?
The LG G7 has been leaked and spoiled to death ahead of its official launch today, even by the manufacturer itself. Yet while few surprises remained for the reveal of the G7, we were still keen to get our hands on this mighty feature-packed 6.1-inch smartphone.
LG flagships of the past have been a mixed bag for sure. The G5’s modular functionality was swiftly ditched and forgotten about, while the G6 didn’t seem to be available to buy anywhere in the UK. Here’s hoping the G7 enjoys more publicity and success. Because so far, we’re definitely enamoured.
LG G7 hands-on review: Specs and features
Packed inside of a sleek glass-and-metal chassis is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, backed by 4GB of RAM. This seems to offer a smooth experience when zipping through the rather dense LG UX menus.
There’s a lot to take in, with tons of customisation options filling up the LG G7’s settings. You can completely personalise everything from that crisp 6.1-inch QHD+ display to the audio output.
Speaking of the screen, this is one of the brightest phone displays of all time. Hit the handy boost button and you get 1000 nits of power, to counter any kind of glare. LG reckons the power consumption will be surprisingly efficient too.
64GB of storage can be expanded via microSD and the 3000mAh battery will hopefully keep you going all day.
LG G7 hands-on review: Cameras
You can always depend on LG to craft a brilliant mobile camera too. The G7 serves up a dual-lens 16-megapixel snapper, with one lens offering a 107-degree wide-angle view. Smart object recognition can pick out your subject and automatically adjust the settings. That’ll give you the best possible looking pic (although you can revert to manual controls if wanted).
The primary lens sports an f.1.6 aperture, so you can expect decent photo quality even in low light. And of course you can shoot up to 4K resolution video too.
LG G7 hands-on video review
Check out our full hands-on review of the LG G7 in the below video, for all you need to know.