LG G7 Plus ThinQ  +1 variation

price₹ 40,000 onwards

launchAug, 2018

82.3

excellence score

82.0

value for money score

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Design

  • Simple, non-flashy, unibody glass design - looks fairly good in most colors, but this is not a phone that will stand-out
  • Narrow dimensions make it easy to grip
  • There’s a dedicated AI button on the left side of the phone - a single press launches Google Assistant, a double press launches you straight into Google Lens, and a long press on the key takes you straight into voice commands with Assistant - it’s a pretty intuitive system, and one that you are likely to quickly start using
  • IP68 water-resistance
  • Face unlock is a little on the sluggish side

Display

  • Bright, modern, tall 6.1-inch display - the brightness maxes out at 1, 000 nits - making it ideal for outdoor use when a normal smartphone peaks at 500 or maybe 600 nits - the only comparable flagship phone is the Galaxy S9 Plus, which can reach similar brightness levels

Software

  • LG's custom UI over Android is decent, and runs butter smooth given the hardware

Performance

  • The performance all-round is top-notch given the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 that rests inside - it compares closely to other flagship devices

Camera

  • Very good AI powered cameras on the rear and the front
  • The rear dual camera system takes wide-angle photos, recognises low-light situations to employ a 'Super Bright' mode to make photos and video four times as bright albeit at a reduced resolution, the bokeh shots come out well too - overall, the camera is not too far behind the best of the lot like the Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, or Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
  • The 8MP front-facing camera is pretty good too - it provides a crisp enough and adequately wide enough selfie shooter - when there is enough light, the detail is on par with the Samsung Galaxy S9 front-facing camera
  • Video recording is done well too, and the 'Super Bright' Mode is present here too

Audio

  • Another highlight is the loud 'Boombox' speaker - it’s plenty loud, and uses the entire phone to pump out rich bass - it's arguably the best speaker implementation on a flagship phone
  • The phone is also filled with some of the best audio specs, including DTS:X 3D Sound through any wired headphones, and a 32-bit HiFi Quad DAC with 50% reduced noise - you’re going to be able to hear the difference if you’re an audiophile

Battery

  • Supports fast charging, and wireless charging
  • Battery capacity is decent (will last the day with moderate use), but could have been better, considering the competition

More

  • On the whole, the LG G7 ThinQ is a largely risk-averse flagship smartphone that's meant to be smart, not flashy - to that, it's able to do justice, and is arguably LG's best phone in years - it will likely compete well in the market as a cheaper flagship alternative to the Galaxy S9 series, being one step behind it only in the camera department - although it will also face tough competition on the other end from even cheaper flagships like the OnePlus 6

Expert Reviews

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  1. LG’s best flagship smartphone in years if all you care about are the basics
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. From a pure value point of view, the G7+ Thinq is hard to beat
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Challenges the conventional thinking that a premium flagship has to come with a premium price tag
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  4. In particular, the LG G7+ ThinQ will appeal to users who are looking for better audio on their smartphones
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Comes very close to being a great phone
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Close to greatness in parts, the LG G7 feels like it needed a bit more time on the drawing board
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Probably the most sensible product from LG in a long time
    thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The G7+ Thinq will not blow you away, but is a solid alternative to the OnePlus 6
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Unless you’re specifically looking for the phone with the best sound, I probably wouldn’t recommend the LG G7 Thinq as your first option
    pcworld.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Definitely worth considering over other pricey devices
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LG G7 Plus ThinQ Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.1 inches
Screen Resolution1440x3120 pixels (~ 563 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Dolby Vision (HDR10 compliant)
  • FullVision Display
  • Always-on display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Barometer
  • Color Spectrum
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Ranked #5 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 630
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 4.0
Dimensions
Weight162 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 16MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/1.6 Aperture; Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • 16MP: F/1.9 Aperture; 107-degree Field of view
  • Laser Autofocus & PDAF
  • AI Cam
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Video HDR
  • AI and Super Bright Mode
  • Live Photo
  • Portrait Mode
  • Manual Mode
  • Film Effect
  • Auto Shot
  • Gesture Shot
  • Gesture Interval Shot
  • Gesture View
  • HDR10 Video Recording
  • Cine Effect
  • Point Zoom
  • Steady Record 2.0
  • Slow Motion
  • Time-lapse Video
  • Quick Snap
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Portrait Mode
  • Selfie Light
  • Beauty Shot
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Scratch Resistant (Gorilla Glass 5) Back Glass
  • Military Grade (MIL-STD-810G compliant)
  • Wireless charging support
  • Boombox Speaker with DTS:X 3D Sound
  • Hi-Fi Quad DAC
  • Super Far Field Voice Recognition

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