LG G7 ThinQ review: Plans, pricing and specs

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The LG G7 ThinQ is a great upgrade to the LG G6, but against other flagships, it can't help but feel uninspiring.

6.1 inches

Display size

1440 x 3120px

64GB, 128GB

Internal storage

16MP + 16MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Good vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.1 inches
Resolution 1440 x 3120
Pixels per inch (PPI) 564
Rear camera megapixels 16MP + 16MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.6 + f/1.9
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/1.9
Dimensions 153.2mm x 71.9mm x 7.9mm
Weight 162g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
Processor Snapdragon 845
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

64GB

128GB

External storage support Up to 2TB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi
Launch price (RRP)$1,099
Launch date2018-06
LG G7 ThinQ

The good

  • Great audio features
  • Wide-angle lens opens up photographic possibilities
  • Snapdragon 845 performs well

The bad

  • Ordinary design
  • Low battery life for a premium handset
  • Low-light camera performance compares poorly

LG's latest flagship is a fine premium phone on its own terms, but it struggles to stand out against the premium pack.

LG's G series phones have long represented its flagship ambitions, but in 2018, the South Korean manufacturer took a bit of a pause in its ambitions. Instead of launching the LG G7 ThinQ at Mobile World Congress, it instead unveiled the ThinQ version of the LG V30. It took its time to release its true 2018 flagship, but while the results are undeniably premium, they're not as exciting or revolutionary as we might have hoped for.

Design

  • Includes a "notch" for the front camera.
  • Headphone jack is still thankfully present.

Camera

  • Wide angle lens makes it a good choice for landscape choices.
  • AI mode helps improve photo scenes, but overall performance doesn't exceed other models.

Performance

  • Snapdragon 845 impresses with great app performance.
  • Good audio for both headphones and as its own speaker.

Battery life

  • Lighter design means less battery space.
  • Supports fast charging, which you'll probably need.

Verdict

  • It's LG's best phone, but the rest of the premium pack is just that little bit better.
  • LG's moving in the right direction, but it needs its flagship phone to stand out more.

Pricing and availability

LG G7 ThinQ

LG's AI-enhanced smartphone

With the power of LG ThinQ AI onboard, LG's latest premium smartphone brings top-notch performance home.

Promoted

  • The LG G7 ThinQ is available in Australia outright for $1,099.
  • The LG G7 ThinQ is not available on contract terms from any carrier, although you could easily pair it up with a postpaid SIM-only plan or prepaid SIM.

LG G7 ThinQ specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.1 inches
Resolution 1440 x 3120
Pixels per inch (PPI) 564
Rear camera megapixels 16MP + 16MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.6 + f/1.9
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/1.9
Dimensions 153.2mm x 71.9mm x 7.9mm
Weight 162g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
Processor Snapdragon 845
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

64GB

128GB

External storage support Up to 2TB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi

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