LG G7 ThinQ review: Plans, pricing and specs

LG G7 ThinQ
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Quick Verdict

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

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 G7 ThinQ at a glance
When did the LG G7 ThinQ come out? Launched on 2 May 2018, Australian availability in June 2018.
What’s new about the LG G7 ThinQ? Snapdragon 845 processor, AI-assisted camera, water resistance.
How much does the LG G7 ThinQ cost? $1,099.

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.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 6.1
Display resolution (pixels) 3120 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 564
Processor Snapdragon 845
Height (mm) 153.2
Width (mm) 71.9
Depth (mm) 7.9
Weight (g) 162
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging Qi
Internal storage 64GB
128GB
MicroSD expansion 2TB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4GB
Water resistance IP68
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.6
Rear camera (2) resolution 16
Rear camera (2) aperture f/1.9
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/1.9
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
NFC support Yes
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Updated December 14th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
MT6750
6.2
2160 x 1080
32GB
MT6750
5.5
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 845
6.1
3120 x 1440
64GB
128GB
Snapdragon 835
6
2880 x 1440
128GB
Snapdragon 845
6.4
3120x1440
64GB
Snapdragon 435
5.5
2160 x 1080
32GB
MT6737M
5
854 x 480
8GB
MT6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 821
5.7
2880 x 1440
32GB
MT6750
5.3
1280 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 820
5.7
2560 x 1440
64GB
MT6735
5.3
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 820
5.3
2560 x 1440
32GB
Snapdragon 410
5.7
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 808
5.5
2560 x 1440
32GB

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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