The LG G7 ThinQ is a great upgrade to the LG G6, but against other flagships, it can't help but feel uninspiring.
- Great audio features
- Wide-angle lens opens up photographic possibilities
- Snapdragon 845 performs well
- 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.
- Includes a "notch" for the front camera.
- Headphone jack is still thankfully present.
- 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.
- Snapdragon 845 impresses with great app performance.
- Good audio for both headphones and as its own speaker.
- Lighter design means less battery space.
- Supports fast charging, which you'll probably need.
- 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.
- 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.
|Display size (inches)||6.1|
|Display resolution (pixels)||3120 x 1440|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||564|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,000|
|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|
|Network category speed||Category 16|
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