LG G7 One
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About the Phone
LG G7 One comes as a better phone than the G7 Fit. One of the flagship features remains the bright display of LG. Plus, it has Google Lens integrated AI camera which clicks memorable photos. Due to the presence of the snappy Google Lens, the phone captures enough details, works fast and does a good job even in low lights.
The LG G7 One has a killer display. It has one of the best brightness levels in the market and provides quite an immersive display with its large screen size. The colours appear with the right amount of punch as well.
Similar to the G7 Fit, this phone, too, has an inadequate battery for the display. It is not a recommended device for people looking for a long-lasting battery.
LG G7 One tries to imitate its flagship brother, LG ThinQ. Priced at Rs. 29,990, the set fails to reach the heights of the flagship, but it still manages to perform commendably well.
It upgrades from the LG G7 Fit’s poor performance, but it remains low and has no competitive edge. However, it remains a decent performer and could be recommended to any average user, though they need to be aware of the poor battery life of the phone.
The LG G7 One looks quite similar the LG flagship G7 ThinQ, but it removes the premium glass rear that that flagship model had and replaces it with plastic. As a result, the phone seems less sturdy and cheap. It sits well in hand and is quite smooth. Arriving with the dimensions 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm, the phone can be easily managed with one hand. Plus, it comes with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance which is a necessary feature in modern phones. In the front, you have the notched display while at the back there is a circular fingerprint sensor which is easy to reach and is quite snappy. At the bottom, the phones arrive with USB Type-C, and it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.
One of the flagship features of LG G7 One is its spectacular display. It arrives with a 6.1-inch screen which is called a FullVision display, and it offers Quad HD+ resolution. It also carries a pixel density of 564 PPI. While it is an LCD, the phone provides amazing contrast, which almost looks similar to AMOLED screens. The phone has excellent viewing angles and presents punchy colours. The flagship feature is its brightness which goes up to a massive 1000 nits, which does not falter and provides sharp and good sunlight legibility. The only problem is the notch which is quite visible and tends to get in the way of the immersive screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
LG G7 One does not arrives with the recent processor under its hood. It uses the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 to run the phone. While it may not be the latest or the best hardware, it is a decent product and makes sure that the phone can go through multitasking without freezing. However, heavy games experience frame drops when it is used with this chipset. When used in a controlled fashion, this chipset can be a marvel and can perform tasks quite efficiently without faltering, giving a decent performance. It is partnered with a low 4GB of RAM which might be one the reasons why the phone does not perform well with heavy tasks.
LG G7 One does not arrive with the dual camera set that can be seen in the flagship G7 ThinQ. It has a single 16MP rear camera with an f/1.6 aperture and a sizable 71-degree field of vision. It also has AI which works pretty well in companionship with Google Lens. Due to the AI, the images produced are quite sharp and vivid. It captures a lot of details and appears clear.
However, low-light images tend to falter a bit, but even then, the AI comes to your aid and tries to light up the image in an artificial manner. It is not always accurate though and can go aggressive, based on your taste.
It has an 8MP selfie camera with an f/1.9 aperture and an 80-degree wider field of view. It can capture more than one person, and it has a decent performance. However, as with the rear camera, it falters when the lights are dimmed down.
The G7 One arrives with a 3,000 mAh battery which is quite low for the bright display that it comes with. Due to the screen, the phone can lose about 40% of its battery within two hours of phone use. If the display is turned low, the battery could be saved, but it still drains at the fast rate. It is only possible to get a one-day runtime from the battery if you use the G7 One display sparingly. However, it comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge tech and can get the battery back to life in just around 2 hours.
LG G7 One is a phone that hits and misses. It has a fantastic display and a decent set of hardware with the AI-integrated camera. However, for the great display, it has a weak battery which drains fast and can be quite frustrating as a battery is one of the chief features expected from a phone. It comes with a rich speaker suitable for the ears of an audiophile. However, on the whole, the phone looks solid and can hold its own against many flagships like Samsung. Due to the low battery, it might be a reasonable thing to check its rival OnePlus 6T which is a much better phone to go for without the killer display and sound.