LG G7+ ThinQ
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The LG G7+ ThinQ is a reliable phone from LG. It has a few pros and cons:
- The phone is dust, water, and shock resistant, including IP68 and military certification.
- The G7+ ThinQ holds a great display that is exceptionally bright and vibrant.
- The performance of the phone is lightning-fast, thanks to the Snapdragon 800 series processor.
- It comes with a powerful battery that can keep it chugging for a day.
- The phone has both fast charging and wireless charging.
- The AI-integrated camera on this phone is brilliant and produces high-quality images.
- The HDR capabilities of the phone tend to oversharpen and could have been improved.
- The phone body is a fingerprint magnet.
- The G7+ ThinQ does not have stabilization of 4K videos.
- The phone tends to heat a lot when it is pushed.
In general, the LG G7+ ThinQ is a superior phone as it poses to be and is genuinely an LG flagship. It is a good phone to buy and is recommended for premium users.
LG G7+ ThinQ is the master flagship phone of LG, designed for premium users. Priced at Rs. 40,000, the phone is a reliable all-rounder premium phone that every premium user could desire.
LG G7+ ThinQ does not slack off in any aspect. It has a durable design, a brilliant display, and a tremendous processor which can handle different apps at lightning fast speed. Plus, the phone has a good battery and AI-integrated cameras to produce excellent shots. All in all, the LG has all the potential to make itself a premium king with its LG G7+ ThinQ.
The LG G7+ comes with an aluminium frame which is quite wide and hence, it easy to grip. Plus, the phone has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 placed on the back and front. The phone is dust and water resistant as per IP68, and it is also shock resistant to some degree due to military standard (MLT-STD-810G) certification. The glass of the phone seamlessly blends with the metal, and you do not distinguish the edges. However, it does attract fingerprint smudges. The buttons are ergonomically placed and provide fast feedback. There is also a dedicated Google Assistant button, which can be deactivated. One of the problems on the front is that it has a thick chin and not-so-thin bezels which minimize the screen space to work with. At the bottom of the phone, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a USB Type-C port and a singer speaker grille. G7+ ThinQ uses the entire body of the phone as an acoustic chamber, thereby making the phone vibrate during audio output. The camera module in the back sits in flush with the rear panel of the phone.
The LG G7+ has a 6.1-inch IPS screen which can give a whopping 1000 nits brightness. It means you get amazing legibility outdoors. The resolutions are at 1440×3120, making the screen quite sharp. The phone has a notch which LG refers to as ‘New Second Screen’. You have the option to deactivate the notch if you want. The colours are quite sharp and the brightness is beautiful. But since it is not an OLED screen, you would not get to the deeper blacks on this set. The display supports the HDR 10 standard making HDR videos much more immersive.
G7+ ThinQ has Quad-DAC feature as well as other audio enhancements like DTS:X 3D, which makes earphone audios a beauty.
The ‘ThinQ’ moniker means that the LG phone has integrated a lot of AI features in this phone. Plus, being a flagship, the phone comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset and 6GB RAM. Regarding heating, LG claims that it has put in heat pipes to keep the heat of the chipset down. The phone also has a feature called AirDrive, which helps you manage files from the phone or the desktop app. It is similar to Apple’s AirDrop, but you can’t share photos directly from the gallery. The phone offers almost flawless daily usage. Multitasking is speedy, and there is no heating up issue. It can even run graphics-intensive games like Asphalt 9 or PUBG without any problem. However, the metal parts of the phone do get warm at times.
LG G7+ ThinQ has integrated AI into the camera well enough. With the AI cam activated, the phone can scan a frame well enough and then adjust the colour temperature and exposure in such a way that the proper lighting can come up. Plus, the AI is not as intrusive on this phone as that of Huawei P20 Pro. The phone comes with a 16MP primary camera which is supported by a wide-angle camera of 16MP. Close-ups are quite good with proper details captured, but edges are not sharp enough. HDR tends to make the bright areas appear too bright. Wide-angle cameras are much more reliable since barrel distortion is not a problem in this case. In low-light settings, the camera picks up a lot of details without a problem. If you use the Super Bright mode, then it will combine four pixels into one, and this will give you better details, but you won’t get the resolution that high as before. Portraits are good, with proper edge detection. You can also adjust the blur before the shot or after it.
The videos can be taken at max 4K at 30fps. There is no electronic stabilization at 4K. When you click videos with the wide-angle lens, you get boosted colours. In 1080p, you get stabilization which works pretty well. Plus, the focusing is quite quick too. Cine Video mode gives you impressive filters and cinematic zoom effects to your videos. You can also click slo-mo videos at 240 fps, though you have to sacrifice on quality.
The front 8-MP selfie camera can click good selfies. It integrates AI facilities with it too. However, it does not have an Auto HDR. For vlogging, you get stabilization as well. If you want a selfie in a low-light situation, then you can use the screen flash to improve the image quality.
The LG G7+ ThinQ comes with a sizable 3000mAh battery. It can last for an entire day. Moderate use like audio streaming, a bit of gaming, and web browsing found that the phone was able to run for an impressive 17 hours. Running an HD video loop test found that the phone kept chugging for about 11 hours and 48 minutes. Plus, the phone comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support and can get charged within two hours. The phone gets to about 42% of its charge within 30 minutes. Plus, the phone comes with wireless charging tech.
LG G7+ ThinQ is a great phone. It has incredible cameras which integrate AI facilities quite well. The display is crisp, and it has a high brightness ability. With its military gradation, the phone stays sturdy in hand. The only missing features are the lack of stabilization in case of 4K videos as well as a quality drop in slow-motion video shooting. However, LG has thrown every possible flagship specification into the G7+ ThinQ, making it a tough contender for the flagship magnificence prize.