LG has so many ideas that it can't fit them all in one phone, so it releases several versions of each phone. It happened to the V30 and it's happening to the LG G7 ThinQ. There are two new G7 models, one is the company's first Android One phone, the other is a 'lite' version of the G-series flagship.
Let's fight through the feeling of deja vu and meet the LG G7 One and G7 Fit. Both share their physical dimensions with the ThinQ model and the front looks identical. The first signs of change are visible on the back.
As you can guess from its name, the LG G7 One runs Android One. If you've ever said "I like LG's hardware, but not its software" then this one's for you. In an ideal world, it would have been just a G7 ThinQ with a different ROM, but that's not the case.
In the interest of clarity, here are the three major changes that separate the G7 One from the G7 ThinQ: the G7 One has a Snapdragon 835 chipset, lower RAM/storage capacity and it lacks the wide-angle camera on the back. The full spec list is below.
The LG G7 Fit sticks with LG's customized version of Android. Its purpose is to be an affordable LG G7 ThinQ - think of it as "G7 Lite". It too sacrifices the wide camera on the back, which is unfortunate as that's our favorite LG G-series feature. And it winds the chipset even further back in time, it's a Snapdragon 821, aka the LG G6 chipset.
You still get a sharp HDR-capable display inside an IP68/MIL-STD body. There's a 3.5mm audio jack backed by Quad DACs to boot. Here's a more complete list of differences between the LG G7 Fit and One.
How much is Android One worth to you? Before you answer, consider how rare flagships running One are. While the S835 isn't bleeding edge anymore, it's still faster than the 710. And sure, some maker skins still have their fans, e.g. MIUI and Samsung, but how often do you hear people defending the LG skin?
As for the G7 Fit, you may scoff at the Snapdragon from 2016, but the G6 used the same chipset and it was a fine phone. Honestly, we think we'll miss the wide-angle camera more - those are rare and significantly more useful than "depth sensors". Some value them more than even telephoto cameras.
Alright, that will do for introductions, let's go for a closer look. By the way, on the 4th page you'll find photos of the latest color option of the LG G7 ThinQ (that's the premium model).
Why can't we just flush the ROM of LG G7 one on the Thinq version after the LG G7 One will be released ? Will be just great.
G7 one looks interesting, has most of the hardware I like about the original G7 with none of the gaudy software
Yep, body is Gorilla Glass on both (I was there Friday-Saturday). The G7 Fit has a clean glossy back whereas G7 One has a cool frosted effect.