me, 13 May 2018You got almost everything the opposite way of how it actually is.
You can hear the advantages... moreNah, Quad DAC is not noticeable, especially against most flagships.
You need to come from a smartphone with mediocre internal audio quality in order to hear some differences against the Quad DAC. Apparently, most flagships nowadays have fantastic internal audio quality. Even Apple offers some really good ones. They are good enough for people to be able to tell a world of difference between standard and Quad DAC using cheap earbuds.
Again, you need $300 or higher wired headphones to enjoy that feature's advantage.
No, there are really good wide angle lens adapters that offer similar image quality as shooting from the main camera itself. LG can be beaten here if I insert a wide angle lens on excellent main camera smartphones like the S9 or P20 Pro.
You obviously won't get great results with poor quality lens adapters, but those things are super rare nowadays.
Another is that the wide angle lens on the G7 ThinQ isn't that wide anymore; it doesn't make sense to me.
They keep on making it narrower for each generation, and I hardly find 107° angle to be super wide at all.
And if you mean that the wide-ness of the FoV of the secondary lens is the OIS of the sensor itself, I imagine insane stability when an OIS-enabled sensor with wide lens adapter.
Galaxy Note 8 already achieves 1000nits of maximum brightness, as DisplayMate have said. Their only bias is that they get paid to hail Samsung phone screens to be the best, but the scientific tests they do are real and unbiased.
Since they haven't tested that many phone screens, I presume there will be at least one IPS LCD device that can also reach 1000nits brightness, given that some of the iPhones with IPS LCDs that got tested also got near 1000nits brightness.
Idk how will they do it this year, but judging by history, it will be a fail again. They already did it with the G5, claiming to reach 900nits. Turns out it was very far from the claim, and ironically the exact opposite of their claim, by being one of the dimmest screens in a smartphone. Even I assure it for I have also tested it in real life.
So I won't trust their 1000nits claim yet until tests can prove it to be true. That's only when I'll trust them again.
We are now in the era of high-performing smartphones, where each flagship phones perform nearly similar to each other, that performance is no longer an advantage of one phone over the other.
And it has been proven that Exynos 9810 is way ahead of SnapDragon 845 in raw power, and is the first chipset to beat Apple's A10 Fusion chip for a little while.
If it's just the software your problem is, it can be solved by the user himself/herself. But, an inferior hardware cannot be solved by anything.
The truth is that you already have the overall superior power with the hardware, software can be fixed later on.
Shanti Dope, 13 May 2018Quad DAC only for those who have $300 wired headphones to carry everywhere.
Wide lens adapter... moreYou got almost everything the opposite way of how it actually is.
You can hear the advantages of the Quad DAC with much cheaper earbuds, even the ones that come with the phone.
Wide lens adapters offer crappy quality, that is no better than G7's. For such ultra-wide focal lenghts, you hardly need the OIS, since wider focal lenght is like stabilization by itself - I've shot long exposures with G5's ultra-wide myself, and I know it.
LG G7 is the only phone out there that can push 1000 nits brightness, no other phone can do it, OLED or LCD.
Stereo speakers are no magic. Just because there's two of them doesn't mean they'll offer better quality - more important is the quality, stereo or not.
You won't notice any benefits of the S9+'s Exynos processor, especially with one of the worst software in terms of performance - G7 may even perform faster in general usage. Audio experience on S9 is also worse than G7's, but especially with headphones - then, the S9 is nothing compared to the G7. Oh, and, you can hide the notch on the G7, it can look pretty good then.
Shanti Dope, 13 May 2018Quad DAC only for those who have $300 wired headphones to carry everywhere. Wide lens adapter... moreTo be honest, wide lens adaptors produce really poor photos, incomparable to the photos made by G6. So LG phones can't be beaten at this. Unfortunately it's their one and only major advantage.
Anonymous, 13 May 2018Having stock as much as possible is a huge selling point. They should try it then having their... moreMost google stock apps are purely garbage. Apart from that, Google only makes sure the system and their own apps work fast and optimized, but it's the other manufacturers (not all, but LG included) who add optimization for 3rd apps.
oh as for me my only problem is the small battery capacity size. at least it should be 3340 mah battery. v 30 is great in all round and great in battery too.
Having stock as much as possible is a huge selling point. They should try it then having their own camera pp for it's specific hardware. This way they can cut down cost on making their own skin and faster update and work on their hardware. Right now, none of the more reputable manufacturers has a flagship stock Android phone, have some balls and take the plunge.
Quad DAC only for those who have $300 wired headphones to carry everywhere.
Wide lens adapters can be bought separately and doesn't have any quality degredation because of narrower lens opening and lack of OIS.
1000nits is already achieved by some OLEDs and even some IPS LCDs years beforehand. White subpixels do give a benefit in battery consumption, until you realize the battery has been reduced while increasing the physical screen size and using the same exact screen technology (with just little improvement in efficiency), making the improvement pretty much nonsense.
In an era of flagships now offering dual stereo speaker setups, LG stuck with one. Forget about the loudness not being as good as they claim it to be, the quality is a far cry from the 2018 standards. It's just when you realize that even Chinese OEMs offer stereo speakers already.
This phone is as typical one as it seems. Not a bad phone for sure, but lacks enough reason for anyone to consider getting this, when for the same price, one can get a S9+ instead with better performance (the Exynos version, that is), even better software and support, better battery life, better overall audio experience, subjectively better high grade OLED screen with subjectively no horrible-looking nonsense notch, and is pretty much available everywhere along with its accessories and official Samsung service center and warranty support.
V30 was expected to be a hit because of f/1.6 lens and insanely flexible video recording controls, then turns out it wasn't even half as good as, say from Note 8 (larger sensor, larger pixels, OIS on both cameras, nearly as wide aperture, better image post processing algorithm).
And here's to hope that they will work their cr*p out with the V40 and go back to what makes them unique and better than the others.
Lol who would end up buying this? In the end of the product cycle LG will end up sold 1000 piece of this uninspired and stupid naming phone
Used to have G6 until recently. Poor battery life, big size, no updates, no bootloader unlock. The only advantage was the wide angle camera. I already miss it.
Can't see what's going to be different with G7. It's not like I'm disappointed, though: as an LG owner I didn't expect anything good from then anyway.
because of the company is bad doesnt make every phone they make is bad. even dc made wonder women .lol
Same here. Wide camera, Quad DAC, and LCD screen makes this more practical for most consumers.