Audio quality part is not complete.
LG uses Quad DAC which is the best on the market in terms of the quality and power proved many times in v30 tests.
Depending on the impedance of the headphones it switches from "low gain" to "high gain" to successfully cover 50 or even 100 Ohm headphones. This is why with your hp sample the loudness looked like it had no room for further extension. LG was most probably in the low gain mode
Also, in the verdict part you mention S9 as the best slow mo shooter. Why? XZ2 is.
I thought that LG was no longer relevant, I surprise that they still making phones even though that almost no one interested with them...:)
Anonymous, 04 Jul 2018Because distortion was pretty strong on G5. Less wide was the way to decrease distortion a bitWell the V30 was fine in my opinion, but they decreased it again in the G7. 135° -> 120° -> 107°
For those who want their phone to be dependable, 3000mah represents a red flag. If you have to worry about how you use your phone to avoid finding yourself without battery, something is wrong. I had that stress in my time with the samsung s6.
If a phone is sold as flagship, feature packed with fonctionalities for which the intent is to use, individually or together, heavily, bad battery life is contradictory. It doesn't work. Manufacturers have to stop with that, or adjust the slogan: "Great features and blazing performance, but to use sparingly because of crap battery. Get yours now."
Alex, 04 Jul 2018The boot loop that was rumored was goneIt's gone? Well, okay. Good news, if that's true.
Thanks for the thorough review.
On p.6 'Alternatives, pros and cons, verdict', you say, 'And with a price of €650, it's not as expensive as its rivals were at launch.
Today, however, the Galaxy S9+ already costs as much as the LG G7'.
Please could you tell us or supply a link where we could find a trustworthy seller in Europe where I could get the S9+ @ ~ €650.
Maybe it's ebay, but I just dont know who I could trust.
It's £799 in the U.K. & that's after a recent price drop.
Re: LG G7 ThinQ:
LG is capable of producing the best smartphone & I hope that they do excelling in all areas not just some.
The rest of the competition should learn from the LG G7's beautiful high quality build & maybe until Gorilla Glass 5.0 drop & scratch resistance improves consider sapphire glass for our screens.
My MI A1 loudspeaker can go upto 90db as gsmarena showed in review without any fancy marketing like boombox speaker etc etc
on paper i'ts great. It has everything. Even audio jack, fm radio and microsd slot. Useful features other companies are stupidly ditching. Battery is enough for every wise guy which doesn't play all day, each holy minute with its phone
Nick Tagataka, 04 Jul 2018Not really... The thing is Super Bright Mode on G7 works in a completely different way as Huaw... moreI agree with You, that dynamic range is better in Huawei's photo, but detail level is equally bad. I'm not seeing greater resolution in Huawei's photo and I'm not sure if it can be enhanced in that mode. I mean, sure, you can put both phones on a tripod and it will be a different story, but I'm talking about LG G7 Super Bright vs. Huawei P20 Pro Night modes here.
LG Superfan, 04 Jul 2018Yes and it keeps getting less wider every yearBecause distortion was pretty strong on G5. Less wide was the way to decrease distortion a bit
Anonymous, 04 Jul 2018And their main feature the wide angle camera less wide...Yeah it gets less wide every year
Anonymous, 04 Jul 2018you forgot bootloopLol samsung and apple also bootloop aka stuck logo
This could be the best device on the market and I would still go for a notchless phone like mi mix 2s or vivo or samsung or razer phone etc. I'm a 50/50 person. Im 50% in for the hardware, which is the same old guff usually, and 50% in for design. And this notchdesign is totally ruining the goold old slab of glass design. See the n900 is still one of my fav designs for a phone out there. No buttons, no bells, no whistles, everything hidden. I love the find x for tributing this design and, would go for it if it wasnt 1000€+. These notches dont make people buy this phone anyway, they mostly buy brands, not phones...stop this trend already.
yuromonomoto, 04 Jul 2018poor rewiev ..in other rewiev lg g7 speaker is over 110db loud , screen has over 1020 nits.. etc"Naturally, we've put the speaker through our loudspeaker test and we measured some quite high numbers. And mind you, we've excluded the occasional peaks which went beyond 90db", the word "beyond" already gave u a hint that it have a possibility of reaching 110dB, besides different smartphone reviewers have different source for testing, so results may differ. The display is just 80nits from their advertised 1000nits, so why complain that it is a poor review? U wouldn't even give a shit to that in real life because what u are getting is the brightest IPS LCD display, or should I say the brightest display in a smartphone, hmm?
Anonymous, 04 Jul 2018Speaker is mono, cant be great. Just loudpoor rewiev ..in other rewiev lg g7 speaker is over 110db loud , screen has over 1020 nits.. etc
Dimitris766, 04 Jul 2018No one should buy phones with such lousy batteries.Say that to HTC U12+