Sam, 04 Jul 2018My MI A1 loudspeaker can go upto 90db as gsmarena showed in review without any fancy marketing... moreThe difference is that your Mi A1 sounds like a crap, and this one doesn't. I tested G7 out in the store and holy cow, this phone has easily the best speaker I've ever heard. Too bad that the Boombox becomes only active when it is placed on a flat surface, otherwise it sounds quite a lot worse or even tinnier than any other flagships with a normal speaker (I was surprised to find out that it's actually worse than Galaxy S8 when you're holding it in your hand). But still, even in that state, it would be better than your Mi for sure.
"but when it comes to the camera - the P20 Pro is a king in what it does."
No. Just no. The P20 Pro IS indeed a very good camera phone, it has some nice features like the 3x/5x zoom, but by no means is it that much better than the competition as to be worthy of the title of "king". NO.
"....Needless to say, many opinions were expressed against the controversial notch, only for LG to release the notched phone anyway."
For that alone, I hope this phone fails. FU LG!
Dimitris766, 04 Jul 2018No one should buy phones with such lousy batteries.This is your average flagship. No new innovation's whatsoever. LG7 plain jane, yikes! Not everyone is an audiophile. Cameras should have been better!
This phone's "unmatched aspect" is a con, not a pro. 18:9 is better, and 16:9 (let alone 16:10) is much better.
Romie Lee, 05 Jul 2018Lol LG is using its own ideas like that so called "notch" from the iphone ? They are no longer... moreCompletly agree that perhaps they cannot say anything about being original when talking about display design. However, the display quality is great and best lcd i have seen so far. But what about the other things that stand out against the flow, like audio jack, great audio quality with quad dac, boombox implementation ( trust me you hear it), an ui that even if bad compared to stock android still moves as if it is not there (flow and snappiness) and sticking to what nearly all have named best camera combination on the market (2d super wide)? You don't like the notch..hide it.
I had a G6. Great phone. Best 2nd camera option - the super wide angle makes for some photos that with the exception of dslr/mirrorless cameras you simply cannot get on other phones regardless of brand/model. It died after one year and was changed under warranty. It simply did not charge anymore. Besides the mediocre battery life, it was a joy to use and i took it swimming in pools, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and had no issues whatsoever.
I had a v30 for about 2 weeks (while the g6 was in service) and it too is a beast of a phone..snappy, gorgeous screen, plus everything the g6 was.
Since 1 week ago i am the proud owner of a g7 in blue. Battery life is not bad, certainly better than the g6, but the screen is goregeous as well even if not an oled. To use it in sunlight and have no issues..is great if you like going outdoors. In any case it is a great great phone and looking at the review i feel it's not made justice. Everyone tests the cameras in auto. Well..in auto, the focus speed is above a s9 or p20 (i tested both before getting the g7), the dynamic range is good enough and the details are more than you can find on other flagships. The only pain..oversharpening. Super bright mode is great, but even without it you have really good noise levels and details. Turn to manual though..it's an entire different story - check flickr for some user images and see for yourselves. I am a photography fan and also have a mirrorless and some glass for it - no phone will ever come near that quality, but the versatility of the second camera makes this a first on a list against any other phone except perhaps the v30.
AnonD-609382, 05 Jul 2018Xiaomi copy cat, oppo copy cat, Huawei copy cat but LG and SONY still using their own ideas ... moreLol LG is using its own ideas like that so called "notch" from the iphone ? They are no longer the brand that used to be, they are no different from the Chinese OEM now.
Camera quality: Keep in mind - it wasn't mentioned in the review - but G7 should be able to shoot raw. Quality should be consistently better + and more options to tune the final images if you know what you are doing. At least I've only shot RAW in all phones who supported it so it's not taking away anything if you care about max quality.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2018Xiaomi Innovation, Oppo Innovation, Huawei Innovation, LG and Sony upgrade parts and follow ot... moreXiaomi copy cat, oppo copy cat, Huawei copy cat but LG and SONY still using their own ideas
One and Only difference between Chinese brands and LG and SONY is PRICE
LG seems to be doing a lot more right but they just seem to not be a serious competition. LG is a korean brand and almost all korean brands are so much in demand right now, unlike LG mobile. They need something to hype up their products.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2018Xiaomi Innovation, Oppo Innovation, Huawei Innovation, LG and Sony upgrade parts and follow ot... moreLike the first ever water resistant smartphones were made by Xiaomi, Oppo, and Huawei instead of Sony??
Let´s face it, this phones just sits in the middle of the road, like GSm Arena mentioned....It´s not the most affordable value for money offer, neither has the ultimate hardware experience of others....
Once upon a time, LG made things different from the others even if that meant no selling much ( the sturdy design of the V series, the modular design of the G5,). Ok, some may say it was pointless because they didn´t managed to sell much, but they at least they were praised to be different.
now they just compete with the others in the same way, at least now they take longer but they release a proper chipset....Still, why do they release new phones with IPS screens, when you know that they are along with Samsung the n1 manufacturers of OLED screens?
And LG had many issues in the past, the long delay on updates, bootloop issues.
LG is becoming the new HTC....They lost the wow factor on the market, that no one cares...And in one year the phone will loose half of it´s value. Samsung is the only non chinese brand that is able to compete with the Chinese makers, because they still have the better R&D and technology available.
Anonymous, 04 Jul 2018Because distortion was pretty strong on G5. Less wide was the way to decrease distortion a bitYes but it was ok on V20 distorted but not as much and the camera was wide too
They should have also pointed out that when comparing to its competitors only it and the S9/S9+ have FM radio, and only the LG is Project Fi capable.