The image gallery is also pretty straightforward. You get a Photos tab with a timeline of all your shots and a Gallery one, for organizing things. The gallery has some fun editing options that allow you to create collages from multiple images or apply filters, stickers and more.
Hidden behind the three-dot menu on the top right is a GIF and Collage maker. The former is pretty straightforward and allows you to make custom GIF animations from up to 50 photos.
The Music player app offers the basic functionality and lacks features like automatic lyrics fetching or album art downloading. Nevertheless, its neatly designed user interface allows for easy navigation.
The player's setting's menu offers a sleep timer and a shortcut to the phone's Dolby Atmos settings menu. There, you have different profiles for different occasions - music, gaming, video and voice. There are also two custom profiles for you to fine tune.
The video player is quite basic. It doesn't offer a lot of options except cropping a video and enabling the playback of the next one upon finishing the last. Nevertheless, it gets the job done and if you need more functionality, you could always download a third-party alternative.
The ZTE Axon 7 delivered perfect clarity with an active external amplifier. The ZTE flagship has no weak points to its performance and had an output among the loudest around.
Unfortunately, degradation with headphones was quite pronounced with stereo crosstalk spiking, volume levels dropping to just above average and some intermodulation distortion creeping in. Frequency response got a little shaky too, so it’s really not a performance worth writing home about.
And now here go the results so you can do your comparison.
|Test||Frequency response||Noise level||Dynamic range||THD||IMD + Noise||Stereo crosstalk|
|LG V20||+0.01, -0.03||-93.0||93.1||0.0036||0.0075||-93.7|
|LG V20 (headphones attached)||+0.04, -0.09||-92.4||92.4||0.051||0.105||-57.5|
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.