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LG G7 ThinQ
LG G7 ThinQ
LG G7 ThinQ
LG G7 ThinQ
LG G7 ThinQ
LG G7 ThinQ

Informr score
The LG G7 ThinQ currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 71 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review


If you’re looking for a bright screen or exceptional audio, the LG G7 ThinQ has you covered. Otherwise, overall value is debatable with the likes of the OnePlus 6 and the big flagships either just below or just above the phone’s price.

What's good

  • Insanely bright display
  • Good speaker
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Generous storage
  • microSD support
  • Blazing performance
  • IP68 water- and dust-resistance rating

What's bad

  • Average camera
  • Weird UI
  • Boring design
  • Inconsistent camera AI

LG is known for creating stylish devices with little bits of technical flair that help it stand out. But it still hasn’t been enough to help them take on the big names in the flagship market. With the LG G7 ThinQ, they apply their unique approach to the 2018 flagship formula. Is it enough to oust the top ranking options?

Looking at the phone, you’ll see a design similar to the rest of 2018’s biggest names. The IP68-rated metal and glass chassis with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is available in a variety of colors and -- thanks to the resolution of the display -- a long, thin affair despite the size of the screen. This makes it easy to use one-handed. There’s also a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side if you’re into voice assistants.

Perhaps the star of the show is the 6.1-inch 1440-by-3120 pixel IPS LCD panel with HDR 10 support. While it features a notch at the top like other recent big names, LG takes hiding the notch one step further. While most phones will only let you put a black bar at the top of the screen, LG offers a selection of colorful gradients that add a personalized touch to your notification bar. 

There’s also the 1000-nit boost mode for bright daylight. It only lasts for up to 3 minutes at a time but offers one of the highest numbers ever recorded for phone screen brightness. 

Otherwise, colors, viewing angles, and details were good but not exceptional. As an IPS display, the blacks are slightly milky and the colors read a touch cold. 

When it comes to performance, the phone includes the same octa-core 2.8Ghz Snapdragon 845 processor with 4 or 6GB of RAM as many of its competitors. Reviewers had no problems with performance whether they were playing games, multitasking, or recording 4K video.

You’ll find 64 or 128GB of internal storage for your apps, games, pictures, and other media. With microSD card support up to 2TB, adding extra storage space is simple if required.

While the phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo, LG’s skin wasn’t a hit with every reviewer. It takes a very iPhone approach to the user interface with a page-based app drawer. The UI itself is minimalist, with only some slight rounding to icons. Overall, reviewers felt most changes only hindered the Android experience or brought nothing particularly interesting to the table.

Cameras were also slightly lackluster. While the dual-lens 16MP rear camera mixes wide-angle and standard lenses for added flexibility and image quality is good overall, it doesn’t stand up to the rest of the flagship phones it competes with. The camera also has issues with blowing out bright areas, leaving white blocks instead of detail.

While the phone has an AI mode, reviewers found that it was hit or miss. When it worked, it worked wonderfully. But many times, it misidentified objects and left images feeling unrealistic.

The front-facing 8MP lens was simply considered good by most. It’s plenty for video chat and selfies but brings nothing new or exciting to the mix.

While the 3,000mAh battery is smaller than many similarly sized phones, reviewers had no problem pulling a full day from a single charge. While you’ll probably need to top up nightly, the USB Type-C fast charger means it’ll charge up quick.

If you love to stream music or watch media, the quad-DAC offers improved quality when using headphones and there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can use for favorite cans. The BoomBox speaker also allows you to lay your phone flat on a hard surface and use it as a sort of resonating subwoofer. While it won’t blow you away, reviewers found it rivaled punch of a smaller Bluetooth speaker and beat most laptop speakers.

Overall, reviews are positive. But some question the price. With the OnePlus 6 priced slightly cheaper, and flagships only slightly higher, it leaves the G7 ThinQ in a tough spot. Expert Reviews UK backs this up, saying, “If you buy the LG G7 now, you’ll likely be very happy with it, but if value is what you’re looking for, then you’re better off waiting a bit.” Stuff is more positive, saying, “The LG G7 ThinQ is one of the best ways to get a top-end phone that doesn’t cost so much it’ll make your bank account crumble to dust.”

Operating system
Operating system
2.8 GHz
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
16+ MP, f/1.9
16+ MP, f/1.9
3000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Gadgets 360
Gadgets 360

The G7+ ThinQ is a solid offering from LG, and more importantly, it’s available at a very aggressive price. For all those who were on the fence about the OnePlus 6 due to its lack of some features such as weather resistance and wireless charging, the G7+ ThinQ is a very good alternative.

- Roydon Cerejo, Gadgets 360
The Inquirer
The Inquirer

The LG ThinQ has a brilliantly bright and vibrant display which makes it a pleasure to stare at for hours on end. It's also got some rather nifty software features, especially if you're into voice commands.

- Lee Bell, The Inquirer
Android Authority
Android Authority

The LG G7 ThinQ camera is certainly not the best of its kind, but it gets close enough and can create some good images. With so many filters, shooting modes, and gimmicks, you can find a way to make every shot fun and interesting.

- Edgar Cervantes, Android Authority

In good conditions, the LG G7 ThinQ is capable of capturing nice images and video with pleasant color and good exposure. However, overall image quality is not quite up at the same level as the best in class. Dynamic range is a little more limited than we would expect from a high-end device, and imag...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark

The phone excels in certain areas – the spectacular screen and fantastic audio through the headphone jack – but then disappoints in others with terrible AI features, LG’s poor Android software and a dull design. It feels like a device that could easily be the phone to buy in 2018 if LG had spent a b...

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews

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LG backs up the G7 ThinQ with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The LG G7 ThinQ's screen size is 6.1 inches with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution.

2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie) operating system (OS).

16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ MP, f/1.9 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 1200 minutes, 591 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

G7 ThinQ Specs

Release Date May 31, 2018
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.48 W/kg
Body: 1.30 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM Type
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels, f/1.9
8x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, Dual camera feature (16 MP 2nd camera, f/1.6), HDR, Voice activation, Slow motion recording, Time lapse
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/1.9
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels
Pixel Density 564 pixels
Size 6.1 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Scratch resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 908 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 591 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 515 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1200 minutes
Standby Time Up to 15.6 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Aurora Black, Platinum Gray, Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.32 x 7.19 x 0.79 cm (6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 162 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): LG G7+ ThinQ
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