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LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ

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LG G7 ThinQ Review

LG G7 ThinQ Review

Posted   05.07.18
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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

LG has made notable improvements with the G7 ThinQ, and it might very well be the company’s best phone yet. Not only does it has great looks and a gorgeous display, it also boasts unique features like a super-bright screen for outdoor use, a crazy-loud speaker, a dedicated Google Assistant button and a camera with AI-powered smarts. Sure it’s not perfect -- that AI cam is hit-or-miss, the battery life is middling and that notch isn’t for everyone -- but overall, the G7 is a not a bad choice for Android lovers. Especially if you’re seeking a Samsung alternative.

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Pros
  • Beautiful display with 1000-nit brightness boost
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button
  • 3.5-mm headset jack for old-school audiophiles
  • Super-loud speaker
  • Decent photo quality
Cons
  • AI camera is hit or miss
  • Notch is not for everyone
  • Mediocre battery life
86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
70
CNET
The LG G7 ThinQ is a fine phone, but it does nothing to distinguish itself from more compelling offerings from Samsung, OnePlus and Google.
 
70
Tom's Guide
The G7 ThinQ packs a slew of premium features, including an AI camera and Boombox speaker, in a perfectly fine package. But it still feels like an imitator, not an innovator.
 
80
Phone Scoop
LG did a great job with the G7, but I'm not sure it did enough to stave off the Galaxies and iPhones that compete with it.
 
80
Mashable
LG's G7 ThinQ is a good alternative to the Galaxy S9 or iPhone X, but it has nothing outstanding that takes it to new heights.
 
70
Digital Trends
The LG G7 ThinQ checks off all the boxes on the list, but it isn’t exciting.
 
70
Gizmodo
The G7 is a puzzling phone. LG spent a lot of time trying to get tricky, while somehow overlooking important shortcomings in other areas. The G7 has a nice build, and that Moroccan Blue glass back is simply stunning in the right light. But its AI cam is wonky, its battery is undersized, and its second screen is really just a notch.

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