After months of speculation and leaks, the new LG G7 ThinQ is finally official: and yes, it has a notch, it has a glass and metal design, a dual camera setup and all the bells and whistles you expect from a 2018 flagship.
Yet still, after using the new LG G7, we found a few weird things about it that we wish LG could fix or that we wanted to point out as interesting details that you might not have noticed.
So these are the 5 peculiar things about the LG G7 that you should know about.
1. The name: it’s the LG G7 ThinQ
ThinQ, short for “thinking of you” sounds… a bit cheesy for a phone name
So… can one just call it the LG G7 and omit the ThinQ part? While LG would probably disagree, we would gladly omit the ThinQ part. It’s the LG G7, at least in our hearts.
2. Weirdly, no OLED screen
The LG G7 has a good looking display that can get extremely bright: hitting up to 1,000 nits, which helps a lot with visibility under direct sunlight.
3. Proper video stabilization for 4K video
The LG G7 features a dual camera system that very few little phones have: it has one “regular” camera and a secondary one, a super wide angle camera with an angle of view similar to what you get with a GoPro or other action cameras. Having a super wide camera is a feature that no other flagship phone offers and in many cases – from landscape photos to architecture shots and for videos – a wide angle of view is exactly what you need.
4. Only a 3,000mAh battery?!
Of course, the battery size alone is not the one factor that decides the actual battery life of the phone: from the battery drain (the G7 has a more power-efficient screen), the processor and the optimization of the interface, there are multiple factors that can seem even a small battery feel big in everyday use and we have not used the G7 enough yet to know. But are we concerned? Yes, a bit.
5. An interface strangely similar to Samsung phones
Okay, LG has got a brand new interface, but wait a minute: doesn’t it look just like the default Samsung Experience theme?
From the squircle icon form, to the five-column app grid to the new camera app that looks surprisingly similar to that on Samsung cameras, it’s often hard to discern LG’s new G7 from a Samsung phone.