Wednesday, 29 August 2018

LG G7+: A True Flagship just at 40000 INR or $570

LG G7+ ThinQ

 LG was among one of the most prominent smartphone brands to produce really good flagship phones or other phones as well earlier. But from last few years it's sales have gone really bad. This is due to better smartphone alternatives in the market such as Samsung, Apple and even OnePlus. So from last few years LG's smartphone hasn't gained much profit. But it doesn't mean that their phones are not good. The thing is that there is not much innovation in their phones. Also LG always price it's smartphones as equivalent to Samsung or other premium smartphone brands. So people prefer other brands over LG because they got everything right in their bucket.
But this time LG has understood it's position in market and has priced it's new flagship phone very aggressively here in India. LG G7+ ThinQ is the successor to last year's flagship LG G6. LG has priced this phone at 40000 INR here in India which translates to around $570. The pricing is really insane for a flagship smartphone, so let's see, Is this smartphone worth it's pricing or not.
Size: 6.1"
Display: IPS LCD type, 19.5:9 aspect ratio                 
Resolution: 1440*2280 pixels
Weight: 162 grams
SIM: Hybrid Dual Sim
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU: Adreno 630
OS: LG UX based on Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery: 3000 mah
Rear: Dual 16MP,f/1.6 + 16MP,f/1.9, OIS
Video: 2160p @30fps
Front: 8MP,f/1.9
3.5 mm jack: Yes
Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer

 The design of LG G7 ThinQ is same as many other  smartphones these days that is Notch display. There is a notch at front on top of the phone. This notch houses the ear piece and other sensors such as proximity and it also houses the front camera. There is a 6.1" tall screen on front. This display is an IPS LCD type display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5  on front. This display is a 2K resolution display. There is also an option to hide this notch in the software. At back, glass is used which gives a premium build to this phone. The back is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The build quality of this phone is really good.
The performance of this phone is really good. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset which is the top end chipset by Qualcomm this year. For better graphics there is Adreno 630 GPU so the phone will be able to handle all the graphic intensive tasks very smoothly. The performance of this phone will be really good. As it is powered by best android phone powered chipset.

 LG flagship phones are always famous for their camera quality so the legacy will be maintained with this phone as well. LG G7+ ThinQ is having a dual camera setup at back that is 16MP,f/1.6,30mm + 16MP,f/1.9,16mm. Here first one is a normal lens while other one is a wide angle lens. Wide angle lens is really helpful in capturing very cool wide angle pics. This camera supports Laser as well as phase detection autofocus for better focusing. Also there is OIS for better stabilization of camera. It can capture videos upto 2160p @30fps. It can only record slomo videos in 240fps which is a little bit disappointing. But for video recording there is a full fledged manual mode provided which is amazing and will be really loved by camera lovers.
On front there is an 8MP,f/1.9 lens for selfies. This camera also has portrait mode for background blur. This can capture videos upto 1080p @60fps.
User interface

 LG G7 ThinQ is powered by LG UX custom UI which is based on Android Oreo 8.0. User Interface is the thing for which LG phones are not famous for. Many of the users around the world think that LG UX is quite cumbersome. It seems to be little bit outdated. There are lot of customizations we can do. But the experience of the UI is good, it runs smooth. There are no lags and the performance is good. But LG is also really slow for it's software updates. So this device is promised Android P update but it will come really late if we see the previous record of LG.
LG presents this smartphone as a multimedia smartphone so the audio output of the phone should be really good. The phone is having just single speaker at the bottom, instead of going with stereo speaker setup. This has an echo chamber which helps in amplifying the speaker's sound when placed on a hard surface. So this is really cool as sound bounces back when it hits the hard surface and the sound amplify in this way. As it has a 3.5 mm jack, it has HI FI quad dac which really enhances the sound output when connected thorough a high quality headphone.

 LG G7+ comes with a 3000 mah battery. The battery life of the smartphone will be good because the chipset used on this is really power efficient. It comes with a fast charger within the box that is a 9V,1.9A charger. Also this phone supports wireless charging which is a good thing as most of the phones in this price generally don't have wireless charging. This comes with USB Type-C port for charging.

Other Features

LG G7+ ThinQ comes with IP68 rating so it is dustproof as well as waterproof. Mostly phones at this price doesn't come with any such certification. It comes with face recognition as well as fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone. The phone comes in 128GB internal storage and 6GB of RAM so there won't be any RAM management issues in this smartphone. It also has all the sensors which is a good thing.

Final Conclusion

LG G7+ ThinQ is a really great smartphone at the price. It is priced at just 40000 INR or $570 which is pretty low for a flagship device. At this price it directly competes with OnePlus 6. OnePlus 6 is priced at 35000 INR for 6,64GB model and 40000 INR for 8,128GB model. If you want a true flagship from a reputed brand you can simply go for LG G7+ ThinQ.




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