One of the best ways to sort through the various smartphones out there is to see how it matches up to its earlier variants and the same holds true for LG G7. So let’s take a closer look at G7 and see how it compares with V30 and G6. Chances are that you are looking to upgrade to the newer model and want to know if it’s worth it which is why you need to read the rest of the article as it can help clue you in.
What sets the LG G7 Thinq from others is the fact that it comes loaded with an AI button and really attempts at being a smartphone for real. This thinQ variant is a complete overhaul which is why the G7 is all set out to become LG’s flagship phone for 2018
LG G7 the basics:
Let’s take a look at the basics, shall we? The G7 comes with a slimmer and larger body; it has a large screen which is definitely an improvement on the earlier models. It’s hardware button opens Google assistant which can be quite convenient, apart from this it also features the notch layout. You can decide to retain the notch or just extend the screen so that there is just a black bar and no notch.
That is a definite improvement and one that was requested by most mobile users. The G7 is tagged to be water resistant and comes with wireless charging which was definitely much anticipated by LG users on account of the various rumors doing the rounds. It retains the headphone jack and comes in various shades and colors from raspberry rose, platinum grey, aurora black to new morocco on blue. So now you can get the G7 in the color of your preference.
Comparing G7 to G6
Size certainly matters and it is no wonder that the G7 certainly stands out for all the right reasons. But the beauty is that the G7, though larger than G6 appears slimmer and even weighs less in the process despite packing more features in the tiny handset. One of the other improvements that the LG made with its G7 is that they have slimmed down the viewing angles on the two rear positioned cameras but with more MP being offered for selfies. The other reason that G7 trumps G6 is that it comes with double internal storage so the phone should be faster and process vast media files within a short space of time.
Comparing G7 to V30
The G7 is not all that different from the V30 for there are only a few things that set them apart. Even a close appraisal of both the phones should make it clear that both the phones are quite similar in size and shape. The one stark difference between both is that the G7 had gotten a much needed camera upgrade which sets it apart from its peers. And while one could make the argument that the camera should not be the main metric for choosing a phone, the fact remains that a better performing camera should enable you to shoot high-res pictures with ease.
There are other differences between the two like the notch and the option to hide the same. And as far as batteries goes, the V30 is slightly bigger at 3300mAh while the G7 is powered by 3000 mAh. The V30 was specifically designed for shooting videos and it still ranks at the top as far as media and videos goes and comes with advanced editing features which the G7 does not have.
These are some of the ways by which the G7 differs from its immediate peers in the LG family. As far as performance goes, well, we would have to test the same but overall, discounting the video factor, it seems that the G7 would be a great buy indeed.
LG G7 THINQ VS. THE LG G6 AND LG V30
LG G7 ThinQ
Display size, resolution
6.1-inch IPS LCD; 3,120 x 1,440 pixels
5.7-inch, 2,880x1,440 pixels
6-inch; 2,880x1,440 pixels
Weight (Ounces, Grams)
5.7 oz, 162g
5.7 oz, 162g
5.57 oz; 158g
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Dual 16-megapixel (71 degree, f/1.6 and 107 degree, f/1.9)
13-megapixel, 13-megapixel wide
16-megapixel (standard), 13-megapixel (wide)
2.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Up to 2TB
Up to 2TB
Up to 2TB
Water resistant (IP68), wireless charging, DTS:X 3D Surround, Quad DAC