LG G7 review: As by-the-numbers as flagship smartphones come

LG Electronics Australia G7 ThinQ
  • LG Electronics Australia G7 ThinQ
  • LG Electronics Australia G7 ThinQ
  • LG Electronics Australia G7 ThinQ
  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5

Pros

  • Google Assistant button & quad-DAC separate it from the competition
  • Great feel-factor

Cons

  • Too expensive
  • Unique features aren't game-changers
  • Underwhelming camera

Bottom Line

LG's G7 ThinQ is a by-the-numbers hardware play that - while perfectly adequate - utterly fails to be anything more than a raw, arithmetical, sum of its parts.

Would you buy this?

  • Price

    $ 1,099.00 (AUD)

Battery Life

In terms of every day battery-life, we’d make it through the usual 9-5 work day pretty consistently but did need to make the time for a top up if we planned on doing anything afterwards. We’re talking nine or ten hours of use here, though - as always - your mileage may vary (especially if you watch or film a lot of video content).

The G7 ThinQ does also include support for Qi wireless charging, which is always nice, and fast charging, which is even nicer if you're short on time.

The Bottom Line

The G7 ThinQ has all the right parts that you’d expect out of a 2018 flagship device but that’s about it. There’s no grand vision here. No variable aperture, hidden or triple-lens camera. This isn’t a low-risk pitch, the G7 ThinQ plays things so safe it’s practically a no-risk one. It's a by-the-numbers hardware play that - while perfectly adequate - fails to be anything more than a raw, arithmetical, sum of its parts.

It’s entirely as-expected and, when we’re talking flagship pricing, there’s just not enough inherent value in that approach to make it worthy of recommendation over the other options. Shave off a few hundred dollars at the G7 ThinQ becomes a much more compelling proposition but, as it stands, you're paying more and getting less than you would from a lot of the competition.

There are probably consumers out there who might dig the G7 ThinQ’s tidy combination of hardware and software but I'm just not convinced those people are going to be the ones looking at buying $1099 smartphones.

Credit: LG

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