The G7 ThinQ is LG’s latest flagship. It comes with a large screen of 6.1 inches, IPS display. Since it has a screen to body ratio of 82.6%, the 6.1 inches don’t feel uncomfortable to hold in one hand. It comes packed with Qualcom’s latest, most powerful chipset, the Snapdragon 845.
The cameras offered by LG on the smartphone are rather ordinary. For the rear, it has an optically stabilised 16MP, f/1.6 primary, and a 16MP f/1.9 secondary camera. For the front camera, it has an 8MP f/1.9 26mm wide camera. DxOMark reviews its camera and listed out its key features on their website:
- 16Mp main camera with 1/3.1″ sensor (1.0µm pixels) and f/1.6-aperture lens, 30mm-equivalent focal length
- 16Mp secondary super-wide-angle camera with 1/3.1″ sensor (1.0µm pixels) and f/1.9-aperture lens, 16mm-equivalent focal length
- Optical image stabilization on the main lens
- PDAF and laser AF on the main lens
- LED flash
- 4K video at 30/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60 fps
DxOMark gave it a photo score of 84, and a video score of 79 with an overall score of 83. This makes it comparable to older flagships such as the Apple Phone 7.
Although the G7 fares better than the V30. The V30 scored 79 and 74 for stills and videos respectively.
The G7 appeared to have performed better in brighter scenes than in the darker areas. Backlit photos seem to be slightly underexposed, but in spite of this, the images turn out to look rich with vibrant hues.
The only thing that seems to be disappointing in LG G7 ThinQ’s camera is Auto Focus duration. In bright light (1000 lux), the camera takes up to half a second to capture an image, and up to a second sometimes in low light (300 lux). The upside of this is that the AF works pretty great in low light and and is usually very accurate. While all this seems convincing, it doesn’t hold good for video recording.
The Auto focus works poorly in video recording mode. Almost like it has no tracking capability in outdoor conditions. Although, exposure, colour rendering and white balance are satisfactory in most conditions.
Overall, the image quality is not how one would expect a current flagship to produce. Dynamic range proved to be a little limited than expected out of a high end device. Taking into consideration the price at 750$, the smartphones makes a pretty decent deal at a low -to-mid levelled flagship.