May 30, 2018

LG G7 first look: Bass, battery, better power management

By Team Ventev Topic: Devices Tech Specs

LG has developed a reputation for taking risks with smartphone design. Look back just a few years ago when the LG G5 featured swappable modules for extended battery life, a better camera, and louder speakers.

The modules were discontinued, but LG’s reputation stands. The newest LG G7 ThinQ offers a feature other phone makers aren’t paying attention to.

We’re talking about bass

The LG G7 has it, thanks to a feature that uses the space inside the phone’s body to increase resonance. That feature makes the G7 39 percent louder than the G6. Put another way: remember the old days when guys would walk down the street with a boombox on their shoulders? Now you can do that! With your phone.

Even if you don’t use the phone’s speakers, you’ll still get great sound out of the G7, because it has a headphone jack. Good sound seems to be something of a niche for LG. The V30 features the best audio in the smartphone game, when delivered through its headphone jack.

Other features on the LG G7 include a fairly bright 1,000 nit screen (a nit is the brightness of a candle). The G7 also comes with a 3,000 mAh battery which, while panned by some reviewersis equivalent to the battery found on the Samsung Galaxy S9, bigger than the batteries found on both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and smaller than the battery on the LG V30.

But battery capacity isn’t everything. Just as important is how the phone manages power. The G7 features the Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm, which claims very good power management.

Still, if you have a G7 and the boombox feature drains your battery before the extended dance remix of your favorite tune is over, take comfort in the G7’s charging capabilities. It’s compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0 and can be charged wirelessly.

Key Specs:

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
    • 6.1-inch QHD+ resolution screen
    • Dual 16 megapixel cameras, with one lens for wide angle
    • 3,000 mAh battery
    • IP68 water resistance
    • 128 GB or 64 GB storage
    • Available in Platinum Gray, Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, Raspberry Rose




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