Today we have a good one for us? We compared the LG G6 with its replacement, the LG G7 ThinQ. Is LG going far enough to make the LG G7 ThinQ the obvious choice? Is it worth updating from the LG G6? Like many iconic devices this year, the LG G7 is evolutionary rather than revolutionary. This is definitely a more elegant look for the G7, except for the iPhone notch wannabe on the screen. The important improvements in the front camera (FFC) are excellent if you are a big fan or a fan of social networks. The sound was updated, as was the Google Assistant with its own button on the side. If you press the button twice, you can activate Google Lens or press and hold to invoke the Google Assistant. More of LG's SmartThinQ is integrated into the phone: this application helps the LG G7 automatically connect to the LG IoT platform. First we will look at the things that these two devices may have in common and then look at each individual smartphone in an attempt to select a winner.
Although the screen is larger in the LG G7, its physical dimensions are almost identical: in fact, the G7 weighs 1 gram less, which may be because the battery is smaller. Gorilla Glbad 5 now protects the G7 in the front and back. The screen still uses LCD technology, it still offers the Always-On screen and now offers a much brighter screen to watch outdoors. The base model still offers 4 GB of RAM, but the G7 starts with 64 GB of memory and ensures that it will offer a model with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. Both models offer dual cameras, but the G7 has some improvements, especially the FFC. Both devices have high resolution audio when using 3.5mm headphones, both still offer a single speaker, but the G7 has been significantly improved. The usual WiFi, Bluetooth (v4.2 on the G6 and 5.0 on the G7), NFC, Android Pay, 3.1 C-type port for charging and data transfer, fast charging and wireless charging, fingerprint sensor mounted on the back and non-removable battery can be found.
Look carefully at the detailed comparison table below and here you will see how these two high-end smartphones compare to each other. After that, we'll look at each mobile offer in more detail and point out some of its pros and cons. From all this information, we will try to determine the winner according to the general specifications, as well as the execution of the design and functions.
The LG G6 had a complete renovation in 2017 – modularity disappeared and Removable battery, but entered the larger capacity battery, larger screen, IP68 certification, improved area of the camera, Aspect ratio 18: 9, and remained the fingerprint sensor mounted on the back and wireless charging. Let's see how the new LG G7 ThinQ resists.
The LG G6 has a 5.7-inch QHD IPS LCD screen and a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels that pushes approximately 564 pixels per inch (PPI) (the same found in the G7). The screen includes the & # 39; Always On & # 39; function, which saves battery and adds convenience for the user. This is also the first LG device that changes to the 18: 9 aspect ratio, which makes it a bit louder, but it helps when watching movies or multitasking. LG included Dolby Vision and made it compatible with HDR10, while reducing the size of the bezel.
Because LG wanted to get its new flagship in stores before Samsung, they had to resort to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor 2016. It has a quad core with clock of 1.6 GHz and another quad-core with clocked at 2.35 GHz paired with the Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. This combination provides the user with speed and excellent graphics, but gives two-year specifications. The LG G6 includes 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and a base of 32 GB of internal memory that can be expanded through a microUSB card.
You will find two cameras in the LG G6: the main camera uses a 13 megapixel sensor with a large f / 1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS and two-tone LED flash. The secondary camera is a 125-degree wide-angle 13-megapixel lens with a fixed focus and a smaller f / 2.4 aperture. The LG G6 will use the primary sensor for most of its images, but when you want a larger group or landscape image, you can use the wide-angle lens. The FFC in the LG G6 uses a 5 megapixel sensor with an aperture f / 2.4 for selfies and video chat. LG increased the capacity of the battery to 3300mAh and added Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging.
LG was one of the first manufacturers to move their fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone. With the frames shrinking to simple lines, the fingerprint sensors will stay on the back or eventually move to a touch screen area. The fingerprint sensor of the LG G6 also acts as an on / off switch as it did on the LG G5. The LG G6 is the first smartphone that does not belong to Google that includes the Google Assistant built into the device. The LG G6 measures 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, weighs 163 grams and comes in Mystic White, Astro Black or Ice Platinum. The device is available in all major operators in the United States for approximately $ 670 for the 32 GB model.
LG G7 ThinQ
LG is changing the branding of its smartphones this year by adding "ThinQ" to the end of the name. As they did with the LG V30S ThinQ, we can present the new LG G7 ThinQ. It has a new updated look that is a bit taller and narrower and has more rounded edges: the whole package gives the G7 a sleeker and more modern look. The dual cameras, although they are updated in megapixels, have some problems that must be solved, and one has to wonder why they eliminated the widest lens of the LG G6. Another question – why the notch on the screen – why follow Apple, are the same company that refused to increase the size of your screen or switch to OLED screens or get rid of the start button.
The screen jumps from 5.7 inches to 6.1 inches in size with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. It is a full-range IPS QHD + resolution LCD screen with 3120 x 1440 pixels and a density of 564 PPI, the same as the of the LG G6. There is an increase in Gorilla Glbad 5 protection while continuing to include Dolby Vision, compliance with HDR10 and the Always-On screen for notifications. It also adds a higher brightness of up to 1,000 nits that can hold for 3 minutes before falling back in an effort to save battery.
This year, LG was able to choose the best processor for the moment: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and an Adreno 630 GPU for exceptional graphics, either to play or watch videos / movies with intense graphics. The SD845 is an Octa-Core processor with a speed of 2.8 GHz, compatible with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable internal memory.
LG raised the megapixels from 13 to 16 for both cameras: the main camera uses a 16 megapixel sensor with a large aperture f / 1.6, laser and PDAF, OIS and LED flash. The secondary camera also has 16 megapixels, with a slightly wider angle with a smaller f / 1.9 aperture. The primary sensor is used for most images, but if you want a wider shot of group or landscape, you can use the secondary lens. LG really improved the FFC from an opening of 5 megapixels and f / 2.2 to an 8 megapixel sensor with a smaller aperture f / 1.9 for selfies and video calls. LG decreased the battery size from 3,300mAh to 3000mAh, but retained Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging.
LG may have added a notch on the screen, but it took away the on / off capability of the fingerprint sensor and it was given by the typical side switch. LG chose Gorilla Glbad 5 on all sides, kept the 3.5mm headphone jack that will provide the user with virtual surround sound. The improved lower speaker will resonate throughout the chbadis to give you Boombox sound. Bluetooth is now available for v5.0 and NFC will allow you to make mobile payments. Android 8.0 Oreo comes in the LG G7 ThinQ out-of-the-box. The LG G7 ThinQ measures 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, weighs 162 grams and comes in platinum gray, aurora black, Moroccan blue, raspberry rose. The device is available for sale on June 1 for approximately $ 750 for the 64GB model, although orders are now available.
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The Final Word
While the LG G7 ThinQ does not offer much more than the LG G6, it is definitely worth spending the additional $ 80 and buy the G7 ThinQ. It has a much faster and more powerful processor and GPU, although, incidentally, the user may not notice too much difference, except in applications with a lot of graphics or if they perform many multiple tasks. The main cameras, although improved, take images similar to the LG G6. LG made great improvements in the FFC, so selfies and video chat will certainly be updated. When it comes to looks, the LG G7 looks more modern, it is thinner with more rounded edges, but that notch on the screen.
The LG G6 is a thin device that recently received its Android 8.0 Oreo update, takes excellent images with its dual camera, and even has the widest lens as a secondary camera. It comes with the tried and true SD821 that runs the phone without problems. It will cost you approximately $ 80 less than the LG G7. If I were to buy any of the devices today, I would pay $ 80 extra and pick up the LG G7; However, unless you have to have a smarter phone, the latest processor and better selfies, I do not know if updating it is necessary.