The Good The waterproof LG G7 ThinQ has an AI camera that gives your photos an extra boost before you snap them. There’s a secondary wide-angle rear camera, a headphone jack and 64GB of expandable storage.
The Bad The phone has a familiar design, its Google Assistant button isn’t reprogrammable and battery life doesn’t look promising.
The Bottom Line The LG G7 ThinQ is a fine phone, but it does nothing to distinguish itself from more compelling offerings from Samsung, OnePlus and Google.
You have to admit, LG’s got a tough gig ahead of itself with the launch of the LG G7 ThinQ. Not only are its stagnant sales far behind that of Apple and its main Korean rival Samsung, but people, in general, are buying fewer phones.
So you can’t blame the company if it wants to stir things up a little. Earlier this year, LG said it wanted to release phones on its own cadence and not because others are doing so at the same time.
As a result, the G7 ThinQ (pronounced “thin-kew”), which was officially introduced last week, arrived a month later in the year compared to its G6 predecessor in 2017.