LG G7: Review, Specs, Availability, Problems and more!

LG re-invented itself a bit in 2017 with the G6: a back-to-basics design that focused on being a great phone rather than relying on mods and other superfluous hardware features. That trend continues in 2018 with the LG G7 ThinQ: a great smartphone with interesting branding — and some tricks up its sleeve.

This is everything you need to know about the LG G7 ThinQ!

Check out the coverage so far

We've had some time with the LG G7, and we have some early impressions ready for you to read. Additionally, Mr. Mobile has a full review. So far, we like the G7, and we'll have a full review up shortly.

More: LG G7 ThinQ hands-on preview: All about that bass

The specs

The G7 doesn't have too many surprises when it comes to internal hardware, featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, plenty of internal storage (with the option to use a microSD card for expansion), and Android 8.0 Oreo for software. LG not only keeps the headphone jack, but continues offering a high-end DAC for excellent audio. Check out the full specs below!

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Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Display6.1-inch LCD
Gorilla Glass 5
Dolby Vision, HDR10
1,000 nits brightness
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Storage64GB / 128GB (Plus model)
ExpandablemicroSD up to 2TB
RAM4GB / 6GB (Plus model)
Camera (Main)16MP (IMX351), 1.0µm pixels, ƒ/1.6, OIS
71° lens, Super Bright Mode
Camera (Wide)16MP (IMX351), 1.0µm pixels, ƒ/1.9
107° lens, fixed focus
Front Camera8MP, ƒ/1.9
80° lens, fixed focus
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC
USB-C 3.1
Audio32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
Boombox speaker
Headphone jack
Quick Charge 3.0
Qi wireless
Water resistanceIP68
MIL-STD 810G certified
SecurityRear fingerprint sensor
Face unlock
Dimensions153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight162 grams
ColorsNew Moroccan Blue, New Aurora Black
Raspberry Rose, New Platinum Gray

Yes, it has a notch

The topic of notches on Android phones is… divisive. You can go either way on your opinion of a display notch, and with the LG G7, you can go either way on having a notch. It's enabled by default, but if you disable it in the settings, you just have a plain black status bar.

Dual cameras are back

LG has had dual cameras for a few years, with one standard lens and one wide-angle lens. That continues on the G7, and it's just as great as it has ever been. LG seems to be the one manufacturer interested in great wide-angle photography, and it's become a legitimate reason to choose LG phones over the competition.

The main lense is optically stabilized for better low-light photos and videos, but unfortunately the wide-angle lens is not. There's also a Super Bright Mode to lighten up dark scenes, and it works well enough without the photo getting grainy.

Where to buy it

Interested in the G7? Fortunately, you can pick one up starting now. Every major U.S. carrier (minus AT&T) has started stocking the G7, between $750 and $792. Canadian carriers will also have the G7 available to purchase.

More: Where to buy the LG G7 ThinQ

Grab some accessories

If you're going to get the G7, make sure to get some accessories for it as well. Screen protectors and cases are already available, and it's never a bad idea to get a microSD card for more storage.

Check out our forums!

Want to chat about G7, or ask the community a question. Be sure to stop into to the Android Central forums!

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  • Any discussion of the LG G7 should prominently warn that last year's flagship is still on last year's version of Android for most people, and for those lucky ones to have gotten the upgrade, it was only very recently. So don't expect to get Android P on this phone anytime soon, regardless of the betas.
  • Yes, but LG is promising better updates with the newer released phones. I think I'll take that with a grain of salt. Their update schedule really sucks! I actually believe they are the worst!
  • The day LG gets good with updates is the day that pigs fly.
  • I really want to give this phone a try. The s9 for me is perfect excluding mediocre battery life.
  • This phone has been released a few days ago, and ALREADY, it's BOGO on certain carriers. Smdh
  • Uh Tmobile and Others have done this for Samsung and Apple phones day of release or within the week. Soooooo