What’s up? And today, let’s take a look at the LG G-7 thing. Q I got some early hands-on time with it. So let’s talk about everything that you need to know before buying the G-7.
And if you already have a G 6, is it worth upgrading or should you stick with what you have when it comes to design?
Not a lot has changed. Still have the metal frame and glass build that’s slightly curved on the back. It feels like any other premium phone out there. Nothing stands out. Honestly, if I’m going to keep it 100 here, there’s a fingerprint scanner on the back, which is nicely placed.
There’s a facial recognition mode now, which is available. So this puts the G7 up to par with other flagships out there in terms of size. Here it is next to the iPhone 10.
It’s taller but narrower than the iPhone. It’s for sure bigger than the Galaxy s 9, but smaller than the Galaxy s 9 plus.
So it fits in right in between. It’s very similar to the size of the WhiteWave P 20 pro.
So that should give you a good idea of what the form factor is like. If you plan to pick one of these up, 1 of the major improvements here is the larger 6.1-inch full vision display. The LG G 6 had a 5.7-inch display. So that’s a nice bump up.
It is quite HD plus in resolution and it’s a really nice panel. It’s an LCD and not an O lead, but it does have a dedicated white pixel to give you plenty of brightness at 1000. And it’s excellent. The contrasts and colors are great.
The viewing angles are nice.
But yes, there is a notch at the top. They are calling it the new second display, which I’m not sure why there really isn’t another functionality beyond the Android notification icons. But you can turn this notch off and you even have flexibility here in Browning, the edges of the display or keeping it flat and even customize the look of the notch area with different colors.
Or just keep it black. So that’s nice. The software is Android 8 point no orio. I wish it was 8.1, but it’s running algae’s UI on top.
Not much has changed here, but the 1 integration that I do like is this dedicated button here on the left side. This is the Google assistant button. So instead of trying to push their own assistant that you, Bixby LG is giving the people Google’s solution, which works perfectly in my opinion.
We’ll have to see how many times this gets triggered while using it.
This button is not remarkable in the settings, just in case we’re wondering. You get the latest and greatest chipset powering the G-7, the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, and that is paired with six gigabytes of RAM.
So this should make this phone buttery, smooth, and it comes with 128 gigabytes of internal storage. yes, there is a headphone jack still there with their stellar quad deck, which is an SS Saper deck. So headphone audio is going to be top of the line.
There’s a single speaker down at the bottom, which they’re dubbing the boombox speaker because they are using the housing of the G7 like an echo chamber to amplify the sound and output of the audio.
It’s pretty wild. And it will have TSX 3D surround sound support. Let me just stop talking. Here’s an example of what it sounds like.
The dual-camera setup remains. But he gets a bump up to Deuel, 16-megapixel cameras this year instead of the 13 megapixels found in last year’s model.
The main camera is a 16 megapixel F 1.6 lens and the secondary is a 16 megapixel F 1.9 aperture wide-angle lens, which I really love, by the way.
I still feel that the wide-angle lens is very underrated and the front-facing camera is 8 megapixels with F 1.9 aperture. There are 2 major things with the camera that stand out this year. First, you have the portrait mode on the front and back cameras.
It’s nice that you can change the amount of background blur after you take the shot. And from playing around with it for a few hours, it looks like it’s pretty capable.
So thumbs up for a future camera. Comparisons on a channel. The second camera feature is the A.I. that’s built-in. It will recognize up to 18 different scenarios and objects so it can take the best picture without you doing anything.
It tweaks the saturation and colors and everything on its own.
The most impressive is the super bright camera mode, where it basically uses supersampling to combine four pixels into one, giving you a brighter picture.
So all of these features work without data connection similar to what we always do.
So I’m looking forward to testing all of this out. What’s great is that you get all the manual mode features that you loved with the V 30.
So this phone is going to be a beast for beginner content creators. Also, it looks like you can shoot HDR 10 video here well. So that’s really nice.
The G7 thankyou looks promising with his muted but premium design since his glass, of course, will get support for wireless charging and you get IP 68 water resistance.
So everything that you would need from a flagship device. My only major concern is the smaller three thousand million power battery. I hope the optimizations in the chipset and software are enough because I’m afraid that this might be the weak point of the G7, but I will let you know for sure in the full review.
So what do you guys think of the G7 thing? Q I mean, is there enough improvements here? I think if you have a GS 6, I think you should be good for another year.
The G7 will be available soon in four colors. The new platinum gray or black Moroccan blue and raspberry rose. It all depends on the carrier.
And there should be a full-on lock virgin coming to the market well. I hope this hands-on gave you a good idea if you want the G7 as your next phone or not.