Just over a month ago I posted my full review of the LG G7 ThinQ and while it earned a respectable rating there were other phones that looked like better choices. However, all is not as it seems and a few of those other phones did not live up to their potential and the LG G7 is one I keep returning to with my T-Mobile SIM.
In addition to the LG G7 ThinQ, we have seen the release of the HTC U12 Plus, Huawei P20 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, and OnePlus 6 over the past couple of months. The following are reasons I keep putting these devices aside and choosing to go back to the LG G7:
Like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, the LG G7 offers everything you could want with the newest Snapdragon processor, microSD expansion card, high level of water and dust resistance, MIL-STD 810G drop protection, wireless charging, dual rear cameras with wide-angle lens, reasonable $750 price, US wireless carrier support, attractive color options, and great audio performance. It is also designed well with a width that makes it fit comfortably in one hand with a weight that is lower than most other phones.
The LG G7 also has a dedicated Google Assistant hardware button with Google Lens integrated into the camera app. There was also some news that the Korean version of the LG G7 would be getting the Google Pixel-exclusive AR stickers with Star Wars and Stranger Things characters. Hopefully we see these come to the US model as well.
LG doesn't get much respect in the mobile space and it hasn't always done well with phone launches, but the LG G7 is a satisfying smartphone that continues to impress.