LG G7 One Review
Android One, a bloat-free OS
Our LG G7 One review takes a closer look at this latest Android One smartphone. The super bright display and AI camera and OS updates make this affordable phone an attractive option. This latest phone from LG delivers affordability and style.
Super bright display
The LG G7 One has a QHD+ FullVision 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. The screen has additional white pixels to maximise clarity and brightness without compromising battery efficiency.
This latest LG smartphone is available in Aurora Black and Moroccan Blue. The phone is water and dust resistant so it can easily withstand the usual day to day use. The LG G7 One weighs in at 156g and measuring 7.9mm thick, the phone is slim and compact.
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The phone is packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM. This will deliver a decent performance when multitasking and using demanding apps.
Phone Set Up
The LG G7 One has the traditional fingerprint sensor placed naturally on the back. This is a responsive sensor and will wake the phone quickly when you pick it up. There is no facial recognition on this model but the price point makes up for that.
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There is 32GB of onboard memory and this can be expanded if you need more room for your photos or videos. The microSD card slot can be used with cards up to 512GB giving you lots of flexibility when it comes to phone memory.
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The LG G7 One is an Android One device meaning you get an unaltered version of Android 8.1. This clean, bloatware-free OS has only the apps you need and no added extras to take up space on the phone.
Android One gives more affordable phones a boost with:
- More space
- Battery Saver
- Boost power
- Enhance memory
- OS updates for 2 years
- Security updates for three years
The LG G7 One benefits from the OS updates for 2 years after the launch date of the phone. This means you get the latest updates and improvements from Google. These will keep the phone running as it should and maintain excellent performance.
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The security updates will automatically come through every month. These will give you the latest protection against malware and viruses.
The LG G7 One gives you the latest smartphone AI experience with the Google Assistant and Google Lens. The Lens can use your camera to capture landmarks and give you information on the history and other points of interest. You can take a photo of a product that you like the look of and the Google Lens will search the web to find places for you to buy it.
This phone has one of the best sounds for your music thanks to the Boombox speaker. The inner space of the phone is used to increase the bass and deliver a loud sound, like a resonance chamber.
DTS: X delivers 3D Surround Sound with an expanded sound field and dialogue clarity. This 7.1 channel Surround Sound is perfect for enjoying move soundtracks and other audio.
Camera & Video
The rear 16-megapixel camera will get an update with AI features within the year. The phone initially ships without this. The AI features update will include scene recognition with the ability to recognise landscapes and objects.
Some of the things the AI scene recognition will be able to recognise include:
The AI feature will then adjust brightness, contrast and other settings to suit the subject of your photo. It will also offer a suggestion on how to improve the shot when editing it.
There is an 8-megapixel lens on the front for taking selfies or group shots. Other features of the camera include Phase Detection Autofocus, Laser Autofocus and LED Flash
Efficient power management
The LG G7 One has a 3,000mAh battery with power management. Although this battery may not be as high capacity as other models, the Android One OS makes it use the available power more efficiently. You will get a good day of mixed use out of the battery. When it comes time to plug in and recharge, the LG G7 One has the Type-C 1.0 reversible connector for easy connection.
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Written by: Carmel Brown