Smartphones are valuable traveling companions, giving you access to friends, information and entertainment at all times. LG’s smartphones, however, haven’t performed all that well in the market lately, losing ground to competing products from Apple and Samsung. LG’s latest offering, the LG G7 ThinQ, is now here, but can it keep up with its rivals?

LG G7 THINQ REVIEW

A solid enough phone in its own right, the G7 ThinQ carries on much of the niceties of last year’s model: water resistance, a dual camera and the still not extinct headphone jack, all of which are appreciated and well-done. Regarding its specs, the G7 is powered by a 2.8 GHz Octa-Core processor, and its clocks in 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The G7 also carries the ever-helpful Google Lens and Google Assistant, the latter of which can be summoned by clicking a button near the volume adjuster or by saying, “OK, Google.”

Ultimately, however, the G7 does not do enough to advance itself beyond the G6. Make no mistake, it’s a solid, better-than-serviceable option, but it lacks something — perhaps a novel new feature or something particularly striking about its build — to make it stand out from alternative Androids. Aesthetically, the G7 ThinQ’s beauty is on par with its specs. The machine itself looks fine and it’s unmistakable that you’re holding a phone, but it lacks the stylistic flair of competing machines.

LG’s G7 ThinQ will be released later this year. Pricing details have yet to be confirmed, although some retailers are selling the smartphone as high as $750. Your G7 ThinQ can also come in one of four different colors: Platinum Grey, Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue or Raspberry Rose.