The LG G7 One is a re-imagined G7 running stock Android


LG hasn’t been a leader in the smartphone space for quite a long time, but the company’s phones have usually had some good ideas, accompanied by decent hardware. My main complaint about LG’s devices has been the cutesy software layer that LG has been using for the past few years. It does have a few interesting concepts, but it usually just gets in the way.

To fix that, LG has introduced the new LG G7 One, the company’s first Android One device. The exterior build of the phone looks very similar to the LG G7 ThinQ, featuring the same 6.1-inch QHD+ display with a notch-cutout at the top, aluminum frame and glass back as the original.

But the LG G7 One does have its drawbacks…

The internals of the LG G7 looks more like a 2017 flagship device than something from 2018. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with only 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The camera on the back features a single 16MP sensor with an f/1.6 lens while the front-facing camera has an 8MP sensor with an f/1.8, 80-degree wide-angle lens. The battery size has been reduced to 3,000 mAh, but the phone.

Check out the LG G7 ThinQ’s amazing dual-camera

While the LG G7 One wouldn’t be able to go head-to-head with 2018 flagship smartphones, it will be the most powerful Android One device to date. And to make up for the phone’s spec inadequacies, LG has promised that the LG G7 One would be released this fall at an “exceptional price.” 

What would you be willing to pay for a 2017 flagship smartphone running stock Android?

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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