LG G7 ThinQ Review: Punchy Display, Big Audio, Smart AI

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LG G7 ThinQ Web Browsing And General Use Performance

Smartphones are increasingly becoming the primary way people access the Internet. As such, a mobile device needs to have a responsive web browser to render complex pages fast, along with a reliable cell or Wi-Fi connection. We can’t easily, quantitatively state how well device radios perform in various phones, as the variables between carriers and access points are too difficult to lock down. However, we can investigate browser performance between devices.

For our first tests we're using the JetStream benchmark for Javascript performance and RightWare’s Web Test 3.0 for comprehensive, mixed-media web performance analysis, including HTML5 rendering. Here we'll primarily determine how the LG G7 ThinQ's Snapdragon 845 SoC handles this workload, along with the Android Oreo operating system and Chrome web browser...

JetStream And Basemark Web 3.0
JavaScript and Browser Testing
JetStream LG G7 ThinQ


Basemark Web3 LG G7 ThinQ



The LG G7 ThinQ hangs with the other Snapdragon 845-powered device here, Samsung's Galaxy S9+, which also happens to sport 6GB of RAM. As such, in the Web 3.0 test we do see a slight advantage for the Galaxy S9+ but it's not a commanding lead like these two Snapdragon 845 enabled smartphones hold over the other legacy handsets. 

Geekbench
Synthetic CPU Testing

In the GeekBench test, we're stressing only CPU cores in a handset (not graphics), with both single and multi-threaded workloads. The test is comprised of encryption processing, image compression, HTML5 parsing, physics calculations, and other general purpose compute processing. 

Geekbench LG G7 ThinQ

In Geekbench, the tables turn slightly for the LG G7 ThinQ, in terms of raw CPU throughput. And though the G7 ThinQ and Galaxy S9+ are both significantly faster than the other Android smartphones here, they can't catch Apple's A11 Bionic on board the iPhone X. 

Futuremark PCMark For Android
General Purpose Pocket Computing Performance Metrics
Futuremark's PCMark for Android is a new benchmark addition here for us, so we have fewer results in our database of tested phones to show you. However, this is an excellent suite of tests that we highly recommend for benchmarking performance of a handset with heavier-duty tasks for things like image and video editing, as well as lighter-duty workloads like email, and web browsing. When you see the test running live it's clear the scripted application tests are carefully selected and tuned to make use of the platforms involved in a very controlled way. 
PCMark Android LG G7 ThinQ

PCMark is an Android only test, so we don't have the benefit of the iPhone X score for comparison here. However, surprisingly, the 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 845 setup of the LG G7 ThinQ is able to overtake the Samsung Galaxy S9+ in all but the video editing test.

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