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

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LG G7 ThinQ Gaming And Graphics Performance

Next we'll test LG's G7 ThinQ with GFXBench, which has been one of our standard mobile graphics performance benchmarks for quite a while now. In order to ensure display refresh (v-sync) and resolution are not limiting factors, we are comparing off-screen test results here. GFXBench tests OpenGL ES graphics workloads; we're specifically testing GLES 2.0 and 3.0 rendering performance in the following two benchmark modules. 

3D Graphics Benchmarks: 3DMark & GFX Bench
Pushing The Pixels
GFXBench T Rex LG G7 ThinQ 2

GFXBench Manhattan LG G7 ThinQ 2


Here LG's G7 ThinQ pulls up close behind both the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9+ with a consistent 3rd place ranking. The extra RAM on board the GS9+ does pay off, but only to the tune of about a 5% advantage. 

We also ran Futuremark's 3DMark, which has been a staple 3D graphics benchmark at HotHardware across all mobile and desktop platforms for many years. In this case we were running 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, which is targeted for mobile devices and also runs at 720p in offscreen mode, so as to take display resolution out of the equation. This test and its 3D graphics engine are also based on the Open GL ES 2.0 API. 

3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited LG G7 ThinQ

3DMark Ice Storm FPS LG G7 ThinQ

In the less graphically challenging 3DMark Ice Storm, the G7 ThinQ once again takes the lead, consistently outpacing the GS9+ in all but the Physics test.

3DMark Sling Shot is a new benchmark module that's been added to the 3DMark mobile suite, so we have fewer results in our database to share, though we do have a few top-shelf Android phones, the iPhone X, and Samsung's Galaxy S9+ in the mix. Sling Shot is a much more advanced OpenGL ES 3.1 and Metal API-based test that employs some advanced rendering techniques like volumetric lighting, particle illumination, multiple render targets, instanced rendering, uniform buffers and transform feedback.

3DMark Sling Shot Test
Futuremark 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme Benchmark

In this test we again run the off-screen mode, so as to remove display resolution differences from the equation and thus can compare cross-platform results more reliably.
  
3DMark Slingshot Extreme LG G7 ThinQ

3DMark Slingshot FPS LG G7 ThinQ


In the newer, more graphically demanding 3DMark Sling Shot benchmark, LG's G7 ThinQ drops back into the runner-up slot though both Snapdragon 845 devices handily outpace the iPhone X here. 

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