LG G7 ThinQ Forum

General The LG G7 is a flagship phone

I was talking about it over) https://androidforums.com/threads/thinking-about-getting-a-phone-on-a-carrier-plan.1267944/ here but know that we have a forum of our own I'm moving my impressions here.

LG missed a design feature by not having the power button coinside with the gap between the Volume and Google Assistant button on the left. Its flush with the volume down button on the left. Feels a little awkward on my hand.


#1 dontpanicbobby, Jun 4, 2018 Last edited: Jun 4, 2018
An early screenshot of the new Home didn't work.
Nice and creamy though!
#2 dontpanicbobby, Jun 4, 2018
I originally installed Next Launcher (as I had it on my previous LG G5), but was having issues with it and widgets not appearing upon waking up the device.
So I downloaded Nova Launcher and so far so good.

Now I just wait until Mark Bencze comes out with a dark UI to install. He has done some excellent work for the LG device. :D

@dontpanicbobby , how are you liking it so far?
#3 Mikestony, Jun 4, 2018
Except for an unexpected glitch with the MicroSD card turning invisible in PowerAmp and fbreader I'm loving it. There were some settings to be adjusted in both programs that may have solved that. I probably should have just downloaded all that music and book material fresh but I thought it was all saved on the MicroSD card from my LG G6. Nope!

Anywho I finally tested the Quad-DAC with my 1More earplugs. Listening at full volume with the DAC on or off resulted in no clipping whatsoever. The DAC setting on sounds warmer but both where a very satisfying audio experience.

PowerAmp used with Bass, Treble, and Stereo X on 0. Volume to the max.
#4 dontpanicbobby, Jun 5, 2018
I just put a Bencze theme on my v20. Stunning! Makes it easier to "rest" my S8+.:D
#5 tube517, Jun 5, 2018
If it want dark i use black wallpaper.

I'm impressed by the brightness of the G7's screen.
#6 dontpanicbobby, Jun 5, 2018
I think this has to do with getting a carrier phone rather than an unlocked version but when I swipe down from the top to see quick settings and notifications instead of just a clear all option at the bottom there is also a notifications settings option.

This came in very handy in getting rid of the Sprint App Cloud notification which I'll never use. I'm commited to Google Play.
#7 dontpanicbobby, Jun 7, 2018
I'm liking using my voice to turn on the phone without saying Ok/Hey Google. I use "Computer" instead. Unlock works too but you still have ro swipe up on the lockscreen.
#8 dontpanicbobby, Jun 8, 2018
The power button ahould be 1.5 3rds from the topof the phone.

Qho am i kidding...
The fingerprint button should turn it on and off
Maybe on the LG G8?
#9 dontpanicbobby, Jun 8, 2018
So I just installed Amazon Music on my beauty (Supporting the work of "Star Child" aka George Clinton) to listen to Parliament's first album in 38 years.

Amazon Music playing on battery with a Rubber case felt like I could grill a steak on it.

Somebody PLEASE remind me not to pay for streaming music anymore. I finally realized that the heat created is why I stopped doing it.
#10 dontpanicbobby, Jun 11, 2018
Did you have the same issue on your G6? I stream Sirius all the time in my wife's car and it only get's moderately warm. I don't even think it would re-heat a cocktail weenie. ;)
#11 lunatic59, Jun 11, 2018
I didn't do streaming on batteries on my G6 or my HTC 10. Always had a charger cable connected, always.
#12 dontpanicbobby, Jun 11, 2018
The heating issue has gone away after a restart.

There's a new icon in quick settings that I've never seen before wheb i swipe down from the top. Kinda looks like a Buddha statue with a slash though it. I think it's do not disturb?

Anywho... This is a really, really good phone. Almost great!
#13 dontpanicbobby, Jun 14, 2018 at 9:46 AM
#14 lunatic59, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:34 AM
Ill try.
#15 dontpanicbobby, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:42 AM
[​IMG] Fifth one from the left looks like him.
#16 dontpanicbobby, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:46 AM
I see a plus sign in a circle over an old-style handset that laying speaker-side up, but okay, if you say Buddha, sure, why not?

My DND icon looks like a minus sign in a circle with a slash through it. Let's give LG a C- for continuity. :(
#17 lunatic59, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:50 AM
I still haven't tapped that one yet.
You're probably rigjt.
#18 dontpanicbobby, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:50 AM
Thank you for your evaluation of the G7 now I know what I'm not going to buy until they get all the bugs out.
#19 KBU2, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:05 PM
It's an icon, not a bug. Carriers can make their own icons.
#20 dontpanicbobby, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:07 PM