Handset manufacturer LG has been creating fantastic smartphones for years, so it's no surprise its latest release has received plenty of praise already from the tech world. The LG G7 (or LG G7 ThinQ) is the successor to 2017's LG G6, reaching UK shores in May 2018.

From its immersive, Quad HD+ screen to an intelligent AI-powered camera, the LG G7 is packed with impressive features, so let's discover exactly what it has to offer...

LG G7 Design

Engineered with style in mind, the LG G7 is truly a smart phone. With a metal core, all-glass front and back and a seamless finish, the handset not only looks great, it feels great too. The back of the handset has been slightly curved and its corners are rounded, to provide the most comfortable grip.

Lightweight at 162g and measuring 6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches, the LG G7 offers the benefits of a large-screen device without the extra bulk that often comes with it. IP68 water and dust resistant too, you'll be protected from the elements.

A standout design feature of LG's newest member of the G series is the dedicated Google Assistant button. One click, and you can ask the virtual assistant anything you please, and with two clicks you can launch Google Lens.

A fingerprint scanner is located beneath the camera too, the power button has been moved to the side of the device and a small notch sits at the front on the top of the device to accomodate the lens.

LG G7 Display and Audio

LG knows what it takes to create a magnificent smartphone screen, and the 6.1-inch QHD+ Full vision display won't disappoint. With an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 and a resolution of 3,120 x 1,440, expect nothing less than a sharp, vibrant and colourful viewing. LG has packed additional white pixels into the LG G7's display as well, for extra clarity and added brightness.

Of course, the screen is protected too by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

As for audio, a key feature of this new flagship is the Boombox speaker. LG has intuitively used the LG G7's inner space as a resonance chamber to increase bass and deliver sound that can fill an entire room. You'll find no tin-like, scratchy audio here.

The LG G7 has fantastic, albeit metaphorical ears on board as well. With super far-field voice recognition, it'll pick up voice commands from further away than ever before and even detect your commands when music is playing.

LG G7 Camera

With its latest release, LG has focused on truly harnessing AI. Alongside the dedicated Google Assistant key, you'll also find a dual-16MP AI-powered camera. Automatically analysing the setting you're in, the LG G7 will choose one of 19 scene categories and adjust according, so you'll always get the best photo possible even in low or bright light. You can even take a photo using just your voice. Simply say 'Take a picture with AI Cam', and your snap will be ready. The feature isn't limited to a simple photograph either, panoramas and videos can also be activated with voice commands.

The amazing rear dual 16MP camera won't disappoint. Professional quality images are guaranteed and the super wide-angle lens means you can capture more in one shot, whether that's being able to squeeze all your friends into one group shot or photographing more of a skyline. Portrait mode is also built-in, blurring the background for that on-trend bokeh effect.

As for the front-facing camera, it comes in a satisfying 8MP. Its new, Hynix SF846 sensor ensures skin tones are true to life, and the 90-degree field of view offers the ideal angle for the very best selfies.

LG G7 Power

Now you know all about the LG G7's most impressive features, it's time to go under the hood. Powered by Android, you can expect the latest version - Android Oreo - fully loaded straight out of the box. Easy to use and offering handy features picture-in-picture, it makes the device a pleasure to use.

A powerful octa-core processor, more-than-respectable 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory combine to offer speed, plenty of space and an all-round reliable performance. However, if you're a lover of graphics-heavy games and like to take plenty of videos, you'll be pleased to hear the LG G7 can hold up to 2TB storage via MicroSD card.

As for the battery, it measures 3,000mAh. This translates to roughly 15.5 hours of talk time, or a huge 100 hours on standby. With a QuickCharge 3.0 charger in the box, you can expect a super-fast charge, and thanks to that all-glass back, wireless charging is also possible.

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