System Performance

System performance of the G7 is also something that shouldn’t have too many surprises as we expect the phone to behave very similar to existing Snapdragon 845 devices out there – that’s to say, it should be excellent.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Web Browsing 2.0

Starting off with PCMark, the G7 fares very well in the web browsing test scoring just a tad more than existing S845 devices. Fluctuations here can vary depending on minute scheduler/DVFS settings down to actual hardware changes such as possible DRAM timing differences.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Video Editing

The video editing score ends up the same as the Mi MIX 2S.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Writing 2.0

In the writing test which is likely the most important part of the PCMark suite we see that the G7 fares a bit worse than the OnePlus 6 and MIX 2S, however it still has a considerable lead over the Galaxy S9+.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Photo Editing 2.0

The Photo Editing test we see the G7 as the lowest performing Snapdragon 845 device.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Data Manipulation

Data Manipulation score is high for the G7, outscoring most other devices. This along with the performance lead in the web test could point out to slight memory latency advantages for the G7.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Performance

Overall the LG G7’s performance in PCMark is only outshadowed by the OnePlus 6 and MIX 2S.

Speedometer 2.0 - OS WebViewWebXPRT 3 - OS WebView

Moving onto the browser web tests performed under a WebView shell, the G7 performs slightly worse in WebXPRT 3.

Overall the performance of the G7 was excellent and would satisfy the vast majority of users. I have to add that in terms of feel and experience, I do think that the G7 was among the worst of the Snapdragon 845 devices. There was a notable little delay when switching between Android activities and in general opening applications wasn’t quite as fast as on the OP6 or MIX2S. Looking at the kernel source code it looks like the G7 is running an older branch for the S845 scheduler and it’s more similar to what Samsung was using on the Galaxy S9 as there’s some newer features missing on both devices that are present on the OnePlus and Xiaomi phones.

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  • Alistair - Thursday, August 09, 2018 - link

    Honestly I don't take photos very often, so if you take that out of the picture... it's the best phone to buy right now because of the price as usual. Only cost $500 through my carrier.

    I'm pretty sensitive to display calibration with computer monitors, so I was surprised to see that mentioned here, as it looks perfectly fine to me.

    Every time I read reviews, I'm always surprised how many annoyances in the S9 are glossed over, but every small issue with the G7 is a "major" defect.

    S9+ size, super fast, amazingly bright display in sunlight, best speaker I've heard in a phone, tiny bezels and a smart implementation of the notch, I'd give this phone a huge recommendation at any discounted price vs the competition.
  • Alistair - Thursday, August 09, 2018 - link

    I just checked my carrier, the LG G7 is $520 USD on promotion, the S9+ is $820. I really feel LG should launch with a lower MSRP so that reviews don't get misled, thinking the prices are similar. Just as good as an S9+ and the same size (but nice and light), and $300 cheaper. Reply
  • djayjp - Thursday, August 09, 2018 - link

    Good thing we have speaker measurements because who could possibly want NAND benchmarks? You should stop including benchmarks in SSD reviews as well. Reply
  • Dr. Swag - Thursday, August 09, 2018 - link

    What happened to nand benchmarks? That was one of the big things I liked reading anandtech reviews for. It would also be nice if you didn't remove the display measurement comparison graphs so that we could actually compare different displays to see how they did against each other. I like the addition of speaker evaluations but that should be an addition, not a replacement... Reply
  • faizoff - Thursday, August 09, 2018 - link

    Will the LG V30 review not be done due to the lottery display situation? Reply
  • Andrei Frumusanu - Thursday, August 09, 2018 - link

    Phone reviews released before December 2018 were shelved as AT didn't have a mobile editor at the time before I rejoined, and it didn't make sense logistically to try to catch up with past devices when it was better to focus to be on time with the newer releases.

    Performance, battery, and camera evaluations of the V30 are included in all follow-up reviews from that date on.

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