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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  • collegsd - Friday, April 12, 2019 - link
  • amosbatto - Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - link

    There is not a single smartphone on the market that I want to buy, because I want three features:
    3.5mm audio jack, dual front facing speakers and a removable battery.
    19.5:9 screens and bezelless design offers nothing useful in my opinion.
    I really hate being forced to buy a new phone, just because the battery no longer holds a decent charge after 500 discharge cycles. I really wish that tech reviewers would talk about how hard it is to replace the battery and how well the phone is designed to survive drops. I could care less about CPU benchmarks, compared to how long the phone will last.
  • eastcoast_pete - Friday, August 24, 2018 - link

    Well, I am in your boat. Recently decided to go back to the future, bought a new-in-box V20 with warranty for about $ 250 with taxes, added a big ass replacement battery with (claimed) 6800 mAh (vs. the 3200 stock) for about $30, and - so far, so good. The phone is bulky, due to its necessary bigger replacement back, but I am Ok with that. Battery seems to be living up to its specs (6 weeks in), easily get 2 days of full use, despite Snapdragon 820 and bright screen setting. Wish many of the LG apps would be better or could be uninstalled or at least disabled, but the V20 seems to be as good as it gets if one wants a 16:9 screen, a removable battery, and decent phone performance. I suggest LG also goes "back to the future" and makes the next V phone (V40?) with a removable battery once again - there is a market there that Samsung is not serving. Reply
  • Ultraman1966 - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - link

    You can't use the biggest disappointment twice in the review when it lists two different things!!! Reply
  • al3xisss - Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - link

    Do you know if they have pushed a software update to fix the display and camera calibration? Reply
  • Archipelago - Thursday, October 04, 2018 - link

    Thanks for the great review. The wide angle camera is a critical feature for me. I have a V20 and a G6 and was hoping that the G7 would be my next phone, a phone with a better camera than the G6. I guess I will hold on to the G6. I too hope that LG will have a software fix for the camera problems, but I am dubious. LG seems to produce, sell and forget. Reply
  • joser0913 - Saturday, December 29, 2018 - link

    I think this is a very fair review for the G7. I've had it for 1 week and almost all the reviews are accurate. I just want to mention one thing that I think should have been mentioned in the conclusions of the review. Is this phone better for audiophiles? That is a point of sale for some people and should have been directed properly
    In addition, he did not mention the DTS: X 3D Surround function, which can be enjoyed in some scenarios (movies and some games).
  • Hrel - Monday, January 28, 2019 - link

    I can't believe you test Huawei but not Sony smartphones. Sony makes the best value smartphones period, review them. Reply
  • Sakisucc - Sunday, February 03, 2019 - link

    The audio recordings from LG G7 Fit are total crap. There are lack of bass and mid frequencies. Same problem is in Video records. Too much only high trebles and noise, pair this with too aggressive noise reduction and you have just unusable sound.
    I must sell that phone is ASAP

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