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Best LG smartphones

LG is perhaps the main innovator of the mobile market. Smartphones of the Korean company, alas, often remain in the shadow of the flagships of other manufacturers, although many of its devices certainly deserve recognition and attention.

Korean equipment manufacturer LG has long been trying to catch up with Samsung, its main competitor and “compatriot,” in the mobile technology market. Before, LG relied on innovation, striving to surprise users with unexpected technical solutions - such as an additional display. Now she puts on comprehensive protection and a good sound. But these ideas do not yet bring dividends - for example, it was decided to refuse to install an additional display.

What LG can really be praised for is the breadth of the product range. The manufacturer offers users several lines of smartphones at once - and in them it will be possible to find gadgets for any income and for any individual requirements. In this collection, we will tell you which of the company's devices cannot be ignored for sure.


What line of smartphones does LG offer in 2019?

For 2019, the LG catalog includes 3 lines of smartphones:

  • V - expensive devices that have wonderful screens and impressive photographic abilities.
  • Q - mid-range smartphones launched since the summer of 2017. Over time, the Q-line has become a budget.
  • G is the flagship series, which includes gadgets with excellent functionality and a fairly high price.

Next - go through the “nominations”.


Budgetary

LG Q6a

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core 1.4 GHz
  • Screen: 5 inches, resolution 2160 x 1080
  • Cameras (main / front): 13 megapixels / 5 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh

Price: from 8 390 rubles

LG Q6a is not a new model. This smartphone was released back in 2017, and then it turned out to be one of the most affordable gadgets with a FullVision screen. In 2019, the benefits of the LG Q6a are no longer exclusive. There are a huge number of models in the middle price segment that have the best characteristics - therefore, the cost of the Q6a fell by half (compared to the price at the start of sales), and the device itself was considered budgetary.

LG Q6a can be recommended to a buyer who is looking for an inexpensive smartphone with a good screen, but shy away from China. The Korean "budget" is equipped with a modern screen with thin frames, with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a resolution of FullHD +. Users in reviews of the image quality on the display respond exceptionally warmly - they note that the picture is unexpectedly high-quality for the device, which costs a little more than 8 thousand.

Advantages :

  • Modest price.
  • FullVision-screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9.
  • Attractive minimalistic design.
  • Face recognition system.
  • Wide-angle front camera (100 °).

Disadvantages :

  • Low productivity.
  • Outdated software - the device is running Android 7.1.

Protected

LG Q7

  • Processor: 8-core MediaTek MT6750, 1.5 GHz
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, resolution 2160 x 1080
  • Cameras (main / front): 13 megapixels / 8 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh

Price: from 14 989 rubles

LG Q7 does not have any rubber plugs and does not look like an anti-tank grenade with a display, but at the same time, in terms of strength, it will give odds to the expensive Caterpillar and Land Rover . The device complies with the IP68 standard, but this will not surprise anyone now. What is more curious is that it passed the tests according to the US military standard MIL-STD-810G. As part of such tests, they organize 14 cruel tests - if the smartphone does not cope with at least one, certification can not be seen. LG Q7, however, suffered a temperature difference test (from -20 ° to + 60 °), vibration, solar radiation, and withstood drop and immersion under water. Durability is the main advantage of this mid-budget device, because from the point of view of technology, it can not offer anything impressive and original.

Note that of the current at the beginning of 2019 LG smartphones are somewhat compliant with the MIL-STD-810G standard, but Q7 among them is the cheapest.

Advantages :

Disadvantages:

  • Weak and not modern processor.
  • Fair autonomy.


For creative people

LG Q Stylus +

  • Processor: 8-core MediaTek MT6750S, 1.5 GHz
  • Screen: 6.2 inches, resolution 2160 x 1080
  • Camera (main / front): 16 megapixels / 8 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh

Price : from 19 590 rubles

The LG Q Stylus + smartphone is, of course, not a Galaxy Note, it does not have a multifunctional S Pen. However, the stylus here is also an extremely useful thing. Remove it from the slot below - and the smartphone will turn into a notebook. You can write directly on the screen without activating any applications.

The stylus is suitable not only for handwriting data input, but also for creating GIF animations, personalizing photos. In addition, it can be used to control the device - it is very convenient if you are wearing gloves in the street in the winter or at dinner with your hands stained with sauce.

Advantages:

  • Protection according to IP68 and military standard MIL-STD-810G.
  • Huge FullHD display.
  • Support for DTS: X format, providing multi-channel sound.
  • A stylus that allows you to quickly take notes on the screen off.
  • Fingerprint scanner that recognizes different teams.
  • Support fast charging via USB Type-C connector.

Disadvantages :

  • Single camera - by today's standards, "the last century."
  • Weak processor from MTK - on a phone worth 20 thousand rubles, you expect to find Snapdragon.


"Unlimited"

LG V40 ThinQ

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core 2.8 GHz
  • Screen: 6.4 inches, resolution 3120 x 1440
  • Cameras (main / front): 12 Mpix + 16 Mpix + 12 Mpix / 8 Mpix + 5 Mpix
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 6 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh

Price : from 57 390 rubles

If a smartphone from a non-top manufacturer costs almost 60 thousand rubles, its appearance should cause a wow effect. Korean engineers have worked really well on the LG V40 Thinq. The smartphone is amazing not only with a record total number of cameras (there are 5 of them) and an unusual matte design, but also with a giant display.

The 6.4-inch FullVision screen is made according to OLED technology and has an unusual aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. Thanks to this format, the phablet is wonderful in the hand and is not felt by the “shovel”. With a strong desire, you can reach with your thumb to the far upper corner without interception. In reviews, users separately note the black depth on the display. Thanks to this, the wallpaper with a black background on the screen looks especially impressive.

Advantages :

  • The powerful sound that Boombox provides.
  • Excellent performance - the Snapdragon processor is responsible for it.
  • Huge screen with high resolution.
  • Triple rear camera, the main module of which is distinguished by aperture f / 1.5.
  • Support for the Cine Shot proprietary mode - you can take static photos in which only one element moves.
  • Premium design and many color options.

Disadvantages :

  • The price is sky-high.
  • Autonomy is poor.

Musical

LG V30 +

  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 , 2.45 GHz
  • Screen: 6 inches, resolution 2880 x 1440
  • Cameras (main / front): 16 Mpix + 13 Mpix / 5 Mpix
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 4 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh

Price : from 33 990 rubles

Even a music lover with experience working with professional music sequencers will have to dig a bit to figure out all the sound settings in the LG V30 +. The device is equipped with a sound chip Hi-Fi Quad DAC SABER ES9218P. The previous V20 model had an ES9218 chip, the main task of which was to make the sound look like a studio one.

The updated chip is more flexible - it has digital filters and presets. If you prefer concert sound rather than studio sounding, you can easily arrange this by activating the “ Live ” preset and the “ Sharp ” digital filter - the latter guarantees an extremely natural sound. The user can adjust the sound manually, without presets, using the equalizer. True, this tool is criticized for a small number of bands - there are only 5 of them.

Advantages:

  • 6-inch FullVision screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9.
  • Protection according to IP68 and military standard MIL-STD-810G.
  • Rear camera with a record for "mobile phones" aperture f / 1.6.
  • Wide angle selfie camera.
  • Great sound that can be customized individually.
  • A large amount of RAM and user memory.
  • B Play Headphones included.

Disadvantages:

  • The model is not new - it was released in the fall of 2017.


former leader

LG G6

  • OS: Android 7.0
  • Chipset: 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 , 2.35 GHz
  • Screen: 5.7 inches, resolution 2880 × 1440
  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 64 GB

    Price : from 28 530 rubles

LG G6 - the flagship of the Korean company in 2017. This smartphone, of course, cannot boast of modularity a la G5, but in order to feel confident in the premium segment it does not need it.

G6 is a surprisingly balanced gadget, it has virtually no weaknesses. Gamers will surely appreciate the fact that the device is equipped with a powerful processor from Qualcomm - perhaps there is no such mobile game that the G6 could not handle. A double surprise wide-angle camera with a viewing angle of 125 ° will be a pleasant surprise for photographers. Musicians will find two AOP microphones in the LG smartphone and can record melodies anywhere. The device is suitable even for fans of extreme relaxation - after all, it is protected according to the IP68 standard.

Advantages :

  • Proprietary FullVision display with QuadHD + resolution and an unusual (for now) 18: 9 aspect ratio.
  • Support HDR 10.
  • Dust and moisture protection.
  • Support for Google Assistant.
  • Premium appearance and excellent build.

Disadvantages :

  • Combined slot - you have to choose between the second SIM and a flash drive.

The best of the best

LG G7 Thinq

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core 2.8 GHz
  • Screen: 6.1 inches, resolution 3120 x 1440
  • Cameras (main / front): 16 Mpix + 16 Mpix / 8 Mpix
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh

Price: from 31 050 rubles

In the summer of 2018, at the start of sales, the LG G7 Thinq cost 60,000 rubles - six months later, its price almost halved. And if there were doubts about the reasonableness of the starting price, now we can definitely say: a smartphone is worth the money that they ask for it.

Externally, the G7 Thinq is not impressive, but you just have to “light up” the screen and make sure that you are holding something special in your hands. The screen brightness is 1000 nits - that is, 2 times higher than that of competitors. The display also has the highest resolution (QuadHD) and an unusual resolution of the sides - 19.5: 9. The last figures were taken not from scratch - it is precisely this aspect ratio that allows you to fit a large screen into a compact case.

G7 Thinq is not only remarkable for the screen, but also for the sound. DTS-X technology combined with a Boombox speaker guarantees powerful bass and high volume. You can watch your favorite movies directly on your smartphone without connecting it to the speakers - the atmosphere is provided.

Of all smartphones, the LG G7 Thinq is not the most expensive, but it is it that represents the perfect combination of price and quality. This is a smartphone, perfectly “pumped” functionally, but without specific frills that may seem useless to the user - like 5 cameras.

Advantages:

  • Surround stereo sound.
  • Thin metal case and high-quality assembly.
  • Bright and energy-saving display.
  • Camera with artificial intelligence and 19 shooting modes.
  • Protection according to IP68 and MIL-STD-810G.
  • Powerful modern processor from Qualcomm.

Disadvantages:

  • Primitive design.


Conclusion

LG’s flagship models turn out “well”, but Korean giants traditionally don’t get along with gadgets of the budget and middle price segments. No, the quality of X and Q line devices is completely in order - users blame LG for something else: it inflates prices . For those buyers who do not disdain Chinese products, it is more profitable to purchase conditional Xiaomi or Meizu with the same functionality, but much more reasonable price tags.

Excluded from collection

LG X Style

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Chipset: Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, 1.3 GHz
  • Screen: 5 inches, resolution HD
  • Battery: 2100 mAh
  • RAM: 1.5 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 16 GB

    Price : from 8 290 rubles

X Style is not the most affordable smartphone from the LG catalog; There are also K-series models, for many of which you can pay with one bill. However, of all the LG devices related to the budget segment, this one, of course, is the cutest.

The key strengths of the X Style gadget are its size and ergonomics. The smartphone weighs a little more than 120 grams and has a thickness of only 6.9 mm. This is not a record - there are already 5 mm models - but a very decent result. The gadget is also equipped with excellent quality IPS-screen and a good 8-megapixel camera with digital zoom. However, all these advantages are balanced by one big drawback - extremely mediocre performance. The processor in X Style is so “ancient” that you can’t even find one on other devices.

Advantages :

  • High brightness screen, which thanks to In-Cell technology does not fade even in the sun.
  • High-quality front camera with the Auto Shooting mode.
  • A special reading mode, when activated, a bright light is muffled so that the user's eyes get tired less.
  • Slim body.

Disadvantages :

  • Low performance - the smartphone has a weak processor and not enough RAM.
  • Display frames too large.

Other budget smartphones : K10, K8, K7, K3 (it is better to take models of 2017).

LG Stylus 3

  • OS: Android 7.0
  • Chipset: 8-core MediaTek MT6750
  • Screen: 5.7 inches, resolution HD
  • Battery: 3200 mAh
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 16 GB

    Price : from 12 290 rubles

This smartphone from LG is a representative of the “dying tribe” of devices with styluses. A Stylus 3 user can draw on the screen and take handwritten notes - even when the screen itself is off. The technology here is not applied as modern as, for example, on the latest gadgets of the Note series from Samsung - the smartphone is not able to recognize thousands of levels of pressure on the screen. But you won’t lose the “pen” - thanks to Pen Keeper, the device signals as soon as it begins to suspect that the stylus is too far from the slot.

Advantages :

  • Slim body - only 7.4 mm.
  • Fingerprint scanner - even if it is located rather poorly, but at least they have not forgotten about it.
  • Large HD display with In-Cell technology.
  • 13 megapixel camera capable of taking clear and detailed pictures.
  • The stylus is a real gift for those who have not forgotten how to write with their hands.

Disadvantages :

  • The plastic case is no match for the metal in terms of strength.
  • Mediocre front camera - a resolution of 8 megapixels in this case does not help.
  • Overpriced - when you buy a device from China with similar functionality, you will definitely be able to keep within 10 thousand rubles.

LG Q6

  • OS: Android 7.1
  • Chipset: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 1.4 GHz
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, resolution 2160 × 1080
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 32 GB

    Price : from 12 290 rubles

Experts consider the LG Q6 the “younger brother” of the G6 smartphone - although it’s very far from the flagship functionality. However, in terms of display quality, the Q6 is quite inferior: the device has a 5.5-inch FullVision branded screen with FullHD + resolution and an aspect ratio of 18: 9. The screen occupies 79.31% of the front surface - in this indicator Q6 even surpasses the much-praised and expensive G6, which has “only” 78.57%.

Advantages :

  • FullVision display with minimal thickness bezels and an outlandish aspect ratio capable of delivering flawless picture quality.
  • Robust housing reinforced with an aluminum frame in the shape of the letter “H”.
  • Support for NFC and, as a result, Android Pay .
  • Wide angle selfie camera.

Disadvantages :

  • There is no fingerprint sensor.
  • No USB Type-C connector.
  • Demanding shell LG UX, which "eats" an impressive amount of RAM.

Other smartphones with thin bezels: Q6a, G6, G6 +.

LG G5

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Chipset: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 , 1.8 GHz
  • Screen: 5.3 inches, QHD resolution
  • Battery: 2800 mAh
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 32 GB

    Price : from 16 800 rubles

The LG G5, released in 2016, turned out to be the first modular smartphone in the world that went “to the masses.” The idea of ​​the engineers of the Korean company, however, was not as widespread as that of the developers of Project Ara, who were going to offer users to "assemble Frankenstein." On the G5, only the lower unit with the battery can be changed.

Despite the fact that LG promised to fill store windows with a wide variety of removable modules for the G5, others, alas, have not yet appeared. G5 topped the rankings of popularity in Korea, however, in Europe and the USA, the model was met very coldly.

Advantages :

  • Innovative design.
  • Dual camera - one of the “eyes” has a wide-angle lens.
  • A smart fingerprint sensor.
  • Metal design.
  • Support for the “Always-On Display” function - basic information is visible even on the locked screen.

Disadvantages :

  • The high cost of the modules - for the one from Bang Olufsen, you will have to pay about 5 thousand rubles.
  • Small capacity battery.

Other smartphones with a curious design: V20.

LG X Power 2

  • OS: Android 7.0
  • Chipset: 8-core MediaTek MT6750, 1.5 GHz
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, HD resolution
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Built-in Storage : 16 GB

    Price : from 11 050 rubles