LG's new Q7 devices go on sale in Korea as the quintessential overpriced midrangers

The LG Q7. (Source: LG)
The LG Q7. (Source: LG)
LG has finally begun sales of its new mid-range devices, the Q7 and Q7+. While not particularly underwhelming smartphones, both devices come with less than enticing price tags.

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LG finally put its new Q7 device on sale in Korea this week. The devices were officially announced about a month ago and are positioned as the company’s mid-range media-centric offerings. While they’re fine devices by their lonesome selves, the company has placed a rather off-putting price tag on them.

The LG Q7 will retail with a price tag that translates to about US$450, while the Q7+ will set buyers back about US$520. Those are, without a doubt, hefty price tags for devices in the mid-range. 

The Q7 comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, while the Q7+ forges on with a 4/64 GB setup. Both are powered by a Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm’s entry-level SoC from last year. We’ve seen that SoC on devices like the Redmi 5, ZTE Blade V9, and Moto G6, all of which are sub-US$300 smartphones. It’s a bit hard to figure out what exactly LG was thinking with this, especially since, in other regions, the Q7 phones ship with a MT6750S—an SoC even worse than the Snapdragon 450.

For the prices listed, devices like the Nokia 7 Plus, Honor 10, Honor V10, and just about anything with a Xiaomi logo on it are much better options.

The Q7 devices feature a 5.5-inch FHD+ display with no notch, a Snapdragon 450, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP selfie shooter, and a 3000 mAh battery. They are also IP68-certified.


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Ricci Rox, 2018-06-16 (Update: 2018-06-16)
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