06-15-2018 02:30 PM
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  1. blessedred's Avatar
    Who cares about updates, 99% of the time it does not improve performance. It's about what they bring to the table, the G7 offers something new like BoomBox sound plus a Quad DAC with a 3.5mm jack. Who cares about USonic ear buds, they are still ear buds, you can have a very cheap $30 phone with a real over the ear headphone and it will sound better. 2018 and has nothing new to offer.. might as well get a U11 or U Ultra because it's basically the same. Just get a Galaxy S8 or S9 at this point especially with the price point they are proposing.

    G7: BoomBox sound chamber, Quad DAC audio with 3.5mm jack, 16MP wide angle camera, wireless charging, price is $749.99 (full price)

    HTC: No wireless charging, no headphone jack, price is $800 for the 64GB U12+, or closer to $850 for the 128GB edition, camera shutter lag (according to android police preview)

    In terms of looks, the HTC looks better but if you look at the back, it oddly resembles a V30. I am not trying to be a biased fanboy of LG but just look at the basic comparisons, I mean it's simple!

    Source: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...t-bit-weirder/
    G7 doesn't have stereo speakers I hold my phone when watching a video I don't put it on a table so I would like the sound to come towards me like on the U12+ and their Boomsound speakers are 30% louder than before. Also the G7 will not be supported as quickly for OS updates. HTC track record proceeds itself with the U11 being one of the first phones updated to Oreo compared to the G6 which hasn't even seen Oreo yet for some people and it's about 6 months old. Also the U12+ will most likely last longer battery life wise compared to the meager 3000 mAh in the G7. To each their own. I'm not getting either because I'm dissapointed in the flagships this year. They gave the G7 a bulimic battery capacity and the U12+ has poor distribution. I'll wait till next year when phones have fingerprint sensors in the displays.
    al23 likes this.
    05-25-2018 06:14 PM
  2. flyingkytez's Avatar
    G7 doesn't have stereo speakers I hold my phone when watching a video I don't put it on a table so I would like the sound to come towards me like on the U12+ and their Boomsound speakers are 30% louder than before. Also the G7 will not be supported as quickly for OS updates. HTC track record proceeds itself with the U11 being one of the first phones updated to Oreo compared to the G6 which hasn't even seen Oreo yet for some people and it's about 6 months old. Also the U12+ will most likely last longer battery life wise compared to the meager 3000 mAh in the G7. To each their own. I'm not getting either because I'm dissapointed in the flagships this year. They gave the G7 a bulimic battery capacity and the U12+ has poor distribution. I'll wait till next year when phones have fingerprint sensors in the displays.
    According to previews, the battery lasts an entire day. I've had a phone with a 4000mAh battery, though it's nice it adds weight and bulk. LG emphasises on thin and light, that's what their whole G series was about (they were the first to do small bezels). Also, with Snapdragon 845 + Android O, battery life will be no problem. And let's not forget, they needed room for that sound chamber which I'm willing to trade battery life in for an outstanding speaker. Compare with a Samsung speaker, it's embarrassing. Do you guys forget that Apple iPhone 8 has only a 1800mAh battery but the battery lasts all day typically? Plus it's using LCD and it's proven that, despite what people think, AMOLED eats up more battery: https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...y-oled-laptop/ ... I can also speak from experience, I've noticed IPS LCD phones do better with battery life than AMOLED.

    Again, not trying to be a fanboy but speaking from experience, optimization and processor size/type make more of a difference than actual battery size. BTW the S7 Active (4000mAh) battery was mediocre, the S6 Active (3500mAh) battery life was terrible after 8 months in. The phones were thick and heavy as a brick. No thanks, I'll take 3000mAh.

    I'll probably not get the G7 but I'd definitely pick it over HTC due to the lower price and tons of useful features. I'm still happy with my V20 which has been over 1.5 years now and I don't see myself getting a phone for a while because there's nothing enticing on the market today besides LG (Galaxy S9: too boring, nearly identical to the S8, Huawei: banned in the US, plus no headphone jack, OnePlus 6: also very boring and uninspiring, no micro SD, Chinese spyware, Motorola: come on now! I don't need to say anything).
    05-25-2018 10:21 PM
  3. blessedred's Avatar
    According to previews, the battery lasts an entire day. I've had a phone with a 4000mAh battery, though it's nice it adds weight and bulk. LG emphasises on thin and light, that's what their whole G series was about (they were the first to do small bezels). Also, with Snapdragon 845 + Android O, battery life will be no problem. And let's not forget, they needed room for that sound chamber which I'm willing to trade battery life in for an outstanding speaker. Compare with a Samsung speaker, it's embarrassing. Do you guys forget that Apple iPhone 8 has only a 1800mAh battery but the battery lasts all day typically? Plus it's using LCD and it's proven that, despite what people think, AMOLED eats up more battery: https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...y-oled-laptop/ ... I can also speak from experience, I've noticed IPS LCD phones do better with battery life than AMOLED.

    Again, not trying to be a fanboy but speaking from experience, optimization and processor size/type make more of a difference than actual battery size. BTW the S7 Active (4000mAh) battery was mediocre, the S6 Active (3500mAh) battery life was terrible after 8 months in. The phones were thick and heavy as a brick. No thanks, I'll take 3000mAh.

    I'll probably not get the G7 but I'd definitely pick it over HTC due to the lower price and tons of useful features. I'm still happy with my V20 which has been over 1.5 years now and I don't see myself getting a phone for a while because there's nothing enticing on the market today besides LG (Galaxy S9: too boring, nearly identical to the S8, Huawei: banned in the US, plus no headphone jack, OnePlus 6: also very boring and uninspiring, no micro SD, Chinese spyware, Motorola: come on now! I don't need to say anything).
    Reviews have already came out saying the G7 is only slightly better than the S9 when it comes to battery life. That's dissapointing. The S9+ has better battery life. The G7 can only do so much when it comes to optimization also. And HTC has the better speakers for me. I don't watch videos while the phone is on a table so....
    05-25-2018 11:19 PM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    HTC U12+: NO FM radio support (requires headphone jack for it to work),
    Actually this is false. I owned Samsung dumbphones that had FM radio without needing headphone jacks. They had the antenna coild in the phone backplate. It's simply up to the manufacturer to implement that.
    05-26-2018 01:51 AM
  5. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Actually this is false. I owned Samsung dumbphones that had FM radio without needing headphone jacks. They had the antenna coild in the phone backplate. It's simply up to the manufacturer to implement that.
    The U12 doesn't have FM radio. Honestly, they had no reason to remove the headphone jack, there was nothing significantly better or convenient to replace it. Ear buds are ear buds. Bluetooth is not new and isn't better. They emphasize on the phone's appearance.. just like the Pixel 2 which sold terribly. They will end up like the Essential phone, RIP. All just because of not including the most simple thing, trying SO hard to be "cool" like Apple, they end up destroying themselves.
    05-26-2018 12:50 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    I was only referring to the fact that you said the radio requires a headphone jack.
    The U12 doesn't have FM radio. Honestly, they had no reason to remove the headphone jack, there was nothing significantly better or convenient to replace it. Ear buds are ear buds. Bluetooth is not new and isn't better. They emphasize on the phone's appearance.. just like the Pixel 2 which sold terribly. They will end up like the Essential phone, RIP. All just because of not including the most simple thing, trying SO hard to be "cool" like Apple, they end up destroying themselves.
    gendo667 likes this.
    05-27-2018 05:47 AM
  7. idon12no's Avatar
    I think the HTC will perform better, maybe have a better overall camera, but the LG will have better sound, and probably a better screen. People can complain all they want about LG UI all they want, but I like it, and Sense UI has gotten stale AF. HTC may win performance, but G7 will be a better all around device.
    05-28-2018 03:55 PM
  8. B0WIE's Avatar
    6 year HTC user and I'm ditching them for LG because HTC abandoned high end audio. The G7 has a better headphone output than everyone else by miles. The 12 doesn't even have a jack and "no thank you" to bluetooth audio.
    idon12no likes this.
    06-05-2018 09:37 PM
  9. idon12no's Avatar
    I have to say the G7 has my crappy headphones sounding pretty nice. The three sound balance profiles are even noticeable with Bluetooth headphones, and that's nice because I was under the impression that the quality sound stuff would only work on wired headphones.
    06-05-2018 10:28 PM
  10. mike146's Avatar
    I now own G7 and live it. Sound blows HTC away. you can say all you want about stereo and sound coming at you, but that was all BS. they haven't had Stereo since the 8 or 9. now they have two speakers, but more of a bass and treble speaker set up. And on a phone speaker and how all, does that really matter? The G7 manages to get bass going pretty well...sound is very natural.

    Even when holding in hand or sideways to watch videos. Sound is even better when flat on a desk or table. I always enjoyed the sound from my HTC m8 and 10, but this LG G7 really is way ahead of both. And light years better than Samsung or apple, of which my family has both.

    Everyone will find the sound subjective, but for me...no going back.
    06-05-2018 10:50 PM
  11. icetink's Avatar
    I've had the G7 since June 1.

    - I agree, the loudspeaker sounds fantastic.
    - The 3.5mm audio jack with a DAC sounds incredible with triple driver IEMs. No phone comes close.
    - I really like the wide angle camera
    - I dislike the photo processing, especially for skin tone and detail, but the ability to shoot RAW is awesome. The manual controls are great too. Autofocus isn't as fast as my S7 edge.
    - battery life is average, but it supports wireless charging, and wired charging is very fast. I still would have prefered 3500mAh or more
    06-06-2018 08:35 AM
  12. Issemann's Avatar
    - The 3.5mm audio jack with a DAC sounds incredible with triple driver IEMs.
    What are IEMs?
    06-06-2018 08:44 AM
  13. mike146's Avatar
    What are IEMs?
    In Ear Monitors
    Issemann likes this.
    06-06-2018 09:12 AM
  14. Issemann's Avatar
    In Ear Monitors
    Can you recommend a good pair? (I'm coming from a set of wireless Beats and I'd like to take advantage of the G7's audio enhancements).
    06-06-2018 09:44 AM
  15. icetink's Avatar
    lots of options and price points:
    In-Ear Earphone Review List | The Headphone List
    06-06-2018 11:22 AM
  16. B0WIE's Avatar
    If you're looking to spend a bit, the MEE P1 Pinnacle is a fantastic set of ear buds. $200, but considered a "deal" compared to most in that range. Very balanced with good detail and depth. I am an audio engineer by trade and I love them.
    06-06-2018 01:37 PM
  17. blessedred's Avatar
    I now own G7 and live it. Sound blows HTC away. you can say all you want about stereo and sound coming at you, but that was all BS. they haven't had Stereo since the 8 or 9. now they have two speakers, but more of a bass and treble speaker set up. And on a phone speaker and how all, does that really matter? The G7 manages to get bass going pretty well...sound is very natural.

    Even when holding in hand or sideways to watch videos. Sound is even better when flat on a desk or table. I always enjoyed the sound from my HTC m8 and 10, but this LG G7 really is way ahead of both. And light years better than Samsung or apple, of which my family has both.

    Everyone will find the sound subjective, but for me...no going back.
    The U12+ does have stereo sound... It just doesn't have FFC. What are you talking about?
    06-08-2018 11:01 AM
  18. chanchan05's Avatar
    The U12+ does have stereo sound... It just doesn't have FFC. What are you talking about?
    It's not stereo. It was 2 speakers, one acting as a tweeter, and the other as a woofer. But that's not stereo.
    idon12no likes this.
    06-08-2018 09:10 PM
  19. Webllena's Avatar
    LG G7 is one fantastic phone.
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    06-08-2018 10:08 PM
  20. blessedred's Avatar
    It's not stereo. It was 2 speakers, one acting as a tweeter, and the other as a woofer. But that's not stereo.
    Covering one or the other still allows you to hear the different channels. So it's not like typical phones that have just tweeter or woofer.
    06-15-2018 02:30 PM
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