Battle Of The Notch: LG G7 Vs IPhone X

The latest LG flagship smartphone, LG G7 ThinQ has officially been unveiled. The device sports a 6.1-inch QHD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Unlike the notch of iPhone X, the notch on the G7 can easily be disabled, and especially it can even work as a secondary screen like what we’ve seen on the previous LG V series phones. On the iPhone, there is no way to turn it off unless you jailbreak your device. On the new G7 ThinQ, LG has also made some changes to compete better with 2018 flagships. How great is the LG G7 Thin Q compared to iPhone X taking more than a few cues? Let find out in our quick comparison.

LG G7: What makes it apart from iPhone X

Boombox Speaker:

Although the LG G7 is just equipped a single speaker at the bottom, it’s much louder the stereo speaker on the iPhone X. That’s because LG makes use of the internal space of the G7 as a resonance box to improve the loudness of the phone. According to LG, the speaker on LG G7 is estimated to be 10 times louder than a mid-range smartphone. The sound quality will further improve when putting the G7 on a flat surface like a table.

Headphone jack:

The LG G7 will convince you if you are an audiophile. Not just does it come with a headphone jack, but it is also equipped a Hi-Fi DAC and DTS:X audio, which will absolutely deliver an excellent audio quality that other smartphones cannot rival.

Dedicated Google Assistant button:

The LG G7 is the first Android smartphone that has a dedicated physical key, which is used for launching Google Assistant. It’s no doubt that Assistant is far superior to Siri, so the dedicated button will make the phone access Google’s assistant faster.


Although LG did not reveal the pricing of the G7, the phone will definitely be cheaper than the Apple iPhone X.

Also see: Top 5 Best iPhone X Alternatives Under $1000

iPhone X: Where LG G7 Falls Short Against

Face ID Unlock:

While the LG G7 has the face unlock feature, it is not as secure as the Face ID on the iPhone X. The face unlock mechanism concentrates on analyzing the depth information captured by the TrueDepth camera, but the G7 needs to rely on its 8MP front-facing camera.

Superior Software Experience:

The software experience is one of LG weak points, and that trend seems to continue with the G7 ThinQ. Although the phone is preinstalled on Android 8.0 Oreo out of box, the overall experience when using LG G7 will be inferior to that of iPhone X.

OLED Display:

According to the LG, the G7 owns a SuperBright display, but the 5.8-inch OLED panel on the iPhone X is evaluated as the best smartphone display by the Display Mate. The G7’s display is great, but it will not be surpassing the OLED panel on the iPhone X in terms of quality.

What do you think about the LG G7 ThinQ? Will you get one or use your existing iPhone? Let’s know in the comment.