System and applications
The smartphone works under Android in the Oreo 8.1 version – it is a pity that it is not being offered with Pie, because that could have been one of the strongest feature of this model. The security update is from the 1st of October 2018. Android is of course not in the pure version – like in every smartphone from LG, it has their own add-on. It changes the standard interface rather strongly, but it is aesthetical, friendly and intuitive. However, it has some problems with smoothness of work.
Wide interface personalization options deserve a commendation, including changing wallpapers, themes, icons and displays when it comes to the Always-on Display, that is a screen showing the hour and notifications on a dimmed screen.
Another functions of the LG G7 Fit interface is New Second Screen, thanks to which we can hide the notch with traditional, black fields or we can give them a completely different colour. We can choose to what degree we can curve edges of apps. The main desktop can be adjusted to our own preference as well. For example, we can choose a mode in which apps will land directly on the main screen, we can choose a screen with apps’ menu or a simplified Easyhome. The interface allows to fully configure navigation system buttons – we can change not only their order and work, and we can add two additional ones: switching SIM cards or running QSlide or Captrue+ apps.
In the screen settings we can change the screen’s colour mode (Auto, Eco, Cinema, Sports, Game and Expert) and change the resolution (between QHD+, Full HD+ and HD+), adjust colours temperature and RGB levels. The enhanced brightness function (1000 nits), which the user can use depending on one’s needs, after sliding down the shortcuts and notifications bar, deserves a commendation. It is worth adding that the enhanced brightness is not run automatically and can only function for a few minutes (in order to save the battery). But it is handy, for example when we need to use the smartphone in a bright lighting or in a direct sunlight.
LG adds a lot of preinstalled apps – those are mainly tools and utility apps, as well as Amazon Assistant, Update center, File Manager, Smart Doctor, LG Mobile Switch and McAfee Safe Family package... Some of them are definitely useful, however I would prefer if the user could have choosen which of these apps we really want to have installed in the smartphone after running the phone for the first time (Sony does that) and which to delete.