Packaging and accessories
The sales set is not enhanced in any way. Besides a charger (5 V - 1,8 A/9 V - 1,8 A), there is a USB cable, needle for opening the tray for SIM and microSD cards and a microfiber cloth, which can help us to clean the device.
Housing and display
The smartphone looks neat and elegant. There are no designers extravaganzas, but the smartphone can be likeable. Especially for those who prefer small and light devices - LG Q7 weighs only 145 grams. The phone is handy – this is thanks to the well-profiled, oblong housing, metal frame and an arced 2.5D glass that protects the display of the phone. I must underline that the housing is water- and dustproof – not only does it fulfils the requirements of the IP68 standard, but the military norm MIL-STD 810G as well. LG Q7 is available in three colours versions: Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. I received the black one.
The display, just like in the LG Q6 model, is the strongest part of the device. In the review model we will find a 5.5-inch IPS 18:9 ratio display with the Full HD+ resolution – that is 2160x1080 pixels. It gives a nice pixel density, which is on the level of 442 ppi. I have no concerns towards colours, viewability angles, sharpens or responsiveness. If it only had a slightly higher brightness level (I had some troubles with seeing what was going on the screen in the full sunlight) and a better contrast, I would not have had any more concerns.
The display has arced edges and it is surrounded by noticeable bezels, thicker at the top and at the bottom – the screen takes around 77% of the front panel. On the upper frame there is a speaker for calls, the lens of the front camera, sensors and notifications LED. The lower frame provides some symmetry, but it does not have any additional elements, buttons or logo.
On the back panel, besides the single camera and a LED flash, we can find a fingerprint scanner. It is placed under the camera, in the place where we usually put our finger. It works moderately fast and precise. But, what is more important, not only it can be used to unlock the screen, but we can take screenshots, slide the notifications bar or take photos with it. It is worth adding that the panel is made out of plastic and it has a shiny finish. It gathers fingerprints easily, and it scratches equally fast.
The frame of the device is metal, arced and in some places intersected with antennas’ bars. Traditionally, we have everything that is necessary to use the phone. On the lower edge there is a USB-C socket, minijack, external speaker and a microphone’s hole. On the upper one – the hole of the additional microphone. On the right there is a single power/lock button, while on the left – divided ones for volume control and the tray for a SIM card in the nano size and microSD cards.