Switch to the G7 ThinQ if your phone is slow, says LG (helped by Aubrey Plaza)
by Florin Troaca / Jun 12, 2018, 8:21 PM
LG today released a video commercial promoting the G7 ThinQ, one of the company's newest high-end smartphones. The commercial - embedded below - introduces us to a smartphone user named Ryan, who complains that his (unidentified) handset is "so slow."
Despite clearly being unhappy with his current phone, Ryan is not convinced he should get a new one, suggesting that perhaps a celebrity would make him reconsider. Then, out of nowhere, comes comedian and actress Aubrey Plaza (whom you may know from the sitcom Parks and Recreations), telling our hero to switch to the LG G7 ThinQ. But Ryan weirdly says nah, I'm good, thus prompting Aubrey Plaza to take a more extreme approach in trying to make him switch. The two end up taking a selfie on the G7, with Ryan being surprised that this can be done just by voice command.
Thanks to features like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and Android Oreo, the G7 ThinQ is certainly a fast handset. But the same can easily be said about most other high-end smartphones of 2018, and even 2017, so the G7 is not exactly in a unique position here. Furthermore, selfies by voice command is not something unique, either (you can, for example, do a similar thing on Samsung's Galaxy S9).
We feel like LG should have added more information to this commercial - perhaps including the fact that the G7 ThinQ comes with two years of free warranty, which is rare for phones sold in North America.
In the US, the LG G7 ThinQ is currently available on Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular. AT&T won't be carrying the G7, as it's offering the LG V35 ThinQ instead.
Assuming you're in the market for a new smartphone, does LG's latest G7 ThinQ commercial make you want to get this handset?
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My G7 just came in today and it's nice. My S9+ is getting jealous sitting on bench...
posted on Jun 12, 2018, 9:44 PM 1
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posted on Jun 13, 2018, 1:45 AM 7
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with ugly notch i can't buy phone with it. s9 the most beautiful phone i have seen and bought
posted on Jun 12, 2018, 9:59 PM 0
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Girls love it when you got that new LG because they know it cost some racks and you going to dig dem gutz out later on my kids and folk n em’ Grave. Go ditch the iPhone and grow some inches fam.
posted on Jun 12, 2018, 11:16 PM 1
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Nothing says ‘I have no taste’ quite like whipping out an LG phone.
posted on Jun 13, 2018, 7:11 AM 0
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LG misses out on many fronts. 1. Ryan is a moron. He knows he has a slow phone and yet he doesn't want to upgrade or get a better phone. Why do we care about a person who is obviously not the brightest bulb in the room? 2. No reference to speed, storage, camera functionality, price, WARRANTY, or size. 3. They show off Google tech more than their own LG tech. So, why do I care if Ryan is an idiot and can't make up his mind? Why should I get the G7? Why did Aubrey Plaza do this commercial? None of these things makes sense and the commercial falls very short in too many ways. Oh well, that is why they are behind Samsung. :)
posted on Jun 28, 2018, 4:05 PM 0
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