Switch to the G7 ThinQ if your phone is slow, says LG (helped by Aubrey Plaza)

Switch to the G7 ThinQ if your phone is slow, says LG (helped by Aubrey Plaza)
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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G7 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Straight to the point! I have to give it to LG for that.

2. Bunstate

Posts: 6; Member since: May 24, 2018

Finally some good marketing from LG keep it coming

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My G7 just came in today and it's nice. My S9+ is getting jealous sitting on bench...

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3130; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice downgrade.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Actually I don't notice a real big difference between the two yet... The G7 is pretty solid so far...

4. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

with ugly notch i can't buy phone with it. s9 the most beautiful phone i have seen and bought

6. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Well, LG has a twin of G7 and that is the V35.

5. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Finally LG. This is a start. And for the first time in a long time, they have a selfie camera worth using. I tried it in store the other day and I was really pleasantly surprised.

7. Foxgabanna

Posts: 589; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

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.

12. rouyal

Posts: 1576; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Nothing says ‘I have no taste’ quite like whipping out an LG phone.

13. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It sounds like you judge people based on their phones. That's unfortunate.

8. sunnyfpy

Posts: 278; Member since: May 12, 2013

Already dead on arrival

9. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

He says them for those who have xamfungs lagg editions

11. surfacegoon

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 26, 2018

Funny considering how laggy LG phones are...

15. Techsage

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2018

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. :)

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