The LG G7 ThinQ has a hidden HDR10 video recording mode

The LG G7 ThinQ has a hidden HDR10 video recording mode
If you've been following our news feed, then you surely know that LG just announced its latest flagship smartphone. And you're likely familiar with the G7 ThinQ already: you know that it has a super bright display, you know that it retains the dual-camera setup, and you know that it has AI abilities to brag with. But what you probably don't know is that the LG G7 ThinQ can record HDR10 videos.

What is HDR10, you ask? That's short for 10-bit High Dynamics Range – a video format that can reproduce a broader range of colors, with a greater difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks that can be shown. It is designed with more realistic video reproduction in mind. HDR10 video is also available via services like Netflix and can be enjoyed on an HDR10-capable device, such as a compatible TV or smartphone.

But let's go back to the LG G7 ThinQ: how do you take HDR10 videos with it? Well, the option is not immediately obvious, but can be found in the settings menu when manual video mode is enabled. The HDR10 video toggle is disabled by default, most likely because the recording may cause compatibility issues – when accessed by certain apps that don't support it, for example, or when played back on an incompatible device. Video can be shot at up to 4K resolution, as long as you don't mind the fact that it occupies almost 400MB per minute of footage.

For the record, the LG G7 ThinQ is not the first phone capable of recording HDR10 video. Earlier this year, the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact launched with the very same feature on board. 

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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)



1. sgodsell

Posts: 7448; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The display is also suppose to be HDR as well.

2. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Nice, best display with HDR 10 next Video.

3. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

S9 only 8 bits SDR

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It is true.. 8-bit pentile screen and SDR 4K videos. Too sad.

5. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You two need to get a room. Oh, and even while having that "crappy" 8-bit pentile screen, it's still considered by EVERY SINGLE reviewer on this planet to be the best mobile display on the market. Deal with it trolls.

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Of course, they only compare against iphone. Who would not win? Screen with vibrating colors are popular, like very bright photos. Best screen that cant be used full brightess all the time cause it will burn. White is bit red, also red is bit orange.

7. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Get me 5 reviews from respectable reviewers out there putting the S9 or Note 8's screen against LG, HTC, or even your beloved Sony screens where they don't crown it as the best screen out there, and I'll be ready to deactivate my account. Remember, don't come back with links from fanboys' channels. You two live in complete denial, and as much as you keep upvoting each other's comments, it won't change the fact that Samsung makes the best screens out there, just like Sony makes the best sensors in the market. The 1st is as much of a fact as the second one. Now deal with it.

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