What would you rather buy: Sony Xperia XZ2 or LG G7 ThinQ?

What would you rather buy: Sony Xperia XZ2 or LG G7 ThinQ?
LG and Sony are both two giants in the smartphone market that have been... struggling for a while. LG does its best to produce flagships that look and feel like contemporary high-end devices, but they often get overshadowed by competitor or two's marketing efforts and general hype. On the other side, Sony seemed adamant on sticking with aging design styles and features for years and has only recently decided to pick up a couple of contemporary market trends. But it didn't help that for all this time, Sony smartphones have been costing a pretty penny (and they still do), which makes it hard to attract new fans (or old ones — back).

Currently, you can find both phones on Amazon for fairly even prices — the G7 ThinQ is at $650, while the Xperia XZ2 goes as low as $684. We wondered — if it were down to these two, which one would you buy?

LG touts a lot of multimedia features with its G7 ThinQ — built-in camera effects and cinematic zoom mode, the Boombox speaker (which is mono, but will make a wooden object resonate and amplify your music for you), wide-angle cameras for big panoramas, action shots and vlogging, a quad Hi-Fi DAC to power an audiophile's big headphones. The AI camera picks scene-based settings on its own and you have the night mode, which combines the sensor's pixels in groups of 4 and boosts the light in a low-light scenario.

Sony, on the other hand, has the Super Slow Motion camera, stereo speakers, the Dynamic Vibration System, which shakes your phone in sync with the displayed multimedia content, making for a more immersive experience, X-Reality mode which turns your old, "ordinary" video into HDR-looking content, and 4K HDR recording from its camera.

In terms of hardware, both devices are pretty even — Snapdragon 845, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage. The LG G7 has a slightly bigger, 6.1-inch screen, vs 5.7 inches on the Xperia XZ2.

So, if you had to choose, which one would it be?

Sony Xperia XZ2 or LG G7 ThinQ?

Xperia XZ2
G7 ThinQ

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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)
Xperia XZ2
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3180 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

G7 all the way in this context.

2. fyah_king unregistered

G7 for the big screen.

3. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

G7 in this comparison. The user reviews of the G7 have been really positive...even better than Samsung and Apple's offerings.

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Really? The G7 is pretty much the better device in almost every appreciable way.

5. santoss2013

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

LG G4 all day! Sony should stick to camera sensors and TVs...I think they are good in this

6. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

notch vs fat phone with no headphone jack... I'll pass...

7. Poptart2828

Posts: 460; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Notches and bezels must die off already. Thank you oppo for doing just that

8. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

The Sony is overpriced and I do not like the rounded back but I choose it because I hate the notch.

9. Alin03

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Sony for the fast software updates

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Design : none Performance: xz2 Updates: xz2 Audio: xz2 Video recording: xz2 Photos: xz2 Screen: xz2 Battery life: xz2

17. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The XZ2 certainly doesn't have better audio quality than the G7, and neither has a revolutionary camera. Battery life we agree on though.

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Do you know G7 has mono speaker? The dedicated DAC is useless with wireless or USB C headphones. Check samples on gsmarena. Xz2 humiliates G7, they even say G6 does better than G7.

11. Feanor

Posts: 1417; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I have already the XZ2, because it is the only stock/nearly stock Android flagship at the moment that makes sense; -Pixels are before replacement, have poor OLED screens and I'm not fan of their design. -Nokias have old processors, blueish screens that cannot be adjusted and bezels that at best are just as big as the Sony bezels and no stereo speakers. -Motorolas look ugly as hell and also have no advantages comparing to Sony. -All others are far from stock Android, with mismatched interfaces and slow updates. -Plus battery life of XZ2 is best I ever had and really a great extra to have. People may cry that the bezels and the camera quality of the XZ2 is not on par with the competition but this is not entirely correct; camera should be almost on par with competition according to many tests and bezels are similar to Pixel 2 XL and Nokia 8 Scirocco. Again all the advantages of the XZ2 are very rarely mentioned. It's really the only stock Android flagship that makes sense at the moment until Pixel 3 appears (and then we have to see the screen quality and the design).

13. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

Have you ever considered the OnePlus 6?

14. Feanor

Posts: 1417; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Yes, but I have trust issues against Chinese OEMs. OnePlus also has come under scrutiny for a few issues (e.g. upside down mounted screens) and I don't consider their nearly stock software to be really stock. I'm not really a hardcore Sony fan, but point by point, I really cannot see any other OEM satisfying my prerequisites.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Hey if it works for you, stay the course. Thing is, choice is King. Better to have the options than to be without if you want different than mainstream products offer.

23. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I was a Sony fan but Razer phone is better in most ways especially speakers and battery life.

12. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Xz2 easy

15. hansip87

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Even though I'm one of Sony fan, in this battle i will take the g7. Because xz2 feels like an old design.. But sony is notoriously easy to drop prices after 3 months so maybe if the price is right the xz2 might be the better one.

18. cmdacos

Posts: 4319; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Eww... just no

19. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1277; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Where is the NEITHER in the list??

20. yalokiy

Posts: 1101; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I would rather get s9/p20.

24. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

None of course


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The XZ2 is big for no reason. Couldn't reduce the bezels, and they couldn't add a headphone jack + bigger battery with that thickness.

26. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

XZ2 wins better battery life, stereo speakers, faster updates.

27. tallius

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

As a XZP owner I hate the design of the XZ2 and the removal of the headphone jack but I can't stand the notch.

28. Ellio74

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 22, 2018

XZ2! The G7 has a notch, a mono (but great) speaker, a "boring" design, the UI is under Sony's UI in my opinion, and the camera despite its wide angle capabilities is not on the same level and the XZ2 has some cool features in this department.

29. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Both ugly with tall 18.9 screen and ugly HTC rear back.


Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Sony XZ2 for non “notch” phone.

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