LG Q7+ starts selling at T-Mobile for a reasonable price with many premium features

LG Q7+ starts selling at T-Mobile for a reasonable price with many premium features
LG has a lot of solid high-end options for US smartphone buyers nowadays, available unlocked from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo Video, as well as restricted to the nation’s big four carriers on the usual monthly installment plans.

But when it comes to budget-friendly mid-rangers, choices are a little more limited. The LG Stylo 4 is pretty great if you like styluses and can’t afford Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, while the Q7+ ticks plenty of “modern” technology boxes at a reasonable price of $350 through T-Mobile.

As expected, the “Un-carrier” has started selling the “FullVision” 5.5-incher today, charging as little as $14 upfront and $14 a month for two years with EIP (Equipment Installment Plan) financing. That amounts to the aforementioned full retail price, which is definitely fair considering the water-resistant design you get, alongside premium Hi-Fi Quad DAC audio capabilities, and both fingerprint and facial recognition tech.

That trendy 18:9 (or 2:1) IPS LCD screen is squeezed into a phenomenally compact body, sporting minimal bezels and respectable 2160 x 1080 (aka FHD+) resolution. There’s only one 16MP camera mounted on the metallic back of the LG Q7+, but AI-powered Q Lens functionality makes it a mid-range winner.

The same goes for the single 8MP front-facing shooter, 64 gigs of (microSD expandable) internal storage space, 4GB RAM, and pre-installed Android 8.1 Oreo software. Almost everything the Q7+ comes with seems worthy of a higher price point… except for a relatively small 2,890 mAh battery and somewhat mediocre octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor. Obviously, you can’t have it all at just 350 bucks.

source: T-Mobile

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Q7+
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h talk time)

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6 Comments

1. middlehead

Posts: 466; Member since: May 12, 2014

If that was a 600 series processor I might consider it, but I've tried 400s before. Can't do it.

2. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

All 64 bit 400's before were clocked no higher than 1.4 GHz with no more than 4 cores, and used no higher than 800 MHz ram. Not to mention none were manufactured higher than 28 NM. This SD 450 is the first clocked at 1.8 GHz for all of it's 8 cores, and it is 14 nm. As a matter of fact the 450 SoC is very similar to a SD 625. Only the SD 450 GPU is slightly faster, but the 625 CPU is 200 MHz faster. Plus the 450 is almost 2 years newer. When the 400's first arrived they were all 32 bit SoCs, but changed to 64 bit when the SD 410 arrived on the scene. So treating all SD 400 models the same is truly ignorant on your part.

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

The line is totally blurred now between SD450 and 600-630 series, unless you jump to 652 then you will notice the difference.

6. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

But a sd636 or 660 would be good.

3. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

I think SD 450 is an exceptional SoC for the price.

5. BGChicago

Posts: 227; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

I can't find any reference of Gorrila glass. Wonder what it is.

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