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LG G7 ThinQ - 5 Lesser Known Features

Sprint Product Ambassador

LG has another awesome smartphone in their lineup with this years LG G7 ThinQ. Sure, the phone comes packed with all the features you’d expect from a big flagship device but after having spent some considerable time with the phone, it’s the lesser known features that make it really stand out. Here are 5 features that will help you unlock the potential of the device.


Sound Quality And Effects

 G7Feature1.pngJumping into the sound settings and you’re given several options to control, customize and enhance your sound experience. Options include normalizing the volume of media, a sound equalizer, 3D surround sound, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, digital filters and balance control. While the phones external speaker may not be much to write home about, it’s a completely different story when you hook up to an external audio source or a pair of nice headphones.


App ScalingG7Feature4.png

 Just like its predecessor, the G7’s has a 19.5:9 screen. Many apps are designed for the more traditional 16:9  aspect ratio so to get around this, LG has included a feature called App Scaling. For example, if you are in Spotify and you want to expand the screen, swipe up from the bottom and click the small up/down arrow icon and select to go full screen. The app will refresh and be full screen. I have yet to have a bad experience with this feature. Additionally, if you want to know what apps are capable of switching to full screen, go into Settings > Display > App scaling and you can change the options.


New Second Screen

 G7Feature3.pngNew to this years G7 is the “Notch” at the top of the screen. The “Notch” contains your front facing camera and speaker. I know folks are pretty divided about the “Notch” but LG has included a handy feature to deal with that. Going into your display settings and selecting New Second Screen, you now have the options to customize the notification tray at the top of the screen. You can change the color and add corners to it. I personally like to keep it black as this hides the look of the “Notch”.


Gaming Tools

 G7Feature2.pngAnother neat feature of the LG ThinQ is the Gaming Tools. Located in the General Settings and as a small controller icon while in a game, this feature allows you to disable game alerts, change screen brightness to help save battery, take a screenshot and adjust in game graphics to help the game run optimally. A handy feature when you are running a graphic intensive game.


Screen Color

 G7Feature8.pngG7Feature9.pngWith Screen Color, LG lets the user select screen mode that is right for them. Do you like to watch a lot of movies? Change to Cinema mode. Are you a heavy gamer? Game mode might be to you liking. All in all, there are 6 preset modes to choose from or you can adjust the color temperature and RGB levels to your liking.


So there you have it, 5 lesser known, but handy features of the LG G7 ThinQ. This only scratches the surface of what the device is capable of. Keep exploring and let me know what cool features you find and like about the device.



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