The LG Q7 at $549 is targeting the highly competitive mid-range. Its strategy is to do it better and perhaps cheaper.
The mid-range ($500-999) is where all the action is. In almost every country except Australia anyway.
In Australia, 59% of us can afford to buy a flagship ($1000+). Globally flagship class smartphones account for less than 10% of sales.
The top five all need a flagship phone to show what they are capable of – to excite. Huawei’s P20 Pro, LG’s V and G-series, Samsung’s S9/+ and Apple’s iPhone X are all excellent devices. OPPO has released the Find X that may well earn our top commendation too.
GadgetGuy’s take. The LG Q7 is a nice device with acceptable compromises
The only real compromise is the Wi-Fi N. But it’s not a deal breaker. IP68 and a modern 18:9 screen put it well ahead of the mass-market pack. The DTS:X 7.1 sound depends on using the compatible headphones.
Forget the parallel imports
There are three variants. Q7, Q7+ and Q7 Alpha. These have different ram, processors, cameras and importantly LTE bands.
We know the Australian Q7 model is LM-Q610YM and it has LTE Band 7 for Telstra. The Q7+ is for the US market and the Q7 Alpha for Asia.