The Best T-Mobile Android Phones – June 2019
We’re nearing the middle of 2019, and so far, it’s been an all-around fantastic year for smartphones and technology in general. After several years of stagnation, companies like Samsung, LG, and Google have all launched some of their best phones yet, with incredible cameras, premium materials, and brand new designs emphasizing the display of each device. This has been the continuation of the year of the bezel-less smartphone, with both Android manufacturers and Apple moving towards edge-to-edge displays with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10, LG G8, and the iPhone XS.Basically, Android devices have gotten really good lately, and it’s tough to pick up a phone that isn’t an excellent device.
That said, with every phone being a solid offering for consumers, it’s more important than ever that every device a consumer purchases meets the standards expected by flagship devices. There are simply too many great devices on the market today to settle for one that merely qualifies as “good,” or even “adequate.” You don’t need to pay a lot to get a great phone, but you do need to make sure that you’re purchasing devices that meet your personal needs. Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous display, long-lasting battery life, incredible performance, or a great camera, there’s a phone for you. Unfortunately, it can be tough to find devices that manage to bring all of that to the table along with a solid software effort, but for the most part, phones in 2019 have finally begun to hit every asking point we have of them.
Of course, all of this choice makes it difficult to pick a device if you’re shopping for an upgrade. The choice is made even more difficult if you’re set on staying or switching to Android devices; with so many different models and devices, it can be tough to choose the right phone for you. Thankfully, the TechJunkie writers keep up with phone news daily, tracking the newest devices so you don’t have to. No matter your budget or your preferred features, there’s an Android device for you. With 2019’s latest phone releases out and available and AT&T having one of the largest networks in the world, there is an insane amount of devices users can choose from today to use on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at the best Android phones available on T-Mobile.
Samsung typically operates on a tick-tock release schedule, offering a redesign of their devices one year and a slightly improved model the next. We’ve seen this over the last half-decade or so, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S8 both offering new ideas and bold designs from Samsung, while the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S9 improved and iterated on those ideas. Whether it was improving the edge display on the Galaxy S7 edge or moving the fingerprint sensor on last year’s Galaxy S9, the ‘tock’ years help to improve device ideas that have been floated previously. Of course, the ‘tick’ years, flawed as they may be, are often much more fun due to their inventiveness, and if that’s what you’re waiting for, you’re in luck: the Galaxy S10 this year is an inventive new take on Samsung’s flagship device.
Though Samsung has offered two different device sizes in the past, this year’s Galaxy S10 comes in three models: the Galaxy S10, S10+, and the brand-new S10e. It’s difficult to choose one to focus on of these three, as all of them have different selling points in which you should pick, but in order to keep this review short, we’ll be focusing primarily on the S10+, the higher end model, and the S10E, the $750 starting model. The mid-tier unit, the S10, is matched almost exactly to the larger model, but with a smaller screen and without the depth sensor next to the front-facing camera. If the S10+ sounds appealing to you but you want a smaller device, the S10 is perfect for you.
Let’s start with design. Samsung has been one of the best designers in the phone industry for years now, establishing a look for their devices with the Galaxy S6 and largely sticking to that core design while making changes every two years to keep things fresh. The Galaxy S8 really helped to bring forth the minimal bezel movement we’ve now seen on nearly every smartphone, regardless of the operating system, while also leaving Samsung as one of the few companies not to embrace the notch after the launch of the iPhone X at the end of 2017. Though the S10 lineup finally does away with the slim top and bottom bezels from the last two generations, they’ve left a small circular cutout on the right corner of the display, with a larger cutout found on the S10+ to support the included depth sensor.
The front of the phone is where you’ll find the display, easily one of the most impressive parts of these devices. On the S10 and S10+, you’ll find a 6.1″ or 6.4″ Quad HD AMOLED curved display, a nearly bezelless panel that looks stunning in both images and in person. The S10E, meanwhile, offers a 1080p Full HD AMOLED display, with slightly larger bezels than the other models. However, for anyone who has long hated the curved displays of the Galaxy S devices, the S10E model brings back a more standard design of smartphone that may appeal to you. It’s also great to see Samsung’s iPhone XR rival offering users a higher resolution AMOLED display, rather than the LCD panel on Apple’s cheaper offering.
The back of the device features the usual lineup of camera sensors, either two or three modules on the back depending on the model you pick. We’ll talk about the cameras more in a moment, but one piece you may see missing on the back of the phone is the fingerprint sensor. Samsung has moved it from the back of the device to two new locations. On the smaller and cheaper S10E, the sensor is in the power button on the right side of the display. The flagship models have an in-screen fingerprint sensor, allowing you to touch the display to unlock your device. Users have found some mixed success with the sensor, with some saying it works perfectly while others struggling to find the spot over time and having a slower response.
Inside, the S10 line comes with the standard spec bumps we normally expect. All three devices include a Snapdragon 855, with a base storage of 128GB (expandable by microSD cards), IP68 water resistance, fast wireless charging, and yes, a 3.5mm headphone jack. The S10E starts with 6GB of RAM, though higher-end models include 8GB of RAM, while the S10 models include 8GB of RAM out of the box. These are powerful devices, there’s no doubt about that, and in terms of performance, they absolutely fly. When it comes to battery, the S10E takes the biggest it here, offering just a 3100mAh unit. Battery life on the smaller model isn’t terrible, but at around 4 to 5 hours of screen-on time, it’s merely average. The S10+ really kills it here, with a 4100mAh battery that brings battery life to around 6 or 7 hours of screen-on time.
All three models of the S10 have a primary dual-aperture 12-megapixel camera and an ultra-wide 16-megapixel camera on the back of the device. The former offers f/1.5 or f/2.4 when shooting, while the latter brings a 123-degree field of view to the table. They’re also all capable of shooting 4K video with both the rear and front cameras, and offer a stabilization feature for videos shot with the ultrawide camera. The two premium devices also offer a telephoto lens for providing something akin to a physical zoom to your device, while the S10E only features digital zoom.
These specs mean nothing if the S10 can’t produce great photos, and generally speaking, it does about as good of a job as you could ask for in a flagship. It doesn’t hit the high marks of the Pixel 3, but it’s about in line with what we’ve seen with the iPhone X or XS. The video recording, however, is far better than what Google has offered on the Pixel line of devices.
Like most Samsung devices, there’s plenty of features and software tweaks to uncover when using the phone. The devices run Samsung’s latest software, One UI, on top of Android 9 Pie. One UI is designed to make it easier to use large displays on phones by offering large headers and pushing content down the display. It looks great, and it’s easily Samsung’s best software experience yet. Just keep in mind that, as always, when Android Q arrives in late summer 2019 for Pixel phones, you likely won’t see the results of Google’s latest software until early 2020. The other main software offering here is, as always, Bixby. Samsung’s assistant software hasn’t gotten much better since last year, and the best thing about Bixby we can offer this year is that, finally, you can remap the hardware button out of the box in some limited ways.
Ultimately, the Galaxy S10 line represents the best Android device on the market today, and quite possibly the best phone you can buy regardless of operating system. Though the S10 and S10+ are more expensive than ever, starting at $899 and $999 respectively, they mark a great flagship device that should keep you powered for years to come. Meanwhile, the S10E starts at $749, and while that’s by no means a budget device, it does offer users a great small device with virtually no limitations or restrictions in place outside of the average battery life. On AT&T, the carrier gives you the option to pay for your device over 30 months without interest, which lowers the price to anywhere between $25 and $41 per month.
Samsung isn’t done in 2019, of course. The Note 10 will arrive sometime this summer, offering pro-users an improved iteration on the S10+ complete with S Pen support, while the (delayed) Galaxy Fold promises to usher in the future of mobile computer for the low, low price of $1980 (you probably shouldn’t buy the Galaxy Fold). Meanwhile, a fourth version of the S10, with an even larger display and included 5G support, will launch later this year on Verizon. It’s an exciting time to be a Samsung fan, and for the time being, the company reclaims our top recommendation over Google’s Pixel phones.
- Gorgeous display
- Three size and price choices
- Improved software
- Great, not excellent, camera
- Slow software updates
What began as a passion project for Samsung back in the early 2010s with the original Galaxy Note has evolved into one of their most beloved products. After an infamously-failed launch in 2016 for the Note 7 and a return to form in 2017 with the Note 8, Samsung continued their lineup of the device earlier this year with the launch of the Note 9, and more than ever, this device is a complete beast of a product, satisfying diehard Note fans and those who waited to update their devices til this year.
Powering the 6.4″ 1440p display is a Snapdragon 845, combined with 6GB of RAM and a huge 4000 mAh battery. That is one of the largest on the market, and helps to make the Note’s battery last all day. This is far improved over the Note 8’s battery, which was limited to a much-smaller 3300mAh after the battery concerns surrounding the Note 7. It made sense at the time to limit the size of the battery in the new model, but with the Note 9, Samsung has brought it back to its former glory as a complete tank when it comes to lasting all day. While we have seen some phones with longer battery life, this is still one of the best you can get in any device.
As with last year, the phone features two lenses on the back of the device, the same exact camera system we saw on the S9+ a year ago. Both lenses are 12MP sensors, differing in their abilities as either wide-angle (by default) or telephoto lenses. As with most Samsung devices, these are great cameras—they’re just not the best you can get on the market, a prize that still belongs to the Pixel lineup of phones.
We’ll be honest: for most people, the Note 9 is either an obvious buy, or way too expensive. At $999 for the 128GB and only growing in price for the (we’ll be honest, insane) 512GB version, this is a super expensive phone. It’s one of the most expensive on the market, and certainly competes with Apple’s own iPhone XS Max as one of the priciest devices you can pick up. That said, if you’re interested in using your phone mainly as your computer, it could make sense to own a device this powerful. While Samsung device’s aren’t exactly known for their timely updates, there is a lot to love about this phone.
Of course, the good news is that, several months out from launch, the Note 9 is finally starting to see a reduction in price, down as low as $850 on sites like Amazon. This means that, for those who want a phone like the S10+ but are willing to make a couple reductions in certain specs can pick up this device and get a great experience while saving a couple hundred dollars along the way.
- Incredible AMOLED display
- Beautiful design
- Solid cameras
- Very expensive
- Lower capacity battery
- S Pen might not be used by everyone
Originally, the Pixel 3 was a weak recommendation for T-Mobile customers, since the device had to be purchased unlocked instead of in a carrier store. However, alongside the launch of the Pixel 3a, Google finally made it possible to purchase the Pixel devices from carriers outside of Verizon, finally putting the Pixel 3 inside T-Mobile stores. While it’s disappointing that this happened half a year after the launch of the Pixel 3, it’s still great to see that it’s easy to pick one up now.
Let’s start with the hardware: the displays are both sourced from Samsung this year, instead of sourcing the Pixel 2 XL’s screen from LG. This means both screens are clearer, brighter, and more color accurate than what we saw last year. The Pixel 2 XL has some serious display problem, and the Pixel 3 XL fixes nearly all of them. The display isn’t quite as good as what you’ll find on Samsung’s own flagship devices—it seems they hold the good ones for their own devices—but you won’t find us complaining about the displays.
Everything else about the device is improved too. The waterproof rating has been bumped up to IP68 instead of IP67. The speakers are a bit louder and a hell of a lot clearer, without some of the rattling we’d heard on some Pixel 2 units. The front-facing camera now has two lenses that allows you to take wide-angle selfies, fitting more people in your photo than you ever could before, which helps to make a seriously great photo out of your group shots. Both the Pixel 3 and 3 XL now use glass backs, which allows for wireless charging and helps to make the phone feel more premium than in years past. The device still remains a frosted feel on part of the glass, helping to give the impression of aluminum.
In terms of specs, these devices have exactly what you might expect in a 2018 flagship. A Snapdragon 845 powers the device, alongside 4GB of RAM (a relatively low amount of memory compared to most 2018 Android flagships), along with a 2915mAh battery on the smaller model and a 3430mAh battery on the larger. These are comparable to last year’s models, and should provide around the same solid battery life as we saw last year.
Generally speaking, the camera takes incredible photos, with Google’s HDR+ software showing better results than ever before. If you’re buying a Pixel 3, you know you’re getting an excellent camera. But Google didn’t stop there; instead, they chose to build in a series of software tweaks and improvements that are destined to help you take better and more interesting shots. Top Shot, for example, allows you to select the best version of your photo, in case someone blinks or accidentally makes a strange face. Motion Auto Focus allows you to track an object as it moves throughout the frame, keeping it in focus along the path. And Super Res Zoom is designed to be a better digital zoom than ever before, even if it doesn’t measure up to what we’ve seen from other cameras’ telephoto lenses.
Look, at the end of the day, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL aren’t perfect. The designs certainly have some flaws on them, especially in the larger sized model; the prices are costly; and of course, there’s still no headphone jack to be found. Still, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL represent great evolution in the Pixel line, even if some will find the notch on the larger model to be absolutely garish. While some will spring for our runner-up devices, will hold onto their Pixel or Pixel 2, or might even jump ship for the iPhone XR or iPhone XS, it’s no secret that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL represent the best camera and software experience for Android today.
- Unbeatable smartphone camera
- Fantastic software experience
- Great display
- Large notch on XL model
Released six months after their older brother devices, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL are cheaper versions of Google’s flagship device. Starting at just $400 for the smaller model and $479 for the larger device, the Pixel 3a line is a great bang-for-your-buck offering, taking what’s great about Google’s flagship phones and just lowering the price enough to make it a better buy. The camera on the back of the device is nearly identical to what we’ve seen from the Pixel 3, albeit lacking the Pixel Visual Core that allows for dedicated photo processing. Still, despite slightly slower rendering times when taking HDR photos, the Pixel 3a is easily the best camera you can get on a smartphone for under $500—and possibly under $700.
The rest of the phone is great too, switching the glass build of the original Pixel 3 to plastic but keeping the general design language the same. The phone does take a few hits in terms of specs and other areas. Powered by a Snapdragon 675, it’s clear that the phone does run slower than flagships using Snapdragon 845s or 855s. And while 4GB of RAM is the same amount offered in the higher-tier Pixel 3 line, it’s starting to become long in the tooth in terms of speed. The phone also dumps the options for both wireless charging and water resistance, and while wireless charging seems like an obvious feature to leave behind (especially considering the plastic build), it’s really unfortunate that the phone doesn’t offer any kind of resistance to rain or an accidental drop in the tub.
Of course, in terms of software, this is a Pixel device through and through, complete with the clean build one can expect from Google. Fast updates are also guaranteed, coming months before other flagship devices are granted new versions of Android (and possibly years in the budget space). If there’s one major bummer on the software side of things, its the lack of free original resolution photo backups on Google Photos, something Google has included with all three generations of Pixel devices prior. Still, at just $400, the device is great for anyone looking for a reliable midrange Android phone, basically guaranteed to get them through two or more years of use—all while including a headphone jack.
- Best camera under $700
- Solid software experience
- Best bang-for-your-buck
- Midrange performance
- Not waterproof
OnePlus has made a name for themselves by offering flagship-level products while undercutting competitors, but in 2019, they’ve gone in a new direction. The OnePlus 7 Pro is a new device designed to offer Android fans a phone that gives them everything they want, all while returning flagship prices to their old sub-$700 prices. There’s a lot to love about the OnePlus 7 Pro, but the best feature in our eyes—literally—is the display. OnePlus has built a 90Hz display into the 7 Pro, offering the best display you can get on a phone today. The increase in refresh rate helps to make everything on the device look smooth, fast, and sharp. It’s a change that makes using the phone a much better experience over other platforms, and we hope more manufacturers follow in OnePlus’s shoes here.
The design of the phone has been upgraded, offering a notchless screen with a special pop-up camera for when you’re taking selfies. The pop-up camera actually works fairly well, and while only time will tell how resistive the device is when it comes to failure, OnePlus says the pop-up camera should outlast the lifespan of the phone. The display features an in-screen fingerprint sensor, but unlike the one on the Galaxy S10 or last year’s OnePlus 6T, it’s large, quick, and reliable, making it one of the best fingerprint sensors we’ve seen to date. Performance-wise, the 7 Pro has exactly what you’ve imagine this year’s flagship specs would have: a Snapdragon 855; 6, 8, or 12GB of RAM; fast-charging; and 128 or 256GB of storage. OnePlus claims the phone is waterproof, but opted not to get the device IP-certified in order to save cash along the way.
Starting at $669, the OnePlus 7 Pro is much more expensive than former OnePlus devices, and it may disappoint long-time fans looking to upgrade from older OnePlus phones. Generally, however, we find the OnePlus 7 Pro to be one of the best phones on the market today, with only two major weakpoints. The camera, while a marked improvement over previous OnePlus phones, is still just “good,” while not coming close to the likes of Apple or Google. The phone is also missing wireless charging, and now that OnePlus is asking for nearly $700 for their base devices, it should be expected to include a feature as standard as wireless charging. Still, the device is OnePlus’s best yet, and it continues the trend set last year of full support for Verizon.
- Fantastic display
- Improved camera
- Solid battery life
- More expensive than prior OnePlus devices
- Not IP-certified
- No wireless charging
The V40 is the newest smartphone from LG, launching in October 2018 for most carriers including Verizon, and it’s about what you would expect from LG. More than ever, the V-series of devices has become a souped-up version of what we’ve seen from LG’s G-series launched in the spring, much like the pattern Samsung follows with their Galaxy S-line of devices and their Note line of devices. The V40 is one of the best phones we’ve ever seen from LG, fixing a lot of the issues that surrounded the V30 last fall. Though LG has continued to struggle in the market since powerhouse devices like the G2 and G3 from several years ago had fatal flaws that caused them to crash and end up as bricks, LG’s newer devices from 2018 are absolutely work a look—especially this V40.
The front of the phone is adored with a notch that is much smaller in shape and stature than the Pixel 3 XL notch, making it relatively easy to ignore. With a 6.4″ screen, this is a massive phone, one that is about as large as Samsung’s own Note 9 from this past summer, but thanks to the notch and the smaller chin along the bottom of the device, the phone is actually a bit smaller than what we’ve seen from Samsung. Last year’s V30 (and by extension, the Pixel 2 XL) featured an LG OLED panel that was muddy and feature poor color accuracy; this year’s panel, thankfully, fares much better, with solid color reproduction, strong black levels, and no color shifts when looking at the screen from different angles. LG has notably improved here, and that alone is making this a phone worth looking at.
Inside the device is everything you’d expect to see in a 2018 flagship device. A Snapdragon 845 powers the V40, alongside the now-usual 6GB of memory and 64GB of storage, all par for the course. LG continues to be one of the few manufacturers still giving power users what they want, alongside their competitor Samsung: a microSD card slot is here, but the phone retains its IP68 waterproof rating. Same goes for the headphone jack, still found on the device and still featuring LG’s signature quad-DAC that makes it the phone to listen to music with. The back of the phone features three camera lenses: a regular 12MP lens, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. All of this amounts to what is a very-good camera, albeit one that can’t compete with the likes of Google and their software tweaks. It’s certainly a camera that will work in practically any setting, but keep in mind that, for the best shots, you’ll want a Pixel 3.
And of course, we can’t forget about LG’s software. While it’s better than it used to be, the V40 shares the same software and visual design we’ve seen with the G7, and it’s…fine. Samsung’s software customizations are still better, while LG plays as a knock on what Samsung has been doing for a couple years now. Meanwhile, the Pixel line of phones features Google’s software tweaks and regular updates, and for that measure, you can’t get the same experience on the V40, which still ships with Android 8.1 Oreo. Still, if you don’t like what Google’s doing with hardware design and you’re looking for something that isn’t the usual Galaxy alternatives, the V40 will be a great option—especially over the next few months, when, like clockwork, the price of the V40 begins to drop.
- Great display
- Headphone jack
- Multitude of cameras
- Expensive, especially for LG
- Camera quality not up to par with Pixel
- Software experience
We have long praised Motorola’s budget line, the G-series, for its affordability and its ease of use. The Moto G4 wasn’t the most attractive phone in the world, but the battery life was solid, the display was a sharp 1080p LCD, and the device was sold from Amazon for under $200. The Moto G5 Plus stepped up the game two years, with an improved metal design, better (if not great) cameras, and yet another low price when purchased through Amazon. And the G6, though not our favorite G-series device ever launched, helped bring premium features like taller displays to a new audience. All three devices, like much of Motorola’s lineup of phones, were able to work on basically every carrier in the United States (all four national carriers, plus every MVNO carrier like Straight Talk or Republic Wireless), and when Amazon revoked lock screen advertisements from their lineup of Prime-exclusive devices, the phones only got that much better.
This year, the Moto G7 continues the tradition of being the cheap phone to beat. Available for just $299 for Amazon Prime subscribers and $329 for those without Prime, the Moto G7 is a step up from the G6 in almost every way. The build is all-glass, similar to Moto’s other devices, and though it looks great, it does increase the fragility of the device and works towards making it easier to break. Still, the phone feels premium in the hand, offering users on a budget a much better experience than other similar devices. The display is solid and looks modern with its notch and minimal bezels, though it won’t compare to the Galaxy S10 displays by any means.
The specs are pretty solid here, offering 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 632. The camera is solid for the price range, and actually takes pretty great daytime photos. Overall, the Moto G7 is a solid, if unsurprising package. At $300, it’s a great option for those looking for a new budget device in 2019. Just don’t expect to receive updates from Motorola along the way.
- Modern display
- Solid software experience
- Weaker processor than the G5 Plus
- Glass but no wireless charging
- Camera is slow
While the Moto G-series might be Moto’s most successful lineup of devices, it was the Moto X line that originally attracted so much press and fanfare nearly five years ago. When the first Moto X launched, it was the first device from Motorola under Google’s umbrella, and while that ownership model didn’t last long before the company was sold to Lenovo, the first two Moto X devices were not just successful—they were legendary. When Motorola brought back the Moto X line for a fourth generation in 2017, the device had changed quite a bit. Gone were the days of Moto Maker, replaced with a glass back that came in black and sky-blue. The device was no longer the flagship of Moto’s own offerings, now being offered as a mid-range product aside Moto’s Z-series of mod-enabled phones. nb
The 2017 Moto X4 isn’t a perfect device, but it’s pretty solid for the money. For just $279 through Amazon Prime (as of writing), you’re paying just $45 more over the Moto G6 for a device that is similar in most aspects and better in many areas. The design is nearly identical, save for a standard 16:9 aspect ratio as opposed to the 18:9 display on the Moto G6. It’s also smaller, measuring in at a more pocketable 5.2″ instead of the 5.7″ on the G6. The phone is IP68 water resistant, making it one of the few devices available below $300 that offers IP-certification for water resistance. 3GB of RAM is the minimum amount we would recommend in 2018, but it hits the mark, and offers a Snapdragon 630 processor for solid performance during both day-to-day activities and when gaming.
The software, like every Motorola phone, is basically stock software with some Motorola enhancements built in. The Moto X4 makes a major exception here when purchased through Amazon—you also gain access to Alexa built into the phone. The device has USB-C, a step-up from every other budget Motorola phone outside of the new Moto G6, and features a dual-lens camera on the device that takes solid shots during the day, but unfortunately, average-at-best shots at night. Overall, the Moto X4’s original price tag of $399 is simply too expensive for what you would be receiving, but at $199, it’s a really solid buy. For those disappointed by the OnePlus 7 Pro’s price increase, the Moto X4 represents a great buy at under $300. Though it was too expensive to initially add to this list, the past few months have helped to make this a great buy for anyone looking for a modest mid-range device.
- Solid, smaller display
- IP68 water resistance
- USB-C support
- Poor low-light performance
- Slow camera performance
- No wireless charging
The LG G7 is a curious phone, one probably destined to follow in the footsteps of the LG G6 before it. The device utilizes the notch design that we’ve seen becoming more popular on Android phones in the wake of the iPhone X, but while that device used the notch to build the equivalent of a Microsoft Kinect into your phone for face unlock technology, the G7 uses it for a camera and not much else. The phone also uses an IPS panel instead of the standard OLED display we’ve seen from most phone manufacturers, though considering the problems that faced LG’s display on the Pixel 2 XL, this might be a good thing. Still, it does make it impossible to truly hide the notch in software, despite LG’s massive attempts to allow you to so with black and a multitude of colors. The notch isn’t the biggest concern in the world, and since the Pixel 3 XL is all but guaranteed to have one, it seems to be the future moving forward. Still, we wish LG had included a real reason to have the notch here.
There’s plenty of good about this phone, though, including the addition of a headphone jack with top-tier audio, an ultra-wide lens on the back of the device that helps with photography (and takes some solid shots!), and a loud, albeit mono, speaker on the device that sounds good. Unfortunately, the software complaints we had with the LG G6 carry over here—LG just isn’t putting in the work to make this a compelling device with good software—and the battery life just isn’t anything to write home about, a must-have in 2018. It does use a Snapdragon 845 and 4GB of RAM, answering the complaint about the processor in the G6, but considering the $799 MSRP for the LG G7, it might be too expensive for many to consider as a day to day phone. If you are interested in the G7, wait to see if the price drops following the pattern from the G6 before it. When we last checked, the device was selling for a much-more palatable $519 on Amazon.
- Solid design
- Great display
- Ultra-wide camera
- Weak battery life
- Software experience is mediocre
- Expensive MSRP