LG Optimus L7

AKA: LG P700, LG P705G, LG Venice

Available at: Fido, Rogers, Videotron

5/10 AVG.
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The Optimus L7 really catches the eye. With its large, bright screen, slim 8.7mm waistline, and pleasantly-textured back panel, it is a very comfortable phone to hold in hand. - GSMArena team, GSMArena  
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Reviews summary

5/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 23 reviews

Most would agree, the LG Optimus L7 is a thing of beauty. It belongs to LG’s line of highly stylish and slightly sophisticated handsets that have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed as the operating system. Based on looks alone, it’s bound to get high grades. However, once you pick it up and use it, you’re excitement is bound to fade.

The spec sheet lists the following features: 4.3-inch 480x800 pixel resolution screen, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 4GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and microSD card support. Its overall feature-set is not that bad for a mid-range Android device. For some reason, though, things just don’t seem to blend well during actual usage, especially if you’re a power-user who aims to multitask with the phone like there’s no tomorrow.

Fitted with 1GB of RAM and a 1GHz processor, the LG Optimus L7 becomes agonizingly slow to use at times. It struggles with HD video playback and hardly lasts for 4 hours of movie watching on a charge. It seems that the overlying UI used by LG is bogging down the handset so much that it becomes a pain in the rump to use.

Still, at just 8mm thin, the LG Optimus L7 might be good for those who are looking for a smartphone that’s as fashionable as it is pocketable.

Need To Know: LG Optimus L7

1. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the pre-installed operating system. (The Good)

2. An outward appearance that’s sure to get double-takes from those who see it. (The Good)

3. The phone has an apparent inability to deal with HD video playback without experiencing problems. (The Bad)

4. Battery life is best described as simply awful compared with other Android handsets in the same price range. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The LG Optimus L7's screen is 4.3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Cortex A5 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1700mAh

The phone is powered by a 1700 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are: 18.5 days standby time, 480 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Reviews summary

5/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 23 reviews

Most would agree, the LG Optimus L7 is a thing of beauty. It belongs to LG’s line of highly stylish and slightly sophisticated handsets that have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed as the operating system. Based on looks alone, it’s bound to get high grades. However, once you pick it up and use it, you’re excitement is bound to fade.

The spec sheet lists the following features: 4.3-inch 480x800 pixel resolution screen, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 4GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and microSD card support. Its overall feature-set is not that bad for a mid-range Android device. For some reason, though, things just don’t seem to blend well during actual usage, especially if you’re a power-user who aims to multitask with the phone like there’s no tomorrow.

Fitted with 1GB of RAM and a 1GHz processor, the LG Optimus L7 becomes agonizingly slow to use at times. It struggles with HD video playback and hardly lasts for 4 hours of movie watching on a charge. It seems that the overlying UI used by LG is bogging down the handset so much that it becomes a pain in the rump to use.

Still, at just 8mm thin, the LG Optimus L7 might be good for those who are looking for a smartphone that’s as fashionable as it is pocketable.

Need To Know: LG Optimus L7

1. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the pre-installed operating system. (The Good)

2. An outward appearance that’s sure to get double-takes from those who see it. (The Good)

3. The phone has an apparent inability to deal with HD video playback without experiencing problems. (The Bad)

4. Battery life is best described as simply awful compared with other Android handsets in the same price range. (The Bad)

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Reviews (5/10 Avg. rating)

A stylish handset at a reasonable price

from The Mobile Indian (about 1 year ago)

The LG Optimus L7 II P715 is meant for those who are brand conscious and are looking for a stylish handset at a reasonable price. It looks different from the crowd and LG has carefully refined each function that gives the best possible outcome as per the company's claims. Of course, with its dual core... More

Reflective screen and sluggish performance detract from what is otherwise a good phone

from Expert Reviews (about 1 year ago)

The LG Optimus L7 isn’t technically brilliant, but it has a large touchscreen and smoothly animated menus. It’s great if you just want a large smartphone for web browsing and listening to music, but not if you want to watch videos on your phone.

  6/10

A very good entry-level device

from Mobile88 (about 1 year ago)

The LG Optimus L7 is a pretty good device – for last year. Much of the specifications are last year’s and it made me wonder if LG was simply trying to clear their stock of components.The large screen and HSDPA data support would make this a good browsing device, plus the long battery lifespan would... More

The phone can be quite tedious to use, as it suffers from lots of random slow downs and pauses

from TrustedReviews (over 2 years ago)

The LG Optimus L7 has a stylish design and some good features including NFC support and a large 4.3inch screen. However, its 1Ghz processor seems to be overwhelmed by what LG is asking it to do on this handset and the result is that the phone can be quite tedious to use, as it suffers from lots of random... More

  6/10

A fairly decent phone which, if it’s available cheap enough

from Coolsmartphone (over 2 years ago)

This should be a very good phone. I loved the style and the quality of the screen. The camera held up well too, even if it is “just a 5 megapixel”, but the lack of an auto-brightness feature, low-res video recording and a slightly under-powered and slow browsing experience left us wanting somewhat.... More

LG Optimus L7 is a good-looking design, with decent build quality and the latest Google software

from PC Advisor (over 2 years ago)

The LG Optimus L7 is a good-looking design, with decent build quality and the latest Google software. However, it is severely let down by its poor performance – both in terms of subjective speed and in poor battery life. The price seems attractive when compared to high-end phones but there are much... More

  5/10

A beautiful, entry-level Android 4.0 smartphone with LG's new UI 3.0

from Engadget (over 2 years ago)

As much as we wanted to like the Optimus L7, we must strongly urge those who want an entry-level smartphone to look elsewhere. It's quite a shame, really, because LG's design efforts hinted at something so much greater. We genuinely appreciate the phone's display, handy NFC capabilities, excellent battery... More

A good midlevel Android device that features some of the latest technology in the market

from Cnet (over 2 years ago)

The LG Optimus L7's slow processor is ultimately a real deal killer for me. It's annoyingly slow and doesn't do the sleek device justice. Especially since the smartphone is running the latest Android OS and sports a modern design, having that extra lag time is a drag.However, if you put that issue aside... More

  6/10

Looks and feels great, but struggles to keep up with most basic tasks

from Mobile Syrup (over 2 years ago)

It’s no secret I was not enamoured with the LG Optimus L7. The best thing I can say about it is that it ships with Ice Cream Sandwich, and that its visual lineage bodes well for the rest of LG’s 2012 line-up. The rest of the story is a little grim: poor performance, inadequate network speeds and... More

  6/10

Solid, attractive design and superb call quality

from The Verge (over 2 years ago)

LG has succeeded in creating a desirable, well-built device, but has burdened it with an underpowered processor — that’s really all that’s missing here. The L7’s IPS display is very good for a budget device, and Android 4.0 is a huge selling point.LG’s problem, however, is that it’s not alone... More

  7/10

This phone is TERRRIBLE

(about 1 year ago)

because it is soo SLOWW. you just want to throw it away. The first couple months are great, but as soon as you start to download apps, it is horrible. IT always shuts off randomly and will close all your applications when using them. Definitley do not reccommend this phone for whatever its worth. Save... More

  1/10

"preparing internal memory" - issue

(about 1 year ago)

I used this phone 5 months, was satisfied. Last weekend it started to "preparing internal memory". Apps crashed because they couldn't access the memory anymore. Could not take pictures nor play music. Also couldn't copy my files by USB nor backup by Google. Was not able to de/install... More

  1/10

Sleek with a big screen

(about 1 year ago)

I've had this phone for a month and am pleased with it. I'm not a heavy user and didn't want to pay a lot for a new mobile. Wifi works well, internet pages are easy to read because of the bigger screen. In spite of what the reviewer said, the battery lasts for longer than my old mobile... More

  8/10

I hate this SLOW phone

(about 1 year ago)

I hate this phone. I got it on a 2 year contract, and at first I loved it. Sleek, easy to use, convenient and easy to turn wifi, sound, data, etc on and off.. Nice big screen and super light. BUT shortly after getting this phone it became SOOOO unbearably slow. I'm not a big app person, I probably... More

  3/10

I hate it

(about 1 year ago)

I tried to dial a number and it would not go through I pressed 13 times on one number and still would not go through. I went to my grandson's birthday party he turned 3 and the camera would not work. I was so upset and then I brought it to the store and even the sale's rep. could not fix it.... More

  1/10

Hate it

(about 1 year ago)

The phone LOOKS all sleek and fancy, but what good are looks when it doesn't function the way you want it to? Sometimes when I try to make calls, they won't go through. You press the send button and nothing happens. So... you end up giving up, and using another phone. THEN it ends up dialling... More

  2/10

Next best thing to an Iphone

(about 1 year ago)

The Iphone wasn't an affordable option for me. I couldn't afford it without a plan and the monthly bills with a 3 year agreement were over $50! So I decided to get a smartphone instead. Some of the reasons I chose the LG Optimus L7 are: - It had a large screen so browsing the internet and... More

  7/10

Its all you need in a phone

(about 1 year ago)

this is probably one of the fastest phones that i have used. i also love how acessible this phone is with its ice cream sandwitch

  10/10

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