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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.
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)
Reviews (5.1/10 Avg. rating)
A stylish handset at a reasonable price
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 processor, it cannot wage war with quad core processor handsets. However, its 5 inch rivals with quad core processors and 1 GB RAM cannot give you the battery life that LG Optimus L7 II P715 provides. Nor do most of them have the camera ability or the refined performance that it has.Full review
Reflective screen and sluggish performance detract from what is otherwise a good phone
A very good entry-level device
The phone can be quite tedious to use, as it suffers from lots of random slow downs and pauses
A fairly decent phone which, if it’s available cheap enough
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. The addition of the NFC functionality and the DLNA “media beaming” capability was definitely something to be applauded.
Overall, a fairly decent phone which, if it’s available cheap enough, might be suitable for some, but the CPU did struggle at times when looking at hefty website... Full review
LG Optimus L7 is a good-looking design, with decent build quality and the latest Google software
A beautiful, entry-level Android 4.0 smartphone with LG's new UI 3.0
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 life and even its software, which features LG's UI 3.0 layered on top of Android 4.0.
Unfortunately, that's where the party ends. The Optimus L7 is a sluggish performer that is further hindered by unnecessary animations and transition effects in the UI. While that alone wouldn't qual... Full review
A good midlevel Android device that features some of the latest technology in the market
Looks and feels great, but struggles to keep up with most basic tasks
Solid, attractive design and superb call quality
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 in wanting a piece of the budget smartphone market. HTC’s One V is almost exactly the same price as the L7, is very well built, and also offers Android 4.0 alongside better performance and camera quality. Cheaper still is Sony’s Xperia U, which promises to bring a lot of features... Full review
This phone is TERRRIBLE
I hate this SLOW phone
I hate it
Next best thing to an Iphone
Its all you need in a phone
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- LG Optimus L7 Manual (PDF)
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