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LG Optimus L7 Hands-on Review

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LG Optimus L7 Hands-on Review
Ah, the finest of LG's new L-line – the LG Optimus L7!  If you're still unaware of what that L stays for, let us tell you the story...

L-Style is a new design philosophy by LG, which involves simplistic rectangular shapes and an increased focus on the appearance of the phone. We've already seen this design language in the LG Prada 3.0, and are mostly into it. However, the Prada 3.0 is more of a niche phone, so it's much more important to see what LG has done with the Optimus L7.

Overall, the Optimus L7 is one very, very slim and sleek handset, and it's also quite light. Due to its relatively normal-sized 4.3” screen, we think it's more than pocketable. It's made almost entirely of plastic, but also has those promised metallic accents to make the appearance of the handset somewhat more stylish.

LG Optimus L7 Hands-on Review
LG Optimus L7 Hands-on Review
LG Optimus L7 Hands-on Review


Just because the Optimus L7 falls into this new “stylish” series by LG doesn't mean that it won't deliver on the hardware front. It has a 1GHz dual-core processor and manages to run quite fluidly. Of course, this is also due to the 480x800 pixel resolution, which isn't that heavy for this hardware.

Software-wise, similarly to almost every other Android phone announced nowadays, the Optimus L7 will be running Android 4 ICS, once again covered with LG's Optimus UI, which has its traditional cartoonish flavor. We didn't have very high hopes for it, but are glad to report that the company has actually done a pretty decent job (at least from first glance). There are a lot of small animations and transition effects to make the whole software experience somewhat more entertaining.

LG Optimus L7 Hands-on Review
LG Optimus L7 Hands-on Review
LG Optimus L7 Hands-on Review


Overall, it seems like a cool phone this LG Optimus L7. It is stylish and highly-functional at the same time – a strong offering for the geek who has finally decided to put an end to the whole “I don't care about fashion” mindset. Everyone wins at the end. Only thing we hope for is that it will be offered at a decent price, whenever it comes out sometime later this year.



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posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:13

1. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Well...I wish I had more details on specs such as what chipset it has.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:17

3. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Lol Nevermind, I skipped over a line in the article. My stupid. ROFL.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:15 1

2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The phone looked better in white.

Specs seem a little dated. Boy maybe I'm.just jaded.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:17

4. SGSII (Posts: 53; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


It uses a dual core TI OMAP chipset

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:18

5. SGSII (Posts: 53; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Nevermind ;)

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:19 2

6. pistolashtc (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)


Am i the only one that thinks it looks like the Galaxy SII on the front? :S

Still a good phone

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:22 2

7. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


You are not the only one. i don't like it all that much either. Especially the back but it still looks better then the SII in my opinion.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 20:44

8. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


At first I thought it was the 4x HD.

the only difference is the little rectangle button on front.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 00:48

9. xenover (Posts: 171; Member since: 27 May 2011)


At least it ain't as bad as the L5. We could use more specs and a release date though. Monitoring this phone from now on.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 15:40

10. JackDude (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


I too think it looks like a Galaxy S II, at least at the front. Specs looks OK except for the camera. 5 mpx is not good enough for a flagship model.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 10:52

11. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


L7 is not their flagship phone 4x HD is!!

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 09:02

12. JackDude (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


It is for the L-line!

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 17:49

13. suju-elf4ever (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)


How do I choose the memory card to save or update applications?

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