LG Optimus L7 II Review
The LG Optimus L7 II is an affordable Android mid-ranger that brings a lot to the table with a spacious 4.3-inch display and a huge battery. You can also argue that a 4.3 inch device is around the perfect size for single-handed use and that also comes to its advantage.
The Optimus L7 II comes in a single (the Optimus L7 II) and dual-SIM versions (the Optimus L7 II Dual), and we have the dual-SIM one for review here.
Of course, by making this a relatively affordable device, LG had to cut some corners and in this case the cutting happened in silicon as the dual-core processor of the Optimus L7 II seems underpowered and can’t handle the load it’s given perfectly smooth.
If you don’t mind a little lag here and there, you’ll get rewarded with plenty of features and an excellent Optimus UI on top of Android Jelly Bean.
In the box:
- USB wall charger
- USB to microUSB cable
- User manual
The two biggest Korean phone makers, Samsung and LG, are actually very similar in their design approach. Samsung is now a name that is largely associated with plasticky feeling gadgets, and LG is walking in its footsteps. The Optimus L7 II is a representative of this uninspiring trend featuring a white or black patterned plastic back.
121.5 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm
4.07 oz (116 g)
121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm
4.23 oz (120 g)
121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm
4.23 oz (120 g)
127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm
4.52 oz (128 g)
The build quality is fairly sturdy, though, with no screaking parts. On the front, there are four capacitive buttons that bring memories of old Androids. In this case, the fourth button is one dedicated to switching between one of the two SIM cards you can use with this device.
right side is the lock key, and on the left a volume rocker and the standard for LG customizable Quick button. Finally, on the back there is an 8-megapixel camera with a single LED flash.
Lock key (right)
Volume rocker and Quick button (left)
microUSB port (bottom)
3.5mm jack (top)
The sides of the LG Optimus L7 II
SIM card slots
We like the fact that you can easily adjust brightness right from the notification shade. This is welcome for the outdoors when you often need to pump up brightness for better visibility.
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1. tashreef (Posts: 475; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
with the Ratings 10/9 Nokia lumia 720 is a good choice... for anyone who doesn't bother about the OS it's Running On....
2. guruprasad (Posts: 27; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
with so many pros for a mid ranger and considering the price tag this phone is actually good, so it deserves 8 for its range..
3. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 May 2013)
Just bought this phone and it is has very good response. I'm not sure if PA's unit is a prototype or just simply outdated but my LG Optimus L7 Series II Dual is buttery smooth on 4.1.2.
4. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 May 2013)
LOL just 3 days and this phone got thieved in a bus on my way to work. Just sad cause this was really perfect phone for me. Think I'm gonna buy this again.
5. ashfaqk7 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)
The superb phone lg is understanding the the users really well..
The world best smartphone for battery life long n lasting battery life really a must buy phone...
|Display||4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) IPS LCD|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
768 MB RAM
|Size||4.78 x 2.62 x 0.38 inches|
(121.5 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm)
4.07 oz (116 g)
|Battery||2460 mAh, 6.66 hours talk time|