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LG Optimus L7 Review

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Camera:

The rather standard 5MP module in the Optimus L7 has an LED flash adjacent, and is managed by the same Optimus UI interface we are used to, no ICS shenanigans like taking pics while shooting videos or zero shutter lag – the processor/camera combo are just not capable of these. We do have, however, the continuous shot and panorama functions that come with the ICS camera API, as well as the usual scene mode basics.

Camera interface - LG Optimus L7 Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus L7 Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus L7 Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus L7 Review

Camera interface


The pictures, however, are soft and sport bland colors, plus some spots easily get overexposed, and inside pics get very noisy, all resulting in below average image quality. The situation with video is no better, and the camera can't even muster the strength to shoot in HD, we only have VGA video mode available.

Outdoor samples made with the LG Optimus L7 - LG Optimus L7 Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Optimus L7 - LG Optimus L7 Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Optimus L7 - LG Optimus L7 Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Optimus L7 - LG Optimus L7 Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Optimus L7 - LG Optimus L7 Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Optimus L7 - LG Optimus L7 Review

Outdoor samples made with the LG Optimus L7


Strong - Indoor samples - LG Optimus L7 Review
Medium - Indoor samples - LG Optimus L7 Review
Low light - Indoor samples - LG Optimus L7 Review
Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - LG Optimus L7 Review

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Medium

Low light

Darkness with flash

Indoor samples



LG Optimus L7 Sample Video:




Multimedia:

The music player takes cues from the stock ICS interface, with an overhaul towards simpler visuals, and tabbed categorization by artists, albums, playlists and so on at the top. There are no equalizers, but a couple of audio effects are present in headset mode. The loudspeaker is about average – not too strong, and a bit flat sounding.

The music player takes cues from the stock ICS interface - LG Optimus L7 Review
The music player takes cues from the stock ICS interface - LG Optimus L7 Review
The music player takes cues from the stock ICS interface - LG Optimus L7 Review
The music player takes cues from the stock ICS interface - LG Optimus L7 Review

The music player takes cues from the stock ICS interface


Divx/Xvid videos are something the phone recognizes and is able to play, but only limited to the screen resolution of 480x800, it will return you “unsupported resolution” error above that threshold. As usuall with LG, you'd have to register your device on the DivX codec website with the supplied code to be able to play those vids.

Video player - LG Optimus L7 Review
Video player - LG Optimus L7 Review

Video player



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posted on 24 May 2012, 07:16 1

1. mercorp (Posts: 984; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


This is a nice looking but underpowered.
No 720p support,max wvga videos,single core processor?
This phone must cost at least 30 dollars lower than the one v .
Get a galaxy ace two instead

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:08 1

2. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


$376.0524 for america and £299 for UK

posted on 28 May 2012, 22:01

7. pegasso (Posts: 182; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


the SIM-free/unlocked version costs ± US$315 here.

posted on 24 May 2012, 18:25 1

3. shadez10 (Posts: 406; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


successor to the Optimus Black?.. xD

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 12:38

10. nsnk86 (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


no way Shadez10 it cant be a successor to optimus black coz its much better fone &it can capture 720p HD video....

posted on 26 May 2012, 05:04

4. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I cannot find any benchmarks in page 2 though it is clearly written that "Here are the benchmarks" and after that line the "Internet and Connectivity" section gets started.

Is it only my browser or really benchmarks not there..

The screenshot of my problem
http://images.devs-on.net/Image/HNnp5d43eoYOEB3W-Region.png

posted on 27 May 2012, 01:35 1

5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Snapdragon s1 ? Are you kidding me ?
Why this phone s1 can get ics while Nexus one cannot ?
That thing is a nexus device !
This thing can even run a skin on top of ics !
Not to mention the Galaxy s1 !
f**k Samsung

posted on 28 May 2012, 06:39

6. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


LG still has that ass-ugly favorites tray skin, I see.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 08:56

8. PandiM (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Will definitely get one, with an extended battery. I found one, HLI-P705SL from Mugen. Looking forward to them.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 02:05

9. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 196; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


It's quite obvious that LG copied the sharp-edged/corners design from Sony! LG was in a hurry in releasing its L series (the cheap L3 was released ahead) to overtake Sony's release of new breed of Xperia (although Sony announced their Xperia S earlier than LG's L3) that's why the L series' specs are sooooo crappy! ughh..

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:12

11. armac911 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


I fell in love with this one. It's just right for me. I don't mind the single core CPU, nor the 512mb ram, but the video quality is a dissapointment. I oftern travel around and love to capture video clips on my phones, but this just won't do it. Too bad.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 22:43

12. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


I know that feeling bro, i just HAD to have it! Ditching HTc wildfire S for this!

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 04:52

13. nadeem1210 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Hello guys,

First of all, i searched all the other treads i could find about the problem, and none of them could really help me ...
So the problem, whenever I try to install any app from the google play store, after the download was complete, i get this error : package file is invalid. I always download via Wi-fi ..
I have a LG optimus L7 and it is not rooted. I run android 4.0.3.
Many people say, clear cache/data from the play store, but that did not help.
Other people said clear the delvik cache , but I do not know how I can boot my phone in recovery mode ...

Could somebody please help me ?
Thanks !

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 22:19

14. iwnugraha (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


1. Go to Application Manager, install "Task Manager",
in "Task Manager" - stop all running application (it will clear cache and data for Google Play Store)
2. Stop the Google Services Framework process and then clear cache and data
3. Go to “play.google.com/store“ , sign in with your user id, click on "My Orders & Settings" at the bottom
4. click on "Settings" tab
Give a nick name to your phone and make sure the "Show in menus" is checked, click on "update" to confirm the changes
5. reboot the phone

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LG Optimus L7

LG Optimus L7

OS: Android 4.0.3
view full specs
Display4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.94 x 2.64 x 0.34 inches
(125.5 x 67 x 8.7 mm)
4.30 oz  (122 g)
Battery1700 mAh, 5.83 hours talk time

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