LG Optimus L7 Hands-on Review

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.

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.

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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Optimus L7
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 2.4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.3
    LG Optimus UI



13. suju-elf4ever

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

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

12. JackDude

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

It is for the L-line!

10. JackDude

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 03, 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.

11. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

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

9. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 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.

8. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

At first I thought it was the 4x HD. the only difference is the little rectangle button on front.

6. pistolashtc

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 28, 2010

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

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.


Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It uses a dual core TI OMAP chipset


Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Nevermind ;)

2. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The phone looked better in white. Specs seem a little dated. Boy maybe I'm.just jaded.

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

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