LG Optimus 7 Review
call quality testing, the LG Optimus 7's speaker once again proved to be sub-par. We experienced enough loudness, but quality was below average, which is really a shame when it comes to such a high-end device. When you happen to be in a noisier environment, it can even get difficult at times to tell what your callers want to say. The microphone of the Optimus 7 though seems to be one of the best we've seen, as both sound quality and loudness on the other end of the line are near perfect. If it wasn't for that nasty earpiece, we would have rated the Optimus 7's call quality very high.
Energy for the LG Optimus 7 comes from a 1500mAh unit, which is enough to guarantee a solid one day of usage. The battery should be able to provide up to 8 hours of talk-time or about 17 days of stand-by, which is one of the best performances out of a WP7 handset so far.
The LG Optimus 7 arrives at the market to be one of the more compact Windows Phone 7 handsets available initially. It's practicality doesn't come at the expense of usability though, as its screen measures the fantastic 3.8 inches. It has an overall good-looking and solid design, mainly thanks to the large metal back cover, and all the needed hardware to make it a worthy WP7 offering, such as the popular 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.
The software is pretty much the same as what you'll find on the other WP7 handsets, except for the several specific apps that LG is throwing into the scene. The most notable of them are the “ScanSearch” augmented reality feature and the “Play To” DLNA app. All in all, LG deserves credit for taking the time to develop the custom software in order to make the LG Optimus 7 a bit more intriguing for the customers.
What we don't like in the Optimus 7 however, are its photo and video taking capabilities, as well as the mediocre call quality. If you can't get past that, or don't like the phone for some other reason, it might be a good idea to check out the Samsung Omnia 7 with its brilliant Super-AMOLED display, or the HTC 7 Trophy, which also carries a 3.8” diagonal, but with the tried and true flavor of HTC.
LG Optimus 7 Video Review:
- Fairly thin
- Solid build quality
- ScanSearch augmented reality app
- Play To DLNA feature
- Mediocre sound quality
- Camera quality is not good
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- Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)