LG Optimus F7 Review

Camera:

Compared to other mid-rangers, the Optimus F7 benefits from having a higher-than-normal 8-megapixel camera, however, don’t think for a moment that it can tangle with some of the greats in the space. At best, it produces mediocre photos that are best captured outdoors where there’s plenty of sunlight. In fact, details tend to be a little bit indistinct, which makes images appear like mosaic paintings. On one hand, we absolutely love how low lighting shots come out bright, but the compromise is made with details, seeing that it probably jumps up to higher ISO levels, which tends to soften details tremendously. With its LED flash, it does a decent job with its potent lighting.


Nothing that’s out of the ballpark, its 1080p video recording quality falls into the same category as its still image quality – average at best! Out of everything, it’s just the insignificant details that really jump at us, but as least it records smoothly and has quick continuous auto-focus to keep up. Sure, its exposure is a little jumpy at times, plus, some artifacting might pop up every now and then, but the overall package is enough to swallow.

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Multimedia:

By now, we’re so spoiled with what the Google Play Music app can do, but as an alternative, we can stick with the LG Optimus music player as well. Visually, it’s the usual fanfare with its functionality and presentation, but at least the audio quality from its speaker is deafeningly loud. Pumping out some powerful tones, it sounds just a smidgen sharp to the ear at the loudest setting.


What else is there to say about its video playback quality, aside from saying that it’s exceptional for a mid-ranger. Obviously, it has all of the elements to make it a winner – like its smooth playback and sharp display. Again with the QSlide functionality of the experience, it’s nice that we can have a video play on top of whatever we’re doing.


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13 Comments

1. Techboi

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

How is 20 hrs of normal usage bad? I have seen people say their s4 can't make it through a 9hr day with normal usage.

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I think John V meant that if it was on LTE, the battery life would be much shorter. But, I'm confused. My L9 struggle to get passed anything over 10 hours....this is great IMHO.

2. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

I gave it a 9 for a mid ranger phone :D

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Cool story, bro.

5. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

The 8gb storage would be a deal breaker for me. I don't see how anyone would have a phone with only 8gb storage. You couldn't give me one .

6. JohnnyZ

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

What if it was $20 more and had 16GB internal?

7. BIGGUY11

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2013

I just got my lg f7 and Ireally like the phone it has everythig I need. I also have the best military screen protector from roboshields. They really helped me protect my investment. So if you guys are thinking to buy lg f7 i would highly recomend roboshields for a best and long lasting screen proector. check them out at roboshields.com

8. cactusdrank

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Please, if any one knows why so many review sites specify this phone with 2gb of ram instead of 1gb, It would be most appreciated! Since ive gotten this phone on Boost and found out it has 1gb available and the 2gb ram specs are fairly prevelent around many reviews, I would feel a bit less dissapointed knowing whether or not there is an international version of this phone which has the supposed 2gb of ram. thanks

9. dragon76

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

I just bought this the other day for Boost Mobile (replacing the HTC evo Design) and I am really pleased with my purchase. 4G isnt available in my home area but 30 miles north (not officially listed as 4G either) I had 8 to 11 mbps download speed and 5 to 7 mbps depending what app I used either sensorly or OpenSignal... phone is worth the money. The 8gb storage isnt a big deal to me cause I have a nice 32gb micro sd card ....

10. Danii

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I just purchased this phone a couple days ago and expressed to the person helping me, how important the GPS is for me as I travel a lot for work! I told please don't sell me the phone if that's a down fall, she said it worked fine and no complaints! So far I've heard negative reports on GPS for this phone, do I have hope or will I be needing to utilize the exchange policy within 30 days for another phone!! Been an iPhone user for a while and lost to many and didn't want the $135 dollar bill anymore and I wanted my replacement co-pay to be lowered from the $200 I would pay with Verizon when they were lost! I like with boost its only $80 to replace this phone! Feed back on GPS is greatly appreciated! :)

11. dragon76

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

my first handset was horrible when it came to gps both accuracy and the time it tool to lock on. I took it back to radioshack within the 30 days and the second handset is much better but still not as good as my old phone HTC evo Design

12. kimstoner

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I have a 8gb sd card. And im trying to move my pictures and music onto it. How do i do that?

13. Bella

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I've had this phone for 1 year now and it remains solid. I have no complaints whatsoever. From call quality to display to camera to internet speed, its just a workhorse. My bill has gone from 110.00 with Verizon to 40.00 with Boost. Yes I pay for my phone but if you're smart, you can find deals out there. This phone gets 5 stars from me.
Optimus F7
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2540 mAh(13h talk time)

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