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LG Optimus F7 Review

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Call Quality:

LG Optimus F7 Review
Besides the slight crackle with voices heard through the earpiece and speakerphone, we don’t have any other complaints about its call quality. Voices are clear and distinctive for the most part on both ends of the line, plus, when you add in the strong volume output of its speakerphone and near instant muting of wind thanks to its noise cancellation feature, you’re guaranteed to carry on conversations with pals in full fidelity.


Stuffed with a 2540 mAh battery, it seems grossly enough on paper to offer us enough juice throughout the day, but it’s not what we find. Instead, a full charge permits us up to 20 hours of juice with our normal usage under 3G EV-DO connectivity, which consists mostly of web browsing, sending text messages, viewing emails, and the occasional phone call.


Taking into consideration everything we’ve checked out with the LG Optimus F7, we have to admit that it’s a very well rounded contender that’s above most other mid-rangers that are out on the market. And to an extent, it can very well hold its ground against some higher-end devices, especially when it’s priced to attract at $100 with a 2-year contract. It’s not the most cutting edge thing out of LG’s camp, but for US Cellular customers, it’s close as they can get to something grandiose like the Optimus G.

Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 4.2.1
Build Number: JZ054K
Kernel Version: 3.4.0

LG Optimus F7 Video Review:


  • Nice looking display for a mid-ranger
  • Multi-colored LED notification light
  • Super responsive


  • Underwhelming image/video quality
  • Lackluster battery life
PhoneArena rating:
8 Good
User rating:
8.4 5 Reviews

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posted on 18 Jun 2013, 06:21 1

1. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 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.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 07:55 1

3. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 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.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 07:17 1

2. mottykels (Posts: 387; Member since: 15 May 2013)

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

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:39

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3782; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Cool story, bro.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 18:07

5. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 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 .

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:57

6. JohnnyZ (Posts: 34; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 17:06

7. BIGGUY11 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jun 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

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 14:00

8. cactusdrank (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jul 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

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 00:50

9. dragon76 (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Jun 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 ....

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 04:54

10. Danii (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 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! :)

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 20:01

11. dragon76 (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Jun 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

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 12:29

12. kimstoner (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 29 Aug 2014, 14:56

13. Bella (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Aug 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.

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LG Optimus F7

LG Optimus F7

OS: Android 4.1.2
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Display4.7 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
Size5.19 x 2.69 x 0.38 inches
(131.7 x 68.2 x 9.6 mm)
4.7 oz  (133 g)
Battery2540 mAh, 13 hours talk time

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