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LG Optimus L7 II Review

LG Optimus L7 II

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Call Quality:

LG Optimus L7 II Review
Call quality is of topmost importance for a dual-SIM handset that most people buy with the notion of doing a lot of talking. Good news here is that call quality is pretty good.

The earpiece gets very loud at the maximum level and would be easy to hear in noisy environments. Turn it down a bit for maximum clarity. The microphone is also loud and clear if we had to nitpick we’d say voices sound a tiny bit sharp, but generally we’re happy with the call quality.


Battery life:

One of the biggest assets of the LG Optimus L7 II is its huge 2450mAh battery with a talks time of 12 hours and a half. It’s not like any other battery out there - LG is using SiO+ instead of the standard Lithium Ion compound.

This enhanced version of Li-Ion batteries is still researched but so far it seems the consensus is it brings a 6% improvement in capacity at the same size.

In reality, being a dual-SIM handset with bigger power draw, the Optimus L7 II needs that extra boost. It easily lasts through a day, and we’d even say for the average user it would last two days.


Conclusion:

The LG Optimus L7 II is a dual-SIM handset at heart, meant for developing markets where the feature is hugely appreciated. It arrives for a relatively affordable price of $280 off contract (280 euro in Europe), right at the start of the mid-range segment.

The handset does not lack competition from Chinese vendors which often have superior specs but none of the software polish. Samsung is also offering a decent and slightly cheaper alternative with the Galaxy S Duos, but it runs on the dated Android ICS and has an inferior camera.

After spending a few days with the device, it is easy to like it for its just-right-size 4.3-inch screen, great dual-SIM implementation and battery, as well as for its nice and functional Optimus skin. We wish LG had nailed the performance side better - the device simply feels underpowered right now, and lag throughout the menus spoils the otherwise good impressions. If you don’t mind that constant slowdown, though, the Optimus L7 II might be just the right device.


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Pros

  • Awesome interface
  • Great dual-SIM implementation
  • Vivid display
  • Convenient for single handed use
  • Enormous battery
  • Great longevity

Cons

  • Sluggish performance
  • Uninspiring plastic build
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7Good
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play, Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
0.75 GB RAM
Size4.78 x 2.62 x 0.38 inches
(121.5 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm)
4.07 oz  (116 g)
Battery2460 mAh, 6.66 hours talk time

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