sandesh, 17 Mar 2013it says 512MB RAM but the actual fact is that the RAM is only close to 380MB....I call this Di... moreNope, it is actually the same thing as static memory calculation (HDD described as 500GB has 468GB) because the rest of memory is hidden from you, cached (preformated) for upcoming processes or reserved for hardware, there is no Android phone in the world that has exact amount of memory as described in specs and there's nothing to do about it.
Sorry, а type error! What I meant was:
- install the latest official ROM (V10K for P700)
Out of the box this is just another average [smart]phone (with a GREAT screen and battery life, though).
But with a little googling and tweaking this is a REAL WINNER!!! Just do some searches and then:
- install the latest official ROM (V10i for P700)
- root the phone
- install CWM Rcovery
- tweak the GPU performance
- install BeatsAudio or AC!D Audio mod
- install video recording tweaks
- install a new kernel supporting swapping
- install RemountSD in order to use SD Card for large games/application
What you get after the above is a phone EXCEEDING Sansung Galaxy II in performance, but with a better and brighter screen and twice the battery life! Now even heavy 3D games like Real Racing 3, Dead Space, GTA 3 etc.
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2013can display 720p vido?no,not in inbuilt player,but can play with MX PLAYER.
Yeah,sure sola much better than it in same price although LG and Sony make real phones
this phone does not have 720p capability, just a normal 5MP camera with VGA video
If you want to buy the L7, be aware this model isn't for heavy games, just for the simple (I'd say up to Sims 3 / Need For Speed / Temple Run maybe some more optimized high-end games too), it also can multi-task but only expect a good performance when switching between "light" apps (like the stock ones, Messages, Gallery, all of them run very well, fluid, or very well done market apps). A few lags exist if you have gone through many apps, like, the keyboard will lag a little but it'll get back to normal after. My view is it requires some software updates and LG promised Jelly Bean, and Facebook is re-doing their app completely to run better on Android, so we can expect it'll get better.
The MAJOR GOOD POINT of this phone is that it has a big screen and its brightness level is very good, so it's perfect for watching videos and images, and it has the frontal camera which is lacking in Sony xperia Sola which gives possibility to Skype.
The phone's size isn't too big, the screen hits the right spot in my opinion, and it's very light to hold really! It feels good on the hand and it's cute.
In the end this all depends on your needs. The price in my country is the same as Sony xperia Sola which presumably has better performance (dual-core processor and graphics chip) but then you lose the frontal camera and a some screen size (and this model is stuck on ICS by the official Sony means...), so the choice is personal...
I don't know, now in 2013 you may be able to buy something better, LG is launching L-series II, Optimus F5 and F7, they'll leave L7 in the past and will be much better mid-end. The price might be a little high at launch but it may adjust rapidly after that's what I hope...
Huawei U8860 Honor or LG Optimus L7 P705 !!!
Please answer fast and why !
sandesh, 17 Mar 2013it says 512MB RAM but the actual fact is that the RAM is only close to 380MB....I call this Di... moreIt works like that in any phone, it isn't just LG.
512 MB is the total RAM, some is used by the system and background processes. You'll find this specification for every other phones to work the same, just part of the total is available to user.
Yes this Phone is upgradeable to jellybean, lg announced it a month ago with the l9 and 4x hd. The leak for the 4x hd was released and soon the l7 will also be realease. It will definetely make the phone faster as of project butter.
it says 512MB RAM but the actual fact is that the RAM is only close to 380MB....I call this Dirty Cheating..Somebody should take action against LG..
I have used this phone for about 3 weeks and simply what you are getting is Galaxy S (1st gen) with 4.3" display. It does have best display and slim design for this price range but this phone is seriously underpowered. The hardware simply can't handle Android OS. Even typing the keyboard can be slow and lag. If are expecting that for this price range that this could be device for you but if you are not, than get at least either dual core Android device or WP device.
Sujit, 14 Mar 2013Does it support wi-fi tethering?yep :) i use it all the time
works fairly well
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2013This phone is good but i am a bit dissapointed with the battery life.. it will continue on dec... more8 gb, and avg,bbc,cnn,talking tom,angry birds,skype,whattsapp,viber,juice defender,ccleaner,mx player, just get these from google play you will be happy.
>> can tell me anybody how can I move apps. to sd?
Simply google for the application RemountSD v1.3 and install it. Then run it an enter the following new mount paths for your memory cards:
Interne SD = /mnt/sdcard
External SD = /mnt/sdcard/external_sd
Target External SD Card = /mnt/sdcard
Then press the [Execute remount] button and you are good to go - now your external SD card memory space is ADDED to your internal card (which is 2.7GB big). If you have a 16GB external card you will get a total volume of +18GB memory space after the remount which is sufficient for almost anything. NO movement of ANY application will be necessary since your EXPAND your internal memory and do not swap/substitute it. NO need to install and use apps2sd or any other software of the kind.
I'm using this configuration for more than a year now an never experienced low space issues.
NOTE: The above settings are working ONLY with official LG ROMs. For custom Jelly Bean ROMs there have to be entered other path names... but it still works!
@max - There is still no official Jelly Bean, but you can try unofficial CyanogenMod10 Jelly Bean based ROM. WARNING: This is still in BETA STAGE and some stuff is not working properly, but it is improving really fast and a stable version is expected in few weeks.
Simply keep an eye for updates here - http://get.cm/?device=p700 .