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LG Optimus L7 review: L-egant droid

LG Optimus L7 review: L-egant droid - read the full textA fashion phone for the designer-challenged. Last season's Prada at knockdown prices. The LG Optimus L7 will have to face comparisons with the latest Prada phone by LG and we cannot think of many that will swing in its favor. But there's no...

 

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  • 2012-06-24 13:03
  • wcY}

I have the phone. Overall experience is okay. Sorely lacking is the HD video recording and sometimes slowdowns while multitasking. Battery life is good for an Android phone. The firmware seems not optimized well enough, as it constantly use CPU cycles and RAM even when idle. LG offers only 4GB of internal storage, which only 2.7GB is available for user (as "Internal SD"). Inserting an external microSD card will not help, since apps will always be installed to "internal SD", thus making the microSD only for user data (music, films, books that you copy from PC). So, installing big games like Grand Theft Auto III or FIFA 12 is currently out of the question.

In this price point, I think only HTC One V and the Optimus L7 is offering budget phones. One V wins in the camera and better CPU, but loses on the screen size and thinness (and probably battery life). But, you can also look for Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc (or Arc S), which price is probably only 30-40 dollars more expensive, but have better camera, better CPU (albeit also single-core), bigger internal storage, and also will be updated to ICS in a few weeks time. But, then again, you'll be buying a near EOL device with the Arc.

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  • 2012-06-24 07:46
  • uECH

I wish GSM would've done synthetic benchmark with phones within the same price range. What's the point of including only phones twice the price? It doesn't answer the question how this phone compared to other phones of the same price level.

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  • 2012-06-23 00:58
  • wYB3

> In reply to Mikael @ 2012-06-05 16:06 from utug - click to readhey, don't be stupid.. MALI 400 and Adreno 205 is for mid-high end phone.. This is a budget phone, so don't compare them..

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  • 2012-06-22 09:44
  • 95M}

Does it support WVGA in video playback?

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  • 2012-06-20 13:25
  • 7wkm
  • Zikriya mehdi Kirgav
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I am using lg optimus One very good battery backup lg optimus is really good series phones display quality is very good i luff LG Life's Good:):)

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  • 2012-06-18 22:31
  • t1$E

gorilla glass w 4.3 inch ips display...hmmm

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  • 2012-06-17 01:19
  • Kix7

> In reply to T.I.Syah @ 2012-06-12 05:54 from sS{t - click to readfirstly..galaxy ace battery ace's battery is poorer than almost every other androids,cheaper or expensive one.
secondly, $50 is a huge difference in a crowded & competative android phone market
finally this one has 1700mah battery with piss-poor outdated SoC, and hence its battery is iys strongpoint.
And this is why its irrelevant to compare it to Galaxy Ace.

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  • 2012-06-16 15:14
  • tRpH

You can in fact edit the toggles on the notification bar. In the "Edit" menu just press the little icon with the pencil and three lines.

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  • 2012-06-13 06:05
  • 8113

> In reply to Mikael @ 2012-06-10 04:06 from utu7 - click to readIn my country Indonesia LG L7 price only less 25 - 50 USD than Galaxy Ace

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  • 2012-06-12 05:54
  • sS{t

> In reply to charles1986 @ 2012-06-05 16:20 from N9@S - click to readmaybe samsung think because ics need more RAM... ICS with 512MB RAM = GB with 256MB RAM so?? :D atleast ICS Need minimum 800MB RAM or 1GB RAM for non value pack :o

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  • 2012-06-11 12:17
  • U}}x

> In reply to T.I.Syah @ 2012-06-08 12:59 from sS{t - click to readWhy the F are u comparing this phone to a budget phone like S.Galaxy Ace ?

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  • 2012-06-10 04:06
  • utu7

> In reply to T.I.Syah @ 2012-06-08 12:58 from sS{t - click to readAlso battery life is longer than battery life in S.Galaxy Ace

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  • 2012-06-08 12:59
  • sS{t

If you starting bore with S.Galaxy Ace it's time to change with LG L7. I found many think that I can not find in Galaxy Axe

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  • 2012-06-08 12:58
  • sS{t

Why no comment about battery live? That is really good for this one! (2/3 days of using, 20/30hours)

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  • 2012-06-07 00:31
  • mLh$

more stylish than other smartphones

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  • 2012-06-06 01:18
  • 0Iwe

more stylish than other smartphones

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  • 2012-06-06 01:14
  • 0Iwe

lg realise ics for old user...anyway i never bye something from lg,it`s a liar company.l7 so poor

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  • 2012-06-05 18:46
  • 0k@Y

> In reply to nice @ 2012-06-05 07:34 from 6uK} - click to readGood good comment. Samsung should learn from lg and others that ics can be fitted into a 512 ram hardware.

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  • 2012-06-05 16:24
  • N9@S

My Gosh!
I am getting more and more upset with samsung. This beauty here has 512 ram with every other hardware arguable lesser than the samsung galaxy s. Yet the guys at sam says my samsung will never get the ics treatment. Why?

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  • 2012-06-05 16:20
  • N9@S

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