This phone is complete garbage with factory software. The quality control at the factory leaves much to be desired as well. My first one lagged to the point that I became so frustrated, I decided to throw it at the ground... VERY HARD. The second one I got (insurance covered it), the camera was broken from the factory. The third one I got, I rooted and started freezing applications with Titanium backup. It went from an unusable, laggy pile of garbage to an almost-tolerable phone that only lags/crashes 50% of the time instead of every time. If I ever regretted anything in my life, it was buying this phone. I am very disappointed with my purchase, and plan to never own one of these again. I deal with a significant amount of mobile devices, so I stand very strong behind my claims that this phone is better as a paperweight than a device you would rely on for anything else past a flashlight.
MARS, 05 Jul 2013when i was using ICS generally i was getting 132MB RAM and which connect to Skype its was come... moreWell, background services are killing this phones memory. These are situations where another core is needed. At this moment I have 102MB free, When I open Skype or Viber, amount of RAM falls on 74MB and it fills little by little. When it reaches critical amount (10MB or less), phone becomes dead-slow and it starts to shutdown processes and services, even the app that runs in foreground (I listen music, music suddenly stops).
I recommend that you uninstall apps that you don't use (especially those which are running background services).
Quite interesting. After upgrading to JB, all i can say us that performance did improve. Doesnt lag as used to with ICS. Its actually smooth 80% of the time.
johnny301092, 03 Jul 2013There must be some tech issue with your ICS > JB upgrade, I notice no problems at all, just... morewhen i was using ICS generally i was getting 132MB RAM and which connect to Skype its was come down to 85 MB. nAfter I upgrade to JB im getting RAM in between 60-75MB normal and when skype working it goes down to 25- 30 MB sometime 0MB. two time i taken this phone to ser cent. for upgrade but no use
MARS, 03 Jul 2013pls dont upgrade to jb as it kill your memory space and speed. jb upgradation is disappointing... moreThere must be some tech issue with your ICS > JB upgrade, I notice no problems at all, just improvements, ROM remained as it was, 2.7GB in size. Same thing for RAM, about 387MB RAM, more free RAM on standby than on ICS.
Visit service or something.
pls dont upgrade to jb as it kill your memory space and speed. jb upgradation is disappointing. im going to change my handset
Janice, 02 Jul 2013Should I buy this phone?
I've heard it is slow but is it super slow.. I cant afford too expen... moreEvery phone is slow if you overfill it with apps, especially with background service which apps cause.
Generally, on JB, phone is the quickest in its range (sometimes quicker than dualcore Xperia U!), but slower than "famous" phones like iPhones, Galaxies, etc.
Camera quality is drastically improved on JB, flash finally has its use (there was a decent delay on ICS). Apps work great, even the intensive-ones.
Of course, because it is a singlecore, it has "flees" and sometimes can be dead slow and later on extremely quick.
This was my user experience after 4 months usage. I am very satisfied. I would recommend it to everyone with shallow pockets.
Should I buy this phone?
I've heard it is slow but is it super slow.. I cant afford too expensive.
Just want a good camera with flash and an ok size, not over 4.0 inch.. I want soothing simple just for apps, a few games and gmail. Will this work?
This is a nice phone but, it is so slow and eat my ram so much.i want to upgrade to jellybean...what is the size of jellybean update?anyone please help me!
uddyrocks, 28 Jun 2013Alright, so yesterday i installed Jellybean from this phone by flashing it with a hong kong ve... moreMy LG L7 is sooooooooo slow ....how can update my software or whatever so its a lot faster?????!!!!!!!!
hi I like to ask why my phone eat a lot of ram actually it use 340+MB ram is been used just only 40+MB is free. that why my unit its getting slow. i have some games that i downloaded but im never play always im doing is mostly facebook or viber. hope you can help me
at the alarm sound there is a song thats called highlight.. any one knows the real name of the song?
Alright, so yesterday i installed Jellybean from this phone by flashing it with a hong kong verions v20c as Australia will not be getting the update because Optus seimply cant be stuffed security checking. Anyway i installed it and i have to say this phone turned into a dual coer beast. Games like temple run 2 and subway surf run with no lag. Os is now lag free and overall its awesome! And theres cool features like telling it to take photos. So if you are locked ot optus in Australia then go and download the Hong Kong version with the latest update. I downloaded v20c as that was the latest in Hong Kong. And my sim works perfectly.
how do i improve the speed of this phone? its barely a week old and very slow. i havent installed many apps in it yet... help
narval13068, 23 Jun 2013after getting from iphone 5 on this phone you can actually see the difference.this phone lags ... moreL7 is an entry level model now in 2013 everyone should go with at least L9 or L7 II to get a great experience. If you want to compare to iPhone 5 you should be looking for more expensive and powerful phone than L7.
Some games lag because of pure laziness of the developers to optimize it correctly with different textures to low-end models though it's not really the phone's fault.