Just bought it, but not what I expected from an Android phone. It's not even worth finding on street. If you want a good android, I recommend you get a Sony or a Nexus. Just sayin'.
N0rm, 02 Apr 2013@bernard
"Thing should be made simple, but not simpler than necessary!"
Nokia X6 has flight/airplane mode, I just didn't have the need to use it. Some hardware differences between X6 and L7 are: L7 has bigger screen, NFC and memory card slot, on the other hand X6 has two loudspeakers which gives better sound quality, camera has better picture quality, dual LED, battery lasts longer and FM radio with RDS. There was a lot of apps available for downolad for Nokia, ones that I installed on X6 now I have on L7. Things that I didn't like on X6: as I already said – no memory card slot and out-of-the-box absence of apps which, for example, were preinstalled on dumb Nokia 6288 like measure converter or apps that were simply better on 6288 like calculator. That leads me to this conclusion:
In order to be succesfull, operating system has to have a great ecosystem that consists of users and developers. I think that both OSes are great but Android is much greater than Symbian…for developers. For users it's just a key to an app store and here are few examples why I think so:
Alarm – what would developers of apps you suggested do if you had an option I described
Maps and navigation – what whould Sygic, iGO MyWay etc. do if you had preinstalled fully functional maps and nav like it was on Nokia
App drawer – what would developers do if you had your apps organized like in Smart launcher or on Nokia. I'm aware of sorting apps in folders but it's not the same thing.
Lockscreen – In my opinion it is just another obstacle and here is why: what i want with a simple push on a button a look on my locked homescreen which I populated with widgets of my interest like weather and agenda. Now, developers know of that problem so there are apps available for download like transparent lockscreen or lockscreen with widgets. Nokia X6 has physical unlocking switch which at first i thought it was kind of odd but now I think it was a good thing.
Most of those apps costs money, not to mention data fees and lost time just to set up basic functions. That leads us to another question: how much money does Android phone, in our case LG L7, really costs?
And here is another observasion: my wife owns Nokia Asha 300 and difference between Asha 300 and LG L7 in favor of L7 is: GPS, NFC, LED flash. Screen is questionable because it depends on ones taste – she wanted a phone with physical keyboard. She can surf the web, take pictures, share files all over the web, there are social network apps like facebook etc. And Asha 300 is a „dumb“ phone.
At the and I would like to give you a fun fact: computer that was used by NASA for calculations and launching during Apollo missions was, in hardware terms, very much like Nokia 3310.
rafaelluik, 29 Mar 2013LOL, Android smartphones are not meant to be turned off (restarted) so often. It wastes batter... moreWell i read all your comments guys and i am telling you i bought my phone about three months ago .. i am using a TSF Shell .. which is a very heavy launcher instead of the stock one .. i disabled most of the stock apps that i don't use like talk, google +, maps and even the contact App replacing it with a third party app...
i tried using auto killing apps and it turned to be a battery eater in fact ... so i removed it after reading an article explaining what the RAM actually do (reducing battery draining) ..
now whenever i leave my phone not using it (i turn off my data plan or WiFi) and using only gsm with this it doesnt drain any battery .. i used to take it off the charger and leave it and sleep for 7 hrs and wake up check my battery is still 100% ..
if i had during asleep five or six missed calls .. i woke up to see the battery is like 99% .. (i have sounds up high and vibration is on)
and if i left the Data on (facebook, twitter, email, sync, whatsapp, viber all on i find from 97-95 % battery ramaining
i Only restart my phone once every two days .. i used to play on it games and use the internet and it lasts with me working time like 8-10 hrs ... before that it was only 6 hrs exactly
lg optimus l7 ...how do i increase the sound in my mobile,, its very low
"Thing should be made simple, but not simpler than necessary!"
Smartphones are "smart" for a reason - they are "smart" enough to run software. So almost anything you did with an old plain NOKIA some years ago now could be done on Android using some sort of a program.
NFC was given just as an example of usage of advanced technology to your benefit. It was not the only and of course - not the best way - just one of the MANY approaches to the problem.
Of course same events (flight mode + deep sleep + alarm ON), could be triggered by a simple press of a button - i.e. some Android application. 30secs on Google and here is one of the MANY such apps - "Sleep offline airplane mode" (check for this name in the market).
So you install the app, when needed press its icon and your phone will go to deep sleep mode with all communications off and alarm prepared to wake you up.
Please explain to me what is the difference between this and switchining the old NOKIA off?!? Or it is simply the fact that the old phones did not have "flight mode" and "CPU sleep mode"?
N0rm, 01 Apr 2013@bernard
Regarding this "Phone Off - Alarm On" thingie...
Do you have P700? If... moreThanks for the advice, that is interesting but:
things like mobile (smart)phones should make our lives simpler not more complicated. I'm asking you, and please be honest, which method is simpler: push a button and phone goes off or a method you described? I'm sorry, my friend, but with this android approach i feel that I've lost a little bit of freedom. And that is, to say at least, puzzling because android is built on top of linux kernel and under open source licence (I'm a linux based os user on my pc and I value freedom in software).
But let's get back to the famous alarm problem: let's say I have to go on a trip. On a couple of occasions I forgot to pack my charger, and now I have to worry about NFC tag too? What if I forget both? I guess I'll just have to buy one of those old winding alarm clocks ;)
Here is something for all of you to think about: I've posted this "problems" on a linux oriented website. One of the answers I got is that symbian is bad OS and it's market share is proof of that. Than I asked that person: if a quality of an OS is proven by it's market share does it mean that windows XP is the best PC OS there is, followed by couple of Microsoft OS-es and linux based OS is garbage? I'm asking you the same question: if android is best there is than why don't you (if you don't) use linux based OS on your PC? Or if Windows is the best OS why not use Windows mobile phone?
islam first, 31 Mar 2013i bought this phone and its really cool but why didnt it come with nfc NFC is available for the P700 model, but not P705 .Therefore it depends which model you are getting.
Regarding this "Phone Off - Alarm On" thingie...
Do you have P700? If so simply use "the power of NFC". Set an NFC tag on your bedside table and program the NFC function for this tag on the phone to
a) switch to "plane mode"
b) kill all apps
c) put phone in "deep sleep" mode
Mission accomplished! Your alarm will sound at the correct time, but there will be no battery drain since all appls, WiFi and BT are off, and no "early bird warnings", because the phone module is off too :)
I understand the Symbian approach - make the alarm clock separate from the operating system, but times change and this is already outdated - welcome to the new world of NFC :D
rafaelluik, 31 Mar 2013"That is waste of energy because even when the phone is fully charged, charger still cons... moreTry to imagine this: around 9.00 PM you switch off your phone, plug the charger in it, and, since it's off, it'll charge faster. After it's done, unplug everything, and you can go to sleep knowing that your expensive phone will wake you up in the morning and that you saved power and a small amount of money. And, as bonus, you eliminated the possibility of fire caused by overheating.
Is that science fiction? Come on man, dumb phones can do it, symbian phones can do it, even a pc can be programmed to turn on at specific time.
There is no chance that the phone consumes more power being turned off and, after 8 hours, turn on, than 8 hours in airplane mode.
i bought this phone and its really cool but why didnt it come with nfc
bernard, 30 Mar 2013Since more than one of you responded to my post I'm writing this post rather than replying to ... more"That is waste of energy because even when the phone is fully charged, charger still consumes power."
Ok. Well you can disconnect it then. The time it's disconnected will waste battery and the next time you plug it to charge you'll waste the same amount of energy to recharge as you would by letting it there charging anyway.
Turn it off, and then turn on again when you want, it'll waste more battery.
Radiation: where's scientific proof?
Since more than one of you responded to my post I'm writing this post rather than replying to each one of you.
First of all thanks for your advices, but what I wanted to prove when I compared Symbian Nokia X6 and Lg L7 Android is: What or how much did I get out-of-the-box? On Lg i got less.
Do you remember when people complained about some features or lack of it on Apple phones? Apple's respond was: You are doing it wrong. Somehow I get the feeling that the meaning of some replies is just that: You are doing it wrong.
But it doesn't matter because Jelly Bean is here!!! And you know what happened after I upgraded my phone? I opened application manager and among other apps recomended for installation/update there it was: stock, default whatever you want to call it: FILE MANAGER!
I have tried it and it is nice, simple and intuitive. When you open it there are only two folders: internal and external card. You can't see hidden or root files just as it's suppose to be for everyday user. For people like me who likes to poke in every single folder, there are other file managers available, not to mention terminal emulator.
Now I'm a little bit happier, but I still can't forgive alarm.
t shouldn't be like that, that some piece of hardware determinates the way we live. Please, try to understand that people do not believe when someone says that mobile phone doesn't radiate when it is in airplane mode. Someone mentioned that most people charge their phones when they are asleep. That is waste of energy because even when the phone is fully charged, charger still consumes power.
bernard, 27 Mar 2013Thanks for the recomendation.
I have already instaled NavFree but i'll try this one also.
... moreLOL, Android smartphones are not meant to be turned off (restarted) so often. It wastes battery clearing RAM and reloading everything. Just keep it on with no data connections active and it won't waste many battery. Most people leave the phone charging overnight anyway.
I'm sure your old Nokia can't run any of the new apps available for smartphones, be it Play Store or iOS app store, you can't compare multi-tasking and other features also.
About the file management... I think dumb phones have gallery as part of file managers. Smartphones have the gallery separated to give it simplicity. You won't be 100% of the time organizing your folders and files anyway so just organize it sometimes when you need it and access the gallery normally. It isn't an extra step in any way on daily usage.
Just bought this phone, and i may say that it is good, and worth for the money. I have experience with LG p500 and Lg e3 and i can say that it were OK too.