LG Optimus L7, The Classy Droid

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LG Optimus L7Two years ago, in May 2012, the Koreans from LG released a pretty cool smartphone, the LG Optimus L7. This baby is a good looking droid, actually one can say that what we’re dealing here is a designer smartphone, because it looks that good! But don’t let the good looks deceive you. Regularly, sexy smartphones come with a hefty price tag, but this is not the case. The L7 looks awesome yet is a very affordable and even capable companion. Packing an awesome 4.3 inches wide screen (the IPS type) and featuring Android Ice Cream Sandwich inside, it doesn’t sound bad at all, does it? Another strong selling point of the Optimus L7 is its rich connectivity package, that includes Wi-FI, BlueTooth and even NFC. Being well designed and well built, with an appealing price tag and a very slim waist, the L7 makes for the perfect mid-range droid, if you’re into last year’s technology. But make no mistake : even if the LG doesn’t come with the latest bells and whistles, it can do absolutely everything a capable smartphone can do, i.e. surf the web, take photos/videos and so on and so forth.
If you’re feeling interested about such kind of a device, check out the following review and find what this fellow is capable of!
First of all, let’s take a look at its design.The LG Optimus L7 measures 125.5 x 67 x 8.7 mm and has a weight of 122 grams, so it’s light, easy to slip into pockets and you’ll also enjoy managing it, as it sits comfy in your hands. Its appearance is dominated by some straight lines and an angular shape which I very much like, as the smartphone looks nice and stylish. It feels nicely put together and the textured back hits the spot, as it offers a good hand grip and rejects fingerprints.
On the front, the Optimus L7 keeps a 4.3 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a pixel density of 217 ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It’s not something to write home about, but offers a decent image quality, with good viewing angles and contrast and bright colors.
The Optimus L7 comes loaded with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and its user interface has been nicely customized by LG for improving the user experience, which is very pleasant. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon chipset with a 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card. Despite its modest specs, the phone is pretty snappy and occupies a nice spot in the mid-range area.
For snapping pictures, the Optimus L7 is equipped with a 5 megapixels camera with autofocus that takes photos at a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and has a LED flash companion for assisting in low light conditions. The camera application holds support for geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, scenes, effects and so on. The photos produced offer a good image quality (for a 5 MP snapper), with accurate colors, good contrast and pretty good amount of resolved detail.
The video camera isn’t much, as it shoots VGA videos at 30 fps, but hey, it’s better than nothing. A front facing camera for making video calls is also present.
For audio and video playback, you have some neat players. The first one features equalizer presets and enables you to search for track information on the Internet or find its YouTube video. The video player knows how to manage DivX, XviD, MP4 or WMV files and also handles subtitles. The Dolby Mobile sound enhancement joins the party too.
Some other cool, useful stuff offered by the LG Optimus L7 are a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support, a wealthy connectivity package which includes support for quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G with HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and so on. Back to the list of features, we also have here an FM Radio, a capable browser for surfing the web, the Polaris application for viewing and editing document files, an YouTube application and much more.
Altogether, the LG Optimus L7 is a nice mid-range device and, while looking great in your palm, it will try its best to fulfill your needs – all these for a small amount of money. I was especially pleased by its huge 1700 mAh battery and the bullet proof Gorilla Glass display, along with its ergonomic design.
LG Optimus L7 in a palm

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