LG Optimus L7 

Released May, 2012
  • Android 4.0.3
  • 3.5G
  • 4.3"
  • 1 GHz
The organizer package also includes a useful voice recorder and a nicely touch-optimized calculator.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
Another nice feature is the inclusion of NFC in the Optimus L7, and LG has also been kind enough to chuck in one of its Tag+ NFC tags into the box with the handset.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2012)
5.9 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the LG Optimus L7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Optimus L7
5.6
AnTuTu

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Optimus L7
5.7
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Optimus L7
5.9
Standby time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Optimus L7
6.7
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com and techradar.com

5.9

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Optimus L7
5.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the LG Optimus L7

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Optimus L7
2,963

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Optimus L7
863

Reviews Word on the street for the LG Optimus L7


6.0
The display sports decent viewing angles and vivid colors, plus its brightness is above average at 450 nits, so outside visibility is decent.

6.5
It may have style, but the LG Optimus L7 doesn't quite hit the mark compared to the competition, with to much thought put into the design making the user experience feel forgotten and rushed.

Overall

6.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

With its large, bright screen, slim 8.7mm waistline, and pleasantly-textured back panel, it is a very comfortable phone to hold in hand.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
Display: The “Floating Mass” technology for the 4.3” IPS-LCD “NOVA” display that LG utilizes in the Optimus L7, means that the screen is closer to the protective glass, allowing for a slimmer device and a brighter display.
by PhoneArena (May, 2012)
The super-sharp and highly responsive screen is a joy to use for typing and sweeping through photos.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2010)

Apps

Email capability is excellent with support for Exchange available out of box, and social media buffs will be pleased with the level of SNS integration as well.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
Still, the Zune software enables you to import music, video and podcasts, albeit the latter at a snail's pace, and the Music and video hub adds in access to an FM radio and to the Marketplace, where you can buy some tunes.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2010)
There isn't an abundance of new widgets that come up with the phone – you can count LG's additions, like SmartWorld for curated apps, on one hand.
by PhoneArena (May, 2012)

Camera

The pictures, however, are soft and sport bland colors, plus some spots easily get overexposed, and inside pics get very noisy, all resulting in below average image quality.
by PhoneArena (May, 2012)
In terms of image quality, the Optimus L7 isn't doing particularly well.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
The panorama mode isn't great when it comes to stitching images.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2012)

Video

The video player has a fairly simple interface, giving you just a list of all the videos on the device.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
720p HD video recording is not an uncommon feature these days, but good quality video at those specs is.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2010)
1080p might be too much to ask, but all of the Optimus L7 competitors are easily doing 720p footage.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)

Design

The angled, muscular body is a bit wider than usual but that's a key part of the L-Style design, which is heavily indebted to the latest Prada phone.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
Introduction: Coming with the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, the LG Optimus L7 is the top shelf representative of the company's new line of affordable handsets with supposedly more appealing L-Style design.
by PhoneArena (May, 2012)
If you value design and build quality, you should definitely consider it.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Size 4.3"
Resolution 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 216 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores Single core
RAM 0.5 GB
Internal storage 2.4 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP
Video resolution 640 x 480 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G
Networks
  1. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. Unknown (7.2 Mb/s)
  5. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  6. HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)

battery

Standby time 36,000 min
Standby time (3G) 43,200 min
Capacity 1,700 mA·h

form factor

Weight 122 g
Thickness 8.7 mm
Size 67 x 125.5 x 8.7 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.0.3
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
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