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LG Optimus L7 Smartphone Review (Page 3)

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 7, 2013 at 7:44 am CST - 1 min, 34 secs time to read this page
Rating: 65%Manufacturer: LG


These mid-range phones are never going to win feature awards, but we do have the inclusion of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. At this price, LG could've chosen to throw in an older version of Android, but they've at least come to the party with ICS.

As with the Optimus L5, LG have dashes of their Optimus UX interface over the top of the Ice Cream Sandwich look, but other than that there's not much else at play here. We have a few additional apps, but the one thing that stands out to me is the amount of Optus apps that are included.

I know this is locked to a specific carrier, but I just hate that. These smartphone reviews can all be subjective, one review to another will be completely different - but a huge downside for me is the amount of apps that they decide you need to have on your phone. I don't want these apps, and worst of all, they even include a shortcut to Facebook on the phone.

I tapped this Facebook app, and it's just a browser with - not the actual app itself. Why? Why would they do this? I have no idea, but it cheapens the phone for me even more.

We have the usual GPS and Wi-Fi tech, but below we have a full breakdown of what's included in the Optimus L7.

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As we stated in the Optimus L5 review, these phones are low- to mid-range handsets, so don't expect to be blown away in the features department. This is how they keep the cost of the phone down, but now that the Nexus 4 is here, I have a hard time justifying these specs when the Nexus 4 is leaps and bounds faster, with more features, and much better tech for just under double the price.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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