LG Optimus 7 4 Stars

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Look and feel

It’s a shame that despite its solid feel and weighty body, the Optimus 7 tends to feel cheap because it has a plastic chassis and a plastic coated metal back.

Ease of use

Windows Phone 7 is a really modern, simple-to-use OS, which means that the Optimus 7 is in the same league as the iPhone when it comes to being user friendly.


Yes, we liked the five-megapixel snapper with auto focus and flash, but what really got us going were the PlayTo app and the ability to sync to Zune and Xbox Live.


The Optimus 7 is the perfect device for browsing the web and emailing, and it also benefits from an excellent touch-screen and a user friendly OS. It’s just a pity making a phone call is such as long-winded procedure.

Battery life

We couldn’t help but be impressed by the battery, which lasted more than a day even when we played music, and ran Wi-Fi, HDSPA and GPS.

Top-notch display; excellent social phonebook; very decent support for webmail; appealing price; cool apps from LG.
Actually making a call is a clunky process; app store has some way to go.
  • Look and Feel 3 Stars
  • Ease of use 4 Stars
  • Features 4 Stars
  • Performance 4 Stars
  • Battery life 4 Stars

Final verdict: 4 Stars

LG has added enough value to its Optimus 7 to put it in the running among the numerous WP7 devices on the market, while WP7 is a really user-friendly system.

Review by Mobile Choice