LG Optimus 7 Review

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The LG Optimus 7,is a Windows Phone 7 phone, therefore, in many ways a review of the Optimus 7 is a review of the software itself, as the hardware on Windows 7 phones is virtually identical. However, the LG Optimus 7 is one of the smallest Windows Phone 7 handsets available in Europe, especially when you compare this compact handset to heavy duty handsets like the HTC HD7 and the Samsung Omnia 7 ( and the only Windows Phone 7 handset currently available with physical as opposed to touch sensitive buttons). Every operating system has its good and bad points, Windows is no different, but most find that in general Windows Phone 7 is a positive experience when mated with the LG Optimus 7.

The very similar Samsung Omnia 7 actually has a bigger and better screen, but the LG Optimus 7 might just trump the Samsung handset in other areas, its certainly one of the most enjoyable phones to use we have come across. While the LG Optimus 7 cant match the contrast or colour saturation of the Samsung Super AMOLED screen, the TFT of the LG Optimus 7 has an advantage in terms of its higher pixel density, which makes smaller text sizes easier to read.

The LG Optimus 7 feels reassuringly well made, with good overall build quality and it feels solid in the hand with no signs of that
“plasticky” cheapness often found in cheaper models such as creaks or squeaks from the handset while in use. When you first power up the LG Optimus 7 you are greeted with the red Vodafone brand by default but this can easily changed in the settings menu. The LG Optimus 7 is a fully loaded smartphone with that 3.8 inch TFT touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera and the acclaimed 1GHz Snapdragon processor chipset with 16Gb of RAM on board. Measuring just 125mm x 59.8mm x 11.5mm with a weight of 140g, the compact dimensions do well to hide the considerable power under the hood.

The combination of Optimus 7 hardware and Windows Phone 7 operating system work perfectly well with applications opening almost instantly and switching between apps happening in a flash. Of course the same can be said about all the other Windows Phone 7 handsets on the market like the HTC HD7, Samsung Omnia 7 and HTC 7 Mozart. Like those other phones, the LG Optimus 7 will also have access to Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Zune services for accessing your favourite music and games on your mobile device.

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