Since 2012, LG has divided the range of Android-smartphone into two groups: G-series and L-series. In the first drop top devices such as the LG Optimus G, LG Optimus G Pro, and in the second, the entry-and mid-price segments, for example, LG Optimus L3, LG Optimus L5 and LG Optimus L7. This year, the manufacturer updated the line, adding to its model of LG Optimus L4 II. Each of the L-series device has a proprietary design, and the twin brother of fellow work with two SIM-cards. Such smart not only have an additional slot for SIM, but have a somewhat different design and the material of the rear housing. Our readers have already had the opportunity to get acquainted with the representatives of the devices available L-Style, as well as the most expensive of them – LG Optimus L7 II Dual. In this review, we consider odnosimny version of Optimus L7 II.
Design and ergonomics
South Korean manufacturer has always placed at the center of design. Evidence that is more than enough, so there is nothing surprising in the fact that the line L-Style is positioned as a stylish and youth. Some design elements LG Optimus L7 II repeated LG Optimus G , some LG Optimus G Pro and it certainly adds to its advantages. When you take your smart phone in hand, a feeling of a kind of toy is so unusually small dimensions at L7 II after Optimus G, not to mention Optimus G Pro. This contributes to the relatively light weight of 118 grams. Despite all this, one manufacturer still has not gone on about fashion and did another smartphone “the most delicate”, and has equipped his child impressive battery capacity. Find a smartphone with a battery of 2460 mAh is not so easy, not to mention the fact that it was a smartphone with a 4.3-inch display.
So, what is the LG Optimus L7 II? It’s a rectangle with slightly chamfered corners and the rear of the housing. The front panel consists entirely of plastic and has a oleophobic coating. Here there are: proximity sensor slot for the speaker eye VGA-camera, display, mechanical Home button and two touch – the “Menu” and “Back”. The light sensor is not present. But there is a LED-backlight keys around the Home, who is able to burn all the colors of the rainbow. Design element reminiscent of LG Optimus G Pro, just this is the key, but with the LG Optimus G hero of the review brings together a thin silver frame around the perimeter of the body. Visually it separates smartphone into two parts: an upper with a display and a lower control keys and the battery.
On the side of the body are: Power / Lock key (right), the volume rocker and the Quick Button (left). Last programmed via a menu where the user can assign it the performance of any act or launch an application. The keys have a notch in the form of centric circles, which allows you to find them in the blind without much difficulty. At the ends of the shell are: Micro-USB connector and the microphone hole spoken (bottom) and a 3.5 mm jack and a microphone for noise reduction (top).
The back side is covered by a removable glossy panel that shimmers in the light due to a peculiar pattern and pearl inclusions. Here you can see the camera module, framed by a metal frame, LED flash, logo and two slots for the speaker with the small projection in between. To remove the cover, there is no separate recesses. Most convenient way to take it off for prying hole in the USB-connector on the bottom. Under the hood is hidden battery, the SIM and memory cards. The latter supports hot-swappable.
Build Quality LG Optimus L7 II – excellent. The case does not creak, not pressed, and the details do not play.
The operating system and shell
Detailed description of Android 4.1.2 and proprietary shell LG Optimus UI 3.0 can be found in the review of LG Optimus L7 II.
Similarly, his brother dvuhsimochny LG Optimus L7 II Dual, it uses a hardware solution from Qualcomm – a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Play (MSM8225). About that, what the user can expect LG Optimus L7 II: performance, video playback, work with wireless modules, can be found in the review of LG Optimus L7 Dual II . When you connect your smartphone to the PC from 1.78 GB of internal memory available to the user a little more than a gigabyte.
If we compare the results of the autonomy of LG Optimus L7 II and Optimus L7 II Dual, will be on the winning side of the first, which is to be expected, given the presence of two SIM-cards in the second. The difference amounts to almost half an hour at peak load, or almost 100 points in Antutu Tester. Quite substantially. This suggests that the average user LG Optimus L7 II can count on 3-5 days of operation at typical load, or 1.5-2 days with the active use of social networks, automatic synchronization of multiple accounts, often working with a camera and a few hours of listening music every day. For fun, we decided to see how many will work smartphone lying on a table with an active SIM and automatic synchronization of two accounts on WiFi. The result can be seen on one of these screens, although we have not had the patience to complete the test, we stopped when the device worked for almost 5 days, and the battery still had 39%. That is, in this mode, LG Optimus L7 II could easily work for a week.
As in the previous two sections to understand what constitutes a 4.3-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels, you need to refer to the review analogue.
Unlike the LG Optimus L7 II Dual, camera which has not made a proper impression on us, the camera in the LG Optimus L7 II leaves a little more pleasant experience. Assess the quality of pictures and videos taken LG Optimus L7 II can by the following examples.
The most attractive aspect of LG Optimus L7 II are the design, autonomy, IPS-display, a proprietary interface and build quality. Among the things that would have been improved – the glass instead of plastic on the front and add a light sensor.
Overall smartphone deserves a good thing, especially considering reduce cost. Buyers should pay attention to the LG Optimus L7 II in cases where they are looking for a smartphone, which harmoniously integrated design, the relative compactness and excellent endurance.
+ Build Quality
+ Corporate interface Optimus UI 3.0
+ The presence of a soft key
+ Supplement Safety Care
+ The minimum brightness of the display
+ Affordable price
Do not like it
– Plastic instead of glass on the front panel
– The maximum resolution of the recorded video
– No light sensor
– The maximum brightness of the display
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