LG Optimus F7 review: Very competitive mid-ranger
Not many new mid-rage smartphones are being announced, and that’s mainly because of older flagships that tend to occupy this segment, but the LG Optimus F7 is willing to give it a try.
The LG Optimus F7 is in fact an excellent mid-ranger packed with quality specs, such as a vivid 4.7-inch touch screen, an 8-megapixels camera, and a snappy dual-core CPU. And it won’t even cost you a fortune as Boost Mobile announced that the F7 will be available on June 27 for $299.99 off contract, while U.S. Cellular customers can already get it for $99.99 with a two-year agreement.
What is in the box:
- The LG Optimus F7
- microUSB cable
- Wall Charger
- Quick Start Guide
- Product Safety and Warranty Guide
The Optimus F7’s design is rather conventional by LG’s standards, sporting a more than decent plastic body that feels nice in the hand and offers good build quality. The phone is not the glossy variety, however, so it tends to show finger prints and smudges quite easily. Overall, the handset comes with a pleasant design and feels balanced in weight, making it an attractive phone for a mid-ranger.
The LG Optimus F7 packs a nice, generous 4.7-inch 720 x 1280 (720p) IPS-LCD panel that would be good for any of the last year’s high-end devices. It offers a more than decent 312 ppi pixel density to allow you to visualize small details, neutral color production, as well as good outdoor visibility and viewing angles.
A cool thing is that the LG Optimus F7 features a pretty handy LED notification light that pulsates in different colors depending on the notification, outlining the border of its physical home button surrounded by the usual back and menu capacitive keys. The phone’s earpiece, proximity sensor, and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera are all above the display, while around the chrome plated bezel, you will find the power button, volume control, dedicated QuickMemo app button, a 3.5mm headset jack, a noise cancelling microphone, microUSB port, and standard microphone.
The 8-megapixels auto-focus camera with LED flash is on the higher end of the scale with mid-range phones, and comes with the ability to shoot video in 1080p. By opening glossy back casing you gain access to the phone’s 2540 mAh battery, microSIM, and microSD card slots.