LG Optimus F7 review: Very competitive mid-ranger

posted at 15 July 2013 by Josh

The The Optimus F7 is running the same Optimus UI skin used by a lot of other recent LG smartphones (and reviewed by us), which comes on top of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. However, the interface features some of the latest useful software tweaks found on LG’s more premium smartphones, such as the QuickMemo app (that allows us to play around with screen shots), QSlide (which allows for improved multi-tasking), Smart Screen (that tracks your eyes to keep the display on), as well as gestures to move widgets, icons or folders.

Since you have such a big screen at your disposal, the on-screen keyboard should provide a pretty nice experience with its ample and very responsive layout.

The Optimus F7 User Interface

Dual-core processors have now become the standard gear for mid-range devices, and the Optimus F7 makes no exception and features a 1.5GHz dual-core ARM based processor backed up by 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 225 GPU to provide a pretty fast and responsive performance. The phone offers 8GB of on-board storage (4.1GB user-available), expandable via a microSD card slot.

The Optimus F7 features an 8-megapixels camera (pretty big for a mid-range device), which, however, produces some rather mediocre photos even when captured outdoors. Details tend to be a bit indistinct, although low lighting shots come out pretty bright, and the LED flash also does a decent job too. The 1080p video recording quality is also average, as it is not much different from still image quality, but it does record smoothly and has quick continuous auto-focus.

You already know what the Google Play Music app can do, but you also have the alternative of sticking with the LG Optimus music player which offers the usual functionality and presentation, as well as a pretty loud speaker.

Video playback quality is simply great, especially since it is a mid-rang device, offering a very smooth playback on a sharp display, and the QSlide functionality allows you to watch a video on top of whatever you are doing.