LG Optimus F7 review: Very competitive mid-ranger
The F7 offers a pleasant web browsing experience, as the phone has all the qualities to make it so. It boasts fast 4G LTE connectivity, so pages render instantaneously, while kinetic scrolling, and pinch zooming work just fine as well. The Optimus F7 is not a world phone, as in the US it is a CDMA based smartphone meant to work with US Cellular’s network that offers 4G LTE speeds. LG has also thrown in aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and NFC for a complete set of connectivity.
Call quality is good, except, maybe, for the slight crackle in the earpiece and speakerphone. Voices sound clear and distinctive on both ends of the line, there is a strong volume output in its speakerphone, and the noise canceling mic does its job pretty well.
The phone packs a beefy (on paper) 2540 mAh battery which allows for up to 20 hours of normal usage consisting mostly of web browsing, text messages, viewing emails, and the occasional phone calls, which is not very impressive at all.
Although it is not LG’s most premium device, the LG Optimus F7 is definitely above most other mid-range devices on the market, and can even compete with some higher-end devices, especially when we consider its price of $99.99 with a 2-year contract.
- Sharp generous display
- Cool multi-colored LED notification light
- Very responsive
- Pleasant web browsing experience
- Good call quality
- Average camera quality
- Unimpressive battery life