Optimus L7 II - £160
Why this smartphone is built for you
The LG Optimus L7 II
The Optimus L7 II is larger and more powerful than both its sister devices, the L3 II and L5 II. It is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. It promises to be a very capable device and offers much of the functionality of some flagships, though at a more reasonable price.
This phone has a 4.3 inch touchscreen that displays in 217PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The L7 II has an 8MP (voice controlled) camera, can record video in up to 480p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz dual core processor and 0.8GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 27 out of 100.
The L7 II has an estimated battery life of around 12 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2460mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Optimus L7 II comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The L7 II has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It has NFC which allows you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. The L7 II can also connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from your phone wirelessly.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Optimus L7 II Dual) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Optimus L7 II has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The LG Optimus L7 II boasts good functionality and an attractive array of features. It is likely to appeal to both first time and returning smartphone buyers and is a strong addition to LG's Optimus range.