The LG Optimus 7 comes in a black color which is the only one available. It is nice at the first view and feels good at touch. Its front is dominated by the 3.8 inches screen and on the bottom it has the back, home and search buttons. The buttons aren’t touch sensitive; they are physical and they aren’t illuminated but after you get used with the Optimus7 you will handle these buttons very easy in dark.
I mentioned about the screen that it has 3.8 inches. The display supports a 480×800 pixels and a pixel density of 246ppi. It is protected by a Gorilla Glass screen. In sun light conditions you can see something on the display but the image is not so good. The Optimus7 measures 125×59.8×11.5mm and weighs 157g. It is a bit too big and heavy for a 3.8 inches phone.
The 5MP camera is decent. It takes good photos in sun light but in artificial light you need to be lucky to obtain a good photo. It has LED flash, autofocus, anti shake and scene detecting. Video recording is made at 720p with 24 fps. Unfortunately no secondary camera is available.
Listening to music and watching videos are made through the Zune media player, an application preinstalled in the Windows Phone 7.
At connectivity isn’t much to say. It has EDGE up to 236 Mbps, HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi b/g/n protocols, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB slot, FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS and compass, accelerometer, proximity and light sensors. In brief it has all you need.
The hardware configuration is composed from a Qualcomm QSD8650 Snapdragon chipset, a Scorpion processor clocked at 1GHz, an Adreno 200 GPU, 512Mb of RAM and 512Mb of ROM. The internal storage has 16 GB and there is no expansion possibility. There are some apps that have lag but otherwise the Optimus7 is working well.
The 1500 mAh battery used in a normal way with internet connection, email, Twitter, Facebook, calls and some browsing can last about 1 day. It depends on each person what does with the phone.
I won’t bore you with any other irrelevant details. Overall the LG Optimus 7 is a great smartphone with Windows Phone. It isn’t my type maybe because it has Windows Phone but I liked its display and battery. The mat black color fits nice on the phone. The lack of legibility in sunshine is not a disadvantage and the 16GB storage can be an advantage. If you would like a Windows Phone smartphone go for the LG Optimus7 and search good deals with it and other phones on www.mobilephonedeals.com.