It seems like LG is upping their game with their latest Android creation, the Optimus L7. Apart from being the latest addition to the Optimus line up, the L7 is surely not going to impress anyone with its spec sheet and design. This does not mean that the L7 is a bad device, it is in fact a great performer in its middle market segment, and frankly it right on par with some older higher end devices and even outperforms them in some areas. The best part about this particular Optimus L7 is that it has been officially released in Asia and Europe today.
The Optimus L7 was first announced back in February at the MWC and since then it has suffered almost no changed at all. You can still find it running on the good old single core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, which among other details features 512 MB of RAM and a rather modest 5 MP camera. The only real perk of this middle class Android smartphone is the 4.3 inches wide WVGA IPS LCD that occupies most of the front part.
The other specs include the usual full suite of connectivity options, but will really set this phone apart from its competition is its operating system. It comes with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, and this a feature that even some of the current crop of high end Android smartphones are yet to achieve. This OS sure sounds like great news on such an old hardware, but there is a small downside in the form of LG’s proprietary user interface it is topped with.
If LG outs the Optimus L7 at a decent price, this might just turn out to be the perfect device for those of us seeking a middle class performer with a large and decent display. For now, LG has opted to release the L7 in a couple of select markets in Asia and Europe, so if you happen to live in them and have already purchased this device feel free to tell us your impressions in the comments section below.