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LG Optimus 7 review

Is LG's Optimus 7 the prime Windows Phone 7 handset?

If you've read other reviews of Windows Phone 7 handsets such as the HTC HD7, HTC 7 Mozart and Samsung Omnia 7, or our already mentioned review of our Windows Phone 7 itself, you'll be familiar with how the operating system stacks up.

There is but a single Home screen, and it contains shortcuts to apps, data and groups of information via 'tiles'. Most of these are square, some are double width, and there is apparently no limit to the number you can have on the Home screen. You scroll vertically to get to them all. You can move them around so that your most used bits and pieces are at the top.

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We've so far found this works okay but not brilliantly. We don't like scrolling too far down to get to an app or bit of data we like, and are just as happy to do a quick horizontal scroll to get to the complete apps list.

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But if you're the kind of person who doesn't have a huge amount on the go at once, we can see that the system could work well for you. Either way there's no doubting that the large, easy to hit icons are a boon.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time6.60 Hour
Product ModelE900 Optimus 7
Screen Size9.7 cm (3.8")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)157 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 7
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), Email, MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height125 mm
Width59.8 mm
Depth11.5 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time330 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameE900 Optimus 7 Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberLGE900 AGBRBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
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