Conclusion: At first glance, the LG Optimus 7 is a great looking handset. Although the screen is gorgeous, the buttons and overall build quality are disappointing. We'd like to see a better camera to set the handset apart, but we definitely approve of the inclusion of Play to DLNA which gives the LG Optimus 7 an edge.
Excerpt: One of the very few existing Windows Phone 7 in the country (actually, the 3rd as of this month), the LG Optimus 7 brings with it more than just the staple WP7 features. Check out our full review of the Optimus 7 after the jump.
Excerpt: The LG Optimus 7 is part of a new breed of handsets mainly because it’s a Windows Phone 7 device, powered by an operating system which is new, fresh but nevertheless with its flaws. Microsoft has set out strict system requirements for Windows Phone 7 but has let the choice for manufacturers to decide upon form factor which, besides the quality of the build, materials used and bundled software, could make a certain device stand out from the rest.
Pros: + Windows Phone 7 is an exciting new mobile OS
Cons: - Windows Phone 7 still lacks key features which we hope will be addressed
Conclusion: Windows Phone 7 is definitely a work in progress. My impression is that the platform was delivered unfinished. However, WP7 is certainly a good start for a new Microsoft project, which will probably become mature once Windows Phone 8 will make its way on the market. I believe that LG's try on a Windows Phone 7 is a success, even if the manufacturer had to abide by Microsoft's strict rules.
Pros: LG Optimus 7 is one of best looking WP7 phone, as it uses high-quality materials and excellent finishes. The bundled LG apps are also a nice addition to the operating system: Panorama shot, ScanSearch and PlayTo. Some of the best features of the device are the good in-call sound, as well as the 5-megapixel camera and the powerful 1GHz CPU. Wi-Fi and DLNA support are also among the strong points of the phone, along with Microsoft Office package and social networking in...
Cons: Unfortunately, the phone's downsides are mostly related to the Windows Phone 7 platform. A big list of unsupported features plagues the operating system: no copy/paste, no storage mode, no file manager, no Bluetooth file transfers, no Flash support, no video-calls support, no multitasking, no tethering. However, a better quality display might be a better idea for a future LG WP7 phone, as well as an improved music sound quality.
Excerpt: The LG Optimus 7 is a touchscreen bar-phone which runs on Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 OS. It's powered by a - Windows Phone 7 typical - Qualcomm QSD8650 CPU at 1 GHz and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)/HSUPA (5.7 Mbps) at 900/1900/2100 MHz which makes it one of the few Windows Phone 7 smartphones which can be also used with North American UMTS networks.
Excerpt: Right with Microsoft's European and Asian Windows Phone 7 launch in October, also LG has announced and launched its first Windows Phone 7 smartphone - the LG Optimus 7 / E900 . Running Windows Phone 7, the LG Optimus 7 is powered by a Qualcomm QSD8650 CPU at 1 GHz. The Optimus 7 supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)/HSUPA (5.7 Mbps) at 900/1900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi b/g/n, an FM radio and the Windows Phone 7 typical aGPS...
VIDEOVIEW: LG Optimus 7 / E900 Windows Phone 7 Unboxing
4 December 2010
Excerpt: The LG Optimus 7 is LG's first smartphone, running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 platform. It's powered by a Qualcomm QSD8650 Snapdragon CPU at 1 GHz and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)/HSUPA (5.7 Mbps) at 900/1900/2100 MHz which allows the use of the device in North America. Furthermore, the Optimus 7 features Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi b/g/n, an FM radio as well as an aGPS receiver, a digital compass and a couple of sensors.