LG Optimus 7 review

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

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When it comes to messaging, Windows Phone 7 has the major bases nicely covered. Setting up a lot of accounts is easy – all you need is your email and password.

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For other accounts, you can enter the incoming and outgoing email server details manually. That info is readily available from your ISP and entering it takes a matter of seconds.

We love the way that there's a colour change in email data to show it has been read rather than an extra icon on screen. Microsoft has done a pretty good job of minimising icon use, and this is one place where that is evident.

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But we do have a gripe. We get a lot of email and we'd have liked to be able to reduce the font size on screen so we could see more than five emails at once. Other smartphones manage to show more and seeing more emails makes for less scrolling.

Whether it's email or SMS (or any other text creation come to that) the keyboard is paramount and we found the LG Optimus 7 to be superb in this regard.

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In both tall and wide modes, it's remarkably easy to work at speed. The capacitive screen is responsive and the word correction system is great.

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We really like that the red wavy line concept has been brought over from Word on the desktop. It highlights bad spelling that the handset can't autocorrect itself, and you can keep on typing, then go back, highlight the word, and correct it manually – or add it to the dictionary.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
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
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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