LG has equipped the LG Optimus 7 with a 1500mAh battery and that's pretty capacious in smartphone terms. We found we were able to keep going for a day and a half between charges – which is more than we'd usually expect from a smartphone by 50 percent.
But as ever what you'll get in the real world is very much contingent on how you use your handset. Go wild with Wi-Fi or get going with GPS and you may find you need to recharge more often.
Like other Windows Phone 7 smartphones, the LG Optimus 7 has a good range of connectivity options. We didn't have any trouble with the Orange SIM we put into our LG Optimus 7 in terms of maintaining a signal, and voice calls weren't a problem at all.
We aren't the greatest fans of having to use the Zune software for PC connectivity and file transfer.
What's wrong with a portion of a Windows Phone 7 device's built in memory showing up as a drive for drag and drop? We'd rather not require yet another desktop app install when we really prefer simple drag and drop for file transfer.
And while we're complaining, what's with the need to connect to mains power before doing a Wi-Fi sync? That's just a barrier to make something that should be easy and painless slightly less easy and more painful.