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LG Optimus 7 review

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

LG Optimus 7
The definitive LG Optimus 7 review

We weren't too happy about having to use Zune to get media onto our LG Optimus 7, but there's no drag and drop support for file transfer.

This makes dropping the odd tune or podcast onto the device a bit more time consuming than it is with, say, the HTC Desire. We think Microsoft has shot itself in the foot a bit here, sacrificing ease of use to its overarching desire to lock everything down.

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Still, the Zune software enables you to import music, video and podcasts, albeit the latter at a snail's pace, and the Music and video hub adds in access to an FM radio and to the Marketplace, where you can buy some tunes.

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The radio needs your earphones to act as an antenna. LG provides a decent set of ear canal earphones that, and this might be a first for a smartphone for us, we didn't immediately want to swap for our own favourite cans.

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