LG Optimus L7 review

Can LG's top L-style handset produce substance and style?

LG Optimus L7 review
L-style, but should that just be a L on it's forehead?

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Thanks to the lowly 5MP sensor in the LG Optimus L7, the handset is only capable of capturing VGA (640x480) quality video – which is fine for viewing on phones, but won't look so good on the bigger screens of TVs or computers.

It's a disappointing considering the the HTC One V offers 720p and the San Diego, with its 8MP sensor offers full HD recording.

You can get to the video recorder via the camera app – you just need to press the camera-video icon next to the shutter button.

LG Optimus L7 review

Before you start recording you can decide if you want the LED flash on or off and whether you want to use the rear- or front-facing camera to film – however neither of these settings can be changed once you hit record.

Something you can do while recording though is zooming – with the digital zoom activated by pinching the L7's display.

The same three colours effects from the camera app are on offer here, as well as white balance and exposure controls.

The LG Optimus L7 produces adequate video, if slightly grainy and colours could be more powerful, but you're unlikely to be shooting featuring films with this phone and it suffices for quick clips of friends dancing like fools.

John McCann
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