11-09-2010, 07:35 AM #2
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Typing is very good, the screen is nice even though it is a little out-dated (tech-wise), and i like the the buttons, good to reach and they have a nice "click" to them when pressed. The powerbutton is on the small side. And if u hold the phone in your right hand, u might press the camera button by accident.
Overall I am very pleased with the phone and do not regret buying one of these.
Oh and the "Play To" App from LG is GREAT!!!! Works super smooth with my Receiver.
Sorry for typos.
Hope that helps
11-16-2010, 12:37 PM #3
- 7 Posts
Its solid, I dropped mine from my lap getting out of the car and it barely has a scratch. A friend got the Focus and it felt like a toy to me, too light.
My biggest complaint is there are no accessories for it. I would love to have a dock at work for charging and easy music control. The only cases I've found have been belt holders.
Bluetooth works well. As do the Play To and Panoramic Photo apps.
11-29-2010, 02:57 PM #6
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I picked one up from Telus and unlocked it to use on Fido. I'm actually really happy with this phone. The build quality is solid, has a nice weight to it, and the aluminum back is a very nice touch. I thought the push buttons would bother me as I had only played with the HTC Surround prior which has capacitive buttons, but the push buttons work quite well.
My only gripe is the position of the USB connector, though it's odd spot seems to be a common trend for WP7 devices. No one ever though of releasing docks for these things in the future when they designed them.
The only other issue is that since the phone is now unlocked, it doesn't contain network profiles for Rogers or Fido, so MMS won't function, and the phone needs to have data roaming turned on as it's not operating on Telus. It does contain a network profile for Bell, so if you're thinking of unlocking it and using it on Bell, you shouldn't have these problems.
12-06-2010, 06:52 AM #10
- 17 Posts
I live in Brazil and I never wanted to buy a LG cellphone, but I bought the LG Optimus 7 because it was the only WP7 device available at the Brazilian version of eBay.
But after 10 days, my impressions are the best. The phone is very well built, all the pieces and buttons are "fit" and the metal-made (aluminium I guess) battery cover gives an even more solid feel to the phone.
As told before, I live in Brazil, and here there's no sight of the official WP7 launch date, so mine is from Orange France and I had no problem to unlock it. I just ordered a unlock code on a website and that's it, everything is working properly with my local carrier (Oi), only the MMS is missing, but I don't care much about it.
Did you guys in Canada with MMS problems had ever tried the "secret" MFG application?
I think this thread on XDA Developers could help:
MFG application: full access (reg, tethering, dev menu, diag menu) - xda-developers
02-15-2011, 08:08 AM #12
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I bought myself one for XMas and I cannot be more pleased with it.
Sturdy and with a battery that gets you through the day if you don't go overboard on usage... :)
I was so lucky as to get an original LG protective cover which gives it an overall rubber protection that gives a finer grip IMHO. All the buttons function just perfect, and integration with my Windows 7 Pro laptop was a breeze, better still, an hurricane, as it only took both 37 seconds! to find themselves and pair so that the laptop can be the phone bluetooth headset and the phone can be a media player for the laptop.
It really is a nice a speedy phone and I've managed to get a few frowns from iPhone toting colleagues of mine when I show them around... :)
Can't go wrong on this one.
Greetings from Portugal!
02-23-2011, 09:56 AM #13
- 99 Posts
I upgraded from an LG Dare. I know living in the dark ages of phones. I love this phone have been very happy with it. Xbox live to MMS have all worked flawlessly for me. Overall look and feel of the phone is perfect not to heavy and not to light. I do have quips with the lack of screen protectors and cases and what not for the phone. Even on-line searches pull up next to nothing.
Few features would love added for my tastes. I would love an audible alert when I receive an msg over live. A few more color selections for the themes. Minor stuff really.
So far applied a Gel Skin with a custom print I found on-line and couldn't be happier.
04-17-2011, 11:44 AM #16
- 3 Posts
i have the LG Optimus on Telus and love it.
i tried the Optimus Quantum (Bell) with physical keyboard and preferred the LG from Telus bettter. reason the keyboard version is noticeably heavier and the bulkier with pull out keyboard.
it seems to run even better with NODO update (april 2011) ...marketplace works faster.
superfast, stable, l have 75 apps on it works perfect. i highly recommend NEED FOR SPEED (Xbox) it is so worth the $5! that really shows off the phones graphics...
the LG on the highest brightness setting makes iPhone user go 'WTF'!
keyboard is excellent. sound quality is very good especially on speaker phone.
only gripe is i am a heavy user and need to charge 1-2x a day.
1 thing i really love about the WP7 operating system...
if you use hotmail ... the calendars, emails, notes, contacts... sync in seconds automatically!
so if you are on the computer updating any of those 4 or more functions and as well if you are on the phone its updated in the cloud/computer in seconds. NO SYNCHING NEEDED!
gotta love that!
anyone try an 'extended battery' for the phone?
- 04-19-2011, 10:47 PM #17
I got mine last saturday and I have to say it's one thing to see the phone on pictures and videos and another one is using it. It's a very good looking piece of tech and feels great on the hand.
LG has some good free apps like Panorama mode and weather ( Not live titles though). One thing that I like is that the screen while it's not amoled or anything fancy looks pretty clear on the hot sun.
05-24-2011, 11:13 AM #19
- 31 Posts
I love my HD7 mainly for the screen size but the build quality, feel and screen on my Optimus 7 beats the HD7.
I never thought I would say that about an LG device as previous Windows Mobile devices by LG were always classed as second rate. Looks like they have learned from their mistakes and stepped up to the line with this one.
Also there are far more LG apps than HTC with some quite useful ones thrown in.
- 07-14-2011, 06:12 AM #20
Mine got delivered today... after updating to NoDo and a few hiccups with contact sync, everything's working perfectly. The screen on this is great, as well as the build quality. Feels really solid.
I'm just super impressed with the speed and stability of Windows Phone. It blows everything else out of the water (even iOS). The UI design is awesome - the whole OS is just super fun to mess around with, but it never gets in your way. Gonna wait till Mango, it'll just make it so much sweeter.
The speaker isn't amazing for music (like most phones) and the USB cover is a bit flimsy, but they're really small issues that aren't dealbreakers on an awesome phone like this one. Does anyone else's Windows button wobble around a bit?
- 07-14-2011, 01:04 PM #21
What do you mean by wobble? I'll give mine some test to compare in any case.
I'll give you some tips for battery life that has helped mine greatly.
1-Set the brightness to low, it will still be perfectly clear to on everything except the hottest of the sun.
2- If you have an unlimited 3G plan like me, you can turn of wifi. Since it's not searching every second it helps battery life, same with bluetooth, turn it off when you are no using it.
3- In find my phone disable the "Get results faster" tab since it drains battery life. But is minimal whatever floats your boat =).
1- you can add more than one language and you can change to it by a button next to the space bar, it will quickly change the languages so it works great if you want to type something in english on internet but you general speak in other language.
2-holding down some letters bring out more options, a good one if the period button. There's a second row of icons to the right, lots of words appear on autocorrect you just need to swipe to the right.
3- In ringtones and sounds select "key press", it will make a clicky sound everytime you type. It makes typing more helpful.
Another tip is that on the main screen you don't need to tap the arrow to get to the apps, you can also just swipe to the right.
If you need any help, feel free to ask.
- 07-15-2011, 06:22 AM #22
I mean if you keep your finger on the key and move it around, it kinda wobbles a bit. Don't think it'd pop out though.
I set the brightness to low - I kinda wish it was lower though. Still really bright when you're using it in a pitch black room. Unlimited 3G is super rare here in Aus - I only have 200mb :/ So I guess I'm leaving wifi on.
I knew the iPhone did the whole holding letters thing, but not wp7, that's awesome. Dedicated emoticon key saves some time :P The keypress sounds are infinitely better than iOS, but the universal volume control sucks - it makes them waaay too loud. Really needs separate ringer/media and maybe system volume settings.
- 07-15-2011, 05:23 PM #23
Mine doesn't wobble, try to check another Optimus 7 to see if the problem is persistent.
Yeah the screen is not Amoled but is really bright, like TV bright. ( Don't worry that comes in handy when you are on the beach ).
How are you enjoying your phone so far?
- 07-18-2011, 02:29 AM #25
It's still as awesome as it was when I first turned it on. I dev-unlocked it for ringtones, extra tile colours and the flashlight app (since it was super easy). Could've easily done without it though.
GPS works perfectly here in Australia. Super quick to get a fix.