The LG Optimus L7 II sits just above the Optimus L5 II and the Optimus L3 II, all of which are taking over from their namesakes which were announced at the same show last year. All three handsets are expected to launch sometime in Q2 this year in markets around the globe.
The Optimus L7 II features a 1 Ghz dual-core processor, 768 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot. It runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with LG’s Optimus UI on top, which runs pretty okay on the hardware. It’s not as quick as high end handsets ofcourse, but it does the job well enough. There’s a couple LG apps like Quick Memo, QTranslate and QSlide present as well. There’s also the usual Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. All of it powered by a 2400 mAh battery.
It looks quite premium thanks to the metallic border around it’s design but once you pick it up, you’ll notice that there’s a lot of plastic gone into this device, indicating that it isnt meant to be a high end phone at all. Still, it’s not too large so it’s comfortable enough to hold, and use one-handed. At the front, you have a 4.3 inch IPS display with lowly 480 x 800 resolution. While the resolution is disappointing, the screen is quite bright, with decent viewing angles. At the back you have an 8 Megapixel camera with a single LED flash, and a front facing VGA camera for video calls.
Here’s a quick hands-on video of the LG Optimus L7 II, to give you a better idea:
All in all, a pretty decent and capable budget smartphone. I’ll reserve judgement until we have a proper price and review unit though.