LG Optimus 7 E900 Review

9 09 2012

LG with its strong reputation for hardware design has brought its Windows Phone 7 handset (E900). E900 is different from the original Andriod-powered Optimus in terms of design and specification. This handset is come up with larger and clearer touchscreen, better camera with a LED flash and 16 GB of internal storage. It has sculpted body and solid metal back cover.

LG will perhaps market the handset to a fun-loving audience, instead of cateringĀ it to business users. It’s a plan that has worked in the past, though it is not simple to bring high-end smartphones to regular users, owing to high prices.

Pros and cons of LG E900 go under that are enough to give you idea of how well LG did in that task.

Features:

  • FM radio with RDS
  • 3.8″ 16M-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Windows Phone 7 operating system
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 512MB RAM
  • 720p video recording @ 24fps
  • Standard microUSB port (charging)
  • ScanSearch augmented reality app
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging; Panorama photos with the Panorama shot app
  • Built-in A-GPS receiver
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • 16GB of built-in storage
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n; DLNA support via PlayTo
  • Accelerometer for screen auto rotation
  • Landscape on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Comes with a choice of free apps via LG AppStore
  • Office document editor
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Social networking integration
  • Voice-to-text functionality

Disadvantages:

  • No lens protection
  • Audio output quality is a mixed-bag
  • Average quality display
  • No stereo speakers
  • Memory not expandable

WP-Specific Limitations:

  • No video calls
  • Limited third-party apps availability
  • No Flash or Silverlight support in the browser
  • No USB mass storage mode
  • Music player lacks equalizer presets
  • No Bluetooth file transfers
  • No multitasking
  • No system-wide file manager
  • No copy/paste
  • No handwriting recognition support
  • No internet tethering support
  • No DivX/XviD video support (automatic transcoding provided by Zune software)
  • No sign of free Bing maps Navigation so far
  • Twitter client does not integrate with phonebook
  • New ringtones available only through the Marketplace
  • Too dependent on Zune software for file management and syncing
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