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LG Optimus L7 II
LG Optimus L7 II
LG Optimus L7 II
LG Optimus L7 II

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The LG Optimus L7 II currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Customizable side button to quickly open favorite apps
  • Dual SIM card option
  • Good viewing angles and color saturation
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad

  • Sluggish performance with noticeable stutter
  • Poor visibility in outdoor lighting
  • Poor video playback quality

The LG Optimus L7 II improves upon its predecessor – the Optimus L7 – and, according to expert reviews, also sits at the top of LG's budget handset range. As a budget model, the L7 II design didn't wow any of the critics with its all plastic body or basic rectangular design, though Phone Arena does acknowledge its sturdy build quality. Due to the plastic body however, reviewers noticed that the back of the phone attracted significant amounts of smudges and dirt.

Like its predecessor, this model offers a 4.3" LCD display with a 480 pixel resolution. This roughly translates to a mediocre 216ppi pixel density, well below the 300ppi quantifier for a retina display. Reviewers noticed slight pixelization of icons and text, but warn heavy multimedia users away from the phone as watching videos was "not a pleasant experience," as NDTV discovered. For the most part though, critics were happy with color reproduction and viewing angles on the display though the brightness left something to be desired in outdoor conditions.

The major failing point of this product for most reviewers is its performance. The phone sports a 1GHz dual-core processor and 768MB of RAM, which is fairly low by today's standards. Even when performing simple tasks such as opening and closing apps, reviewers noticed a significant amount of stutter. ITProPortal says, "Apps take their time to launch, and a brief period looking at a white screen…is the norm rather than the exception."

It also has a limited 4GB of onboard storage. When taking into account LG's unremovable software, this number goes down to about 1.6GB of usable storage. There is an expandable microSD slot; however this is only usable for data, not apps. Fortunately, the one place LG did not compromise was battery life. In day-to-day testing, Trusted Reviews found that the device easily lasted a day and half with moderate usage.

In order to stand out from its competitors, LG added a couple interesting features. One worth noting is a built-in LED light around the home button. The LED blinks different colors based on the alert, which users can customize or disable. Another is an additional side button, which users can customize to quickly open an app of their choosing. For users that have a lot of contacts, LG also offers a version of the device that has dual SIM cards. Reviewers found switching back and forth between the cards simplified due to a dedicated swap key and color coding for the two cards.

In general, most testers agree that the phone is unremarkable, even for a budget phone. While there are no obvious highlights or glaring weaknesses, Notebookcheck states, "LG should have put some effort into its…new device in order to fully convince potential customers of its merits."

Operating system
Operating system
1 GHz
1 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
2460 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


It's not a bad phone, but it's not one you should rush out and buy without some research first.

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews

The LG L7 II is good. Everything about it is acceptable or good but not remarkable. There is nothing remarkable about it and that is the issue. For a handset to be great it needs to have an outstanding feature and unfortunately for LG the L7 II lacks this. That said, the L7 II is a good handset that...

- Simon Allum, Coolsmartphone

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Optimus L7 II user manual here.

LG backs up the Optimus L7 II with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Optimus L7 II has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The LG Optimus L7 II's screen size is 4.3 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Dual core 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2460 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 17.9 days standby time, 720 minutes.

Optimus L7 II Specs

Release Date July 19, 2013
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Processor Dual core 1 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM 768 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.5 W/kg
Body: 1.11 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
VGA (640 x 480)+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 217 pixels
Size 4.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2460 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 720 minutes
Standby Time Up to 17.9 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.1 x 6.7 x 1.0 cm (4.8 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 116 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM)
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): LG Optimus L7 2, P710
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