February 20th 2013 8:11 am

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conclusion:We like it

75 October 18th 2013 2:51 pm

While the Optimus F7 may not offer cutting-edge specs, it's still a pretty serviceable phone for Boost or US Cellular customers. The 4.7-inch display may be only 1280 x 720 pixels, but Phone Scoop says it looks "great" and the viewing angles are "excellent." Unfortunately, the 8-megapixel sensor only produces "mediocre photos," according to phoneArena, though CNET feels that at least the "colors were accurate and true to life." If you're worried about battery life (as you should be), you're be pleased to know that Laptop Magazine found it on "par" for the mid-range category. While it's far from the best phone you can buy right now, mid-range phones have still come a long way and the Optimus F7 is a solid choice for those on Boost or US Cellular who don't have a lot of options.

Critic reviews

7.3
6 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    7.7
  • Camera
    6.7
  • Ease of use
    7.4
  • Design and form factor
    6.3
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    6.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.0

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User reviews

8.0
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7.0
CNET Jun 25, 2013

Competitively priced, stylish, and sporting great midtier specs, the LG Optimus F7 is an excellent handset for U.S. Cellular customers.

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7.0
PC Mag Aug 21, 2013

The LG Optimus F7 is a solid addition to Boost Mobile's lineup, delivering comparable performance and features to the Galaxy S III at a slightly friendlier price tag.

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8.0
Phone Scoop Jun 20, 2013

It covers all the bases in terms of features and managed to perform well across the board. The hardware may be a bit vanilla, but it is solid and well made. The screen is excellent, voice calls sounded great, and the battery life was commendable.

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8.0
phoneArena Jun 18, 2013

It’s not the most cutting edge thing out of LG’s camp, but for US Cellular customers, it’s close as they can get to something grandiose like the Optimus G.

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7.0
IT Pro Portal Aug 28, 2013

The LG Optimus F7 packs enough smartphone prowess to satisfy most users. It has a larger, sharper display than the similarly priced HTC One SV, as well as a faster processor. Its battery life is also good, as is the camera.

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First Looks

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CNET Feb 24, 2013

While LG hasn't had as much success forging a flagship brand in the same vein as iPhone or Galaxy S, it has had some success in the budget market. Both the F7 and F5 should continue that trend.

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Pocket-Lint Feb 25, 2013

What's probably most exciting about the Optimus F Series, though, is that both phones will probably allow you to jump on the 4G bandwagon for less dosh than other flagship phones. And that's got to be a good thing, surely?

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TechRadar Feb 25, 2013

It looks like a decent midrange effort that wouldn't be out of place at a tech show - just don't expect leading features.

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8.0
TheFatDemon TheFatDemon

The Optimus F7 is an incredible phone. I haven't had any problem with it but one thing that does bug me is the GPS. It takes forever to lock into your location and when it does it shows you in a different area. I managed to fix this by activating Wi-Fi. It helped and it does't kill the battery...

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