February 20th 2013 8:11 am

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality The call quality is decent, only problem is the GPS, it fails to lock to your location at times. (confirmed that others have the same problem as well) so-so
  • Display The display is great, for the price, definitely worth it. great!
  • Battery life Battery was great but deteriorated very quickly (after my abuse) good
  • Camera The camera is pretty good but it could improve. so-so
  • Ease of use This phone is easy to understand but the quickmemo button really bugged me at first. good
  • Design and form factor Amazing, size is perfect, not too big and not too small either great!
  • Portability (size / weight) No comments great!
  • Media support I'm able to play anything I want but the speaker starts sounding a little bad on full blast. good
  • Durability Dropped it many times and screen still intact great!
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) I can't really rate this part because i haven't really gotten many accessories but the case that it came with has lasted. good
Detailed review
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 (well not right away, at least). This phone is very nice and very simple to use. The QuickMemo is useful in occasions where you want to save a screen shot or you just want to write all over your screen. After doing some research and some changes, I was able to re-assign what the button did.
The battery life is decent as well. When I first got it, I was able to use the phone for 2 days without recharging it but after my abuse it has been slowly dying down.
I recommend this phone to an average user that would do basic browsing but nothing too intensive.