Top positive review
78 people found this helpful
Best value for not being bleeding edge
on 26 January 2014
I'm not a heavy phone user but I am a bit of a gadget freak, so there was this conflict that I wanted a decent phone but could not justify paying that much for it. Needed to go pay as you go and get a sim free phone. I also wanted a descent built in camera and 3-5Mpx is just too low.
After looking at specs of what felt like hundreds of phones I came across this one, LG L7 II. 8Mpx camera, Android Jelly Bean 4.1 (4.1.2 after update) decent processor, decent screen. I have found it is nice and responsive to use and am very please with all of its functionality. I have a first generation Nexus 7 tablet and actually feel this phone is nicer to use. I got a 32Gb micro SD card to boost the internal memory. The camera is alright in daylight but struggles a bit in low light, but is adequate as an "always handy" camera.
So in Jan 2014 the price of £150 for the phone and £15 for the micro SD was a bargain and I could have spent twice that and not really felt much improvement in terms of end user experience. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good mid range phone at a sensible price.
UPDATE: March 2015 A year on, I have found the speed of this phone was becoming more of a problem. Especially after apps launch it would become very slow to respond to the point I would often wonder if it had frozen. After clearing all tasks I launched the text messaging app and was able to get five or six characters ahead on the typing before they appeared in the message. How can it be that slow? You can now get android 4.4 phones for less than I paid for this one and with much faster processors and more RAM. Time for an upgrade.