The LG Optimus L7 will arrive in France in May and will be sold for €319, unlocked and sans carrier subsidies.
The LG Optimus L7 is the biggest (and also most expensive and best performing) of the newly announced LG Optimus L trio (which also encompasses the L3 and L5). These are affordable Android-powered smartphones that feature iconic designs, at least according to LG.
We’ve already seen the Optimus L7 priced in the UK, also in SIM-free and unlocked form. It should be out over there on May 1, and will cost about £255, which at today’s exchange rates translates into €307. So it’s going to be a bit more expensive in France than in the UK, but the difference is negligible.
For a phone with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, €319 is a pretty good price. However, despite LG’s claims the L7 manages to look extremely unimpressive in person, and all its other specs are mediocre. It ships with a first-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (we’re now at the 4th generation, by the way) which despite boasting a 1 GHz frequency should feel quite slow in this day and age. There’s also the 480×800 screen resolution and 5 MP camera, and you get the picture (hopefully) – this is a midrange device at best (maybe saved by the fact that it will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right from the start).
Whether or not those specs deserve €319 of your hard earned cash is a question only you have the answer to. And it looks like you still get about a month or so to make up your mind.
In France, the Optimus L7 will also be offered by all the big three carriers: Bouygues, SFR, and Orange, for yet-unspecified prices.
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