There is no doubt that LG are taking an aggressive stance in the smartphone arena with goals of becoming one of the top three mobile phone manufacturers in the world. When I attended the Tech Bloggers forum in Seoul early this year, LG heads enthusiastically shared they were bent on achieving this target within the next few years.
They’ve churned out a lot of good phones this year, but don’t think there’s one yet that stands up to the likes of the iPhone or HTC‘s offerings. Instead of playing “keeping up the Jones'” LG have to do something radical / innovative to leapfrog their competitors.
From my first play with the LG Optimus 7, I can say that it’s an above average device however not compelling enough to switch over from my iPhone 4 anytime soon.
Here’s a quick summary of my feelings regarding the LG Optimus 7:
• 3.8 display which seemed larger than the iPhone
• Grippy feel
• 3 hardware buttons on the front face
• Zippy performance thanks to 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
• Camera hardware button – never liked these as they can accidentally triggered
• Plasticky casing which makes it feel more lowend rather than LG’s flagship
• Inability to quickly select focal point on camera
As you can see from this list of Windows Phone 7 devices that are to be released in Asia Pacific over the next couple of weeks, the LG Optimus 7 is one that is bound for Australia. I was chatting with Singapore Country Manager, Wayne Tang this afternoon and he also confirmed that QWERTY keyboard version, the LG Optimus 7Q, will also be hitting Aussie shelves in the not too distant future too.
Windows Phone 7 Devices To Land In Asia Pacific:
- HTC HD 7, Singapore
- LG Optimus 7, Singapore, Telstra
- HTC 7 Mozart, Australia
- LG Optimus 7Q, Australia
- HTC 7 Trophy, including Australia
LG Optimus 7 Specifications:
⁃ 125 x 59.8 x 11.5mm
⁃ 3.8” capacitive touchscreen
⁃ 1500mAh battery
⁃ 5Mp camera with LED Flash
⁃ Bluetooth 2.1
⁃ 3.5mm headphone socket
⁃ Proximity sensor
⁃ Ambient Light sensor
⁃ Digital Compass
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What are your thoughts on the LG Optimus 7?