LG E900 Optimus 7

It wouldn’t just classified himself: the LG E900 Optimus 7 whistles on the sensor buttons trend, opts for rugged construction and stands as a bit far from the monotonous mass.

  1. LG E900 Optimus 7
  2. Microsoft relies on the principle of cloud
  3. Data sheet
  4. Rating

Microsoft has clear ideas: manufacturers who want to install a Windows phone 7 on the market will have minimum requirements in terms of processor and graphics performance to meet storage size as well as screen and camera resolution. The three control buttons below the screen are mandatory.

Its own UI – how they implement Samsung Touchwiz or HTC with HTC sense, for example, for Android models – does not allow Microsoft. Is it so no matter what Windows phone I guess? Are all the same anyway… Not at all. The producers have essentially two ways to differentiate itself from competitors WP7: software additions and case processing.

LG has very solid and lovingly processed its first Windows phone, the E900 Optimus 7, and especially at the second point stated. The gray battery cover made of brushed metal gives the device a significant look-and-feel and blends perfectly into the provided grooves.

The housing acts as a cast, all the components are firmly anchored, no Wiggles or creaks; also sticking the camera button, on / off switch and volume control only minimally from the case, underscoring the very compact and robust design. And so also the whopping weight 158 grams to the claim of the Optimus 7, that will obviously be a solid Smartphone fits.

The silver shimmering camera device on the back of the unit gives style and elegance; Lens and light-emitting diode are sunk into the housing, which while leaving them vulnerable to dust, but protects against scratches.

The camera meets the minimum requirement of 5 megapixels, takes videos in HD and also offers a panorama function. In the light it produces on the whole, good shots, where the colors are represented slightly too dark. The camera light not really helps in low light conditions.

That may not quite so stylish look, which brings Users but the advantage is that unwanted inputs – such as the touch-sensitive transducers often the case – are excluded.

Also the operation via the capacitive screen works very reliably and quickly. This promptly responds to every touch of the finger and recognizes masterfully multi-touch gestures. Although approaches the display not on the sharpness of a retina-display or the color intensity of the OLED screens. Nevertheless draws the display of the Optimus 7 fonts nicely sharp and contrasty represents images.

Also is the screen with a diagonal of 3.8 inches tall and perfectly suited for mobile Internet. As Web browser of Microsoft Internet Explorer optimized for the Smartphone is used, which can manage up to six Web pages simultaneously, and also in the 3G-Betrieb downloads content with good speed.

Fast is also when downloading email to the point: the client picks up incoming E-Mails at defined intervals of the IMAP, POP3 or Exchange Server. HTML messages are correctly displayed and downloaded file attachments only on explicit request.

Astonishment throws out the break with the local synchronization, is actually a hobby by Microsoft. Emails, contacts and calendar entries from Outlook come only through having Gmail or Windows Live on your Smartphone, the direct comparison with the PC nor is it intended as the connection of the Smartphone as a mass storage device via the PC USB interface.

Consequently, private users get Office documents currently only by E-Mail on a Windows phone, because Microsoft has ruled out even a slot for memory cards; Companies have at least Exchange via a SharePoint Server documents.

In turn, pictures, music and videos must be – loaded via the USB cable and the available free at www.zune.net Zune software on the Optimus 7 according to the from Apple of principle of iTunes.

The cloud has its advantages but also: let, for example, dates from the Google Calendar and appointments from the Exchange to connect to Outlook in a common view with different colors on the Smartphone do together, so that one private as well as business appointments – if because – together has in mind.

In addition, contacts from various online services such as Facebook and XING in the address book can be linked and combined with the entries on the phone memory.

The LG caused sensation in the home network: Eingebucht into a wireless network can, for example, on a compatible TV transferred the DNLA feature multimedia content and play.

See the real world with different eyes

As a special addition of software, LG has implemented its own augmented reality browser. The application called ScanSearch activated the phone’s camera at the start and locates the user’s location via GPS.

It then scans the environment, about the application displays restaurants and hotels in the live image of the camera. Click on the desired target provides address, phone number and distance.

In our laboratory, the Optimus 7 achieved a decent result. Send and receive qualities are slightly above the average in the intermediate level in the UMTS operating GSM networks. The acoustics could not completely convincing, especially when the caller the phone sounds not clean, overall but acceptable.

Also the Optimus will not be spared from the eternal Smartphone disease: by around 4.5 hours of determined endurance in the daily mix it is called at the latest at the end of the day “Please download”. It was so: with exceptionally good and quality housing, liquid working system and useful camera features remains the Optimus 7 in memory and not perish in the mass of Touchphones.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Windows phone 7
Processor / clock speed (MHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon / K.a.. / 1000
internal memory (MB) 14170
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / / k.A.
HSDPA / HSUPA 7.2 / 5.76
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g / n
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) TFT / 3.8
Resolution (pixels) 480 x 800
Number of colors 261 thousand
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert 3 / /
Handsfree / mute /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
SMS / MMS /
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac /
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites k.A. / / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 5
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard – / /
Navi / route planner /
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 124 x 60 x 12
Weight (grams) 158
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 7:22 am
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 8:07
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 3:54
type. Endurance (hours) 4:07
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) 0.06 / 0.935
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) satisfying 74
Endurance talk (35) 27
Persistence display mode (65) 47
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 95
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 25
Connectivity (15) 8
Phone features (10) 8
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 9
Office (5) 3
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 6
Music and video (10) 5
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) good 111
Ease of handling 39
User interface 52
Processing quality 20
MEASUREMENTS (90) well 68
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 23
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 22
Acoustic measurements send (15) 11
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 12
tested in issue: 03/11
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points satisfying 348

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) satisfying 74
Endurance talk (35) 27
Persistence display mode (65) 47
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 95
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 25
Connectivity (15) 8
Phone features (10) 8
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 9
Office (5) 3
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 6
Music and video (10) 5
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) good 111
Ease of handling 39
User interface 52
Processing quality 20
MEASUREMENTS (90) well 68
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 23
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 22
Acoustic measurements send (15) 11
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 12
tested in issue: 03/11
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points satisfying 348

 

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