Apart from the Optimus G Pro, LG had a less than stellar showing at this year’s MWC, despite raising expectations through a series of teasers and trailers. A big part of its “new” lineup is the latest iteration of the L series, featuring the entry-level to mid-range offerings, the Optimus L3 II, the Optimus L5 II, and the Optimus L7 II. All three smartphones featured minor upgrades from its predecessors, but are obviously targeted at consumers not looking for high-end phones, and may end up doing better than expected.
The L series is slowly making its way to various markets around the world, and now, the LG Optimus L7 II is all set to release in Germany. Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the mid-range smartphone -
Compared to the previous iteration, the LG Optimus L7 II boasts an upgraded processor, better camera, and larger battery, but the specifications are still quite disappointing. The only thing that could make things better is the price point, and does seem to be the case to some extent, considering the €249 (~$324) price point in Germany.
LG may enjoy some success with this smartphone because of its brand recognition, even though there a lot of devices from Indian and Chinese manufacturers that are better, at least on paper, and are priced cheaper. That being said, the phone definitely doesn’t look bad, and at least features the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on-board.
If you’re thinking about picking up and LG Optimus L7 II, check out our first look and hands-on video from MWC 2013 below -
What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up an LG Optimus L7 II? What do you think of the specifications of the device, compared to other mid-range smartphones from other OEMs? Is the low price point enough to justify the poor specifications? Let us know in the comments section below.
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I don’t expect this to be the actual selling price:
Optimus L9 is clearly a higher end device. I thing that price if the device should be around 200€ to be competitive in German market.
For now the L7 II has the advantage of having the latest software LG has to offer so they thought they could sell it for a much higher price. With Jelly Bean promised for the L9, I don’t see why anyone would go for the L7 II.
Hm there are dual-sim L7 IIs and maybe some people I’d rather have an smaller phone than L9…
But that price is for the normal L7 II hence the comparison to the single SIM L9. The dual SIM L7 II will undoubtedly be more expensive than €249. And disregarding the screen size, the L9 specs wins hands down. That S4 Play processor is really cheap considering its use in $100 phones and it’s not as future proof.
There is nothing wrung with that spec even for a midrange device. A person like my mum would love that phone and it would probably fly based on that screen size. The race to the top in terms of spec means that you can moan all you like about a lack of 36 core Galaxy S 7 but this price point needs well built and functional stuff. That will do nicely as evidenced by the Galaxy S III Mini.
the price is high isnt it?
Remember that prices in the EU always include taxes. For Germany that would be the 19% VAT. You have to compensate for that to get US prices.