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 –
- 4.3-inch WVGA display
- 1Ghz dual-core Qualcomm processor
- 768MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
- 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera
- 2,460 mAh battery
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on-board
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.