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LG Optimus L7 Goes On Sale

The Optimus L7 has been officially put on sale by Phones4U for £329 unlocked and £299 on PAYG. That's significantly more expensive than what Handtec is selling the handset for (although the online retailer still says that it is "taking preorders".

At £239, Handtec is the cheaper route should you want to buy the L7 (otherwise known as the P700). Specwise, the L7 comes with a 1700mAh battery, a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 pixels capacitive display, a five megapixel camera with autofocus, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Bluetooth 3.0, a microSD card slot, GPS, USB, Wi-FI, USB, DLNA and a design that goes against the current trend of curvier, smoother ones.

Oddly enough, it runs on a single core Qualcomm MSM7227A processor clocked at 1GHz, which should provide with a better performance compared to the likes of the ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird found in the Galaxy S. There's also 512MB RAM and a front facing VGA camera.

All in all, the Optimus L7 will have a tough time competing against the likes of the Motorola Atrix or the Optimus 2X if you can find them on the clearance shelves. Amongst the newer smartphones, the HTC One V or anyone of the mainstream Sony Mobile handsets will give the L7 a run for its money.

Source : Handtec

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