LG Optimus 7 hands-on preview

It’s now the LG Optimus 7′s turn to get the hands-on treatment. This Windows Phone 7 device is probably the one that will be released with the most differentiating software. Unlike the Samsung Omnia 7 which only features a simple Now hub and the HTC devices that have the HTC Hub and surround sound the LG Optimus 7 will pack several nifty applications and features that won’t be seen on other WP7 devices at launch. The first one is the ScanSearch Augmented reality application that I talked about a couple weeks ago. As you can see in the video below it works as advertised and features two little tricks that I was pleasantly surprised to see. When you point the device to the sky the AR app will show you the local weather and when you point it to the ground it will display a local map (powered by Google Maps…). The other distinctive feature is Voice-To-Text which is enabled for sms, MMS, FaceBook and Twitter. Finally there’s the DLNA multimedia sharing integration and Panorama app. The 3.8″ screen looks really nice (I’m guessing that it is an IPS panel) and the build quality is better than what you expect after looking at the pictures. It should also be noted that the Optimus 7 is the only WP7 device shipping with 16Gb of internal memory in Europe(the HTC HD7, HTC 7 Surround and HTC 7 Pro willfeature 16Gb of memeory in the US). video after the break:

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  • Diego!

    mmm is it me or this phone lags a little bit? It isn’t for sure as fast as HTC HD7. I like the screen though.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Nope they all had exactly the same performance;-) The Omnia 7 seemed to be a tiny bit faster but this is because of the type of glass screen and digitizer used by Samsung (less finger friction gives the impression that it is smoother).