Our review unit comes in a retail box, although it isn’t the standard version you would see in stores because ours has a Vodafone label on it. The accessories include the power adapter, USB cable, battery, earphones, user manual and a pocket guide on how to get started with Windows Phone 7.
The LG Optimus 7 feels solid, has a metal back cover and is a little heavy compared to other smartphones of similar form factor, giving the impression that it has some “substance” rather than a cheap phone.
The left of the Optimus 7 is almost barren, except for the volume control located closer to the top.
On the right holds the camera button that can activate the phone’s camera mode even when in phone lock status, and a micro-USB port for charging and connection to the PC.
The top of the Optimus 7 has a slight concave design and this is also where the power button and 3.5mm audio jack are located. We wished the power button would be more protruded as it is a little tedious to press with one’s forefinger while holding.
At the rear is a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. The camera can also capture videos at 720p resolution.
The metal rear cover isn’t difficult to remove; simply press the release catch at the bottom and the cover will pop up. Underneath it is the battery compartment and the SIM card slot. This LG Optimus 7 has built-in 16GB memory, which is more than sufficient to store your contacts, apps and media files. Probably why the phone does not have a microSD card slot for memory expansion.