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Good: Cheap, does not feel cheap ,good camera, great keyboard, fast
Bad: Overheats, slow internet speed, wobly buttons on the front
Comment: The E900 is a great phone.I got this phone for a bargain. 130€! I bought it because it was the only Windows phone I could find with sufficent storage.16gb is very god as I have already used 8gb and as Windows takes 2gb. When you hold it in your hand it feels like you are holding an iPhone 4. At 157g, it is sure weighty, but not to weighty. I found the camera excellent. The 5 megapixel snapper made very clear images. I was a bit disapointed, as it didn't have a front facing camera. The camera comes with other goodies as well. Different modes make it look cool. The 720p video was not to bad either. The keyboard is very nice as well. I can type fast without making hardly any mistakes. The E900 is fast as well. I put it up against it's rival the iPhone 4, and it turned on and turned off more quicker. When it turned on, i could already start playing a game while the iPhone was bootting up. The 1ghz processor is very speedy.
The phone is not perfect though. When watching a lot of videos on youtube, it gets quite hot. This happens on the iPhone as well, but this is more intence. The internet is only a wireless b? I think it performed good, but not quite as good as the iPhone 4. The start button is the worst part that lets the phone down. It moves about and it's not nice to press.
At the end of the day, the LG E900 Optimus 7, is a bargain that everone can afford. If feels of quality, and the camera is quite good. It is speedy (more speedy than the iPhone 4) and can get the jod done. However the handset does overheat like the iPhone, but more. The buttons may not sound appealing and the internet is rather slow. If you want to get an iPhone but can't afford it, then the Optimus 7 may be another option to look at.
Good: Relatively cheap
Bad: Overheats, unreliable, crashes, poor battery life
Comment: I had this phone for 6 months and from the start I had problems. The phone overheats whilst charging, regularly causing it to restart. It also overheats when you use it for an extended period of time (15 minutes or more - which is a relatively common amount of time to use on a smartphone!). For some reason, WhatsApp in particular really overheats the phone. When it gets to a certain temperature, it turns off and restarts, but often gets stuck on the LG logo at the start. Finally after doing this for 6 months it won't turn on at all. Total waste of money. Do not buy!
Bad: who is perfect
Comment: my recommendation- will not be disappointed
Good: Very Good Battery.
Comment: Very Good Phone, but needs more Apps!
Good: Looks nice, good quality build/feels nice in hands, fast/fluid/no lag, very clean and nice looking interface, great integration with some social networks and messenger
Bad: New OS makes the marketplace very far behind compared to the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace - hopefully this will change with time
Comment: Great phone, looks and feels great, from the day I got it even now, people always comment like, "Damn, nice phone man" or something like that. There's a lot of little extra features Microsoft through into the OS that you might have to get apps for on iOS/Android and LG put together a very well built and good looking piece of hardware. Overall I give this phone a 4.5/5 or 9/10. I recommend this phone!
Good: Ä° found this as the cheapest Windows Phone 7 in the stocks
Bad: Ä° Don't know it because Ä° really Want it
Comment: Ä°ts so fast and cool
Good: Fast and comes with some of the best WP7 apps built in and exclusive to this device, including Weave, ScanSearch, Panorama Shot, Post Note, Cocktail Flow, Metro Scanner, Play To, Today and Weather & Clock (my favourite apps all from LG). Of course, it also runs the amazing Windows Phone 7 platform
Bad: Camera could be a little better - nice pics but colour needs some adjustment. Apart from that, I have very little to complain about
Comment: Of all the WP7 I have to say that the LG is the best currently available. One of the few to have 16GB memory, has a decent size screen and is pre-loaded with some exclusive apps that are by far the best of any other manufacturer. Screen is excllent too - although not as bright or as colours as the HD, it graduates the pixels better. Kinda like the touchy-feeling hot press buttons too, rather than virtual keys.
[re-posted this as my rating (stars) didn't register the first time]
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