It’s not! And to prove it, we’ve even taken the LG Optimus L7 II for a spin. The 4.3-incher is the top dog of the new L family, but unfortunately its spec sheet is mostly bittersweet, with an emphasis on the bitter part.
What can we say about the 800 x 480 pix res display, dual-core 1 GHz S4 Play processor, 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of on-board storage other than they’re the mid-range features of the past? Thankfully, the 8 MP rear-facing cam, on-board Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 2,460 mAh battery balance things a bit, making the L7 II not that bad on the whole.
Quite surprising, the build quality is described as nice by my colleague and pal Joshua Vergara in the below video from MWC. The phone is not too chunky either, while the bezel is thin… for a budget device.
And if we add in the equation the rumored $300-$350 European price (off-contract), we think we’re starting to understand LG’s marketing strategy. At least as far as this fellow goes, because the L3 II and L5 II are still rather puzzling.
Expect the L7 II in stores as soon as next week, and, in the meantime, let us lend you our eyes for a virtual tour of a mid-tier phone with a shot at glory.