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LG Q7
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By: Jolanta Szczepaniak

Middle-class guy with a few surprises

Communication

LG Q7 has everything that is needed in a contemporary smartphone. There is Bluetooth 4.2 BLE, single channel Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, it supports LTE and NFC module for making payments using the phone. The navigation system supports GPS and GLONASS, and its work is accurate – the navigation quickly fixes on the position and ably guides us to our destination.

Voice calls

The smartphone supports one SIM card in the nano size and it ensures a decent quality of calls. I had no problems neither with the coverage nor with hearing my interlocutors. Conversations in noisier surroundings are made easier thanks to the additional noise reducing microphone. We cannot record calls, but we can add this function by installing an app from the Google store.


Memory and efficiency

The smartphone provides 32GB of RAM – out of which 38% is taken by the system and preinstalled apps. The user is left with 19.64GB, but we can always use a microSD card. There is not enough memory at the start, the competition in the middle price shelf can offer us twice as much capacity.

Mediatek MT6755 CPU (Helio P10 platform), built out of eight Cortex-A53 1,5 GHz cores, supported by Mali-T860 GPU and 3 GB of RAM is responsible for efficiency. This is not a specification worthy of a model that costs 350 euro – but in the segment of phones, which price does not exceed 200 euro - Q7 will not have bigger complexes. We cannot fail to notice that the smartphone gives way to its competition with its computing capabilities – when it comes to the efficiency it will work in everyday activities and simple games (or in older titles), but if anyone would like to use it for more ambitious solutions or more demanding games – you can be strongly disappointed. The fact that the device has no problems with overheating is an advantage – it tends to be warm (it goes up to 37-38 degrees), but not so much to become uncomfortable for the user.

The smartphone is definitely not the fastest middle-price-shelf-guy. Sometimes it slows down, not only in apps but the interface itself lags. Q7 is sensitive to multitasking – there are problems with speed and efficiency of work if there are too many apps with synchronization working in the background. And it might have been acceptable in a budget device, but in a device that originally cost almost 350 euro this is unacceptable.


Source: GSMchoice.com; viewed: 264 times.


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