September 6, 2012 by Daniel Redmond
These two are very well known among the droid users these days, but let’s see which one is worth buying. The Optimus L7 is really stylish, but with some technical flaws, while the Galaxy S is well rounded, but it has no personality. We won’t spend anymore time talking about them separately, because they were reviewed in a previous date, the Samsung over here and the LG over here!
Let’s begin with the storage space:
The Samsung Galaxy S has 8 or 16 GB of internal memory and the possibility of adding a microSD card slot of up to 32 GB, while the L7 has only 4 GB of internal memory, with the same possibility of adding a up to 32 GB microSD card. The difference might not be significant for some users, but it really makes the difference, especially if you don’t use a microSD card.
Now, let’s talk about the camera:
The Samsung Galaxy S sports a 5 MP camera capable of shooting still pictures at a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and which features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection. It is also capable of capturing 720p@30 FPS videos. A secondary camera is also available so you can do video calls with no problems.
The LG Optimus L7 also has a 5 MP camera capable of shooting pictures at the same resolution, but it features only Geo-tagging, touch focus and it is capable of shooting just VGA@30 FPS videos. It has a secondary camera also for video calls.
Lots of features and the better video quality gives this point to the Galaxy S.
The Samsung Galaxy S has a 4 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels and a pixel density of 233 ppi, while the L7 Has a 4.3 inches IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, with the same resolution but with a lower pixel density, of 217.
The Galaxy S is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex-A8 CPU with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and features 512 MB of ram. The L7 on the other side, is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU with Adreno 200 GPU and the same 512 MB of RAM.
Design and build:
The Galaxy S measures 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm and weighs 119 grams, while the L7 measures 125.5 x 67 x 8.7 mm and weighs 122 grams. Although the weight difference is not notable, the L7 provides a much nicer feel and grip. Besides, the design is also much better on the L7, while the Galaxy S has the same glossy plastic build with round cornered shape.
Samsung Galaxy S: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot (Android 2.2), bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0, Class 12 GPRS/EDGE, 3G ( HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps ), microSD, up to 32GB, GPS with A-GPS support, 3.5 mm audio jack.
LG Optimus L7: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, NFC, microUSB v2.0, Class 12 GPRS/EDGE, 3G ( HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps ), microUSB v2.0, microSD, up to 32GB, GPS with A-GPS support, 3.5 mm audio jack.
As you can see, the connectivity is much better on the L7.
The Samsung Galaxy S runs on Android 2.1 Eclair, with the possibility of upgrading to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, while LG Optimus L7 comes with preinstalled Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The difference is clear here too, in the favor of the L7.
Samsung Galaxy S: standard 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery which is capable of providing up to 750 hours of stand-by time and 13 hours and 30 minutes of talk-time.
LG Optimus L7: standard 1700 mAh Li-Ion battery which is capable of providing up to 550 hours of stand-by time and 6 hours of talk-time.
Much better battery on the Galaxy S, despite the smaller capacity.
Samsung Galaxy S: 210 Pounds
LG Optimus L7: 200 Pounds
You’ve seen both, with their goods and bads. Our conclusion is that their capabilities are too close to call, each one has stuff that the other lacks. So it’s up to each one of those who want a phone to make the decision.