09-05-2011 11:26 PM
Ok, I was given the opportunity to do this, and was given an LG Optimus 7 Windows Phone to try out.
On taking it out of the box I really liked the size and weight of the device, think it was a 3.8" screen which was fine (though when I went back to the SGS the 4" felt better to look at)
I felt that the screen colours were fine, and first of all when I asked the phone to do things, I liked the way that the pages moved about - but honestly after 1 day of this I was well fed up with that movement. I could not find any way to change that. So either fail for the device, or fail for me.
It was quite easy setting the device up, putting google account on. Easy enough to use. It has a marketplace and downloads were easy, all worked well.
No problems with calls and text, didnt try MMS as Vodafone do not incude that in my allowance. Camera was ok for me.
GPS seemed to place me correctly but I didn't wander about checking it - for me not a high priority
Battery - as I am used to the pretty rubbish battery life on my SGS I was quite taken with the battery life on this device, it did last long.
But I usually have easy access to a charger so the battery thing does not affect me as much as it might others.
I thought that the Microsoft Office app with the device was a very good option.
BUT........its not an Android.......................
You can't customise it, make it how you want it to be.
Its just a phone that can download apps.
I can change how my phone looks/operates on a daily basis if I want (and sometimes I do) - for me now that is essential in a smartphone, not possible on this one.
So to sum up it is a nice enough phone, but not one that would interest me.
Thank you for letting me try it out Vodafone.
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