Difference between LG Optimus L7 II Dual and Nokia Lumia 720

Key difference: The LG Optimus L7 II Dual is a mid-segment phone from LG. The phone is a dual SIM phone. The device features a 4.3 inch IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs on Android v 4.1.2 (JellyBean), which is backed by 1.0 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon processor and 768 MB of RAM. The Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the newest phones that are similar to its flagship Lumia 920. The Lumia 720 comes with 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage space that is upgradeable to 64 GB. The phone is available with a 6.7 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash. It also has a 1.3 MP secondary camera with a resolution of 1280 x 960.

LG Electronics is a business segment of LG Corporation. LG Corporation is the fourth-largest conglomerate in South Korea. It is known for its various products, such as home appliances, TV and Home Entertainment products, computer products, etc. One of these product segments includes mobile phones, namely the LG Optimus series. Some of the newer phones under this brand include LG Optimus G, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7, etc. LG also recently announced the LG Optimus L7 II Dual.

The LG Optimus L7 II Dual is a mid-segment phone from LG. The phone is a dual SIM phone. The device features a 4.3 inch IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs on Android v 4.1.2 (JellyBean), which is backed by 1.0 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon processor and 768 MB of RAM. The phone also has Adreno 203 for graphics support. The phone comes with a 2460 mAh Li-Ion battery.

The phone features an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, as well as a secondary VGA camera for video calling and self shots. The primary camera can record videos at 720p resolution with 30fps frame rate, which is quite a decent video resolution. The phone also supports various camera features such as geo-tagging, zoom, Normal shot, Panorama, Continuous shot, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night, Sunset, etc.

Some of the unique features on the phone are the Quick Switch Dual SIM Hot Key, which is a dedicated hot key allowing the user to switch between SIM 1 and SIM 2 with the push of a button. The phone also has a Real-Time Quicktranslator, which allows the user to scan a sign, a menu or anything else and translate it into another language. The feature recognizes 44 languages and translates into 64 languages. The LG Optimus L7 II Dual also has Cross-Tasking QSlide feature, which allows the user to simultaneously run two functions on transparent layer on the phone. The device also has an exterior Quick Button that provides quick access to the user’s favorite features and apps.

Nokia is a popular Finnish phone company and has been previously known for durability and increased battery life of phones. When it entered the smartphone market, it teamed up with Microsoft Windows for mobile and has been launching phones with their OS. The Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the newest phones that are similar to its flagship Lumia 920. The little brother is quite similar in looks and many features, lacking only the strikingly high price tag. Nokia has recently announced a number of low- to mid-range phones to try and capture the masses. The phone is being touted as one of the best phones for its price range. The phone sports a 4.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, with approximately 217 ppi, which is a decent enough screen resolution. The phone comes with the standard Live Tiles format from the Windows 8.

The Lumia 720 comes with 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage space that is upgradeable to 64 GB. It also offers Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for protection purposes. The phone is available with a 6.7 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash. It also has a 1.3 MP secondary camera with a resolution of 1280 x 960. The company offers many camera features such as touch focus, landscape orientation, auto and manual exposure, auto and manual white balance, still image editor, full screen viewfinder, Cinemagraph lens, Bing vision, Smart Shoot lens and panorama lens. The Smart Shoot lens allows the users to merge two different photos to create a perfect shot, which comes handy, if you don’t like having to tell people pose in front of the camera. The phone is slick and thin bar phone with slightly curved edges. The phone sports a 3.5mm jack on the top, with camera button, volume button and the sleep/wake button on the right hand side. The back also three tiny holes for a Wireless Charging cover, which fits on the back of the device. The phone is customizable with changing shells, making it easier to mix and match the phone with various different colors. The phone has been announced for the Australian market, with launch dates yet to be released for the rest of the world.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the LG website, the Nokia website, techradar.com, and GSMArena.com.

 

LG Optimus L7 II Dual

Nokia Lumia 720

Launch Date

March 2013

April 2013

Company

LG

Nokia

Size

122.2 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm

127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm

Display

4.3 inch IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen

4.3” IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Screen

WVGA 480 x 800 pixels (~217 ppi pixel density); 16M colors

480 x 800 pixels (~217 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

127g

128 grams

2G Network

GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

UMTS 900/1900/2100 MHz

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

No

N/A

GUI

Custom UI

Windows Phone 8

CPU speed

MSM8225 1.0 GHz Dual-Core

1 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.

GPU

Adreno 203

Adreno 305

OS

Android v4.1.2 JellyBean

Microsoft Windows Phone OS 8

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon

Qualcomm MSM8227

RAM

768MB RAM

512 MB

SIM Size

Dual SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

4GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Orientation sensor, high brightness mode, sunlight readability enhancements, Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass

Connectivity

Class 12 GPRS, Class 12 EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0, USB V2.0 HS, 3G

GSM, HSDPA, micro-USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

Speed

HSDPA 7.2Mbps (HSUPA 5.6Mbps)

HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band; Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.0

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

USB

USB V2.0 HS

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP

6.7 MP Auto focus with two-stage capture key camera

Secondary Camera

VGA

1.3 MP 1280 x 960 pixels camera.

Video

720 x 480 @ 30fps

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Camera Features

Zoom, Normal, Panorama, Continuous shot, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night, Sunset, Geo-Tagging, ISO

Carl Zeiss optics, LED Flash, Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Auto and manual exposure, Auto and manual white balance, Still image editor, Full screen viewfinder, Geotagging, Backside-illuminated image sensor, Automatic photo upload to web services, Full resolution photo and video upload, Cinemagraph lens, Bing vision, Smart Shoot lens, Panorama lens

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

No

Audio supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC, AMR-NB, WMA

ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

Video supported formats

MPEG-4 / H.263 /H.264 / DivX

MP4, ASF, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2460 mAh

Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 800h

3G: 520 hours

Talk time

2G: Up to 570min

3G: Up to 750min

2G: 23.4 hours

3G: 13.4 hours

Available Colors

Black, White

White, Red, Yellow, Cyan, Black

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, G'Talk, Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML

HTML5

Radio

FM radio

Internet Radio

GPS

GPS, A-GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java via Java MIDP emulator

No

Additional Features

  • Exclusive Editable Menu Categorization and Live wallpaper
  • Real-Time Quicktranslator
  • Cross-Tasking QSlide
  • YouTube / Gmail / Google Talk / Google Map / Play Store / Google Search
  • Advanced Quickmemo
  • SNS integration
  • Document editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Cloud music offline playback
  • Cloud music playback
  • Graphical equalizer
  • Location and navigation apps
  • Security features
  • Supports Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business Apps

Image Courtesy: lg.com, nokia.com

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