LG has launched a new smartphone, i.e., K7 LTE priced at Rs 9,500. The device comes with 5-inch IPS display and 854 x 480 pixels as its resolution. It is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 Soc Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.1 GHz coupled with Adreno 304 GPU and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1. It packs a 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP selfie shooter. If you are purchasing the device then here are the Tips & Tricks of the same that can help you in exploring your device with ease.
You can also check the tips of the other LG devices that we have covered earlier on PhoneRadar.
SIM card insertion on LG K7 LTE is an easy process. To insert the SIM card on your device, power off your device and remove the back panel. Now, remove the battery and insert the SIM cards on their respective ports. Further, put back the battery & back panel and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device, and it will be ready for use in some time.
K7 is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Nano-SIM card.
Sharing of the Data Network can be done using the Tethering Mode on your device. To share the Data network on your device, open the Settings and tap on Tethering in the Network and Connectivity column. In the new window, tap on Wi-Fi hotspot and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You need to create a password for the hotspot before the hotspot is activated on your device.
The screenshot is used to capture the data on your screen and store that in the form of the image which may be either .jpeg or .png format. You need to press the power button along with the volume down button to capture screenshot on your device. Once the screenshot is captured, it is saved to the gallery on your device, and can be quickly accessed from the notification panel for an instant use.
Android Updates help in fixing the minute bugs on your device and helps in improving the overall performance of your smartphone. To check for updates on your device, open the Settings head over to the general column. Further, head over to the bottom of the screen and tap on About Phone. In the new window, on the common section, tap on Update Center and further click on Software Update. Now click on “check now for Update’, the device check for update and if there is no new update then a message stating “You are using the latest software version for current OS” is displayed on your screen.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown Sources option on your device. To activate this on your device, open the Settings and head over to the general Column. In the new window, head over to the privacy section and tap on Security. Further, click on the check box adjacent to the Unknown Sources option and tap on the OK button in the pop-up to enable that on your device.
To customize the quick settings in the notification panel, open the notification panel and tap on the edit button. Now tap on the check box for the options that you want them to appear on the screen. You have successfully customized the notification panel on your device.
Power saving mode is used to enhance the battery life of the device at low battery conditions. To use this on your device, open the Settings and head over to the general column. Now click on Battery & Power saving in the Phone Management section and tap on battery saver. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device.
Acceleration, Magnetic Field, Orientation, Rotation vector and Proximity are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
No there are no LED notification lights available on the device.
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on security. In the new window, head over to the bottom of the screen and tap on screen pinning. Further, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent menu and tap on pin button for the app that you want to pin on your home screen.
The device comes with basic tools like Calculator, Calender, camera, clock, Gallery, File Manager, LG Apps and all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.
Yes, there is an option available on the device using which you can move apps from internal storage to external Storage on your device.
Cell Broadcasting, Evernote, Quick Memo+ are the bloatware applications that comes pre-installed on your device.
Yes, the bloatware applications can be removed by uninstalling them from your device. To remove an app from your device, open the app drawer and tap firmly on the app that you want to remove and darg to the uninstall option. Now click on the OK button in the pop-up to remove the app from your device.
The device comes with 8 GB as its internal storage, and around 3.97 GB of free space is available for the end user and rest of the space is occupied by pre-installed apps and OS.
The device comes with 1.5 GB of RAM where 197 MB is used by System, 172 MB of RAM is used by pre-installed apps and around 1.0 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
No the device not support USB OTG drive on it.
The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The Head SAR value of the device is 0.596 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the smartphone is 0.443 W/Kg.
After testing the device with various benchmarking tools here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 20492
Vellamo Multicore score: 1019
Vellamo Metal score: 704
Chrome Browser Score: 1585
Geekbench Single-core score: 298
Geekbench Multi-core score: 999
Quadrant Standard score: 8691
The device comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 Out of the box. There is no information provided by the brand about the device getting the Android Marshmallow Update.
The button combination on Home Button bar can be customized on your device. To change the Home Button options, open the Settings and head over to the display section. In the new window, tap on Home Touch buttons and click on Button combination. Now you need to drag the icons to rearrange the Home Touch Buttons on your device. At Max, you can add 5 Home Touch Buttons on your device. The additional home touch buttons include notification, Capture, and SIM card manager.
To enable the developer mode on your device, open the Settings and tap on General. In the new window, tap on About Phone option and head over to the common section. Further tap on Software info and click on build number 7-8 times continuously to enable the developer option on your device. Once the option is enabled, it will appear on the Settings window just above the About Phone option.
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