This year 2016 has been a year of budget oriented devices and LG K7 is another handset in this segment that was announced in January 2016 and launched earlier this month by LG. This device comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, giving a pixel density of 196 ppi. The device comes will come in 3G and 4G LTE models, which are powered by Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 MediaTek MT6580M processor and Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 Quad-core Cortex-A7 processor with a clocking speed of 1.1 GHz respectively coupled with Mali-400MP2 and Adreno 304 GPU. The device is available in White, Black, Gold and Titan color variants. The company has showcased its flagship model LG G5 recently and will be available very soon.
Below listed are the tip and tricks of the device which will be useful to its users.
To insert an SIM card on LG K7, there is a slot provided on the back. Power off the device and take the back cover to view the battery and other SIM slots. Now place the SIM cards according to the instructions given.
LG K7 is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby like most of the devices. The SIM card backed by the device is Micro SIM card, and Everyone these days need dual SIM feature as they need to keep the personal number and office number separately, and it’s difficult to carry two different devices for it. The device is also available in single SIM variant also.
The device comes with a 5.0 inch 480 x 854 p IPS display that gives out a pixel density of 196 PPI. This is a decent resolution considering on a 5.0-inch screen.
Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your LG K7, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. Now tap on the Portable hotspot and select the option Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on your device. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu. You can set securities levels and also deny access to certain devices. A maximum of eight devices can be connected to this network.
With the help of screenshot, you can take an instant image of the screen. This ensures that you can view this image when required. To capture a screenshot on this handset, hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you feel a vibration or hear a sound. This captured screenshot can be quickly viewed by swiping from the top or by opening the gallery app. This screenshot can be shared via any application later.
For checking for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is displayed on the screen. If there is an update available the user needs to download the update and then install it, make sure the battery of the device is more than half before the installation process starts.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your LG K7, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on your device. Now, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.
The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on this device as it displays almost all the required options.
Power saving mode helps you to improve the battery life of the device, Go to the settings of the device and tap on battery option, here you can turn on the power saving mode and the device will reduce the performance and last for longer period. You can also set the limit for the battery saver mode to be activated automatically.
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights and to use this feature the user must be enabled on the device. To use the LED Lights on your device, open the Settings, tap on Brightness & display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get an LED notification on your device.
LG K7 comes with Android 5.1 and does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the new menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device. Screen pinning option is available on the devices running Android Lollipop on it.
There is no such option using which you can move an app from internal storage to external SD Card on your device.
Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled; the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.
The 3G variant of this device comes with 8 GB of internal storage whereas the 4G variants comes with an on-board memory of 16 GB. There is also a dedicated microSD card slot to extend the memory to a maximum of 32 GB.
The device comes in 1 GB as well as in 1.5 GB variant for 3G and 4G respectively.
Yes, the device does support OTG (On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease. This saves a lot of time and makes sure that it is very easy to transfer the data.
The device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop; the company has not provided information about the Android Marshmallow update, but the device may get the update soon as all the brands have started working on the Android M update. You also check the list of brands and device that would get the Android M update soon by the end of the year.
Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully implemented to your device.
The device comes with a Li-Ion 2125 mAh battery on the back that should last a single days charge on normal usage.
The handset comes with a 8 MP camera on the back with an LED flash and is accompanied with a 5 MP camera on the front for video calling and selfies. The rear camera also has the features like touch to focus, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, panorama and HDR.
To reset the device, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other important information.
Yes, the device does support the 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE technology. Now, in this modern era, everyone wants to get the access to the latest technology and faster browsing speeds.
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 8 MP camera available on the rear. There are very few devices in the market that capture 4K videos.
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 32 GB, which is good for a device in this price range.
No, sadly this device does not support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user transfer data fast and easily just by taping the other device that also has this NFC connectivity on it.
These are the general tips and tricks of the device that can be helpful and if you have more questions regarding the same do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page, and we will get back to you soon.