LG Optimus 7 out, priced at Php29,990

LG Optimus 7 out, priced at Php29,990

Just heard from one of the reps of LG Philippines that their Windows Phone 7 handset is actually out in LG Concept Stores for some time now and being offered by Smart. Suggested retail price of the LG Optimus 7 is Php29,990.

We’re about to start the media briefing with LG and Microsoft to showcase the Optimus 7 and the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Mango.


LG Optimus 7 (E900) specs:
1 GHz Scorpion processor
Adreno 200 GPU
Qualcomm QSD8650 Snapdragon chipset
3.8-inch display @ 480 x 800 pixels
Gorilla glass display
16GB internal storage
512MB RAM, 512MB ROM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n w/ DLNA
Bluetooth 2.1
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
720p video recording @ 24fps
Windows Phone 7
Li-Ion 1500mAh battery

The Php29,990 retail price is a bit on the high end considering their dual-core Optimus 2x went out at only Php27,990.

Microsoft Philippines and LG Philippines are actually doing a joint press briefing today to announce the LG Optimus 7. Will post more details and photos once the event is done.

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32 Responses

  1. Jam. says:

    One word. Expensive

  2. spectre says:

    too expensive for such an ugly-looking phone. still prefer HTC’s mozart over this.

  3. Denz D. Naitawei says:

    yup… I’ll go for SGS2 for that price… paying for the OS makes it more expensive…

    • Fleeb says:

      If that is so true (the OS making it more expensive), why is the Desire S running on Android more expensive than Mozart running on WP7 whereas the specs do not deviate that much?

    • Denz D. Naitawei says:

      Specs don’t deviate that much… uh let’s see now…

      Desire S:
      HTC Sense UI
      1.1 GB ROM
      768 MB RAM
      HSDPA 14.4 Mbps
      HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
      Wi-Fi hotspot
      Adreno 205 GPU
      Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
      Li-Ion 1450 mAh
      expandable memory
      5MP camera

      512 MB ROM
      576 MB RAM
      8gb internal memory (non-expandable but can be tweaked internally)
      HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
      HSUPA 2 Mbps
      Adreno 200 GPU
      Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon
      Li-Ion 1300 mAh

      plus prices are usually adjusted based on supply and demand?

      I don’t know…

    • Denz D. Naitawei says:

      forgot to add 8mp on mozart

    • Fleeb says:

      Okay I’ll be specific. Licensing cost for per WP7 phone is USD15, so they say (if this is around USD100 then my point is moot and you are right). That’s PHP650 at this point.

    • Denz D. Naitawei says:

      But I presume there would be a minimum number of phones that one has to manufacture with that licensing fee price? And if there’s no demand for that phone and you get lots of surplus in your supply, in which case you can’t really lower down the price of the phone along the way, otherwise you’re losing profit and your not selling pa. I don’t know.

    • Fleeb says:

      Okay I understand what you are trying to say and where you are coming from. You are right. The price might also be influenced by that factor.

      Here is where I am coming from: a hypothetical scenario suggests that there is no licensing costs to WP7 OS. So this particular LG unit will now be sold for 28990 instead of 29990. Still expensive I know. However, this time we cannot assume that the price is because the OS is expensive. But, we can assume that it is influenced by the factors you stated.

    • Denz D. Naitawei says:

      Also think of it in a macro level of production. Windows Phone has a minimum set of requirements that a manufacture must comply with and design with, other than the licensing issues. It may also be a factor.

  4. Fleeb says:

    I’m with spectre. I’d go for Mozart instead of this.

  5. Jepotski says:

    I don’t like the appearance of this phone.. No WOW factor.

  6. deuts says:

    This phone should be priced at P12,000 in order to sell.

    • Fleeb says:

      That’s not true. LG already have sales figures for this particular unit, albeit below expectations. The specs alone warrants at least 20k (something akin to a Nexus S).

  7. Old news says:

    This phone has been out for sale at LG megamall for a month now, old news!

  8. Bryan says:

    wow overkill price I’d rather go for the other overpriced phone which is iphone4

  9. adam says:

    The OS is so expensive.

  10. RedSimba says:

    If Windows 7 phones are priced this way…

    Nokia should start digging its own graveyard.

  11. Winziph says:

    that is too expensive.

  12. Bern says:

    Not nice looking but perfomancewise

  13. hey says:

    This is an overpriced smartphone that has a ridiculously ugly design with a not so good OS. What makes them think that anyone would buy this thing? I mean, come on! Even on a 20k pricetag, this thing is still not worth it.

  14. Jazon says:

    “The Php29,990 retail price is a bit on the high end considering their dual-core Optimus 2x went out at only Php27,990.”

    Of course… it comes with Windows. It’s an added cost.

  15. jeebus says:

    Sensationalist pinoys nga naman. A windows phone license costs $8-10 per handset.

  16. Yuya says:

    Better wait for the nokia variant. I presume its gonna cost a way lower than these brands.

  17. why do i feel like it has something to look like it’s Samsung Wave S8500.

  18. Air21 says:

    No. It’s expensive, i’ll rather buy the mozart!

  19. xtian63 says:

    OMG hahaha this is hilarious, i just bought a Samsung Focus for $380 thats around P16,400

    dirt cheap ang Optimus Black tapos ito ganito???


  20. xtian63 says:

    SERIOUSLY??? i just bought a Samsung Focus for $380 thats around P16,400

    dirt cheap ang Optimus Black tapos ito ganito???


  21. friend.com.ph says:

    this one is really expensive, much prefer to buy android dual core instead.

  22. karl says:

    .so expensive considering the specs is almost the same as Desire S, Optimus Black, Galaxy SL, Xperia X10 which are way cheaper than this. i absolutely think this phone will not sell!!!

  23. ekek says:

    why would people buy this phone when they can buy an android/iphone? convince me then i’ll buy this phone.

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