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LG Optimus L3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 392 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the responsiveness and battery are overall positive. The value for money and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability and features.

usability, design, value for money, battery, responsiveness

screen, camera, features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus L3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 392 reviews)

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LG Optimus L3 Review

 

As you probably know, the new L-line by LG is style-conscious, so the L3 is actually a very interesting product, as it should be both inexpensive and good-looking at the same time. Yeah, we've seen dirt-cheap Android smartphones alright, but what about...

Looks better than the average entry-level phone ; Good performance and fluid UI ; Flash Player support

Overpriced ; The screen brings tears to your eyes... literally ; Very poor camera

All in all, there's no doubt that the LG Optimus L3 is one perfectly usable handset, with no serious issues to cause problems with its operation. We do like the fact that it looks better than your average low-end affair, and it actually outperforms it...

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LG Optimus L3 Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

LG Optimus L3 ReviewThe LG Optimus L3 is one of the bottom level Smartphone of the L series by LG. No doubt, the body of the phone is sleek and stylish, but many of the premium features are ignored in order to achieve ...

The LG Optimus L3 is a very affordable Smartphone but you need to compromise a lot of things such as the poor screen specifications, glitch software and awful hardware. It would be better you save a little more amount and buy some better device such as...

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LG Optimus L3 E405 Smartphone: Specs and Features

 

LG has recently launched a new dual SIM LG Optimus L3 E405 Android Smartphone in Ukraine. This LG Smartphone sports on 800MHz processor accompanied by 384 MB RAM. It has a 3.2 inch QVGA touch panel, a micro SD slot, dual ...

800MHz processor, android 2.3 gingerbread, 1 GB internal memory, dual SIM, Adreno 200 Graphics GPU, 32 GB SD card support, 3.2MP camera, 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touch panel, 1500mAh Li-Ion battery, 3G support; HSDPA, JAVA, GPS, google application,...

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lg e400

 

great phone nice & slim no need to charge like the samsung gt s5830

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LG Optimus L3 review

 

The LG Optimus L3 is a budget Android handset that takes its design cues from the brand's higher-end models, but has it got a performance to match?

Great design ; Palm size simplicity ; Easy user interface

Low storage ; Poor camera ; Low resolution screen

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LG Optimus L3 review

 

Updated Less than groundbreaking specs, largely uninspiring styling and lacking a fluid user experience, but impressive pricing.

1GB internal storage ; Compact ; Intuitive UI ; Strong battery life

Terrible display ; Clunky charging port ; Uncomfortable design ; No future Android updates

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LG Optimus L3 Android phone (preview)

 

LG Optimus L3 preview: A stylish budget Android phone with a small screen

Attractive looking design ; Floating" screen ; Only $99

Small, low-res display ; No Ice Cream Sandwich software

Retailing for just $99 through Telstra, the pre-paid Optimus L3 is likely to bring some much needed style to the budget end of the Android market. It's just a shame about that small, low-resolution display and the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich software.

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LG Optimus L3

 

Costing only £70 this is one of the cheapest Android phones we've ever seen.

Low asking price ; Long battery life

Good performance from the processor ; Screen is very poor ; Camera isn't much to write home about ; Uses an old version of Android

Perhaps unsurprisingly the L3 doesn’t run the latest version of Android, but instead uses V2.3.6 – also known as Gingerbread. However, LG has added its own skin over the top of this, which it calls Optimus UI 2.0 Lite. As the name suggests this is a...

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LG Optimus L3 review

 

The LG Optimus L3 is certainly cheap but there are alternative Androids around this price that offer superior hardware and software. There's no logical reason to inflict this phone on anyone. Kids, make sure your parents read this review.

Cheap on pay as you go ; MicroSD card slot

Tiny, awfully low-res screen ; Creaky, scratch-prone body ; Glitchy software ; Underwhelming hardware

On pay as you go, the L3 is very affordable but there are far too many corners cut to make it a worthwhile buy. A very poor screen, glitchy software and creaky hardware all but guarantee that this is the phone of no one's dreams. If you spend a little...

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LG Optimus L3 Review: In Depth

 

The L3 is a well built phone with a respectable processor and 1GB internal storage. The screen is poor though.

1GB internal memory ; 800Mhz processor ; Great battery performance

Low-res screen ; No camera flash ; Love/hate design

If you have a bit more budget we’d suggest opting for the Huawei Ascend G300, which is £100 on Vodafone, or alternatively try the T-Mobile Vivacity is just £49.99 and includes a 5-megapixel camera with flash.

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:Orange
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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