LG promised us that they would come out being ''fast, stylized and creative'' for the Mobile World Congress, on top of their new L II series. Quentin from AndroidPIT went to meet them, tested out their devices and verified that the specifications that were previously leaked were true....his verdict: reasonably-priced smartphones with Jelly Bean that will come out in the spring. This is what I like to call, the key to success.
The LG Optimus L series has always worked quite well. Therefore, LG decided to launch the three smartphones in their improved versions and of course, to equip them with the latest and greatest Android version.
In regards to the design, the smartphones got a makeover, or tune up, whichever you prefer, and received a radiant backing, a seamless assembly and a fancy new shiny LED welcome button.
Solid mid-level Jelly Bean devices
LG Optimus L3
On the scale from best to close to best, you go from the L3 II to the L7 II. The Optimus L3 II groups together all the indispensable criteria for a good entry-level smartphone. These standards are no less than an IPS QVGA 3.2 inch screen, a performing battery of 1540 mAh, which should be enough to carry you throughout your whole day.
LG Optimus L5 II
The Optimus L5 II has a slightly larger screen of 4 inches WVGA and a battery with 1700 mAh. On top of that, you've got a processor with 1 GHz and a camera with 5 MP.
LG Optimus L7 II
When it comes down to the L7, the highest ranking of the whole group, he puts to show the most developed technology with a 4.3 inch WVGA IPS screen, a dual-core processor from Qualcomm cadenced at 1 GHz and 768 GB of RAM. After that, it holds an internal memory of 4 GB with a micoSD for more space, if needed. Its camera is worth the buzz with 8 MP and a frontal VGA. It's running on a battery of 2460 mAh. All three devices work with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Cool! Cheaper than the first L Series.
All promises have been kept and all expectations fulfilled. But let's not get ahead of ourselves and forget that these are, after all, just entry-level devices. There prices are very interesting: the Optimus L3 is proposed for 129 Euros, the L5 at 199 Euros and finally, the L7 at 279 Euros.
When it comes to their functionality, the devices might even be able to tip the scale in their favour, even in the doggy-dog world of entry or mid level devices. QuickMemo and Cheese Cutter are found on all three devices. The first is for writing and drawing on a picture, while the second very funny one, allows you to take a picture by saying ''cheese''.
You'll also have the use of the Quick Button, which is very useful to create shortcuts on the L5 and L7. The latter offers many different uses, like the Quick Translator, which is also found on the Optimus G. It allows you to analyse your environment with your camera in order to obtain a translation. Qslide offers you a multi-window.
All in all, the L series gives the spotlight to good entry-level smartphones, which don't pretend to be at the level of the Optimus G. On the other hand, they perform well for such a low cost and offer many different uses, interesting built-in apps and most importantly, the latest version of Android. They will be coming to you at the end of April!