LG Optimus L3 II Hands-On [video]
The LG Optimus L3 II is a tiny little affordable smartphone meant to be a sequel to the equally tiny, LG Optimus L3 from last year.
In the same compact design as the L3, the L3 II features a 3.2 inch display in a body measuring 102.6 x 61.1 x 11.9 mm, with curved edges so that it snugly fits the palm of your hand, making it comfortable to use except for the plastic chasis. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with LG’s Optimus UI on top, which is pretty good for a budget device. It’s powered by a 1 Ghz single core processor though, with just 512MB of RAM, so things arnt super quick all around. It’s much better than the super laggy experience of the original Gingerbread-laden L3 though and definitely isnt as frustrating. There’s only 4GB of internal memory though, but there is a microSD card slot as well.
The L3 uses a 3.2 inch IPS display at a very low 240 x 320 resolution, so even at that small screen size you can clearly see pixels. Below it, is the familiar hardware home button which is surrounded by an LED light which you can set to flash different colors for various notifications, which can be pretty useful. At the back you have a 3 Megapixel camera, with no LED flash unfortch. No front facing camera for video calls either.
Here’s a quick video hands-on to give you a better idea of it:
The Optimus L3 II is releasing sometime in Q2 2013 in black, white and silver colors. Seems like a well enough equipped smartphone for it’s super affordable price point, I guess.