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LG Optimus L5 II Hands-On [video]

The LG Optimus L5 II is a mid-range-y affordable smartphone meant to be a sequel to last year’s LG Optimus L5.

LG Optimus L5 II Review

The LG Optimus L5 II sits just above the Optimus L3 II and builds upon the Lseries brand with slightly bumped up specs and updated software. There’s a 4 inch screen at HVGA 480×800 resolution on an IPS display with a pixel density of 233ppi. Surrounding it, is the usual plastic body, with the metallic looking rim running along the edges to make it look a bit more premium-ish. Below the screen, 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. The entire phone measures 117.5 x 62.2 x 9.2 mm so it’s easy and comfortable to use one-handed. Unfortunately though, the L5 II runs the same processor, has the same RAM and the same internal storage s the L3 II, with a 1Ghz single core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot. Which probably means this is going to be a pretty cheap handset.

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The Optimus L5 II runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with LG’s Optimus UI on top, bringing the company’s own apps and tweaks like the quick settings in the notification bar, among others. It run’s decently quick, responding to all our pokes and swipes. At the back you have a 5 Megapixel camera here, with a single LED flash. Again, no front facing camera just like the L3 II.

Here’s a quick hands-on video to give you a better idea:

Another super cheap, affordable handset from LG, which the company hopes will strengthen their position at the low-end of the market. *shrug*