The heart of LG Optimus L3 is running at a speed of 800 MHz single core ARM CPU embedded with Cortex-A5 chipset and shares the platform of Android v.2.3 Gingerbread OS. The device provides a 3.2 inches wide TFT display which has capacitive touch screen and deploys a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels along with a color depth of 256K colors. The display gives a pixel density of 125 ppi and supports multi touch facility that allows the user to give multiple commands to the device. You can even play some games like Temple Run, Angry Birds Space and Fruit Ninja without a problem, experiencing a stable and relatively high FPS. The icons on the screen are fairly crisp and makes small text easy enough to read and the Android platform provides access to more than 1,50,000 applications that are downloadable from the Android market and you get the usual multiple homescreens that you can fill up with applications and widgets. The capacitive touchscreen performs up to scratch for this smartphone with the transitions happening quickly enough along with smooth scrolling action and precise control and even with multiple apps running, the user will find no noticeable drop off in the performance.[ + ] Read LG Optimus L3 Review
LG Optimus L3 is the first phone in the new L-line by LG which is both style conscious and inexpensive. The handset has a typical rectangular shape and overall has better looks than any other average entry level Android smartphone. The body of this low end smartphone has plastic touch and has a touch screen with two touch sensitive buttons at the bottom along with a physical home button at the center. The two sensitive buttons are basically menu and back keys that resides on the both sides of the centre button and the homescreen is customizable where you can create widgets according to your choice which comes into operation with the single touch by your finger. LG Optimus L3 comes packed in a size of 102.6 mm x 61.6 mm x 11.9 mm and weighs only 110 grams, giving credit to the all plastic body that makes this device pretty handable for a very long time without straining the muscles of your palm. LG has differentiated this budget Android handset by spotlighting its sharp, minimalist design, reflecting a consistent feel that the company has deployed across the L-Style range and is available in complete black and soft white colors. On top of the phone, there is a simple Power/Lock key and a standard 3.5mm headphone socket, while at the base is a regular microUSB port. A volume rocker is provided on the left side of the device and at the back there is a battery compartment along with L3 low-key and flash free 3 MP camera with a cool metallic design around it. There is a microSD slot also, but that is hidden away under the back panel. All and all, LG Optimus L3 is a sensuously slim handset that has leading edge square shape and harmonized design contrast that makes this device compactable for perfect palm fit.
The music player in LG Optimus L3 provides you enough options to have full entertainment with this compact handset and the user can also download any third party music player from the Google Play store, thus can enhance their interaction with a multimedia smartphone. This handset by LG supports various audio and video formats that enables you to enjoy numerous videos and songs that are supportable in formats such as MP4, H.264, H.263 and WMV video players and MP3, WAV, WMA and eAAC+ music players. To add more fun, it provides the facility of FM radio to the users along with a 3.5 mm earphone socket that enables you to attach speakers and woofers to your device to make the music falls on your ears from every corner of the room. There are built in speakers in LG Optimus L3 that makes you sway on the music that is coming out of it.
There is no dedicated camera button in LG Optimus L3 but its camera application is straightforward and easy to use. The 3 MP auto focus camera comes with Geo-tagging feature and provides picture of resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels and can take videos with 24 frames per second. You can even change focusing modes, ISO, white balance and can add a color effect to your image to have fun with photography.
LG Optimus L3 boasts a smart internal memory of 1 GB along with 384 MB that is enough to save the day to day data like phonebook entries, call records, messages and lots more. There is a microSD card slot that helps in expanding the external memory up to 32 GB which provides you with an enormous memory to store a huge amount of data.
LG Optimus L3 is incorporated with a standard 1,500 mAh battery that makes this handset deemed to be an ‘on-the-go socializing device’ which will keep users connected with friends for a fairly long time. This strong battery allows a 10 hour talktime on 3G network, 12 hour talktime on 2G network and 600 hour of standby time on both the networks. The user can also enjoy seamless music and video playback for long hours over this smartphone.
With LG Optimus L3 you can enjoy faster web browsing and contents downloading and sharing with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, which is approximately 20% faster than a standard Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and with Bluetooth v.2.1 with A2DP, you can also share large videos and your favorite music with friends and family, while consuming less battery. The user can also connect to the social networking sites and Internet through EDGE and GPRS via 2G and 3G network at HSPA+ speed and Wi-Fi hotspot. To transfer data from handset to Laptop or PC or vice-versa, there is a microUSB port on this device.
LG Optimus UI keyboard works decently on the 3.2 inch screen of L3 and take advantage of the full width of the screen, and when in landscape mode does allow for a pretty decent typing experience. With this smartphone, you can send SMS, MMS, e-mail, Push mail and IM.
LG Optimus L3 supports GSM network for both 2G and 3G connectivity at a bandwidth of 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz and 900 / 2100 MHz respectively. You can download data at an HSDPA speed of 3.6 Mbps.
LG Optimus L3 comes with LG SmartWorld application store along with Google Play Store application and Android market that allows a wide choice to the user to select their favorite games and download them from these stores. To add more fun to game world, this smartphone supports Java that enhances your gaming experience.
LG Optimus L3 is a handy and easy to use phone where the best thing is its touch sensitivity, which is very good. Beside it, the user can be very comfortable with document work and Internet option. The external memory capacity is unbelievable which allows you to store huge data and information.
Though LG Optimus L3 is a low end device, but at the same price other smartphones are also available in the market that have better features and functions than LG Optimus L3, for example, Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos and Samsung Galaxy Y that have better screen resolution, good camera features and good browsing and connectivity speed. LG Optimus L3 lacks flash option in camera with lots of features missing and the screen of this smartphone also does not have a clear resolution for the display.[ - ] collapse
LG Optimus L3 General
|Global Status||Available. Released 2012, February|
LG Optimus L3 Standard Battery Features
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh|
LG Optimus L3 Camera Features
LG Optimus L3 Sound Settings
|Ringtones||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
LG Optimus L3 Connectivity Options
|2GNetworkBands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3GNetworkBands||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
LG Optimus L3 Additional Features
|Quick Office Document Viewer||1|
|JAVA Type||via Java MIDP emulator|