Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
We are all waiting for the next generation of Smartphones to hit the market. This new generation is particularly interesting because it will introduce high end phones with quad core processors. While we wait for mainstream phones to gain quad processors, we shouldn’t forget about the entry level handsets. The LG Optimus L3 is one such handset. It based on the new line of handsets by LG which focuses on style. We have come across some very badly built phones with good specs, but can a good looking phone has bad really bad specifications? Let’s find out in the review.
Design wise the LG Optimus L3 is shaped like a typical slab phone, but it does look a lot better than your typical low end phone. Holding the phone in your hand clearly shows that LG has indeed worked hard on the design and paid a lot of attention to it. It does not feel cheap in the hand but it can’t hide the fact that cheap materials are used in the making of this phone.
The LG Optimus L3 comes with a 3.2 inches touchscreen. Earlier in the review I said that low end phones usually don’t have a good design but they do have some decent specifications. The display in this phone proves that a phone with a good design can actually have very shitty specs. The screen of this phone offers a really bad resolution of 240×320 pixels. The results are washed out screen, low color density and pixilated text. Don’t even get me started on the viewing angles.
Looking past the screen, things look slightly better for the LG Optimus L3 due to its 800MHZ single core processor. While not the fastest, it can still get stuff done without stutter. However, with an absence of a proper GPU, forget live wallpapers or games that need a lot of power.
The LG Optimus L3 is a decent looker and should appeal to people who give the outlook importance. Otherwise its screen is pretty bad and I wouldn’t recommend it simply because of that.