Tuesday, February 28, 2012

LG Optimus 5 - Underwhelming

LG showcased the new styling of its L style phones just before the start of the Mobile World Congress. The entry level L style phone, the LG Optimus L3 was underwhelming. It is basically a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Y, released six months later. With a 240 x 320 display and running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) the only thing that could make this phone interesting is a very low retail price.

The bigger brother of the LG Optimus L3, the L5 is similarly disappoints. The LG Optimus L5 runs on Android 4.0, but after that the other specifications disappoint. It packs a large 4-inch screen with a disappointingly low 320 x 480 screen resolution. Inside it has an 800 MHz processor and packs a 5 MP autofocus camera. 

We are expecting this phone to be price at around the Php8,000-9,000 range. Any more, and it will be overpriced. Priced correctly, it may have some draw as providing the largest screen at the price point. The low 144 ppi pixel density is going to make the display look a bit pixelated.

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