Optimus L1 II - £50
Why this smartphone is built for you
The LG Optimus L1 II
The LG Optimus L1 II is the smaller version of the Optimus L3 II. It is an entry-level smart phone running Android Jelly Bean. The L1 II is aimed at the occasional user who requires some of the additional utility offered by a smartphone, but at an affordable price.
This phone has a 3 inch touchscreen that displays in 133PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Optimus L1 II has a 2MP camera with a 'cheese shutter' that enables you to take pictures via voice command. It can also record video in up to 480p. This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz single core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 18 out of 100.
The Optimus L1 II has an estimated battery life of around 5 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1540mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The L1 II comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Optimus L1 II has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
The Optimus L1 II has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is also able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
Whilst the Optimus L1 II may be over shadowed by its bigger brother the L3, it is a very capable offering from LG that, given its low price, it is difficult to be critical of.