Optimus L5 II - £120
Why this smartphone is built for you
The LG Optimus L5 II
The Optimus L5 II is an entry-level smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. It sits between the L3 II and the L7 II in LG's Optimus range. It is a direct update to the popular L5 (released in 2012) and combines an attractive design with a competitive set of features.
This phone has a 4 inch touchscreen that displays in 233PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Optimus L5 II has a 5MP camera with optional voice control and can 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 L5 II has an estimated battery life of around 10 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1700mAh (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 L5 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 L5 II has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). 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. It also has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends wirelessly.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Optimus L5 II Dual) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The LG Optimus L5 II has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is 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.
The LG Optimus L5 II is a proficient entry level smartphone with a good battery life. The inclusion of NFC helps this phone to stand out in a very competitive market.