Optimus L3 II - £45
Why this smartphone is built for you
The LG Optimus L3 II
Whilst LG may be best known for their premium smartphones, they also offer many options at the other end of the market. The Optimus L3 II is an example of one such device. The LG Optimus L3 II is the follow up to the L3 that LG released a couple of years ago. It runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is the budget smartphone in the LG Optimus range.
This phone has a 3.2 inch touchscreen that displays in 125PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The L3 II has a 3.2MP camera (with optional voice activation) and it 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, which makes it one of the quicker phones in the sub £50 market. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 18 out of 100.
The L3 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 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 L3 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 L3 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.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Optimus L3 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 L3 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 Optimus L3 II may not steal the headlines, but it is as good a smartphone as you are likely to find in this price range.