LG Optimus L3 review

An entry-level handset that has a less than groundbreaking array of specs

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LG Optimus L3 review

Accessed via a home screen shortcut or the full app menu, the contacts section is a minimalist affair with a selection of easily navigated, albeit wildly uninspiring, contacts able to be added to with easy thanks to the handy step-by-step walk through contact sheet that enables you to input everything from contact name and number to a selection of email and postal addresses, personal notes and even assign set people to particular contact groups for further improved location and accessing.

Enabling you to search contacts via these set groupings, the LG Optimus L3 makes up in part for its lack of social network support with contacts unable to have their Twitter stream or Facebook updates link through directly to their virtual contacts card.


LG Optimus L3 review

Acting liberally on the 'smart' aspect of its smartphone branding with a truly barebones array of specs, the LG Optimus L3 fares little better on the 'phone' section of its name with calls made and received often accompanied by a hearty amount of muffling and distortion, making it hard to hear conversations, especially when using the handset in a bustling, urban area that is accompanied by a variety of loud noises.

Sadly, for a smartphone, the L3's voicemail functionality is severely lacking in the smarts, with the now standard visual voicemail expectations errant, replaced instead by the now dated, clumsy and far from convenient voicemail calling service.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory1 GB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyOptimus L3
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time12.50 Hour
Product ModelE400
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Screen Resolution320 x 240
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)110 g
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3.6 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density125 ppi
Country of OriginChina
Height102.6 mm
Width61.6 mm
Depth11.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time600 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameOptimus L3 E400 Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Product LineOptimus L3
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberLGE400
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
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Limited Warranty1 Year