Anything but a media-centric device, the LG Optimus L3's digital content playback services are severely limited by its woeful display with the 3.2-inch TFT offering, ensuring that users looking for movie or online video playback on the move carry their laptops or tablets with them at all times.
While the handset's inbuilt memory is a pleasantly surprising 1GB, up on many of its similarly priced competitors and a figure that can be increased up to 32GB via microSD card, this storage is not ideal for hearty amounts of audio and video content with playback options set to offer a disappointing representation of the content transferred to the compact blower.
While missing the mark for many counts, the LG Optimus L3 ticks one box of the media requirements shortlist with inbuilt FM radio functionality enabling you to enjoy questionable quality music and discussions on the move in patchy, location-based and intermittent form.
A near non-existent viewing angle with the 3.2-inch TFT display offers you little in terms of leeway, with any transition from a direct, front-on view resulting in silhouetted images, a lack of definition and very quickly nothing more than a monochrome view of obscure, blurred motion.
Although the inbuilt speaker is well positioned in terms of ensuring against stray fingers blocking the sound, audio playback through the device is a highly tinny affair with little bass resulting in poor quality, shallow audio that almost rattles through the device's plastic form.
Despite the full array of media forms from the inbuilt music player, image galleries and video feeds including YouTube able to be accessed through the home screen via a selection of shortcuts and widgets, doing so is often followed by disappointing results with a limited selection of features and the continually poor screen deterring from any form of picture editing or video viewing.