LG Optmius L4 II Review
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LG is the only front line yet underdog company when it comes to smartphone production. With the LG Optimus G Pro all that is supposed to change as critics have rated that phone in Top5 Android smartphones for 2013 in most of the blogs. The new arrival on more of the budget price side is the LG Optimus L4 II which is a dual sim Android phone. The phone is again standing on the high standards set by LG that reflects there will never be any compromising on quality. The phone comes with a rather smaller 3.8 inch beautiful display which is quiet dense and a high performance 1GHz processor.
The LG Optimus L4 II has kind of gone with those first waves of smart phones kind of a look, it is more of a wicked rectangle with very minute curve over the corners of the phone. The phone is made out of plastic but it is much better than the quality of plastic you might find on Samsung devices, even better than the Samsung Galaxy Grand for that matter of fact. The lock button is placed to the right edge of the phone and the volume rockers on the left. Yes, it comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack and microUSB slot both which is pretty standard these days. LG Optimus L4 II is pretty heavy for a phone with a length of just 112.5mm, it weighs about 125 grams but fits quiet easily in your pockets so no worries on that part. The phone’s overall dimensions are: 112.5 x 64.7 x 11.9 mm. LG Optimus L4 II is available in two colours: Black and White.
For the smart phone trend today, the LG Optimus L4 II has a relatively smaller display. LG Optimus L4 II comes with a 3.8 inch display which has a resolution of 320×480 pixels with pixel density of 152ppi which looks pretty standard. The display is pretty good going on a phone that costs Rs. 9290. The colours are quiet nice so is the vibrancy of them and also the contrast. The display is not a high end display hence the videos also look pretty normal that you would find generally on normal phones but no it is not pixelated at all. This is an IPS display hence it gives you good viewing angles. There are no problems in screen protection side also, you won’t need a scratch guard. Like I said as this is a pretty normal screen even the HD videos look normal in the standard definition quality.
LG Optimus L4 II has a 3.15MP camera on the back but you don’t have to worry it takes photographs much better than most of the 5MP cameras in the market though the resolution can’t be helped. There is no secondary camera which might come as a disappointment but well you can’t get everything in a single smart phone these days, some features you get and some you don’t. Images from this 3.15 MP camera are pretty nice and colourful for a 3.15MP camera but as I said the resolution might be a hit if you want to save them as wallpapers on the desktop or something but this is a camera you might want to solely use for uploading over social networking sites.
LG uses its own UI for the LG Optimus L4 II and the mobile operating system that constitutes of the heart of this small yet amazing budget phone is Android v4.1 Jelly Bean. The user interface makes navigation is pretty standard what you find on most of the Android devices. Google Play is the perfect place for you to grab tons of applications from every category- games, entertainment, music, books, well you get the idea. The qualities of certain apps are questionable on Android when you compare the same to iOS or Windows Phone 8 apps, I am not saying quality of apps is bad on Android but iOS and WP8 make the same much better and they certainly look richer. For developers Android is like gold because Google provides them tons of APIs for them to use and create the best but again the diversity of Android run devices is so wide that it might be a huge problem at times.
Performance and Memory
LG Optimus L4 II has a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. The processor is pretty fast along with the RAM it carries out multitasking pretty nice. The response time of apps and different inputs to the phone is pretty nice, it does things quiet fast. For a single core 1GHz processor its overall performance is better than most dual core 1GHz processor too. LG Optimus L4 II has internal memory of 4GB expandable to 32GB using microSD card and main memory of 512MB as mentioned above. The older v3.0 version of Bluetooth is available on this device, there is no NFC and has microUSB for transfer of data.
LG Optimus L4 II is a pretty average phone. Don’t buy it if you starve for a bigger screen, faster processor and just for the sake of it a 5MP camera. MP does not matter there is a lot more to a camera than just number of mega pixels. LG Optimus L4 II has a pretty decent camera, a vibrant display but overall the phone is slow though it does not cause much problems.
LG Optimus L4 II is available for Rs. 9290
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2013, July|
|BODY||Dimensions||112.5 x 64.7 x 11.9 mm (4.43 x 2.55 x 0.47 in)|
|Weight||125 g (4.41 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||320 x 480 pixels, 3.8 inches (~152 ppi pixel density)|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||4 GB, 512 MB RAM|
|DATA||GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps|
|Speed||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, HS|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, LED flash|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||1 GHz Cortex-A9|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– SNS integration|
– Xvid/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail
– YouTube, Google Talk
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
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