The LG Optimus L3 is the LG L-series Android smartphone of choice for those who are on a budget. As the very first model to be outed as part of LG’s stylishly sophisticated L-range, it kicks things off to a great start. It is small and lightweight with an ergonomic design. And best of all, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to acquire.
As you may already know, the Android smartphone market is filled with entry-level handsets that cost less than a hundred bucks a piece. Yes, many of them may be quite easy to purchase, but the thing is that most of them look very much alike. From the aspect ratio to the screen size to the color of the bezel, most entry-level handsets are exact carbon copies of the models that came right before them. Recycling another company’s design for its own budget offering is something that LG tried very hard not to do. And it succeeded. The end result was the LG Optimus L3 and the rest of the models in its L-series range.
The LG Optimus L3 comes pre-fitted with a 3.2-inch QVGA resolution screen, 3-megapixel camera, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. As you can see, it stands to become pretty useful software-wise, although the hardware features may leave most people very disappointed. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS with A-GPS, as well as microUSB connectivity and support for microSD cards. Overall, it’s really not that impressive in terms of hardware features. In fact, most people may even be annoyed by the fact that it only has 1GB of internal storage.
But the true beauty of the LG Optimus L3, of course, lies in the overall design philosophy that gave way to its existence. The unique outward appearance just screams LG, even without the big logo announcing its company of origin right up front. For those who feel like living the mobile lifestyle as stylishly as possible, the LG Optimus L3 is ready to deliver.
Need To Know: LG Optimus L3
1. Great design and build-quality for something so affordable. (The Good)
2. Pre-installed software in the form of Android 2.3 Gingerbread will allow users to enjoy plenty of official and third-party software support. (The Good)
3. QVGA native resolution for the touchscreen display leads to a less than satisfactory mobile Web browsing experience. (The Bad)
4. Camera performance is terrible. (The Bad)
Prices (Where to Buy)
LG released the Optimus L3 on May 3, 2012.
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LG backs up the Optimus L3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Optimus L3 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.