Entry-level LG Optimus L1 II is announced, priced at $95

LG has announced a new low-end Android smartphone, tailored for the needs of developing markets and budget-conscious consumers. The handset is a member of the company's L-series and will be marketed as the LG Optimus L1 II. 

In terms of hardware specifications, the LG Optimus L1 II is as basic of a smartphone as it could possibly get. It offers a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels, a 1GHz Snapdragon MSM7225A SoC, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded by popping in a microSD card. A 2MP fixed-focus camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio with recording capabilities, and an okay 1540mAh battery are also listed on its specs sheet. The usual connectivity features are also present on the LG Optimus L1 II – 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Android 4.1.2 will come loaded out of the box, customized with interface modifications by LG. 

Clearly, the LG Optimus L1 II is a device meant to be as affordable as possible. Priced at roughly $95 off-contract, it will be competing against low-cost models by Samsung, HTC, Sony, and those white-box handsets from the Far East. The Optimus L1 II will go on sale in Vietnam, Russia, and the UK soon, where it will be available in either black or white. 

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Optimus L1 II
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(5h 3G talk time)



1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Why no good dual core processor on any entry level android smartphones??? Like the one on Lumia 520. even wp8 needs a dual core processor to work flawlessly android needs higher specs than wp8 & iOS but all entry level at the price range of Lumia 520 comes with lower specs than Lumia 520. but for $95, 1GHz Snapdragon MSM7225A is pretty fair enough... good work LG...

4. CaoCiBai

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

It's only $99 in the USA, in my country the 520 goes for $170. Still cheap to me.

2. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

sigh.. the mobile industry is reaching stagnation and saturation..

3. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

looks like x10 mini to me...LG is pushing hard, but i thing L9 was a nice device from them..now they started to copy all others to make a better product. G serie is a galaxy copy....and g2 back buttons, it is their innovation, but saddly not succesfull and "ergonomic" as they think...

5. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

lg was able to put android 4.1.2 on a phone w/ 1ghz cpu, 512mb of ram, and 4gb of storage, yet so many "old" phones have these same specs or even better and manufacturers stopped at gingerbread and ics and won't roll out a jelly bean update to them.

6. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Every entry-level phones should be equipped with a front facing camera for video chat / call. A great 2MP autofocus rear camera with flash like SE K750 and front facing camera, is very adequate to meet the needs of people who can’t afford premium or even mid range phone. I even think vga front facing camera is much more useful than crappy 2 or 3MP rear camera

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Why can't phone manufacturers update their decomissioned mid range phones and sell then for a lower cost? Eg- Sony can sell the decomissioned Xperia U(has a dual core cpu ,front cam , rear flash ) instead of creating a all new phone from scratch

12. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Same can be said about Apple and the iPhone 4.

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Because a year later the flagships are usually still $400ish new. Want super cheap phones if you in the US? Go buy a Nexus 4 and the tmobile $30 prepaid plan. It cost like $750 over 2 years + $350 for the nexus 4.

7. Q-ART

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

It may has only name of great " Android " tasteless

11. temuchka1996

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

i think this is much better than asha

14. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

so the nokia asha 501 is a better choice?

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