LG Magna hands-on: a mid-ranger with a slight premium vibe


LG has been on the run lately, announcing not one but four new devices at MWC 2015, both entry-level and mid-range ones. One of these is the LG Magna, a solid mid-ranger that aims to bring a premium vibe to the market segment. 

Still, it's made of plastic and you'd certainly be aware of this when you're handling the handset. It's adopted certain lines from the G Flex, G Flex 2 (namely, the curved silhouette, which has made ). The phone has a 5-inch 720p display, which seems a bit washed out.

From the get-go, it's a 5-inch LG device with a rear-positioned hardware button setup. Inside, we have a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset with 1GB of RAM. At the back, there's an 8MP camera, while the front is graced by a 5MP selfie shooter. The device is, naturally, running on LG's own UI, powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop. 

You should not expect stellar performance from this mid-range trooper. Still, it will get the job done, provided that the job is not pretty cumbersome and resource-demanding.

LG is trying to bring down some of the traits of its high-tier portfolio to the lower-positioned devices, and the LG Magna feels like a step in the right direction. Yet, we should not forget that we're only dealing with a mid-range device, so expectations should be lowered beforehand.

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Magna
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2540 mAh

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