LG's new Bello II smartphone packs a quad-core CPU and Android 5.1.1 out of the box

LG's new Bello II smartphone packs a quad-core CPU and Android 5.1.1 out of the box
It's always exciting when one of the industry's big guns unleashes a new smartphone, and while the LG Bello II is far from the caliber of the flagship G4, it continues the L Series' tradition of bringing treats like Knock Code to the lower echelons of its range. If you're in the market for a low-end handset with removable storage, up-to-date software and don't mind a modest performance, perhaps the Bello II will pique your interest. 

The 5-inch display pumps out a resolution of 480 x 854, which is never going to dazzle. In fact, at 196 pixels per-inch, the Bello II isn't blessed with sharpness, and while budget phones naturally scrimp on certain aspects, many entry-level devices nowadays can muster at least a 720p display. 

The Bello II includes a 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU, which seems unchanged from that of the original L Bello (pictured above), and there's a reasonable 1-gig of RAM. Storage-wise, you get 8 GB to play around with, and if you'd like more, you can increase via the microSD card reader. 

The 8-megapixel rear shooter is accompanied by a 5-megapixel offering for selfies. Speaking of which, the Bello II includes Selfie Flash and Gesture Shot -- two software features that help you to capture better snaps of your own face. Selfie Flash turns your display into a flash of sorts, offering a useful glow when external light is at a premium. Gesture Shot, as the name implies, lets you take pictures by gesturing at the camera, which will no doubt help in avoidance of the dreaded Selfie Arm. 

There's a 2,540 mAh battery, 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and as mentioned above, you get Android 5.1.1 Lollipop from the get-go. Available in White, Titan and Gold color options, there's no word on pricing as yet, but it's certain to be cheap.

The Bello II will launch at some point later on this month in India, Latin America, and much of Europe. In some markets, namely India, Mexico and Russia, the Bello II will be known as the LG Max, while in Brazil and Chile, it'll be branded as the LG Prime II.

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L Bello
  • Display 5.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1 megapixel front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2540 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

How the f**k will LG sheeps defend this POS that costs 200$/200eur and has much worse specs than the old Moto G and can only imagine a better specced new Moto G?

4. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

wrong in my country u can buy this for less then 110 euros

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Fail, unless if priced below $90.

3. carlemillward unregistered

I am beginning to think that most OEMs are forgetting what we want and making a series of failing handsets. It is better to buy a flagship from last year or even two years ago than this.

5. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

T-Mobile's lg g stylo is better than this

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