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LG Optimus L3 II Review

LG Optimus L3 II

Posted: , by Victor H.



The 3.2-megapixel fixed-focus camera with no flash is nothing to write home about. It’s a decidedly mediocre shooter that you should use only when no other option is available.

Images captured on it turn out smudgy, noisy and soft. Colors skew towards yellowish, unnatural tones and dynamic range is particularly awful in contrasty scenes where the sky often looks like one uniform burned white spot. Having a fixed focus camera (as opposed to an auto-focus one) also means that objects up close (closer than around a feet) will appear out of focus. That’s right - macro shots are not an option here.

Video capture maxes out at 640 x 480 pixel quality (VGA) and just like the images is way too smudgy for any serious use.

LG Optimus L3 II Sample Video:

The handset lacks a front-facing camera, and that’s a downside for those that want to use it with VoIP apps like Skype and Google Hangouts. A neat feature the camera has is voice activation so you can shout something funny like “whisky” or “kim-chi” to take a shot.


The music player is very well polished. It divides your music collection into songs, artists, albums and genres, and it also has a by folder view.

Sound output from the loudspeaker on the L3 II is sufficiently loud, but very-very tinny with almost no depth to sound.

The video player is a brilliant effort on LG’s part. It comes with gesture support so swiping left or right would fast forward or revert the video, and swipes up and down control the volume in a way similar to MX Player. It grabs all of your videos and arranges them neatly, and you can even dig by folder to select the right video. The handset plays back files at its native resolution at ease and even handles Xvid-encoded files out of the box.

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Multimedia apps on the LG Optimus L3 II

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posted on 07 Jun 2013, 06:39 1

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

I would get the Xperia E or the 520 instead....

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 07:28 1

4. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Xperia E and Nokia 520 costs the same as L5II (L5II is definitely better than xperia E, but 520 is unbeatable for the price) in my country. Better alternatives for L3 II would be galaxy young and star from samsung, better specifications than that can only be found on chinese (Huawei Ascend Y300, Lenovo A390 etc) and local smartphones for that price.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 07:10 1

2. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Such a terrible phone in 2013... LG should be ashamed.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 07:25 1

3. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)

not bad :)
l7 II, L9 II, f5, f7 really good mid-ranger

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 08:24

5. lovefist (unregistered)

man.. LG mid range and low end phones plainly suck. I mean, look at that thing it's horrible. even sony low end looks better than this. it's like they just thought of a square/rectangle and called it a day. it's already 2013 and LG still pumping out this garbage.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 04:14

6. SportDriver (Posts: 31; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

"In our experience the handset easily lasts around two days on a single charge and if you don’t watch many videos we can see it going into three day territory. That’s definitely quite an asset for a smartphone."
My dad has firt generation of this phone and battery on his phone lasts about 7 days :D. Yes he do not use phone much but that is better than his ex Nokia C5. It was cheaper than many dumb Nokias so he bought that and he is very happy with it.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:26

7. Fade. (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 May 2013)

This desn't impressme. At about the same price ou can get a Nokia Lumia 520 with much better hardware, but it has Windoesphone 8 instead of Android. On the other hand If you want an Android from the same price you could get a Huawei Ascend y300 with A5 dual-core and much better adreno 203 GPU than the adreno 200 enchanged.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 01:36

8. Ansoni (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)

Tengo un problema con mi LG L3 el problema es que cuando ensiendo el wifi los datos 3g se quitan y cuando apago el wifi se ensienden los 3g otra cosa el google maps no me localiza y mi gmail no me agara y play store tambien dise conexion no fiable algo asi

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LG Optimus L3 II

LG Optimus L3 II

OS: Android 4.1.2
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Display3.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (125 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera3 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.04 x 2.41 x 0.47 inches
(102.6 x 61.1 x 11.9 mm)
3.88 oz  (110 g)
Battery1540 mAh, 16.5 hours talk time

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