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LG Optimus L3 II Review

LG Optimus L3 II

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Call Quality:

LG Optimus L3 II Review
Call quality on the handset is mediocre. On our end of the line, callers sounded as if they were talking through a blanket - voices were unnatural and muffled in the earpiece.

On the other end of the line, the microphone output of the phone was loud but lacked a bit in clarity. Being affordable, the device expectedly has no second mic for no noise cancellation and side noise could be an issue.

Battery Life:

The Optimus L3 II comes with a pretty impressive 1540mAh battery that provides for a quoted talk time of 16.5 hours on 2G and 11.5 hours on 3G.

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.


With a price of around $140 off contract, the Optimus L3 II has fierce competition among low-end Androids, but not only. We honestly think the small screen in the L3 II takes a lot of the beauty of Android and that's one big reason against buying it. There are phones with slightly larger screens, but even a small increase in screen size makes a big difference for the user experience. The camera is also disappointing even for such an affordable device. Combine those two and you have solid reasoning for going against this otherwise fun chubby little Android.

Phones like the Sony Xperia E offer a larger, better screen at virtually the same price point. Cheap Windows Phone handsets have upped the stakes even higher and the Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a spacious 4-inch display with a higher resolution and much more functionality at a price range only slightly higher than the L3 II. But neither of them have such a huge battery that will easily last two full days, and that along with the cheap price would be the strongest features of this phone.

LG Optimus L3 II Video Review:


  • Excellent battery life
  • Fluid performance


  • Small low-res screen
  • Disappointing camera
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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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