LG Optimus L5 II Review
Introduction:

The LG Optimus L5 II is among the phones you'll run into if you're looking for an Android device that doesn't cost much. Its biggest asset is that it has a pretty IPS-LCD screen, but other than that, its just your typical entry-level smartphone. Specs include a single-core processor running at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, 5MP camera and 4 gigs of storage – unimpressive characteristics, yet none of them surprise us given the phone's class. However, the LG Optimus L5 II is a phone offering more than meets the eye. Join us as we take you through its in-depth review and show you why the Optimus L5 II shouldn't be overlooked!


In the box:

  • Wired stereo headset
  • Wall charger
  • microUSB cable
  • Quick start guide




Design:

Unsurprisingly, the LG Optimus L5 II is made of plastic, which is actually a common trait for all low end smartphones. In this case, the material has been given a brushed metallic look with glossy finish on top, and while it doesn't look premium, the phone certainly doesn't give us a bad impression either. In fact, it is an okay-looking handset of decent build quality, with no sharp corners and with flat, boxy design. Of course, it would have been much better if its shiny surface wasn't a magnet for fingerprints.


Since our hands are now used to handle large-screened smartphones, the LG Optimus L5 II felt small at first, but we got used to its average proportions in no time. We can confirm that the phone is ideal for single-handed use since it fits nicely in our palm while our thumb can easily reach the screen's furthest areas.

LG Optimus L5 II

LG Optimus L5 II

Dimensions

4.63 x 2.45 x 0.36 inches

117.5 x 62.2 x 9.2 mm

Weight

3.54 oz (100 g)

Samsung Galaxy Fame

Samsung Galaxy Fame

Dimensions

4.46 x 2.43 x 0.46 inches

113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm

Weight

4.25 oz (121 g)

HTC Desire X

HTC Desire X

Dimensions

4.67 x 2.45 x 0.37 inches

118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm

Weight

4.02 oz (114 g)

Sony Xperia J

Sony Xperia J

Dimensions

4.89 x 2.41 x 0.36 inches

124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm

Weight

4.37 oz (124 g)

LG Optimus L5 II

LG Optimus L5 II

Dimensions

4.63 x 2.45 x 0.36 inches

117.5 x 62.2 x 9.2 mm

Weight

3.54 oz (100 g)

Samsung Galaxy Fame

Samsung Galaxy Fame

Dimensions

4.46 x 2.43 x 0.46 inches

113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm

Weight

4.25 oz (121 g)

HTC Desire X

HTC Desire X

Dimensions

4.67 x 2.45 x 0.37 inches

118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm

Weight

4.02 oz (114 g)

Sony Xperia J

Sony Xperia J

Dimensions

4.89 x 2.41 x 0.36 inches

124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm

Weight

4.37 oz (124 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Below the screen of the LG Optimus L5 II we see a physical “home” key in the middle, while the “back” and “menu” keys are of the capacitive kind. The home button is slightly raised, which makes it easier to press. There is a transparent band surrounding it, serving the purpose of a bright, multi-colored notification light. The buttons on the smartphone's sides are not be exposed very well, but their texture makes them easy to make out.



Display:

Not many low-end Android phones come with displays as good as what the LG Optimus L5 II has to offer. In particular, we're dealing with a 4-inch 480 by 800


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8 Comments

1. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

2011 called and want their phone back. This cheap POS doesn't even support the latest google services yet somehow the reviewer deems it worthy of a 7.5??

2. guruprasad

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

It's an entry level device,u can't expect everything from it..still its does a very good job considering devices of it's own league..

4. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

What do u expect it to bring to the table? A galaxy S4 like phone that cost a fraction of the real S4? Dream on.

7. carilotoz

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

It is a very good device for its level and price. It has the same price as galaxy fame , and the l5 ii is more better. It has an awesome ips screen,very good specs, excellent performance. And it is much better than many devices in its price level or even devices that are more expensive than it. So they must give it 7.5

3. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

If its under 175$ in Amazon...will get a lot of attention.

5. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

1st generation LG L5 is already 171$, so I dont think so it's going under 175$...

6. Jelmer97

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

I have just bought this telephone, any positive feedback of the LG Optimus L5 II?

8. Mohammad15

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

It's cool for its price, 225$ Of LG L5 II=Fun, Because Life is good with LG
Optimus L5 II
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor MediaTek, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh(9h 3G talk time)

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