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LG Optimus L3 2: Hands-on photos and video

Following rumours at Mobile World Congress, LG has officially confirmed three new additions to its L-Series of Android smartphones, the LG Optimus L3 2, LG Optimus L5 2 and LG Optimus L7 2.

Each model is an upgrade from 2012s LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7 and share design traits such as the floating screen and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We had some hands-on time with the LG Optimus L3 2  at Mobile World Congress, check out the video below to find out more.
 

The LG Optimus L3 2 is the baby of the range, with a 3.2-inch screen, 3.2-megapixel camera and single core processor.  There’s a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory and 1530 mAh battery, which LG claims should last around two days, an impressive feat.

On the phone is Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, overlayed with LG’s own UI, which is one of the lightest Android skins and doesn’t feel as heavy as TouchWiz.  QuickMemo with Overlay is a new feature at this price, allowing users to write notes on a transparent layer on top of the screen.

 

LG Optimus L3 2 camera and controls

3.2-megapixels is a fairly low resolution, but will be adequate for Facebook and Twitter photographs, although the lack of flash rules out low-light photographs. The home control button includes a Smart LED Lighting (right), whereby the buttons lights up with differnet colours to indicate incoming messages and alerts. Although you can customise alerts, there’s no way to turn it off, so it sounds like it could be annying after a while.

LG Optimus L3 2 menu and top

The LG Optimus L3 2 launches in Brazil this week and comes in two editions – a dual-SIM version for developing countries and single-SIM version which for other markets, including (we expect) the UK. There’s no news yet on UK pricing or network availability, we’d expect it to cost from £50-£100, but we’ll update this piece as soon as possible with offical information.

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