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LG Optimus L3 review

 Review: April 2012  

Last updated October 2013

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: The LG Optimus L3 is an entry-level Android smartphone with a smart, compact design. Battery life is good, but there are many compromises here.



The LG Optimus L3 is quite a funky little phone. Priced at the budget end, it's compact, yet stylish, with metallic edge strips giving it an upmarket look. This is a good introduction to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), giving a lot for your money (comparable to the best-selling Samsung Galaxy Mini), but in a package that's more mini than the Mini! Good battery life is a strong point, but it's compromised by a low resolution screen, small internal memory and basic camera.

LG Optimus L3 features include:

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Average rating from 10 reviews:

Reviewed by Gerald okeyo from kenya on 17th Sep 2014
poor camera coz there is no flash

Reviewed by Colin from England on 12th Jan 2014
Great little 'phone. Easy to use and excellent for inexperienced 'phone users. I'm a smartphone novice and I can find my way around it, just fine. Size is brilliant and features work well.

Reviewed by Timmo Glock from kenya on 6th Sep 2013
love at first touch... the perfect budgets phone.... though it may be a bit slow its awsum for the price you pay

Reviewed by Sue from Wales on 26th Mar 2013
Just found out that the L3 is not Staffordshire Bull Terrier proof.
Great phone though, enjoyed using it very much and found it good value for money so I will get a new one but keep it away from Mungo in future.

Reviewed by Sandra Shine from London England on 25th Feb 2013
Had this phone since last November just to try android without spending much money, so far I have been very impressed with it.
It has been said that the screen resolution is not great however it looks fine to me and is one of the most responsive touch screens that I have ever used.
There are lots of free apps online that it will except even some that 'play store' say are incompatable.
In short, the best 40 I ever spent.

Reviewed by sam from uk on 3rd Oct 2012
hi again just to say its great but its sadly sarted to freaze may have been to getting wet in my tent so its good but also the memory is rubbish i have a micro sd card in it as well and the phone eats it all up due to updating

Reply by laura from england on 21st Oct 2012
so surely that is your own fault for letting it get wet in a tent

Reviewed by sam from england on 18th Jun 2012
hi guys just upgraded from my samsung tocco lite to this and love it, its the best phone i have, good android market with the plus of google navigation which is very good very good phone, overall no problems and its a must buy lol sam xxx

Reviewed by j from england on 13th May 2012
had the phone a few weeks now with no problems i have no complants , im nearly 60 and found it so easy to use . not really tried out the camera or video ....wifi works ok plus the best part you can make phone calls with it !!! so 10 out of 10 from me .

Reviewed by mark richards from england on 8th May 2012
Iv had my L3 for a few weeks now its amazing . It has a massive 1500mh battery and iv found it lasts more than 2 days thats brilliant for a smart phone my last didnt last all day.the camera is 3mp its good for a quick pic .iv managed to store all my music on the 1gb internal memory . Or expand it if i want too. Its running gingerbread googles android version. The screen is large enough to see any e mails or text
I would wholly recomend this handset for the price you pay

Reviewed by mobilesreviewpk.com from pakistan on 17th Apr 2012
a budget mobile phone but nice LG Optimus L3

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