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LG Optimus L5 review

 Review: November 2012  

Last updated June 2013

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The LG Optimus L5 is a good value mid-range Android phone with a large screen and excellent battery life. The sluggish processor and low resolution display are the only downsides.



As its name suggests, the LG Optimus L5 sits midway between the Optimus L3 and Optimus L7 Android smartphones. And as you'd expect, the price is midway between the L3 and L7 and so are the specs.

If we're giving the impression that this is a run of the mill phone, that's because it is. It's a rectangle that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and costs just under £100 on Pay as you Go. That's no bad thing, after all. Mostly this phone does just what you'd expect. It's quite slim for a mid-budget phone and has a good-sized 4 inch screen.

On the downside, the built-in memory is quite low at 2GB and the 800MHz processor feels underpowered, even for a mid-range device.

LG Optimus L5 features include:

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Average rating from 5 reviews:

Reviewed by laura from England on 26th Dec 2013
Very good and easy to use. Battery life is very good.

Reviewed by Joanna from Canada on 11th Nov 2013
My phone was good for the first few months. But soon after, I had a problem with the SD card slot (i think)... When i had an SD card in there, it would occasionally say the SD card was removed & it would go through the whole process of re-reading the SD card & at times, the reading of the SD card would be stuck at 99%... during these times, I am not able to listen to my music or view my photos & such...
This was the main problem for me... (it was probably just my phone... but yea)

Reviewed by andrew from uk on 27th Oct 2013
great phone, excellent battery life, almost got four days on 30 percent charge left.

Reviewed by Steve from UK on 25th Mar 2013
Bought the L5 last week, and am glad I did. The screen is big, and there are plenty of apps to download. The radio is far better than the one on the HTC Mozart I traded in. Camera is okay but not outstanding. You can also check how much data apps use if you are on a limited monthly allowance, like myself. The phone is great value for money, considering what you get, and I recommend it.

Reviewed by selva from srilanka on 5th Jan 2013
smart and long life battery,

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