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LG Optimus L3 E405 / LG Optimus L3 E400 / LG Optimus L3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1843 reviews of LG Optimus L3 E405 / LG Optimus L3 E400 / LG Optimus L3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The performance and usability also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the screen. There are some negative comments about the connectivity and reliability.

size, usability, performance, price, portability

camera, reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus L3 E405 / LG Optimus L3 E400 / LG Optimus L3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG Optimus L3 E405 / LG Optimus L3 E400 / LG Optimus L3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of LG Optimus L3 E405 / LG Optimus L3 E400 / LG Optimus L3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, portability, screen, price, performance

reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG E400 Optimus L3 BlackLG E400 Optimus L3 Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Optimus L3 E405 / LG Optimus L3 E400 / LG Optimus L3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of LG Optimus L3 E405 / LG Optimus L3 E400 / LG Optimus L3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the sound and portability are generally positive. The price and screen are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the camera, while some have doubts about the size and reliability.

usability, screen, price, portability, sound

performance, design, reliability, size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Optimus L3 E400 Unlocked GSM Phone with Android 2.3 OS, Touchscreen, 3.15MP Camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microSDLG Optimus L3 E400 Unlocked GSM Phone with Android 2.3 OS, Touchscreen, 3.15MP Camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microSD

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for LG Optimus L3 E405 / LG Optimus L3 E400 / LG Optimus L3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of LG Optimus L3 E405 / LG Optimus L3 E400 / LG Optimus L3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. There are some less positive views about the camera and usability.

usability, camera

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Optimus L3 E400 Android Quad Band Unlocked Phone (Black)LG Optimus L3 E400 Android Quad Band Unlocked Phone (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

LG Optimus L3 review

 

An entry-level handset that has a less than groundbreaking array of specs

1GB internal storage ; Compact ; Intuitive UI ; Strong battery life

Terrible display ; Clunky charging port ; Uncomfortable design ; No future Android updates

Update: We've altered our review to reflect improved pricing on the Optimus L3 - does that make it any more worthwhile as a smartphone though?

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

LG Optimus L3 review

 

Small, sleek and budget? Can LG really pull this off?

Great design ; Palm size simplicity ; Easy user interface

Low storage ; Poor camera ; Low resolution screen

May, 2012

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

They are supposed to represent style and luxury, but compared to the company's other more premium offerings - like the LG 4X HD and the Optimus Vu - the

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

LG Optimus L3

 

Costing only £70 this is one of the cheapest Android phones we've ever seen.

Low asking price, Long battery life

Good performance from the processor, Screen is very poor, Camera isn't much to write home about., Uses an old version of Android

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

LG Optimus L3 2 Review: In Depth

 

We're taking a look at the new LG Optimus L3 2, a pint-sized Android smartphone that may not be to everyone's taste but still has a lot to offer.LG Optimus L3 2 Review: Design & ScreenWhen it comes…

Compact, lightweight body ; Excellent battery life

Low-resolution screen ; Poor app optimisation ; Weak design, cheap materials

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

LG Optimus L3 Review: In Depth

 

LG (like Sony and HTC) has streamed its 2012 line-up to just four phones. The LG Optimus L3 is the baby of the range, a small, Android equipped smartphone priced between £69-150. LG has lost ground…

1GB internal memory ; 800Mhz processor ; Great battery performance

Low-res screen ; No camera flash ; Love/hate design

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

LG Optimus L3

 

LG's Optimus 3 is a touchscreen smartphone with a 3.2-inch display that runs the Android 2.3 operating system. Its key features include 1GB of built-in memory, external memory storage via a microSD memory card and a 3-megapixel camera. The good Android...

The LG Optimus L3 is an easy to use smartphone that will suit many needs. It has a great battery life, can download apps and delivers a decent web browsing experience, but that doesn’t stop it being distinctly average in every other area. LG Optimus L3...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: What Mobile (whatmobile.net)

LG Optimus L3 review

 

The LG Optimus L3 is the lowest ranked handset in LG's L Series – which also comprises the LG Optimus L5 and Optimus L7 – but you can't tell by looking at its design. It's not a great-looking handset, but in a world where the trend for devices is to...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Robert Zak (somobile.co.uk)

LG Optimus L3

 

To every superphone there must be an equal and opposite budget phone. While LG is getting ready to release its quad-core Optimus 4X HD, they've decided to plop out this little fella in the meantime.

The Optimus L3 is very much a budget phone, and is indeed cheaper than some of the phones I unfavourably compared it to in this review, but there is no single feature on this phone that really makes it stand out as a worthwhile purchase.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Kemp (mybroadband.co.za)

LG Optimus L3 review

 

The LG Optimus L3 budget Android smartphone impresses, but falters where it counts the most

Overall, the LG Optimus L3 provides a lot of good value for your money. At an RRP of R1,500, the processing power and functionality is very good for those looking to go smart on a budget.

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500 / 1520 / 1540
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):1044 / 600 / 608
Standby time (3G):100 / 600 / 700 / 909
Talk time (2G):11.5 / 12.5 / 15.5
Talk time (3G):10 / 4

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, Auto / 400
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.15 / 3.2
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.15 / 3.2
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.572
Head SAR (EU):1.100

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Pink / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:256 colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Display Type:IPS / LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:0.375 / 0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP4, XMF / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WMV, XVID / 3G2, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV, XVID / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, XVID / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, UMTS / HSDPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
T9 text input: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 2.3.6 / 4.1 / 4.1643
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Themes, Widgets / Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A5 / ARM7
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.8 / 1
Processor Model:MSM 7225A

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 2.3.6 / 4.1 / 4.1643
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:1024
Internal RAM:384 / 512
Internal ROM:4000
Internal storage capacity:1 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.17 / 1.19
Height :10.3 / 6.16
Weight:103 / 107 / 108 / 109
Width:10.3 / 6.11 / 6.13 / 6.16