The LG Bello II is the new proposal of the Korean company for the entry market. A team that includes the legacy of the LG L Bello and that brings some interesting improvements, although it includes the fundamental elements of the previous launch. Among the features that attract more attention we have a new camera for selfies with a good resolution of 5 megapixels , a version with dual SIM to bring in one or two lines terminal including the latest operating system Android 5.1 Lollipop. All this with a design that moves away from the appearance of the LG G3of the previous generation (the rear button disappears). The LG Bello II would reach the Spanish market in the coming weeks, at a price that has not yet been confirmed. For now, we will tell you its main technical details in a thorough analysis.
Design and display
In the LG Bello II the company has chosen to return to a more classic and functional look, releasing the rear button housing. This model wants to give a greater feeling of premium equipment thanks to the use of metallic sides and will be available in three different shades: gold, white and black. The dimensions of the Bello II are placed at 140.8 x 71.6 x 9.6 millimeters, along with a weight of 155 grams. We are not facing a particularly thin or light team, but it remains in quite competitive figures.
As for the screen, LG has decided to keep the same panel as last year. Thus, we find a screen with technology IPS with a standard resolution 854 x 480 pixels . This resolution provides a level of detail of 195 dots per inch, enough for simple applications and games but somewhat short in the case that we want to watch videos or movies in high resolution. Of course, the use of IPS technology has the advantage of good viewing angles of up to 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically.
Within this section we find one of the most interesting surprises of the new Bello . The Korean company is well aware of the great push that selfies have today, and they have decided to strengthen the performance of this smartphone with the inclusion of a quality selfie camera. Specifically, this lens reaches 5 megapixels, has advanced functions such as shooting through gestures and promises very remarkable selfies. As for the lens on the back, it maintains the same 8-megapixel resolution , incorporates flash and autofocus, and is capable of recording high-resolution 1080p video.
Memory and power
In the guts of the LG Bello II hides a quad-core processor with a power of 1.3 GHz. This chip is combined with a 1 GB RAM to create a humble set, which should give us to run most apps and games but that can fall short on some occasions (especially if we are used to working with several applications open at the same time). As for the internal memory, it amounts to 8 GB . This capacity may be sufficient if we make basic use of the terminal, although we can easily run out of space if we make intensive use of its camera for selfies. In this case, users have the option to expand the space via a MicroSD card. In addition, if we do not want to make an extra expense there is also the option of using an online storage service such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
Operating system and applications
The operating system of this terminal is Android 5.1 Lollipop . It is the latest version of Android available , which will allow us to enjoy all the news of this popular platform that has conquered both the smartphone and tablet markets. Among the main novelties of this version, we must highlight the complete facelift of the interface , with a design that floods both icons and apps with color. In addition, both the menus and some applications have been streamlined to make them easier to use. For example, we would like to highlight here the improvements of your camera appwith a more comfortable transition between shooting mode and saved images, or the modern look of its tool to switch between open apps.
But of course, the great attraction of Android is still its huge application store, with many renowned titles such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or Clash of Clans (to give examples). In this way, we have the option to customize the smartphone to our liking. In addition, we must also highlight the weight of Google's own applications , with titles such as YouTube, Gmail or the voice assistant Google Now. This tool increasingly refines its operation and is capable of learning from the use we make of the telephone to offer us relevant information.
The LG Bello II is a mobile designed for those users who do not need a lot of connection speed. In fact, it does not support high-speed 4G networks. What it does achieve is good speeds of up to 21 Mbps in HSPA + networks and up to 5.76 Mbps in HSUPA networks. The company plans to launch two versions of this phone, one with a single SIM card slot and the other with a double slot . This second option is interesting for those users who want to combine their private line and their line of work in a single telephone. To connect to the Internet we can also use WiFi connectivity when we are at home or at a public access point. Connections are completed with Bluetooth 4.0to sync compatible devices and GPS to navigate with apps like Google Maps or Waze.
Autonomy, price and opinions
The LG Bello II includes a 2,540 milliamp battery . The company has not yet revealed the official usage figures, although it should last a whole day without having to look for a plug. In principle, this phone will begin its journey in LG's homeland , and then it will make the leap to other markets such as Spanish in the coming weeks. In short, a team that brings little news compared to its predecessor, something that can weigh on your sales. Of course, we must highlight the company's commitment to a first-rate selfie camera, which could attract a young audience.
LG Bello II
|Model||LG Bello II|
|Resolution||FWVGA 854 x 480 pixels|
|Dimensions||140.8 x 71.6 x 9.6 mm|
|Colors||White / Black / Gold|
3264 x 2448 pixels
|Video||FullHD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
Face and smile detector
|Front camera||5 megapixels, gesture shot, selfie flash|
|Formats||MP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 3GP, MP4, 3GPP|
|Radio||FM radio with RDS|
|Operating system||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Extra applications||Google Apps|
|CPU processor||Quad cores at 1.3 Ghz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||-|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Extension||Yes, with MicroSD card|
|Mobile Network||3G (HSDPA at 21 Mbps / HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps)|
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 b / g / n|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Bands||HSPA + / 3G + / 3G WCDMA 900/2100|
2G GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
|Others||Create WiFi zone, Dual SIM version|
|Capacity||2,540 mAh (milliamp hours)|
|Duration in use||-|
|Release date||Third trimester|