LG Optimus L5, in-depth analysis

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Its name is LG Optimus L5 and it is a mid-range touch screen that has been unveiled by the Korean company LG at the Mobile World Congress 2012 . Along with the LG Optimus L3 and LG Optimus L7 , the one at hand is part of the new LG Style range , on which some devices with a rectangular design that convey too much formality have been presented . This model, the LG Optimus L5 is a basic touch mobile phone with a medium-large (4-inch) screen, but with a single- core processor that makes it too slow to operate.In short, a strangely large mobile, for the limited capabilities of its processor. Yes. Those looking for a large donkey (whether it walks or not) at a reduced price will find an option tailored to their needs.

LG optimus L5

Design and display

The Korean company has created a phone that is completely made of plastic (here is one of the reasons why it can be considered a basic range) the case has some metallic finishes, especially on the front, to give it a touch more distinguished, even in appearance.

The truth is that the terminal has a medium-large screen. I has a capacitive multitouch four - inch panel, equipped with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels . It also has a density of 144 pixels per inch and a depth of 16 million colors . In fact, being a mid-range phone, it does not have Corning Gorilla layers of protection , for example, a feature reserved for the highest devices.

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The new LG Optimus L5 operates on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 2100 networks , so you can connect without any problem to 3G networks (HSDPA, HSUPA) . You will be able to access and navigate between pages, download email or manage any other interaction on your favorite social networks without having to wait for long periods of time. The phone also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n connection , as well as Wi-Fi Hotspot so that other devices can connect to your 3G network . The terminal incorporates Bluetooth with A2DP , NFC and GPS with A-GPS support, so that you can use the device as if it were a dedicated GPS navigator , in the car or to configure routes and consultations on foot. It deserves a notable in the section of connectivity.

The LG Optimus L5 also incorporates all the basic functions for external connectivity. We refer to a 3.5 mm output for headphones , to a microUSB 2.0 input that will serve to connect the terminal to the computer.

Photographic and multimedia camera

The new device incorporates a camera with five megapixel sensor . If you are looking for a powerful camera, in this case you have an interesting option at your disposal. You will be able to obtain images in a resolution of 2,592 x 1,944 pixels, in addition to using some interesting functions such as autofocus or geotagging. It incorporates LED flash , so you can take photos in situations with very low light . In addition, you can also record videos, although the quality has not been specified. On the front of the phone you will find a VGA front camera that will be useful for making video calls.

In the multimedia section , the phone is perfectly capable of playing audio, image and video files, so that the following formats are specified: MP4, H.264, H.263, MP3, WAV and eAAC + . It has a document viewer and access to the main Google services : Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Google Talk , among many others.

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Memory and operating system

The device has internal memory , but LG has not specified how many GB the user can have to store its contents. In any case, we know that you can expand this capacity with microSD memory cards of up to 32 GB . On the other hand, you should know that the LG Optimus L5 has a RAM of 512 Mb .

You will see that the device works through a single core processor at 800 MHz , quite basic for the taste of the most demanding users. And it is natural. Despite everything, it must be said that this feature is combined with one of the most advanced operating systems on the market. We refer to Android 4.0 , an edition that is valid for smartphones , but also for tablets, which is nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich . The latest version of this Google icons operating system offers important advantages for new users, since very significant improvements have been added in the performance section. You will also have direct access toAndroid Market , the application store of the Google company , in addition to the possibility of accessing the main services offered by Mountain View for free.

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Autonomy and availability

The LG company has integrated into the LG Optimus L5 a lithium ion battery with up to 1,540 milliamps . In any case, no specific data on autonomy has been specified, so we will have to wait a bit to find out this official information. On the other hand, it is still important that each user do their own tests to see how this device performs , through a much more realistic vision and adapted to the experience of each user.

As explained by LG , the LG Optimus L5 (along with all the others) will be presented on the market from next May 2012 . This particular device will cost 200 euros in free format . For now it is unknown if the phone will be available through the main operators in the country. We will be attentive to inform you.

Data sheet

StandardGSM 850/900/1800/1900

HSDPA 2100

Weight and measurementsNot available
MemoryExpandable with 32GB microSD cards

512 Mb of RAM memory


4-inch capacitive multi-touch

320 x 480 pixels

144 ppi

16 million colors

Photographic camera5 megapixel sensor

2,592 x 1,944 pixels


LED flash


Record video

Secondary camera

MultimediaPlayback of images, audio and video

DivX / Xvid / MP4 / H.264 / H.263 / WMV player

MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC + player

Document editor

Google Search, Maps, Gmail

YouTube, Google Talk

Voice commands

Predictive text

Controls and connections800 MHz single core processor

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich


Wi-Fi 802 b / g / n

Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth with A2DP


GPS with A-GPS support

MicroUSB 2.0

3.5mm headphone output

MicroSD card slot

Autonomy 1,540 mAh Li-ion battery
Price200 euros
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