LG L70 Review

Wed 23 Jul 2014

Filed Under: LG, Mobile Phone Reviews, Smartphone 

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Welcome to the 2014 LG L70 smartphone review. It’s been a little while since we’ve reviewed an LG phone for various reasons. Two main ones was that LG phones where simply lagging behind in the tech, price, design etc. department and their management simply where not quick or smart enough to move with the times. Their rather silly explanations about why their phones were not selling was laughable and not worth repeating. So after being lost in the smartphone wilderness over the last few years, finally we see the LG L70 as a reasonably priced at RRP $190 outright and pre-paid at a little high $180 but will come down in the next few months. We are not going into too much detail since it is another Android OS based phone.

To keep this first review concise: In terms of construction and hardware features the L70 is very good for a basic smartphone. It is all plastic and feels light but sturdy enough and looks pretty good for the price. Other competitors leave out features like a camera flash or smaller RAM, smaller screen and so forth, but the LG L70 seems to have it all but admittedly at a lower spec than say the mid-range smartphones. That said it the screen resolution looks more than acceptable. It features a multi focus camera is is rare in the class and should result in decent pictures which we found where OK to look at.

In terms of use, out of the box the L70’s interface is already quite slick, dependent on how fast your 3G connection speeds are. You should’t have any problems running the latest decent games or software on it but a scent sized memory card is essential. Recommended size? 16GB should store all you favourite tunes, pictures until it’s time to replace it! Apart from that the L70 has all the benefits and issues of the Android OS.

To conclude the L70 model we test, examined the specifications and handling, we think the LG L70 is a model between entry level and midrange at the time of writing this review. It’s a good choice as a pre-paid or outright package although anonymous in terms of it’s good looks for the price. If your shopping for just a basic mobile phone I think the stretch to the LG L70 is worth considering.

Specifications

  • LG L70
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Dual-band 3G 850/900/2100 (dependent on version)
    Dual SIM (dependent on version)
  • Design
  • Touch screen
  • L127.2 x W66.8 x D9.55 mm
  • Weight 124 grams
  • Display
    4.5 inch 400 x 800 pixels
  • Camera
    5 0r 8 MP auto- multi-focus
    LED Flash
  • Video Camera
    720p high definition 30FPS main video camera
  • VGA Video phone camera
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth V4
    USB
  • CPU
    Dual core 1.2 Ghz
    Separate Andreno 302 Graphics CPU
  • Memory
    1 Gig RAM
    Up to 1.5 Gig for user
    Up to 32Gig micro-SD expansion
  • Features
    A-GPS, Accelerometer, Proximity
    Ring tones: MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
    FM Radio with RDS
    Google Play store
    Free Google Navigator (requires data plan)
    MS-Word, Excel and Powerpoint, PDF, ZIP compatible
    Organiser/Calendar
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Li-Po 2100 mAh battery
    Up to 420 hours Standby
    Up to 8 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Approx $180 AUD July 2014 (Pre-paid)
    Approx $190 AUD July 2014 (Outright)

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