LG Optimus L3 Review


Welcome to the LG Optimus L3 review. A mid 2012 release from LG, this phone is targeted at the prepaid market and priced at an attractive $99. The Optimus L3 is one of the first in a new series of mobile phones from the company that has fallen way behind in the design and marketing of these devices. They even had the nerve to blame the OS in particular Windows Phone for their failure. This of course was only vaguely true since every single phone design they had was pretty sad along with outdated versions of their OS.

In terms of construction the L3 one of the best built models priced so low.  The standout features include a great feeling and solid metal case despite the lightness and  the screen is more square than the normal rectangle. Unfortunately it is let down by the choice of a very basic screen resolution which is way out of date by 12 months.

In terms of operation the Optimus L3 is quite fast and  slick. Just don’t run too many apps at once though. It can do almost everything the more high end mobile phones can models can do.

The LG Optimus L3 is a great little phone with the only issues of having an old version of Android and a low resolution screen. We wish LG had installed a better resolution screen. If it were at the same price point and had a 480 x 640 screen we would have it on our must buy list for 2012…


  • LG Optimus L3
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Tri-band 3G 850/2100 (dependent on country)
    HSDPA 3.2 Mbps data speed (download)
    HSUPA 2 Mbps (upload)
  • Design
    Touch screen slider
  • L190.1 x W120.5 x D12 mm
  • Weight 109 grams
  • Display/s
    3.2 inch 240 x 320
  • Camera
    LED Flash
  • Video Camera
    480 x 640 pixels
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V2.1
  • CPU
    800 Ghz
  • Memory
    Up to 2 Gig for user
    Up to 32Gig micro-SD expansion
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    AndroidApp store
    Free Google Navigator (requires data plan)
    Dolby Digital
    Proximity Ambient Light
    Music and Media player
    MS-Word, Excel and Powerpoint, PDF, ZIP compatible
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Li-Po 1950 mAh battery
    Up to 400 hours Standby
    Up to 9 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Approx $99 AUD mid-2012 (Pre-paid)