Hands-on with LG Optimus L5 In India


LG Mobile is being quite aggressive this year when it comes to launching attractive Android smartphones running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. LG Mobile has announced three international models running on ICS apart from a few Gingerbread running devices at MWC 2012. These three devices are the Optimus L5, L7 and Optimus 4X HD which run Android 4.0.3 out of the box.

Today I got a chance to play with the mid range Optimus L5 running Android 4.0.3 which is already available in India for Rs. 13,000/- (Retail Sales Price). LG Optimus L5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7225A SOC (System on Chip) which has a single core Cortex A5 CPU running at 800mHz. It is equipped with 512MB of RAM, 4GB storage (2.6GB user available), MicroSD slot upto 32GB and a 4″ capacitive multitouch touchscreen with HVGA resolution. Connectivity options include 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps,  HSUPA, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. It also comes with a 5MP AF camera with LED Flash and is capable of recording video at VGA resolution and 30FPS. The battery is a removable 1500 mAh Li-Ion unit. Sadly it misses a front facing camera.

I got a chance to try out the white unit but it is also available in black. In a short hands-on with the device, I found that it is quite solidly built even though it is completely made of plastic materials. LG has really given a lot of attention to this mid range android phone when it comes to design. It feels quite nice in hand and looks attractive in white. LG has bundled a capacitive stylus and a free protective case along with Optimus L5. The case works well to protect the device. Scroll below to enjoy hands-on photos of the LG Optimus L5.

Author: Gaurav Hasabnis

Gaurav Hasabnis is a Product Specialist for Smart Devices based on Android, WindowsPhone, LiMo & Symbian; Marketer; Audiophile; Photographer; Technology Analyst & Editor @ FoneArena. You can follow him on Twitter @gauravh1 and on Google