Hands on with the stylish LG Optimus L Series [MWC 2012]


LG had a little bit of everything to show off at their booth at Mobile World Congress, from the huge screen of the Optimus Vu to the awesome power of the Optimus 4X HD. But another series Optimus devices was also announced that focused less on high octane hardware and more on pure style. The Optimus L Series is comprised of three handsets that sit squarely in the mid-range category, the Optimus L3, Optimus L5, and Optimus L7.

The Optimus L3 features a 3.2-inch display, 800MHz processor, and Android 2.3. The Optimus L5 and L7 both run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with the former sporting a 4.0-inch display and the latter with a 4.3-inch screen. The L5 carries the same 800MHz chip as the L3 while the L7 kicks things up to 1GHz.

With the L Series LG wants to bring good looking phones to a broader group of people. For those looking for both power and style, the Optimus 4X HD is the obvious choice, but at a lower price point you still get an Android 4.0 device with a bit of flare. Rounded edges, a soft touch back, and minimalist accents achieve LG’s goal of “machine in the front, human in the back” (sounds like some sort of robo-mullet). Otherwise, the L series phones are just what you’d expect from devices of their class.

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  1. Seems like we’re still pretty light on specs here, not to mention timing, price, and carriers. If they were shipping any time soon we would probably know about internal storage, screen resolution, and such. Seems likely that some people will be jumping for HTC One before these land just due to timing.

    1. Yeah, LG sort of glossed over these ones, not sure how wide a release they will see outside of Korea

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