LG Optimus L3 ii (E430)

3.2 inch budget Android smartphone

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The LG Optimus L3 ii is a low priced mobile phone with a decent feature set. It makes a good introduction to the smartphone world for young and old alike

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Main features

  1. 3.2 inch IPS LCD touchscreen
  2. Compact pocketable size
  3. Colour changing notification LED
  4. 3.2 megapixel voice activated camera
  5. Stereo FM radio


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by Mike Leader

If you are after a cheap, pocketable Android handset without too many bells and whistles then the LG Optimus L3 ii fits the bill. In fact it's name is almost bigger than the phone itself, with it's small and chunky format housing just a 3.2 inch screen.

The large bezel above and below the screen are almost necessary to avoid losing it in a bag or deep pocket, but the plus is that the compact size makes it very lightweight and easy to grip.

Brushed metal look

The rear grey cover contrasts well with the all black front, and has a brushed metal look to it as do all the L-range handsets, in fact it's a popular look that LG has extended right up to the flagship LG G3 although the casing is plastic.

The one unique feature is the physical home button beneath the screen, which is surrounded by a neat colour changing LED light, which changes according to what's happening - green for incoming calls, red for low battery for example.

Bright IPS screen

This is an entry level handset in every sense, with the screen having a 3.2 inch screen offering a pixel density of just 125 pixels per inch. However it is of the IPS type which offers better viewing angles and brighter, sharper colours.

It gets away with it for snapshot photos from the 3.2 megapixel camera, but small text edges towards being difficult to read clearly.

The camera does feature geotagging, with GPS on board which is impressive at this price point and you will love the voice activated camera shutter.

Quick to operate

The compact LG L3 ii is quick in operation with a more than sufficient 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, which without a large screen to eat up power reserves keeps the phone running very smoothly.

The expected 4 GB of internal memory can be added to using a MicroSD memory card and capacities right up to 32 GB are accepted.

Other features include Wi-Fi Hotspot, stereo Bluetooth and an FM radio and of course you do get the choice of over a million apps and games from Google Play store, including lots of free ones of course.

Our summary

Overall there isn't an awful lot to shout about here, but there was never meant to be.

It's exactly what it intended to be, a fairly basic entry level handset and as is often the case with LG they seem to offer lower than average screen resolutions on a lot of their cheaper handset, and if this is important to you then there are better handsets around for perhaps just a little extra pocket money.

But there isn't too much competition when it comes to compact size and if you are looking for a basic phone that just does the job and you can slip into a small pocket, or if you are simply looking for a starter phone for a youngster or simply need a spare handset then it will fit the bill perfectly.


Model: LG Optimus L3 ii (E430)
Available in black or white
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LG Optimus L3 ii

£79.99


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