LG E512 is not the type of phone you’d give up everything for, but of course not everything on it is crap; it has a whooping 4inch display screen which’s bigger than close rivals, most of which are 0.5inches lesser. The phone definitely has some class, but painful compromises were made on areas that count, I assume to keep prices under; it has the worst resolution (320x480p to be precise) you’d get on a phone with a display panel that large, so don’t expect a pleasant experience scrolling through your photo gallery or reading small text. Photos won’t look as brilliant as they would on pricier devices and blurry small text will occasionally piss you off. I remember back in time when the first droids ideos and galaxy mini were unveiled in Kenya, everything looked awesome until we had a closer look and did a one on one comparison with then killer device galaxy s, the differences were clear as dark and night; the screen sizes were not a factor, but the technology underneath and their resolution is what defined a cool smart phone.
It’s rare to get a budget handset with a 4.0inch screen, but that’s quantity and I would rather go for quality in this case a decent resolution. LG Optimus L5 E612’s display unfortunately doesn’t score well on quality, but it’s cheap and that’s a reasonable consolation. A glimpse at the mid-range genre quickly reveals close rivals such as Galaxy Ace, it has the same screen resolution you’d say, but a 0.5inch lesser screen works on its advantage. Pixel density is higher on Galaxy Ace 165ppi compared to L5’s 144ppi; which essentially means, Ace renders sharper text than L5 and you don’t have to scroll longer while accessing web pages. On the other hand, LG Optimus L5 E612’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS is pretty impressive considering it’s only a few months old even though Jelly Bean is here already. The front panel is almost entirely taken by the 4inch panel except for the physical button below and LG’s logo at its top, the design isn’t sophisticated, it looks very cheap with square corners that are typical to L series. The back cover is slightly curved on edges, effectively eliminating the square design notion.
- Operating System: Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Processor: 800 MHz Cortex-A5 Processor
- Display : 4.0inch (320 x 480p) (144ppi) Capacitive touch screen, 16m colors
- Camera: Pri: 5.0Megapixel (2560 x 1920p), Auto-focus, LED flash
- Storage: Up to 32GB MicroSD, 4GB ROM / 512MB RAM
- Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
- Internet: 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n WiFi/WiFi hotspot
- Other ft: FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS
- Battery: Standard Lithium ion 1500mAh