Sudden entrance of LG E400 Optimus L3 smart phone among the phone maker’s budget portfolio, continue to elicit mixed sentiments, most indicating the move was long over due. While other industry players like Samsung capitalized on the entry-level genre early enough with countless devices such as Galaxy Y S5360 and Galaxy Mini S5570, last time we checked, LG had less devices featuring in the same genre; therefore, the Optimus L3 E400 is anticipated to bring the electronics giant good tidings with its un-ignorable specs. The handset is specially designed for Android first-timers considering the price tag and available specs, painful compromises were enforced to maintain its competitiveness in an already saturated segment. LG Optimus L3 E400 comes with a surprisingly 3.2inches larger display screen, though this significantly affects the pixel density (pixels per inch) resulting in an over-pixilated user interface (UI).
At 125ppi pixel density, viewing web-pages on LG Optimus L3 E400 can be a pain in the **s as text and images are not crisp enough compared to devices in the similar category. 240x320p resolution also limits the number of Android applications that users can run on this device; you’ll need to do a lot of scrolling while browsing the web-pages as well. LG designers did a commendable job on this device as it brings the much needed unique and good looks in the entry-level category, a concept that Samsung is unable to achieve at least from the available devices. The 3.2inch screen takes a considerable share of the LG Optimus L3 E400’s front panel giving room for the LG’s logo at the top and a menu button at the bottom. There’s a 3.0Megapixel camera at the back of the phone which is inline with the rest of entry-level peers, you can capture amazing photos using this device on a fine day. Below the camera is another LG logo, the metallic finish on LG Optimus L3 E400 gave us a nice impression and the phones felt sturdy enough on our account.
Since LG Optimus E400 L3 utilizes capacitive technology rather than resistive, the screen is responsive and multi-touch gestures such as pinch to zoom are possible. It comes with recent Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS onboard though Ice Cream could’ve been better. The phone supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n and 3G networks to offer efficient internet connections; you can expand the available internal storage space using a MicroSD card of up to 32GB. Bottom-line; LG Optimus E400 L3 comes with a superb metal design, considered dearer to its respective genre though cuts short in other areas such as screen resolution to maintain a low price tag portfolio. It’s suitable for Android first-timers limited by budget, you can order it in two colors; black and white.
LG E400 Optimus L3 Features/Specifications;
- Operating System: Android v2.3 Gingerbread
- Display : 3.0inch (240x320p) (125ppi) TFT Capacitive touch-screen, 256k colors
- Primary Camera: 3.15Megapixel (2048x1536p) auto-focus
- Storage: Up to 32GB MicroSD
- Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
- Internet: 3.6Mbps HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, WiFi hotspot
- Other features: FM with RDS, Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass
- Battery: Standard Lithium ion —-mAh
LG Optimus E400 L3 Price in Kenya: Kshs.16000 (expected price)