LG Optimus Dual SIM Android Phones – L7II Dual P715 & L3II Dual E435
LG has been an underdog in the Android smartphone race. With notable exceptions like the Google Nexus 4, LG hasn’t really been in the limelight as much as say, another company that also hails from Korea (Samsung, in case you were wondering). In India, the shadow is cast even further thanks to the proliferation of local phone makers like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava etc. Granted, inexpensive phones from these makers have helped put smartphones into the hands of many, but there are certain negative trends that they’re setting. For e.g, the ideology that big-screened phones are supposed to be better. The following two Optimus branded phones from LG that we’re going to talk about today try to dispel this claim, along with a trump card or two extra to get your attention.
LG Optimus L7 Dual (P715)
Starting from the better of the lot, the L7 II Dual is a mid-range phone similarly priced to the Micromax Canvas HD, but comes with a saner 4.3-inch display, that makes the phone reasonably sized to use. Its 800 x 480 pixel resolution is the same as the Galaxy Grand, but due to the smaller size gets a higher pixel density. Its got 768MB of RAM, a 8 megapixel sensor (a number typically found in high-end handsets today), and a 2460 mAh battery that’s actually more when compared to the 2100 mAh batteries in up-market phones like the Samsung Galaxy SIII or the HTC One X+.
The L7 II dual is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and runs a fairly recent Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It supports 3G with speeds up to 7.2 Mbps and WiFi 802.11n. There’s FM Radio as well!
LG Optimus L3 Dual (E435)
Next phone we’re talking about is an under-Rs. 10k handset — the L3 II Dual. This handset has a smaller 3.2 inch display with an HVGA (320 x 240 pixel) resolution. RAM is slightly lower than the L7 II at 512MB, but in-line with what you get in handsets at that price. The camera’s downgraded to a weak-sounding 3.15MP, which could be a sore-spot for shutterbugs. Also, the L3 II Dual runs on a single-core 1GHz processor, but runs the same Android 4.1.2. Battery capacity is rated at 1540 mAh, which sounds quite reasonable given the low-end specs of the handset.
Both handsets have 4GB of internal memory, out of which approximately 1.6GB is available to the user. But there’s a microSD card slot that can hold up to 32GB.