Budget-busting LG Optimus L3 shows its face

Budget-busting LG Optimus L3 shows its faceThe entry level smartphone market is going to be a hard-fought battle-ground in 2012 and today we've heard a bit more about one of the Android contenders getting set to take up the fight – the LG Optimus L3.

The L3 – or the E400 is it's also being dubbed – has shown its face on a Swedish online retailer, and given the timing we're pretty sure we'll be hearing a lot more about this one at Mobile World Congress next month.

Just like Samsung with its Galaxys and Sony Ericsson with those endless Xperias, hearing the Optimus name immediately tells us LG plus Android, but this is aimed at a very different end of the market to the 3X and the CX2 we've already heard about.

And at the budget end it's less about attention-grabbing innovation than about simply delivering a predictable foundation of all-round features at an attractive price, and by and large that's playing into LG's hands.

Looks-wise it's an unoffensive handset, with a design that's neat rather than attractive, and we're told it'll be available in black and white versions.

In terms of specs, aside from a middle-of-the-road 3.2in QVGA touchscreen and the Android 2.3 OS chops we've already mentioned, the L3 will also feature a 3-megapixel camera, support for microSD cards up to 32GB, along with Wi-Fi, GPS, an FM radio and a standard headphone jack.

That's all we have to go on so far, but with an expected SIM-free price of around €145 (£120-odd) that's probably about all we can realistically expect.

Via GSMArena

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 30, 2012 at 19:23

Aren't pretty much all LG phones budget-busting within 2 or 3 months of their release? :p

krogothnx  Jan. 30, 2012 at 20:41

android 3.2 or 2.3 heh? though a honeycomb phone would be interesting.

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 31, 2012 at 08:08

Let me fix it for you:
Aren't all LG products budget-busting within 2 or 3 months of their release? :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 31, 2012 at 08:23

CTPA, I think you've hit the nail on the head there mate :p.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 31, 2012 at 09:46

Yeah... Sorry, my bad :p

martinjjames / MOD  Jan. 31, 2012 at 10:14

android 3.2 or 2.3 heh? though a honeycomb phone would be interesting.

Aargh, that's twice in a few days I've done that. Thanks for spotting it - Android 2.3 Gingerbread it is! :)

morpheus  Jan. 31, 2012 at 10:23

Done LG before (stuck with one now) and NEVER AGAIN!!!

LG make decent phones then screw their customers with software and lack of updates too...



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