LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM E405: Complete Review

As of today, more than 30 models available for dual-SIM, ranging from the cheapest Alcatel OneTouch 890D (reviews of this phone will also available soon) and ending with the most expensive – HTC Desire V. In this range LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM will have to fight with 15 players from various manufacturers, including – LG Optimus Dual Link SIM (P698f) , which has similar characteristics, but has a display with a resolution of 480×320 pixels, whereas in L3 E405 is only 320×240 pixels. The main differences between the brothers on the line in the “model” looks L3 E405 (it belongs to a series of L-Style), and more pleasant materials, while LG P698f would cost more. Should I save money and buy something cheaper, for example, excellent Fly IQ260 and Fly IQ245 , or conversely, to pay and buy LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM? On this question, the below discussed review of LG Optimus L3 will guide you through.

Appearance and ergonomics

LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM

To understand what L3 E405 belongs to the range of L-Style at a glance. It has One-piece rim around the perimeter of the body, acting on the upper end face of the rear panel, and a broad strip of dark plastic of the camera and only the rounded corners but the absence of mechanical keys slightly knocked out of the general concept. In all other respects, L3 E405 a true copy of the L3 E400. This applies both to design elements – buttons, panels bends, and placement of the connectors. The only thing that went in the wording of one of the first test sample, causing its rear panel does not have a typical L-Style invoices, and the building creaked under strong compression, which was not observed with the L3 E400. The reason for rejection of the mechanical key is simple – it was necessary to hold another one – to quickly change the priority of SIM-cards. As a result, instead of the virtual keyboard “Menu”, “Back” and instrumental “Home”, you have the same set plus the “Change the priority of SIM”.

The front panel is 3.2 inches display with a TN-matrix has a resolution of 320×240 pixels, above it – the speaker, under it – four soft keys and the inscription Dual SIM. Like most low-cost Android-smartphone, the front part is covered with plastic and not tempered glass.

Along the perimeter of the LG Optimus L3 case is polished silver-colored plastic on the left side of which is volume button with two dots on the edges so they are easy to find blindly, Micro-USB connector and 3.5 mm, the upper and lower ends, respectively. Power on / lock located at the upper end, and cut the microphone on the bottom.

The back side of the LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM smartphone stands out except that the insertion of an oblong black polished plastic, on which there is a description of the size of the camera in megapixels – 3.0 and, in fact the lens of the camera itself. Removing the cover allows access to the card slot, battery BL-44JN (the same as in the LG P698f, LG E405) with a capacity 1540 mA / h and, if you remove the battery, two slots for SIM-card are there. I prefer a more heavy and large device, the smartphone seems too small, but I’m sure there are still many people who appreciate this quality in mobile phones. Small, convenient and practical – so you can describe the appearance and ergonomics of LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM.

The operating system and interface

Since last year’s LG P698f interface does not change. Five windows desktop, a small set of widgets, the ability to create folders, panel switches, wireless modules in a string of notifications and more. The operating system Android 2.3.6 uses a proprietary interface to the Optimus UI 2.0.
One of the most important questions about this LG Optimus L3 Dual is “how the SIM-cards works in a variety of conditions?”. If you remember, LG Optimus Link Dual SIM is not able to support the work of the second card, if the first is used to connect to the Internet. The model is devoid of the annoying instrumentals. No matter which of the SIM is installed by default (selected using the right softkey or menu), and whether you are online, either SIM will always be available for calls.

Since WCDMA-networks are supported only in the first slot, we recommend you go to the menu of Wireless, Mobile networks, switch to the tab second SIM-card and set the network “Only GSM”. This will help prolong with the time of the smartphone for a few hours.

To avoid missed calls in the menu “Challenges” may be to redirect, if any of the numbers engaged, do not respond or is unavailable. With such a simple way you’ll always stay connected, even taking into account the fact that the smartphone is a GSM / WCDMA-module.
Platform

The press release states that the LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM installed processor of Snapdragon family – Qualcomm MSM7225A, while all other utilities say, and show that the CPU is Qualcomm MSM7h27A. The differences between these models are in the frequency of processors. The first operates at 800 MHz, while the second – 1000 MHz. CPU clock frequency specified in the L3 E405 – 800 MHz. It would seem that the frequency must put the record straight, but in reality, the same frequency can be set in the MSM7227A. In any case, the unknown model 800 MHz processor L3 E405 faster than 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227T installed in LG Optimus Link Dual SIM.

Agree, for those who deliberately plans to purchase LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM smartphone features are of secondary importance. In the first place is at work. For example, the same LG Link Dual SIM can work for very short period of time. Completely different things with the L3 E405, At maximum load, the smartphone can withstand up to 5 hours. This means that in normal operation, you will be guaranteed a minimum of two days of work – the best result among the devices of this class.

Further, in order not to take your time, here are the results of testing of the GPS, Wi-Fi, performance, and other things.

Results
LG Optimus L3 E405 – a copy of the most affordable model line L-Style supports dual SIM cards.
If we look upon on the future aspect then we will find it the display resolution of LG E405 will never be updated for supporting the fourth version of Android. If you do not plan to use your smartphone for viewing videos or playing games and do not wish to remain aware of the need to recharge, LG Optimus L3 E405 is one of the top contenders for the purchase.

Pros:
+ Performance
+ Long time
+ Design
+ The principle of two SIM cards

Cons:
– Display
– Hardware