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Optimus L Series II launched; L3, L5 & L7 II hands-on




We were at LG’s Optimus Series 2 launch at the MOA atrium where they also had a one hour sale, slashing Php2k off on the newly announced phones. We had a quick hands-on with the devices, and here’s what we have of them.

Before anything else, we want to indicate that while the L Series II single SIM variants came with physical home buttons and Smart LED notification lights, the dual SIM variants did not> Instead, they had a straight set of capacitive soft buttons. Apart from that, there isn’t much a difference between the single and dual-SIM variants.

Let’s start with the LG Optimus L3 II. This phone is fits perfectly in your hand as it is the smallest in the pack. It has a 3.2-inch display which is an IPS panel, and it is quite thick though – but we don’t really see it as a problem.

Design

Volume rocker on the left, power button & 3.5mm audio jack on top, micro USB on the bottom and the rest is history. We have to hand it to LG; this device does feel sleek and classy despite its affordable price tag of Php4,990. For an extra Php500, you can get the dual SIM version.

LG Optimus L3-II E430 specs:
3.2-inch QVGA IPS LCD display @ 240×320 pixels, 125ppi
Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon 1.0GHz
Adreno 200
512 MB RAM
4GB (1.6GB user available)
microSD up to 32 GB
3.15 MP rear camera
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
GPS with A-GPS support
Li-Po 1540mAh battery
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
102.6 x 61.1 x 11.9 mm
107g

The LG Optimus L5 II seems to be the most abundant phone in the event as we weren’t able to get a hands-on of the other devices without attachments – only with the Optimus L5 II.

front

At first glance, it seemed like a perfect balance between the L3 II & the L7 II. The 4-inch display felt perfect in the hand and it felt solid as well, just like its other L-brothers. It’s fairly thin all around, and like we’ve said – it looks sleek and premium. Not to mention, the display looks great too.

design

It goes around for Php5,990 and Php6,590 for the dual SIM variant.

LG Optimus L5-II E460 specs:
4.0-inch WVGA IPS LCD display @ 480×800 pixels, 233ppi
MediaTek 7575 1.0GHz
PowerVR SGX531
512MB RAM
4GB (1.4GB user available)
microSD up to 32 GB
5 MP AF rear camera with LED flash
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
GPS with A-GPS support
Li-Ion 1700mAh battery
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
117.5 x 62.2 x 9.2 mm
103.3g

Last but not least, here’s the Optimus L7 II. It’s obviously the best in hardware of the bunch, and it didn’t disappoint as it was fast and responsive.

design 2

The build of the LG Optimus L7 II was slightly less premium than the others though, or maybe it’s just because of the size or the color choice.

design

The L7 II will retail for Php9,990 which still fits within the Php10k mark. For a slightly higher price of Php10,590, you can get the dual-SIM variant, and that is pretty much the ceiling for the price of the affordable Optimus L Series II from LG.

LG Optimus L7 II P710 specs:
4.3-inch WVGA IPS LCD display @ 480×800 pixels, 217ppi
Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon 1.0GHz dual-core
Adreno 203
768MB RAM
4GB internal storage
microSD up to 32GB
8MP AF camera with LED flash
VGA front-facing camera
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, DLNA
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
GPS with A-GPS support
Li-Ion 2460mAh battery
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
121.5 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm
118 g

If we may say, things look pretty exciting as the people almost broke out of control because of the one hour sale (image above). It seems like people are excited for this phone. We’re hoping to get a closer look at these new phones sometime soon, so stay tuned.



Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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29 Responses

  1. Hanjo says:

    Only the ram keeps me from wanting one. Why cant they make them with 1 gb ram?

    • Hanjosopot says:

      Because you don’t fckng need a lot of RAM to get a decent performance of your phone. A PS3 have a 512mb RAM to play high end games. What it needs is a decent processor!

  2. von says:

    When would they be releasing the Optimus G Pro?!!!!

  3. LG fanatic says:

    Good evening … We were there in SM M.O.A. yesterday. From the time that they are assembling the platform in the morning, until the event starts we never left the area, we have spent the last whole day prior without sleep so we wouldn’t missed the chance to buy our target LG phones.
    Positive: We like to commend the LG Girls who assisted almost everyone in the Experience Booth; they are so accommodating and very informative.
    Also the LG Cashiers who we saw really tried their best to cope up with the huge angry crowd.
    Negative: Though it’s really hard to swallow how the whole starting the countdown time of purchasing has been executed. The Organizers in that part really do sucks. We were there; initially you need to have a number for them to let you purchase LG phones, which you can get from a staff with a sign “Want 2,000php discount? Follow me”.
    Instead of telling the hungry crowd to form a line, a man from their side mocked us with a single number pass, of course all the people who are there will going to tackle the chance to get that single pass, so right there and there the mob starts to get irritated, we even saw them choosing some people in the crowd to go in first (so unfair).
    The time is ticking and the crowd were getting so impatient, we started to shout things we thought was happening, cause while everyone was getting agitated we saw few cameras shooting a video at us, it make us think that we are just being used for their promotions.
    Then after great precious minutes, they started to guide the crowd left and right without clear instructions, it is like they are toying with us like we were kids back there. At the last 16mins. of the countdown timer, that is only when they gave the proper instruction to finally form a line.
    All in all it was a big part disappointment and some part Great. The event could have been much better if they did organized and handled it in a much more proper way (Hello!!! They have tons of men and men alike around, and all of them are just busy guarding and some doing nothing but to smile while the crowd was furious on what was happening.)
    At the end we manage purchased L7II and L3II both single, though we were very happy and really excited about our new LG phones, we kind felt lonely. That the event will reflect on the image of the company itself, it really could have been better.
    We love LG from then till now, hoping in the up-coming events in the future, it will be much organize and proper for the consumers to enjoy and remember not the tiring lines, the puzzling directions, or the mocking staffs. But the greatness of the Product, the Company and its family, the fun, and the enjoyment of having experienced the true greatness of LG… We are still a fan, please make it up to us all next time hehehe… God bless and more power LG Smart Phones…

    • princess says:

      i was there too
      bought L7 2 (P713)
      pahirapan talaga pero ayos naman nakakuha ako agad hehehe
      tulakan siksikan talaga grabee

      ang ganda ng performance (CAMERA, DOLBY SOUND INTERNET BROWSING OKAY) ng phone ko worth talaga ang makipagsiksikan ahahaha
      thanx lg everything are all good sa bagong L7 2 WA AKO MASABI KUNG DI SALAMT SALAMT!
      KUDOS LG!

  4. L7-II says:

    SUBRANG DAMI NG TAO……….

    I WAS SOCKED DAMING MAY GUSTO PALA NG LG? SIKSIKAN KAMI SANA LANG MAGING MAAYOS NAMAN NEXT TIME…
    AFTER AN HOUR OF PROMO TAKBUHAN MGA TAO SA LG-STORE SA 2ND FLOOR NG MOA.
    DUN NAMN SIKSIKAN MOSTLY BUMIBILI NG L3-II.

    KAPAG NAGING MAAYOS ANG MARKETING STRATEGY NG LG? SURE MALAKI ANG CHANCE NILA MAG TOP-1.

  5. After a day of observation for my New L7-II
    here’s what i observed;

    HARDWARE/DESIGN;
    super sexy classy elegant (black version)
    good in hand

    DISPLAY/SCREEN;
    vivid , clear and brighter
    responsive and very smooth screen

    OPTIMUS UI is BETTER than TouchWiz BASED on my PERSONAL experienced

    CAMERAS/video recording;
    8mp camera is very impressive better than my SAMSUNG GALAXY S2’s 8mp cam.
    – ACCURATE NORMAL COLOR / SHARP and vivid(LIFE-LIKE)

    720X480 VIDEO RECORDING is the BEST for its class ALMOST AS 720 HD on some phone available on the market.

    SPEED BROWSING;
    IMPRESSIVE performance very fair FAST!
    i didn’t not experience any lags.

    BATTERY LIFE:

    WOW! TOTALLY KILLED ALL MY PREVIOUS PHONES
    I received my unit around 5;40pm MAY , 18 2013,(NOT fully charged)
    I did captured around 60 photos, and some video recording i txt so many as i can GM for almost an hour, i DO SURFING NET FOR AN HOUR & watched some youtube videos for morethan one hour STILL my battery @ 28%???

    WHAT A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    EXCELLENT BATTERY!!!!!!!!!

    I LIKE THE SPECIAL FEATURES;

    QUICK MEMO
    QUICK TRANSLATOR
    QUICK SLIDE
    Q-BUTTON
    SAFETY CARE

    CHECKED IM SATISFIED!
    i just bought @ Promo price of Php 9,990

    thanx LG!

    • LG OPTIMUS L7-II (single sim) After OVER TWO DAYS of used
      here’s what i Personally observed;

      HARDWARE/DESIGN;
      super sexy classy elegant (black version)
      good in hand

      DISPLAY/SCREEN;
      vivid , clear and brighter
      responsive and very smooth screen

      OPTIMUS UI is BETTER than TouchWiz BASED on my PERSONAL experienced

      CAMERAS/video recording;
      8mp camera is very impressive better than my SAMSUNG GALAXY S2‘s 8mp cam.
      – ACCURATE NORMAL COLOR / SHARP and vivid(LIFE-LIKE)

      720X480 VIDEO RECORDING is the BEST for its class ALMOST AS 720 HD on some phone available on the market.

      SPEED BROWSING;
      IMPRESSIVE performance very fair FAST!
      i didn’t not experience any lags.

      SOUND/MUSIC /AUDIO QUALITY
      – very pretty nice LOUD & decent CLEAR
      what i really love its Dolby sound quality

      BATTERY LIFE: @ 50% LEVEL OF BRIGHTNESS

      WOW! TOTALLY KILLED ALL MY PREVIOUS phone’s batterylife
      9;47 hours of straight INTERNET SURFING/BROWSING
      10;52 HOURS OF Video Playback
      23 hours of HEAVY USE ( an hour capturing videos/photos, an hour Netbrowsing, an hour of VideoPlayback, an hour of Gaming, an hour sending SMS an hour of Soundtrip)

      WHAT A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT BATTERY!!!!!!!!! ITS REALLY BIG DEAL!

      I LIKE THE SPECIAL FEATURES;

      QUICK MEMO
      QUICK TRANSLATOR
      QUICK SLIDE
      Q-BUTTON
      SAFETY CARE
      SMART SHARE

      CHECKED IM SATISFIED!
      i just bought @ Promo price of Php 9,990

      thanx LG!

    • Anne Zachrisson says:

      I bought an Lg optimus L7 II P713 yesterday and i think somethings wrong with its battery life :/ I recharged it last night and during the afternoon its soon to drain again :( although im not using it that much, im not even using the wifi. Is that normal to this Phone?

  6. AceL says:

    Guys,

    Plano ko bumili nang L5 II next week.

    Tanong ko lang, sa specs nyang 1ghz at 512mb RAM; kaya nya bang mag play ng 720p video smoothly sa ganung specs?

    • kung games opo, pero kung video recording hindi po siya nakakapag record ng 720p.

      kung watch ka hd video sa L5-II pwede po.

      its a very good phone for its price.PANALO ANG DISPLAY kumpara sa mga katapat niya.
      thanx.

  7. thefuck says:

    @LG New Fantastic cp

    fuck your LG… better than SGS2 camera? 720p? the SGS2 can record 1080p. It also has the Gorilla Glass which your LG doesn’t have… fuck that

    • @thefuck,

      READ IT VERY CAREFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      CAMERAS/video recording;

      “8mp camera is very impressive better than my SAMSUNG GALAXY S2‘s 8mp cam.”
      – ACCURATE NORMAL COLOR / SHARP and vivid(LIFE-LIKE)

      THAT IS MY ANSWER FOR YOUR FIRST QUESTION THAT’S BASED ON MY EXPERIENCED I HAVE THE TWO PHONES.(S2 & L7-II) both are using 8mp REAR CAM.

      READ THIS AGAIN……….

      “720X480” VIDEO RECORDING is the BEST for its class ALMOST AS 720 HD on SOME PHONE available on the market.

      YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING;
      1) I DIDN’T say L7 II can record 720P!

      F.Y.I.
      720P IS DIFFERENT FROM “720X480″also known as (FWVGA)

      2) I DIDN’T say L7 II is better than S2’s 1080P video recording…

      GET LIFE……. ang BOBO mo pre!!!!!!!

    • F.Y.I.
      LG Optimus L7-II has GORILLA GLASS-2.
      your so ignorant man…

    • Quack says:

      Actually no it doesn’t have gorilla glass, much less CGG2
      http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_l7_ii_p710-5275.php
      http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_l7_ii_dual_p715-5372.php
      See? No gorilla glass listed. Now stop sucking up to LG just to justify your purchase. We’re not mocking it.
      And don’t call me a fucking fanboy, I have LG optimus L9, the brightest phone in the L-line so suck it up

    • lol DAMI KO TAWA SAYO… HAHAHAAHHA…ahahaha

      so fan ka pala ng ANTI-LG SITE na yan? nakakatawa ka pre…

      ganun paman HINDI KA NAGBABASA? O MARUNONG KA MAGBASA PERO DI KA MARUNONG MAKAINTINDI? O TALAGANG WALA KA LANG ALAM SA MUNDO?

      BIGYAN KITA HALIMBAWA ng isa sa LG’Strategy

      ang LG-Mobile ay naglalabas ng ISANG MODEL/UNIT sa magkakaibang Regions/Countries na MAG KAKAIBA RIN ANG VERSIONS (one model in different versions) so on & on…

      HALIMBAWA sa L9?

      a)Optimus L9 (P769)
      (T-Mobile American version WITH GORILLA GLASS)
      5mp cam.

      b)OPTIMUS L9 (P760)
      European Version WITH GORILLA GLASS
      5mp cam

      c)OPTIMUS L9 (P765)
      South Asian Version W/0 Gorilla Glass.
      5mp cam

      d) OPTIMUS L9 (P768)
      S.E.A.(including Philippines) VERSION W/0 Gorilla Glass.8mp cam

      e)OPTIMUS L9 (P768f)
      AUSTRALIAN VERSION WITH GORILLA Glass
      8mp cam.

      ang LG-7-II series…(p713)S.E.A VERSION ay WITH GORILLA GLASS-2.

      NASSAN BA ANG L7-II (P-713) SA IPINAKITA MO????? at ang GsmARENA ay laging INCOPMPLETE kaynga paki basa na rin nasa IBABA ng Notes sa GsmArena…

      kaya LALO MO LANG PINATUTUNAYAN SA AMIN NA DI KA LANG BOBO , TANGA PA!!!

      hahahaha

    • Paano namin paniniwalaan na may L9 ka?

      eh di mo nga alam kung ALIN sa mga L9 VERSIONS ang sinasabi mo na meroon ka?
      BAKIT HINDI MO BA ALAM? O SADYANG WALA KA LANG ALAM SA LG? LOL.

      SA MGA IPINAKITA MO AY WALA KA NAMAN IPINAKITA NA LG Optimus L7-II( P713) ????? asan ba….?
      P713 ???? S.E.A. VERSION ????

      F.Y.I. Don’t rely on GsmArena kasi BIASED at INCOMPLETE LAGI YAN PAG LG PAG UUSAPAN…

      OPTIMUS G PRO nga DI NILA NILAGAY ang GORILLA GLASS………..lol

      check mo oh!!http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_g_pro_e985-5254.php

      KAYA BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME PRE AH…

    • @thefuck

      yan ang hirap sa katulad mo copypaste lng ang ginagawa pero hindi nagbabasa?

      yang sinasabi mo na kinuha mo sa GsmArena ay

      HINDI YAN LG L7-II South East Asian VERSION.
      also Known as LG P713.

      KAYA PAG MAY TIME BAGO MAG POST BASA-BASA NAMAN AH PARA DI NAPAPAHIYA…

      GsmArena? hindi lahat ng mababasa mo dyan sa site na yan ay katotohanan ANG DAMING MALI NA INFORMATION SA SITE NA YAN..

      T.Y.

  8. elie says:

    parang mali tong info MediaTek 7575 1.0GHz

  9. Marimae says:

    you did not indicate the price! its the most important thing to consider when buying! agghh

  10. gwiyumiXE says:

    for a 1ghz single core mtk6575 cpu(optimus l5 II), di bgay sa price na 7990..

    #overpriced!!

    • L5-2new user me says:

      nope, its fine, a lot of good features to be considered.

      im satisfied it has a great display and itis actually a very good phone .

  11. Freeje says:

    MTK powered phones? Good for the masses.

  12. James says:

    May promo pa po ba next time na tulad nito?

  13. Ariel says:

    Where to buy this phone? Yung LG Optimus L7 II? Ang how much po yung price? Thanks. :)

  14. MobileRana says:

    I also bought my LG L5II at SM MOA despite the huge crowd. Really good quality! I love my new LG L5II! If you’re interested in buying 1 din, this is my personal take: http://mobilevickyrana.blogspot.com/2013/05/quick-guide-to-lgs-optimus-l5-ii.html

    Hope you find it useful!

  15. Cocong says:

    I bought an LG P713 (L7-II) and I so love it. captured pics are more vivid, with 2460mah na battery, tapos naka gorilla glass 2 pa. very excellent phone at that rate. Kaya lang, 1 month ko lang siya nagamit. Put#%$ !n# kasi yang mga snatcher na yan, kelan pa ba mauubos ang lahi nyo?

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