Specs summary

Screen
3.5"

The LG L40's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A7 Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1540mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1540 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 14.6 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), 300 minutes (3G).





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A strong overall bundle with minor restrictions

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LG presents a compact smartphone with an entry-level SoC for a low price dubbed L40. The buyer gets a bright, high-contrast, and viewing angle stable IPS screen that, however, struggles with a low resolution and an intensely reflective screen surface.

Owing to the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, the L40 is up-to-date. Furthermore, newcomers on the smartphone market will find an intuitive and usually smooth usage owing to the Easy UI. The application performance is absolutely enough for routine tasks, such as Internet browsing, messaging or sending mails, and even allows an occasional game although the small screen will likely be a limiting factor. The extremely small internal storage of 4 GB is annoying in routine use. Only about 1.5 GB net are available for apps. At least the storage can be expanded via a micro-SD card.

The camera units and speaker are not compelling. Unfortunately, the speech quality is also poor. That is twice as unfortunate because the battery is very long-lasting, and even removable. Besides that, LG's L40 supplies software features from the upper range, such as Knock-Code or Knock-On, and the optional guest access allows parents, for example, to control their children's smartphone use.

Newcomers looking for an uncomplicated smartphone, or buyers simply wanting an affordable second device might find it in LG's L40. Users who put value on a larger, sharper screen, and a somewhat better configuration for a similarly low price should take a closer look at LG's L70. An in-depth review will be available in a few days time. 

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LG presents a compact smartphone with an entry-level SoC for a low price dubbed L40. The buyer gets a bright, high-contrast, and viewing angle stable IPS screen that, however, struggles with a low resolution and an intensely reflective screen surface.

Owing to the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, the L40 is up-to-date. Furthermore, newcomers on the smartphone market will find an intuitive and usually smooth usage owing to the Easy UI. The application performance is absolutely enough for routine tasks, such as Internet browsing, messaging or sending mails, and even allows an occasional game although the small screen will likely be a limiting factor. The extremely small internal storage of 4 GB is annoying in routine use. Only about 1.5 GB net are available for apps. At least the storage can be expanded via a micro-SD card.

The camera units and speaker are not compelling. Unfortunately, the speech quality is also poor. That is twice as unfortunate because the battery is very long-lasting, and even removable. Besides that, LG's L40 supplies software features from the upper range, such as Knock-Code or Knock-On, and the optional guest access allows parents, for example, to control their children's smartphone use.

Newcomers looking for an uncomplicated smartphone, or buyers simply wanting an affordable second device might find it in LG's L40. Users who put value on a larger, sharper screen, and a somewhat better configuration for a similarly low price should take a closer look at LG's L70. An in-depth review will be available in a few days time. 

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 31, 2014
Regions available United Kindom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 14.4, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.29 W/kg
Body: 1.08 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1540 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time 300 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 300 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 14.6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 4.3 x 2.3 x 0.5 cm (1.7 x 0.9 x 0.2 in)
Weight 114 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density 165 pixels
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Self-timer, White balance, Voice activation, Exposure, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG D160

Also available in a dual-SIM model. (LG D170)
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