LG Optimus L1 II

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6.8/10
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The LG Optimus L1 II currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Compact, portable, and easy to hold
  • Runs a relatively new version of Android
  • Affordable pricing

What's bad

  • Limited amount of memory
  • Small, low-resolution touchscreen display
  • Poor camera
  • Limited internal storage

The LG Optimus L1 II lacks the latest hardware and software specs but looks to be an acceptable choice for a basic, starter phone. PhoneArena describes the Optimus L1 II as a "nice little phone that works fine for the most part." They also mention that it is backed up by the support and credibility of a company as large as LG.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
3"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

That 3-inch screen is too small for a perfectly enjoyable experience...

- Victor H., PhoneArena
TrustedReviews

The LG L1 II is one of the sturdiest entry-level smartphones we’ve seen, but that doesn’t stop it suffering from the same issues as many budget phones. Its screen is dire and the 2-megapixel camera is as good as having no camera at all. The L1 II’s sub £50 price tag is hard t...

- Luke Johnson, TrustedReviews


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Common Questions


LG released the Optimus L1 II on September 3, 2013.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Optimus L1 II user manual here.


LG backs up the Optimus L1 II with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Optimus L1 II has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
3"

The LG Optimus L1 II's screen size is 3 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A5 Single core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) 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 20.8 days standby time.

Optimus L1 II Specs

Overview
Release date September 3, 2013
Regions available Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor ARM Cortex-A5 Single core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM 512 MB
ROM 4 GB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.8 W/kg
Body: 1.2 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, 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
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 20.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Indigo Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.3 x 5.9 x 1.2 cm (4.1 x 2.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 106 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 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density 133 pixels
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, 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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
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 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
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 Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Self-timer, White balance, Cheese shutter
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 MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, 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 No
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 Optimus L1 2, E410

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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

The camera is barebones and browsing is an exercise in frustration

from PhoneArena

The LG Optimus L1 II price gravitates around $100 off contract with slight differences across markets, but it’s clearly at the bottom of Android’s pricing tiers. You can get even lower prices, but those would be for phones from lesser known brands from China that lack the support and credibility of a company like LG...

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The LG Optimus L1 II price gravitates around $100 off contract with slight differences across markets, but it’s clearly at the bottom of Android’s pricing tiers. You can get even lower prices, but those would be for phones from lesser known brands from China that lack the support and credibility of a company like LG.

Overall, we can safely say that the LG L1 II is a nice little phone that works fine for the most part. That 3-inch screen is too small for a perfectly enjoyable experience, but LG’s skin covers its flaws most of the time, and operation is fairly (even surprisingly) smooth. Sure, the camera is barebones and browsing is an exercise in frustration, but those are common issues in low-end devices.

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TrustedReviews

Manages to squeeze most things in

from TrustedReviews

The LG L1 II is one of the sturdiest entry-level smartphones we’ve seen, but that doesn’t stop it suffering from the same issues as many budget phones. Its screen is dire and the 2-megapixel camera is as good as having no camera at all. The L1 II’s sub £50 price tag is har...More

The LG L1 II is one of the sturdiest entry-level smartphones we’ve seen, but that doesn’t stop it suffering from the same issues as many budget phones. Its screen is dire and the 2-megapixel camera is as good as having no camera at all. The L1 II’s sub £50 price tag is hard to argue with, but at this price you are still better to opt for the Vodafone Smart Mini.

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User Reviews


Sheena

It is amazing for the price.

Costs less than an old school flip phone style. If you cant really afford a smart phone, think again!

Dont mind this phone one bit

I dont mind this phone one bit. It does what I need it to do. I mean, what they say is true. You get what you pay for. People pay 80.00 for a phone and expect it to be a saving grace. It makes calls, it sends texts, plays games and wakes me up in the morning.If you are paying next to nothing for a phon...More
I dont mind this phone one bit. It does what I need it to do. I mean, what they say is true. You get what you pay for. People pay 80.00 for a phone and expect it to be a saving grace. It makes calls, it sends texts, plays games and wakes me up in the morning.If you are paying next to nothing for a phone and expect more than that, you are just greedy and unreasonable. I had another Android and it took 5 minutes to open a text, type a reply and then reply. This one is a god send at how fast it is compared. Less
Billy Renfield

Has all you need in a phone, also it isn't MASSIVE like moto g, fantastic

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