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LG Optimus L90
LG Optimus L90
LG Optimus L90
LG Optimus L90
LG Optimus L90

Informr score
The LG Optimus L90 currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • No pre-installed bloatware
  • IR blaster
  • Price
  • Battery life
  • MicroSD support

What's bad

  • Weak camera
  • No LTE support
  • Lower resolution display
  • Limited internal storage

While the flagship and entry-level markets are heating up, finding a good mid-market phone can be a little difficult. LG hopes to remedy that with their Optimus L90. While the phone is big on features, it is relatively small on price. Does it meet LG’s goals and, more importantly, do you want to own one? Let’s see what the reviews have to say!

One of the first things noted by many reviews was the size of the device. With a 4.7-inch 960-by-540-pixel screen, the phone is definitely larger than many of the other prepaid budget-conscious models out there. While reviews all noted that the screen was very bright and colors were vibrant, the resolution was met with so-so reviews. TechRadar described the screen, stating, “quality isn't overly fantastic.”

The phone is housed in a plastic chassis. Reviews noted that while it was obviously a metal-free design, that the build quality was sturdy overall. Many questioned the self-healing coating that LG touted on the rear of device as well. CNet put it to the test with a set of car keys and found that it “worked well” but also noted that if your hands were sweaty that the coating could get quite slippery.

Powering the phone, you’ll find a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. This is certainly enough for most apps, a little multitasking and even some gaming. TechRadar put it through its paces and declared “[we] didn't really experience any lag, although it's not exactly a high-octane performer.”

The device includes 8GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, most reviews found only 4GB was available to install apps or store files. If you plan on keeping your music collection on your device or playing games, you’ll want to pick up a microSD card to expand the storage.

The Optimus L90’s 5MP rear-facing camera received lackluster reviews as well. While it has a flash and the software received positive marks, CNet found that “the camera struggles with indoor settings” and most reviews noted graininess and muted colors in all but the best lighting conditions.

Overall, due to competitive pricing, the reviews on the phone were positive. CNet declared that it “offers a good amount of value” and called it a “top choice given its price and its specs.” TechRadar stated, “The LG L90 is a well equipped smartphone, if a little unspectacular.”

Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
2420 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Gadgets 360
Gadgets 360

LG is definitely making an effort, but it hasn't quite paid off thanks to some questionable decisions about pricing and feature inclusion.

- Jamshed Avari, Gadgets 360
PC Magazine
PC Magazine

The LG Optimus L90 is an exceptionally affordable, entry-level smartphone that matches and even exceeds some pricier options.

- Eugene Kim, PC Magazine

The LG L90 may not be the best with its display, but the overall package is certainly worth the price. Even though getting later android updates or getting developer support might be difficult, getting the latest version of android out of the box is quite a boost. LG’s innovative UI control ra...

- Avi Sharma, UnleashThePhones
Fone Arena
Fone Arena

At its market price, the LG L90 Dual is definitely costly, compared to other smartphones in this range. Even though it scores well in battery life and the performance, the display is average compared to smartphones like Moto G and it lacks ambient light sensor. If you are looking for a compact smart...

- Srivatsan, Fone Arena
Phone Scoop
Phone Scoop

The LG L90 offers what has become the quintessential LG experience in a device that is smaller and less expensive than its G Series flagships. The L90's hardware falls short of LG's best efforts, but the user interface and overall features a nearly neck-and-neck. The device is compact and well made,...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Optimus L90 user manual here.

LG backs up the Optimus L90 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Optimus L90 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

The LG Optimus L90's screen size is 4.7 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat (Update Available: 5.0 Lollipop) operating system (OS).

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2420 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 6 days standby time.

Optimus L90 Specs

Release Date April 22, 2014
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat (Update Available: 5.0 Lollipop)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.57 W/kg
Body: 1.06 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
4x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Time catch shot, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
VGA (640 x 480)+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 234 pixels
Size 4.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2420 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 6 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.2 x 6.6 x 1.0 cm (5.2 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 124 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): LG D415
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