In 2012, the segments of Android-smartphone, the phones supports two SIM cards are gaining more popularity. The major players are three producers showed their self even before the most popular operating system are Fly, LG and Samsung. Today we have brought you the review of an Android Dual SIM smartphone of LG i.e. LG Optimus L5 Dual SIM which is also known as LG E615.
Design and Ergonomics
There are four main changes in L5 and LG Optimus L5 Dual SIM First – Dual SIM label on the front panel near the manufacturer’s logo. Second – no mechanical keys below the display “Home” because of the need to accommodate a single touch buttons to change the priority of SIM-cards. Just like in the LG Optimus L3 and L3 Dual SIM. The third difference a figure at the back. Fourth – a slot for a second SIM-card.
Interface and Software
LG Optimus L5 Dual SIM Smartphone is running on the operating system Android 4.0.4 with a proprietary interface Optimus UI 3.0. The interface is even has smaller differences, they all boil down to having additional options to control the SIM-cards. Each SIM can set the icon, the color theme, data and work in roaming.
Individual settings are present in the “Call Settings”, “Mobile Networks” and “sound.” As with most similar devices, third-generation networks are supported only by the first slot. In the sound settings menu item is present “quiet time.” With it you can set up a separate profile of sound, where you can specify the day of the week, the period and include a vibrate mode, if necessary. For example, every working day from 22:00 to 7:00, the smartphone will automatically disable all sound alerts by going to the silent mode.
One of the widely promoted by the new interface features Optimus UI 3.0 is the function QuickMemo. To call the menu has a separate shortcut in the system tray, or simultaneously press the volume keys. QuickMemo main advantage is that it can be called from any menu, whether it’s a phone call (to record numbers), maps Google (for taking notes).
As in much of the Dual SIM-smart phones, as the hardware platform, a solution from Qualcomm is there in LG Optimus L5 Dual SIM. This smartphone is consists of Qualcomm MSM7225A – ARMv7 single-core processor, clocked at 800 MHz graphics core, Adreno 200. RAM – 512 MB and 4 GB to install applications, expandable with memory cards. Performance and speed on the same smartphone LG Optimus L5 level, but the work was higher. When it comes time to work, then at 100% brightness and 100% CPU load, LG Optimus L5 Dual SIM lasted 4 hours 56 minutes, while the L5 Dual SIM – 5 hours 19 minutes. The difference is not huge, but in normal use, these 23 minutes are equivalent to 3.2 hours of operation.
A few months ago, we assumed that the value of LG Optimus L5 by the end of summer to fall to $ 200-220. The recommended price for LG Optimus L5 Dual SIM is $300. In this price range there is only one competitor – Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos, its review will appear on the following week. Smart phones differ only in screen sizes, in all other specs is similar. If the choice of the more affordable models, we advise to pay attention to the devices of Fly, among expensive – HTC Desire V, Samsung Galaxy S Duos.
+ Build quality
+ Best in class while the presence of the AF + camera
+ Loud spoken and multimedia speakers
+ interface Optimus UI 3.0
+ Speed and precision drawing interface
+ Ability to use the volume control buttons or commands when using the camera
+ Large Font
– viewing angles
– No light sensor
– Outdated graphics core
This was all regarding the review of LG Optimus L5 Dual SIM smartphone and its performance.