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LG Optimus L5 Smartphone Review - Performance

LG's mid-range Optimus L5 gets reviewed, how does it fare for a mid-range Android-based smartphone?

| Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 70%      Manufacturer: LG

Performance

 

The LG Optimus L5 comes with a single-core processor clocked at 800MHz, and for $199 that it just OK in my books. These days, a dual-core processor is not going to cost that much more for LG to opt for, but that's out of my control.

 

The performance on the phone again, coming from higher-end smartphones, feels oh-so-slow. Sliding from left to right on the home screen feels fine, but going into applications such as Facebook or Gmail can take a little while to actually load up and begin displaying content.

 

I noticed that connecting to a call and waiting for the dial tone, actually took a little longer than I'm used to. Not that this is a huge downside, but it is something worth noting. I don't normally notice this because it feels at "average" length on other phones, but this felt like it was definitely slower than other smartphones.

 

Downloading applications from the Google Play store felt fine, until they were downloaded and begun installing. Installing them took longer than usual which would be from its internal hardware, but if you even tried to download another application and have it ready to install, things began to reach snail pace. Again, Optimus L5 is just $199.

 

The included 5-megapixel rear-facing shooter is not too bad, but because of the internal hardware being slow, it can take a while for a picture to not only snap, but focus and capture. We've taken some shots with the Optimus L5's camera - and for a $199 phone, they don't actually look too bad at all.

 

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And we have a special one here, my amazing niece making a face - she didn't think I was serious when I said I'd put this in my review on TweakTown, but I'm known as her Troll Uncle. Ha!

 

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Below we have some video samples.

 

 

 

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