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LG Optimus L5 2 review

Is the awkward second album better than before?

As has been mentioned time and again, internet browsing is becoming increasingly important whilst on the move. As shocking as it may seem for a device that is pitched right down in the budget end of the market, the LG Optimus L5 2 doesn't come with a 4G connection.

LG Optimus L5 2 review

With LTE chips still generally being the preserve of the highest end flagship devices, and with 4G connections still not being massive in the UK, we can more than forgive its exclusion, especially with 3G speeds still being more than enough for the 1GHz processor to take.

In terms of browser offering, LG has made 2 different browsers available; stock Android or Google Chrome.

We don't ever see anybody using both, so it would have been nice for LG to make at least one of them removable.

When it comes to choosing which browser is the best, it's very much a case of 'flip a coin'. Both browsers are very well stocked, and provide a near identical experience to the user. Speed differences between browsers are also negligible.

We personally recommend Chrome, as it ties in better with the Chrome desktop experience, but don't take our word for it, as both allow you to access your bookmarks on the go. Incognito browsing is also available through both browsers.

LG Optimus L5 2 review

Neither browser supports automatic text reflow, however both support certain levels of zoom.

The native browser requires you to pinch to zoom, and then double tap the screen, with text reflowing then.

Chrome requires a double tap, but only zooms to make the text fit the page, without customising the zoom level.

Offline viewing is also available, saving the pages as images. Whilst functional, this means that there is no ability to open links within the page, even when your data connection returns.

Standard Android options include the ability to exit text easily. Long pressing on an area of text brings up two sliders, marking the beginning and end of highlighted text.

LG Optimus L5 2 review

These can be adjusted to you select as much, or as little text as needed, then tapping again to copy the words to the clipboard.

Elsewhere in the settings, there are varying toggles, such as the useful ability to turn off image loading and disable plug ins, ideal for those on restrictive data plans.

Settings also highlights the security features on offer, such as password management and location features.

The internet browsing on the LG Optimus L5 2 was little more than functional.

On the hardware side, the screen is bright enough, and everything always appears sharp and the single-core processor didn't slow the browsing experience down enough to warrant any real comment.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory4 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value0.87 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyOptimus L5 II
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100, GSM 850
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time10 Hour
Product ModelE460
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution800 x 480
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)103.3 g
Processor CoreSingle-core (1 Core)
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density233 ppi
Height117.5 mm
Width62.2 mm
Depth9.2 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time550 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameOptimus L5 II E460 Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Product LineOptimus L5 II
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Orientation Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberLGE460.AGBRBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing InformationSEAMLESS LAYOUT

The rounded contours and clean lines are more than just easy on the eyes as they come together to create a form that fits nicely in your palm and is a dream to hold.

RADIANT REAR DESIGN

Get noticed with a rear design that gleams brilliantly as it grabs attention with its shimmering textured finish.

LASER CUT CONTOUR

Discover aesthetics you don't know could exist on a phone with the laser-etched detailing that makes it look even slimmer than it actually is.
Limited Warranty1 Year