LG Optimus L5
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  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5

LG Optimus L5

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Key Features
  • Display Size 4 Inches
  • Operating System Android
  • RAM 512 MB
  • Rear Camera 5 MP
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LG Optimus L5 - Expert Reviews


LG Optimus L5 with its 9.8 mm sleek and compact dimensions turns out to be a well designed Android handset. Its design is inspired from LG’s own  PRADA 3.0 series handsets. Like its close cousins, LG Optimus L3 and LG Optimus L7, it also boasts Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating platform and its display is also equipped with “Floating Mass Technology”. It has another added attraction in form of NFC connectivity.

Precisely, LG has used every fancy ingredient to make this handset a tasty treat for the buyers in the mid-range segment. Yet, the flaws of the handset don’t go unseen. The custom user interface, that LG fondly refers to as, 3.0 UI is an absolute letdown. It ruins the fun factor associated with the advanced and latest Google’s ICS operating platform. Both the cameras of LG Optimus L5 are also a letdown. The video recordings are extremely poor, there isn’t any camera button for taking shots and camera interface is slow.

 We do admire certain things in LG Optimus L5 but as it is essentially a smartphone, it should be extremely user-friendly and convenient to use, which it is not. One will not enjoy the goodness of ICS because of that paltry hardware and not ‘up to the mark’ kind of software used inside. The NFC connectivity is its definite plus and so also is its slim design, ergonomic shape and solid body make. Also, it is an affordable ICS device but the LG Optimus L5 really seems to lack that “wow” factor even for the budget buyers. It is expected that LG Optimus L5 will unveil during Q3. By that time, we guess it will cost you well under Rs. 15K.





Operating system and UI

If  the aim is to fetch a phone with Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating system at a low price, LG Optimus L5 can be one choice. But that doesn’t change the fact that this mid range phone has a totally messed up user interface. The custom UI layer that LG has applied on the embedded ICS operating system, in case, of LG Optimus L5 gives Gingerbread (an OS which falls far below in competency) like user experience rather than that of ICS (version 4.0.3). The menu buttons of the phone are a headache to use and the Home button has been outrightly copied from Samsung devices. There are so many useless effects that the so-called refurbished LG custom UI overlay has rendered. The circular transition effect on the Home screen is an absolute eye-sore. There are issues when one presses the “Recent Apps” button as it simultaneously opens the menu settings for both themes and launcher.

The 800MHz cortex A8 core processing unit is also quite incapable in terms of handling the latest ICS operating system. Henceforth, there are frequent lags, experienced more, when one has to switch between the apps quickly, do gaming, extensive browsing and swipe between the homescreens. There is no room for doubt that a better UI and powerful processor were required, if LG Optimus L5 was to function properly.

Optimus L5 is a nice midrange Android smartphone but has nothing to boast when it comes to user interface functionality also. You are only partially right if you find it a decent choice because Optimus L5 is very poor in UI functionality and gives a terrible user experience on the whole.

Other Features

Following the latest trend, LG Optimus L5 does not come with a FM radio. It just has a standard media player with album art cover and other fancy settings to amuse the users. It has the ability to play most of the standard formats as MP3/WAV/eAAC+ music formats.


LG Optimus L5 does downright poor video recording. It is a dual camera phone but both the cameras are not impressive. The primary camera clocked at 5 megapixels has LED flash and many editing options. One can use varied scene modes, effects, auto-focus mode etc. but yet the picture quality remains so-so. Neither, it clicks good photos nor videos. Despite of a LED flash, the resultant snapshots in the night are also of poor quality.

Plus, the camera application is slow and there is no camera button. One has to tap the touch-screen for taking the shot or start the video recording. The front camera is a VGA camera with 640x480 pixels resolution and can’t even shoot 720p videos. On the whole, LG guys haven’t seriously done anything for the camera.


There are no complaints with the 4.0 inch capacitive TFT screen of the device as it comes with “floating mass technology”. It is very lively and bright.  

Web browsing on the phone is delightful not only because of the high 3 G network speeds but also because of this massive display that shows everything in perfect clarity.

The phone has a typical HTML type web browser to let the users carry out all the web-based applications. However, if one is keen on using Instant Messengers and requires extensive e-mailing via Optimus L5, it is suggested that one downloads the third party application from Android Market. It is so because the QWERTY touch keypad of Optimus L5 is well spaced but not very accurate. To avoid lags while typing messages, chatting and e-mailing, this app could be used and it will ease the effort greatly.


LG Optimus L5 has both internal and external memory. It accepts 32 GB microSD cards but it’s RAM and internal memory specs are still under wraps.

Other Features

LG Optimus L5 comes with the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. A whole range of new games and apps are available on the Android Market for this new operating system. There is access to Google Play which is the best place to download and play motion-based games and 3D games.

However, the processor of the phone can create problems while gaming due to its incapability to handle heavy graphics and intense gaming.


There is a 1500 mAH battery unit in LG Optimus L5 and how well it will complements the functionality of this device, is yet to be known.


LG Optimus L5 has awesome connectivity feature in form of NFC connectivity.  Henceforth, the Tag+ system of LG can be used over LG Optimus L5 and one can also make contactless payments through it. The standard connectivity features are also available.  There is Bluetooth with A2DP, microUSB v2.0 and Wi Fi.

Other Features

LG Optimus L5 is expected to launch in the mid-range segment. This new Android phone has to face challenges because much better and extremely affordable smartphones from most reliable brands already exist, in there.

HTC One S is a mid-range handset that is capable of giving very tough competition to LG Optimus L5. It has much better specifications, for instance, it has a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz embedded inside. However, when we give a quick look at the currently available specs list of LG Optimus L5, it looks like a “hit and miss” kind of smartphone. The single-core 800 MHz processor of Optimus L5 stands nowhere near to its processor in terms of speed, efficiency and functionality. Moreover, LG Optimus L5 uses ICS operating system but the LG’s custom “3.0 UI" overlay has contaminated it and one does not get the desired, fun-filled experience of this lovely software, in practice. While, HTC One S offers Android ICS OS with HTC Sense 4 UI. One can't get better UI than this one. It makes web browsing, emailing, messaging and all other functions extremely easy. HTC One S has a 8 megapixels camera with BSI sensor and LED flash. The phone also does HD video recording in exceptional quality. To counter tha NFC connectivity, HTC One S offers DLNA media streaming feature.



LG Optimus L5 - User Reviews

Good , Based on 106 ratings
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4 18 
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LG Optimus L5 E612 : Good for those who want big screen @12K. Others keep away!
by Dijeesh on 2012-09-06

I bought LG Optimus L5 E612 from Sulekha a month ago, only cuz it was not available in Flipkart. I share my experiance here for the prospective buyers..

1. User interface: Good (4/5)

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Upgrade to the latest android version and The phone works much better
by AITIJHYA MALLICK on 2012-10-25

I bought it from a shopping mall and using it for one year.

This Phone has many good things like quality 3gs/WIfi but bad Call receiving sound quality but if upgraded to current version of

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by Nikhil Yeram on 2012-12-18

THE SERVICE OF FLIPKART IS VERY GOOD AND FAST...m using this phone from sme couple of days...n m fully satisfied with it, it got sme very nice pre installed apps, it isnt dat fast buhhh its ok. no

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A good deal worth 12k..!
by Sunny Chowdhury on 2012-08-24

What else do we expect from LG for a phone worth 12k..
It has ICS which is a boon as compared with the phone of it's range like SAMSUNG ACE DOUS n all are still stuck with Gingerbread...!

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Proud owner of this product.
by sanal on 2012-09-02

Its good phone in its price range.The screen is just gr8,battery lasts for one and half day with heavy internet use.games work smoothly(havn't tried hd games)good music clarity and the stock headset

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by sathish Kumar on 2013-02-26

A very good phone, with android 4.0.
Kindly avoid downloading more applications, becoz this has only 800Mhz, so it will be slow if you start downloading lot many apps.
WIFI singal receiving

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click it if u want a budget worth phone:)))))))))))
by alexis chacko on 2013-02-15

to be frankj this is an aswsome phone ya its cons are not neligble but its pros are just awfully suprising i m been using this fr past a month the first week i felt its a bit lagging on each app i

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Good phone...but not gr8
by Pushkar Khedekar on 2012-12-29

dis smartphone frm lg has pros in its design , internal memory, sound , touch,ram .
however it has cons in its camera..... evn though it boasts of 5mp camera wid touch focus.... however dis touch

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Value for Money
by Karthik Srinivasan on 2013-02-10

Nice phone for the price. Although the price was about 2K higher when I bought this. Which was about 4 months before the date of this review.

Large display
Good touch

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The best in the particular price range!
by Raman Saripalli on 2012-09-09

Just and awesome phone! no doubt about that! Things that stand out:

1.Large display(4 Inch) which is just awesome to run apps and play games
2.4gb internal memory which is quite a lot

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LG Optimus L5 Specifications

General Features
  • Announced 2012, February
  • Brand LG
  • Handset Color Black, White
  • Model Name E612
  • Network Type GSM
  • Status Available
  • Display Size 4 Inches
  • Display Type LCD TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 480 x 320 pixels
  • Display Color 16M
  • Display Features Multi-Touch Screen, Touch Sensitive Controls
  • Horizontal Pixel 480
  • Vertical Pixel 320
  • Rear Camera 5 MP
  • Front Camera No
  • Flash Yes, LED Flash
  • Video Yes, 640 x 480 pixels(VGA)@30 fps, Recording Formats : MP4
  • Camera Features Geo-tagging, Touch Focus
  • Internal Memory 2 GB
  • Extendable Memory Yes, Up to 32 GB
  • RAM 512 MB
  • Operating System Android
  • Processor 1 GHz, Dual-Core
  • GPU Adreno 200
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon
  • User Interface Optimus 3.0
  • Operating Frequency GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz / 3G : 900/2100 MHz
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Browser HTML
Data & Internet
  • 4G No
  • 3G Yes
  • EDGE Yes, Class 12
  • GPRS Yes, Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
  • Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with (A2DP)
  • NFC Yes
  • GPS Yes, With A-GPS Support
  • USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
  • Music Player Yes, MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
  • Video Player Yes, 3GP, AVI, DivX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV
  • Radio Yes, Built-In Antenna
  • Games Yes
  • Alert Types MP3, Vibration
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • Audio Jack Yes
  • Battery Type Li-ion
  • Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
  • Talk Time Up to 10 hrs (2G) / Up to 9 hrs 20 mins (3G)
  • Max Stand-by Time Up to 900 hrs (2G) / Up to 900 hrs (3G)
  • Form Factor Bar
  • Dimensions 114 x 67 x 9.6 mm
  • Weight 122 gms
  • Input Method Touchscreen
Other Features
  • SIM Size Mini SIM
  • SIM Option Single SIM
  • Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity
  • SAR Value 0.74 W/kg (head), 0.85 W/kg (body)
  • Business Features Yes
  • Important Apps Gmail, Google, G-Talk, Maps, YouTube
  • In The Box Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, User Manual
  • Additional Features Improved Text Input, Spell Checking, New Lock Screen Actions, Quick Memo, LG Smart World, Games, MMS Enabled, 50 GB Drop Box, Resizable Widgets, Threaded SMS, PC Sync
  • Warranty 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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